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Sweet Talk: A Novel Audiobook

Sweet Talk: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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

What the Critics Say

"As always, Ms. Garwood creates engaging characters who come alive page after page. The banter and interaction between Ellie and Max is beyond charming. Ellie is a spirited and strong heroine, and Max is charming in a stoic, gruff sort of way." (New York Journal of Books on The Ideal Man)

"Julie Garwood creates masterpieces every time she writes a book. Indeed, she is the Rembrandt of romance novels." (The Kansas City Star)

"Julie Garwood has become a trusted brand name in romantic fiction." (People)

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    Chris GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, United States 10-02-12
    Chris GARDEN CITY, KANSAS, United States 10-02-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Mystery with Romance - A Great Combination"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Of course I would reccomend it. It keeps you guessing til the end.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sweet Talk: A Novel?

    The most memorable moment was when Olivia gets shot.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite seen was the beginning on how the pips were in the hopsital.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    A good book makes you laugh and cry. I laughed out loud and teared up as well.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a good book and great performance.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa 08-28-12
    Lisa 08-28-12
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    "Victims of Circumstance, Friends for Life"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Sweet Talk: A Novel to be better than the print version?

    Not necessarily better, but certainly no worse either.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The intro grabbed my attention and the relationship between the 4 sisters of circumstance held promise that was fulfilled in this book and, I trust, in 3 more focusing on the remaining "sisters." And the male lead was pretty much irresistible.


    What does Angela Dawe bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I enjoyed her interpretations and characterizations.


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

    Honor Before Blood


    Any additional comments?

    It was pretty unbelievable than family members could be so oblivious and ignorant to blame the lead character for the sins of the father. Willful blindness only goes so far. Many of these interactions in the book just didn't ring as true as Garwood's writing normally does.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    sharktail APO AP 08-16-12
    sharktail APO AP 08-16-12 Member Since 2014

    Steve

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    "Request A Re-read"

    Lord, is the Narrator terrible! It was like listening to a cartoon mob boss ( tossing coin, cigar and all). I tried very hard to get past it but could not. Could have been a great book but....

    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 08-17-12
    Teresa NAMPA, ID, United States 08-17-12 Member Since 2016

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

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    "Three words I R S."

    I really, really like Julie Garwood’s older books, but with that said her newer stuff leaves something to be desired. Both story and narrator was mediocre, it does get better towards the end. I was annoyed with this book mainly because every time you turned around the guy took off with out a word for several weeks, without a word. Then the girl was mad, but then he comes back and everything is hunky dory with out saying a word about it. It did have some quirky moments when the heroine was threatening the bad guys with her IRS job.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    STEPHANIE Florence, AL, United States 08-10-12
    STEPHANIE Florence, AL, United States 08-10-12 Member Since 2013
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    "What the hell was that!"
    What disappointed you about Sweet Talk?

    I didn't get 5 five minutes into the book when my ears started bleeding from the narrator. I will have to go buy the book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Julie Garwood again?

    Julie Garwood is my favorite author, even though I hated "The Ideal Man" I hoped this one would be better...I will have to buy the book and read it to see.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Angela Dawe?

    My 6 year old could do better than Dawe!!!!


    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 10-16-12
    Karen 10-16-12

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

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    "if you like 'em Sweet!"

    good old fashion wit, and sexy flirtatious dialogue. Garwood's old humor comes out!
    I have made up excuses to stay in the car so I can listen longer. This is light listening and a good show of a group of girls/ladies who have stuck by each other. Ms Dawe is not a new reader. She does tend to up turn her voice at the end of some sentences, but her fast pace makes up for this. Great for a long drive. You must be an Garwood fan of her contemporary stories. I have purchased Sizzle and I am only on chapter 4 on this book. I wanted to give Garwood fans a brief report.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer United States 09-04-12
    Amazon Customer United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2012
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    "OMG WHAT HAVE I DONE"
    Would you try another book from Julie Garwood and/or Angela Dawe?

    Can't even listen to the story cause I can't get past the voice. I love Julie's books and Angela Dawe just ruined it for me. I don't know if I can continue to listen it hurts my ears.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Loose Angela Dawe


    Any additional comments?

    If I could return it I would.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Aryn 09-03-12
    Aryn 09-03-12
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    "A sweet introductory scene"

    While the preface wasn't believable, it was fun and I liked it. Chapter one was also worth several grins, although for me the narrator (who can, bless her heart, do humor) puts the emphasis in, for me, unlikely places. I find myself repeating the phrases to figure out why they didn't 'work'. But then, it wasn't distracting enough to make me stop listening.

    If you've read Julie Garwood before, you know what to expect, and you'll get it in this book. It doesn't feel phoned in and, while I may not listen to it again any time soon, it wasn't a waste of time or money, either.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    JNF3 08-25-16
    JNF3 08-25-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Who'd have thought? You can like the IRS!"

    Julie Garwood has the talent to write stories with depth but still manages to make them easy to follow and enjoy. I do like complex, involved stories sometimes, but mostly I just want a good, easy to unwind & enjoy story that has some depth, meat and twists. She does a good job with this kind of read. I liked both of the main characters and enjoyed the story / plot on this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kathy Nashville, TN, United States 08-03-16
    Kathy Nashville, TN, United States 08-03-16 Member Since 2011
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    "I avoid anything read by Angela Dawe"

    I gave up on a book by a different author whose work I enjoy because the monotonous reading that Angela Dawe delivered was intolerable. Because this current book was in the Buchanan-Renard series, and I didn't want to miss any and have limited spare time to read fiction, I slogged through this one. Julie Garwood is a favorite, which leaves me wondering - is there any author that Dawe can't ruin?

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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