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Most Helpful Favorable Review

6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Sizzle is the appropriate name for this action-packed romantic suspense thriller

In Los Angeles film student Lyra Prescott decides as her final project in Professor Mahler's class to make a documentary on Parisso Park, a dumping ground filled with broken bottles, dirty disposable diapers, old newspapers, and an assortment of other discarded trash. ...
In Los Angeles film student Lyra Prescott decides as her final project in Professor Mahler's class to make a documentary on Parisso Park, a dumping ground filled with broken bottles, dirty disposable diapers, old newspapers, and an assortment of other discarded trash. Near the "land filled" playground is a beautiful garden oasis that contrasts to the toxic dump. On her way home, Lyra stops at a yard sale in which Mrs. Rooney is giving away all her husband's things.

Lyra takes the CDs and tapes; unaware that crime boss Mr. Merriam wants his foot soldier Milo to snuff out the Rooneys as they have something that could put him away for a long time. His goons go to collect the evidence, but it is not where it is supposed to be. They learn Lra might have what they ar seeking. Two men are holding Lyra's roommate Sidney Buchanan prisoner waiting for her arrival. The two females escape and Sydney uses her contacts to get a bodyguard to protect Lyra. FBI agent Sam Kincaid arrives to do the job, but is stunned by his attraction to Lyra, who knows she can easily fall in love with her protector. They are shot at, her house is trashed, and a bomb is set under her car. Sam vows to risk his life to keep her safe though neither knows what the perpetrators want.

Sizzle is the appropriate name for this action-packed romantic suspense thriller as the relationship between Sam and Lyra never cools down. Fast-paced from the moment the hoodlums arrive and never taking a tension breather on the romance or suspense fronts, fans will be stunned to learn who is calling the shots and what the villains seek. Although the escapes especially the pre Sam getaway seem unlikely, Julie Garwood provides her fans with a great taut thriller with everyone (except the bad guys) rooting for this couple to not just survive but to make it together.

Harriet Klausner

posted by harstan on December 22, 2009

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Most Helpful Critical Review

8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

Disapointed

Not what I expected from Julie Garwood. I had to make myself finish this one.

posted by chrislovestodance on January 3, 2010

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  • Posted January 7, 2010

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    Warm, Not Hot

    I wish Julie would stick with writing the beloved historical romances which she mastered and we all have adored. Every since she moved into contemporary writing, it just isn't as good. This was one of her better works yet I reread her historical romances over and over. Sam and Lyra had chemistry but it took awhile to ignite and Milo was a stupid distraction. Read her earlier works and just sigh.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 11, 2010

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    SO SO

    It is not a bad book by any means, just not a great book. Some of the characters were boring, and not well written out. I had to re-read just to make sure I was understanding parts. It did have a pretty good twist, but it felt really rushed at the end. This could definatley be made into a Lifetime Movie of the week.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    Rosy

    Predictable

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  • Posted April 23, 2012

    Sizziling

    I love this author; the book was great except for Milo and gang. I'm a hopeless romantic and I really enjoyed the book so much I had to buy it on my nook. I a fan of Ms Garwood. My girlfriend gave me the book for my birthday.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2012

    Love this story

    Well written by one of my favorite authors.

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  • Posted August 16, 2011

    Basic slightly above average romance story, needs more ump!

    This was my first book from Julie Garwood. I thought it had its funny moments. Miles and grandma got a few chuckles from me. The characters seemed very interesting but they weren't as developed well enough for me to get attached. I really don't like how authors make these romances start and finish with marriage in such a few days, so unrealistic. On another note, the mystery was more thrilling than the romance. Even though both were predictable, I kept reading more for the mystery resolution because the romance was cute but didn't sizzle. I thought the ending was rather ordinary and weak. Overall, nothing was bad but nothing stood out neither. I guess I'll try her historical books since they seem to receive more praise.

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

    A good read

    This was not Mrs. Garwoods best book, but a bad Julie Garwood book is better then most any other book. If you have never read her befor I would start with one of her earlier works. But it was a nice way to spend a rainy afternoon.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

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    Not Up to Par

    Having been a fan of Julie Garwood for some time, I was really disappointed in her latest foray into the mystery/romance world. SIZZLE has some of the characteristics of her earlier works in this genre, but she seems to be regressing as a writer. While MERCY and SLOW BURN afford quite a thrill at times, SIZZLE left me wondering why Garwood doesn't go back to her historical romance and leave the thrills to the likes of James Patterson. Like her other recent "thriller," FIRE AND ICE, this book just doesn't have the plot, characters or suspence necessary to keep the reader enthralled.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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