Watching You

Watching You

by Leslie A. Kelly

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Watching You by Leslie A. Kelly

In the first book of a thrilling new romantic suspense trilogy, USA Today bestselling author Leslie A. Kelly shows just how hot - and how dangerous - Hollywood can be.

In the shadows, someone is always watching
Aspiring screenwriter Jessica Jensen grew up on movies starring heartthrob Reece Winchester, the eldest brother of a Hollywood dynasty. She never thought she'd meet the man in person, though. Actor, director, millionaire, and gorgeous mystery man--he's every woman's fantasy.

Reece wants Jessica the moment he sees her, and he's a man who always gets what he wants. At first he was only after a night in her bed, but as he comes to know the smart, confident woman beneath the stunning exterior, he realizes once will never be enough.

Unfortunately, Jessica's real-life Cinderella story is about to take a deadly turn...

Reece's world is filled with fierce ambition and dark family secrets the Winchesters desperately want to hide. But he and his brothers aren't the only ones who know those secrets. Someone else is out there, waiting to strike. Waiting-and always watching.

When danger finally steps out of the shadows, Reece will have to face his past. And Jessica will have to decide just how far she can trust the man she loves with her heart...and her life.
"Kelly hits all the right notes here and balances the romance with suspense to very nice effect, making this a must read for readers who like a bit of danger with their love story. Recommended." --Library Journal
"The romance between this pair was hot and exciting, but it was the ending that I really liked because it had me on the edge-of-my-seat. ...I would recommend Watching You by Leslie A. Kelly, if you enjoy romantic suspense, the opposites attract trope, or books by authors Susan Stoker, Cora Brent, Kaylea Cross and Laura Kaye." --Harlequin Junkie

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781538761205
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Series: Hollywood Heat , #1
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 197,195
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Leslie Kelly is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels and novellas. Known for their sexy humor, Leslie's books have been honored with numerous awards, including the National Reader's Choice Award, the Aspen Gold, the Golden Quill, the Write Touch, the Romantic Times Award, and four RWA-Rita nominations. Leslie is also a Career Achievement Award winner from Romantic Times Magazine. Although she has spent most of her life in Maryland and Florida, Leslie currently resides in Colorado with her husband and two fluffy, yappy little dogs.

