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REAL. RAW. RAVISHING.
The three words you just read pretty much sums up my thoughts about Watch Over Me. You know what? Tara Sivec instantly got me in her opening line…
Death changes everyone.
It’s what happens in the real life where there are no castles and kings and queens or princes to save the day and fight the bad guys. The world that we’re living in is a harsh, cruel world where bad things happen and sometimes, there’s nothing we can do about it.
Watch Over Me is a story about an ordinary girl who lost one of the most important persons in her life and it ruined her. It broke her… to bits and pieces. I admire the strength of the main character, Addison, in this novel because even though she went through so many things, she still managed to keep it together. She was the girl who was forced to live someone else’s dream and do someone else’s job. I can’t imagine being her. Losing a person you love the most and then having an alcoholic father is too much and I guess that made her character more relatable and memorable.
I especially liked Tara’s writing style and the flashbacks in Watch Over Me. It made the scenes more genuine and more touching, like the therapy session scenes. I honestly felt like I was also part of the story because of those scenes where they talk about life and coping and learning how to live again.
I also loved Zander’s character because of his persistence, humor and attitude towards Addison. He made sure to make her feel special in every little way that he can and in every single moment that they were together. I just hope that I got to know a little more about him since the story kind of focused with Addison. But other than that, I didn’t have any issues with the whole novel.
I love how Sivec wrote Watch Over Me because the emotions were raw and intense and the pacing was perfect. Readers will surely appreciate her writing style and the characters in this book because of the authenticity of the emotions that were put in it.
Watch Over Me is an intensely emotional read that will teach you to stand up when you fall and ask for help when you’re too tired of it all. It’s a story of love, loss, redemption and healing.
About the Author
T.E. Sivec is the pen name for Tara Sivec. Under T.E. Sivec, she delves into a more serious genre that is her absolute favorite to read romantic suspense. She loves reading a book and feeling her heart speed up with anticipation and wanted to be able to give that feeling to her fans.
T.E. lives in Ohio with her husband and two children, living the dream of being a fulltime
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