Book Reviews of The Crush

The Crush
The Crush
Author: Sandra Brown
ISBN-13: 9780446527040
ISBN-10: 0446527041
Publication Date: 10/8/2002
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 138 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
Sandra Brown does it again! Enticed me into 470 pages of carefully constructed characters dealing with a nicely nutso sociopathic villain. Characters were interesting and engaging, well defined and mysterious enough. A secret here and there that I couldn't quite guess. Yummy suspence and hot attraction.
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Helpful Score: 2
Edge of your seat thriller. A contract killer is on trial and Dr. Rennie Newton is on jury and delivers a verdict of not guilty....and discovers she has a new admirer. Then one of her rivals is brutally murdered and the killer, Lazada's shadow looms over the case but Rennie becomes the prime suspect, while Lazada stalks her and grows more obsessed with having her. Lots of twists and turns in this thriller.
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Helpful Score: 2
a busy read. kept the mind working. romance but a
lot of suspense. worth the read.
earl h. meldrim, ga.
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Helpful Score: 2
A good book. It seemed that it took forever for the hero and heroine to get together. But the premise of the story and how it's played out is very good.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a bit of a spooky story about a woman on a jury for a contract killer, who once they find him 'not guilty' finds that he has become her new admirer. Don't read alone at night!
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Helpful Score: 2
OOOHHH, this one grabbed me. Though a fairly predictable plot (what is there left that is original?), the story kept my interest and I buzzed right through this one.
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent Psychological suspense. Unable to put book down once I started reading it.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was a great read. Dr. Rennie Newton's structured, organized life turns to chaos when she serves as the jury foreman on a trial for a hired killer. After the jury acquits him for "reasonable doubt", she finds the killer has a "crush" on her. She soon finds her privacy invaded by both the "killer" and a renegade police officer.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great thriller! I loved it. Hard to put down!
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Helpful Score: 1
"Sandra Brown is an author I read for escapism. She writes love stories and lately has action-packed storylines to go with her love stories and she makes them work.
I could almost envision Wick...very wicked yet sexy character who has flaws but has morals and wants the girl.
The sexy yet controlled surgeon who gets to be a heroine and needs a little rescuing herself.
The villian whom they must outsmart was generically drawn but he is not the main character of the love story so that is forgiven.
Decent ending that I did not see coming that tied everything together.
I will always purchase Sandra Brown's novels because she never disappoints." amazon review
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This book grabbed me & didn't let me go... It's a great escape! Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Exellent read. The suspense continues to the last page.
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This was a great mystery book with a love affair thrown in.
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Classic Sandra Brown thriller/romance. Really enjoyed, hard to put down.
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A very good read.
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lots of twist and turns
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This is one of my favorite books by Sandra Brown. I did not want to put this book down. The book kept me on the edge of my seat, and when I did have to put the book down, I looked forward to the next time I could pick it back up again. I highly recommend this book!!
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What a good book! It keeps you on your toes from beginning to end. I have never read anything by this author but I certainly will now. Throughout the entire book you were just waiting to see what would happen. No in-between chapters while you're waiting for more excitement. Loved it!
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Sandra Brown is an intense writer her books are very compelling, and keep you on your toes.
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I recently discovered this author, I really didn't think I was going to like her because I knew she used to write a lot of romance novels. But thought I would give her a try, I was amazed at how great of an author is woman is. This book will keep you turning pages until the very end! Little romance thown in with a whole lot of mystery!
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OBSESSION CAN BE DEADLY
When Dr. Rennie Newton is summoned to jury duty, little does she realise that her compulsion to return a not guilty verdict in the trial of notorious killer, Ricky Lozada, might prove the most regrettable decision of her life...
But when a rival colleague is brutally slain and Rennie herself is cast as prime suspect, she begins to understand that Lozada's menacing shadow might be looming over every aspect of her life. As the stakes continue to rise, Rennie forges an uneasy alliance with embittered detective, Wick Threadgill - a man with vengeance on his mind and a point to prove - but what they both fail to grasp is that when this killer strikes, they won't see him coming...
