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Review of Watch Over Me

Watch Over Me

Watch Over Me is the 7th book in the Danvers series by Sydney Landon. This is a contemporary romance, that is also an office romance.

Gwen Day has never been lucky in love, but now she’s betting on one man ready to care for her like no one ever has…

Fresh off of the most humiliating romantic disaster of her life, Gwen sees no reason not to get tipsy and throw herself at her sexy bad boy neighbor. But she never expected their one night stand to have consequences that would keep them together…or for his concern to turn into something that feels like it could last.

Dominic Brady has always admired Gwen from afar, and now that she’s single, he has no reservations about saying yes to one wild night. Soon he’s interested in a real relationship. But when their future is uncertain, Dominic is determined to show her that he takes care of what’s his. And that no matter what happens, he’s one man she can’t lose.

Although I read the first book in this series years ago, I can still remember it. That book was called Weekends Required. It wasn’t a perfect book by any means, but still heartfelt and romantic. Any book that you can still remember years later, even if only parts of it, says a lot about how good of a story it is.

Fast forward 7 books later and we have come to the story of Gwen Day, a person who works at Danvers International.

This is an odd sort of complicated love triangle that isn’t really a problem except for the people involved make it one. Basically, in a previous book Gwen briefly dated Mac. It wasn’t a match made in heaven since as you know (if you read the previous book) Mac went back with the love of his life and is now living happily ever after with Ava. Dom has always had a thing for Gwen but the problem is, he’s also Mac’s best friend and he happens to live next door to Gwen. Confused yet? I know, it takes a while to take it all in and it really helps if you read the previous novels in the series.

See what I mean about a little complicated?

Overall it’s a sweet love story with a few problems that could have been solved by the author doing just a bit more research into the subject matter. In fact, this is pretty common with the author.

Do I recommend Watch Over Me? Absolutely if you have enjoyed any of the other books in the Danvers series.  But if you haven’t really gotten into the series yet from the start, I might suggest a pass on this one. It’s a great continuation of the original story but if you haven’t invested yourself into the world of Danvers then it might not mean as much to you.


Stacei Fox

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