Series: Buchanan-Renard #10
Published by Dutton Adult on August 7th 2012
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense
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In the new contemporary romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood, a detective and a lawyer are falling in love— and making a federal case out of it.
When FBI agent Grayson Kincaid first encounters Olivia MacKenzie, she makes quite an impression.
The beautiful, tough, young attorney has stumbled into the middle of an FBI sting operation and has reduced it to chaos. Months of surveillance and careful planning down the drain, Kincaid’s partner is furious and lets Olivia know that she’s ticked off the wrong guy. After all, he’s FBI.
Olivia isn’t intimidated by his partner’s bullying because she’s something even scarier . . . she’s IRS.
And working for the IRS isn’t for the faint of heart. She’s on the trail of an elaborate Ponzi scheme, one that threatens to ruin the lives of naive and unsuspecting victims, and one she has personal reasons to be angry about. But after she asks questions of the wrong people, her life is suddenly endangered. She’s accustomed to fighting for the underdog but being vulnerable herself is a very different story. Smart enough to know when to call for reinforcements, she contacts Grayson Kincaid.
Together they make an excellent team to fight corruption but Olivia is also fighting the immediate and intense attraction she feels for Agent Kincaid, and that may be a battle she is bound to lose.
I’m always up for a good contemporary romance novel that features a sexy law enforcement guy, so of course I’d be all over Sweet Talk. Plus, that cover is sexy to me. FBI Agent Grayson Kincaid did not let me down. Intelligent and fierce, with a gold, tender heart. Yup, dream guy. I was really surprised that Olivia hadn’t been in many relationships, considering she was pretty much drop dead gorgeous with a kind, generous heart, and a fun sense of humor. She did have a couple of hang ups which I guess did lend a hand to her single status. I loved how Olivia and Grayson couldn’t keep their hands of each other though! It certainly made for sexy and steamy scenes.
Sweet Talk did have a lot of story to tell, that’s for sure. It was like one thing lead to another, then led to another, giving us a whole lot of bad guys, all connected to one another somehow. It definitely made for an interesting plot, but there was a few chapters at about the halfway point where I kind of lost interest for a while. I think it was because the story kind of stalled and was at a point where they were playing a sort of waiting game. Soon things did pick up again, once the unravelings began, and I was back in it for good. So that small lull is the reason why this book, while steamy and with really great characters, is a three star book instead of four for me.
There were other characters, friends of Olivia and Grayson, who I can see getting their own stories, and I hope I get to read about them soon. I also plan to add a few more Julie Garwood titles to my library since I did really enjoy Sweet Talk for the most part.