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  1. Jessica& Jessica& says:

    2.5 StarsI love Julie Garwood, but I have only ever read her HR books This book just didn t do it for me It wasn t bad but it was just okay The 2 main problems I had with this book was Problem 1 There was detail overload There was just so many details about everything It really slowed the story down and made the plot drag I got bored from the start I kept asking my husband why do I need to know the color and make of a counter top Why do I need to have a whole chapter for a secondary cha 2.5 StarsI love Julie Garwood, but I have only ever read her HR books This book just didn t do it for me It wasn t bad but it was just okay The 2 main problems I had with this book was Problem 1 There was detail overload There was just so many details about everything It really slowed the story down and made the plot drag I got bored from the start I kept asking my husband why do I need to know the color and make of a counter top Why do I need to have a whole chapter for a secondary character talking about her dog dying I get that the dog was killed by the bad guy but that shit could have been wrapped up in a few lines This book needed to have about 200 pages cut Here is a few quotes of Detail overload leaned back against the wall, and began to read the Holy Oaks Gazette he d brought along to Kansas City with him He turned to the society page on the back first, because he got such a kick out of it He glanced over the usual club news and the smattering of announcements two births, three engagements, and a wedding and then he found his favorite column, called About Town The headline was always the same the bingo game The number of people who attended the community center bingo night was reported along with the names of the winners of the twenty five dollar jackpots Interviews with the lucky recipients followed, telling what each of them planned to do with his or her windfall And there was always a comment from Rabbi David Spears, who organized the weekly event, about what a good time everyone had Tom was suspicious that the society editor, Lorna Hamburg, secretly had a crush on Rabbi Dave, a widower, and that was why the bingo game was so prominently featured in the paper The rabbi said the same thing every week, and Tom invariably ribbed him about that when they played golf together on Wednesday afternoons Since Dave usually beat the socks off him, he didn t mind the teasing, but he did accuse Tom of trying to divert attention from his appalling game The rest of the column was dedicated to letting everyone in town know who was entertaining company and what they were feeding them If the news that week was hard to come by, Lorna filled in the space with popular recipes There weren t any secrets in Holy Oaks The front page was full of news about the proposed town square development and the upcoming one hundred year celebration at Assumption Abbey And there was a nice mention about his sister helping out at the abbey The reporter called her a tireless and cheerful volunteer and went into some detail describing all the projects she had taken on Why the fuck do I need to know so much about the damn news paper There wasboring details but I got sick of typing them all Here is another smaller detail overload quoteHaving made the decision not to fret about Laurant any longer, Bessie Jean sat down at the dining room table and opened the wooden stationery box her mama had given her when she was a young girl She took out a sheet of pink, rose scented paper embossed with her very own initials, and reached for her pen Since Sheriff Lloyd wasn t going to do anything about Daddy s murder, Bessie Jean was taking matters into her own hands She d already written one letter to the FBI requesting that they send a man to Holy Oaks to investigate, but her first letter must have gotten lost in the mail because a full eight days had passed and she still hadn t heard a word from anyone She was going to make certain this letter didn t get lost This time she was going to address her request to the director himself, and as expensive as it was, she was going to spend the extra money to send it by certified mail.That is a little from the whole chapter that was just the little old lady next door talking about her dead dog daddy and all about her neighbors blah blah fucking blah It dragged so badly Problem 2 I didn t feel the romance between Nick and Laurant They showed no interest in each other almost the whole book then at like the 80% we have one super rushed sex scene then the heroine is saying I love you Nick is saying no you don t Then they are not together again, til like the last few pages This wasn t a slow burn romance it was a no burn Now I bought 6 books from this series at a used book store for a 1.00 each so I am trying to decide if this was just her getting her wings in a new genre and give onebook a chance or just move on


