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Witness Protection Widow

(Winchester, Tennessee #5)

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  116 ratings  ·  80 reviews
Can the witness protection program keep her identity secret?

After Allison James finally escapes her marriage to a monster, she becomes the star witness in the case against her deceased husband's powerful crime family. Now it's up to US Marshal Jaxson Stevens, Ali's ex-boyfriend, to keep the WITSEC widow safe. But as the danger escalates and sparks fly, will Jax be able to
Paperback, 256 pages
Published January 21st 2020 by Harlequin Intrigue
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Dec 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

Debra Webb never disappoints! This was a truly excellent read!

This is the fifth book in the Winchester, Tennessee series in the Harlequin Intrigue line by Debra Webb.

I have mentioned this before but Harlequin Intrigue is my guilty pleasure series and Debra Webb is the author who sucked me back into Intrigues back in 2000-ish with “Safe By His Side”. I adore a good amnesia, stuck in a cabin story.

This book felt more like a standalone title. All the backstory from the previous four books
Beatrice Followill
Love this author's way of bringing to life , strong woman with great endurance, self reflection, strong heart ,mind and soul to all her characters .Allison is a widow of a crime boss and a witness to his murder , what she had to go through would break anyone, now her heart needs protected when her old love is the man in charge of keeping her safe . Great Suspense , strong lead characters , great read!
Maureen ~Bitch Can Write A Book
I have to say this was my favorite Harlequin Intrigue ever.

Fast paced story with good characters. I read this in about 2 hours...kept me glued!
Margaret Yelton
Dec 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received Witness Protection Widow from NetGalley and the publisher and this is my fair and honest review.

This is the fifth book in the Winchester, Tennessee series and as always Debra Webb doesn't disappoint. I read this book in one afternoon, this was a fast paced and action packed book. Although the book is part of a series it very easily can be read as a stand alone. I would definitely recommend this book to others.
I received this novel as a part of the Harlequin’s Carina Press Blog Tour Program. Thank you to Debra Webb, Harlequin Intrigue, Carina Press & NetGalley for a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review..

This was my first and only Debra Webb that I’ve read. I don’t think it will be my last! Witness Protection Widow was the fifth installment of the Winchester, Tennessee series, but I had no problems following along.

I really enjoyed Allison (Ali) James. Her character was so interesting
Robin Loves Reading
My Rating: 4.5 Stars

This is not the first book I have read with a big, bad marshal protecting a witness to try and keep her alive until she can testify. However, as I have already seen by reading a few of Debra Webb's books before, she never lets her readers down. This was a fast-paced story where bad guys were always on the heels of our pair.

We have Allison James, who is willing to die trying in her attempts to testify against her ex-father-in-law. Our second player is US Marshal Jaxson
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love a good police procedural novel, one that leaves you wanting to read more and keeps you hooked the entire way through. This one does just that, with a romantic twist in it as well, which I loved!

Jax and Ali have a romantic past, as he is her ex-boyfriend. Hearts were broken, feelings were hurt, and time has passed.. Ali has since moved on and gotten married, but have those feelings healed? When Jax is placed to protect Ali from her late husband’s crime family they are both struggling with
Donna Hines
"Can the witness protection program keep her identity secret?"
What an amazing set of characters with such an intriguing plot to this wonderful new romantic thriller by Debra Webb.
It all starts with Allison James who was involved with a toxic spouse who was ultimately killed by someone close to him.
As it turns out his family is more than just powerful as they are actually criminal with many connections in the dark world and beyond.
What a scary set of circumstances to be living on eggshells while
Cassie Luellman

This definitely lived up to being a Harlequin Intrigue book! I loved the suspense and the constant moving around Jax and Ali had to do. I wish I liked Jax as much as I liked the action of the story. He was not a character that I connected to at all. Also the ending was so abrupt that I was left feeling let down.

