Watch your Back

Watch your Back

Book - 2014
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Baltimore Homicide Detective Stevie Mazzetti has suffered losses no woman should have to endure. And, despite it all, she's still a fighter. When she learns that her ex partner might have miscarried justice, she's determined to put the past to rights, even when she becomes a target. It's former Marine Clay Maynards job to see the risk in every situation, but he doesn't have to look hard to find the danger surrounding Stevie. Since the minute he first saw her, Clay has wanted to protect the wounded officer, and he started loving her not long after that. So when Stevie attracts the attention of a vicious psychopath, Clay will do whatever it takes to keep her alive. That is, if he can stay ahead of a killer with everything to lose, and something terrifying to hide
Publisher: New York, New York : Signet, [2014]
ISBN: 9780451414106
0451414101
Branch Call Number: ROSE K
Characteristics: 580 pages ; 18 cm

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eh875
Jan 24, 2019

Stevie Mazzetti is a tough cop, a single parent, and has a bullseye on her back. It seems the list of people wanting her dead is becoming longer every day. As she’s trying to recover from her latest near-death experiences, she is shot at in a restaurant on the anniversary of her husband’s and son’s deaths. She escapes with a graze but two people end up paying the ultimate price for being in Stevie’s vicinity.

Family, friends and coworkers keep telling her to lay low, but Stevie continues her quest for righting the wrongs of her ex-partner/dirty cop, Silas Dandridge. Will she back away from her job to protect herself and her daughter, or will Stevie continue to make enemies and eventually lose everything, including her life?

Stevie, Stevie, Stevie. This girl was really making me angry while reading this book. First, she pushes away Clay Maynard, a man who loves her and her child and wants to protect them. Then she continues to work as a cop with all these death threats around her. Stevie seems to put the needs of others above her daughter. In the end she did see the light, finally, but at what cost? I didn’t think it was worth it.

Then we have the very dreamy Clay Maynard. Clay is strong, protective and wants to be back in Stevie’s life. Stevie doesn’t want Clay in her life or to replace her late husband so she pushes him away. I really felt for the guy. But Clay hung in there and fought for Stevie and I was glad to see they were able to make it work.

Karen Rose sure knows how to write a villain. Todd Robinette, Robbie, was cold, calculating and unremorseful. He is fueled by vengeance against Stevie and his hate is a living, breathing entity that transmitted thoroughly. I’m always curious on how she does her research when constructing these bad guys. Another great read from Karen Rose.

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barryandlinda
Oct 10, 2017

Another very good book by Karen Rose. When someone wants detective Stevie Mazzeti dead so that she would stop investigating bad cops, Clay Maynard tries to keep her safe. He has been in love with her for a couple of years, but Stevie pushes him away. But after multiple attempts on her life and her daughter's life, she knows she needs his help. Can he win her back while trying to keep her safe is his question to himself. I really liked this book, but thought that it could have been a little shorter and still been very good.

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readsalot80
Jul 05, 2014

This is an interesting book about an injured cop trying to correct the wrongs done by her corrupt ex-partner. She places her life in danger, but what I found hard to believe was the danger she put her daughter in and why she didn't put her in a safe place. Otherwise, this is a fast paced, though violent book that is hard to put down.

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readsalot80
Jul 05, 2014

readsalot80 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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