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.
"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)
the fast pace and the laughs
the resturant scene
I know some listeners didnt like her but I did
garwod always makes me laugh
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
Julie Garwood is a very talented storyteller! I loved every minute of Sweet Talk: A Novel. I love her historical romance novels, as well as her contemporary romance novels.
Angela Dawe is one of my favorite narrators who has performed more than 100 books on Audible alone. I really don't understand the negative reviews on Ms. Dawe. Her style of narration is very easy to follow and identify each separate character...male or female. Her ear for accents, such as those used in the Highlander/Historical Romances, demonstrates and confirms a real talent.
Great Book! Definitely Credit Worthy!!
I love all of Julie Garwood's books. I just wish I had read the book on this one instead of listening to it. The narrater has an annoying habit of ending words and sentences with an upward tinny pitch.
There isn't really any difference in her voice when she is narrating female dialog and giving background information. Her male voices are not very good.
The story is good except the author tells you the main character has a "touch of Asthma" but through out the book she is desperately seeking her emergency inhaler. This got old fast. I think she used the emergency inhaler several time each day. All I could think of was the main character needs to see a pulmonary specialist.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
Olivia is a cancer survivor, who was treated shamelessly by her family, when she was a child. Therefore, her relationship with them is almost non existent. The sting operation that she inadvertently stumbled into has repercussions that are farther reaching than the FBI. Enter Grayson Kincaid, who is immediately taken with Olivia and her show of courage, and sets out to befriend her; in the course of things realizes someone is out to kill her.
This was a very entertaining story, and yes I do recommend it.
Angela Dawe did a fantastic job with her performance of the story.
It's great....not Nora Roberts but still great story
the pips....those three little girls
she does a great job on the voices
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....
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
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.
I love Julie Garwood and always wait for the next book. But what a disappointment. I hardly wanted to finish this one simply because of the narrator. Very ho-hum style with the same inflections over and over. I'm not sure I can even read the hard copy version without it being ruined now. Too bad. Don't let her read any more of your books, Julie.
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.
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.
My 6 year old could do better than Dawe!!!!
In the middle. It was enjoyable, nothing noteworthy.
I really did not like the voice of the hero. It was very annoying to me, but her other male voices didn't bother me at all. Otherwise, she is very good. But every time Grayson had a line, I winced. Regardless, she is a good narrator, I just did not like that one character's voice.
Not really, but I think that is because I have the book, and have read it a few times already.
Garwood has a set procedure with her contemporary works, so if you read one, you have read them all. Heroine is strong, meets hero where one is in trouble, the other helps. Proceed cat and mouse romance, meanwhile heroine is threatened by something related to her marriage or family, and hero helps, then the final showdown where something almost happens to the heroine, but the hero will be there in the nick of time to prevent it. I have found this in every one of her books. But the kicker is, I still read them. Her works are no longer unique, but they are interesting, and you know that going in. They are cookie cutter, but still satisfying.
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