Wednesday, February 24, 2016

"Always Watching" by Lynette Eason

About this book:

  “The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have more than just skill and prowess in common--they're also all women. When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians in order to protect his son.
  But when Wade's bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap. Olivia's skills are about to be tested to the limit as Wade's stalker moves from leaving innocent gifts at his door to threatening those closest to him. Olivia has the feeling that she's next on the list. And to complicate things even further, she realizes that her heart may be in as much danger as her client.”

Series: Book #1 in the “Elite Guardians” series.

Spiritual Content- Prayers; Some Witnessing; A few Scriptures are quoted, read & mentioned; Talks about God & trust; ‘H’s are not capital when referring to God; Church; Olivia believes in God, but doesn’t like Him much (*spoiler* but at the end she goes back to Him. *end of spoiler*); Amy wonders if God hates her due to her panic attacks; Mentions of prayers & praying; Mentions of Church, Sunday School & a play; A few mentions of Heaven & eternity; A mention of Mandisa’s song, Overcomer;
*Note: A mention of feeling the presence of evil.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘heck’, a ‘idiot’, a “oh my g—“, a ‘oh my word’, two ‘shut up’s, twelve ‘stupid’s; A bit of sarcasm; Mentions of curses & horrible names (not written); Olivia tries not to cuss; All about a stalker & threats (semi-detailed); Darts, being drugged, darkness, Pain, Blood, Bombs, Explosions, Bullets & Knives (semi-detailed); Fires & Smoke (up to semi-detailed); Gunshots, shootings & shooters (up to semi-detailed); A dead body & smell (semi-detailed); Being ambushed, attempted murders (semi-detailed); Nightmares (up to semi-detailed); Panic attacks (semi-detailed); Many mentions of murders, strangulation, autopsies, & stalkers (up to semi-detailed); Many mentions of bombs (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of a mob, a fence, blood & a death (semi-detailed); Mentions of almost drowning (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of a suicide (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of drugs, drinking, parties & a drunk driver (up to semi-detailed).  

Sexual Content- a hand kiss, a cheek kiss, a head kiss, an almost kiss, & a semi-detailed kiss; Touches & Embraces (up to semi-detailed); Noticing; A bit of nearness; a ‘hot’; Mentions of jealousy & flirting; Mentions of parents & spouses who left; A couple mentions of a woman wanting an abortion (she didn’t though); A mention of an accused affair; Love, falling in love & the emotions.

-Olivia Edwards
-(Dr.) Wade Savage
                                         P.O.V. switches between them, Amy (4x), Maddy (Once), the watcher & the stalker (a few)
                                                        318 pages

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My personal Rating-
I might be a bit biased because I’m interested in Olivia’s profession, but I enjoyed “Always Watching”. However, I didn’t enjoy the blood or the stalker or the “oh my g—“ (it was cut off like that, but still made me frown.), so I can’t give it a higher rating. This was my first book by this author, and as far as suspense goes, I liked it. I totally called who the stalker was and, quite honestly, was proud when it was revealed who it was. ;) I really liked Olivia and can relate to her in some ways. I also really liked Charlie and hope he’ll be in more of the books! The cover is very clean and nice for the plot, I hope to continue the series as they come out.

See y’all on Friday with a new review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Revell) for this honest review.

1 comment:

  1. At first I thought this book was pretty good but a little slow, now that I finished it I take it back. The ending of this book is so awesome and scary! I stayed up all night reading and OH MY WORD! So awesome.