by Julie Garwood
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Sizzle by Julie Garwood

 Lyra Prescott, a Los Angeles film student, is closing in on graduation and dives into work on her final filmmaking assignment: a documentary transformed by a twist of fate into a real-life horror film. While working on her project, a rash of mysterious incidents convince Lyra that she’s trapped in a sinister scenario headed for a violent ending. Running scared, she turns to her best friend, Sidney Buchanan, whose connections bring devilishly handsome FBI agent Sam Kincaid into Lyra’s life. As the noose of intrigue tightens, the passion between Lyra and Sam escalates with dangerous intensity. With the rugged FBI agent beside her, Lyra must learn to let down her defenses and follow her heart—even if that leads to deadly peril.

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ISBN-13: 9780345500786
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/25/2011
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 160,095
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Julie Garwood is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including Fire and Ice, Shadow Music, Shadow Dance, Slow Burn, Murder List, Killjoy, Mercy, Heartbreaker, Ransom, and Come the Spring. There are more than thirty-six million copies of her books in print.

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Sizzle 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 461 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly, I was hoping this one would be great, because Sam Kincaid namesake - Alec Kincaid's story was FABULOUS!!! (The Bride). I think another reviewer mentioned it, the contemporary stories are falling short; the characters need more development, the plot is predictable and flat and you are left wanting more. I NEVER felt that way with the historical romances, til this day, I re-read those stories. The pages on those books are barely held together. I have no desire to re-read Sizzle, I was so dissapointed. I just didn't get the characters - what was their story - other than they are both gorgeous and thrown together for a matters of days - DAYS!!! Where is the complexity seen in the Bride with Jaime and Alec, or my goodness the depth in Ransom with Gillian and Brodick or in Castles, or The Gift... I could go on and on.
chrislovestodance More than 1 year ago
Not what I expected from Julie Garwood. I had to make myself finish this one.
Robynn More than 1 year ago
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.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
Jenn5 More than 1 year ago
As Julie Garwood is probably my most favorite writer, I am probably biased! But I own all of her books and think she is wonderful. This particular book is a spin off of the Buchanan's story, so if you have ever read any of those, you can tie this one to the family. This would probably be a good one even if you have never read any of the other Buchanan family books but I would suggest starting in this order: Nick Buchanan's story: HEARTBREAKER Theo Buchanan: MERCY Alec Buchanan: MURDER LIST Dylan Buchanan: SLOW BURN Jordan Buchanan: SHADOW DANCE then read: FIRE AND ICE that spins off characters you meet in Alec's story and SIZZLE is about the best friend of Sidney Buchanan - the last Buchanan we are still awaiting an awesome story about! There are a lot of characters throughout the series that are in multiple books with how they tie to the family and it is great to read about each one of them. And don't forget about FIRE AND ICE, I could only add 5 to the recommended list!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i was anxiously awaiting this book and for the first time ever i put a garwood down without finishing it. it took me 2 days and i still had to push myself to continue to the end. what happened? very disappointing.
HEDI09 More than 1 year ago
Special Agent Samuel Wellington Kincaid and Los Angeles film student Lyra Prescott...Love interests... Sam doesn't want to experience the pain again that he felt when his wife of three years died. He tries to deny his feelings for Lyra, but... their powerful first kiss leads to more. He begins to share more about himself and the beauty of The Highlands in Scotland where he hopes to return one day. There is no turning back for Sam when their sexual chemistry makes it impossible to deny. Great humor and fun to read!
ACG More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. Its a great read for Julie Garwood fans. If you never read Julie Garwood before I would start with another one of her novles. This is not one of her best works.
nampatel More than 1 year ago
Having read every Julie Garwood book published, I'm a huge fan. One of her greatest talents is building amazing and witty characters (read Shadow Dance for a good example of this). Mercy is one of the most suspenseful, fun and sexy reads. All that said, I can't believe Julie Garwood actually wrote this book. It reads like a non-writer putting together a long story outline as if it was dictated. The characters are so unsympathetic and not whole. The sexy leads were anything but. The dialog was stilted and didn't do much to show the story. The plot was so predictable that a reader could figure it out 50 pages in. For those who are fans, this is not a typical Julie Garwood book. For those that have never read her, don't judge her by this book. I still keep wondering who wrote this book.
veteranBP More than 1 year ago
I read all books in order to understand events as they came. This was a very good read and as usual the might fall (men determined to remain single). I'm not much into mysteries, but since love was involved and a family unit I enjoyed these books very much.
lovinmybooks More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! My first Julie Garwood read and I'm ready to find another. Loved the characters in this book! What I don't get is the front cover of this book, I don't think it portrays any character in this book at all.
CandaceSalima More than 1 year ago
While I believe Julie Garwood is best writing historical romances, she has improved, book by book with her modern novels. "Sizzle" is the best of these modern novels. Throw in a soon-to-graduate film student capturing something with her final project far beyond her wildest dreams. It is a race to the end to find out who is trying to kill her and it is an FBI agent doing a favor for a friend who rides to the rescue. All the elements of a romantic suspense are evident and "Sizzle" is an enjoyable read.
HarriettB More than 1 year ago
There was a very slow beginning that was not classic Julie Garwood. By Chapter 4, however, the story entered a "can't put it down" scenario which continued to escalate throughout the remainder. In other words, I'd rate the book right up there with all of her other suspense-filled books. Julie Garwood has the ability to make me truly "live" a book. Getting into the mind of her main character, Lyra, and sensing her fears as well as her feelings of compassion and love left me wanting more. I was truly sorry to see the book come to an end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Julie Garwood's writing. I have most of the books she has written. I especially like the ones with the Scottish Highlands warriors. This books is great and goes with her other modern day romantic/suspense novels.
KayT More than 1 year ago
As always, Julie Garwood continues to be the author of my choice. The story provides all the elements necessary for page-turning, eye-burning, up all night reading. This is a keeper for my collection.
ljspinks More than 1 year ago
Ms Garwood did it again. I read this book in a day. the story line just flows along. the characters are lovable. cant wait for next book.
BoilerQT More than 1 year ago
If you've followed the story of the Buchannons and their friends, then you're familiar with the story line. While a bit predictable, it's still a delectable page turner. You've got suspense, murder, and romance, what else could you need!? Warning: content may sizzle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading the sample and was hooked from the start so bought the e-book and enjoyed it very much. So much that I bought 4 more of her books and am enjoying them too. Great story telling. The Milo story line had me in stiches. Loved the main characters Lyra and Sam and the ending. Hope to see them in a future book.
jaybirdJC More than 1 year ago
I have two copies of eveery book Julie Garwood has written one paperback one hardback. I loan out the paperbacks to friends to read the hardbacks I keep on a book shelf. I used to hate reading, but now find my self holding my breath until it's release. I stumbled across her first book by accident, a customer left it in the laundromat. I pick it up and started reading it, nothing else to do until the laundy was done. I couldn't up it down! The lady who left the book came in looking for it, I am ashmed to admit I hid the book until she left. After I read it, I return it to the laundromat the next day. And went straight to the book store to purchase it and any others she wrote. Julie Garwood is a non stop reading machine. If you want a book you can not put down, pick up a Julie Garwood!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the book can't wait to read Sidney's story I hope she writes. Bet it'll be another great read.
PeniA More than 1 year ago
A film student that gets more than she bargained for while completing a film project for an instructor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More romance then crime solving
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How do you make out? My gf wants me to make the fifst move n we meet tomorrow. What do i do? I really wat to just idk what to do.HELP!!- not superman