We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 >   > 
Sizzle: A Novel | [Julie Garwood]

Sizzle: A Novel

Lyra Prescott, a Los Angeles film student, is closing in on graduation and facing important decisions about her future. She's already been offered a job at her hometown TV station, an opportunity that could ultimately launch her dream career as a film editor. But heading back home would also mean dealing with her overprotective brothers, social-climbing mother, and eccentric grandmother. Unsure of her future, Lyra dives into work on her final school assignment: a documentary transformed by a twist of fate into a real-life horror film.
Regular Price:$31.93
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

Whether it's exhilarating historical romance or spine-tingling contemporary suspense, number-one New York Times best-selling author Julie Garwood weaves magnificent stories of passion, adventure, and intrigue. Now she raises the heat and spices up the action with a sexy, smart, daring new heroine and a smoldering thriller that's classic Garwood and pure Sizzle.

Lyra Prescott, a Los Angeles film student, is closing in on graduation and facing important decisions about her future. She's already been offered a job at her hometown TV station, an opportunity that could ultimately launch her dream career as a film editor. But heading back home would also mean dealing with her overprotective brothers, social-climbing mother, and eccentric grandmother. Unsure of her future, Lyra dives into work on her final school assignment: a documentary transformed by a twist of fate into a real-life horror film.

After she unwittingly captures a shocking crime on camera, a rash of mysterious, treacherous incidents convince Lyra that she's trapped in a sinister scenario headed for a violent ending. Running scared, she turns to her best friend, Sidney Buchanan, whose connections bring dauntless and devilishly handsome FBI agent Sam Kincaid into Lyra's life. As the noose of deadly intrigue tightens and the feelings between them deepen, Lyra and Sam must place their faith in each other's hands and stand together against the malevolent forces about to break loose.

No one mixes life-and-death suspense with feverish desire better than Julie Garwood. In Sizzle she burns hotter and brighter than ever, keeping the action and passion blazing till the incredible, unforgettable end.

©2009 Julie Garwood; (P)2009 Random House

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (266 )
5 star
 (103)
4 star
 (92)
3 star
 (48)
2 star
 (14)
1 star
 (9)
Overall
4.2 (122 )
5 star
 (53)
4 star
 (46)
3 star
 (17)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (3)
Story
4.2 (120 )
5 star
 (55)
4 star
 (39)
3 star
 (20)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (3)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Amazon Customer 01-04-10 Member Since 2007
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    37
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Loved It"

    I thought this book was one of her best. The characters were well developed and the plot was interesting. Best of all, it was funny. As outrageous as some of the characters were, you still rooted for them and wished you could meet them in person.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 07-11-12
    Amazon Customer CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 07-11-12 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "OMGOSH!! FUNNY READ AND GOOD LOVE STORY"
    If you could sum up Sizzle in three words, what would they be?

    LAUGH OUT LOUD


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sizzle?

    ALL THE ANTICS OF THE BUMBLING CROOK "MILO"


    What about Susan Denaker’s performance did you like?

    GREAT JOB WITH THE IRISH ACCENT


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I CAN DO THIS


    Any additional comments?

    DON'T LET THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS SCARE U AWAY, SIZZLE MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN THE BEST TITLE FOR THIS BOOK BUT THIS IS AN ABSULUTE MUST READ IF U LIKE JG. THIS ON ONE OF HER BEST CONTEMP/SUSPENSE NOVELS EVER. AND YES, MILO THE CROOK AND GRANDMA MIGHT HAVE STOLEN SOME OF THE SHOW BUT THE STORY LINE IS STILL GREAT. I'M STILL LAUGHING WHILE WRITING THIS REVIEW.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Winona Decatur, AL, United States 04-20-10
    Winona Decatur, AL, United States 04-20-10
    HELPFUL VOTES
    33
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    70
    23
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Another one out of the park"

    Well, she did it again.... just can't put it down, having to know more about the story. Keeping you on the edge of your seat... Can't wait for the next one to come out....

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 01-07-10
    Judy Champaign, IL, United States 01-07-10 Member Since 2007

    avid reader

    HELPFUL VOTES
    963
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    397
    210
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    148
    0
    Overall
    "More like fizzled..."

