Julie Garwood is among the most critically acclaimed - and popular - romance authors around, with 36 million copies of her books in print. And now, with The Ideal Man, Garwood is poised to expand that already huge audience.
Dr. Ellie Sullivan has just completed her residency at a large urban hospital. While jogging in a park nearby, she witnesses the shooting of an FBI agent in pursuit of wanted criminals, a couple identified as the Landrys. The only person to see the shooter’s face, Ellie is suddenly at the center of a criminal investigation.
Agent Max Daniels takes over the Landry case. A no-nonsense lawman, he’s definitely not the ideal man that Ellie has always imagined, yet she’s attracted to him in a way she can’t explain.
Ellie heads home to Winston Falls, South Carolina, to attend her sister’s wedding. Shortly after she arrives, though, she receives a surprise visitor: Max Daniels. The Landrys have been captured, and she’ll be called to testify. But they’ve been captured before, and each time the witnesses are scared into silence - or disappear before they can take the stand. Max vows to be Ellie’s shadow until the trial, and it isn’t long before sparks fly....
©2011 Julie Garwood (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I found this modern book well written. I usually read her historical romance; but I found this book compelling.
It was a very interesting story. I liked the dual story and how Ellie overcomes her troubles with the help of Max.
I hate to say this but I really like the sister getting married. I really wanted to just slap her. She made a really big impression.
It made me laugh and think about what happens out in the bad world.
very enjoyable experience. Enjoyed the story line and the narrator was very good.
The plot was good and the book was an easy listen
I have not listened to Christina Traister before but she did a great job reading the story so others would enjoy listening.
life is a book
Good story which involved family, love, suspense and resolution....I enjoyed it.
no, however, good job
NOT really, but I did want to keep going.
Kind of a girls book...and worth the rea
I enjoyed this book.
I was slightly confused about the lead character's sister story with the Navy Seal as the timing of how long he was deployed, no contact with the sister, etc. Other than that I enjoyed the story.
This is not a good book - would not have thought that Julie Garwood wrote this book. I was really disappointed. Normally, I can't put down a Garwood novel and read it cover to cover. The conversations were choppy and the amount of detail detracted from the story because it just didn't flow. It was also such a contrived and convoluted plot that had elements that were not essential to the story and should have been left out. I wasn't able to really lose myself in the book and then it wrapped up with a few quick lines.
Oh and another horrible southern accent - narrator should have forgone that attempt.
JG is such a good writer. This is a small book compared to others but it packs a good story, well written. Great hook from the beginning, grabs you and holds you in this book. This is such smart well done narration. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects.
I would definitely listen to this book again. It has humor, romance, and even some mystery.
I can't say because it would give the ending away
Loved this book, great story, narrated well, .......... she is a prodigy, super smart, a trauma ER surgeon, he is a macho FBI Agent, this story is modern day. He meets her when there is a shooting near the hospital,where she happens to be jogging in the park near the hospital after work........... sparks fly from the get go, ....the story takes off from there. I cant tell more without giving the story away, but it is well worth the purchase. Loved it, enjoy.....
Overall I liked the story. Though it was a bit surprising how Ellie's parents and family tolerated a B like Eva. You can totally see how she turned out the way she did since the parents didn't straighten her out when she acted like a capital B. she was an irritating distraction from an otherwise good story. The other characters were likable and interesting.
Even Ellie gave in and attended the event at the end. Granted, things happen in families and everyone must find a way to get over them. But, all I saw was everyone accommodating this despicable person and acting as if they didn't know how she'd gotten that way. In a case like that she'd be better off not knowing her, sister or no.
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