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Always Look Twice (Brazos Bend)

4.13  ·  Rating Details ·  678 Ratings  ·  71 Reviews
Geralyn Dawson moves to the next level of sophisticated romantic suspense in the tradition of Jayne Ann Krentz.

When ex-Military Intelligence officer Mark Callahan discovers that someone is murdering members of his former unit, he must join forces with the only team member more dangerous than himself—his estranged wife, Annabelle Monroe.

A private investigator, Annabelle w
Mass Market Paperback, 324 pages
Published September 2nd 2008 by Signet
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Jul 09, 2011 JazzRizz rated it it was amazing
Shelves: library, 2011
Mark Callahan . . . is one hard-headed hero
Annabelle . . . is one kick-ass heroine

What a way to end the Callahan trilogy . . . with the mother of all cliff hangers!

While I have (major) issues with Mark, and how he's dealt with a lot of crap from dad . . . I sort of get it. Perceived wrongs, and the ability to hold grudges goes a long way with this brother. (view spoiler)
Sep 07, 2008 Auntee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense fans
Wow--what a book! Truly un-put-down-able! If I had the time and was capable of reading a book in one sitting, this would be one of them! This one pushed all my buttons, and had everything I enjoy in a romantic suspense. There's action, sexual tension, romance, hot sex, family problems, regrets, forgiveness, mystery, love, and one big whopper of a surprise ending. (Please, don't ruin it for yourself like I did and 'accidentally' read the last page!) The hero and heroine are fabulously drawn chara ...more
Sep 14, 2008 Kathrynn rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Kathrynn by: Auntee
I found a new favorite author. This was a wonderful romantic suspense with neat characters, good action, suspense and well written. It moves right along and had some surprising twists that I didn't see coming. I like that.

There are a lot of regrets in this book. Making amends for past mistakes and deciding how much a person can take before they have to walk away. I didn't think I would like reading about a couple that worked together, married in secrete, met whenever they could (for sex) around
Miss Kim
Talk about a shocking cliff hanger ending!

I recommend this series to fans of Nora, and Julie Garwood's Buchanan brothers.
We learned at the end of the previous book in this series that the hero of this book resents his father more than his brothers because he not only blames dad for the death of a 4th brother, but for the death of his wife and baby. At the beginning of this book, we discover that the dead wife is not the only wife he ever had. He walks into an op he and his brothers are running against the bad guy he blames for killing their dead brother, and runs smack into his ex-wife, the one who divorced him on ...more
Nov 20, 2008 Christa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: booksfree-com
Always Look Twice is my favorite book so far in this great series about the Callahan Brothers. Both the hero and heroine in this novel were very likeable, and I found the story to be intense and emotional. There was plenty of action and a good storyline. I am eagerly looking forward to the next book by this author.

When Mark Callahan crashes a party planning to rescue a family friend from his hometown who is in a bad situation, he is surpised to find a gun held to his back by none other than his
Nov 23, 2011 LibraryLass rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. Great story, loved the relationship between Annabelle and Mark. It was great. Unfortunately, I had not read the others in the series, but the book had me so hooked by the time I realised it was part of a series, I just wanted to carry on reading.

Now I will give it a little time, and then I will go and read the rest of the series.

Reread and still a 4.5 star read
5 stars – Romantic Suspense

As good as the first two books in the Callahan Brothers series are, this third installment is even better and totally blew me away! Where Give Him the Slip and Never Say Never leaned more towards wacky humor mixed with some action and light suspense, the drama, romance, and suspense elements take precedence in Always Look Twice. I really enjoyed the way Ms. Dawson weaved events in such a way as to give the feel of reading a good contemporary romance and a thrilling rom
I really liked this book 4.5 stars, but GR wont let us rate 1/2 a star...

Great suspense, great chemistry between the characters. Very good read.

Thanks Kim for recommending
Aug 15, 2009 Kathryn rated it really liked it
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Manda Collins
May 17, 2010 Manda Collins rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of Robyn Carr, Rachel Gibson
Great who-done-it/reunion romance. Mark and Annabelle were great together and the chemistry between them was smokin'!

Really enjoyed this one and am thrilled to know John Callahan will get his book in her new series under the Emily March pen name! I was worried.
Absolutely fabulous last installment of the trilogy with emotionally-wounded Mark. The heroine is great - a feisty, smart ex-military, who, at the end of the day, just wants a family. There are so many great twists in this story that it just gripped me.

One thing I've really enjoyed about this trilogy is that, yes, the hero/heroine combinations are all specimens of physical perfection but their characters are so well drawn that you get sucked in. None of the heroines are particularly sympatheti
Shannon C.
3 stars: Fast paced mystery suspense thriller with some romance

We met Mark Callahan in the earlier books in the series. He is one of the Callahan brothers, sons of Branch, and a former military squad leader. We learned in a previous book that he had been secretly married and his wife had his baby, but they were killed. In this book, we learn that he secretly married again to Anabelle, a former squad member but that they are estranged. They work together to track down a killer targeting their squ
Jan 14, 2011 Patterson1219 rated it liked it
Seriously - a cliffhanger at the end of a freakin trilogy??

