Book Reviews of Slow Burn (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 5)

Slow Burn (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 5)
Slow Burn - Buchanan-Renard, Bk 5
Author: Julie Garwood
ISBN-13: 9780345453853
ISBN-10: 0345453859
Publication Date: 12/26/2006
Pages: 432
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 472 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
I've been very disappointed with Julie Garwood's contemporary romance/thrillers. With the change in time, it seems she's lost the complexity of story and character development. Honestly, this book is written simply, without complex sentences, and it drove me crazy. Didn't finish it, but my boyfriend struggled through and told me how it ended, which didn't surprise me.
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Helpful Score: 3
Though I am a fan of Julie Garwood's historial romances I was not thrilled with her turn to the contemporary genre. I decided to give the books a chance via audio...and I am really glad I did.

The heroine, Kate is a strong woman with good values...the realization that someone is trying to kill her for an unknown reason...added with the sexual tension with her best friend's brother (a detective recovering from a work-related injury)...keeps the listener engaged in the story. Twist and turns in the plot with more and more suspects added as the story unfolds...a surprise end to the suspense plus a happy ending...ahhh, romances!

I couldn't stop listening...spent the day transporting the CDs from my player downstairs to my computer upstairs to my car...just wanting to see...who the perp turned out to be!!
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Helpful Score: 2
Fast-paced romantic suspense with a good plot and engaging characters. I really enjoyed this one...
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Helpful Score: 1
This story takes place in South Carolina, near Charleston, Savannah, and a little bit in Boston. It is an exciting mystery about a young woman and her two sisters surviving after their mother has died. Kate, the middle sister, starts experiencing a lot of unbelievably bad luck and it is soon discovered that someone is trying to kill her. There is also a nice romance and a happy ending.
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This book was good. I enjoyed it much better than Murder list. There was a lot of interaction between Dylan and Kate, I had a few good laughs. On to Shadow Dance, Noah's story.
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Helpful Score: 1
I like this author so I'm trying to collect her books. This book is not bad, could be better.
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Helpful Score: 1
this is a busy book. a lot of charactors and they move very fast, kate has always been able to turn her challenges into triumphs, but fate seems to be turning against her but in th end all comes out ok. a very light bhook.
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Helpful Score: 1
Kate MacKenna doesnt have a bad bone in her bodyor an enemy in the world. A woman who barely knew her father and has just lost her mother, Kate is a loving sister, a savvy business owner, and an unpretentious beauty who radiates kindness. So why are bombs igniting everywhere she goes?

The first explosion brings her face-to-face with a handsome Charleston police detective. The second one sends her into the arms of her best friends brothera Boston cop whos a little too reckless and way too charming for comfort. But Dylan Buchanan wont let emotion prevent him from doing his job: Someone is trying to kill Kate, and Dylan is the only one standing between her and the monster who wants her dead. For Kate to understand the danger, she must learn all about desiredesire for pleasure, desire for power, and someones desire to kill.
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An enjoyable read. I love reading about the Buchanan men. This one wasn't as steamy/graphic as some of Garwood's other books.
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A contemporary intrigue with the emphasis on the intrigue. I like this side of Julie Garwood and look forward to more.
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Garwood is always a wonderful read.
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Another great mystery by Julie Garwood.
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This is a book about the McKenna family, Kate is being threatened because she has been left a hfty sum of money by an estranged relative. very interesting book.
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All of Julie Garwood's Books are worthy of 5 stars.
I can never put her books down!
This one was wonderful as expected.
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It was a good book. A little slow at times. I could not figure the plot out completely that keep me interested. I did not like it as well as the "Murder List".
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Just finished reading. I really enjoyed the book. It was an easy and fast read. Stayed up too late reading it. Couldn't put it down.
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Meh...I think I only finished it because I wanted to know what happened at the end. I was pretty bored with this and the lead female was annoying and got on my nerves most of the time with all her angst over the male leaving her.
I absolutely ADORE Julie Garwood's hitorical books (RANSOM is on my top ten list...actually top 3) but I doubt I will read any more of her contemporary books.
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good story with likable characters. worth the read.
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very enjoyable
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lots of twist and turns my wife loved it
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Great book!
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Another great romantic suspense novel from Julie Garwood!
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Worth the wait! I loved it!
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Good story
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LIVING A SUCCESSFUL LIFE IN CHARLESTON, S.C., KATE MACKENNA HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABLE TO TURN HER CHALLENGES INTO TRIUMPHS. BUT NOW THE FATES SEEM TO BE LINING UP AGAINST HER. IN A LETHAL FASHION. WHILE ATTENDING A RECPETION AT A FRIEND'S ESTATE FOR A CONTROVERSIAL ARTIST, KATE IS NEARLY KILLED BY AN EXPLOSION. ONCE HOME, KATE IS HIT WITH THE NEWS THAT THE PROSPEROUS FRAGARANCE COMPANY SHE HAS NURTURED FOR THE GROUND UP IS IN JEOPARDY.