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Joyce Westmoreland
Alison went through Hell as the wife of a crime boss. Her heart is damaged and she survived horrors we can only imaging. Her first love is assigned to protect her until she can testify. He is angry and she is damaged. Their attraction is still strong. Can he keep her alive and forgive her for moving on without him? Can she ever bring herself to share with him what she went through after he left? Debra Webb can write a book that keeps you riveted to your seat. This is one of those books. It ...more
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Debra Webb for the ARC of Witness Protection Widow by Debra Webb that I read and reviewed on my own.
I really enjoyed this book which is part of Webb’s Winchester, Tennessee series so a number of familiar faces pop up to help and that adds to the story and to the book. As for the main characters Ali and Jax they both had history that had to be resolved while he was protecting her before she was going to testify against her ex father-in-law who killed her husband in cold blood over who
Cindy Reifel
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Allison James was married to a mob boss for 5 years, 3 of which she was his prisoner. When she saw her father in law murder his own son in front of her, she chose to escape. It took a while to get away but, once she made it to the FBI and was put in WITSEC, she felt a bit safer, for 6 months. Then she was moved. Now her US Marshall has been injured in a Car Accident and, she is sent another protector. Unfortunately, that U.S. Marshall is Jaxson Stevens, her ex boyfriend.
Jax has never stopped
Dec 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
this Book is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone. I have enjoyed this series and I really like Debra Webb’s writing style. Waiting for more books to be published
Maggie 劉美儒
If you're an avid Harlequin reader like myself and my mother, and my grandmother, you're probably acquainted with the name Debra Webb. I don't even remember a Harlequin without her stories, my favourites were the Colby Agency ones when I pilfered them from my grandmother's collection. So I was excited to be able to sign up for this tour with Harlequin featuring Debra Webb's latest, Witness Protection Widow . What I'm trying to say here, folks is, I got a copy of this book from the publisher so ...more
Stephanie (Once Upon a Chapter)
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-read
This review was originally posted on Once Upon a ChapterI received this book for free from Harlequin in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

It's been years, dare I say a solid decade?, since I've picked up a series romance novel. So when I was approached by Harlequin to review a few of their offerings I thought "Why not?" this could be fun! I (probably like most young teens) first dipped my toes into the romance world with series
Witness Protection Widow by Debra Webb is the fifth A Winchester, Tennessee Thriller. Alison James will testify in four days against the Armone crime family if she can stay alive until then. U.S. Marshall Branch Holloway has Alison stashed in a remote cabin and is supposed to be with her for the final few days. But then Branch is injured in a car accident and calls in U.S. Marshall Jaxson Stevens. Jaxson does not know it is Ali until Branch hands him the file. She is the one he let get away and ...more
Nancy Wolfe
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Allison James was married to a mob boss for five years; three of them as his prisoner. When she witnessed her father-in-law murder his own son in front of her; she knew she needed to escape. Once Allison finally got to to the FBI she was put in WITSEC. Finally, she felt safer than she had in a long time. Soon she learned she was to be moved, the U S Marshall who was protecting her was injured in an auto accident. The replacement turned out to be her former boyfriend...

Alison fell into this mess
Cathy Geha
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Witness Protection Widow by Debra Webb
Winchester, Tennessee #5

I really enjoyed this book and when I read a bit in the book that tweaked a memory of a book I had read previously I had to look up other books by this author and found out why “staying in a funeral home” triggered a memory – I had read book two in The Undertaker’s Daughter and Rowan and Brannigan are in that series though they play a much smaller part in this book.

So…this book…is romantic suspense with a second chance at romance for
Caitlyn Lynch
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When you unwittingly marry into the Mob, even the death of your husband isn’t an escape, as Allison James discovers. Fleeing for her life, her only hope is to take down those who would destroy her… by going to the FBI and testifying against them. Sent into witness protection, as the trial draws closer and the danger increases, when the marshal protecting her is seriously injured in a car crash, the last thing she needs is for his replacement to turn out to be Jax Stevens, her long-lost childhood ...more
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Can Being in Witness Protection Keep You Safe?

Five years ago Allison James made the mistake of her life. She married Harrison Armone, scion of a major crime family. At first things seemed perfect, but as Harrison challenged his father for control of the operation life became constrained to the point where she was almost a prisoner. Armone Senior didn’t take his son’s defection well. He shot him and Allison was a witness. She fled and is now in witness protection waiting to testify against her
Jill Jemmett
This is the first Harlequin romance that I’ve ever read. It is part of their line of thrillers, called Harlequin Intrigue.

