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Teenagers Sheridan Kohl and Jason Wyatt were parked at the lake in Whiterock, Tennessee, when a stranger wearing a ski mask shot them both. Sheridan lived but Jason died--and the stranger was never caught. Even though Sheridan's family moved away right afterward, she's never been able to put the crime behind her.And now that someone doesn't want her to come homeBecause ofTeenagers Sheridan Kohl and Jason Wyatt were parked at the lake in Whiterock, Tennessee, when a stranger wearing a ski mask shot them both. Sheridan lived but Jason died--and the stranger was never caught. Even though Sheridan's family moved away right afterward, she's never been able to put the crime behind her.And now that someone doesn't want her to come homeBecause of a new development in the case, Sheridan returns to Whiterock. But when she's attacked a second time, it's only because of Jason's stepbrother, Cain Granger, that she survives--and Cain's the last person she wants to face. If not for their history, if not for her, Jason wouldn't have been in that parked car.Cain knows that whoever killed his brother probably isn't a stranger at all. But figuring out that person's identity is easier said than done--especially since the killer seems to be taunting them both:watch me....

Title : Watch Me
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ISBN : 9780778325260
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Number of Pages : 427 Pages
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Watch Me Reviews

  • Pepa
    2019-05-18 16:35

    4.5No sé si es porque me estoy acostumbrando al estilo y el esquema de las novelas de esta autora que me está gustando cada vez más.Me ha enganchado tanto que me la he leído en apenas un par de días.Sheridan me ha parecido un personaje muy convincente, fuerte en algunas escenas pero también muy vulnerable en otras. Ese punto medio me ha parecido que hacía de ella un personaje bien equilibrado. Tanto, que incluso en un par de frases se muestra la gran educación religiosa que le inculcaron sus padres que podría ser el motivo por el que el hombre con el que perdió la virginidad siga tan presente en su pensamiento. Cain es un personaje bastante tópico y que tanto nos gusta, ese malote con un carisma arrollador que en realidad tiene un corazón de oro. Su vida no ha sido nada fácil, pero no vive ni anclado en el pasado ni sumergido en su dolor. Ha sabido hacerle frente a la vida y ahora vive en paz.Su relación me ha gustado mucho, pese a ese pasado en común la autora no se precipita en forjar esta pareja. Al contrario, creo que su relación tiene mayor peso que en las entregas anteriores y me ha gustado mucho ver como evolucionaba su relación. Quizás esperaba una explicación al final de lo que pasó en su pasado y del porqué de la actitud de él. Pero supongo que al final la autora decide no darle mayor importancia.Sobre el suspense, me ha enganchado y la autora ha jugado conmigo de una forma que me ha gustado mucho. A diferencia de las dos novelas anteriores en las que Brenda Novak parte de un culpable conocido, aquí hay varias posibilidades. Y tanto puede ser uno como otro, en unas partes estás convencida de quién es y en otras te aporta alguna pista que te hace cambiar totalmente.En resumen, si os gusta el suspense romántico os animo a que os leáis esta serie… yo no tardaré en leerme el cuarto!