  2. Lady Vigilante (Feifei) Lady Vigilante (Feifei) says:

    3.5 4 stars This poor book I actually started it a week ago and had to pause twice and temporarily ditch it to get to other books, but the funny thing about it all is that I actually enjoyed this storythan the other ones I was desperate to get to Ha But that doesn t surprise me much because every book I ve read from Julie Garwood both historical and contemporary I ve either liked or loved, and this book was no exception I ve read a couple of books in this series already, and compar 3.5 4 stars This poor book I actually started it a week ago and had to pause twice and temporarily ditch it to get to other books, but the funny thing about it all is that I actually enjoyed this storythan the other ones I was desperate to get to Ha But that doesn t surprise me much because every book I ve read from Julie Garwood both historical and contemporary I ve either liked or loved, and this book was no exception I ve read a couple of books in this series already, and compared to them this book isn t my favorite, but it nevertheless delivered a chilling, unpredictable, and suspenseful storyline that had my attention I was never bored that s for sure Look out everyone there s a new serial killer in town and it s the Heartbreaker From the start it s clear this guy is demented and that no one or nothing can keep him from killing and mutilating victims again and again In present day of the book, Heartbreaker confesses to a priest in detail who he plans to take next, and it s none other than the priest s sister To protect his sister Laurant, he drags in his best friend and top notch FBI agent Nick Buchanan to act as her bodyguard while local police and the FBI work on luring out the killer before he strikes again.Throughout the story, there s a simmering attraction between Laurant and Nick, and it doesn t truly manifest until much later in the story, which I like since I m a fan of slow burn romances Reading this book reminded me why I love this author s books so much She has such strong depictions of not just the main characters but the side characters too like Noah Clayborne and there s a nice amount of dry humor and witty banter thrown in as well And the suspense and mystery was done well for a second there I thought the story would go down the predictable route but I was wrong There s quite a number of red herrings and I didn t figure out who the culprit was until the very end The balance between romance and suspense wastipped towards the latter and since I m a fan of RS reads to have a littlesuspense than romance, this worked well in my favor The romance was a pretty minor aspect, but the book had just enough to get me giddy and invested in Nick and Laurant as a couple.However, there were also a few things that didn t work for me and made the story drag a little First, there were too many side characters and all their problems and role in the story made my head dizzy There s definitely a reason why each and every one of these characters are present but I wish the author could ve kept their roles at a minimum and shifted her focus mainly on Laurant and Nick After reading multiple RS books from this author I see a pattern in the way she approaches the romance in these storiesoften it s the heroine who will realize her feelings for the hero and will voice them and scare off the hero because he just wants to protect her, or he s too afraid to get hurt Even though this is the first book in this series, I didn t read this one first and so to see this same romance timeline yet again bothered me In the romance department, I wish there wasflair, originality, and development Aside from those concerns, the rest of the story was a solid read I loved the suspense aspect of the book, both main characters were likable and complemented each other well, and the side characters were fantastic too loved Noah If I didn t have to pause it twice to go to other books, I know this is a story I would ve finished in one sitting.Heartbreaker is the first book in the Buchanan Renard MacKenna series and just like the other books, is an interconnected standalone


  3. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    I am very late to be reading one of Julie Garwood s romantic suspense, especially since I consider her one of my favorite authors, and I love her historicals Honestly, I had my pout on because she doesn t write historicals any, and I just never got around to reading the contemporaries, although I planned to do so at some juncture I am glad I finally got that nudge from the Julie Garwood group on Goodreads, because what most of what I love about her historical book is here in Heartbreaker I am very late to be reading one of Julie Garwood s romantic suspense, especially since I consider her one of my favorite authors, and I love her historicals Honestly, I had my pout on because she doesn t write historicals any, and I just never got around to reading the contemporaries, although I planned to do so at some juncture I am glad I finally got that nudge from the Julie Garwood group on Goodreads, because what most of what I love about her historical book is here in Heartbreaker The main difference is the contemporary setting, the subject matter being much darker, andemphasis on the suspense That is as it should be, of course.As far as characterizations, as usual, I loved the main characters Laurant has both the sweetness and determination of the usual JG historical heroine I like that she s a very nice woman, but strong and stands up for herself She really earned my respect that she fought past her fears and took personal responsibility of helping the FBI draw out the killer who was stalking her And she was very afraid But she didn t want anywomen to die in the meantime She was brave enough to admit she fell in love with Nick, even knowing that chances were against them working out I also loved Nick He is the strong, solid hero that JG writes so well He also expresses the bewilderment that cracks me up about JG s heroes when he falls so hard for Laurant, despite his determination not to do so It was hilarious how he acted when Laurant told him she loved him He was determined not to believe her because he was afraid to acknowledge that he loved her back I think his gesture at the end was perfect, considering how petrified he was about flying.If you ve read enough of my reviews, you know I am not a big fan of the serial killer theme, so I won t beat a dead horse I do have to say that the villain in this book was pretty darn nasty, and Garwood surprised me at who it was I had gone through my list of suspects and the culprit was not who I expected She did a good job with the red herrings, where you couldn t immediately pick out the bad guy I m glad she wasn t too descriptive with the acts of the killer That is a real turnoff for me I had enough information to realize he was a sick puppy, and that was good for me I felt terrible for his victim The poor girl never got a chance to make a good life for herself.I also loved the secondary characters like Tommy, Laurant s brother, Noah, an FBI colleague of Nick s who is absolutely shameless, and the inhabitants of the small town of Holy Oaks I would love to seeof Tommy because he s a sweet guy And Noah is definitely a character I want to follow He made me laugh a lot Garwood s homey storytelling was evident in the interactions between her main characters and the supporting ones I laughed a lot and it tempered the disgust and fear the villain engenders The climax was very exciting The sense of risk very evident I loved how Laurant thought on her feet, despite her desperate situation The villain was suitably dangerous, definitely not a paper tiger I was glad they got him, and although it wasn t without cost, things worked out well And I was able to see how much Nick cared about Laurant, despite his determination to walk away He tickled me at how he was acting in the emergency room With a combination of Julie Garwood s singular romance writing and intense suspense, Heartbreaker is a very good book I can t give it five stars because it doesn t quite measure up to her historicals and like I said, the serial killer theme isn t a favorite of mine But despite those things, I enjoyed reading it and I am glad to findJulie Garwood characters to follow Looking forward to diving into Mercy next, as soon as I am able to find a copy and have time to read it


