Book Reviews of Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1)

Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1)
Someone to Watch Over Me - Bow Street Runners, Bk 1
Author: Lisa Kleypas
ISBN-13: 9780380802302
ISBN-10: 0380802309
Publication Date: 5/1/1999
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 516

3.9 stars, based on 516 ratings
Publisher: Avon
Book Type: Paperback
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

40 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 143 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
First from Bow Street Runner trilogy, Grant Morgan's story...excellent
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 44 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Excellent read!
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 300 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This was my first book by Lisa Kleypas. I really enjoyed it. Of course, now I'll have to get the rest of this series.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 18 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A very sweet love story. I really liked that the characters had flaws and learned to love one another in spite of those flaws. It made them much more realistic than many characters in Romance novels. This is a fast read - great romance and great mystery.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 331 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Grant Morgan is one of London's most eligible and unattainable bachelors. He's also a powerful member of the Bow Street Runners, and when he's called to the waterfront late one night to investigate a drowning victim, Grant is stunned to recognize the face of Vivien Rose Duvall, a well-known woman of the night. He's even more startled when he realizes that she's alive. With no one to care for her, Grant carries Vivien to his home and revives her, only to learn that she is suffering from amnesia.
Vivien hesitantly accepts her handsome rescuer's claim that she is his mistress, despite her misgivings about her true identity. Nevertheless, she can't deny the marks on her throat that prove her near-drowning in the Thames was not an accident, and now she must trust the man who claims her as his paramour, for her life is in danger. As Grant searches for Vivien's attacker, the two find themselves falling in love, all the while struggling to stay one step ahead of the evil forces that will stop at nothing to see Vivien dead.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
I loved it, as I do all of Kleypas's books. Grant is a wonderful hero and I'd love to have him watch over me.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 51 more book reviews
awsome romance series.one that keeps you on the dge of your seat!
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 503 more book reviews
This is probably one of my least favorite Kleypas books. I really like Grant in the other two Bow Street books, but didn't love him in his own book. Maybe didn't help that I read the books out of order, perhaps he would have appealed to me more if I'd read him in order.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 160 more book reviews
Enjoyed this book and the new character introductions. Makes you want to read more of the series.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 50 more book reviews
An ok romance. I guess I'm tired of innocent wide-eyed virgins, maybe it's my age taking a toll! I think this would have been a more interesting story if the romance was actually between the courtesan and the bow street runner. The dialog/plot was ok, and the book was a nice lite read.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 28 more book reviews
I thought this was a good start to the Bow Street Runners series. I liked the interaction between the H/h and the theme of mistaken identity. The mystery element was just alright for me but I don't expect an "edge of the seat" mystery/suspense when I am reading romance. This book is a keeper and I look forward to continuing the series.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 17 more book reviews
A great book! The storyline was original. The characters felt real. Reading the book put me into the story with the characters. What a great story! The ending was predictable, but it was a great ending anyways. I cannot believe how much I loved this story.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 39 more book reviews
This was an easy read, but predictable and not exactly a page turner.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 135 more book reviews
Excellent read.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 15 more book reviews
This is the great first book in a series of (I believe), three books. I thoroughly enjoy Lisa Kleypas' writing. Highly recommended.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 1111 more book reviews
Tough, jaded Grant Morgan, a Bow Street Runner, is called to the Thames dock to investigate the death of a woman. However, the woman is not dead and Grant Morgan knows her. She is the scandalous beauty and courtesan Vivien Rose Duvall.

Morgan does not like the woman but decides to take her to his home for care and protection. Some months earlier, Vivien had started rumors that shed turned Morgan down when he requested her favors.

I tried to think why he would be so upset that hed decided to use her while she was under his roof (as revenge for the embarrassment). Morgan was a self-made man. Coming from a very poor background, Morgan had fought and out-witted others to get to his current status. Thus, the rumors would have severely hurt his pride.

Although some parts were predictable, the book moved at a lively pace. The last 3 Kleypas books I read were rather forgettable.* FYI: However, the next 2 books in this series -- LADY SOPHIAS LOVER and WORTH ANY PRICE are part of that Top 100 Romances List .

*Kleypas has an incredible 15 novels in the Romance Writers Top 100 Books (printed in November 2010).

Bow Street Runners
1. Someone to Watch over Me (1999)
2. Lady Sophias Lover (2002)
3. Worth Any Price (2003)
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 28 more book reviews
A historical romance in Regency-era London that has a mystery with it. A beautiful cortesan is fished out of the Thames, at first taken for dead, she is only unconsious. The policeman who finds her recognizes her immediately. He has a grudge against her and brings her home to extract revenge. When she wakes up she has amnesia and acts like a different person. Although all evidence indicates that everyone is correct about her identity, she can't help but be uncomfortable about it. She and the policeman fall in love and pursue the case to find out who tried to killer her.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 280 more book reviews
From the back cover...

A temptingly beautiful woman awakens in a stranger's bed, rescued from the icy waters of the Thames, her memory gone. Told that she is Vivien Rose Duvall, one of London's most scandalous beauties, she finds herself under the protection of enigmatic, charming Grant Morgan. Her life is in his hands. But deep in her heart, she knows he has mistaken her for someone else.

