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ISBN: 0671037803

ISBN13: 9780671037802

Someone to Watch over Me

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This description may be from another edition of this product. Discover the sensual and sweeping power of love in New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught's contemporary romances that will make "you laugh, cry, and fall in love again" ( RT Book Reviews...

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5 ratings

McNaught's best effort in years!

Judith McNaught is a classic romance writer. When I first started reading romance years ago, I read almost every one of her books. She wrote both contemporary and historical novels in the 80's and 90's and I have many favourites: Perfect, Kingdom of Dreams and Almost Heaven.. But her latest books like Night Whispers and Remember When have seemed stilted, awkward and unexciting. Well, I'm happy to report that Judith's "got her groove back" in Someone to Watch over Me. This book is an excellent page turner, full of warm, complex, wonderful characters and we get not just ONE love story but TWO! The plot has been explained by other reviewers so I won't repeat it. Just let it be said that I disagree with many of their opinions regarding the characters. First of all, I rate this book as highly as Perfect and Paradise, older McNaught novels where characterization was everything and romance permeated every page. One reviewer feels the heroine Leigh is "lacking in emotional maturity" - I found her to be warm, fragile and very sweet. Michael, her Knight in Shining Armour, is every romance reader's dream: a protective, helpful Bad Boy - cold on the outside but unbelievably caring towards his true love. The Sam and Mach story was very nicely done. Sam was amazing: smart as a whip, gorgeous but still vulnerable whereas Lieutenant Mitchell McCord was scarred, rugged and ever so capable. Both heroes and heroines have all the traits we expect as romance readers. McNaught's book did NOT disappoint. Bravo, Judith, we await more high quality books such as this one with great anticipation!

Great Modern Fairy Tale

There was a long wait after Night Whispers for a new McNaught novel, but after reading this book, I find that it was worth waiting for. The main characters are so vividly written that they seem like people you know. This book will not be easy to put down, you get caught up in the story right away - a perfect blend of mystery, suspense and romance. My favorite character was Michael Valente, who isthe ultimate fairy tale prince charming.It was great to finally have a romance book where there wasn't an overblown misunderstanding between the hero and heroine that tears them apart, so that the heroine has to swallow her pride and beg for forgivness. It was also fabulous to revisit characters from previous novels... Courtney Maitland and Joe O'Hare. Judith McNaught is one of the few authors who excels at writing both historical and modern day romances. Read this book, you'll really enjoy it.

if you are an old fan = 3.5 stars

I have been reading romance for a long time, this author is my favorite author of all time!! That said, this is not her best.. for that see Whitney My Love. This novel did one wonderful thing. I have begun to re read all of her past works. So.. if you are new to McNaught.. oh you have so many hours of wonderful reading. If not,well, enjoy a little reference to some old friends but you will complete your read in about 8 hours - not the depth of charaters from the early novels. While you will make friends with some new characters, don't expect to have that same desire to meet them again in the next installment. Happy Reading.

One word - WOW!

Someone to Watch Over Me is undoubtedly one of the best among Judith's novels - and a highlight for me as a fan of more than 12 years.. Leigh Kendall is a heroine who will remind you of other "innately good" female JM characters - think Elizabeth Cameron and Meredith Bancroft. It's much more of a traditional mystery than some other novels by JM we've read, which really surprised me... but she *is* Judith McNaught after all and she does NOT skimp on the romance. In fact, there are not one but two men in this book who you will definitely want to curl up with during this snowy winter we're having...I have to say it was worth every day of the long wait - For those who have been a little disappointed in more recent JM efforts, such as Night Whispers and Remember When, because they were much shorter than some of her earlier works, don't worry - this one is a nice, long well-rounded yarn you won't want to put down. Enjoy it.

Judith McNaught's BEST contemporary to date

This book was (for me) nothing short of superb. I loved the characters and felt they were marvelously developed and incredibly believable. The secondary characters (highly important in my opinion) were terrific and added so much to this book. We were also treated to some secondary characters from previous books which is a considerable bonus to me.The mystery kept me on the edge of my seat and I literally screamed out loud more than once. One friend I spoke with said she was "standing up pacing the floor as she read" because she was so extremely anxious. Any novel that can evoke that kind of response is to be venerated.I laughed and cried, sometimes almost simultaneously, and was happily and on occasion frantically carried through the web of intrigue, cliffhangers, uncertainty, intoxication and rapture that I am sure this author wished for her readers. The plot was an intricate weaving of captivating suspense and electrifying relationships combined to keep you on a roller-coaster ride until the last fulfilling, climactic moment.I highly recommend this book to anyone and everyone. Although it is a slight departure from her previous work, I think Judith McNaught hit it "out of the park" with Someone To Watch Over Me. You will not be disappointed. Run, do not walk, to buy this book!!
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