Devon Mitchell's past is tormenting him and his future is uncertain.
Plagued with the thought that he was responsible for his
girlfriend's death, Devon finds solitude at his uncle's farm in rural Illinois.
When he hears that his beloved grandmother’s art gallery is in financial trouble, he returns to Washington, D.C. He commissions himself as the gallery's new art director to investigate.
Enraged doesn’t begin to describe Jayde Seaton when an outsider shows up and takes the coveted promotion she thought was rightfully hers. Refusing to make his transition a smooth one, she sets out to make Devon's work live miserable.
Tensions between them spark intense heat. As the two grow closer, Devon learns
of hostile takeovers and hidden agendas—all revealing the truth about his girlfriend's death. Could Jayde be next on the hit list because of him? Devon will do whatever it takes to ensure she’s not.
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About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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
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
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.
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!!