Notorious contract killer Ricky Lozada is on trial and Dr. Rennie Newton is on his jury. Bringing the same dedication she displays as a surgeon to this job, she delivers a verdict of not guilty-and discovers she has a new admirer. Days after Lozada's release, one of Rennie's professional rivals is brutally murdered. Although Lozada's dark shadow looms over the case, Rennie...more
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This one was lacking the usual intensity of a Sandra Brown book. Ok there was one moment where I literally jumped in my seat. But for some reason, the 2 characters did not endear themselves to me as much as some of her other characters did.
Contract killer Ricky Lozada is on trial and Dr. Rennie Newton is on his jury. Bringing the same dedication she displays as a surgeon to this job, she delivers a verdict of not guilty--and discovers she ...more
The Crush is a standalone romantic suspense/thriller novel written by Sandra Brown. It features an incredibly engaging beginning: most obsessive/stalker thrillers are right up my ally and I loved where this one was going...especially when said stalker gifts our mysterious heroine with a gift she can't return and one that lands her in the spotlight of a murder investigation. Unfortunately, I found the middle-ish parts quite long and dull in my opinion. I wish I had skimmed them to be honest. I co ...more
Dr. Rennie Newton, a skilled surgeon, is the foreman of the jury that acquits psychotic professional assassin Ricky Lozada of murder because of reasonable doubt. Unfortunately for Rennie, Lozada becomes infatuated with the pretty doctor during the trial and convinces himself that she returns his affections. So after his acquital Lozada decides to pursue a relationship with Rennie. He sends her flowers, stalks her, and goes so far as "to do her the favor" of murdering a rival doctor.
Rennie becom ...more
Whaaaaaaat? A YA reviewer like me reading and reviewing a romantic suspense novel? Yup. See, I was hiding from my niece in a cupboard of a room after she started throwing rocks and became too much for me to handle. Mom found me and handed me this book. “Give it a try,” she said. “You’ll like it,” she said. WRONG, MAMA LLAMA. Quoting my exact words to her, The Crush made me pop a lady-boner of rage. The last time I read any of her bodice rippers and romanti ...more
This novel is a little different from other others by the author in that there was no plot twist or great reveal. Which is fine by me, the story stood on it's own and didn't need it. It's j ...more
This is the first book by Ms. Brown I've read so far and I was pleasantly surprised by how it turned out. These "first reads" are hit and miss and this one was definitely a hit.
Nicely developed plot, well-executed and well-paced, despite a few slow moments here and there. Though the "romance" between Rennie and Wick lacked a few sparks, I ...more
I'm not quite finished with this book, but so far it reads like just about every cop show I've ever seen on television - only worse. I'm not feeling much sympathy for the main character, Rennie. I like the renegade ex-cop, Wick, and his former partner, Oren, and ...more
So smarty Doctor Rennie got mad as hell and couldn't report the polices fast enough for watching over her, yet completely forgot the fact that she only knew about them from Lozada. The polices indeed went over the line, although understandable since she's a suspect. What did she expect? That the polices rang her door bell and announced, "Oh hey, we will keep an eye on you ...more
Esperaba más de esta historia.
Me ha resultado inconsistente. Es una de esas historias en las que la autora trata de describir unos personajes que después no cumplen con esa descripción. ¿Para que perder el tiempo diciéndonos lo inteligente que es la protagonista cuando durante todo el libro no hace nada más que tonterías? Si hubiese reaccionado como una persona real, no hubiese habido historia, el malo no hubiese tenido ni una sola oportunidad, pero la a ...more
Set in Texas, the story is about a surgeon, Dr. Rennie Newton, whom having acquitted a well-known murderer, Ricky Roy Lozada,becomes the object of his unwanted affection. As a result, two officers, Oren Wesley and Wick Threadgill, of the Fort Worh PD, are on the hunt for Lozada, who proves to be a slick and smooth criminal. He leaves no traces ...more
I give THE CRUSH (my book has a different cover) 4.5 stars. Great story. I like the way Sandra Brown brings you into a story. The further you read, the more you understand what's going on. I know that's how most stories are, but she reveals the characters and their story like peeling away layers of an onion....a sweet onion. I like the two main characters in this book. They are very " ...more
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"Notorious contract killer Ricky Lozada is on trial and Dr. Rennie Newton is on his jury. Bringing the same dedication she displays as a surgeon to this job, she delivers a verdict of not guilty-and discovers she has a new admirer. Days after Lozada's release, one of Rennie's professional rivals is brutally murdered. Although Lozada's dark shadow looms over the case, Rennie becomes the prime suspect...while Lozada stalks her and grows more and more obs ...more
Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including FRICTION (2015), MEAN STREAK (2014), DEADLINE(2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), & TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010).
Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over ...more