Author: Garwood Julie Garwood, Julie - Rebellious Desire. Read more Garwood, Julie - Buchanan 01 - Heartbreaker Read more. Julie Garwood created an electrifying tour de force in her suspense-charged bestseller Heartbreaker, a "crackling good thriller" (New York Post) that pitted a. Mercy by Julie Garwood - From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Heartbreaker comes a thrilling novel of passion and obsession featuring attorney .
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I absolutely loved Nick and now I am looking forward to Noah, Theo and Zachary and of course his sisters cuz I intend to work my way through the series a second time. I heartily recommend this series. Audio CD Verified Purchase.
I started this series without knowing it was a series with the 2nd book, Mercy Heartbreaker being the 5th book in this series I've listened to. While that book worked out just fine as a stand-alone book and I was not confused having not listened to this 1st book yet.
Listening to this one the 1st , however, did help enrich my understanding of certain parts of Mercy. I had wondered, who is Laurant?
Why does everybody like her so much? How did she come to be part of the family? As well as some questions about Nick, of course. Heartbreaker answered those questions. This is a story by two people thrown together because of some imminent danger again, but that's neither here nor there, each danger is somehow different anyway.
Each knew who the other was, but neither knew what the other looked like at this age. They are both apparently mouth-watering individuals. The fact that Tommy is a priest is an interesting twist, though there are some times that I felt he did things rather out of character which happens to a lot, but these were subtle nuances, not big random acts.
As much as I like a long book, I did feel that this one dragged a little. For the most part, there aren't any peaks of action throughout the book to keep you going. The reader waits until the very end for something to finally happen, for the danger to become real. This is not to say that the characters were stagnant, however. They did progress nicely through the novel and they were doing things that pertained to the threat of danger just not the actual danger itself.
The "heartbreaker" interacts with Tommy near the beginning of the novel and then doesn't do anything directly to Laurant, Tommy, or Nick until the end. There was nothing to really significantly increase the threat as the book went along. Sure, another woman was killed and that helps, but the increased threat did not come from heartbreaker somehow interacting with them directly or sending them a message.
While Laurant and Nick's actions did make heartbreaker angrier and angrier until he made a mistake, their actions didn't change much. They were at a pretty even state of fear even with things like the song being played at the community event throughout the book. None of their actions in the middle of the book were all that exciting. It felt almost as though life was just completely normal even with the threat. To me it ended up going beyond being suspenseful to being slightly dull.
I would've loved to see more excitement in the middle of the book. In comparison to the rest of the book, the final 'showdown' at the end seems like a short thing in comparison to all of this time waiting. Since that danger is what's driving the book forward, it would've been great to see it more pronounced throughout the book. There were things that definitely could be cut from the book, such as the whole thing with the newspaper and Laurant never being able to keep a guy.
I'm not entirely sure what it added to the story; it ended up just being plain irritating. I think getting rid of these unnecessary things, for example, would help a lot. One thing I found interesting in a good way was that Julie Garwood didn't use one of her signature phrases so to speak: In a world full of swearing, I have found this a fantastic, light hearted, good natured description of each situation in context.
Before listening to Heartbreaker, I had already listened to 4 other unabridged books in this series including: Killjoy, Murder List, and Slow Burn. All of them have used this phrase. It appears the phrase developed in the 2nd book where it was used the most frequently and it stuck. I can't say I mind entirely, as I do find the phrase entertaining. After hearing it in the 2nd book and thinking it was great, it stuck out to me in the 3rd book, making me think "That's funny.
She used it again. When I listened to the 4th, however, I noticed it again. I think somewhere in the 3rd or 4th book I started actually listening for it specifically. It was almost like a game and it made me smile every time I heard it. Sometimes, however, I feel as though it somehow makes all of the female characters seem slightly unoriginal. Garwood makes up for this by creating such vivid original characters in each book that it seems like a mere coincidence and perhaps it is; I do not know whether or not Garwood is aware of this trend.
Now that I've come to look forward to when it's used in each book, I sincerely hope she does not stop using it. I have recently ordered Shadow Dance again, as the 1st appears to have gotten lost in the mail and will definitely be listening for it when it arrives whether intentionally or not.
I did on a whole enjoy the book. It really was enjoyable to listen to. It just didn't draw me in as much as some of the other books in the Buchanan-Renard series. Still, absolutely a fun read and I am looking forward to continuing the series!
