Book Reviews of Mercy (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 2)

Mercy (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 2)
Mercy - Buchanan-Renard, Bk 2
Author: Julie Garwood
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ISBN-13: 9780671034023
ISBN-10: 0671034022
Publication Date: 8/1/2002
Pages: 496
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 466 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
After reading Heartbreaker by Julie Garwood, I had to read another and Mercy was not a disappointment. As with the other novel, this one more or less centered around a couple falling in love, replete with some steamy bedroom scenes. But the main plot of the book was about man's greed and how far he's willing to go and who he has to get rid of to attain wealth.
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Helpful Score: 3
The only contemporary Julie Garwood that I've enjoyed since she started publishing this series of books. I really enjoyed it, but all of the follow ups have been very disappointing. This one is worth it, though.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a good mystery and Julie Garwood always writes good characters who have a sense of humor and make you laugh. It is about a group called "The Sowing Club" that gets caught up in greed. The FBI & a Justice Attorney end up in a little town called Bowman with a beautiful doctor. Then the fun begins.....
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the 2nd book in the Buchanan-Renard series. Each book apparently is about different members of the Buchanan family or someone else introduced in a subsequent book. Heartbreaker the first was very good but Mercy was excellent. A couple of surprises makes it really interesting. Worth reading in order but not necesary to enjoy Mercy.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book is part of the Buchanan sibling series. All have been very good books. The Buchanan books are: "Heartbreaker" (Nick), "Mercy" (Theo), "Murder List" (Alec), "Slow Burn" (Dylan), & "Shadow Dance" (Jordan). There is also an intersecting character story involving the brother of Michelle from Theo's story. "Killjoy" comes after "Mercy".
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An excellent mystery.What is the purpose of THe Sowing Club?(I do mean sowing.A gret mystery.
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A good read if you are a Garwood fan and enjoy a little suspense.
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As the story starts to unfold with a sluggish start Then BAM!!!!! The book is up and running the seed has been sown and I massive outburst of page turning events keeps you reading Once the first bullet left its chamber I never put the book down!!! Excellent book of death defying escapes through the Louisiana's Bayous and more!! Great Read!
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I really liked this book.
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Being from Louisiana, I read just about anything that takes place there. The food, unique cultures and unusual characters make New Orleans a locale for a novel. This was a good book.
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Another gripping page turner by Garwood. I loved the thrills and romance!
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Excellent page turner. Loved, loved, loved this book.
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Romance, mystery, suspense; what's not to like
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This book is the second in a series - good combination of romance and action - a little slow at first but it picks up. An enjoyable read for Garwood fans.
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mystery..
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Lot's of suspense and romance set in New Orleans. I liked the crime ring, the Sowing Club - a devil-be-care foursome who are so greedy!
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Another good book by Julie Garwood. A little romance and full of action and suspense.
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very good mystery/romance
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This was one of those books that make you think about life. I loved the twists and turns of it. This is a great series to pick up.
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This one starts out slow. It took well over 100 pages to really get going and become a thriller. You could see what was going to happen but that didn't stop it from being interesting. The ending is somewhat open and allows the reader to draw their own conclusions. Overall a good book.
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Great book. fun read.
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Ms. Garwood has set the bar for romantic suspense! Heartbreaker was good, but Mercy was Wonderful. It picked up right away and was fast paced. Mercy was a perfect balance of mystery, suspense, comedy and sexy. Michelle and Theo were great and had awesome secondary characters. It will leave you hungry for more.
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Not usually my genre, but great book for summer beach reading.
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Theo Buchanan is devoted to his crime-fighting career as a Justice Department attorney. At a ceremony in New Orleans, he is suddenly struck ill and is rushed to a hospital where Dr. Michelle Renard saves his life. It is not the only life-and-death crisis that will ensnare Theo -- for he is about to uncover a ring of criminals bent on preserving their secrecy at any cost. Will he be able to save Dr. Renard's life as the action heats up?
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very good read that kept me interested throughout the story. Second in series books beginning with Heartbreaker.
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I loved this book. The characters were bold, the story was good and the twist at the end caught me kind of by surprise. That's not easy to do. I loved the bayou setting and the family dynamics. A really good read. I will try to find more in this series.
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LOVED this book! Though it is a "who-done-it" murder mystery...I laughed my butt off! The wit and rapport between the hero and heroine are laugh-out-loud funny. (I know that people driving by my car thought I was looney... I would have an serious face and then bust out laughing!!) This story reminds the reader of what it was like to fall in love... makes it seem like yesterday.

A story about a "big city boy" and a "small town girl" discovering they have a lot in common. Throw in a supporting cast of villians, family and friends... great mix.

