Out of Control (Troubleshooters, #4)
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Out of Control (Troubleshooters #4)

4.27 of 5 stars 4.27  ·  rating details  ·  6,230 ratings  ·  217 reviews

Savannah von Hopf has no choice. To save her uncle's life, she goes in search of Ken "WildCard" Karmody, a guy she barely knew in college who is now a military operative. She must convince him to help her deliver a cache of ransom money into the hands of terrorists halfway around the world. What she doesn't expect is to end up in WildCard's arms before she can even ask for

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Mass Market Paperback, 470 pages
Published September 27th 2005 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2002)
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Shawna
5+ stars – Romantic Suspense

I really enjoyed this one...very entertaining. I loved the Survivor-esque plot with Navy SEAL Ken “WildCard” Kamody and Miss Prim and Proper Pollyanna Savannah von Hopf roughing it in the jungles of Indonesia, while escaping and evading terrorists and the local warlord. I have to say, Savannah handled traversing rough terrain in bare feet, sleeping in the mud, and eating slugs much better than I would and without complaints. Ken initially thinks she’s a spoiled, uptig...more
Mitzi
I spent the entire month of February in Cozumel on the beach reading the rest of the Troubleshooter series and it’s a good thing my Kindle’s whispernet worked or I would have had a stroke!!!......This series is so damn addictive….you can’t read just one, and you definitely must read them in order. I liked some of the books much better than others….but this one is Fantastic!!!...There is so much going on.......

1)The main story of the rich prim/proper girl (Savannah) meets bad boy Navy Seal Ken K...more
Leea
Buddy read with Wendy F.

The Troubleshooter Series just keeps getting better and better as they progress. I'm hooked. Call me a fan of Brockmann from this moment forward.

“A flying bookstore.” Molly smiled at him. “Be still my heart.”

In Out of Control we are again given not one, not two but three love stories.

Savannah and Ken: Their love affair is like a fire, it's hot and started fast. Ken puts his foot in his mouth for most of the book but he finally comes to his senses and see's what's right...more
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
I wasn't going to read this book for a few weeks as I didn't want to overdose too much on the same author....however I just couldn't resist reading Wildcard's story! And now the bad thing is, is that I can't decide who I like more Wildcard or Stan (although I would have to go with Stan just on a height basis)

The heroine in the story is Savannah Van Hopf who knows Kenny "Wildcard" Karmody from Yale and has had a crush on him ever since. She needs his help as her Uncle Alex has been kidnapped and...more
Maldivianbookreviewer
5+ Stars Romantic Suspense

Book 4 in the Troubleshooter series stars Navy SEAL Ken Karmody, who gets nicknamed as “Wild Card” because of his ability to think out of the box and come out winning however difficult a problem might be. Ken had certainly not led a charming childhood with an emotionally and physically abusive father, which had in the end toughened him up and made Ken determined to do what he wanted in life. Ken is a genius when it comes to computers and whatnot and beneath his tough...more
Lori McD
4.5-5 stars (And 5 stars is really, really hard for me to give!)

What can I say? This one was FAB! Loved that there was more of a light-heartedness feel to the book most of the way through. Sure, the situation in the jungle for Ken/Savannah, Alex, Molly/Jones isn't "light-hearted", but there was something other than intense gloom and doom at all times.

I'll have to come back at another time and really review this book... not feeling well today.

I want MORE of Rose's and Hank's story! I always love...more
❧Gwen❤❦
Awesomely Funny & Splendidly Romantic Book!

This pic reminds me of Savannah~she's was a sweetheart~

In Book 1 David and Mallary stole the show(Secondary Romance)
In Book 2 MC's Nils and Meg complety lost the show Sam and Alyssa took it.
In Book 3 Terry and Stan Shared the show with Max, Alyssa and Sam.
In Book 4 MC's SAVANNAH & KEN "WILDCARD' Well this was thier show and IMO NOBODY stole their show.