  • jenjn79
    2019-05-23 15:35

    Third book in Novak's The Last Stand series. I think this one is the most well-rounded of the three. The suspense storyline is fairly solid, and it's got the best romance aspect. At least that's how it came across to me.Watch Me focuses on the last of the 3 founders of The Last Stand, a victims advocacy group. Sheridan Kohl was only sixteen when a masked man opened fire on her and her date as they sat in a parked truck in a secluded spot. Her date was killed and Sheridan critically injured. She's never been able to forget what happened that night, or to stop feeling guilty because the only reason she'd asked Jason out was to make his older step-brother jealous. And Jason died because of it.Now new evidence has surfaced and Sheridan decides it is time to return to her hometown and finally solve the mystery of who attacked her all those years ago. But on her first night back, she finds herself a victim once again. Severely beaten, the only thing that keeps her from being buried alive is the timely rescue by Cain Granger, the boy, now man, she'd given her innocence to long ago. And the one she was trying to make jealous by asking Jason out that tragic night. After the close call, both realize that whoever killed Jason is still around, and still wants Sheridan dead. Now they must find the truth, and deal with their unforgotten past, if they hope to survive.Like the last book, Stop Me, this one is another whodunit. But I have to admit I guessed pretty quickly who the bad guy was. It seemed a bit obvious to me. So I was mostly reading to see how it would all play out. I didn't like the storyline as much as the ones in the first two books. The "hick" cops were ridiculously biased and there's not a shred of actual police work. It got on my nerves. But the story was still fairly solid. I wasn't bored or anything.The romantic angle of the book - the relationship between Sheridan and Cain - was the best of three (though couple wise, I liked Jasmine and Romain best)...but development wise, this one was the most well-rounded. Cain and Sheridan actually spend time together and for once out of the three books, there's an actual closing scene for the H/H. As a reader, you just get a much better sense of the couple than in the other two books.On the whole, a pretty good book to read. There were things I liked, things that bugged me (like killing off a certain character). But it was worth reading.For the series overall...I had high expectations for this series. I loved the concept of it. For the most, the books met those expectations. The characters were great, the storylines were interesting. Once I read one book, I wanted to read the next.There were two things I thought could have been done better, though. One - better connections between the books. In some ways, they come off very separated from each other. For example, Jasmine (book 2) is pretty much only used in her book - she has a small role in book 1, and a mention in book 3. Once a character had their book, they seem to fall by the wayside. Skye (book 1) has a baby between book 1 and book 2...but you never find out whether it was a boy or a girl. Jasmine is practically ignored in the 3rd book. From a book to book standpoint, I just wasn't feeling any cohesiveness. That was a bit disappointing.But more so was the lack of romance. Sure each book had an H/H and a happy-ending, but none of the three had romances that particularly sucked me in. The romantic aspects just seemed to get pushed aside for the storyline to a certain degree. I would have liked more solid relationships in the books. For an author who comes from writing category romance, I was really surprised at the overall lack of a romantic vibe in these books.The endings could have been better too, especially for books 1 & 2...but I've already griped about that.So...would i recommend this series? I wouldn't consider it a must-read because I can't say I loved any of the books. But if you've got the time and the extra cash, go for it. They're fairly enjoyable as romantic suspense books. If you read Novak's Stillwater trilogy, then you'll probably like these 3.NOTE: The Last Stand series isn't done! There will be a second trilogy, starting in August 2009 with The Perfect Couple.

  • Marianchu
    2019-05-04 18:25

    Con un inicio espectacular, otra vez esta autora ha conseguido mantenerme pegada a las páginas queriendo saber más y más.En esta tercera novela, a mi parecer, hacia el final va perdiendo un poco de fuerza, pero aún así merece la pena.Mi puntuación 8/10.

  • Gina
    2019-04-29 20:50

    Unputdownable! Watch me won’t let you go!Sheridan is back in Whiterock, after receiving a phone call telling her about a break in a twelve-year-old case. Twelve years ago, while parked at a lake, a stranger yanked open the truck door, shooting both Jason and Sheridan. Sheridan survived, Jason didn’t. Sheridan has felt the guilt all this time, guilt that’s been eating at her, for if it hadn’t been for her, Jason would still be alive. While at her uncle’s home, getting it ready to put on the market for sale, someone sneaks in, attacks her, and believes her to be dead as he’s digging a hole to put her in.Cain’s dogs wake him with their barking. He assumes it’s because of a raccoon or perhaps even a bear. But the dogs’ behavior suggests it could be something else, and he follows them, only to find Sheridan. Finding a thready pulse, he gets her to a hospital, and for some inexplicable reason, won’t leave her out of her sight.And now people in Whiterock are turning up dead; starting first with Cain’s ex-wife, Amy. Amy may no longer be married to Cain, but she’s still obsessed. As much as she wants to punish him, she knows that it wasn’t Cain who killed Jason, or who came after Sheridan a second time. But someone has, and they believe that the current killer is the same person from twelve years ago. Finding out who it is, is even more difficult, as Amy’s twin brother is now the Sherrif, and he believes Cain is behind it all. Everyone in town is talking and speculating. Sheridan knows it wasn’t him. But evidence is being framed against him, and as the terror escalates, Cain wonders how they will catch the killer in time before he strikes at Sheridan again.** SPOILER ALERT** DO NOT READ FURTHER IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.Incredible! Tense scenes, whether fighting a killer or arguments between characters, this novel packs a punch. Sheridan still believes that Jason’s dead because of her. She’d had a crush on Cain for the longest time, and after making love that one time at a party that hadn’t resulted in anything, she’d purposely flirted with Jason until he asked her out, all with the intention of making Cain jealous. She has no idea that the attack didn’t have anything to do her whatsoever.That one night had affected Cain, even when he tried to forget it. But something about Sheridan touched him, and he couldn’t get her off his mind. She’d given up her virginity to him that night. Knowing that she was out with Jason crimped his party mood and he went home, only to receive the phone call that Jason had been shot and killed and Sheridan had been shot as well. But when her very religious parents moved away shortly afterward, Cain didn’t think he’d see her again, and went on his merry rebellious way. Since then, he’d been blamed for Jason’s death by just about everyone, but with no evidence, nothing was done.But twelve years later, when the gun that was used was found by two boys who broke in to Cain’s old cabin, suspicions began to arise again. Ned, now the sherrif, contacted Sheridan, who decided she’d go back to Whiterock to help solve the case. When the killer heard she was coming back, intent on solving the case, he was afraid she may have remembered something important from that night, and attacked her in her uncle’s kitchen, believing he’d finally killed her, and took her out to Cain’s land to bury her. Only, things didn’t go to the killer’s planning. And now, attempted attacks, more killing, more secrets about the past revealed, as the reader, you truly begin to wonder who the killer actually is. Several times I thought I had it figured out, but I was wrong.Interesting characters, tense scenes, love making at its best, a perfect mystery that results in an awesome climax and ending, I couldn’t have asked for better. Then, with the story finished, I started reading an excerpt at the back of the book. Seems ‘The Last Stand’ stories aren’t over, and I can’t wait until August 2009 for The Perfect Couple, the next novel in ‘The Last Stand’ series. Keep ‘em coming, Ms. Novak! I’m loving them!

