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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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    Christina deltona, FL, United States 09-08-12
    Christina deltona, FL, United States 09-08-12 Member Since 2012
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    "love Julie Garwood...Hate Angela Dawe..."

    I will all ways get a Julie Garwood novel, she writes a good story and can make me laugh out loud. Sometimes I laugh because I can finish the lines for her. But this narrator is horrible, I could do better myself. As the story went on I kept thinking she would get better...she didn't. If I see any books Narrated by Angela Dawe again I'll be reading it myself.
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    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Schafer Bennett The Woodlands, TX, United States 08-26-12
    Sharon Schafer Bennett The Woodlands, TX, United States 08-26-12 Member Since 2014

    My reading and listening tastes are eclectic.

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    "Not As Good as I expect from Garwood"

    Story predictable and boring. Descriptions the same. Repetitive. Not a happy listener.
    Reader was great though. Will listen to Angela Dawe again. As a Julie Garwood fan, will give her another shot, but not if it is the same as this book.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    DK 07-07-15
    DK 07-07-15 Member Since 2013

    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!

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    "Sweet Talk -Too Much Uneeded Detail - Average Read"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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.

    Thank you for taking the time to read my review. If you found it helpful in your decision-making would you please select yes below this review. Thank you.


    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.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Skipper 01-13-14
    Skipper 01-13-14

    A trilogy. Say it in three. Done.

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    "Dirty Dealing"

    The story is okay. Nothing special, but fairly enjoyable entertainment while driving. Sweet romance, with about three sex scenes. Olivia and Grayson, hero and heroine, are perfectly flawless, like Ken and Barbie. Predictable suspense plot involves fraud and attempted murder. Some fun banter and good humor. Some heartwarming scenes with a 7-year-old boy. Some violence. Minimal or no profanity or coarse language.

    The narrator, Angela Dawe, has a nice voice. She read the non-dialogue beautifully, but she didn't portray dialogue with distinction. All four of the girlfriends (The Pips) sound similar. Dawe portrayed Collins' voice with an inconsistent Southern accent -- on again, off again. I couldn't tell the difference between the two men, Ronan and Grayson.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    HC 11-28-13
    HC 11-28-13
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    "Predictable & hard to listen to - not a good combo"
    What disappointed you about Sweet Talk: A Novel?

    The narration (not the voices as much, but the text) was beyond grating! It felt robotic and made me almost return the book before the first chapter was through.

    The story itself was just okay, but felt largely predictable and the romance felt forced and overdramatic to me.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Julie Garwood again?

    Maybe, if the reviews were incredible and the narrator was different.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Angela Dawe’s performances?

    Probably not. Her voices for the characters were not bad (she does children especially well), but her actual narration was beyond terrible.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Zulu 08-26-13
    Zulu 08-26-13
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    "FBI vs the IRS"

    Julie Garwood is one of my favorite romance authors. The beginning was different and the scene where Olivia meets the FBI was classic. There's several story lines and I'm not sure the FBI would have solved all the cases without Olivia's help, even though she's IRS and not FBI. She comes from a dysfunctional family and the main goal in her life is to bring her father down.

    It would have been a lot better with a different narrator. She really needs to work on her male voices.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    brenda cincinnati, ohio, United States 01-30-13
    brenda cincinnati, ohio, United States 01-30-13
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    "loved sweet talk"
    Would you try another book from Julie Garwood and/or Angela Dawe?

    it is so ms.garwood, absolutly loved this book. funny and entertaining. listened to it all day. could not wait to find out what happened next.


    Has Sweet Talk: A Novel turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What didn’t you like about Angela Dawe’s performance?

    i liked it.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Sweet Talk: A Novel?

    none


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Evansville, IN, United States 01-08-13
    Judy Evansville, IN, United States 01-08-13
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    "Not so sweet"

    Started off very good ...but lost me half way through. Same old..Same old. I knew what would happen and a little boring.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debra Marsh Sandy, UT United States 11-27-12
    Debra Marsh Sandy, UT United States 11-27-12 Member Since 2016

    Debbie M

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    "Not Garwood's best"
    Any additional comments?

    I rated this book on how I felt it ranked among other books of its type. I enjoyed it but not as much as other Julie Garwood books. It may have been partially due to the narrator. Her male voices, and her reading in general, seemed somewhat stilted and unnatural to me.

    The overall plot was good, and I liked the characters. The action, however, left much to be desired. I kept waiting for something else to happen, a twist, or something unexpected. Instead, the climax and resolution was more of a series of ho hum events, one of which didn't really center on the main character.

    It was, nevertheless, a nice diversion. I assume Garwood will continue writing about this groups of friends and, hopefully, future novels will be more centered and gripping.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy Palm Desert, CA, United States 10-01-12
    Nancy Palm Desert, CA, United States 10-01-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Keep to the storyline"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, the story line was good, but the "love scenes" were sophomoric .


    What was most disappointing about Julie Garwood’s story?

    Above


    Would you be willing to try another one of Angela Dawe’s performances?

    Dont think so....silly impression of male voices.


    Do you think Sweet Talk: A Novel needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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