One person found this helpful. But a great ending. I love Julie Garwood and her historical romance novels so I was sad to see that she went contemporary but really looking forward to what I anticipated to be another great read.
I have to admit that some of the lure was lost in translation and it read more like a suspense novel rather than the hot and heavy romance novels I was used to.
But I will say the climax made up for the slow start and the bits of humor throughout made it an enjoyable story. Why 3 stars I knew who the unsub was, why he was doing it, how he found them, and who he was pretending to be.
Yet, there was still enough to the story to only suspect who he was masquerading as so the story remained interesting. I know this was her first contemporary romance and while I'm looking forward to her next attempt, I sure hope to see more of the supreme alpha male, hot and heavy that I loved so much. See all reviews. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
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While the antagonists of the story are revealed early on, this part of the storyline was still suspenseful and interesting, with some unexpected twists.
I really liked this book and hated to reach the end. It's well written with great dialogue and perfect timing. When Justice Department attorney Theo suffers an appendicitis attack during a party, his life is saved by the redhead surgeon Michelle. However,dazed in excruciating pain, he "thanks" her by clocking her face and vomiting all over her new Armani dress. Soon he meets her father and is invite to visit their small town of Bowen for a fishing trip, where Mike is permanently moving to.
Three weeks later, when Theo cant get her out of his head- he decides to take up Jake's offer in form of a mini vacation. However on reaching Bowen, he realizes this isnt going to be an ordinary trip! Someone has vandalized Michelle's clinic and she thinks she might have had a break in. Moreover, as he decides to investigate and help her,the town people start thinking of him as a coach and everyone wants his legal advice all thanks to big daddy Jake's boasting ,ferocious alligators swamp the fertile land and snakes too!
The secondary plot is of a well executed murder by four individuals known as "The Sowing Club" with the help of "The Ghost", aka the silent killer Monk- and a letter mailed by the victim to Mike connects the two stories. Entertaining read filled with suspense, humor and love, this completely captivated me since early on and the mystery was worth the wait, even though the bad guy technically got away but we have so many more books to go!
The next one involves both John Paul and Monk- so cant wait to read that. Liked this one so much more than the first book. Both H and h were likable and extremely suited for one another. Theo Buchanan, an attorney for the Justice Department, is in New Orleans, attending a charity black-tie affair, when Dr Michelle "Mike" Renard sees him and notices he is not feeling good. What a way to make a good impression!
Well, while in the hospital, Theo meets Michelle's dad and gets invited to the small town of Bowen, LA to go fishing. Theo takes him up on it.
Meanwhile, a group called the Sowing Club has discovered that a package with incriminating evidence against them was sent to Michelle and they will do anything it takes to get it back! Theo and Michelle were perfect for each other.
I loved the characters, especially the residents of Bowen, Louisiana. They really had me in stitches. The story itself was engrossing and intense at times. Great balance of suspense and romance. The banter between him and Michelle Dr. Mike Renard were priceless. Oh and good lord could you get a better character than Big Daddy, well there was Noah and Noah to me is a priceless character, and I greatly enjoyed seeing him again.
I found this book and to be intriguing and thrilling, but what really made was the humor and the love story. I liked that Theo wasn't broken, he had scars but he wasn't broken and neither was Michelle, it was a given to both of them that they would end up in bed and they fought as two normal people with scars would but it wasn't over done or silly.
It was perfect and a nice break from the norm for me anyway. I highly recommend this book to everyone, and can't wait to read John Paul's book Killjoy. I listened to this as an audiobook and it was a great listen. It had very endearing characters with sweet chemistry. Also the plot was strong and it kept my interest as well as gave me a few laughs.
I am not a huge romantic suspense fan, but this Garwood story I would definitely recommend. The narrator did wonderful job with both Boston and Cajun accents. She was very easy to listen too. This is my favorite of the Garwood Suspense books. Theo is definately my hero. I love the way he reacts to the situation in the Louisiana backwoods. Michelle and her family are great. Their crazy personality's and the local element have you laughing, but the hot tension between Michelle and Theo is terrific.
A Great book! Fans of romantic suspense. Instantly hooked onto her style of writing, I remember trying to frantically get my hands on each and every published book by Ms. My first encounter with her contemporary romances came from this very book which in the end turned out to be my favorite contemporary romance from her till now.
For me, Mercy has got it all, an 4. For me, Mercy has got it all, an unforgettably sexy as sin hero in Theo Buchanan, an endearingly lovable heroine in Michelle Renard and edge-of-the-seat adventure in the form of a crime ring who are ruthless and greedy enough to kill anyone who stands in their way.
