Always Watching (Elite Guardians Series #1)

Always Watching (Elite Guardians Series #1)

by Lynette Eason


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The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have more than just skill and prowess in common—they're also all women. When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians in order to protect his son.

But when Wade's bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap. Olivia's skills are about to be tested to the limit as Wade's stalker moves from leaving innocent gifts at his door to threatening those closest to him. Olivia has the feeling that she's next on the list. And to complicate things even further, she realizes that her heart may be in as much danger as her client.

Bestselling author and fan favorite Lynette Eason drops readers right into the action in this fast-paced new series with a unique twist. Readers will love these strong female characters who put it all on the line to save lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800723262
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/02/2016
Series: Elite Guardians Series , #1
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 185,038
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lynette Eason is the bestselling author of the Women of Justice, the Deadly Reunions, and the Hidden Identity series. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America. She lives in South Carolina. Learn more at

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Always Watching (Elite Guardians Book #1): A Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just the kind of book to get you hooked, I didn't know the killer till the end and over 250 pages and best it was free!! I would have payed money for it and they are more of the group... happy reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thibook larches on from the first page. Great read and God is at the helm! I highly recommend.
inkwellreviews More than 1 year ago
Review from (Christian book reviews) I was hesitant to review this book because I didn’t like it and it’s a much better experience when you review books you love. I love Lynette Eason, which is another reason that I was disappointed.   Ok… Here goes…   The storyline is about Olivia Edwards who is hired to protect Wade, a radio talk show host who has been getting strange threats. The organization that Olivia created is an all-woman agency. This I don’t understand. Is this trying to push some kind of feminism? If so, shouldn’t men be allowed in it. You know, equal rights and all? The whole series is about these woman, while I haven’t read any others in this series I am 90% sure that that they all fall in love with their clients, which is very unprofessional in and of itself. I was very unimpressed with her and her group.   I’m sorry if I’m spoiling anything for you, but Olivia never even stops Wade from getting into really dangerous situations. She didn’t even do her job. I guess she kept him alive but just barely.   Honestly, Lynette Eason was one of my favorite authors. I really didn’t want to dislike it, but I can’t help it. I have bought every single one of her books but I will not be purchasing Without Warning (the next book in this series). I really hope her next series is better.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Storyline was pretty good, but most of the characters were a turnoff for me.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Loved this book - Clean reading. For those who shy away from Christian books because they feel they are preaching - this does not. Yes, God is mentioned and one terrifying 'scene' for a young girl does happen in a church there is no preaching. About 1/2 way through I thought I knew who the stalker was; but, a few pages later had me thinking I was wrong. Fast forward there were some surprising twists as well as a surprise ending.
Anonymous 4 months ago
I loved the suspense and wasn't sure who the killers were until the very end. Can't wait to read other books in the series.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Overall a good story with a good message. it was just missing something - I had a hard time staying interested. It was fine but usually I can't put a book down and I did not feel that way.
LoraineN More than 1 year ago
Ahh… The suspense! Nail biting and page turning from beginning to end. This was a story that stuck with me long after it ended. I really enjoyed that there wasn’t one clear suspect for Wade’s stalker. I bounced back and forth trying to figure out who it was. 4 1/2 Stars - Full review at my website. I received this book complimentary in a giveaway. I was not required to give a review. All of the opinions I have expressed here are my own.
Joey442 More than 1 year ago
I loved this suspense so much that I hated it when I had to stop reading to sleep! Always Watching is the first book in the Elite Guardians series. The suspense started right away with Wade having a stalker. The suspense never let up. It kept on going when his bodyguard was attacked and hospitalized. When Olivia took the bodyguard's place she realized they weren't dealing with a typical stalker. There was constant action in this book and I never knew what was going to happen next. I liked that Wade and Olivia weren't perfect. Both had issues that came out as the story progressed. Wade's 12-year-old daughter was a good addition. Like most girls that age, she didn't like being told what to do by the adults. It wasn't fair. There was an attraction between Olivia and Wade but they knew they couldn't act on their feelings until the case was over. The ending was surprising, and there were a lot of edge-of-your-seat twists and turns leading up to it. I haven't read anything by this author before but she is now one of my favourites.