THEN KATE RECEIVES A CALL FROM HER BEST FRIEND, JORDAN, WHO IS HOSPITALIZED & SCHEDULED FOR SURGERY IN BOSTON. KATE IMMEDIATELY RUSHES TO HER SIDE. ONCE SHE KNOWS THAT JORDAN IS GOING TO BE FINE, KATE ABANDONS HER CLAM FACADE & ALLOWS HERSELF A MAJOR MELTDOWN, DOING SOMETHING THAT IS TOTALLY UNCHARACTERISTIC; SHE HAS A ONE-NIGHT STAND WITH JORDAN'S BROTHER DYLAN.

COMING TO HER SENSES, KATE RETURNS HOME DETERMINED TO GET BACK ON TRACK AND SAVE HER BUSINESS. BUT THE MISHAPS KEEP COMING.

AT JORDAN'S INSISTENCE, DYLAN CHECKS UP ON KATE. HE IS CONVINCED THAT SHE IS MERELY HAVING A SPELL OF BAD LUCK-UNTIL HE DISCOVERS HOW MANY PEOPLE WANT KATE MACKENNA DEAD.
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Good, quick read.
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Great plot:Unknown millionarie leaves fortune to niece.Trouble starts. Childhood nemisis becomes romantic interast. Page turner,many twists and turns. You don't know who done it till she tells you.
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As always, Julie Garwood has a winner here. I had a hard time putting it down.
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This one didn't keep me very interested.
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About sisters and family inheritance machinations. Good.
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A romantic suspense novel--will read other books by this author
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Slow Burn keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. The romance that they throw in throughout the book makes it very interesting.
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enjoyed this but then Julie Garwood is a favorite of mine
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Very funny. I love the characters.
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Very amusing and fun characters
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Another fabulous book by Julie Garwood!!!
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REALLY A GOOD ONE BY AUTHOR. I DIDN'T PUT IT ALL TOGETHER UNTIL VERY LATE IN BOOK!

