Watch Your Back

Watch Your Back

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by Lisa Y. Watson
     
 

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Devon Mitchell's past is tormenting him and his future is uncertain. Plagued with the thought that he might have been responsible for his girlfriend's death, he has found a hiding place at his uncle's farm. Unexpected news from home, however, forces him to return to Washington, D.C. His beloved grandmother's art gallery is in financial trouble. Devon plans to

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Devon Mitchell's past is tormenting him and his future is uncertain. Plagued with the thought that he might have been responsible for his girlfriend's death, he has found a hiding place at his uncle's farm. Unexpected news from home, however, forces him to return to Washington, D.C. His beloved grandmother's art gallery is in financial trouble. Devon plans to conduct an undercover investigation from his position as the gallery's new art director.

Jayde Seaton has wanted that position for years. Now that an outsider is coming to take the job she thought was rightfully hers, she is enraged. She sets out on a mission to make things impossible for Devon.

Tensions between them spark intense heat, and Devon and Jayde enter into a complicated relationship. As the two grow closer, Devon learns of shady dealings, hostile takeovers, and corporate espionage-all leading him to the truth about the person responsible for his girlfriend's death. Now Devon must find a way to protect Jayde so she doesn't suffer the same fate as the last woman who got too close to him.

Editorial Reviews

B. Nakia Garner
This novel is in no way predictable, which makes it an easy and intriguing page turner. The main characters have so much passion between them that both the loving and hostile words that drip from the pages will be felt by the reader. With an interesting backdrop, primarily an art museum, Watson does a wonderful job of incorporating the logistics and history of owning and operating an art gallery into the story. This story will stick in the mind of the reader. - 4 Stars
Christina Skye
"Bitter secrets, dark betrayals and ready-to-explode desire.
Finding a thief has never been so dangerous -- or so hot!
The plot will keep you guessing until dawn.
Lisa Watson is a writer you don't want to miss!"

-- Christina Skye, New York Times best-selling author of the CODE NAME series.
Dianthia Lemons
I really enjoyed reading this debut novel by Lisa Y. Watson. WATCH YOUR BACK touches on people having to deal with the effect of loss, lies and deception in their lives. Devon feels the loss of his unborn child and feels responsible for the death of another. Jayde is dealing with the loss of an anticipated job and lashes out when she sees her opportunity go to another. WATCH YOUR BACK will have you reading it all in one sitting. A good first release for Lisa Y. Watson. - 4 Stars
Niki Lee
If you are looking for a romantic suspense, try Watch Your Back! Full of small and large mysteries, Lisa Watson keeps the reader on their toes. The relationship between Jayde and Devon zigs and zags, but never loses the reader. I look forward to more from this debut author.
Teddie Carmony
I finished your book several weeks ago. I cannot say enough good things about it. There was some mystery, romance, intrigue, and everything that makes a good romance novel. I cannot wait for your next book…..or rather series of books. I knew I was going to like it after reading the first several pages because I liked you right away, but I LOVED it! Lisa really liked it, too. As a matter of fact, her husband wanted to read it after her and he couldn’t put it down!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599830971
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
09/01/2009
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Watson is a native of Washington D.C. The city’s historic and political backdrop fed Watson’s romantic imagination. Currently, Lisa resides in North Carolina where she is an Asset Management Specialist as a subcontractor to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. She is married with a teenager and a tween.

Lisa is the co-publicist for RT BookReview Magazine’s annual BOOKLOVERS Conventions. She secures media interviews for National and International Bestselling authors.
Lisa’s hobbies include writing fan fiction based on the characters of the popular television series, Remington Steele. Lisa has a National and International fan base. Lisa loves visiting picturesque locales that always seem to find a way into her latest novels.

Lisa is a contributor to the Essence Magazine bestselling anthology, Love is Blind with Parry “Ebony Satin” Brown, and Pat Simmons. Her story, The Reunion, was featured in Sun Magazine’s 10-Minute Love Story column. Her debut novel, Watch Your Back continues to receive rave reviews, and was nominated for a 2010 Afr’Am Literary Fest award. Lisa has been interviewed in various magazines, radio shows and on several book club and Blog sites.