I absolutely loved listening to this book!!!
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Author takes readers into New Orleans' exclusive Garden District and the backwoods of Louisiana's mysterious bayou country in an unforgettable novel of passion and suspense that cuts straight to the heart. There is a fine line between desire and obsession, between mercy and murder.
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Great book about Theo Buchanan!
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great read and a lol in parts
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A great book! Loved it! Read this, and then "Killjoy".
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excellent suspense book!!
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Very good book. Keeps you interested.
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This book is part of the Buchanan sibling series. All have been very good books. The Buchanan books are: "Heartbreaker" (Nick), "Mercy" (Theo), "Murder List" (Alec), "Slow Burn" (Dylan), & "Shadow Dance" (Jordan). There is also an intersecting character story involving the brother of Michelle from Theo's story. "Killjoy" comes after "Mercy".
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Wow! You can't put this one down.
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The story takes place in New Orleans. The main character is Justice Department attorney with a crime-fighting career. An excellent contemporary suspense book with well developed characters and a little romance sprinkled in to make the book more intriguing.
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This is a must read! I really enjoyed it!
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Theo Buchanan is devoted to his crime-fighting career. Only Theo works the other side of the desk as an esteemed Justice Dept. atty. At a gala ceremony in New Orleans, he is suddenly struck ill and rushed to a where hospital where a brilliant and beautiful surgeon, Dr. Michelle Renard, saves his life. It is not the only life and death crisis that will ensnare Theo-for he is about to uncover a ring of criminals bent on preserving their secrecy as any cost.
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Excellent Story - I want to read more from this author.
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Don't know how I missed this Buchanan series. I really have enjoyed the characters, and the settings. The action and plot are very good too!
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When esteemed Justice Department attorney Theo Buchanan is struck ill at a New orleans gala Dr Michelle Renard works fast to save his life. Soon,Theo finds himself in a race to save her when Michelle is targeted by a deadly crime ring. They call themselves the Sowing Club, a devious foursome driven by greed to accumulate millions in a secret bank account. Now they're dead set on silencing Michelle, who might know the secret behind the mercy killing of one of their wives. Dodging a world-class hit man and a band of cunning criminals. Michelle and Theo walk a norrow path between passion and survival.
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"It seems that over time books in the romantic suspense genre begin to run together and seem formulaic. While Mercy has strains of the norm, it is given enough spice to make me not want to put the book down! I loved the relationship between the main characters and of course adding Noah (from Heartbreaker) with a few zingers made it hard for me not to chuckle out-loud while reading at work!

The romance sizzled with refreshing honesty between the characters and the suspense kept me hooked! If you enjoy romantic suspense, you'll enjoy the added zip Mercy gives to the genre's formula plots." amazon
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Another good book by Julie Garwood.
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Bestselling author Julie Garwood has a new calling--contemporary romantic suspense fiction. While longtime fans of Garwood hope she won't forsake the historical romance genre that has been so successful for her, this versatile author is coming into her own as a creator of amazingly complex and detailed suspense novels. In Mercy, Theo Buchanan, the brother of FBI agent Nick Buchanan from Heartbreaker, Garwood's first foray into suspense fiction, meets surgeon Dr. Michelle "Mike" Renard when he throws up on her designer dress at a New Orleans gala. Dr. Mike saves Theo's life with an emergency appendectomy, enabling him to return to Boston and his job as a federal prosecutor.
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intricate thriller
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very good story.
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Any Julie Garwood book is worth reading!
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Great book in her Buchanan family series.
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This book will captivate you and you won't put it down until finished.
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Really enjoyed this one
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I am really enjoying this series.
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Haven't read I have too many books and limited space so I am passing it on for someone else to enjoy
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IMO her best!
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When esteemed Justice Department attorney Theo Buchanan is struck ill at a New Orleans gala, Dr. Michelle Renard works fast to save his life. Soon , Theo finds himself in a race to save her when MIchelle is targeted by a deadly crime ring. They call themselves the Sowing Club, a devious foursome driven by greed to accumulate millions in a secret bank account. Now they're dead set on silencing Michelle, who might know the secret behind the mercy killing of one of their wives.
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Great book
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great book
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When esteemed Justice Department attorney Theo Buchanan is struck ill at a New Orleans gala, Dr. Michelle Renard works fast to save his life. Soon, Theo finds himself in a race to save her when Michelle is targeted by a deadly crime ring. They call themselves the Sowing Club, a devious foursome driven by greed to accumulate millions in a secret bank account. Now they're dead set on silencing Michelle who might know the secret behind the mercy killing of one of their wives. Dodging a world class hit man and a band of cunning criminals, Michelle and Theo walk a narrow path between passion and survival.
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Justice Department attorney, Theo Buchanan is struck ill at a New Orleans gala. Michelle Renard, a doctor, works fast to save his life, but Theo finds himself quickly returning the favor as Michelle is targeted by a deadly crime ring called The Sowing Club.
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When esteemed Justice Department attorney Theo Buchanan is struck ill at a New Orleans gala, Dr.Michelle Renard works fast to save his life. Soom Theo finds himself in a race to save her when Michelle is targeted by a deadly crime ring. They call themselves the Sowing Club, a devious foursome driven by greed to accumulate millions in a secret bank account. Now they're dead set on silencing Michelle, who might know the secret behind the mercy killing of one of their wives. Dodging a world-class hit man and a band of cunning criminals, Michelle and Theo walk a narrow path between passion and survival.
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They called themselves the Sowing Club and for years they have been building an illegal fortune in an offshore account. When lead member John Russell plans to end his wifes tormented life, they turn to a shadowy figure named Monk to make the death look accidental.

But Catherine Russell wanted to make her husbands life miserable even after her death and apparently made copies of the groups illegal activities, sending the evidence to her cousin, Dr. Michelle Renard.

Upon meeting the beautiful Dr. Michelle at a banquet, justice Department attorney Theo Buchanan promptly threw up on her and collapsed. Fortunately, she recognized he was suffering from an acute appendicitis attack and took him to the hospital. After spending her residency in New Orleans, Michelle is now returning home to her small Louisiana town to serve as the local doctor.

Intrigued, Theo takes every opportunity to get to know the pretty doctor better. However, Theo and Michelles burgeoning relationship gets sidetracked when a series of break-ins leads them to suspect that something sinister is going on.
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Someone gave me this book but I haven't read it b/c it's not really my type. The synopsis on the back seemed fairly interesting though.
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When Justice Department attorney Theo Buchanan is struck ill at a New Orleans gala, Dr. Michelle Renard works fast to save his life. Soon Theo finds himself in a race to save her when Michelle is targeted by a deadly crime ring. They call themselves The Sowing Club, and they are dead set on silencing Michelle, who might know the secret behind the 'mercy' killing of one of their wives.