Sweet Anger

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Kari Wynne is desperately searching for the truth surrounding her husband's death but the man who destroyed his reputation, who she should really hate, is awakening in her a passion that she has never known before.

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Overview

Kari Wynne is desperately searching for the truth surrounding her husband's death but the man who destroyed his reputation, who she should really hate, is awakening in her a passion that she has never known before.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780446603089
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 226,722
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 6.75 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra Brown

Sandra Brown is the author of sixty New York Times bestsellers, including TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005), WHITE HOT (2004), HELLO, DARKNESS (2003), THE CRUSH (2002), ENVY (2001), THE SWITCH (2000), THE ALIBI (1999), UNSPEAKABLE (1998) and FAT TUESDAY (1997), all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot. Brown now has over eighty million copies of her books in print worldwide, and her work has been translated into thirty-four languages.

Biography

In 1979, Sandra Brown lost her job at a television program and decided to give writing a try. She bought an armful of romance novels and writing books, set up a typewriter on a card table and wrote her first novel. Harlequin passed but Dell bit, and Brown was off and writing, publishing her works under an assortment of pseudonyms.

From such modest beginnings, Brown has evolved into multimillion publishing empire of one, the CEO of her own literary brand; she towers over the landscape of romantic fiction. Brown has used her growing clout to insist her publishers drop the bosom-and-biceps covers and has added more intricate subplots, suspense, and even unhappy endings to her work. The result: A near-constant presence on The New York Times bestsellers list. In 1992, she had three on the list at the same time, joining that exclusive club of Stephen King, Tom Clancy, J. K. Rowling, and Danielle Steel.

Her work in the mainstream realm has taken her readers into The White House, where the president's newborn dies mysteriously; the oil fields and bedrooms of a Dallas-like family dynasty; and the sexual complications surrounding an investigation into an evangelist's murder. Such inventions have made her a distinct presence in a crowded genre.

"Brown is perhaps best known now for her longer novels of romantic suspense. The basic outline for these stories has passionate love, lust, and violence playing out against a background of unraveling secrets and skeletons jumping out of family closets," wrote Barbara E. Kemp in the book Twentieth-Century Romance & Historical Writers . Kemp also praises Brown's sharp dialogue and richly detailed characters. "However, her greatest key to success is probably that she invites her readers into a fantasy world of passion, intrigue, and danger," she wrote. "They too can face the moral and emotional dilemmas of the heroine, safe in the knowledge that justice and love will prevail."

Critics give her points for nimble storytelling but are cooler to her "serviceable prose," in the words of one Publishers Weekly reviewer. Still, when writing a crack page-turner, the plot's the thing. A 1992 New York Times review placed Brown among a group of a writers "who have mastered the art of the slow tease."

Staggeringly prolific, Brown found her writing pace ground to a halt when she was given a different assignment. A magazine had asked her for an autobiographical piece, and it took her months to complete. Her life in the suburbs, though personally fulfilling, was nonetheless blander than fiction. That may be why she dives into her fiction writing with such workhorse gusto. "I love being the bad guy," she told Publishers Weekly in 1995, "simply because I was always so responsible, so predictable growing up. I made straight A's and never got into any trouble, and I still impose those standards on myself. So writing is my chance to escape and become the sleaziest, scummiest role."

When she started writing, her goal was always to break out of the parameters of romance. After about 45 romances, the woman who counts Tennessee Williams and Taylor Caldwell among her influences told The New York Times that felt she had reached a plateau. In fact, she doesn't even look at her books as romances anymore. "I think of my books now as suspense novels, usually with a love story incorporated," she said. "They're absolutely a lot harder to write than romances. They take more plotting and real character development. Each book is a stretch for me, and I try something interesting each time that males will like as well as women."

Good To Know

  • "I hate to exercise and only do so because I absolutely must."

  • "I love to eat and my favorite foods are all bad for the body. Fried chicken and gravy, TexMex, red meat (hey, I'm from Texas!). My only saving grace is that I'm not that fond of sweets. Salty is my thing. Chocolate cake and ice cream I can skip. But a bag of Fritos. . ."

  • "It takes me a long time to go to sleep, usually because I read in bed and hate to put down the book. But when I do nod off, I'm a champion sleeper. I can easily do eight or nine hours a night."

