Monday, August 6, 2012

Review: Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood

Sweet Talk
Julie Garwood
Publisher: Penguin
Publish Date: August 7, 2012
Kindle {p.312}
Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Olivia Mackenzie, Grayson Kincaid
Challenge: 100+
Buy the Book: Amazon

In the new contemporary romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood, a detective and a lawyer are falling in love— and making a federal case out of it.

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.
Olivia and the Pips are highly entertaining from the start. The Pips are Olivia and her three best friends from childhood. Upon meeting them, I instantly fell in love and hope they get their own stories. There did seem to be an opening for that in the last few pages for Collins.

Olivia and Grayson take an instant like to one another when they meet at a job interview gone wrong. Both characters were able to stand on their own and were very likeable. Olivia’s family the on the other hand were absolutely horrible, unlikeable people. It was obvious very early own that they were all about money, and Olivia’s true family were the Pips.

One of the Pips, Jane, became really sick and no one could figure out why. I pretty much figured out that one from the start.

The romance between Olivia and Grayson kept me entertained, but the suspense storyline was a bit out there to me. But then again, when money is involved, I guess the lengths some go to aren't that far-fetched.

Another Julie Garwood to add to my keeper shelf.
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