Every Move She Makes (Who's Watching Now #1)
by Jannine Gallant
Coming March 31, 2015
No matter where she goes, he knows her every move…
Long ago, Rachel Carpenter was a glamorous soap star. She gave it all up to move to Napa Valley with her daughters to open up a bookstore near her family vineyard. Her life is safe and dependable, until she encounters Kane Lafferty at a wilderness camp in the rugged High Sierra. A burned-out police detective struggling with his own demons, Kane is instantly attracted to Rachel. And like Rachel, he isn’t sure if he’s ready to open up his heart. But everything is about to change…
Someone is watching from the darkness. A fanatic obsessed with Rachel for years has decided to claim what he believes is his. It will be up to Kane to not only protect his new love and her family, but to uncover the identity of the stalker before it’s too late for all of them…
After reading the blurb for Every Move She Makes I was sure I would love it and once I read the prologue and realized that I'd have the chance to get inside the stalkers head my expectations went up a notch or two. Unfortunately, while the premise of the story was good, I found the overall book lacking.
Rachel is a single mom of three girls, one of which is a rebellious teenager, and is trying to live her life the best she can while focusing on them and them alone. She runs a bookstore near her family's vineyard and while her life is safe and dependable she realizes after meeting Kane through her sister that her love life is severely lacking.
Kane is taking a break from his job as a detective when he meets Rachel and suggests that she bring her girls to his brothers retreat during summer break. What ensues from there is a fast building relationship between the two. And once Rachel's stalker comes into play their relationship is kicked into high gear when Kane takes it upon himself to protect her.
While the suspense aspect of the book was great I was really disappointed with the romance. I understand that it was pushed to the back burner while Rachel and her girls were in danger but some of the reasoning was so redundant and then when they did come together it was more to lure the stalker out than for enjoyment. I guess I just missed the connection between the two and really hoped for more, especially after the stalker was caught.
Every Move She Makes definitely had promise but in the end it was just an okay read for me. The ending was way to abrupt in my opinion and an epilogue definitely would have been helpful. I'm thinking we might see more of Rachel, Kane, and the girls since the next book in the series is about Rachel's sister, Grace, so maybe I'll find my closure there.