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Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1)
Heartbreaker - Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1
Author: Julie Garwood
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780671034009
ISBN-10: 0671034006
Publication Date: 9/1/2001
Pages: 544
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 416 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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dterlec avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 238 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
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".
reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 62 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Had a hard time getting into the book, but once I did, I couldn't put it down! Real page turner.
mrswiggs avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 51 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
For once.. I found a mystery that wasn't easy to predict! Usually authors use so much foreshadowing that it is obvious how the story will end. I was very impressed with this novel. There were some slower points in the middle.. but other than that it was a good read. A book that really will keep you guessing!
cjsmom avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 31 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
This is a VERY awsome book. The fist in book of 6 with some conecting heroes. I LOVE Garwood.
Highly recomended!!!!
reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 11 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This writer just gets better and better. I real page turner! Fast and furious to the end!
reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 46 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Good book. This one will keep you up all night.
reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 63 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A heart pounding frightening thriller in Garwood fashion. I really enjoy the romance mixed in with the thrills!
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Helpful Score: 1
A madman reveals to a priest his plan for a murder
he is going to commit. It's up to the priest to stop it. "Will leave your heart pounding...The suspense builds nonstop:-Kansas City Star
reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 29 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Excellent mystery about a madman, a priest and his sister. I couldn't put this one down.
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Helpful Score: 1
Very good. Hard to figure out who the killer is.
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Helpful Score: 1
Loved this book. Keep me interested and guessing until the end.
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Helpful Score: 1
This was an exciting thriller with a little bit of love story.
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Helpful Score: 1
A man goes to confesson and confesses the plan he has to commit a murder. He leaves as many hints has possible so that people have the opportunity to stop the murder from happening.
FriscoOBX avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 601 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
great book. In fact this book got me started on garwood. worth the read!
reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 29 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Julie Garwood combines romance with mystery. It wasn't too bad of a book.
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Helpful Score: 1
In the shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to committ, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger -- and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.
acole avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
A great book! An exciting plot that kept me guessing until the end.
reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 99 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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 get through half of it.
reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 175 more book reviews
Suspenseful!
sfc95 avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 686 more book reviews
Very good, love when a thriller has me guessing right to the end and I got it wrong!!!! Can't wait to keep reading this series!
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In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.
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In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger- and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.
Kit avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 68 more book reviews
Bless me father, for I will sin.... In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger-and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.

Great suspense book to keep you guessing right up to the end.
mscollins avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 10 more book reviews
Decent mystery. Garwood's writing is simple and easy-to-follow. I never really got behind any of the characters, though.
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In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his pla for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game disclosing his next victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant & Nick, so does the danger-and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.
Real Good Fast Paced Read......I couldn't put it down
reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 152 more book reviews
Father Thomas Madden thought little could be said in the confessional that would completely shock him, but a man calling himself Heartbreaker changes that.

Quickly suspecting that this is a very disturbed individual, his concern turns to horror when the man claims to be a serial killer who has targeted Thomass sister, Laurent, as his next victim.

Thomas is torn between the sanctity of the confessional and calling in the authorities. However, Heartbreaker takes matters out of his hands by sending a recording of his confession to the FBI. He knows that Thomass friend Nick Buchanan is an agent and challenges the bureau to stop him.

When Thomas informs Laurent about Heartbreakers fixation, she is stunned. She will not run, however, but stay and fight.
gigi avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 355 more book reviews
I don't usually enjoy romance novels, but this mystery/thriller has just enough romance woven into it (complete with ultra hunky men!) that I actually enjoyed it. It has an interesting plot that doesn't fly all over the place, but stays on track nicely until the very end. Enjoyable read!
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About half way thru, I gave up. Too predictable. A step above the usual romance novel, but you just know what is going to happen.
cmoonlight avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 47 more book reviews
This book was not a good romance novel at all. This is the story of Nick, the FBI agent who has been called in to help protect his best friend's sister from a killer. I won't go more into the plot because it has already been discussed by the other reviewers. My issues with this book was that it dragged on and on with useless information. There were so many stories and information given that went absolutely no where. It would have been better if some of the fluff was left out to focus more on the relationship between the hero and heroine. Their romantic connection was none existent. You could fit all of the romantic interactions between the couple on 2 pages. As a mystery, I guess it was okay. But I expected a Romance and there was very little of that.
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I found Heartbreaker a wonderful mystery kept me in suspence till the end. A great read and Im looking forward to more of Julie Garwwoods books
robinmy avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 2028 more book reviews
Father Tom Madden is listening to a confession when the man confesses to a murder. Not only has he killed a woman, but he plans to kill another...Tom's sister, Laurant. Tom doesn't know who gave the confession; but he contacts his best friend, FBI Agent Nick Buchanan, to protect his sister. Nick isn't about to let anything happen to Laurant. Since he is prepared to stick with her 24/7, they tell everyone that they are engaged after a whirlwind courtship. The hope is that the killer will become jealous and make his move.