  • Sara
    2019-05-19 17:26

    This was the third in a series of novels about a group of crime victims who have started up a victim's advocacy group in Sacramento. In this one, Sheridan returns to her hometown to track down the man who shot her and killed the boy she was with when she was only 16. She's hardly in town for a day before he strikes again and nearly manages to kill her before being interrupted by Cain, her high school crush and step-brother to the boy who died. Together, the two of them battle local gossip and the obstacles thrown at them from all sides in order to finally track down the killer and bring him to justice. A great bit of suspense, with a nice twist.

  • Lea
    2019-05-21 17:21

    Sheridan is the main character in this final book in the Last Stand trilogy. Sheridan left home long ago and has now returned to try to solve the mystery of her boyfriend Jason. Jason was shot when they were on a date in high school together, and Sheridan was badly wounded. Now that she is back, someone is targeting her again, and she joins her old beau Cain to discover not only who attacked her but also the killer of Jason almost two decades ago. This is a romantic suspense that will keep you guessing.

  • Myra Marquis Johnson
    2019-05-18 21:23

    This is the third novel in The Last Stand series I am not sure how Brenda Novak is able to make each additional novel better than the last one but she does! You will not be disappointed reading this series. Now on to book four but it can wait until morning I think!

  • Pam
    2019-05-07 15:33

    Great book getting ready to start book#4 I've read them all so far. Brenda is a great Author if you haven't read her books please read one.

  • Susan W
    2019-05-16 16:36

    Excellent. Loved the storyline, the mystery had me till the end. ?.who dunnit....and the romance was great as well. Good job!

