Garwood, Julie

(Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Inheriting a luxurious oceanfront resort under a condition that she must run it profitably for one year to claim full ownership, food critic Peyton Lockhart is targeted by dangerous rivals and is protected from a threat against her life by childhood friend and attractive FBI agent Finn MacBain.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Dutton, Published by the Penguin Group,, [2013]
ISBN: 0525953019
Characteristics: 356 pages ;,24 cm


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Sep 04, 2014
  • Sarah1984 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

21/8 - Fantastic! Loved it! Read between 9 pm and 1:30 am. Peyton's life is in danger because she has a recording of the CEO-to-be (or so he thinks) of a large magazine company sexually harassing her and threatening to rape her. Finn was the boy-next-door who saved her from drowning when she was little, now he's all grown up and has lived an amazing life - gold medals for swimming, awards for his work with the FBI as their top interrogator, saving people everywhere he goes. Finn is captivated with Peyton from his first look at her as an adult, even before he remembers who she is. Peyton has worshipped Finn ever since he rescued her from her backyard pool. Now Peyton needs Finn's help and he wouldn't have it any other way.

I've read a number of books that feature the 'over-protective, police/FBI/etc.' type of hero, but the heroine usually tends to be the type who is too stupid or too stubborn to take the advice of the over-protective man. He tells her to stay put as there is a killer (or whatever) out there just waiting for her to make an appearance, but she would rather get killed than listen to the man (usually it comes pretty close to her getting killed before she's willing to listen to reason). Thank God Peyton was nothing like the typical heroine in these kinds of books. When Finn told her to stay put she understood why and found stuff to do within the secure (not counting the constant appearance of cousin Debi) confines of Bishop Cove. I loved that about her. Between Finn and Peyton there was only a small conflict that was quickly resolved, the drama between them wasn't drawn out to ridiculous lengths just to provide the tension of will they or won't they (which I always find silly as the book's a romance, so of course they will).

Mar 12, 2014
  • LoveChild60 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

LOVED this book. NOT boring at all. Read it in 1 sitting. Would LOVE to beat "Debi" to death. Man, shes as bad as J. R. Ewing!

While I did find that this book was a little slow in getting interesting, I did enjoy it overall. There were a couple of different plots, as is normal for Julie Garwood, and the characters were somewhat interesting. As usual, I can't wait for her next book to come out.

Oct 27, 2013
  • LaughingOne rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A decent romance with some danger to spice it up. I liked the back story from the childhoods of the main characters. The novel is not particularly believable but it was a nice escape read while I recover from surgery.

Sep 19, 2013
  • writermala rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The Genre of romance thriller is indeed thrilling! Hotshot is a lighthearted romance with some excitement thrown in. The book shows Peyton the heroine in a very nice light since she "does the right thing" paying no attention to personal danger. It is good that she has Finn McBain to help her out when her impulsiveness gets her into trouble.

I love Julie Garwood books normally,but honestly this book is too boring. The plot of this book was too too boring and the characters development left me not caring whether they live or die. Don't waste your time.

Aug 25, 2013
  • PilarCastillo rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The romantic tension which makes Julie Garwood's books so enjoyable was missing. However, the comic relief in this book made up for it! Tales of disaster dates and Cousin Debi's shenanigans made me laugh and want to continue reading. Although Peyton and Finn have center stage, Cousin Debi steals the show!


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Sep 04, 2014
  • Sarah1984 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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