Protected by Cindy M. Hogan | Book Review

Protected by Cindy M. Hogan | Book Review

Protected by Cindy M. Hogan | Book ReviewProtected by Cindy M. Hogan
Series: Watched #2
Published by O'neal Publishing on March 24th 2012
Pages: 350
Format: Ebook
Source: NetGalley

She has the guy. The terrorists have been taken care of. She has a shot at becoming popular.
Life is great!
Until they find her.
Now she must run and leave behind everything she knows, including herself.


I found myself in a slight disadvantage reading this book. Simply because I didn’t read the first book in this series. Because of this I didn’t know what happened in the first book I didn’t really know what it was about, however this book can in fact suffice as a standalone.

I didn’t really like this book. This in account of several reasons that I will explain in my review. First of all I didn’t really like the main character Christy. Now I won’t be too harsh, because yes, she was placed in witness protection and yes, I agree that must be hard on a person, but there are several things that I just don’t like. Christy, a self proclaimed nerd and an school outcast, during her time in witness protection gets transformed into the person she has always wanted to be. Sportive and confident. At times however she is that person and at other times she is whiny and acts like and immature child. At times she misses her family (understandable of course) but most of the time it appears as if she doesn’t even remembers them.

Second of all, I think Christy’s main attention is on boys. Isn’t her life in danger? Her family’s lives? and the only thing she seems to care about is that she is forbidden to see Alex! That kind of annoys me. A lot. If that isn’t enough, Alex isn’t the only guy. No, there is a second guy and she has no idea who she likes more. It seems to me that she should be more focused on saving herself and her family instead of which guy she likes more.

Aside from that, I found the action and suspense lacking. I didn’t really know what to think about those terrorists, mostly because it seemed to me as if the romance was more important.

I didn’t like writing this review, honestly, I hate to be so negative about a book, but I just didn’t really like it. I don’t think I would want to read the first book, or the third and last book of this series.