  • Anita
    2019-05-01 20:43

    Another day, another book, another Romantic Suspense devoured too quickly. I’m enjoying these Brenda Novak page-turners, and I think this third book is the one I like most so far (if only because the male protagonist isn’t a neanderthal like the first two and so, by default, despite some of his flaws, I like him the most). However, I can’t help but be slightly bothered by the all-too formulaic outline of the romance and the suspense. While the story is a different one, all the plot devices and all the twists and all the secrets are fairly predictable to a ‘T’.As the story goes:Twelve years prior to the present storyline, Sheridan Kohl was shot and left for dead at the age of sixteen. The same man shot and killed Jason Wyatt who was with her at the time. Afterwards, she and her family left their hometown and, presently, Sheridan is part of The Last Stand (as we already know). After receiving contact from a police officer in Whiterock about new evidence to the old case, Sheridan is determined to return to her hometown and investigate the case.But (as the very first chapter begins) the moment she sets foot in Whiterock, she is attacked and almost buried, fortunate to be saved by Cain Granger. Cain is the type who has a good reputation and a bad reputation, though his bad reputation is what people focus on as an aloof, womanizer… despite the fact that he hasn’t slept with a woman in three years. People like him because he’s good with animals, has his life together, and is friendly enough. People gossip about him because of his teenage rebel years of being a trouble-maker and a womanizer. At the present time line, he is the police force’s favorite suspect for the murder of Jason Wyatt (also his stepbrother) twelve years ago just because the rifle found in his old abandoned cabin matched ballistics for the weapon that shot and killed Jason--a rifle that was lost twelve years ago and recently found in an abandoned building.On top of that, Sheridan’s almost dead form was discovered by him on his property.Basically, the murderer has a hard-on for framing Cain for every sin ever perpetuated since the dawn of time.And then the infamous, long-sought murderer from twelve years ago, as well as the man who starts off the very first chapter trying to bury Sheridan, all but tells you that he’s the one. Yeah. That one was pretty obvious.Aside from a few minor background characters, the brief appearance of Skye, and our resident main couple… I found that I really just didn’t like the rest of the people in this small town of Whiterock. The police are a joke (which I have a feeling they were made out to be on purpose, being unable to handle a homicide or cases as such and being unable to remain partial and professional); I’d hate to be caught in a small town where everyone knows your business and is already biased enough to never give you a fair chance at trial if you’re ever being suspected of something. I mean, the entire case wasn’t so much an investigation as it was a witch-hunt--they were looking for reasons to blame Cain for all the violence and all the troubles rather than trying to sift out the truth and find a real suspect.RANT INCOMINGOn top of that, all of these people involved in the case: police officers, related family from the murder twelve years prior… They all set out to crucify Sheridan as a slut just because she had sex once, when she sixteen years old, and then kept it a secret. Aside from never having mentioned that she’d had sex with Cain, her sex life really had nothing to do with the ongoing investigation. And I wasn’t aware that sleeping with someone was supposed to be publicly broadcast to everyone and their mothers. The last I checked, when you have overly religious parents, you tend to shy away from telling the world about something you know that they would disapprove of; and then she got shot a month later and almost died… so I’m pretty sure the entire “I had sex with a guy who has a bad reputation” thing should have been the last of everyone’s worries.But what really got me a little irritated with the situation was that she wouldn’t stand up for herself. So what if she had sex, once, when she was sixteen? So what if she’s going to be having sex with him again now that she’s twenty-eight? Why does it give the officers on the police force the right to make her out to be a tramp? I’m sure if she’d been sleeping with someone who wasn’t being forced into a prime suspect for the murder twelve years ago, no one would even be saying such things, but the fact is, being sexually active is no one’s business except for her own. Being sexually active doesn’t give other people the right to make you feel bad about anything.These “police officers” are acting like immature children rather than professional law enforcement. It’s true that human beings will have their opinions, but how are we to trust our local protectors if they purposely discomfit you for no reason rather than because of a personal vendetta? The “adults” in this book don’t seem to be able to deal with Sheridan’s “Big Secret Scandal” without resorting to name-calling and unmerited sneering. What’s up with all of that “She deserves to be humiliated”, or “She asked to be attacked”, or the “She should have just died out there” bullcrap?Victimizing the victim? Slut-shaming? These people!Of course, I’m glad that the tone of which this subject matter is written in a way that shows that the author, herself, perceives this kind of behavior to be crass and terrible and uncalled for. So it’s really the characters that were riling me up and not so much the author.Kudos to you, Ms. Novak.I’m happy that Cain stood up for Sheridan, and I was also exuberant that Skye had no problem being brutally honest in Sheridan’s defense: ”Getting dumped and getting dumped on are two different things.” Skye looked directly at him. “She liked someone else, so she broke up with you. She had the right. Get over it.” [...] “In my line of work, I’ve seen some real suffering.” Might I also point out that Sheridan was only sixteen at the time, so I don’t know why her ex-boyfriend thought it was okay for him to join in the slut-shaming just because his ego was bruised now that they’re adults.Dude, you were getting engaged; you were in love with another woman now; move the fuck on!But why did Sheridan just stand there and take all the insult like she really was to blame for all the problems. She didn’t ask to get shot; she didn’t ask to watch someone else get murdered; and her sex life is nobody’s business but her own. But she kept letting people walk all over her and kept apologizing for something that wasn’t her fault.As a victims’ advocate, she really needs to get in there and coach herself.END RANTHeck of a place, no?And while we’re on the subject of characters: Cain’s ex-wife, Amy is one hell of a scary, creepy stalker chick and needed to get herself some help. To think that she’s part of the police force, spends her free time stalking Cain almost every night, and investigates a case with personal biases rather than professionalism… Yeesh!Anyway…In spite of all the issues I’ve addressed above, I still managed to enjoy this book. It’s strange how that happens. Sheridan was a nice character, but I needed her to grow more of a backbone--it kind of irked me when she kept pushing Skye to leave. Aside from some TSTL tendencies, Skye is actually pretty damn good at defending herself and she’s not a bad investigator either and probably would have managed to help Sheridan crack the case. Her appearance in the storyline seemed only to be there to satisfy a “previous characters I remember” quota, which was a little disappointing.I liked Cain almost as soon as he presented in the book. He owns three dogs that he commands with ease, takes care of small injured creatures and nurses them back to health, works with wildlife, and owns a vet clinic. Just that little description makes him kind of swoon-worthy. He’s like the ultimate tough-guy with a soft-heart type. And as I stated earlier, he’s not the neanderthal with caveman ideals that the previous two books presented us with. He was sweet with Sheridan and took care of her really well, but didn’t treat her as if she was a defenseless little woman.The romance was formulaic, but also a little disjointed and strange… but I’ll take it. It wasn’t too bad.Overall: This was another fast-paced page-turner from Brenda Novak, as expected. Maybe I like this book more than the previous two if only because I liked Cain a lot.As far as this series goes, Jasmine is my favorite Last Stand gal; I have a soft spot for profilers just because I think the profession is intriguing.