HollyJenae More than 1 year ago
What a load of garbage. I read the first several chapters and then just skipped to the end to see who the stalker was. There's a bunch of Jesus rubbish and the main lady finds her way back to her faith. *gag* Also, this is supposed to be a team of elite female bodyguards but they act ridiculous and have embarrassingly stupid dialogue. She's just met the guy and every question he asks she answers with every detail of her past and present that is even remotely connected to the question when a simple, I like protecting people, would have sufficed. The author was clearly trying to be a feminist, write a strong female lead, but failed miserably. Olivia is pathetic. A middle aged man she has been hired by asks how Madelyn is (after being injured) and she literally replies with, we call her Maddi but it looks like she'll be fine, blah, blah, blah. Are you serious? Are you twelve? Someone is asking you if a person will live or not, calls her by her given name, you know exactly who he's referring to, and you explain first that you call her by a nickname and then explain that she'll live???? There were so many cringe-worthy moments in the first few chapters alone. It was truly painful.
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mackenzie_carol More than 1 year ago
Always Watching is the first book in Lynette Eason’s Elite Guardians series, and is also the first book I have ever read by her. I haven’t really had a lot of success when trying out new suspense novels in the past so I was a little unsure when I picked up this novel, but I have to say, I really enjoyed it! Although it took me quite some time to finally find the time to get through it, once I got to the extremely suspenseful ending, it was pretty much smooth sailing to the end. I had a few suspicions as to who the stalker was, but I didn’t know for sure and I absolutely had no idea who his/her accomplice was, so I desperately wanted to get to the end and find out. I have to say, once I did, I was completely floored! Olivia Edwards is such an amazing character! I feel like that is such an empty statement, but there are no words—or none that I am willing to use—that can truly describe how really awesome she is, with all her tough as nails, I’ll protect you at all costs, bodyguard stuff. She’s truly fantastic, but what I really loved was getting to know the heart on the inside behind all her strong exterior. She had such a tumultuous past, full of the type of heartbreak and pain no one should ever have to go through, and it helped me to better understand why she is the way that she is. Wade Savage is an extremely stubborn character! All while Olivia is trying to help him he continually places himself in the path of danger, and though I know it is just because he is a protector at heart, if I was Olivia I would have completely lost my patience with him! Otherwise, he was a completely wonderful and caring man—and I guess that protective instinct just proves my point—and I loved watching him interact with his daughter, Amy. All in all, this is definitely a very interesting story, and the mystery most certainly kept me captivated from page one. Wade’s stalker was a really serious threat, and was an extremely terrible person who committed some very serious crimes! Every time I read a suspense or mystery novel, I am taken aback by how horrible humans can be when they’re taken over by sin, and this book was no exception. I am happy to give this story four out of five bookshelves, for being a very enjoyable read, despite some of the conversation being a little bit surface-y at times (yes, I know that isn’t technically a word). I have to say, the unexpected twists and turns had to be my favorite part about this novel, and I am excited to read more of Lynette’s books in the future! (This review is from my blog:
Bookworm_Debbie More than 1 year ago
An intricately woven suspense novel! I loved both of the main characters. They are so well developed and the way their personalities are presented layer by layer is amazing. Olivia has a number of tragedies from her childhood and one by one they are shared with Wade. It is very easy to understand how each of them went into defining who she is as a person. Wade is a solid believer and has established himself as a very knowledgeable psychiatrist. Just the type of person to understand Olivia’s past the best and then to help her move beyond the emotions that hold her back. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the calm way that both Wade and his father Bruce turned to prayer at the most frightening times. This is something that all believers should remember to do and yet it can be so hard to accomplish.
lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
ALWAYS WATCHING is a fast paced romantic suspense, the first book in the much anticipated (by this reader) new series by Lynette Eason. I borrowed this book from a friend to read (so was not obligated to review) but I will because I really loved it. Once I picked up ALWAYS WATCHING my attention was completely snared by the plot. Even the opening chapter, written in the "bad guys" point of view grabbed me. I had to keep reading. I was so engaged in the story I forgot to even try to figure out who was behind the attacks until about three-fourths of the way through, then I started having suspicions and trying to work it out. There was a twist I didn't see coming which is all I'll say about that since I don't want to give anything away. If you like romantic suspense, you will love ALWAYS WATCHING. The sexual tension between Wade and Olivia isn't as palpable as in some of Ms. Eason's previous books, but the suspense tension is definitely high as you wonder how Wade's stalker knows him and his schedule so well. A definite twist on who the body guards are, a group of strong female characters who have untold resources and abilities. ALWAYS WATCHING is a great book.
BookJunkie15 More than 1 year ago
Topping my favorites list for romantic suspense, this book is one of the best modern suspense novels I have read! It was intense and kept me on the edge of my seat, I couldn't put the book down because I simply had to know what was going to happen next. Author Lynette Eason leaves the reader guessing about what will happen next as she takes you through the twists and turns of this insane thriller. It is a race against death, will Olivia and the Elite Guardians be able to stop Wade Savage's stalker before it's too late? Though this book is labeled romantic suspense and that's indeed what it is, it isn't focused solely on Wade and Olivia's romance, it was focused more on surviving the eyes and mind of those always watching. I enjoyed both immensely. The characters were very likeable, especially Wade's daughter Amy, not only was she likeable but she was very relatable since she dealt with anxiety. I appreciate Ms. Eason's effort she put into bringing to life the struggles of her character. This book was my cup of coffee to say the least but I must warn you that if you don't like high suspense with shooting and more, than this book probably isn't for you. However if that's something you enjoy than I highly, highly recommend this book to you! My personal rating five stars! I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own.
ShareeS More than 1 year ago
Ms. Eason has delivered a suspenseful book that kept me flippin’ pages late into the night. I found myself shouting out, “I know who done it!” only to find out, I didn’t and it made for fun reading. Always Watching is the first book in the Elite Guardians series. With an introduction to the other guardians in the story, I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series. Ms. Eason did a great job of presenting how an obsession for something can take reason and common sense, right out the window. Wade Savage’s love for his daughter, Amy and Wade’s father’s love for him clearly demonstrated a strong story of family bonds. The backstory behind Olivia’s quirks took me by surprise as it wasn’t something I’d expected at all. But the characters are woven together wonderfully and I found myself cheering them on and wanting to see justice happen for them. I received Always Watching from Revell Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion which I’ve provided here.
TheArtistLibrarian More than 1 year ago
Lynette Eason's Elite Guardians Are Off To A Fast-Paced Start! Mrs. Bookworm's Review: Wow! I couldn't put this book down ... Romantic suspense veteran Lynette Eason gives us a fast paced, exciting plot that flips the typical bodyguard/protector trope upside-down. It was a neat twist that Olivia is the "protector" instead of the usual romantic suspense plots of the man having to protect the heroine. However, that didn't make Wade any less masculine or a less attractive love interest. They have great chemistry. The main characters were likeable, honest, hardworking people. I easily connected to them like they were my friends. I felt anxious and fearful for both Olivia and Wade as the mysterious stalker escalates from leaving Wade things to harming others. Several times I thought I knew who the stalker was, but with unforeseen twists, I discovered I was wrong. It'll keep you guessing until the end! Lynette Eason's Elite Guardians series is off to an amazing start! I look forward to reading Without Warning, featuring Olivia's co-worker, Katie Singleton, releasing later this summer. [Disclosure: Complimentary copy of this book received from the publisher for review purposes. This review was originally posted on The Artist Librarian blog.]