**** 1/2 !
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A fantastic and exciting romantic thriller.
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Julie Garwood writes an electrifying novel of romantic suspense that will have you burning through the pages. Very exciting read!
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"A fantastic and exciting romantic thriller."--thebestreviews.com
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Julie Garwood is always a great read. I love all of her books.
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I really enjoyed this story about three sisters and their friends. As always with Julie Garwood she adds some humor and of course romance.
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I loved this book. Wasn't until the end you knew who the culprit was
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Not one of my favorites, even though she is my favorite author. i like her historical romances more, so maybe i was just biased. Still a good book though- definitely a page turner!
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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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Classic Julie Garwood. The setting is enjoyable and authentic, and the plot interesting. A good read.
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Another great contemporary romantic thriller by Julie Garwood. I read it in a day...need I say more? :)
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Good story. I like Julie Garwood. Her books are a fast and exciting read. Kate and Dylan are a good couple although they don't think so at first. Good mystery and romance.
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This was the first Garwood book I've read. Parts of it were predictable, but I liked the characters and didn't guess who the bad guy was.
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This book was great. I can't wait to read "Shadow Dance" and experience Jordan's story. Dylan and Kate made such a fantastic couple and the fact that she had two interferring sisters made the story hilarious to read.
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WOW!!! JUST WOW!!
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good book
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Another great read by JG. I have enjoyed all the stories about the Buchanan family and look forward to the next installment, Shadow Dance.
Isadora
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Fast reading, great plot, believable characters.
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Great, great, great!!
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I love Garwood and this one doesn't disappoint
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An unpretentious beauty...kind... no enemies. So why are bombs igniting everywhere she goes?
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as alway great reading from julie garwood, read it it 2 days
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so far I have loved all her books that I have read and this one is no different. great book
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Great book
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It was a really quick good read.
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An unpretentious beauty who radiates kindness ,Kate MacKenna does'nt have a bad bone in her body - or - an enemy in the world. So why are bombs going off everywhere she goes?
A fantastic and exciting romantic thriller!
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A romantic thriller...good characters
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This has the same family as other novels. But if you haven't read the other novels, it doesn't matter. I like that. It was a good read.
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This was a good romantic thriller. I enjoyed the mystery suspense part of it and the romance between Kate and her best friend's brother, Dylan. Very entertaining.

From the back cover:
"An unpretentious beauty, who radiates kindness, Kate MacKenna doesn't have a bad bone in her body - or an enemy in the world. So why are bombs igniting every where she goes? The first explosion brings her face-to-face with a handsome Charleston police detective. The second one sends her into the arms of best friend's brother - a Boston cop who's a little too reckless and way too charming for comfort. But Dylan Buchanan won't let emotion prevent him from doing his job: Someone is trying to kill Kate, and Dylan is the only one standing between her and the monster who wants her dead."
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Good story. Spmetimes you just don't know who to trust. Other times you can't trust anyone!
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Loved it! I just wish I had read this one before I read Shadow Dance. Both were great!
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This was a simple, but enjoyable read.
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An unpretentious beauty who radiates kindness, Kate MacKenna doesn't have a bad bone in her body--or an enemy in the world. So why are bombs igniting everywhere she goes? The first explosion brings her face-to-face with a handsome Charleston police detective. The second one sends her into the arms of her best friend's brother--a Boston cop who's a little reckless and way too charming for comfort. But Dylan Buchanan won't let emotion prevent him from doing his job; Someone is trying to kill Kate, and Dylan is the only one standing between her and the monster who wants her dead.
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Kate - too-good-to-be-true - MacKenna encounters a few problems (1-11): she almost gets blown up by a bomb (1), and because her recently deceased (2) mother, (co-owner) of her company, has left her on the verge of bankruptcy (3), she's about to loose her company to some crooks (4). She feels responsible for her two sisters who still have to finish their education (5) and she has to figure out how to manage all this (6)!!

Kate doesn't want to burden them (7), so when she calls her best friend Jordan Buchanan she hopes to find some moral support and a shoulder to cry on. However her dear friend has found out she has a lump on her breast and needs surgery (8). Not only that, Jordan is also being sued by a person who makes a living out of suing (10). So Kate immediately sets off to be with Jordan and to support her. While Jordan is in hospital, Jordan's brother Dylan sees to Kate... They have known and have (apparently) been feeling "bothered" by each other for ages.

Once back home the problems only get worse (11) so Dylan, being a cop, comes to do his own investigation (not really, see below).
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good mystery, romance and suspense all in one
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Thoroughly enjoyable, looking forward to the next!
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VERY GOOD BOOK, EASY TO GET INTO AND READ
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Great! One of those books that when you start it you don't want to put it down!
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Fast paced, and surprising twist.
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Sorry I haven't read this very current book yet -- it's a second copy I received as a gift.