In This Book~

There was Secondary Romance of Molly and Jones just Wow on them, they were an
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Shae
I think this one might be my favorite so far. Or at least, the characters were some of my favorite so far. As always, there was a WWII related storyline going at the same time, and I really liked how this one was done. It was kinda funny that all of the characters in the book were reading the same thing. It was a lot better than the Alzheimer lady of the previous book just slipping back into the past. One thing I thought was interesting was the fact that Wildcard who is basically a big giant gee...more
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
Five big fat stars all the way. Two great heros paired up with two absolutely wonderful heroines, three great love stories, lots of action and laughter and tears all the way. Just wow. I can't wait to go onto the next one. Thank God I'm years behind this author and I've all the Troubleshooter books all good to go.
Tellulah Darling
Mouthy bad boys, spunky chicks, adventure and romance - what's not to love? I think that the tone of this book was pretty great. My big bump was that there were way too many times when the characters felt like crying. But overall, it was a hell of a lot of fun.
Kath
While reading previous installments of this series (which I love), we heard about Wildcard from time to time. Up til now, he was known as somewhat of a technogeek whom was always cracking jokes. We also found him at the beginning of "Over the Edge" in a barfight as he hears that his ex-girlfriends places a restraining order on him. (you find out more about that in the story.)

Wildcard heads to Indonesia with Savannah, to drop off ransom money for her uncle as he doesn't want her to head into dang...more
Lady Allison
I'm having a hard time sitting down & reviewing this one, but it's definitely not because I didn't love it, because I most certainly did.

This one was WildCard Karmody's story with the lovely (albeit quite naive) Savannah vonHopf. Savannah's always had a thing for Wildcard but that isn't the (main) reason why she finds him in San Diego - she needs a favor. Not just a change-my-flat-tire kind of favor, although fabulous man though he is, does that too. She has to go to Indonesia to bail her gr...more
Gina
In this book Brockmann advances her skills considerably. Ken and Savannah are good characters, the WWII subplot is again an interesting one and even the 2 mini plots of Molly/Jones and Alyssa/Sam are good. All stories are intertwined nicely and the fact that someone from each of the pairings is reading the same book was clever.

One thing that did aggravate me from time to time was again the female lead thinking she could handle a situation better than a navy seal. Savannah ignores things Ken say...more
Isis FG
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Lea's Audiobooks Hensley
Unabridged audiobook review from Speaking of Audiobooks column 6/04/10:

Narrated by Norma Lana
Although this is fourth in the Troubleshooters series, Out of Control was my first Brockmann read. I had no difficulty understanding the action or the relationship of the characters and thought it worked well as a stand-alone. This was a Desert Isle Keeper (DIK) for me when I read it 7 years ago and it was thoroughly enjoyable all over again when I listened to the audio version recently. Narrator Norma L...more
Lenore Raven
When Savannah Van Hopf uncle Alex goes missing in Indonesia and she receives a ransom demand, she doesn't think twice and ask for Ken Wildcard Karmody help. Everything starts wonderful but when they are kidnapped by the Russians thugs, some truths came out but even angry with each other, they need to stay together in order to survive.

This is the first time that we hear about David Jones/Grady Morant and Molly Anderson. Also, the subplot or the WWII story was very good and was brilliantly weaved...more
Wendy F
So pissed right now. How frustrated do you get when you type out a whole long review and Goodreads is having issues saving posts?! Lost, the whole thing. So lame.

Here's the condensed version.

Ken & Savannah = HOT in the beginning, frustrating in the middle, sweet in the end.

Rose & Hank = Best flashback to WWII in the series. I want to read Rose's book myself.

Molly & Jones = Favorite couple in the series. The back and forth was wonderful.

Few more things to note.

Jones, love him. I want...more
Jenifer Mohammed
I really loved this book. It had a wonderful WWII story of two spies who fell in love, a contemporary story of Ken and Savannah's path to love, and further angst related to star-crossed lovers Sam and Alyssa. Wonderful storytelling.
Sinful Snooze
A fun read!