  • Sarah
    2019-04-28 13:50

    2 Star for Watch Me Someone tried to kill her twelve years ago.Teenagers Sheridan Kohl and Jason Wyatt were parked at the lake in Whiterock, Tennessee, when a stranger wearing a ski mask shot them both. Sheridan lived but Jason died -- and the stranger was never caught. Even though Sheridan's family moved away right afterward, she's never been able to put the crime behind her.And now that someone doesn't want her to come home.Because of a new development in the case, Sheridan returns to Whiterock. But when she's attacked a second time, it's only because of Jason's stepbrother, Cain Granger, that she survives -- and Cain's the last person she wants to face. If not for their history, if not for her, Jason wouldn't have been in that parked car.Cain knows that whoever killed his brother probably isn't a stranger at all. But figuring out that person's identity is easier said than done -- especially since the killer seems to be taunting them both: watch me. Now beginnings my raving rant.Major Spoiler Alert Starts HERE!!!! What It's Really About (My Synopsis)Sheridan returns to Whiterock after 12 years of being absent. She returns because the gun found to murder Jason Wyatt and shoot her is found in an old cabin. Sheridan feels guilty because the only reason Jason was at the lake, was because she invited him there with her to make his stepbrother (Cain) jealous. As a result, he was shot and killed and she was nearly killed herself and then hauled away from the town by her super religious parents. She's in town for less than a day when she is attacker strikes again, nearly killing her. Fortunately for Sheridan, Cain arrives in the nick of time and manages to get her to the hospital. Not only does he save her life, but he offers to keep care of her until she recovers enough to be on her own. Give the options available, she agrees and hopes that the past doesn't catch up to them both.Secrets are being revealed and Cain and Sheridan have their own to keep. They know that whoever is out to kill her probably is someone they know...and perhaps it's someone who knows their secret.Main CharactersSheridan Khol, 28 years old, long black hair, smokin' hot, even when covered in bruises. Sheridan is a co-founder of a organization devoted to helping victims of crime (mainly spousal abuse, rape, attempted murder, etc). She returns to Whiterock to see that this time the killer of her friend is caught. She knows Cain is innocent even though she can't prove it. Rough, resourceful, with an iron will, Sher refuses to let anyone stop her.Cain Granger, 29-30 years old and a lover of animals and nature. Though it is never actually said (I think) he seems to be a park ranger in charge of the forest, the trails and the campground located near his homestead. Cain was a real playboy in his younger years, a form of rebellion against a stepdad who refused to treat him fairly. Unfortunately the untimely death of his mother left him stuck with this man until he could make it on his own. Despite his bad boy years, Cain is now a responsible man with a good job. The Other CharactersAmy, ex-wife of Cain. She has been obsessed with Cain since high school and finally netted him by getting pregnant with his kid. Unfortunately she had a miscarriage and Cain divorced her, having only married her to ''do the right thing.' Now she's all stalker on his ass. Oh, and she's one of 3 or 4 police officers so she can do what she wants.Ned, police chief and brother to Amy. Useless, fat, unfaithful and irrationally hateful. Also a bit of a retard. Owen, stepbrother to Cain, more or less decent to him too. Doctor with a wife and a couple of kids, he pops up periodically throughout the book.Robert, stepbrother to Cain, big, fat, slightly stupid, mean, and one hell of a slob. Robert lives in a trailer at the back of his father's property and never cleans it. the one thing he has going for him is that he is pretty good with technology, particularly computers.John, father to Robert, Owen, and Jason (the dead kid) and stepfather to Cain. Working on getting his third wife after the first two died from health problems. He thought Jason was his golden boy and none of his other children have ever compared. In fact, everything that could possibly go wrong is completely Cain's fault.Karen, English teacher at the local high school. Left Whiterock awhile after the shootings, returned roughly 6 months before Sheridan to continue teaching. She's John's girlfriend even she is at least a decade younger then him. Her and Cain have a secret. She seems to be the only one in town that actually believes Cain other than Sheridan.And everyone else in the hicktown, are all a-holes.What I didn't LikeI'm just going to skip all the normal stuff I normally do and hop straight down to the dislikes. The BIGGEST thing I didn't like is how every SINGLEPERSONin Whiterock blames Cain for Jason's death even though there is no evidence, no real driving motive, and practically no proof. Being from a small town, people give other people to benefit of the doubt, even if they were a little troubled in their youth.So after 12 years the gun magically appears with no prints in Cain's old cabin wwaaaaayyyy the heck in the back of his property to be conveniently discovered by some kids. That means everyone in the place automatically hops on the "I hate Cain" bandwagon? Not realistic. Not at all. And how they behave....I have two year old nieces that behave better than these ADULTS do towards someone they don't like. It's ridiculous!!! I nearly DNFed the book for this. Not freakin' way. \And another thing, if Cain has been treated like a piece of sh*t for the past 12 years with everyone shying away from him and not talking to him unless it's to be mean, wouldn't he move??? I'd move!!! Screw that town, let's move!Conclusion The ONLY reason I stuck with this book is because I wanted to see if I pegged the right person as the killer. The author did a pretty good job trying to throw you off the killers scent as often as she could, so I stuck it out to see if I was right(though I may have skimmed several pages), That's it! 2 stars came from the author's ability to make me want to know if I picked right.

