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Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance

Friday, August 19, 2011

Review: The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood

The Ideal ManThe Ideal Man by Julie Garwood

My rating: 
This book is one you don`t want to miss! 

Dr. Ellie Sullivan has just completed her residency at a large urban hospital. While jogging in a park nearby, she witnesses the shooting of an FBI agent in pursuit of wanted criminals, a couple identified as the Landrys. The only person to see the shooter's face, Ellie is suddenly at the center of a criminal investigation.

Agent Max Daniels takes over the Landry case. A no-nonsense lawman, he's definitely not the ideal man that Ellie has always imagined, yet she's attracted to him in a way she can't explain.

Ellie heads home to Winston Falls, South Carolina, to attend her sister's wedding. Shortly after she arrives, though, she receives a surprise visitor: Max Daniels. The Landrys have been captured, and she'll be called to testify. But they've been captured before, and each time the witnesses are scared into silence-or disappear before they can take the stand. Max vows to be Ellie's shadow until the trial, and it isn't long before sparks fly.

The Ideal Man is the first novel I've read by Julie Garwood, but if more of her novels are like this one was then I'll be reading many more. This novel wasn’t just good, it kept me up until 3am reading. I couldn't put it down.

Ellie is a wonderful heroine. She’s smart, extremely attractive and one of the nicest people you’d ever read along with. She’s also the best surgeon on staff at the St. Vincent Hospital. Ellie meets Max during a shooting with a modern day Bonnie and Clyde. From the first time she meets him, she knows he’s not her type, but she wants him to be.

Max is a agent with the FBI and he’s been trying to get the Landry couple for a while, they almost got him at the park, but they underestimated them. He didn’t expect to meet the beautiful Dr. Sullivan and he certainly doesn’t have the time for a relationship that she deserves, but he can’t seem to stop thinking about her.

As a witness Ellie is in danger of being put to ‘silence’ by the Landrys and if that isn’t bad enough Max finds out about her horrible past with a evil man. He wants to strongly protect her and he’ll do anything to see her safe. Did I mention Max is extremely handsome? Well, he is. He’s loyal, smart and downright dreamy. He was the hero of the novel and is now my hero! Max and Ellie had great chemistry. I loved their humor towards each other and when Max gets some possessiveness towards Ellie, he get's even more dreamy. Yup, he really is a 10. 

I highly recommend this novel to mystery, suspense and romance novels. You’ll be kept on your toes and have many twists to keep you begging for more. I’m going to be picking up more of Julie Garwood for certain.

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