Friction by Sandra BrownFriction by Sandra Brown


bySandra Brown

Mass Market Paperback | July 26, 2016

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The #1New York Timesbestselling thriller about powerful family ties and the forbidden attraction between a judge and a Texas Ranger.

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him relegated to deskwork and with his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act, met all the court imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer.

Holly, ambitious and confident, temporarily occupies the bench of her recently deceased mentor. With an election upcoming, she must prove herself worthy of making her judgeship permanent. Every decision is high-stakes. Despite Crawford's obvious love for his child and his commitment to being an ideal parent, Holly is wary of his checkered past. Her opinion of him is radically changed when a masked gunman barges into the courtroom during the custody hearing. Crawford reacts instinctually, saving Holly from a bullet.

But his heroism soon takes on the taint of recklessness. The cloud over him grows even darker after he uncovers a horrifying truth about the courtroom gunman and realizes that the unknown person behind the shooting remains at large . . .and a threat.

Catching the real culprit becomes a personal fight for Crawford. But pursuing the killer in his customary diehard fashion will jeopardize his chances of gaining custody of his daughter, and further compromise Judge Holly Spencer, who needs protection not only from an assassin, but from Crawford himself and the forbidden attraction between them.

FRICTION will keep you on the edge of your seat with breathtaking plot twists and the unforgettable characters that make Sandra Brown one of the world's best-loved authors. It is an extraordinary novel about the powerful ties that bind us to the ones we love and the secrets we keep to protect them.

Sandra Brown is the author of seventyNew York Timesbestsellers. There are over eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages. She lives in Texas. For more information you can visit .
Title:FrictionFormat:Mass Market PaperbackProduct dimensions:480 pages, 6.75 × 4.25 × 1.32 inShipping dimensions:6.75 × 4.25 × 1.32 inPublished:July 26, 2016Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1455581194

ISBN - 13:9781455581191


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense thriller. Texas Ranger Crawford Hunt waited for the judge who would decide the outcome in the custody hearing of his five-year-old daughter. After his wife's death Crawford knew that, because of his grief, he wouldn't be able to care for his child so he gave temporary custody to his in-laws. The only way he could cope with his loss was to drink. But now that he was sober, the thing he wanted most was to regain custody of his daughter. The short visits they had were just not enough and he wanted her to come home. Just as Judge Holly Spencer was about to give her ruling, a gunman ran into the courtroom, firing toward the bench. Before she knew it, she was pushed to the floor, being protected by Ranger Hunt. Realizing she was all right, Crawford chased the shooter to the roof only to see him shot and killed. He later realized that the wrong man had been killed. However, Crawford was sure the gunman in the courtroom had been after Holly Spencer. But who was he and why was he after Holly? This suspense had me reading as fast as I could to find out who the gunman was and why he was after the Judge. Or was it the Judge he after? In the middle of all the intense events, there was a steamy romance between Holly and Crawford. I highly recommend this edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense thriller.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fabulous!! Entertaining, Suspenseful, Endearing combative characters.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great rread :) Another great book from an amazing author. Fast paced and intense, a pleasure to read.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly enjoyed I read this book last year, summer, totally enjoyed. I am a fan of Sandra Brown, read many of her books.
Date published: 2017-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVED!!! This was my first Sandra Brown read and I absolutely loved it. It kept me hooked right until the bitter end. Would highly recommend
Date published: 2017-01-05

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