A federal attorney who has just wrapped up a case involving organized crime for the Justice Department, Theo is on the verge of collapsing from an appendicitis that would rupture any minute when he comes into contact with Dr.
Michelle Renard who herself is attending the gala in New Orleans. Born in Bowen, Louisiana, Michelle is the only girl in her family of 2 elder brothers and is the apple of her father's eye. Michelle had grown up, never having an active mother figure in her life and had been discovered for her high IQ when she had entered 3rd grade in school. Her father Big Daddy Jake Renard had done everything he could to make Michelle's dreams of being a doctor come true and it is Michelle's work at the Brethen Hospital in New Orleans that brings her to the very irresistible Theo Buchanan whom she operates on.
From the first moment Theo lays eyes on the beautiful Michelle, whose passion for her work and to make a difference with her talent as a surgeon shines through, Theo aches to go back to the period of time in his life when he had been an idealistic graduate in law who had wanted to make all the difference in the world in his profession. Guilt from the death of his wife 4 years back which haunts him has Theo turning to work for solace until he just cannot take it any longer.
Convincing himself that he is making a trip to Bowen, Louisiana to take up on Big Daddy's offer to fish and do some relaxing, Theo makes his way to Michelle just 3 weeks after surgery to come into the midst of a random act of vandalism of Michelle's clinic which sets all of Theo's senses on red alert.
Unbeknown to the Renard family, it is the inheritance left by a distant family relative together with a material which contains evidence that could put her husband and his friends who call themselves members of the Sowing Club behind bars for life that puts Michelle and whoever tries to help her in danger.
Theo's journey into small town life turns out to be exactly what the doctor ordered for someone on the verge of burning out as he discovers that in Michelle and the combination of the charming Southern life he finds in Louisiana, he has at last found where he belongs. There are so many things I love about this story even reading it the second time round.
The way he seduced Michelle who is a little bit naive when it comes to men and the games men and women play in a relationship was just so sweet and endearing and hot at the same time. The man oozes sensuality into the story just by stepping into the pages and he just dazzled me right from the very beginning. Michelle is a lovable heroine who is an amazing surgeon who at heart is a small town girl who refuses to leave her hometown to embrace the big city life.
The prologue which shows so much of her childhood is a sweet and poignant one that nearly brought tears to my eyes and makes it one of the most beautifully done prologues in any of the stories I have come across. Michelle's father, Big Daddy and the people of Bowen, Louisiana charmed me through every aspect of the story as they worked as a team to bring Theo and Michelle together, to show Theo that he belongs right at home with the rest of them.
The strong and silent John Paul, older brother of Michelle makes for an intriguing character, whose story I would love to read someday. Though I have stopped following the Buchanan's series after the very disappointing edition which features the very sexy and tough FBI agent Noah Clayborne, after revisiting Mercy, I would dearly love to know if Ms. Garwood has any intention of following through on a story for John Paul. He would certainly make for a very yummy, broody hero which we girls in the world of romance tend to swoon over.
Mercy is a novel that is very highly recommended for fans of Julie Garwood and fans of romantic suspense. I will finish off my review with one of the sweetest moments in the story which takes place right after Theo and Michelle first make love, moments that just took my breathe away.
She was falling into a deep sleep when Theo nudged her. He tugged the sheet down and put his hand on her breast. If she hadn't been so tired, she would have asked him to explain why men had such an obsession with breasts, but then she suddenly realized just where his hand pressed and tears sprang into her eyes.
How could she not love this man? He had placed his hand over her heart. View all 6 comments.
Sep 21, E Wilson rated it it was ok. I didn't much care for this. I was not familiar with the author and thought it was a mystery.
Instead, it was a romance and a disappointing one at that. The heroine, Mike, was very smart she's a doctor very beautiful of course very kind and altruistic she's going back to practice in her little dinky old town.
The hero, Theo, is handsome, smart he can take down the unscrupulous owners of the local mill between breakfast and lunch , kind and altruistic he will use his own money to buy a fenc I didn't much care for this. The hero, Theo, is handsome, smart he can take down the unscrupulous owners of the local mill between breakfast and lunch , kind and altruistic he will use his own money to buy a fence so a little boy can play in his back yard and the alligator won't eat him.
Not only does the author stretch the limits of reality, but her characters are perfect to the point of nausea. The mystery part of the book started out to be quite interesting. Then it got sidetracked and became just a sidelight to the romance.
