Fast Track

Fast Track

by Julie Garwood
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Fast Track 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 110 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Julie Garwood's books and all I can say is I can't wait to read her next creation. I've read some of the other reviews and I have to ask the people who gave "Fast Track" 1, 2 or 3 stars if they read the same book I just finished. Some say that Aiden was cold and all business, and that would be a correct, but if you knew the history behind Aiden Madison the peaces of that puzzle would fit. In most cases Men are Stupid! They don't know what's good for them until it hit's them in the face and Aiden is no different. Cordelia Kane is a great character even at 5 years old. Like I've said, you need to know the history of these characters, and to know them is to love them. Sarcasm is plastered throughout this book, I found myself laughing out loud to where I dog's thought I lost my mind, and most of the time I had to stop reading until my eyes and vision would clear up. I also had a hard time sleeping, because I couldn't stop thinking what would happen next. Overall I liked the romance of it but it was predictable and I've read much better by Julie Garwood.
Barb-TRC More than 1 year ago
Fast Track by Julie Garwood is the 12th book in her Buchanan/Renard series. I have read the last few books in this series, and have loved them. However, after reading this one, I need to go back and see which of the earlier books have the characters from this story. I totally loved them all. Unless you want to read the other books, it is not necessary as these books can be read as standalones very well. We are introduced to our heroine, Cordelia (Cordie) when she was just 5 years old. She lives alone with her father, as her mother died not long after she was born. When she attends her first day at kindergarten, she meets her friends, Sophie Rose and Regan Madison. The three girls, would remain inseparable friends for life, as well as the other members of their families. Even at the age of 5, Cordie developed a crush on Regan’s older brother Aiden, but she hid her secret well. We switch to current day, where Cordie, now in her twenties, is sitting by her father’s bedside in the hospital, as he is near death. Andrew Kane was a simple auto mechanic in the early days, who rose to be a multi-millionaire, owning all the Kane Automotive stores he built. Before he takes his last breath, he tells Cordie that he has protected her in his will, so that “she” cannot touch it. Confused, Cordie asks “who”? In his last breath, he tells her that her mother was still alive. After the funeral, with her friends (Regan and her husband Alec; Sophie and her husband, Jack; both of whom we met in earlier books, Aiden and the other brothers) there to give her support, Cordie confides to them the shocking truth about her mother. She shows them the goodbye letter her mother wrote her father when she left him, saying she it was mistake, she wanted a better life, and did not want custody “You can have her”. With that statement, Cordie wants nothing to do with her mother. Only after a bit, she decides she would just like to see her once, to see if she got everything she wanted in life, with no feeling about her betrayal of her heartbroken father. What follows is a great story of finding her mother with the help of her friends (Alex and Jack are FBI agents). Aiden, who begins see the grownup Cordie in a different light, finds himself being attracted, as well as protective of her. The story becomes very exciting, as she reveals to her mother who she is, and the repercussions are escalated. Her mother is part of a wealthy powerful family, and Cordie is deemed a threat. Her life is now in danger, and Aiden protectively guards her and brings her home. It is her friends and family that will stand by her and help her fight against the threats that follow her home. Besides this suspenseful storyline, the romance between Aiden and Cordie is wonderful to watch. Cordie may have had a crush all her life on Aiden, but she never thought that there was ever any hope. This romance built with each passing day that they spent together, with Aiden taking control. The sparks flew over the pages, as their chemistry together was sizzling. I loved the humor between them Fast Track is a fun filled story, with a wonderful couple, super secondary characters, and an exciting climax at the finish. The romance was a sweet and delightful one, and I adored the friendship of them all. Being a true romantic, I love when there is a nice epilogue, giving us a peek at our heroes at the end. Julie Garwood has another winner.
ssdl More than 1 year ago
I really like Julie Garwood's books, but I feel like the last 4 or 5 have been the same plot line with just the names of the main characters changed.  Men who don't want to fall in love, don't have time for a serious relationship and women who love them hopelessly anyway. I can't figure out why these smart, on the ball women would put up with the way the guys treat them. Case in point, Adrian can't be bothered to call Cordie. Even after they start sleeping together he never calls her, even to see how she is doing over the death of her father. When she is living in his suite he doesn't bother to talk to her for days. What the heck? Why would you  still be hopelessly in love with someone that acted so rudely. This is why I no longer buy the books. I check them out from the library.  
Yellowsam More than 1 year ago
I hate to give this Julie Garwood book a low star rating, but I just have too. As posters pointed out, I just didn't see the attraction between the two main characters. Also to much time was spent on the other characters also. All of her recent books are becoming wash, rinse, repeat. I also have trouble with the main female characters. How can such smart and intelligent women be so stupid when it comes to their safety. ***POTENTIAL SPOILER ALERT** Cordy knew that she was targeted to be killed but yet left her door unlocked TWICE!! Also, refusing to let her friends protect her was a dumb move. I can go on, but I was exhausted after reading this latest book. This was not good in my opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely nothing special about this book. Totally predictable. Aiden was not mucho he was just rude. These characters never connected except with sex and even that was boring. There was no emotional interaction at all. She was a door mat and had been in love with him most of her life. He decided at nearly the end of the book that he loved her. How does anyone find that appealing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have in a long time. I didn't want it to end. :)
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Love Garwood.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I chose to read this book based on it's ratings. While I generally love Ms. Garwood's mysteries, I wasn't prepared for a drawn out romance with the standard "I am the man who can do or say anything I want" with the "I am the woman who is shy, kowtows to whatever, and needs all the manly men in the story to protect me. I did enjoy the detectives' (men) maneuverings to bring the problems to a conclusion. It's safe to say I will now stick to the mysteries!
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"Your name?" I ask, looking sceptical.
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*walks in* "Who's ready to die?"
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"Hey" ;)
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Hi Bailey!
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Hey can I join u guys
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Walks in
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So happy Cordie got her story, I enjoyed each story that was written about the 3 girls (Regan, Sophie & Cordie). I enjoy reading all her books both the historicals & her contempory storys --FBI series is my favorite. I like that she has brought the Buchanans, Claybornes, MacAlisters etc. Into her Contempory books!! I am hoping Wired is released pretty soon (I pre-ordered it way back in January, but for whatever reason the release date has been delayed--bummer) sounds like it will be another great read. I loved reading her Scottish Historicals, but I also love reading her FBI's
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great
PeniA More than 1 year ago
Another terrific story. I have been waiting a long time for this story and was not disappointed. This is probably the most straight on story from Ms Garwood to date. Usually I find unexpected twists and turns along the way that I could never have imagined. Or now that I think about it, maybe it was that the story is told so well, it just flows and feels natural. In any case it works. Before reading Fast Track, I 'had' :-) to reread the stories leading up to it. Just for my pure pleasure. This is a stand alone story in which the other stories simply enrich the overall experience. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the read. Love this series among her others...