The first book in Julie Garwood's romantic suspense series gets off to a slow start. It took me a week to read this book. I had a hard time with the continuous descriptions and extraneous facts that were thrown into the story. I think a good editor could have slimmed this book down to a manageable story.

Thankfully, the pace of the story picked up after 100+ pages. The suspense was well done. There were a handful of suspects to sort through. I did guess the killer but not his true identity. My favorite part of the book was the elderly sisters who lived beside Laurant and kept an eye on everything that happened in the neighborhood. They set a lighter tone to the story, which was needed. I believe this was Julie Garwood's first romantic suspense book. I'm hoping her writing gets stronger and the series continues. My rating: 3.5 Stars.
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Bless me father, for I will sin...

In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is GOING to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger--and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.

Let NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Julie Garwood take you on a thrilling excursion into the soaring heights---and the darkest impulses---of the human heart.
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Bad guy is pretty bad. Excellant book.
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Fast paced, edge of your seat reading. I couldn't put it down. Now I want to read the next one, "Mercy".
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Fast paced and hard to put down.
cindyw5 avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on
did like the book, however, I just wanted a bit more. I didn't really like the name Laurant either. Story moved quickly, I just wanted a little more from my H/H. The ending was a little too quick. Those are my only complaints... I laughed numerous times.

I love all Julie Garwood's historicals and only have 2 or 3 left to read, so I decided to read a couple of her romantic suspense and save the last historicals for later.
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This was an excellent book and I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
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good read!!
cruisinjon avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 29 more book reviews
Good suspense read. I enjoyed it.
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keeps you moving
pamelap avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 25 more book reviews
Really enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone who loves romantic suspense
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This book doesn't disappoint!!
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Great Read!
reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 29 more book reviews
fast past suspense and romance
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Very suspenseful!
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I think this was Julie Garwood's first contemporary. Loved it.
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Good romantic suspense. She's a quality author.
lynxxmarie avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 165 more book reviews
Great thriller!
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Bless me father, for I will sin...
In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant. In a frantic race to protect her, Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to track the predator who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attraction grows between Laurant and Nick, so does the danger -- and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.
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Great book, kept me up late at night reading it! Some of the same characters as her book "Mercy"
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Read and enjoyed thoroughly!
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from the back: In the still shadows of the confessional, a madman tauntingly reveals his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game by disclosing his next intended victim: Tom's sister, Laurant.
reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 331 more book reviews
Suspenseful and frightening till the thrilling end.
dmcalgaro avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 7 more book reviews
This was one great book! I think Garwood out did herself on this one. You can't get a book any better than this one!
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first in the series. i love them all.
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Bless me Father, for I will sin.
SUMARI avatar reviewed Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, Bk 1) on + 99 more book reviews
GOOD Book. Not what I expected.
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BLESS FATHER, FOR I WILL SIN..
In the still shadows of the confessional, a mad man tauntingly his plan for a murder he is going to commit, pulling Father Thomas Madden into a twisted game of disclosing his next intended victum. Tom, sister Laurant is in a frantic race to protect her. Tom calls upon his best friend, elite FBI agent Nick Buchanan, to tract the preditor who is closing in on Laurant. Now, as an electrifying attrection grown between Laurant so does the danger-and one false move will cost both of them everything that matters.
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Bestseller
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did not read, another $8 book, nice condition, fairly new
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This book is missing it's dust jacket.
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In the still shadows of the confessional, the penitent kneels and makes a bone chilling disclosure: Bless me father for I have sin...Slowly, tauntingly, the man describes his murderous past-how he stalked his victim, worked his way into her life and then too that life in a violent rage-and his plan i to kill again. Only this time, he has raised the stakes in his twisted game, daring authorities to catch him if they can. This time, he has revealed the name of his next intended victim. I'm a heartbreaker. And I do so love a challenge...