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Sandra Brown weaves mystery and romance into a good story....some parts are slightly predictable - yet, I found this novel entertaining - holding a few unforeseen surprises.
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Excellent, excellent, excellent!!! I could not put this one down.
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This book was just erie. When you are reading about a sociopath, it can really unerve you. It was an excellent book. Especially when the sociopath is obsessed with someone and won't leave the guy alone.
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Loved this book! Everyone should read it!
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Exciting reading!
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Read this book all night...:)
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Very Good!
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Sandra Brown.....LOVE HER AUDIOS.....GReat
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Dr. Rennie Newton thought she was doing the right thing when she voted to acquit contract killer Ricky Lozada while serving on a jury. After all, the prosecution had not proved its case. But when Lozada is released, he begins calling her and leaving her flowers. When a rival doctor at Rennie's hospital is murdered, suspicion falls on Rennie, and the police suspect she has a connection to Lozada. Detective Wick Threadgill, who has deeply personal reasons to hate Lozada, begins to investigate Rennie. Though he discovers surprising information about her past, he does not believe that she is in league with Lozada. When he approaches Rennie to garner information, Wick is surprised to find himself attracted to her, despite the fact that she rebuffs his advances. Rennie battles both her growing attraction to Wick and the fear that Lozada may have been behind the death of her colleague. Lozada, who hates Wick as much as Wick hates him, is angered by Wick's attentiveness to Rennie and steps up his plans to remove Wick from the picture permanently and to make Rennie his.
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Abridged
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LOVED this story! I wanted to stay in the car all the time until it was through.
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I really liked this story. I listened to it in the car during my commute and at times I found myself still going at a slow pace because I was so into the story and not in the commute!!
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This is a great choice for a long drive!
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Has a few grapic pages, but the story moved along.
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I love Sandra Brown.
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Good read.
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This is one of the best I have read of Sandra Brown. I'll never forget this one. The best one yet!!!
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This is a page turner.
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GOOD SANDRA BROWN BOOK. ENJOYABLE READING.
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Excellent. Didn't want to put it down.
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Good book.
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Sandra Brown has managed to write another great suspence. This one will keep you up!
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Though Sandra Brown's earlier works are often harlequin romances, her writing has really matured in The Crush. When I read it I couldn't put it down. Brown has learned how to spin a web of intrigue that is believable and all the more unnerving because is has a ring of truth. Read this and let me know what you think!
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risque in parts but enjoyed alot
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Great story!
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Another good book by Sandra Brown. Dr. Rennie is the one for Lozada - a contract killer - whether she wants to be or not. Wick is brought back to the force to investigate Rennie and find out if she is working with Lozada or if people around her keep dying without her influence.
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Great book to read on vacation. I enjoy all Sandra Brown books.
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Awesome!
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A surgeon, Dr. Rennie Newton, after delivering a not guilty verdict in a murder case, is pursued by the man who was accused and caught up in something far bigger than she ever could have imagined. When it becomes evident that he is obsessed with having her, she is terrified. Enter the Ft. Worth PD detective who has a personal agenda as well, but his is focused on the killer...AND on the beautiful surgeon.
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Excellent book even had me creeped out.
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Great page turner - terrific ending - very enjoyable
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Dr. Rennie Newton's life turns upside down after serving as foreman on a jury during a murder trial. Evidence against the defendant, Ricky Lozada, is circumstantial and he is soon found not guilty. As Rennie gets back into her usual routine, she finds Lozada is sending her flowers and calling her at home. When a co-worker is murdered at the hospital, evidence points at Lozada. Wick Threadgill tried to get the goods on Lozada a couple of years ago when his brother was murdered. On leave from the Fort Worth Police Department, Wick is asked to keep an eye on Rennie who the police believe may be Lozada's girlfriend. Wick disagrees and thinks Rennie might be the next victim.