  4. Mo Mo says:

    Mmmm It was OK but didn t make the four or five star mark for me I was on holidays and dipping in now and again to the book Maybe if I had read it in one or two sittings it would have worked better It felt a bit dated and old fashioned at times Sometimes that works for me but not really this time.Sorry for the short review, but I finished this a while back Mmmm It was OK but didn t make the four or five star mark for me I was on holidays and dipping in now and again to the book Maybe if I had read it in one or two sittings it would have worked better It felt a bit dated and old fashioned at times Sometimes that works for me but not really this time.Sorry for the short review, but I finished this a while back


  5. Lisa Kay Lisa Kay says:

    Montgomery Clift in Alfred Hitchcock s 1953 I ConfessThis is a review of the audiobook I ve heard Tanya Eby read before and thought she delivered nice performances however, I wasn t thrilled over her narration in this one Especially her supposed subtle French accent for Laurant Madden, the heroine who grew up in a French convent It did NOT sound remotely French to me Ms Eby s diction is good, as is her pacing Her differentiation of characters wasn t terrible, but I ve heard h Montgomery Clift in Alfred Hitchcock s 1953 I ConfessThis is a review of the audiobook I ve heard Tanya Eby read before and thought she delivered nice performances however, I wasn t thrilled over her narration in this one Especially her supposed subtle French accent for Laurant Madden, the heroine who grew up in a French convent It did NOT sound remotely French to me Ms Eby s diction is good, as is her pacing Her differentiation of characters wasn t terrible, but I ve heard her do better Nick and Noah sounded exactly the same.I m one of those readers who still laments Garwood s shift from Historical Romance to Romantic Suspense Still, I did like this darker foray into this popular contemporary genre The psycho was just a tad too perverted for me, but I was expecting it.The story starts off with Father Thomas Madden, a Catholic Priest, who hears the confession of an evil man However, part of this confession hasn t take place yet One other important thing it involves sinister plans towards Father Thomas s sister, the heroine So, who should Father Thomas call to protect his beloved Laurant His best friend, FBI agent Nicolas Benjamin Buchanan.And what better way to shield Laurant and rile the psycho than to pretend to be Laurant s fianc Throw in the upcoming wedding of a dear friend, a jealous co worker, and a few arrogant home town characters young and old and you have a nice little suspense


  6. WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker says:

    3.5 stars


  7. KatieV KatieV says:

    Meh It passed the time, but lacked the charm of her historical romances Maybe she getsin the groove in later volumes Audio was average.


  8. Mei Mei says:

    Well, it was interesting, but it didn t made me rave.The romantic part of the story between Nick and Laurant was lukewarm and didn t made me feel the fizz It developed toward the end with one sex scene and soon after the usual I m bad for her, so I ll leave trope I didn t feel the love sorry..The most interesting part was the suspense part And I m glad, because this is mainly a suspense crime novel.Some tedious parts that could have been avioded, but that I didn t hate.So, summing all up Well, it was interesting, but it didn t made me rave.The romantic part of the story between Nick and Laurant was lukewarm and didn t made me feel the fizz It developed toward the end with one sex scene and soon after the usual I m bad for her, so I ll leave trope I didn t feel the love sorry..The most interesting part was the suspense part And I m glad, because this is mainly a suspense crime novel.Some tedious parts that could have been avioded, but that I didn t hate.So, summing all up it s a solid 3 stars