  • "My worst "thing" is mean-spirited people. People who deliberately belittle or embarrass someone really irk me. The people I admire most are the ones who find something good about even the most undesirable individual. That was a quality my mother had, the one I hope most to emulate."

  • "I have a fear of gravity. Recently my whole family went to Belize. We had several adventures. We tubed a river through miles of cave, wearing head lamps so we'd have illumination. No problem. I scaled Mayan ruins. I rode horseback (on a monster named Al Capone) through the rain forest. No problem. But I couldn't zip line. Even though my five-year-old grandsons did it with glee, I just couldn't make that leap."

  • "I and my husband are huge fans of Jeopardy! We never miss it if we can help it. Does that make us complete dorks?"

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      1. Also Known As:
        Laura Jordan, Rachel Ryan and Erin St. Claire
      2. Hometown:
        Arlington, TX
      1. Date of Birth:
        March 12, 1948
      2. Place of Birth:
        Waco, Texas
      1. Education:
        Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, Texas Christian University, 2008
      2. Website:

    Customer Reviews

    Average Rating 4
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    • Posted October 23, 2009

      more from this reviewer

      An enjoyable Read

      Kari was a little tedious at times, and Hunter a little over romantic, but it all worked out.

      4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted January 31, 2011

      Book was great, translation to Nook edition poor

      Loved the book. Sandra Brown is awesome. Unfortunately, for the first time ever, though the Nook edition contained many word errors. Some were obviously wrong words, but the correct word could be inferred (several times the main characters name was wrong). Other times, the errors were just random letters and you had to guess what the correct word was. Pretty disappointing.

      3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted April 19, 2010

      A huge disappointment!

      Sandra Brown is my favorite author....but this was the worst book she's ever written. I bought the ebook...there are so many typos it's hard to read. The main character's name was Kari...or sometimes Karl, Mari or even Can. There were several times I had to read the sentence twice in order to understand it.

      Kari's husband dies in a questionable accident, but the storyline never questions it. He and his partners were dirty councilmen, brought up on charges, but the story never explained the extent of the crimes. It gives the who and where but never told you the how or why.

      And the love affair was a little disturbing. The man stalks her! Breaks into her house and waits for her to come home...dismantled the security system. Why doesn't that bother anyone? Or, him leaning on a fire hydrant outside her house waiting for her to wake up. Creepy!! NOT Romantic.

      I usually love Sandra Brown books....but this was a huge disappointment.

      3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted October 23, 2012

      Disappointed

      I expected to curl up nightly to read another brilliant book by Sandra Brown, but within first few pages realized the storyline was predictable. Throughout the plot lacked imagination and the scenes unrealistic.

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 14, 2014

      Boring and pointless

      I agree with other reviewers...the guy is creepy! The only reason you arenot to botheredby it is that the characters have zero and I mean zero depth. Why they like or hate each other as the case may be is a mystery.....and they eat really unappetizing food too! I know thatsnotimportant but you will really be grasping at strawsfinding something appealing in here.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 15, 2013

      Fang

      Leave us alone.

      0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 6, 2013

      To to im hor.ny

      I am 13 as well. Do u want to meet me at a book? I have shoulder length blond hair and brown eyes and the biggest bo.obs in my class;)

      0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 6, 2013

      To im horny

      Im a guy 13 years old and i would like to meet at sex result one

      0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 26, 2013

      Sindey

      I will it with girls and guys

      0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 27, 2013

      TO ALL

      Farewell party for Peter at "adieu" first result! It goes from today until tomorrow night! Bring everyone you know!

      0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 12, 2013

      0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 26, 2013

      Bruce

      Same.

      0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 25, 2013

      How old are you guys im only 14

      You.

      0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 24, 2013

      (LM) LA

      He smashes the beer bottle on her head and spills it every where and grabs all of the cash and throws a lighter in burning the beer and everything else

      0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 24, 2013

      Alisa

      Alisa thancks leaves

      0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 24, 2013

      To club

      Do we all have anger issues cuz i totally rock that!

      0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted July 9, 2013

      CHAT IS AT RES 3

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 28, 2013

      Jazzy

      Im there

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 25, 2013

      Midnight Club

      Heyy. Go to my club at 1030 results1 for the club part and all results for rooms or yea ~Savannah Manager

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 23, 2013

      Q

      It hurts. Someone eat me out. I dont care if you boy or girl.

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