Someone to Watch Over Me by Jerrie Alexander

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Someone to Watch Over Me by Jerrie Alexander
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Short Story (96 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Poinsettia

Stacey McKinney returned to her home town to escape a stalker. When people around her turn up dead, she fears he’s found her. Is the maniac keeping his threat by killing off anyone who gets close to her?

A different kind of risk is also in town. The man who broke her heart has also come home. Their attraction is stronger and hotter than ever, but he walked away once. Will he do it again?

A bullet ended Cash Butler’s career as an Army Ranger. His life on his horse ranch is without complications until he hears Stacey is back in town. He was a kid when her dad used his wealth and power to drive him away. He’s not that kid any longer.

When Stacey goes missing, a search proves her stalker had followed her to Oak Hill. But he’s dead. Who killed him? And who has Stacey?

Stacey’s problems are multiplying by the minute.

Ms. Alexander packed a lot of history into a rather short book. Stacey’s fear and frustration are palpable, giving the story a real sense of urgency. I found myself racing through the pages wondering just how many people wanted Stacey dead. The list of likely suspects is short, but can Stacey and Cash look beyond their painful past in time to save Stacey’s life?

At first, Stacey and Cash are a complicated couple, but once they clear up a major misunderstanding, their relationship progresses very quickly. Since Stacey and Cash have a long history, I found it easy to believe they would become serious so soon. They make a great couple and certainly have chemistry to burn.

I do wish Stacey and Cash had been a bit more rounded. Stacey struck me as the typical rich girl trying to get out from under her father’s thumb. Cash is the classic poor boy trying to make it on his own and prove his worth. While I really enjoyed the plot of their story, Stacey and Cash never really moved beyond being character types in my mind. Despite this issue, Stacey and Cash are likable, and I enjoyed watching them reconnect.

While I managed to figure out who was behind Stacey’s disappearance, I was blindsided by the culprit’s motivation. Ms. Alexander revealed a huge twist right at the end of the story that I found confusing and a bit out of place. Despite this issue, I think the conclusion as a whole was satisfying, if a bit odd.

Someone to Watch Over Me is intense and fast paced. Looking for a fun book to spend the afternoon with? Someone to Watch Over Me might be the romantic suspense for you.

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  1. Thank you for reading and reviewing Someone to Watch Over Me! I appreciate your time and comments.

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