"An unpretentious beauty who radiates kindness, Kate MacKenna...doesn't have a bad bone in her body -- or an enemy in the world. So why are bombs igniting everywhere she goes?...Someone is trying to kill Kate, and Dylan [Buchanan]is the only thing standing between her and the monster who wants her dead"
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This was a pretty good book. I was a little disappointed that wasn't the same quality as I would expect from Julie Garwood
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An unpretentious beauty who radiates kindness, Kate MacKenna doesn't have a bad bone in her body-or an enemy in the world. So why are bombs igniting everywhere she goes? The first explosion brings her face-to-face with a handsome Charleston police detective. The second one sends her into the arms of her best friend's brother-a Boston cop who's a little too reckless and way too charming for comfort. But Dylan Buchanan won't let emotion prevent him from doing his job: Someone is trying to kill Kate, and Dylan is the only one standing between her and the monster who wants her dead.
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Good book
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EVERY FIRE BEGINS WITH A LITTLE HEAT...
An upretentious beauty who radiates kindness, Kate MacKenna doesn't have a bad bone in her body--or an enemy in the world. So why are bombs igniting everywhere she goes? The first explosion brings her fact-to-face with a handsome Charleston police detective. The second one sends her into the arms of her best friend's brother--a Boston cop who's a little too reckless and way too charming for comfort. But Dylan Buchanan won't let emotion prevent him from doing his job: Someone is trying to kill Kate, and Dylan is the only one standing between her and the monster who wants her dead.
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Very well written. I haven't read many of Julie Garwood books but I will start reading more of her books.
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Good read!
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An unpretentious beauty who radiates kindness, Kate MacKenna doesn't have a bad bone in her body-or an enemy in the world. So why are bombs igniting everywhere she goes? The first explosion brings her face to face with a handsome Charleston police detective. The second one sends her into the arms of her best friend's brother-a Boston cop who's a little too reckless and way too charming for comfort. But Dylan buchanan won't let emotion prevent him from doing his job; Someone is trying to kill Kate and Dylan buchanan won't let emotion prevent her from doing his job; Someone is trying to kill Kate and Dylan is the only one standing between her and the monster who wants her dead.
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Kate McKenna doesn't have a bad bone in her body or an enemy in the world. So why are bombs igniting everywhere she goes? Someone is trying to kill Kate and Dylan Buchanan, A Boston cop and brother of her best friend, is the only one standing betwen her and the person who wants her dead.
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great read
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An unpretentious beauty who radiates kindness, Kath MacKenna doesn't have a bad bone in her body -- or an enemy in the world. So why are bombs igniting everywhere she goes? The first explosion brings her face-to-face with a handsome Charleston police detective. The second one sends her into the arms of her best friend's brother -- a Boston cop who's a little too reckless and way too charming for comfort. But Dylan Buchanan won't let emotion prevent him from doing his job: Someone is trying to kil Kate, and Dylan is the only one standing between her and the monster who wants her dead.
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Category: Romantic Suspense
This was a really good book!

Kate MacKenna doesn't have a bad bone in her body - or an enemy in the world. So why are bombs igniting everywhere she goes? The first explosion sends her face-to-face with a handsome Charleston police detective. The second one sends her into the arms of her best friend's brother.
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Haven't read the book, but was given to me after I ordered it here. So I want to get rid of one copy.
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An unpretentious beauty who radiates kindness, Kate MacKenna doesn't have a bad bone in her body---or an enemy in the world. So why are bombs igniting everywhere she goes? The first explosion brings her face-to-face with a handsome Charleston police detective. The second one sends her into the arms of her best friend's brother---a Boston cop who's a little too reckless and way too charming for comfort.
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An unpretentious beauty who radiates kindness, Kate MacKenna doesn't have a bad bone in her body--or an enemy in the world. So why are bombs igniting everywhere she goes? The first explosion brings her face-to-face with a handsome Charleston police detective. The second one sends her into the arms of her best friend's brother-a Boston cop who's a little too reckless and way too charming for comfort. But Dylan Buchanan won't let emotion prevent him from doing his job: Someone is trying to kill Kate, and Dylan is the only one standing between her and the monster who wants her dead.