I loved all aspects of this story! The main characters, of course. I loved how Julie Garwood wove the plot & sub plots together.
Of course, the developing love between Grayson & Olivia! I read the complaints that Grayson is just a one or two dimensional character. Perhaps. But I saw him as complex: a tough FBI agent; a sweet, tender lover who was steadfast (yes, periods of absenteeism but working on her behalf even when she was not aware of that); an involved and caring Uncle; protector of those in his life; very supportive of Olivia's goals (her care for her friends, her goal towards her father, etc).
I have always been a fan of Angela Dawe. She does not have as great a range of voices for the characters as some narrator's have but you can tell character changes (if story is clear) and she injects a needed enthusiasm into the story that is necessary to keep interest.
Yes! And I will listen to this story again and again.
While it is true that this book follows the Garwood "format" for her books: strong hero, somewhat independent heroine, beautiful, beautiful, (and yes, often nauseatingly) beautiful H/h, nevertheless, she comes up with some good stories to go along with such. I would prefer there not be such an emphasis on physical attributes as, certainly, not The Most Beautiful & Endowed people can attain such a beautiful love. I ignore The Beautiful and ENJOY the story! Also, all the sex gets BORING after reading descriptions time after time. I would love this book without the sex. I am quite capable of figuring out what is happening without being treated like sex starved teenager. After having said that, this is my favorite book that Garwood has written although I LOVED the Buchanan stories and wish she would do more.
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
Sweet Talk is a romantic mystery with a little bit of adventure thrown in.
I failed to see the relevance of the prologue; four young girls being treated for a mysterious disease. It had no real relevance to the story, the only reason I can think of is that the author included it was to draw sympathetic characters; a possible reason, perhaps the four girls who were "abandoned" by their wealthy and busy parents. That could've been achieved in any number of more realistic scenarios, in my opinion.
Sweet Talk was a bit more unique than the run of the mill romantic mystery. I enjoyed it but doubt I will revisit it.
Julie Garwood is a talented writer and I enjoy her work from historical romance right up into contemporary romance – this book fell a bit short of my expectations for her. However, others, with a bit more imagination, I may enjoy it even more.
Angela Dawe delivers a great performance. I find her narration a bit slow for my taste, so I speed it up to 2X the normal speed on almost everything. This is a personal preference. If I see a book has been narrated by her I know that I am in for a solid performance.
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When FBI agent Grayson Kincaid first encounters Olivia MacKenzie, she makes quite an impression. The beautiful, tough young attorney has stumbled into the middle of an FBI sting operation and reduced it to chaos. Months of surveillance and careful planning down the drain, Kincaid’s partner is furious and lets Olivia know that she’s ticked off the wrong guy. After all, he’s FBI.
But Olivia isn’t intimidated by his partner’s bullying because she’s something even scarier...she’s IRS.
And working for the IRS is no picnic. She’s on the trail of an elaborate Ponzi scheme, one that threatens to ruin the lives of naive and unsuspecting victims, and one she has personal reasons to be angry about. But after she asks the wrong people questions, her life is suddenly endangered. She’s accustomed to looking out for others who are weak, but being vulnerable herself makes her realize she needs help. In desperation, she calls Grayson Kincaid.
Together they join forces to fight corruption, but Olivia is also fighting the immediate and intense attraction she feels for Agent Kincaid, and that may be a battle she is bound to lose.
Love Julie Garwood's contemporary stories! Want more!!! I've listened to other books narrated by Angela Dawe and had no problem however not impressed with this book.
Yes I would listen again, but not for a good while. Although the story is very good and held my interest, the narrator reads the non-action scenes in a sing-song tone which is very irritating. She does much better during the action scenes. I noticed the same problem in another book she narrated.
Suspenseful scenes are my favorite, like when Olivia is hurrying home through the snow storm, and you know something is going to happen to her. I didn't expect what did happen. That scene just flew by. I could not stop listening or even pause.
She tends to use a sing-song tone when reading the developing scenes, scenes that are developing the characters and relationships. Her tone goes up and down, often ending a sentence on the up note which is totally inappropriate and irritating.
Can Olivia survive all of her good works and her loving family?
Julie Garwood is an excellent author whose books can overcome even poor narration. I suggest the publishers use a different Narrator for "Wired."
I love Julie Garwood. Been a big fan for years. I have read them all and listening makes it that much more enjoyable.
Reader, writer, quilter, needleworker, Kentuckian.
The story is classic Garwood, which means quite good. The narrator... I struggled some with her. She is excellent with character voices, but the third person narration is done in a fast, high pitch suitable for narrating a car chase or fight - but she did the whole thing that way. Still worth your credit, just be prepared.
If the narrator had not sounded like every sentence was a declarative statement.
Added more emotion to the narration. It was like listening to a bored person read an encyclopedia
Disappointment. I enjoy Julie Garwood's books and I was saddened by the quality of the narration.
I have never reviewed a book before, this narrator's performance was torture!! It's like each sentence was read individually and they were pieced together. Sweet Talk may be the title of the book but the narration was not. The book was predictable, tedious and way too long. I no longer listen to everything I pay for.