  • Valorie
    2019-04-28 20:29

    Omg........ wow that was soooo intense. What Sheridan endured was unbelievable..... Thank goodness for Cain. If he ignored his dogs, she’d be singing a different tune.(actually she wouldn’t be singing at all). Cain, Cain, Cain.......very complex character. I understood his pain and anger. All the years of being the enemy and all because everyone needed a scapegoat. I had absolutely no sympathy for Amy or what happened to her. That broad and everyone around her were a few cans short of a six pack!!! No real sympathy for John either! All in all this was a fantastic read....can’t wait to read the next book. (Oh and on a side note, I understand what happened to Skye in the past BUT she needed to be a little more of a friend to Sheridan and more understanding to said friend😡!) again, exceptional read.

  • Sara
    2019-05-17 16:37

    Although the first two books were pretty incredible this book is my favorite in the series so far. Brenda has a magical way of crafting stories that keep you on the edge of your seat, causing you to get a little jumpy and yet also enjoying the heart warming aspects of the story. It’s a love story and a thriller in one as most of her novels are and they are so addicting and thoroughly enjoyable. The characters are so realistic and believable and their stories inspiring. In this book Sheridan has experienced some truly horrific things but is still strong and making her way forward in life despite them. I can’t wait to begin the next book.

  • Teri Griffis
    2019-05-25 18:33

    On my god! Every time I read a Brenda Novak book i don't think it can be better than the last one I read but they always are. Brenda can write a story like no other. Sheridan Kohl was shot and her friend was killed when she was sixteen. She has come back to her hometown to finally get justice. With every new page you turn in this book you can not believe all this girl goes through to finally get to the bottom of what happened. This is a definite must read.

  • Charlene
    2019-05-02 13:36

    This was an intense psychological thriller. I could not put this book down! Sheridan and Cain are involved in a murder mystery which has affected their lives adversely Lots of twists and turns, interesting characters. . Fast paced, detailed story that will have you looking behind you and jumping at any slight noise. I loved this book! thank you Brenda Novak for such wonderful writing!

  • Lynn Hill
    2019-05-12 14:43

    What a great who done it! You wonder at ever turn of the page just who is capable of doing such an awful thing as this! You are positive it can’t be who everyone thinks it is however you begin to have your doubts too! Brenda can write such a great suspense romance! Thanks Brenda!

  • Emilie Davis
    2019-05-17 17:31

    Great book!While this book may have all the ingredients of the rest of the series., it was a bit more bloodthirsty than the others. The writing was first rate , with great characters and a intriguing plot. Read it, you will not regret it!

  • Melanie
    2019-04-30 14:29

    Like the first 2 books in this series, once I had the time to read, I couldn’t put it down. Brenda really knows how to grab you in. This ending threw me for a loop. I never expected who the guilty person was in the end.

  • Julie Lemonds
    2019-04-28 16:31

    I didn't see the killer coming.. I thought it someone else the whole time.. so when I finally figured it out I was amazed that it was the person it was.. Great story loved it

  • Diana McVicker
    2019-05-25 17:40

    Ms Novak has another intense suspense novel in this book. Love all her books especially the suspense!!

  • Elissa
    2019-05-11 20:37

    AmazingNovak really knows how to throw some curve balls and keep you second guessing yourself. Another excellent read. I couldn't put it down.

  • jill hoffman
    2019-05-02 14:28

    A must read. Kept me up All night. A real page turner!!! Brenda Novak at it Again with another Hit!!!!

  • Megan S.
    2019-04-28 14:39

    Good Mystery Lots of good characters and great plot. Kept you solving and then doubting on who the bad one was. Will read another!

