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Heartbreaker | [Julie Garwood]

Heartbreaker

In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger - and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.
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Publisher's Summary

In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger - and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.

©2012 Julie Garwood (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Heartbreaker moves along at a racehorse pace, its plot swerving and darting with sudden turns and jolts.... Garwood's characters are well drawn." (New York Post)

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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 07-09-13
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 07-09-13 Member Since 2011

    Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.

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    "FBI to the rescue."

    I am huge fan of Julie Garwood's older books and I like her newer stuff, just not as much as I enjoyed her Highlander or Regency books. This book is good but I wouldn't say great. I didn't connect with the characters as well as I would have liked. I have a hard time when the main characters are lacking any flaws. One thing that annoyed me is that we never hear the stories being told about Nick and Tommy only that there are stories and that they were funny. Maybe she was going for heartwarming and not funny because I didn't laugh. Narrator was okay, the recording had a few instances where the sound would drop, it usually only last a couple of seconds.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    MickeyMarie Narnia 04-15-13
    MickeyMarie Narnia 04-15-13 Member Since 2003

    I read so I can write

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    "Not Garwood's Best"

    The book itself is not Garwood's best. There is a lot of editorial issues For example one character refers to a pair of sheets instead of a set of sheets. There are a lot of other such problems. Beyond that, there is way too much unnecessary narration that doesn't add to or carry the story.

    This makes for a mediocre story way less than the quality expected from Ms. Garwood.

    Add to that a horrible performance of the narration. The heroine starts out having a little accent that is even referred to in the narration, but very quickly the accent goes away and never comes back. For the rest of the book her voice is simply Miss Bedroom voice.

    The male voices are horrid. Nothing else can be said about them.

    The narration pulls the already mediocre story into the 2 star rating.

    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Julie United States 10-28-13
    Julie United States 10-28-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Not impressed"
    Would you try another book from Julie Garwood and/or Tanya Eby?

    No, I would not waste my money on another book by this author - her writing was amaturish and included details that seemed forced.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rita Tampa, FL, United States 03-24-13
    Rita Tampa, FL, United States 03-24-13 Member Since 2012

    Audible addicted love mystery,lately stuck on love story. Mother of 1 Labrador and 1 perfect man. Work way too hard, and so ready to be retired

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    "Just ok"

    The story just had too much narrating instead of the character talking. I enjoy most of the story the priest as the brother best friend FBI sexy agent and his semi bold sister the end was the best gave it 3 stars

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    STEPHANIE Florence, AL, United States 02-11-13
    STEPHANIE Florence, AL, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Was pleasantly surprised."
    Where does Heartbreaker rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I was terrified the narration would ruin this one, as I said I was pleasantly surprised. This ranks one my favorites of Garwood books. Eby did a good job with it, but Nick sounded...off. It wasn't bad but it wasn't good. It was minor problem which I quickly got over because I was sucked into the book.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Even though I have read this book a million times, Eby did a good job and, of course Garwood writes a hell of a story.


    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Victoria A. Condon Vacaville, CA, United States 01-04-13
    Victoria A. Condon Vacaville, CA, United States 01-04-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Great book!"
    Have you listened to any of Tanya Eby’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Love her performances. Have listened to others. She is a five star reader.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great series by Garwood. When are the rest coming out?!

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Karyn Three Forks, MT, United States 12-15-13
    Karyn Three Forks, MT, United States 12-15-13 Member Since 2012
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    "WONDERFUL STORY"

    This book kept me enthralled and kept me working fast, as I listen to books while I work at a sewing job. The story kept me enthralled right up to the end. I had a hard time figuring out the end, totally, but we all know the end eventually. It had it's twist and turns.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jamie L. Quinn Kulpmont, Pa, USA 02-19-13
    Jamie L. Quinn Kulpmont, Pa, USA 02-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book!"

    This was a really good listen and I didn't want to turn it off! Julie Garwood remains one of the all-time greats!

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    murph rochester ny 01-14-13
    murph rochester ny 01-14-13 Member Since 2011

    Love Audible! 200+ library filled with mystery/thrillers, fantasy, pinch of business, self help. Listen while I design jewelry, walk, sleep

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    "OK."
    What disappointed you about Heartbreaker?

    The plot follows traditional romantic suspense tradition. It just never does it well enough. All the elements are there! Unfortunately, it never came together for me. More disappointing because it was close.


    Has Heartbreaker turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    What three words best describe Tanya Eby’s performance?

    Adequate, pleasant characterizations


    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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