Lisa Watson's novel, Interview with Love (Urban Renaissance, December 2010) will start her new Interview Series. When Love Speaks…You’d Better Listen!

Lisa is currently working her new novel, Off the Market for the Kimani Line at Harlequin, the second book in the Interview Series, Interview with Danger, and Love for the Holidays in her new multicultural E-Book series, Business Mixed with Pleasure.

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Watch Your Back 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Martha-A-Cheves More than 1 year ago
Watch Your Back - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat "Hello, everyone, I'd like to personally thank our lovely hostess for allowing me to interrupt what is by far the best party this town has seen in quite a while," Candace said into the microphone. Loud claps echoed around the room. Candace used the time to look for Devon. She spotted him through the crowd. He was staring at her with curiosity. Good. Emboldened, Candace placed the microphone to her mouth again. "I'm sure all of you know me by now, but in case some of you have never picked up a magazine or watched television, my name is Candace Monroe." Everyone in the audience roared with laughter, except the two men watching her from opposite sides of the room. Each wore a similar expression of anger. "I hope you all don't mind my brief interruption, but I have the most exciting news, and I can't contain myself any longer. You see I just found out my fiancé, Devon Mitchell, and I are expecting a baby! I'm just beside myself with joy," Candace cried with tears pooling in her eyes. The crowd went wild with applause and cheers. Across the room stood Candace's shocked and disgusted lover. Ignoring the condemnation in his eyes, Candace focused on her boyfriend. He looked murderous. Candace Monroe has just informed her boyfriend and half the world that she was carrying an heir to the Mitchell estate. This wasn't exactly what Devon Mitchell had expected. The last time he had seen Candace it was understood that during his absence due to family business, she was to move out of their apartment by the time he returned home. What Devon didn't know was that Candace was actually carrying another man's child. But greed was a personal factor in everything Candace did and since the true father of her baby was nowhere near as wealthy as Devon, he became a secret that Candace planned to keep to herself. And all may have worked out as planned had it not been for the accident that took both her and her unborn child's lives. Devon was at the wheel when he lost control of the car that killed Candace and "his" child. In the process of trying to get away from the pain as well as the reporters that camped out on his parent's lawn, he left, telling no one where he would be, and went to his Uncles farm. His stay with his Uncle Henry was disrupted when he found that "accidents" were threatening the stability of the art gallery he had inherited from his grandmother. Going into the gallery as an unknown he assumes the duties of the retired director. What he didn't expect to have to deal with was Jayde Seaton whom had been promised she would inherit the position. He also didn't expect to fall in love with her nor to have to protect her from someone who was doing their best to destroy her, the gallery and his whole family. In Watch Your Back, Author Lisa Y. Watson takes you through the flair of tempers, which Devon and Jayde both have cornered the market on. You experience their intense love for each other and the love of a close family. The story had me raking my brain to determine who the real father of Candace's baby was, if he was the same person out to destroy Devon and his family and more importantly, why. Watch Your Back kept me on my toes and entertained throughout the book. 2009 377 Pages Urban Soul ISBN# 978-1-59983-097-1
foxyTF More than 1 year ago
What a satisfying read, I love this book. The characters are so believable and the storyline drew me in. This is my first book by this author and I will definitely be reading some of her other work. If you want to read a GOOD story without the fluff, this is it. I highly recommend
Sweet-Sassy More than 1 year ago
An INTRIGUING mystery/suspense with a TOUCH of romance...some INTERESTING characters...at first the verbal sparring between Devon and Jayde is ENGAGING and cute...but after a while Jayde becomes a bit ANNOYING with her constant running away, her flying off the handle and not letting Devon explain things...it's DEFINITELY the suspense that keeps me turning the pages...so, IMHO it's just an OKAY read.
cellin More than 1 year ago
This book was hard to put down once I started reading it, a real page turner. Lisa Watson's fiction writing is addictive...I'm ready for the next book!!