  9. Shannon C. Shannon C. says:

    2.5 starsI had a hard time getting into this book While I usually like mystery suspense books, this one felt too formulatic and predictable girl is target of crazy killer, agent acts as bodyguard, girl and agent hook up I found Laurant, the lead gal, to be an insipid pollyanna of a character I didn t connect with her and found her annoying Nick, the agent bodyguard, wasa bitbelievable I didn t buy into their romantic relationship It wasn t developed enough and then, boom, she 2.5 starsI had a hard time getting into this book While I usually like mystery suspense books, this one felt too formulatic and predictable girl is target of crazy killer, agent acts as bodyguard, girl and agent hook up I found Laurant, the lead gal, to be an insipid pollyanna of a character I didn t connect with her and found her annoying Nick, the agent bodyguard, wasa bitbelievable I didn t buy into their romantic relationship It wasn t developed enough and then, boom, she supposedly loves him I forced myself to keep reading The last 15% picked up and got a bit better, which is why I m squeezing out 2.5 stars for the book instead of only 2.If you are looking for good romantic mystery suspense, I d recommend the I team series by Pamela Clare, In Death series by JD Robb, Mr Perfect Cry No More by Linda Howard, Deadly series by Cythia Eden, Bodyguards Black Ops by Cindy Gerard or Steele Street series by Tara Janzen over this book I highly enjoyed all of these.If you like straight suspense thrillers ie, light on the romance , check out the Lucas Davenport cop books by John Sanford, Tami Hoag thrillers, Alexandra Cooper series by Linda Fairstein, Forensic series by Kathy Reichs, Alex Davenport series by Jonathan Kellerman, and Greg Isles thrillers Great reads


  10. Tammy Tammy says:

    In this Julie Garwood thriller, a psychopath a k a the Heartbreaker confesses to the brutal murder of a young woman to a priest Then he makes his intentions known to kidnap, torture and murder the priest s sister, Laurent, next The priest contacts his best friend, local FBI super agent, Nick, and a full blown whodunit takes place as Nick fights to protect Laurent.It is fair to say that the first chapter of this book scared the unholy crap out of me I suspect this was because I listened to t In this Julie Garwood thriller, a psychopath a k a the Heartbreaker confesses to the brutal murder of a young woman to a priest Then he makes his intentions known to kidnap, torture and murder the priest s sister, Laurent, next The priest contacts his best friend, local FBI super agent, Nick, and a full blown whodunit takes place as Nick fights to protect Laurent.It is fair to say that the first chapter of this book scared the unholy crap out of me I suspect this was because I listened to the audio version while commuting to work The voice of the villian was creepy Very, very creepy But so perfect for the part.While this book held my interest, it was predictable The romance and the sex scenes were written with a little too much purple prose for my taste Laurent a former European model went from 30 something virgin to instant sex kitten Another cliche that I m not crazy about But all in all, it was an okay book I highly recommend the audio version if you can get your hands on it


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Heartbreaker Bless me father, for I will sinIn the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim Tom s sister, Laurant In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger and one false move will cost both of them everything that mattersLet New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood take you on a thrilling excursion into the soaring heights and the darkest impulses of the human heart

  • Paperback
  • 520 pages
  • Heartbreaker
  • Julie Garwood
  • English
  • 09 November 2017
  • 1416503811

About the Author: Julie Garwood

Withthan 35 million books in print and 26 NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers, Julie Garwood has earned a position among America s favorite fiction writers.Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Ms Garwood attributes much of her success to growing up in a large family of Irish heritage The Irish are great storytellers who relish getting all of the details and nuances of every situation Add in the fact that I was the sixth of seven children Early in life, I learned that self expression had to be forceful, imaginative, and quick, says Ms Garwood She began her writing career when the youngest of her three children entered school After the publications of two young adult books, she turned her talents to historical fiction Her first novel, GENTLE WARRIOR, was published by Pocket Books in 1985 Since then, she has branched into other genres including contemporary romantic suspense Today, her name appears regularly on the bestseller lists of every major publication in the country, and her books are translated into dozens of languages around the world Her bestselling novel FOR THE ROSES was adapted for the HALLMARK HALL OF FAME television movie ROSE HILL.Ms Garwood lives in Leawood, KS and is currently working on her next novel.