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Action/romance and mystery. I love all her books, but they always fall short on the romance part a little for me because we don't always get into the head of the Hero and how he feels. This time we did, though it wasn't as much as other romances I have read, it still was more then her other books. This book was well written. I also liked the heroine, and how she was beautiful, but didn't realize just how beautiful.
Good narration too.
Sales career / married 40 years with 5 grands, I like wholesome romance or mystery type books. I also enjoy self help or motivational books
Good story line with some romance. Not R rated but enough to keep you interested.
A reporter, an F.B.I. man and a murder investigation. A good story with a lot of twist and turns. I have listened to this book at least 6 times and each time I enjoy it as much as I did the first time I listened to it. When I am in between books and just want a good story with well developed characters, smart and compassionate, I go to this book. Well worth the credit.
A trilogy. Say it in three. Done.
Audio narration by Rebecca Lowman was fine. No complaints about her performance, except she could have made the various characters sound more distinctly different. I liked her voice -- easy on the ears, with good inflections.
STORY: Set in contemporary Chicago and Alaska, this one was fairly engrossing at times (especially the heartpounding survival scenes in Inuk, Alaska). However, the pacing was sometimes too slow, especially in the first half of the book. About 30 journal entries from unethical researchers slowed the pace and didn't add much to the story that couldn't have been said more succinctly. The two interviews with the narcissistic William Harrington went on too long (but Harrington's characterization was vivid -- more vivid than anyone's).
Even though the pace lacked intensity and drive at times, I thought Garwood did a nice job of weaving together various seemingly disconnected threads. Kelly's Root Bear anyone? Marathon racing? Polar Bears and Arctic Wolves? Alpha Project? The Barrow Whalers football team? Greg, Sophie's jealous co-journalist?
Sometimes, especially in her historicals, Garwood makes me chuckle. I have noticed that I smile a little during her contemporary novels, but I usually don't laugh. In this book, I did chuckle about the YouTube video gone viral.
Our hero, FBI agent Jack MacAlistir, was credible. He had some texture. I chuckled at how much he absolutely dreaded freezing temps. I feel the same.
As for the relationship, it wasn't love at first sight, and began with minor animosity. The first sex scene -- halfway through -- felt like it almost came out of nowhere, since Sophie and Jack were barely friends at the time.
Annoyance: Once the two had slept together, we get the typical drivel from Sophie: "I lust for him -- may even love him -- but I am NOT gonna sleep with him again. Gonna stay away from him. Oh no!! Here we go! I cannot resist! Well, I really WILL resist next time, because this relationship can never work." (Oy vey. Give me true relationship building, please.)
However, I really loved Sophie's father, a sort of modern day Robin Hood, protecting Chicago's humble folk from the ravages of dirty dealing fraudsters. Would have liked to see more of him. Unlike SWEET TALK, this heroine doesn't have a vile family. I also liked the scenes with Sophie's girlfriends Reagan and Cordy. Her girlfriends added something without dominating the story, which was a problem in SWEET TALK. I also loved Sophie's editor boss, Mr. B. I enjoyed the scenes between Jack and Alec, his FBI partner, Reagan's husband.
As for the suspense, I confess I didn't figure out exactly who would show up in the dark warehouse at the end. That's a plus.
I love Garwood's characters. My favorite part of her books is how the characters talk to each other. I find the conversations to be very amusing. Her male characters tend to be almost interchangeable but I really enjoy the spunk all of her heroines have.
I loved the last five minutes the most. I wonder how Jack and Bobby will get on?
I think she does a pretty good job. I do find her to read a little too slowly for my preference but I do enjoy her voice.
I'm not that creative, you will have to ask someone else.
Well worth a credit. I do recommend Garwood's historical novels, they are phenomenal.