Guarding Suzannah

Rated 4.45/5 based on 12 reviews
There's no love lost between criminal defense lawyer Suzannah Phelps and the Fredericdton police department. Now she's being stalked, but she won’t turn to the police, who may be behind it. But when Det. John Quigley learns of it, he's determined to protect her, no matter who is harassing her. They've struck sparks off each other in the courtroom, and he's burning to do the same in the bedroom.

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Language: English
ISBN: 9780986705526
About Norah Wilson

Norah Wilson lives in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada with her husband and two adult children, a Rotti-Lab mix dog and numerous rats (the pet kind). She has been writing romance a long while, and has finalled multiple times in the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart contest. She also won Dorchester Publishing's New Voice in Romance contest in 2003. Norah also writes paranormal YA stories with writing partner Heather Doherty, under the name Wilson Doherty. She and Heather also write the hilarious Dix Dodd mysteries under the name N.L. Wilson.

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Review by: jacq s on June 17, 2013 :
I enjoyed this read.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Laura VanGuilder on May 29, 2013 :
Very good. I liked the suspense and storyline. Well paced.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Kate11 on Jan. 23, 2012 :
Good read. Not sure now which of Norah's books I read first but liked her writing enough to read them all and am anxiously waiting for more!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: LisaMH on Jan. 01, 2012 :
Enjoyed the book. Well paced and plotted, which kept me wanting to keep reading, and guessing until the end. Great chemistry between the two leads. Just a couple of "flaws": one was the way John Quigley's eye colour changed about half-way through the book (a little disconcerting when trying to visualise the character!), and the other was the abrupt ending, which someone else has mentioned.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Jessica on Nov. 15, 2011 : (no rating)
I love everything by this writer
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: MelisaBee on May 02, 2011 :
Another great read from Ms. Wilson- I nearly read this book in one sitting! A real page turner, this book has sexy, romantic intrigue and keeps the reader guessing right up to the end. I am so ready to read the next book in the series!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Lindsay Margaret on April 29, 2011 :
I am in love with Quigg. What a hero! Great chemistry, terrific pacing, and a neat twist at the end. Loved it!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Dee Read on April 22, 2011 :
Suzannah works as a criminal defense attorney and let’s just say she won’t be receiving a lot of Christmas cards from the police force. Making mince meat out of their testimony is her specialty thus leading to her nick name “She-Rex”. Now that she has a creepy stalker escalating in his attempts to get to her she must force herself to trust a cop. THE cop that draws her eye whenever he is in the room, John Quigg.

John as been borderline obsessed with Suzannah for two years. The first time encountering her in a court room has been forever branded in his mind. The opportunity has come for him to get one on one time with her as her personal body guard/faux boyfriend. However, when this case is closed John intends to be a real boyfriend and forever fixture in her life. Now he just has to convince her of that.

This was a good storyline with some quick wit humor,which I love. I would have liked a bit more where the chemistry was concerned. Also, there were two secondary characters I would have enjoyed more involvement from, Ray and Grace. These two strong, and funny characters, when making an appearance, added a great deal to the story. They made John and Suzannah feel more relatable.

As far as the climax or the who done it to the story, in my opinion was reached abruptly. I would have liked more detail about the big baddy and more information about the character.

All in all I enjoyed this novella. I believe there is potential for this series and plan to continue.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Danielle Wilkins on March 10, 2011 :
Whew, what a ride! Loved it.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Natalie on Feb. 03, 2011 :
I think that this is my favourite of all the Serve and Protect series. The story of the characters and how the chemistry develops between them was amazing. I was gripped when all the drama started to happen. Norah Wilson has a gift and I sincerly hope that there is more to come in this particular series of books.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Marilyn Rondeau on Jan. 24, 2011 :
GUARDING SUZANNAH is relatively simple story. Suzannah Phelps is a high powered defense attorney who practically never loses a case. It opens with Detective John Quigley (Quigg) watching her tear to shreds the latest police officer’s case on the stand. He isn’t sure why he’s there except that he has been totally mesmerized by the Ice Princess since seeing her a couple of years prior. He knew she was completely out of his league, highly intelligent, daughter of a judge, and wealthy beyond anything a simple detective’s salary could provide. For some reason Quigg followed her and when he came up behind her after retrieving her dropped bag he couldn’t help but notice the stark terror in her eyes. After a few testy words she left, and Quigg decided to follow her and watched as she threw something in a dumpster. Fishing it out he discovered a dead bouquet of flowers. It was enough to rattle his cage and he couldn’t let it go. Later he discovered she was being stalked but would not involve the police as she knew that the brotherhood (of cops) would not be sympathetic to her plight, in fact they might even be the culprit.

*** Did I say relatively simple? Holy cow - this was an AMAZING read! The twists and turns of this romantic suspense novel had me tied up in knots and hating to put this book aside to sleep! The ending was a super sized TWIST I did not see coming as Ms. Wilson threw in a plethora of red herrings that had me saying ‘aha’ only to later have me shaking my head wondering again - ‘okay we’ve eliminated this one now who could our villain possibly be?’

One of the things I also found unique was the setting of New Brunswick and the detailed picture of their court system (robes, etc.) and of how the daily life in New Brunswick differed from the USA. Very interesting. Naturally, Suzannah and John do fall in love, but even that relationship had more bumps and grinds then a Six Flags roller coaster ride! Although I have to say that the inclusion of John’s dog, Bandy added a lot of humor and zip to the explosive sensual chemistry between the leads which was extremely well done and not crass or sexist.

As to the Suspense portion - and I admit to loving Romantic Suspense - I would have to give this author an A+ for both ingenuity, pacing, and overall excitement. I have long been a fan of the work of award winning author Linda Howard and the other great suspense authors, and I have to say that Norah Wilson’s GUARDING SUZANNAH sits right up there with the best of them. For me I must recommend this book highly and urge all lovers of well-written Romantic Suspense to definitely give this author a look - see. I am sure you won’t be disappointed.

Marilyn Rondeau, for www.ck2skwipsandkritiques.com
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: J. Jenkins on Dec. 05, 2010 :
Engrossing. Norah Wilson constantly thrills.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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