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So, I'm going w/ something a little bit off beat for this review...anyone who knows me knows I have a MAD, BAD love for Julie Garwood. It's terrible, I tell ya'. I could so go Misery on this woman! So it's with that in mind that I pick up her books ~ I expect them all to be perfection. I build them up in my head all year (she only writes ONE a year, people!!) and by the time I finally get my hands on it, I'm slobbering for it. So we all know this isn't good, right? It's almost impossible to meet these expectations...but I'm going to tell you, Ms. Garwood comes damn close.
I really like Olivia, and the way we're introduced to her & her band of merry friends, the "Pips", who have all been in the hospital together for some time undergoing treatment, is one of the ways Ms. Garwood has of endearing us to her characters. It's how she makes us understand their quirks and oddities that we see so much when she meets her hero. I love that we see this in this Sweet Talk!! I love that Olivia is perfect for Grayson...what I wasn't so sweet on was I felt like that story itself wasn't fleshed out enough. But how much do I want to complain, lol? I love Ms. Garwood for her romances, her quirky characters and for the funny, often off beat dialogue, not for the tightness of the suspense in her books, or for the sense the ponzi scheme Olivia's father is running makes.
I'm pleased with the face time I got w/ my characters...I loved the supporting characters, and I'm fairly certain we'll see more of those we met in this book. I'm a happy Julie Garwood fan!! Of course, I'd be happier if she'd write FASTER, but all in all, Sweet Talk totally delivered!