Andrea_Renee_Cox More than 1 year ago
by Andrea Renee Cox When a radio host is being stalked, the women of the Elite Guardians Bodyguard Agency swoop in to protect him and his twelve-year-old daughter. But what if the stalker turns violent... and aims at the protectors? Always Watching is the first book in Lynette Eason's newest series: Elite Guardians. It's fast-paced adventure with memorable characters that face true-to-life issues, including common fears. One fear I especially connected with was the fear of water. It's a difficult one to deal with--and even harder to overcome--but Lynette handled the telling of it with finesse and a good dose of reality. There was a moment or two I almost had a flashback to my own traumatic childhood near-drowning, Lynette's writing on the topic seemed so realistic. As with all Lynette Eason books, faith was woven into the storyline. From my personal experience, I can tell you it takes a lot of faith to believe things will turn out all right when you're scared to death (rational fear or otherwise). Again, Lynette handled this perfectly. She really has a great gift for storytelling. The next few months will seem so long as I anticipate the summer 2016 release of book two in this series, Without Warning. Thank you, Lynette Eason, for including me in your street team and giving me a complimentary copy of Always Watching in exchange for my honest review. *This book contains violence associated with the suspense genre. Reader discretion advised.
J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
The danger is closer than they think... Always Watching starts out with a real bang and goes straight on from there. From the dramatic cover to the last page readers are taken on a wild ride of danger and suspense. Lynette Eason has penned a tale that will leave you glancing over your should and reconsidering dark places. One of the overwhelming themes in this book is the importance of family. Wade will do anything to protect his daughter and Bruce does what he has to to protect his son and granddaughter. On the opposite end Olivia hasn't had much of a family since childhood and she continually pushes away anyone who tries to get close to her. I think Amy was probably my favorite character. Her normal teen reactions provide a touch of humor to an otherwise darker storyline. Always Watching is a chilling suspense novel that will keep readers breathless, desperately hoping that the stalker will be caught before it's too late. (I received a copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.)
mymissdaisy More than 1 year ago
Always Watching is Book 1 of a new series by Lynette Eason. It's fast paced and suspenseful and a thrilling story to read. From the back cover . . . Intensity. Skill. Tenacity. The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have it all. When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians to protect his son. But when Wade's bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap. Olivia's skills are about to be tested to the limit as Wade's stalker moves from leaving innocent gifts at his door to threatening those closest to him--including Olivia. But in her mind, even more dangerous than the threats to her life is the hold her handsome client has on her heart. ENDORSEMENTS "Lynette has written another fast-paced book--lace up your tennis shoes and grab a water bottle. It's a race against death." DiAnn Mills, author of Deadlock "Eason's Always Watching had me 'always reading' until I devoured it. Riveting suspense, complex characters, and a twisty, turning plot kept me up until I finished it at 2 a.m. This is one of the best romantic suspense novels I've read in a long time. Highly recommended!" Colleen Coble, author of The Inn at Ocean's Edgee and the Hope Beach series What I thought . . . Image result for stars for book reviews Super fast paced. The plot was full of twists and turns. Kept me on the edge of my seat. This romantic thriller keeps you guessing at each page turn. I actually thought I knew who the villain was. But I was dead wrong! Eason does a great job of weaving the subtle romance and the challenges the characters face with their faith beliefs. I received a complimentary copy for my honest review.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Lynette Eason in her new book, “Always Watching” Book One in her Elite Guardians series published by Revell takes us into the life of Olivia Edwards. From the Back Cover: Intensity, Skill, Tenacity. The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have it all. The bodyguards of Elite Guardians Agency have more than just skill and prowess in common–they’re also all women. When it becomes clear that popular psychiatrist and radio personality Wade Savage has a stalker, his father secretly hires Elite Guardians in order to protect his son. But when Wade’s bodyguard is attacked and nearly killed, agency owner Olivia Edwards must step in and fill the gap. Olivia’s skills are about to be tested to the limit as Wade’s stalker moves from leaving innocent gifts at his door to threatening those closest to him. Olivia has the feeling that she’s next on the list. And to complicate things even further, she realizes that her heart may be in as much danger as her client. Ms. Eason knows how to tell a story that keeps you flipping the pages as fast as you can read. There is a stalker targeting Wade. Olivia is a bodyguard hired by Wade’s father. Wade’s stalker is