The Watcher

The Watcher
by Melanie Moreland

Release Date: Available Now

My review:

Have you met any of the leading men in the aptly named ‘Men of Hidden Justice’ series by Melanie Moreland?  Lead characters from the first three books in the series make appearances in parts of this romantic suspense story, but you needn’t have read those before you can enjoy “The Watcher”. Reading this book felt like watching a movie, if you understand what I mean.

Damien is part of Hidden Justice and operates Elite Security. He’s the man behind the scenes, watching and making things happen. He excels at using computers and technology in every conceivable way. Few things in life taken by surprise anymore, but when a beautiful young woman rushes into the pub where he’s relaxing one night and throws herself into his arms seeking help, it’s certainly not something he expected. Raven is a schoolteacher whose bad luck with men is at an all-time low; she has a stalker. Although there is instant attraction and powerful chemistry between Damien and Raven, her mysterious stalker is much more than an annoyance … he could be a deadly complication. The main characters have powerful personal chemistry that flares to life from their very first meeting and continues to light up the whole story. Damian and Raven are both likable characters, with feelings that absolutely believable given their respective situations. He manages to be strong, steady, and in control without being controlling in a negative way at all. Raven is caught up in a situation that’s becoming increasingly terrifying She needs help, but she’s not helpless.

I thought the dialogue was well-written and added to the depth of the characters, while it  simultaneously pulled me more and more deeply into the book. Secondary characters in this story are interesting and varied, and add humor, drama, and realism at different points. I thought the twists and turns were excellent, and I must tell you that Damian and Raven truly earn their happy conclusion. The author set the stage for the next book in this series, and I’m really looking forward to it!

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