    This story was not bad, but it certainly didn't "sizzle." While not a typical, predictable romance, I still didn't' find the story or the characters engaging. The elements were there, but it failed to draw me in. At best, it was a mediocre story with snippets of humor. Your credit might be better spent elsewhere.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Karen CA, United States 10-21-12
    Karen CA, United States 10-21-12 Member Since 2011

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

    HELPFUL VOTES
    286
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    275
    275
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    95
    8
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Must Love Garwood"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    yes, the pace of reader was way too slow.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Garwood has good dialogue, wit & humor.


    What aspect of Susan Denaker’s performance would you have changed?

    Denaker's male voices very good. female ok. but her pace killed this story.
    A faster reading pace would have made all the difference. Not sure if recording studio or Ms Garwood has the authority to assign readers. What good does it do, to not have a good reader who understands the work of the author they read.


    Was Sizzle worth the listening time?

    Sweet Talk, was great! I recommend it. The pace captured Garwood humor. If you are distracted, you miss it.

    Sizzle had so much potetial, but Denaker failed to bring it out in her reading. The funny parts blended in so you miss it.


    Any additional comments?

    Garwood has always had such great potential, but she fails to enter the league of Judith McNaught. Garwoods outline is good, but she fails to bring it home somehow.
    Her stories are just not consistent, so you get good with mediocore.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Gena Barton 03-10-10
    Gena Barton 03-10-10 Listener Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    31
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    "Fizzle"

    Don't bother. Lacks depth and character needed to make a book good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    K Houston, TX, USA 01-10-10
    K Houston, TX, USA 01-10-10 Member Since 2006
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    159
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Sizzle lacks sizzle"

    While I did like Sizzle, it didn't live up to its title for me. My actual rating for this audiobook would be 2.5 stars. The only humor came from the bumbling antics of Milo (which eventually only engendered a smirk or an eyeroll) and Lyra's grandmother. And the connection between the two protagonist seemed superficial/weak. With Sam coming across as a much stronger character than uninteresting Lyra could ever be. I couldn't take Lyra as a smart adult woman seriously, let alone a seductress. Also, there was a time near the end where I fell into a big plot-hole, when Lyra's muted cell phone was supposed to provide the captured confession of a bad guy. Because a muted cell phone wouldn't catch anything from the person holding the cell phone- the point of the Mute button. But it was nice to see how the Kincaid line("The Bride" and "The Wedding") has progressed. So overall it came across as something that would have past the muster better in the early 90s. Where the young, beautiful heroine and handsome mature (older) man meet and fall in lust then love.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Noma 02-06-10
    Noma 02-06-10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    7
    1
    Overall
    "Good listen!"

    I have always enjoyed Julie Garwood books and she still keeps me interested from the first page.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    XYZPDQ Downers Grove, IL 01-08-10
    XYZPDQ Downers Grove, IL 01-08-10 Member Since 2008

    Rootin' Tootin'

    HELPFUL VOTES
    82
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    305
    27
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    8
    1
    Overall
    "NOT BAD, BUT I LIKE HER HISTORICAL ROMANCES!!"

    THIS WAS GOOD FOR A CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE, BUT I LIKE HER HISTORICAL ROMANCES. AND SPEAKING OF HISTORICAL ROMANCES, HER LATEST CLASSIC AUDIOBOOK IS "THE PRIZE" THAT WAS RELEASED IN MP3 FORMAT ON 12/27. HOW COME AUDIBLE IS NOT CARRYING IT? IF YOU ARE A FAN OF JULIE'S CLASSIC HISTORICAL ROMANCE NOVELS, PLEASE WRITE AUDIBLE AND ASK THEM TO PUT IT ON THEIR SYSTEM! FYI--GENTLE WARRIOR IS DUE OUT MARCH 27. HOPEFULLY AUDIBLE GETS THEIR ACT TOGETHER BY THEN.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  •  
    TG 09-03-13
    TG 09-03-13 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    180
    9
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "One word....Boring"

    I normally enjoy Julie Garwood but I found this story incredibly boring. The main character Lyra is a film student and the continued description of her work and the “importance” of her day to day activities wore on me. I found it monotonous.

    Do not waste a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-10 of 15 results PREVIOUS12NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.