Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Review: Sweet Talk
AUTHOR: Julie Garwood
PUBLISHER: Dutton Adult
GENRE: Contemporary romance
LENGTH: 368 pages
RATING: 5 LIGHTNING BOLTS
BLURB: 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 has 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.
Olivia isn’t intimidated by his partner’s bullying because she’s something even scarier . . . she’s IRS.
And working for the IRS isn’t for the faint of heart. 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 questions of the wrong people, her life is suddenly endangered. She’s accustomed to fighting for the underdog but being vulnerable herself is a very different story. Smart enough to know when to call for reinforcements, she contacts Grayson Kincaid.
Together they make an excellent team 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.
Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood has got to be one of my top favorites of all of Garwood's books, whether it be a historical romance or her FBI series. Her latest FBI Thriller, Sweet Talk, definitely lives up to the reputation that Garwood has built over the years. I would recommend this to anyone who likes a little romance, a little mystery, and a fantastically awesome read.
What I loved most was how the mysteries unraveled but became more involved and kept you guessing even after everything is said and done. Garwood gives us these great characters and never once do you get lost or confused as to what their point in the story is. They all work in tandem and add more depth and intrigue to the book.
Olivia and Grayson are a perfect match. They compliment each other and at no time did it feel as if it was a stretch that they would be together. They each bring their own secondary characters with them, and those characters add even more depth to the story. I’m actually hoping that Garwood’s next book will be a continuation or a sequel type to this book using those people.
I could really see this book as a movie. I would love to watch it come to life. It was great as a book and I know with the right people, it would be a fantastic movie. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to get lost for a while. It is the best book I’ve read this year.
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