Ali is in the witness protection program. She was a witness to her husband’s murder by his father. They were part of a crime family, and she had information about the crimes they had committed. Ali was assigned a marshal to look after her, but when he was injured, they had to call in another man. It turns out that the new marshal, Jax, and Ali used to be engaged. They spend a
Feb 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolutely fun book that I read when I was not well, and believe me, it pulled me deep into the story in spite of my headache.

Debra Webb is an amazing author, and the storyline, though familiar, still captivated me. A woman Allison hiding in witness protection, waiting for her testimony against her own father-in-law, was being protected by her first love Jaxson. Her hiding place was compromised, and they had to escape. On the run, sparks flew while being surrounded by an air of danger.

Donna (More Than a Review)
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Witness Protection Widow by Debra Webb is a romantic suspense that will keep you turning the pages at a break neck speed. It is part of a series but totally stands alone. I didnt realize it was part of a series until after I was half way through it and recognized some characters.

Ali and Jax were college sweethearts for 6 months. When Jax was offered the Marshall’s training it was his dream. Ali felt that she could not go with him. The author created a very realistic dilemma for the 20 somethings
Lisa Marie ~ Words We Love By
In Harlequin Intrigue's Witness Protection Widow Allison James is a week out of the trial where she will testify against her mob boss father-in-law for the murder of her husband. The marshal who has been watching over her has a car accident so he calls in a friend he trusts to watch over her. Enter Jax Stevens, rising U.S. Marshal, and Ali's ex-boyfriend and first love. Fate brings them back together but will they make it to the trial.

This is my first Harlequin Intrigue and my first Debra Webb
Stéphanie Louis
Feb 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
What I liked

First of all, I liked the pace of this book. It was fast-paced, which is just what I like in books. I never felt bored and especially I never felt the need to put down the book. I could have read it in one sitting if I wouldn’t have been in a reading slump.

Witness Protection Widow wasn’t a long book. Which means that you get through it pretty fast. Which is great, to be honest. I’ve been reading so many big books these past few months that this was an enjoyable surprise. I liked
Feb 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Witness Protection Widow has been an enjoyable ride. The main character’s fear is palpable from the first page, but because of a lack of information, it was hard for me to relate or even understand it at first.

Though, once the backstory is provided, the story takes on a new face. The stakes are more defined. The buildup is well executed and kept me on my toes throughout a good part of the book. The characters are relatable. I felt that Ali was incredibly sweet, but maybe too innocent for
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Allison James is in witness protection, hiding in a remote cabin. She had found out that the man she had married was the son of a major crime family a little too late to save him, but now she can try to save herself and put away the monster who hurt him. Will she make it to the trial as the star witness? Can the FBI keep her safe?

Jaxson Steven’s has come to protect a witness in a major trial after his fellow FBI agent and friend was hurt in an accident. What Jaxson doesn’t know, is that the
DJ Sakata
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Favorite Quotes:

It was hard to believe now that she hadn’t recognized her fairy-tale life was too good to be true. The trouble was, she had needed it to be true. Sometimes a need was so powerful that it overrode good sense.

She’d expected to possibly end up in a funeral home before this was over. She just hadn’t expected to be alive.

My Review:

Despite her prolific body of work, I had not sampled Debra Webb’s storytelling skills until recently stumbling into several books in her highly engaging
Jessica Figueroa
Jan 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Allison escaped from her toxic marriage and his family and needs to be alive to take down his crime family in court. Until then she needs to stay alive, unfortunately for her the guy who is supposed to make sure shes alive until the course date is her ex US Marshal Jaxson there is old hurt feelings and stuff they must now face as he makes sure shes protected at all costs.

I was expecting more action with this book and didnt get that but there was plenty of suspense to keep me going. I kept
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DEBRA WEBB is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 150 novels, including reader favorites the Shades of Death, the Faces of Evil and the Colby Agency series. She is the recipient of the prestigious Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense as well as numerous Reviewers Choice Awards. In 2012 Debra was honored as the first recipient of the esteemed L. A. Banks Warrior ...more

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