As one of London's most eligible and unattainable catches, Grant Morgan is a man who has known every kind of woman. And the one in his arms now seems so innocent, so vulnerable, that he can't help but be enchanted. And as his love for this mysterious beauty grows, he's determined to unravel the secrets of her past...
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 620 more book reviews
Excellent! I couldn't put this one down ... it has been added to my "all-time favorite books" list!
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 106 more book reviews
Great Author!
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 32 more book reviews
I just started reading Lisa Kleypas' books and this was one of the best.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 162 more book reviews
A great read!
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 36 more book reviews
Vivien is rescued from the river when she is drowning, she wakes up in a strangers bed and he takes care of her until she remembers who she is, as he discovers the true identitiy of this woman he also starts to have feelings for her, and so the story goes
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
Loved it, loved it, loved it! You will too!
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 213 more book reviews
another wonderful outting by Kleypas. strong erotic sex scenes and deeply emotional storylines all in one book. i like the book after this one a bit better, but this story is very very good.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 190 more book reviews
All Kleypas' stories are a "10." This one is no exception.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 154 more book reviews
great read!
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 57 more book reviews
This was the first in the Bow Street Runners series. It was great to read and excited me for the rest of the series.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on
I enjoyed this book!
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 388 more book reviews
This was my first book by this author and I thought it was great. It was nice to read a historical that the main character wasn't a titled person. Will definetely have to get more of her books.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 162 more book reviews
Book 1 Bow Street Runners
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 49 more book reviews
Historical Romance
Regency London
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 244 more book reviews
Grant Morgan is one of London's most eligible and unattainable bachelors. He's also a powerful member of the Bow Street Runners, and when he's called to the waterfront late one night to investigate a drowning victim, Grant is stunned to recognize the face of Vivien Rose Duvall, a well-known woman of the night. He's even more startled when he realizes that she's alive. With no one to care for her, Grant carries Vivien to his home and revives her, only to learn that she is suffering from amnesia.
Vivien hesitantly accepts her handsome rescuer's claim that she is his mistress, despite her misgivings about her true identity. Nevertheless, she can't deny the marks on her throat that prove her near-drowning in the Thames was not an accident, and now she must trust the man who claims her as his paramour, for her life is in danger. As Grant searches for Vivien's attacker, the two find themselves falling in love, all the while struggling to stay one step ahead of the evil forces that will stop at nothing to see Vivien dead.

Kleypas's characters are not your run-of-the-mill Regency fare--Grant lacks a noble lineage while Vivien's "membership" in the demimonde is unusual to say the least--which makes them even more fascinating and thoroughly absorbing. Toss in a puzzling mystery to solve and an intriguing look inside the workings of the famous Bow Street Runners, and you've got a novel well worth reading. No wonder Lisa Kleypas's books are consistent bestsellers--you won't be able to put this one down
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 6 more book reviews
my favorite yet from this author, romance with a bit of a twist
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 54 more book reviews
good condition. A temptingly beautiful woman awakens in a stranger's bed, rescued from the icy waters fo the Thames, her memory gone. Told she is Vivien Rose Duvall, one of London's most scandalous beauties, she finds herself under the protection of enigmatic Grant Morgan. He is the only man she could trust.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 33 more book reviews
A beautiful woman awakes in a strangers bed. She must trust him with her life, but can she trust him with her heart?
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 1186 more book reviews
An almost-drowned woman is rescued from the Thames. She is thought to be a famous courtesan, Vivien Rose Duvall. Inspector Grant Morgan takes her home, but her innocence & vunerability enchant him. Who can she be? And who is trying to kill her?
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 59 more book reviews
She couldn't remember who she was....
A temptingly beautiful woman awakens in a stranger's bed, rescued from the icy waters of the Thames, her memory gone. Told that she is Vivien Rose Duvall, one of London's most scandalous beauties, she finds herself under the protection of enigmatic, charming Grant Morgan. Her life is in his hands. Deep in her heart, she knows he is mistaken her for someone else. He was the only one she could trust.
As one of London's most eligible and unattainable catches, Grant Morgan is a man who has known every kind of woman. And the one in his arms now seems so innocent, so vulnerable, that he can't help but be enchanted. And as his love for this mysterious beauty grows, he's determined to unravel the secrets of her past and discover the truth- no matter what.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 48 more book reviews
She couldn't remember who she was...A temptingly beautiful woman awakens in a stranger's bed, rescued from the icy waters of the Thames, her memory gone. Told that she is Vivien Rose Duvall, one of London's most scandalous beauties, she finds herself under the protection of enigmatic, charming Grant Morgan. Her life is in his hands. Deep in her heart, she knows he has mistaken her for someone else.
He was the only man she could trust. As one of London's most eligible and unattainable catches, Grant Morgan is a man who has known every kind of woman. And the one in his arms now seems so innocent, so vulnerable, that he can't help but be enchanted. And as his love for this mysterious beauty grows, he's determined to unravel the secrets of her past and discover the truth-no matter what.
reviewed Someone to Watch Over Me (Bow Street Runners, Bk 1) on + 152 more book reviews
She couldn't remember who she was..A tempting beauty awakens in a stranger's bed, rescued from the icy waters of the Thames, her memory gone. Told that she is Vivien Rose Duvall, one of London's most scandalous beauties, she finds herself under the protection of Grant Morgan. Her life in his hands.Deep in her heart she knows he has mistaken her for someone else..
Grant is one of London's most eligible and unattainable catches. He knows every kind of woman, and the one in his arms now seems so innocent,so vulnerable, that he can't help but be enchanted. He is determined to unravel the secrets of the mysterious beauty and discover the truth, no matter what!