Review: ALWAYS WATCHING / by Lynette Eason

Always Watching / by Lynette Eason (Elite Guardians, 1)
Revell     ISBN     9780807723262
Adult     Rating: 5

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Bestselling author Lynette Eason kicks off a new romantic suspense series featuring a female-owned agency of female bodyguards.

In Always Watching, Olivia Edwards, part owner of the agency, learns one of her employee bodyguards is severely injured in the line of duty. Her employee was protecting Wade Savage, a radio psychiatrist, from a stalker, possibly a rabid fan. Olivia takes over bodyguard duty and tries to discover the stalker’s identity before the violence against Wade turns deadly.

Olivia’s team works around the clock to protect Wade, as the threats to Wade and his family — even Olivia — increase in intensity. Is the stalker behind everything that is happening to them? Is it more than a crazed fan? Can they stop the mastermind’s ultimate plan?

As always, Eason is a superb storyteller, weaving plot twists with her character development. Her fast-paced action keeps the reader on the edge-of-their-seat, with a realistic plot, grabbing the reader’s attention until the very end. The romance and faith are present but not overpowering. Violence in the story is appropriate but not too graphic.

Always Watching varies slightly from other romantic suspense novels because it features a woman carrying a gun on its cover. Kudos to Ms. Eason for trying something new on the cover! Without Warning (book 2) is coming out in late summer 2016.

Eason’s newest series will interest fans of DiAnn Mills, Dee Henderson, Dani Pettrey , and Irene Hannon. Recommended for adult collections in public libraries.

Carol R. Gehringer

Disclaimer: Book reviews are my opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.