My stepdaughter saw me reading this book and said she loved the historical books the author had written. Maybe I'll give one of those a try. Justice Department attorney and Boston native Theo Buchanan is at the highlight of his career. While waiting to give a speech celebrating his recent success, he passes out only to be saved by the gorgeous doctor Michelle Renard who ends up performing his emergency appendectomy.
Especially if it means spending more time with the good doctor. When Theo arrives, he discovers the new clinic Michelle was planning to open has been burglarized. Little do Theo or Michelle know, but they have been dragged into the workings of an illegal group known as The Sowing Club.
Which means the Sowing Club will stop at nothing to reclaim those documents, even if they have to eliminate Theo and Michelle As they work to discover who is after them Theo and Michelle begin to develop a very close relationship. Both worry if they can actually stand a future together when they live worlds apart.
Truly an awesome and stunning read, Mercy by Julie Garwood is not a book to be look at lightly. This book has strong, intense characters who are honest and incredibly down to earth. Theo, the ever brilliant and stubborn attorney is as saucy as he is sexy.
He had this bold attitude that just had me smiling throughout. Michelle was confident within the hospital walls but was somewhat uncertain of herself with Theo. Which of course made them an awesome pair. Their banter back and forth had me laughing like crazy. They were absolutely adorable together and it was no surprise they fell hard for each other. Suspense novels are sometimes a tough fit for me.
In some cases there is too much romance and not enough drama, whereas in other cases I feel there is far too much drama and very little romance. She had the parallel story of the villainous group told with the fantastic romance of Theo and Michelle.
Not only that, but she had plenty of twists and turns at the very end that completely shocked me.
Which of course made it all the more entertaining. Being book two in the Buchanan series, I read this without having read book one and did not find that the experience suffered at all.
The hero from book one was brought in briefly, but hardly made an impact in the book. So an excellent choice for my first Garwood. I loved it! I am terribly excited to read the rest of this series. Fun action, dazzling drama and terrific characters make this book a definite keeper. Mercy is exactly what I look for in my romantic suspense novels and reminds me what I adore the genre so much! Series Order: Jan 10, Cheri rated it it was amazing.
Loved this book! Lots of action, mystery, and a little romance. Great storyline! Jun 03, Jewel rated it liked it Shelves: There was so much of Theo and Michelle just hanging around Bowen. I was like come on, where is the action. And then at the end it kinda speeded up a bit and then I couldn't stop reading it. I was a bit disappointed with how Michelle's intelligence was handled, as you read you don't really see it, it was like she but it all into becoming 2.
I was a bit disappointed with how Michelle's intelligence was handled, as you read you don't really see it, it was like she but it all into becoming a doctor!
And I didn't care much for Theo, he was just OK. And that's why I didn't care much for the romance. Jake and John Paul were quite interesting. And Monk, one of the bad guys was interesting as well. Which makes me want to read the next book, since its John Paul's book, with Monk still the bad guy.
Noah also makes an appearance which only made me like him more, I want to reach his book quickly. Overall not a bad read, but not enough suspense. Feb 12, Carrie rated it really liked it Shelves: There wasn't much about this book I didn't enjoy.
The characters were truly likable, with both of them coming from decent hard-working families instead of some tortured past. The suspense plot was well-done and kept me guessing on a few things. I thought Michelle was a little stubborn, but there were no "big misunderstandings" in the plot.
I look forward to the next in the series about Michelle's reclusive brother, John Paul. View all 7 comments. Mar 08, Sheila rated it really liked it. Girl meets boy. Boy throws up on girl and ruins her very expensive dress. Boy needs surgery. Girl does surgery. There is also someone else out to get her as well for what they think she knows or has. Good story. Jun 24, Antonella rated it liked it.
I think I get how this series work. Gun wearing hero. Insta love. Long legged heroine. Who is so beautiful but doesn't know it of course. I already picked up next one because I was intrigued with the hero who is side character in this book. Will I continue with the series after I really don't see the point A complex story of murder, deceit and revenge, told in beautiful prose by Julie Garwood. Apr 28, Brianda rated it did not like it Shelves: Ok, now I DO wanna be a bitch.
Waste of time and money. The author definitely should stick to historical romance. Jun 15, Alex rated it really liked it. The second installment in the Buchanan series by Julie Garwood, Mercy is even better than the first. Theo Buchanan is an attorney for the Justice department, and isn't a shoot 'em up guy even though his brother's FBI and he's now required to wear a gun as protection against the mob bosses he just put away.