  • Meigan
    2019-05-01 15:29

    Best of the series so far, I liked this better than the previous 2 in the Last Stand series.Brenda Novak really has a knack for recreating the small town and the "small town feel" in her novels. Everybody knows everybody and their business and people have their secrets. This small town was chock full of interesting folks, general wackos, and the rare "normal" person. Most of the characters seem quite developmentally stunted, as many of them were still stuck on their high school years and who did what to whom. That was 12 years ago. Aside from the murder that occurred during that period, high school really shouldn't be sticking in their craws the way it has. Move on, grow up.This book had a large mystery that was intertwined with some smaller myteries, which all unravel at generally the same time. The main mystery is the murder that occurred 12 years ago and who did it and why. Back to current day, a former resident, Sheridan (who was with the guy who was murdered when it happened and who was also shot herself), came to town for some reason is found beaten to near death. Many think the 2 incidents are coincidence, while many others do not. Small town bumbling cops can't seem to figure it out. I had a feeling who the bad guy was, but Novak did a super job of pointing the reader this way and that until I was starting to question even my own sanity. There are too many odd people who do really strange things, so it did make it rather hard to figure out who the person was who was doing all the bad stuff in the town. Several more people are murdered, which compounds the mystery of why Jason was murdered 12 years ago.The romance was ok, nothing special. Sheridan and Cain slept together 12 years ago, and she fell hard for him even though he was a serial womanizer. 12 years later, she still has strong feelings and blames him for those feelings and harbors some resentment towards him. The one love scene, they don't have condoms, so Cain says "let's make a baby", and means it. I don't like the typical "get married have a baby" romance endings, because they feel ridiculously old fashioned and quite passe to me. I read Harlequin romances in my teens, and just about every dang one ended like that. Surely, times have changed. Let's modernize a bit. Ok, it was kind of sweet. But I'm over it.I really like Novaks writing. She is a fairly new author to me, and I defintely look forward to reading more of her books.

  • Alex
    2019-04-28 17:20

    Even better than the first two, Watch Me is The Last Stand hitting its stride. Out the gate, Sheridan's story pulls you in, and you're immediately engaged with every single character as soon as they hit the stage. Cain? Oh, my. This isn't a case of just a dreamy hot alpha male, because while Cain is all those things you expect out of a lead, he's also hard but vulnerable. He's more comfortable out with his dogs, ignoring the hurt and soldiering through past pain while turning every woman he comes into contact with inside out. This is a good man that never got the chance to show that. You'll bleed for this guy. And you'll feel the confusion and ache that Sheridan experiences coming back home, facing old demons, as well as the boy that she gave both her heart and virtue. Yes, this is one of those coming home to old loves stories, except with a murder, sketchy police force, and a side of who-in-the-hell-is-killing-everyone? But watching Cain heal Sheridan? Here's my breath you just stole, you sneaky romantic. Because believe me when I tell you that for a "romance" writer, Novak doesn't take the easy way out all the time. Yes, you will get a HEA. You'll get that. But on the way there Novak gets pretty ballsy, and I like that about her. She's not afraid of a little grit and a little bit of, "Holy Sh*t!" And this story packs plenty of that. Can you get away without reading the first two? Yes. The Last Stand is written in a way that connects, but could still work as stand alones. That being said, any series is even more enjoyable by reading them all, and the first two are pretty good, even though so far Watch Me is my favorite. Cain hit the same spot that Romain did, but even more, because I'm a sucker for going home to find that the first boy was the IT boy all along.

  • Bette Stanek
    2019-05-06 17:20

    Woah! What the heck just happened?!?! This is a definite 4 star read. I feel this one is the best of the series. It had the most character development and interaction, the most suspense and more twists and turns than you could keep up with. I felt completely done in by the time I read the last word. Sheridan suffered a traumatic experience and almost died at the age of sixteen; the boy she was with did die. She has blamed herself for over ten years. In an effort to heal, her therapist thought the family should move from Whiterock, TN and they did just that within months after the attempt on Sheridan's life. She never looked back, but she never forgot either. Now, twelve years later the rifle that was used in the shooting has been found and Sheridan is headed back to Whiterock, TN. She has learned a lot in the ensuing years and plans to help the local police force find the perpetrator. There is only one hitch, she'll most likely run into Cain Grainger while she's there. He is the reason she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is also the one person she has never forgotten from Whiterock. Cain is being framed, or at least that's what it seems like. The rifle that killed his step-brother has been found, in the cellar of the old cabin he lived in. Now, the local chief of police is determined to prove that Cain is the one that killed his step-brother twelve years ago. His step-father is also determined to lay the blame at Cain's feet. Within 24 hours, Sheridan is attacked again and Cain is the one that finds her. That's when it all begins. This is an intriguing read that won't let you rest until the last page.