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Watching You 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
I am a longtime fan of Leslie Kelly’s books. She writes snarky heroines with fun storylines and protective heroes that meet their match. Her latest, Watching You, is classic Kelly with a few twists. I like the Hollywood angle and she will definitely keep you guessing until the end. I look forward to reading the rest of this series as there were definitely a few loose ends when the screen faded to black. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
Cali-Jewel More than 1 year ago
This story pulls you into a world of glitter, mystery, ambition, passion and danger. An emotionally thrilling, action packed, edge of your seat panting for more romantic adventure. Aspiring screenwriter Jessica Jensen is sexy, sassy, strong, creative and a waitress living with her sister and looking to the future. Reece Winchester is sexy, strong, charming and Hollywood's hottest Actor, director, millionaire, and gorgeous mystery man-he's every woman's fantasy. They cross paths by shear luck and the chemistry between them is undeniable but danger lurks and secrets long berried are surfacing. Looking forward to more Winchester men and their exciting stories.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
This is a very good story. There are so many things going on and to guess who did all the horrible things was impossible. There were plenty of suspects, but to guess who did what was hard to do. Reece has so many secrets and has been suffering in silence for a long time. There are people who are out to get him and Jessica gets caught in the middle of it. But, it could be someone from her past after her. I liked the twist at the end and I liked the underlying mystery going on with the three brothers. Can't wait to read the next story.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Truly enjoyable story that captured my interest immediately and held it throughout – superb writing – great plot – wonderful characters – can’t wait for book two – Jessica Jensen aspires to make it big in movies as a screenwriter. She works hard, is talented, pretty and also a very good person. Her life has been difficult but she won the lottery when adopted by Liza’s family. Liza and she are tight as sisters and BFFs. When Jessica promotes Liza’s art to Reece Winchester’s Aunt Sharon she has no idea he sees and wants her. Reese Winchester is a man of Hollywood. As a child star in a family of stars he has seen much and has secrets. When they finally meet there is hot immediate chemistry. Their interlude is rudely interrupted by a window shattering and that is just the beginning of the bad things that seem to dog them. With one thing after another happening it is not an easy road to a HEA for the two of them…not at all…but it is an action-packed read that kept me turning pages to find out what would happen next. Reece and Jessica made a great couple and I loved their dialogue that had her stating exactly what she thought without being star struck or fearful of saying what she was thinking. And Reece…great guy and great book boyfriend! This story introduced me to a new author – one I want to read work by again. I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading the other two books in the series. I would like to thank NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing-Forever Yours for the ARC – This is my honest review. 4-5 Stars
AREEDAR More than 1 year ago
Reese Winchester, former actor now director, sees his life as though he is directing a movie. Bad luck has followed his family and after his home was burned down he was visiting his aunt's art gallery he spots Jessica Jensen speaking to one of their employees about her sister's art. Reese is immediately captivated by her and obsesses over getting his chance to meet her. Jessica wants to be a screen writer and is so close to finishing school but needs an internship. Reese offers her the chance of a lifetime but is it because of their chemistry or her work. Dark secrets are brought out into the open but can this strengthen Reese and Jessica or draw them apart. These two were explosive together. I love their chemistry and how good they are for each other. I can't wait for the next book in this series!!!
BoxerLover2 More than 1 year ago
Jessica Jensen -- aspiring screenwriter, smart & snarky. Trying to finish college and promote her sister’s sculpting career. Reece Winchester -- eldest member of the Winchester Hollywood dynasty, award winning actor/director. Currently in the market for a new home due to a case of arson. This book has stalkers (both his and hers). There is her ex-boyfriend. There is a crazy fan who saw Reece smile at her from a movie screen. Who set Reece’s house on fire? Who murdered the famous Hollywood agent with ties to the Winchester family? Some questions are answered, some are saved for the other two Winchester brothers. I will impatiently wait June and the story of Evie (a true-crime writer) and Rowan (Reece’s twin brother). This book is consent porn. It is romantic mystery with witty dialogue. And so, so much mystery. I love Jessica and Reece. They make a great couple. I love the supporting characters. Her sister Liza. The roommate Emily. Alice the ER nurse. Edward the Winchester patriarch. I love romance packed with witty characters, suspense and mystery. 4 stars The book was provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
DVG1 More than 1 year ago
The first book in Hollywood Heat Series, Watching You, is another great read from my favourite romantic suspense author Leslie Kelly! It’s a playful twist star-struck attraction in this novel. This time, it’s the former movie-star turned director Reece who feels an instant attraction to the average-looking, sweaty, red-headed jogger visiting his Aunt’s art gallery. But Jessica Jensen is not about to follow the script Reece has planned. To top things off, someone keeps taking attempts at their lives – but who is the target Jessica or Reece? Who is the villain? Is it a business rival, Jessica’s ex or one of Reece’s jealous and obsessed fans? I’ll admit it, right away my emotions were on edge as I initially hated Reece for what seemed to be his arrogant and controlling personality. I felt equally ashamed for Jessica, who came across as weak and submissive. They were such intense feelings, and for that, Leslie should be commended for her strong character development. I found myself wanting to read more and more needing to understand these characters. By the second chapter I had already “forgiven” the characters for their faux pas and perhaps understood the reason(s) driving their behaviour. I’ve always enjoyed Leslie’s use of voice in all her novels. The dialogue flows easily and always proves realistic to her characters. Leslie’s sense of humour is what initially drew me to her writing and once again, she didn’t disappoint. Jessica’s sarcasm provides for much comic relief throughout the story, particularly in contrast to Reece’s more controlled and calculated persona. Playful banter between the Winchester brothers seemed genuine and familiar and provides a good setup for the next novels in this series. I related to Jessica’s no-bull attitude and inner struggle to prove her place in the world despite a hard upbringing. Throughout the novel Leslie was able to draw upon both the direct contrasts in lifestyles of the rich and famous to the pay cheque to pay cheque life of Jessica, while exposing mutual similarities and vulnerabilities. I was reeled in and engaged as I followed along with real-life situations, actions and outcomes. Leslie’s influences from and references to current pop culture only emphasized her strong wit and sarcasm. Needless to say, I read it quickly. If you haven’t read a Leslie Kelly novel, you’re missing out!
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Watching You is a great romantic suspense story and the beginning of a new series from this author. It has a great blend of romance and suspense. Jessica and Reece are both interesting characters and they fit together nicely. There is a lot going on in this one and the author did a great job of keeping me on the edge of my seat all the way through. There are tons of secrets, a creepy stalker, and enough mystery to keep you guessing until the end. I highly recommend this one.
mslizalou More than 1 year ago
I have been a fan of the romantic suspense genre since I first discovered it years ago. I love when I find an author who does it well, and Leslie A. Kelly is absolutely a master at her craft. Watching You is the first book in her Hollywood Heat series that centers around the Winchester siblings, with eldest brother Reece getting his story first. I will put it out there that the mystery of the Winchester siblings will span the series, but the set up is done so well in Watching You, I can't wait to read the next 2 books in the series. I have to say that initially Reece Winchester worried me a bit when he first saw Jessica Jensen. I honestly expected to see him be more upfront about his attraction rather than having a few stalker-like tendencies. I got with him being Reece Winchester, he had to be extra careful, but it seemed like he was almost trying to direct their first meeting. As Jessica was willing to accept his apology, I was able to let it go as well. I really loved the chemistry between Reece and Jessica, as they were smoking hot together. I found myself loving how protective Reece was of Jessica without being too over the top. I loved that Jesica was an aspiring screen writer. I knew as soon as we met her advisor I didn't trust him not to screw her over. I hated her first experience with someone in the Hollywood writing world was so unscrupulous, but was really glad she had Reece in her corner to make sure her ideas and interest were protected. I honestly expected Jessica to be a bit stronger than she appeared based upon past female characters written by Ms. Kelly. I knew based upon her past, she was a very strong person to survive and flourish as she has. I just wanted her to take control a few times rather than let Reece step in. The suspense elements in Watching You were absolutely perfect. I loved at least part of the mystery will last over the entire series. I will say there was not a cliff hanger feel to the mystery, even though certain aspects were revealed at the end of the book. Ms Kelly kept me on the edge of my seat through much of Watching You. I absolutely can't wait to see where Ms. Kelly takes us in the next 2 books in this series. I already have Wanting You, book 2 in the Hollywood Heat series on my to-be-read list. Rating: 4.5 Stars (B+) Review copy provided by publisher