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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
Watch Over My Life is a work of fiction in the contemporary romance, interpersonal drama, and emotive fiction sub-genres, and was penned by author Laura Ashley Gallagher. The work is intended for the general adult reading audience and contains mild use of explicit language and some sexual situations. Our protagonist is Jessica Connors, a young woman who seems to have it all figured out, aside from the devastating life-threatening illness that she hides from everyone out there. So when Jessica wakes from a one-night stand with the dashing but devilish Jake Williams, at first she wants to cut him loose. But the events that spiral from that moment on set her on a totally unexpected new course, and one she wishes would last a lifetime.
Author Laura Ashley Gallagher has crafted a very emotive work of fiction with plenty of deep feelings, poignant lessons, and memorable moments to offer readers. As a person who suffers from long-term illness, I found the portrayal of protagonist Jessica and how she deals with daily life to be realistic and relatable, and it was used to strengthen the overall plot rather than being relied upon as a plot gimmick. This deepened the emotional resonance of the story as the plot took many unexpected twists and turns, but I was with the characters at every step and fully invested (and in tears) by the story’s end. Overall, I would highly recommend Watch Over My Life to fans of heartfelt emotional dramas, realistic characters with deep dimensions, and for contemporary romance fans everywhere.