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Guarding Suzannah by Norah Wilson

Guarding Suzannah
Book 1 of the Serve and Protect Series
By Norah Wilson
Published August 14, 2010
Courtesy of Author

Criminal defense attorney Suzannah Phelps is the bane of the St. Cloud police department (they call her She-Rex for her habit of shredding cops in the witness box). She is currently being stalked, but is reluctant to report it to the police, whom she half suspects of being the perpetrators. But when Detective John (Quigg) Quigley learns of it, he's determined to protect her, at considerable risk to his career. They've struck sparks off each other in the courtroom, and he's burning to do the same in the bedroom. When the danger escalates, he has the perfect excuse to pose as her boyfriend, but the closer they get, the more the lines between pretense and reality blur.


Suzannah is know by cops as She-Rex for her harsh questioning on the stand, is reluctant to report someone who is stalking her. Feeling that it would make her lose respect from the officers, she successfully keeps it to herself until John Quigley (Quigg to everyone) somehow figures it out and confronts her. After lots of arguing over her safety, Quigg convinces her to let him watch her back since she isn't too concerned about herself if she wasn't going to the police. So people won't ask a million questions as to why Quigg was constantly around Suzannah, he came up with the idea that he pretend to be her boyfriend. As the stalker starts upping the ante, the lines of their agreement start to cross and morph into real feelings.

From start to finish, I read this book in less than twenty-four hours. I can never find enough romance novels with cops. I find them extremely sexy which is why I am married to a detective. **waggles eyebrows** Something about the way their uniform hugs to the curves of their....oh, right. I'm in the middle of writing a review and shouldn't be fantasizing about my husband. Mind out of the gutter! :)

But seriously, I really loved this book. I was doing some work for my business and had my Kindle reading to me when it came to the climatic ending and then she just couldn't spout the words fast enough for me. I decided that was the end of my work night (it should have been anyway since it was almost midnight) and quickly finished up the book. My heart was beating a little faster and one part made me tear up. It seriously takes a lot to make me tear from a book. I have to be emotionally entrenched in it to produce that outcome. So if that tells you anything, the ending was nothing short of thrilling!


Will recommend to anyone who wants a new author to read. I can't wait to read more from Norah! :)

Spicy scenes that complimented and worked so well with the characters and the book. I wouldn't change a thing.

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