Friday, January 15, 2010

Review: Sizzle by author Julie Garwood

I waited forever and then some for Julie Garwood's new release "Sizzle"! I even waited for my library to get it since it's in hardcover and out of my budget for right now. That was a two week wait almost but very much worth it. I guess you can tell by now i liked it! Well you're wrong! I loved it! I am huge fan of the Buchanan's and thought they would not be in this book but they are. They are not main characters but have their parts to play which is awesome. I love how she inter-connects the character in her books. Sizzle is another awesome action/romance story. Sam is a hot sexy Scot from the highlands of Scotland and a FBI language specialist. He saves Alec Buchanan's life and of course the Buchanan's are a gracious and loving bunch so he's pulled into the family like it or not! Sidney Alec's baby sitter is away at film school and her best friend Lyra gets herself in some trouble without knowing it and Alec send Sam whose off work for a bit to help out and keep her safe.

Here is the synopsis for Sizzle:
Whether it's exhilarating historical romance or spine-tingling contemporary suspense, #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood weaves magnificent stories of passion, adventure, and intrigue. Now she raises the heat and spices up the action with a sexy, smart, daring new heroine and a smoldering thriller that's classic Garwood--and pure Sizzle.

Lyra Prescott, a Los Angeles film student, is closing in on graduation and facing important decisions about her future. She's already been offered a job at her hometown TV station, an opportunity that could ultimately launch her dream career as a film editor. But heading back home would also mean dealing with her overprotective brothers, social-climbing mother, and eccentric grandmother. Unsure of her future, Lyra dives into work on her final school assignment: a documentary transformed by a twist of fate into a real-life horror film.

After she unwittingly captures a shocking crime on camera, a rash of mysterious, treacherous incidents convince Lyra that she's trapped in a sinister scenario headed for a violent ending. Running scared, she turns to her best friend, Sidney Buchanan, whose connections bring dauntless and devilishly handsome FBI agent Sam Kincaid into Lyra's life. As the noose of deadly intrigue tightens and the feelings between them deepen, Lyra and Sam must place their faith in each other's hands—and stand together against the malevolent forces about to break loose.

No one mixes life-and-death suspense with feverish desire better than Julie Garwood. In Sizzle she burns hotter and brighter than ever, keeping the action and passion blazing till the incredible,unforgettable end.

End of synopsis.
Now if you've read any of the other Julie Garwood books you noticed the in that synopsis the mention of Sidney Buchanan. A few other characters from previous books also drop in this book. I keep hoping Julie will do a book on Cordie and Aidan from Murder List. Regan and Alec's book.  If you're interested in the Buchanan books here is a link to give you the list. These books are supposed to stand alone but i recommend reading them in the order written. Like i said the characters  in these books are inter-connected so some of the same characters pop up in different books. I've read them all and would recommend them to anyone.  You can also see what other books Julie Garwood has written there. she has several historicals that also go with the Buchanan series.
Now to finalize this was a awesome book. I really enjoyed it. It seemed like the characters only knew each other a short time to fall in love but in all honesty it can happen that way. If you look though they knew each other longer than it appears. The only thing that bugged me a little was Milo's character. He was just kind of there. I kept expecting him to run into Lyra somewhere literally. Either he was going to have to come after her or literally help in the saving of her. In the end she has no idea he existed. He was quite comical though which was good. I give this book 4 and 1/2 Modokker stars. I'll be buying it once it's out in paperback and waiting for the next Garwood book!

1 comment:

  1. hey that was good sum up! please let me know if there comes a book on aiden and cordie . i'm dying!