Theo is a workaholic trying to forget past mistakes which has turned him into a bit of a dry stiff. His family is worried about him as he's pulled away from them, but after falling sick at a p The second installment in the Buchanan series by Julie Garwood, Mercy is even better than the first.
His family is worried about him as he's pulled away from them, but after falling sick at a party and being treated by Michelle "Mike" Renard, he suddenly sees the sort of passion in her that's long gone out in him. And he's determined to get a tan off her glow.
This book was great. Michelle is such a great characters. She's a Louisiana girl whose become a surgeon and who everyone calls Mike. She's opening a practice back in her tiny, swampy hometown alongside her dad "Big Daddy" who owns the local bar, The Swan.
Her brother John Paul is a bit of a mystery, but the entire Renard family is fiercely loyal and protective of each other. As soon as Michelle and Theo meet the sparks go off, and they are believable ones. It's so easy to fall in love with these two, and the locale is great. I love a good Southern setting, and am partial to Louisiana.
There is so much humor with these small town characters. Theo learns about their pride as well as their tenacity and it's such a blast to read, and on top of that you still have the murder mystery going on with the Sowing Club. The romance is great, the characters are charming Noah is back! Not much more you can ask for. Sep 08, Thenia rated it really liked it Shelves: Theo Buchanan, workaholic brother of Nick from Heartbreaker , gets his own story.
Having ignored pain for a while, Theo collapses at a gala he was supposed to give a speech at, only to be saved by Dr Michelle Renard, a very attractive prodigy from Bowen, a small Louisiana town, that happened to be close. Grateful for her assistance and otherwise restless with his life, Theo decides to take a few days off to visit Bowen and thank her in person and go fishing.
A matchmaking father, danger that threate Theo Buchanan, workaholic brother of Nick from Heartbreaker , gets his own story. A matchmaking father, danger that threatens the good doctor's life view spoiler [in the form of a group of sociopaths that are after her because of evidence her estranged dead cousin has sent to her that will get them caught hide spoiler ] and lots of chemistry, bring the two together and change both their lives for the better.
Entertaining, with unhinged villains and introductions to a few interesting characters that we'll see more of in future books in the series, starting with John Paul Renard's story next in Killjoy.
Previous book review: Oct 08, Ursula rated it it was amazing Shelves: After literally falling into the arms of Dr. Unfortunately, instead of relaxing, Theo ends up protecting Michelle from a killer while trying to locate a package that may have the clue to why someone wants her dead. MERCY , Julie Garwood's second contemporary thriller, is an action-packed, page-turner filled with lovable characters and After literally falling into the arms of Dr.
MERCY , Julie Garwood's second contemporary thriller, is an action-packed, page-turner filled with lovable characters and scenes that are so descriptive, you may actually hear the alligator snapping in the distance.
Though some of the characters, like Big Daddy, may be a bit over-the-top with their antics, Garwood managed to develop them so you cannot help but fall in love with them. As with her previous novel, Garwood allowed her hero to have flaws, including a workaholic personality, a love for junk food, and his less than accurate shooting skills.
The one problem with Theo Buchanan that makes you scratch your head is his ability to go from not knowing how to be charming to being an expert flirt, who leaves the heroine hot-and-bothered with a few words. Mercy is a novel that is hard to put down once it is started.
Mar 30, Graeme Stuart Waymark rated it really liked it Shelves: I really enjoyed this book, it is not a typical light plotted beach-read novel. The characters are as large as life, crafted with a professional pen and an author's humor. From coaching a football team to emergency surgery in a backdrop of crime, scam, intrigue and wonderful twist that most readers would have even thought a twist was necessary or was coming - but it made the novel I really enjoyed this book, it is not a typical light plotted beach-read novel.
From coaching a football team to emergency surgery in a backdrop of crime, scam, intrigue and wonderful twist that most readers would have even thought a twist was necessary or was coming - but it made the novel. That is the kind of romance I like - written by a woman and one can tell the difference between the writing of a woman and that of a man- a large difference!
The ending was a bit predictable but another little twist to used to suspend the ending such that the reader could take the future anyway they wanted. Without spoiling anything - I must say that the addition of Louise was cute and absolutely a good component of the novel giving veracity to what life must be like in the Bayou. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Set in a podunk town in the bayou of Louisiana, the cadence of speech and sayings were really fun.
The author went to the trouble of making the people of this small town likable, and delved into what a tight community small towns can be.