The FBI counterterorism team was seemlessly incorporated with SEAL team 16. The problem with the initial introduction in Over The Edge was that it was bluffing a past history where the groups worked together. It was too introductory, too many new players and dynamics to convincingly be portrayed.

Brockmann is back in control of her Troubleshooters series in Out of Control, featuring no less than 5 romantic entanglements: two main, one historical, one rocky and unresolved l, another b...more
Mareli
What can I say? I love this author. This book was really good. It was so good that even if I didn't like so much the main characters of the book, I finished to give it 5 stars!

As I said I didn't love him and her so much at the beginning but they sort of grow on me and in the end I loved them so much! Besides I found other characters of this book really good. One of them is Molly who has been left a bit unfinished so I hope to meet her again.

Tori
I love this book! It's my favorite in the series so far, but it could be because I just adore Kenny!
I'm surely in the minority, but I also like the fact that Sam and Alyssa are less predominate in this book. Don't get me wrong, I love their story, and their characters, but it overwhelmed the main story in books 2 and 3 so much that I felt like S & A were the main story and those stories were underdeveloped filler.
Sheri faulk
Finally - wild card!
Savannah von Hopf has no choice. To save her uncle’s life, she goes in search of Ken “WildCard” Karmody, a guy she barely knew in college who is now a military operative. She must convince him to help her deliver a cache of ransom money into the hands of terrorists halfway around the world. What she doesn’t expect is to end up in WildCard’s arms before she can even ask for his help.

WildCard has always had a soft spot for beautiful women. But when he discovers Savannah’s hidde...more
Lia Silver
This was the first Suzanne Brockmann book I ever read, and it got me hooked. The premise - Navy SEAL Ken "Wildcard" Carmody ends up on the run in a tropical jungle with a prim and proper rich woman - seemed bound to annoy me. It would be very easy to make the heroine too stupid or irritating or incompetent under those circumstances. In fact, she's surprisingly adaptable, though not so much so that it's unbelievable. (I am pretty tough but even I would balk at eating slugs.) The relationship is s...more
Chris
Wow. That was great. I was told that this was an excellent read and I wast told right! Love Ken and Savannah. I'm dying for Alyssa and Sam. I better be blown away by their book. I'm really beginning to like Max. And, has Kelly finally married Tom? This is what I like to see in a romantic suspense.
Colleen
My favorite thus far of the series! I really enjoyed the WWII story of Rose & Hank. Also, I felt like I got to know Alyssa better in this book (and her true feelings for Sam). Definitely recommend this one!
Dee
Two-haiku review:

Her uncle kidnapped
She takes cash to Jakarta
Gets SEAL to go, too

Grandmother was spy
Great blending of old and new
I love this series!
♡Karlyn P♡
Wonderful! Probably the best in the series. A must read for suspense romance fans.
Regina
Review to come. One of the best in the TS series.
LaFleurBleue
I liked this instalment, partly because of the action and mostly thanks to lead and secondary characters.
I liked how the encounter between Savannah and Ken Wildcard took place and how it took a few unexpected turns. The morning after questioning by Wildcard of his friends managed to remain quite tactful, though revealing and very funny.
I also really enjoyed the secondary story between Molly and Jones, whose both lives turned to be just a little too much, but not so much that it managed to irrit...more
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Suzanne Brockmann was born in 1960. Married with Ed Gaffney, a lawyer and published writer. They have two grown children: Melanie, who is a personal trainer and author, and Jason, who is an actor and tap dancer. They divide their time between Boston, Massachusetts, Sarasota, Florida and New York City.

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“You love me,” he said. “That’s all I need to know.”
“You always say the right thing,” Savannah told him, her eyes so filled with love that he almost wept. “Sometimes it takes you awhile to get to it, but you always get there, and what you say is always worth waiting for.”
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