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Lifeguard
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Lifeguard

3.7 131
by James Patterson, Andrew Gross
 

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The danger isn't in the water. As a lifeguard in Florida resort, Ned Kelly meets the woman of his dreams. It feels perfect except that she prefers caviar and Manolo Blahniks, and he is used to burgers and flip flops.

So when Ned's cousin offers him a rich deal, Ned can't turn him down. It is just a fast break and enter. The risk is high, and the reward even greater

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Lifeguard 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 130 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished this book and i love it to the exsremes.:) <3
Sherri_Hunter More than 1 year ago
I love Patterson. Even when his books aren&rsquo;t his usual nail-biting, edge of my seat, have no food in the house or clean underwear because I&rsquo;m ignoring my domestic chores books. Sadly, Lifeguard is one of those books. It was just OK for me. Ned Kelly is a likeable character and I felt a lot of empathy for him and what he goes through in this story. Unfortunately, Ned doesn&rsquo;t seem capable of making smart choices. Not when he falls in love, not when he agrees to help his cousin with a burglary, not when he goes on the run, not when he kidnaps an FBI agent, and not when he nearly gets himself killed on more than one occasion. I was very disappointed with the FBI agent, Ellie. She came across as a little flaky at times, though she could be quite tenacious at times. Her area of expertise is stolen and forged artwork but she jumps into a murder investigation with both feet, despite repeated admonitions from her supervisor to stay out of it. What I didn&rsquo;t find believable is how she willingly went with Ned when he kidnaps her and then is helping him until he lets her go. OK, so she isn&rsquo;t trained in violent crimes, but she is still an FBI agent, so why wasn&rsquo;t she putting up a tiny bit of resistance? Thrown into this story are a lot of supporting characters that I had a very hard time keeping track of and how relevant they were to the story. So, instead of the heart-pumping suspense I have come to anticipate and expect when I pick up a Patterson book, I got a mostly mediocre story that is just OK. If you are looking for depth and substance when you pick up a book, give this one a pass. If you are looking for a fluff mystery to read on the beach or during your lunch break, this will fit the bill.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was good! i would let people know about it, but i would not rave about it. I have in the past raved about patterson's books, because he is a great author and would tell anyone that likes suspense to read him. I did like this book, but did not love it.
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Curls up
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of those books you can't wait to finish, but don't want to finish at the same time.
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If this was written by two authors, I don't think they proofed each other's writing. For an example; Ellie was described as having short hair and then she, "puts it up in a ponytail"? Hard to believe story.
swlittlewing More than 1 year ago
I am a new fan of James Patterson and have read 5 books in 3 weeks!
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Ella Soshnick More than 1 year ago
The book wasn't the best at the same wasn't the worst. The way James Patterson ad to explain all the sex was the worst part.
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TheBookResortNY More than 1 year ago
As someone who was Patterson's biggest Alex Cross fan, it saddens me that Patterson's books are chart-toppers because of the Patterson brand. I still read the Cross series - I guess, considering the last Cross read was, Cat & Mouse. I just can't wait for the Patterson I was introduced to when I was in my teens, to stand up & take his place on the bestsellers list for quality not quantity. Sadly, I believe he may have been a 3 book wonder. Anyway, I pushed myself through it because I am a fan of the gifted Mr. Gross & it was painfully obvious (to me) which segments were penned by the fervent Mr. Gross. FYI: Gross is w/o a doubt HERE TO STAY!!! I am hoping Patterson will emerge again in this century, but I am not going to hold my breath.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perhaps I've read a few too many of these and they're getting a bit predictable, but I just wasn't impressed. The story breezed along at a brisk pace with a couple of surprising twists, but there was too little logic, not enough believability, and virtually no character development. LIFEGUARD is typical of recent Patterson collaborations. Lately, I find myself wanting a little more, even if it is just a beach read.
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