I've been working my way through Sandra Brown's backlist with mixed results. Many times I have a hard time liking the heroines in her books. I'm happy to say I liked this heroine. Rennie is living the quiet life, working as a surgeon and saving lives. She hasn't had a relationship in a long time and has her reasons for it. Rennie is terrified when she starts receiving messages from Lozada saying "I have a crush on you". The police have questioned her in her co-workers murder and seem to be looking at her as a possible suspect. She doesn't know who she can trust. Wick has his reasons for going after Lozada. He wants to protect Rennie but she wants nothing to do with him. I liked him and enjoyed the romance between him and Rennie.

This book has a good balance of romance and suspense. The villain is truly creepy. I had a hard time guessing what he was going to do next. My rating: 4 Stars.
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once you start it you'll want to keep reading to the last page.
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Great Book!! I really enjoyed this.
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Sandra Brown is an awesome author. I like all her books.
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Read by Tom Wopat, 5 CD set. Great tale that keeps you in suspense till the end.
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Great Read
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FANTASTIC AS ALWAYS
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A great book!

When Dr. Rennie Newtona beautiful but reserved doctorserves jury duty, she is unnerved by the courtroom stare of the defendant. She suspects he is guilty, but must defend his inalienable rights. When she arrives home to find a dozen roses and a sinister note form a secret admirer, Newton realizes the criminal she let walk may not let her go. With the help of a cop who knows the offender's crimes, Newton vows to see another trial. And this time....a conviction.
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entertaining
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it was good
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Notorious contract killer Ricky Lozada is on trial and Dr. Rennie Newton is on his jury. Bringing the same didication she displays as a surgeon to this job, she delivers a verdict of not guilty and discovers she has a new admirer.
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Notorious contract killer Ricky Lozada is on trial and Dr. Rennie Newton is on his jury. Bringing the same dedication she displays as a surgeon to this job, she delivers a verdict of not guilty--and discovers she has a new admirer. Days after Lozada's release, one of Rennie's professional rivals is brutally murdered. Although Lozada's dark shadow looms over the case, Rennie becomes the prime suspect...while Lozada stalks her and grows more and more obsessed with having her. She forms an uneasy alliance with Wick Threadgill, a rogue detective with his own personal vendetta against Lozada. Wick has nothing to lose by confronting a hit man, who, like the prize scorpions he treasures, strikes so quickly Rennie may never see it coming. (back cover)

"A masterful storyteller, carefully crafting tales that keep readers on the edge of their seats." -- USA Today
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Dr. Rennie Newton is a surgeon serving jury duty. The trial is of a notorious hit man, Ricky Lozada. Rennie and the other jurors find Lozada not guilty, and in his twisted mind, he sees this as a connection between he and Rennie. Pretty soon one of Rennie's professional rivals is found murdered, and she becomes the prime suspect. Lozada's growing obsession with Rennie is thrown into more dangerous territory when a connection forms between her and Wick Threadgill, the detective who is pursuing Lozada for reasons of his own.
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Synopsis

When Dr. Rennie Newtonâ"a beautiful but reserved doctorâ"serves jury duty, she is unnerved by the courtroom stare of the defendant. She suspects he is guilty, but must defend his inalienable rights. When she arrives home to find a dozen roses and a sinister note form a secret admirer, Newton realizes the criminal she let walk may not let her go. With the help of a cop who knows the offender's crimes, Newton vows to see another trial. And this time....a conviction.
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Notorious contract killer Ricky Lozada is on trial and Dr. Rennie Newton is on the jury. Bringing the same dedication she displays as a surgeon to this job, she delivers a verdict of not guilty and discovers she has a new admirer. Days after Lozada's release , one of Rennie's professional rivals is brutally murdered. She forms an alliance with Wick Threadgill, a rouge detective with a personal vendetta against Lozada.
It is a good read.
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Notorious contract killer Ricky Lozada is on trial and Dr. Rennie Newton is on his jury. Bringing the same dedication she displays as a surgeon to this job, she delivers a vereict of not guilty-and discovers she has a new admirer. Days after Lozada's release, one of Rennie's professional rivals is brutally murdered. Although Lozada's dark shadow looms over the case, Rennie becomes the prime suspect...while Lozada stalks her and grows more and more obsessed with having her. She forms an uneasy alliance with Wick Treadgill, a rouge detective with his own personal vedetta against Lozada. Wick has nothing to lose by confronting a hit man, like the prize scorpions he treasures, strikes so quickly Rennie may never see it coming.
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Notorious contract killer Ricky Lozada is on trial and Dr. Rennie Newton is on the jury. Bringing the same dedication she displays as a surgeon to this job, she dilivers a verdict of not guilty- and discovers she has anew admirer. Days after Lozada's release, one of Rennie's professional rivals is brutally murdered. Although Lozada's dark shadow looms over the case, Rennie becomes the prime suspect... while Lozada stalks her and grows more and more obsessed with having her. She forms an uneasy alliance with Wick Threadgill, a rogue detective with his own personal vendetta against Lozada. Wick has nothing to lose by confronting a hit man, who, like the prize scorpions he treasures, strikes so quickly Rennie may never see it coming.
THE CRUSH
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Notorious contract killer Ricky Lozaa is on trial and Dr. Rennie Newton is on his jury. Brining the same dedication she displays as a surgeon to this job, she delivers a verdict of not guilty - and discovers she has a new admirer. Days after Lozadas release, one of Rennie's professional rivals is brutally murdered. Although Lozada's dark shadow looms over the case, Rennie becomes the prime suspect... while Lozada stalks her and grows more and more obsessed wih having her. She forms and uneasy alliance with Wick Threadgrill, a rogue detective with his own personal vendetta against Lozada. Wick has nothing to lose by confronting a hit man, who, like the prize scorpions he treasures, strikes so quickly Rennie may never see it coming.
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When Dr. Rennie Newton is summoned to jury duty, she brings to the courtroom the same level of competence that she displays in the operating room. Her commitment to precision compels her to deliver a not guilty verdict in the murder case against notorious contract killer Ricky Lozada.

