Julie Garwood is among the most critically acclaimed--and popular--romance authors around, published in thirty-two languages worldwide with forty million copies of her books in print. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous novels including Wired, Fast Track, Hotshot, Sweet Talk, The Ideal Man, Sizzle, Fire and Ice, Shadow Music, and Shadow Dance. She lives near Kansas City.
In this intrigue-laden, passion-filled romantic thriller, beautiful IRS attorney Olivia Mackenzie is committed to making the most of her life, alone. Though she has recovered from her childhood illness, Olivia won't let anyone get close enough to suffer with her should her condition recur, and her abusive father has taught her not to trust anyone. When she meets handsome FBI agent Grayson Kincaid after a crooked businessman mistakes her for an agent and assaults her, her resolve begins to weaken. Grayson seems to understand Olivia's fears regarding her outwardly charming but vicious parents and the lengths they will go to protect their own wealth and prestige. As Grayson protects Olivia after further attempts on her life, they both become increasingly aware that the attraction and concern they feel for one another shows no sign of abating. Some cumbersome writing weighs down the story, but a great plot with strong characters and red-hot romance will keep readers engaged. Agent: Andrea Cirillo, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Praise for #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood "Whoever thinks romantic suspense is dead should read a Julie Garwood book."--USA Today "A trusted brand name in romantic suspense."--People "Julie Garwood creates masterpieces every time she writes a book."--The Kansas City Star "Undoubtedly Garwood is a pro."--Kirkus Reviews "If a book has Julie Garwood's name on it, it's guaranteed to be a meticulously written...and thoroughly engaging story."--Sun Journal (ME)
A survivor of childhood cancer and parental neglect, attorney Olivia MacKenzie advocates for children, works for the IRS, and secretly plans to send her corrupt, charismatic father to prison. A job interview explodes in violence, throwing Olivia into the orbit of magnetic FBI agent Grayson Kincaid, and suddenly she is forced to deal with an instantaneous, passionate attraction that is far more threatening to her peace of mind than the villain who wants her dead. A valiant heroine with her own agenda clashes with a hero who won't take no for an answer in this dynamic mystery that tantalizes fans with plenty of red herrings, complex plotlines, and a delicious romantic relationship that isn't quickly resolved. VERDICT Don't be fooled by the sweet title! This riveting page-turner draws readers into a character-rich adventure that sensitively addresses family issues and highlights the importance of loyalty and long-term friendship. Garwood (The Ideal Man) lives near Kansas City. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.