  • Jane Stewart
    2019-05-07 13:36

    I enjoyed it, but it didn’t pull me in enough or surprise me enough to give it more stars. Mystery lovers should like it.STORY BRIEF:Cain was a loner and a magnet for women, but he never became emotionally attached. Sheridan fell for him when she was 15. They had a one-night encounter, and then he lost interest. She wanted to make him jealous so she went out one time with his brother Jason. Someone shot both Jason and Sheridan that night. Jason died. Sheridan survived. Her family then moved away. Twelve years later, the rifle is found. Sheridan hears of this and returns to town hoping to help solve the mystery. She is attacked and nearly killed. Cain is nearby and saves her. She plans to stay until the murderer is found. The police and others believe Cain killed Jason, but Sheridan does not.REVIEWER’S OPINION:This was a good murder mystery with suspense and some romance. There are several different types of characters and several suspects. This is the third book in the Last Stand Trilogy. It can be read alone, you don’t need to read the first two books before reading this.DATA:Story length: 419 pages. Swearing language: strong. Sexual language: none/mild. Number of sex scenes: 3. Total number of sex scene pages: 10. Setting: current day Whiterock, Tennessee. Copyright: 2008. Genre: romantic mystery suspense.OTHER BOOKS:For a list of my reviews of other Brenda Novak books, see my 5 star review of “Dead Silence” posted 8/26/08.

  • Ayu Wirdha
    2019-05-18 13:42

    LAST STAND 3 - BRENDA NovakSPOILER ALERTIni seperti menonton soap opera, banyak kaitan2 antara karakter2nya. Di pertengahan cerita sih sudah mengerucut siapa pelakunya, karena sebelum tewas terbunuh Amy kenal dengan si pelaku tetapi bukan rekannya di kepolisian. Intinya sih yah orang tua jangan keterlaluan pilih kasihnya terhadap anak-anaknya, bisa membuat salah satu anaknya menjadi psikopat & membahayakan anak yang lain. Menjadi ganteng sejak remaja malah bikin hidup Cain rumit dengan cewek2 yang mengejar & terobsesi dengannya belum lagi ayah tirinya yang jelas2 tidak menyukainya. Dari novel 1 - 3, kok hero-nya ga ada yang punya handphone yah. Ibu Cain meninggal dunia ketika Cain remaja, meninggalkan Cain dengan ayah tirinya (yg menganggap Cain tidak ada) & saudara2 tirinya yang tidak jauh beda kelakuannya. Hanya kakek tirinya yang sayang ke Cain. Apalagi ketika si golden boy Jason tewas, ayah tirinya semakin membencinya karena menganggap Cain yang membunuhnya. Jika saja Sheridan digambarkan lebih fight untuk membela Cain atau tidak perlu mengeluarkan kata2 yang menyakitkan demi menutupi perasaan yang sebenarnya sehingga membuat Cain luluh bahwa ada seseorang yang mencintainya apa adanya. 3

  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    2019-04-29 19:48

    4 STARS"Teenagers Sheridan Kohl and Jason Wyatt were parked at the lake in Whiterock, Tennessee, when a stranger wearing a ski mask shot them both. Sheridan lived but Jason died - and the stranger was never caught. Even though Sheridan's family moved away right afterward, she's never been able to put the crime behind her.And now that someone doesn't want her to come homeBecause of a new development in the case, Sheridan returns to Whiterock. But when she's attacked a second time, it's only because of Jason's stepbrother, Cain Granger, that she survives - and Cain's the last person she wants to face. If not for their history, if not for her, Jason wouldn't have been in that parked car.Cain knows that whoever killed his brother probably isn't a stranger at all. But figuring out that person's identity is easier said than done - especially since the killer seems to be taunting them both: watch me." (From Amazon)I really liked Sheridan...she is a strong character that makes you root for her right from the start. Cain is a great male lead for her. Another great Last Stand book with intense suspense.

  • Jillian (NetGalley Addict)
    2019-05-07 15:27

    Watch Me is the third book in this series and although I liked the book it is my least favorite so far. Sheridan is part of Last Stand and she helps victims. Sheridan was a victim as a teenager and now she is a survivor, when new evidence in the case is found she goes back. I think that this book focused more on the relationship between Cain and Sheridan than anything else. While the relationship was better rounded I felt that the mystery that was a big part of the first two books was pushed aside a little. I still found myself continually guessing who was really responsible, but I felt that there was just something missing and I don't know what it is. Even though I felt that way I still really liked the book. The writing was good and fell at a natural pace. As with the other two books Novak’s descriptions of the characters and situations were so vivid that I was getting images of what was happening.