Always Watching / by Lynette Eason. (Elite Guardians, 1) 6.20.2016

Revell ISBN 9780807723262

Adult Rating: 4

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–and 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 that grabs 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 differs slightly from other romantic suspense novels because it features a woman carrying a gun on its 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, worthy2read.wordpress.com