upping the stakes and there are serious questions about whether Olivia will be able to keep Wade and his daughter safe. Just that alone should get your blood pumping but wait there’s more. Once the action gets going it doesn’t seem to stop. There are moments when you get to catch your breath but then we are on the run again. “Always Watching” is a thriller, no doubt about it. Just when you think you might know where the story is heading Ms. Eason tosses in another turn which you take at high-speed on two wheels. Wade and Olivia are wonderful and you fall in love with them right away. You want them to stay alive, foil the bad guys and, of course, for their romance to blossom. This is a wild ride read and I recommend it highly. I am so looking forward to book two in this series. If you missed the interview for “Too Close To Home”, the first book in the other series, and would like to listen to it and/or interviews with other authors and professionals please go to Kingdom Highlights where they are available On Demand. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Fitzysmom More than 1 year ago
Lynette Eason has a new series! If you're looking for a fast-paced, thrill-seeking, spine-tingling, heart-pumping story just pick up one of her books. The exciting part about the new Elite Guardians series is that the main characters are women. Olivia Edwards has put together a team of strong women to make up her private security company. In this first installment we get a peek at each of the members but the story focuses on Olivia herself. The client in this book is radio personality Wade Savage. How's that for a fun new twist . . . a woman guarding a man? About halfway through the book I kind of had an inkling about what was going on but there were still details that I hadn't quite put together. I really liked how Ms. Eason wove in some back story about Olivia to add depth. It not only made this particular book interesting but it also made me anticipate the rest of the series. Speaking of the rest of the series . . . there's a chapter preview for Without Warning, the next book in the series, at the back of the book. If that little snippet is any indication this whole series is going to be a winner. I can't wait to share it with my group of fellow book lovers. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
Kathae More than 1 year ago
Radio personality Wade Savage is being stalked, so unbeknownst to him, his father hires the Elite Guardians as bodyguards. But the bodyguard and Wade are attacked, so security is stepped up by owner Olivia Edwards. As Olivia and her team seek to keep Wade and his family safe, the stalker heightens the frequency of incidents, keeping the suspense and mystery going throughout the story. This book grabs your attention in the very first chapter and doesn’t let go until the very end, and you never know when you’ll be slammed with a plot twist-it could be at the end of the chapter, forcing you to turn the page and keep reading, or it could rock your world in the middle of a chapter. I really enjoyed this fast-paced, can’t-put-it-down suspense novel. Always Watching is billed as Romantic Suspense, but one thing I loved about it was that the romance did not get in the way of the story line. Olivia and Wade were attracted to each other from the beginning, but the challenge of keeping him and his family safe, and finding the stalker, took precedence over initiating a romantic relationship. Anyone who enjoys mystery, suspense, or police dramas, men or women, will enjoy this book. This is the first book in the Elite Guardians series, and the first book I’ve read by this author, but I am really looking forward to the rest of the series. I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher, in exchange for an honest review, which I have given.
HeartofaBookWorm More than 1 year ago
I have said it before and will say it again and again ... I am HUGE Lynette Eason FAN and I absolutely LOVE her books! I love it when she begins a new series and this book is the 1st in her new Elite Guardians series. Always Watching is a fast paced thriller with a little bit if romance! The Elite Bodyguards Agency is an all women agency and Olivia is called into this case after her co-worker was seriously wounded protecting Wade. Unbeknownst to Wade, his father has hired the agency to protect his son from a stalker. Wade knew he was receiving some rather odd gifts that arrived at his home anonymously but he just shrugged it off, making light of the situation. His father however, did not. He saw what was happening and took matters into his own hands. I absolutely LOVED this book because I would think I knew who the stalker was, and then, bam! Lynette threw a curve ball and I had to keep reading to try and figure it out yet again! Don't you just love books that keep you guessing all the way to the end!?!?! Well, if you said YES, then do yourself a favor and pick up, down load, or go check out Always Watching! I promise .... You will LOVE it too!! Thank you Lynette Eason for sharing your gift of writing with those of us who LOVE your books and those who will hopefully read one of your books for the first time! I know without a doubt they will become huge fans just like me and so many others!! Thank you REVELL, a division of Baker Publishing Group, for allowing me this complimentary book in exchange for my honest review! Hands down... A 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s!!!