It will be the most regrettable decision in her life...because Rennie's trial with Lozada doesn't end with his acquittal.

Her carefully structured life begins to crumble when a rival colleague is brutally slain. Lozada's menacing shadow looms over the murder, but it's Rennie the investigators focus on as a prime suspect. The privacy she has cultivated and protected at all costs is violated by the police as well as Lozada. And when he begins an earnest courtship, it becomes terrifyingly clear that he is obsessed with having her.

Wick Threadgill is a detective on indefinite leave from the Fort Worth PD, who has his own, personal agenda for the contract killer. Temperamental, bitter, and driven by loyalty and love, Wick is determined to destroy Lozada.

In order to defeat Lozada -- and save their lives -- Rennie and Wick form an uneasy alliance. Mistrustful of each other, they know only one thing with absolute certainty, when this killer strikes, they won't see it coming.

The Crush will take you on a tortuous path through a twisted sociopath's eerie obsession, a haunted man fragile hopes for redemption, and a woman's heart as she struggles to face the greatest fear -- to open herself to love.
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Notorious contract killer Ricky Lozada is on trial and Dr. Rennie Newton is on his jury. Bringing the same dedication she displays as a surgeon to this job, she delivers a verdict of not guilty-and discovers she has a new admirer. Days after Lozada's release, one of Rennie's professional rivals is brutally murdered. Although Lozada's dark shadow looms over the case, Rennie becomes the prime suspect...while Lozada stalks her and grows more and more obsessed with having her. She forms an uneasy alliance with Wick Threadgill, a rogue detective with his own personal vendetta against Lozada. Wick has nothing to lose by confronting a hit man, who, like the prize scorpions he treasurers, strikes so quickly Rennie may never see it coming.
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Notorious contract killer Ricky Lozada is on trial and Dr. Rennie Newton is on his jury. Bringing the same dedication she displays as a surgeon to this job, she delivers a verdict of not guilty-and discovers she has a new admirer. Days after Lozada's release, one of Rennie's professional rivals is brutally murdered. Although Lozada's dark shadow looms over the case, Rennie becomes the prime suspect...while Lozada stalks her and grows more and more obsessed with having her. She forms an uneasy alliance with Wick Threadgill, a rogue detective with his own personal vandetta against Lozada. Wick has nothing to lose by confronting a hitman, who, like the prize scorpions he treasures, strikes so quickly Rennie may never see it coming.
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Nortorious contract killer Ricky Lozada is on trail and Dr Rennie Newton is on his jury. Bringing the smae dedication she displays as a surgeon to this job,she delivers a verdict of not guilty- and discovers she has a new admirer. Days after Lozada's release,one of Rennie's professional rivals is brutally murdered. Although Lozada's dark shadow looms over the case,Rennie becomes the prime suspect...whie Lozada's stalks her and grows more and more obsessed with having her.She forms an uneasy alliance with Wick Threadgill,a rough detective with his own personsl vendetta against Lozada. Wick has nothing to lose by confronting a hit man,who like the prize scorpions he treasures,strikes so quickly Rennie may never see it coming,
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Notorious contract killer Ricky Loazda is on trail and Dr. Rennie Newton is on his jury. Bringing the same dedication she displays as a surgeon to this job, she delivers a verdict of not guilty---and discoveres she has a new admire. Days after Loazda' release, one of Rennie's professional rivals is brutally murdered. Although Loazada's dark shadow looms over the case, Rennie becomes the prime suspect...while Loazda stalks her and grows more and more obsessed with having her.
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