Heartbreaker by Julie GarwoodHeartbreaker by Julie Garwood


byJulie GarwoodRead byTanya Eby

Audio Book (CD) | May 6, 2014

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In 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 matters. "Heartbreaker moves along at a racehorse pace, its plot swerving and darting with sudden turns and jolts....Garwood's characters are well drawn." - New York Post

Tanya Eby has been a voice-over artist for over a decade. She is an Audie-nominated and AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. Besides narrating, Tanya spends her time teaching creative writing classes at the collegiate level, blogging, and working on her own novels.Julie Garwood is among the most critically acclaimed — and popula...
Title:HeartbreakerFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:6.75 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:May 6, 2014Publisher:Brilliance AudioLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9781491513781

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Read I still enjoy the author's historical romances more but this is still an enjoyable read.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must read This was the first contemporary Julie Garwood book. Personally I enjoy her historicals a touch more however this well written novel is very good. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Definitely recommend
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good suspense A really good read. I love this author but find her historicals a bit more entertaining. She sets a good pace through this book and I am going to read the next one in this series right away.
Date published: 2015-05-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good suspense This was the first mystery book I read!! And I was pleasantly surprised!! This book is well written and julie garwood had proven time and again her books are worth reading.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Heartbteaker Great story. Never wanted to put it down!
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartbreaker by Julie Garwood Love this book I couldn't put it down
Date published: 2013-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My first try at a Julie Garwood contemporary Reviewed at Another Look Book Reviews Julie Garwood's books are my comfort reads. I have read and then re-read numerous historical romances of hers. However this is the first time that I have ventured out to her contemporary series. I was impressed. I liked Heartbreaker a lot. I have to say though after Heather from The Book Reading Gals told me that Nick Buchanan was a descendant from one of my all time favourite heroes, Brodick Buchanan from Ransom, I got especially excited. Nick was a wonderfully well rounded hero in Heartbreaker. I liked him right away. Nick is not an over the top alpha hunky male and instead he is a confident realistic man who works for the FBI. He is a part of the missing children's unit of the FBI so that says a lot about his character. He has seen some disturbing things that would burn out the normal citizen or send them to rounds of treatments in a psych ward. Laurant was awesome. Firstly what a cool name Laurant is. I've never heard it before and it really suited this lovely character. Laurant is a long legged French beauty that really has no idea how pretty she is. My biggest attraction to Laurant's character was how smart and sensible she was. She knows that a crazy killer is after her and she is just plain logical about it. She recognizes that Nick is a true professional and she trusts every single call he makes. She may not like it but she gets it. Laurant makes no stupid moves and even though she get thoroughly frustrated with the barriers Nick throws her way, she goes with it. Oh how I loved that! It was so refreshing to read that an intelligent woman recognized that she was in peril and made no stupid or careless moves. That is the beauty of Julie Garwood's writing style. The reader is treated to a solid plot and the story does not get clouded by frivolous climatic moments forced to move the novel forward. The strength is all in the well crafted writing. For the majority of the story, the reader is treated to a bit of a mystery trying to figure out who the "Heartbreaker" killer is and then a suspenseful build up as the story draws to climax. Laurant and Nick's feelings slowly escalate forward and they become a well developed pair. Part of the FBI cover was to appear like a newly engaged couple. It was great to read how they were trying to fool everyone that they were in love and all the while, they were actually falling in love. I smiled frequently. Heartbreaker was a great story and I am getting ready to start the next book in the Buchanan series. I'm not normally a romantic suspense reader but I really enjoyed the change. Teasers: Father "What a Waste", donut boy runner, creepy hidden camera, cute matching fishing shirts
Date published: 2012-12-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from "Heart Pounding" beginning and great ending, but drags in the middle. In the sweltering heat, Father Tom is in the confessional, doing his duty. But today will be a different sort of day, for a murderer will enter the confessional and ask for absolution for a sin he is going to commit. But what scares him the most: this murderer plans on killing his sister, Laurant. When Laurant doesn’t hear from her brother, she becomes concerned, scared even, and heads to Kansas to see him, fearing that his latest test results confirmed that the cancer was back and he was having chemotherapy treatments. When she gets there, she’s happy that the cancer has not returned, but her world is still torn upside down, for a murderer wants her, and for the kindhearted woman she is, she doesn’t understand how she can be the target of a madman. Nick Buchanan, an FBI agent and Father Tom’s best friend since they were kids, is supposed to be on vacation, but the second he hears from Tom, he heads straight to Kansas and vows to protect Tom’s sister. When Laurant suggests using herself as bait, Nick argues: he doesn’t want here anywhere near Holy Oaks. But the rest of the team, including Laurant, disagrees with him, for if Laurant was to run and hide, how long would she be constantly looking over her shoulder. She won’t allow it, and takes the decision out of his hands when the killer calls, taunting them all. When a suspect is eventually caught, Nick can’t believe it. Are his instincts out of whack? Could it be that he really is tired and due for a vacation, to recharge, to get himself back in the game? For his instincts are screaming that it’s not right: that the whole thing was just too easy. And even while everyone is assuring him that the evidence is building against this suspect, that they have their man, Nick believes they’re wrong. Question is, if they are, will Nick still be able to save Laurant? **I really liked the beginning. The killer, his whispers, his words, gave me the chills. I’m sure I’d have reacted the same as Father Tom had. And I liked Tom. A very down-to-earth priest, he’s kind, selfless, never shirking his duty no matter how much he wishes he could. Nick, strong, selfless, he’s also very determined. Even when he tries to keep Laurant at arm’s length, she still managed to get under his skin. Laurant, a strong female character. She cares, almost to a fault, about everyone around her. Strong, kind, she helps in anyway she can. Egging the murderer on might not be a very bright idea, but as unselfish as she is, she’s not thinking about herself - she’s thinking about the women out there that could end up substituting her until the murderer gets his hands on her, and she can’t accept that. I liked the mystery, and what action there was, was terrific, especially the climax of the story. When the suspect is arrested, I believed as Nick did - it had been too easy. No mystery I’ve ever read had ever been that easy. What bugged me a little was that the middle of the story seemed to lag - it was almost like this could have been a 250 page Harlequin romantic-suspense novel - the center seemed like “filler”. Stuff that happens that really didn’t need to happen. And most of it was all talk. Had there been more attacks of some sort, more action, I think the story would have been a lot better. But for what there was, it was good. I think, LOL, my favourite part was, knowing how very much Nick hated to fly, he flew over an ocean to get Laurant back. Very sweet ending.
Date published: 2009-02-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Move from her typical genre I'm a huge fan of Ms. Garwood's historical romances so I was suspectible of her first attempt at contemporary romance. I was surprised. The HEARTBREAKER was one of those novels that you think you know all the answer but you get a surprise in the end. Her characterization was down to earth and believable..if you loved this you should read her novels Mercy, Killjoy and Muder List as well ( in this order, so you know who is who)
Date published: 2005-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from a must read This has got to be the best book I have ever read, and I've read a ton of books. This is a must have to add to your collection.
Date published: 2003-04-23