Other than that major complaint, I found the book to be a fast and enjoyable read. Typically I have a difficult time remembering previous books in a series, as I read quite a few different book in between, but I didn't have an issue with the Callahan Brothers series - kudos to a memorable cast of characters. As for the dynamics of Mark and Annabelle's relationship, I was torn. The hero Mark Callahan left me wanting a bit more in some sit
Nov 23, 2010 April rated it it was amazing
Started it today, finished it today! WOW! I loved the heroine of this novel,she was so cool--strong,yet not overpoweringly so. She was allowed to be every inch as Alpha as the hero, and I loved every bit of it!
Sep 27, 2011 Linda rated it it was amazing
"The Fixer" Team Leader, Mark Callahan Climbed The Hawaiian Mountain, Intent On Crashing The Party To Find Sofia Who Had Gotten Herself Into Trouble And Was About To Star In Porn Show, But Not If He Could Help It! His Brothers Were Waiting To Get Them To Safety. He Looked Cautiously, Saw That The Coast Was Clear, And Sprinted Toward Some Bushes To Change Into A Tux To Blend In, Then He Could Search For Sofia, But Instead He Found His Wife! What The Hell Was Annabelle Doing At A Porn Film Movie S ...more
I actually LOVED this story, it had everything; a great storyline filled with suspense, lots of secondary characters, great sexual tension and of course great sex. The ONE thing i hated and this is why i took 2 stars away is because of the freakin ENDING!!! Ms. Dawson writes in a cliffhanger and then has since decided not to write romantic suspense ANYMORE!!! So i'm asking you, Ms. Dawson on behalf of all your fans that LOVED the Callahan Brothers series; what the hell happened to John???!!! I s ...more
Jul 11, 2013 Kate rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book. It probably deserves a 3.5, but not quite a 4. The hero and heroine are both honourable, likeable characters and strong as individuals, and there were a couple of definite pluses in the book:

-Mark respects Annabelle as a capable woman and doesn't feel the need to be the overbearing macho male all the time. And Annabelle more than once proves herself worthy of respect.

-Both characters have issues and fears that they wrestle with, but it never gets to the point that you want t
Apr 13, 2014 Emma rated it did not like it
Overall reaction to this book:

WTF final chapter and WTF overall suspense.

*** mega spoilers ***

The MCs are supposed to be these super trained, cartoon like superhero/superheroine, yet neither could see what poor little untrained (and against any glorification of militarism) me could see a mile off, that the 'gallery girl' was a fake, who had 'suspect' written all over her in bold, fluorescent print. It took two dead bodies, bloody footprints on the floor leading up to 'gallery girl' (being shot
Oct 23, 2014 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-read

Members of Mark Callahan’s old military unit are being murdered. To discover who’s responsible and why, the former intelligence officer must partner with the only team member more dangerous than he is…Annabelle Monroe, his ex-wife. Now a private investigator, Annabelle does not work with Mark again. But a shattered heart is no excuse to avoid a reunion when lives are at stake.

We were teased with Mark's story in both LUKE-T
Diane Perry
Oct 19, 2014 Diane Perry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh the messes those Callahan Brothers find themselves in. This was another great read by Emily March. She just never disappoints. She knows how to balance adventure, humor, romance and solid, great characters. The storyline never fails to keep you turning the pages. Mark really was touching. You see him deal with his past and deal with the issues he has with his Father. Also him and Annabelle are perfect for each other. She was fits into that crazy family like a glove. Thank you Emily for a grea ...more
Janice Hougland
Sep 29, 2014 Janice Hougland rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This author writes romantic suspense just right! Instead of a short tale told too quickly, the suspense built at a steady pace as the romance between Mark and Annabelle was rekindled and blossomed…with plenty of heat. I was kept on my toes as the suspense built and the Callahans worked as Fixers to protect all of their family members from a devious killer. The twists and turns and surprises kept me flicking the pages as fast as possible from beginning to end…while love worked its wiles toward a ...more
Teresa Colby
Oct 15, 2014 Teresa Colby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
wow what an awesome book...i got this book to read because i entered a contest that Emily March had and i was picked to read this and give my opinion...which I would have done anyway..This is #3 in a series..i havent read #'s 1 and 2 yet but i will now..Emily kept me on my toes with this book..usually i can guess whats gonna happen ahead of time but not with this book..I totally enjoyed meeting The Callahan brothers and all the characters involved. Annabelle and Mark were so in denial about thei ...more
Oct 17, 2014 Cynthia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this novel. I did a lot of crying and a lot of being just a little scared. I loved how the whole family unit worked together to save a daughter of someone who worked for them. And to have a couple who belonged together get back together after thinking that he didn't want to be a parent again and she did. And to make sure that his sister-in-law makes it to the hospital. And having son and father make amends after many years. I would recommend this series to all of my friends. I w ...more
Nov 16, 2014 Ronna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I got this book free from Firstreads. This is my honest review.

Mark is part of the CALLAHAN family of strong, intelligent, and hard headed men from the small town of Brazos Bend, Texas. All the brothers are connected to intelligence agencies and/or military services, and go all over the world getting into trouble and/or getting others out of trouble. But now his old team of "The Fixers" are being target for death. To find the culprit, Mark finds himself reluctantly teaming up with his old teamma
Oct 17, 2014 Eileen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mark, by Emily March is the story of Mark Callahan, the third Callahan brother (Luke & Matt are the other two). This story is re-release and re-titled from its original publication that Emily March wrote as Geralyn Dawson and titled Always Look Twice.

The story opens with Mark & his two brothers on a mission to rescue a local girl, from Brazos Bend, who is the girlfriend of a major pornographer. While on this mission, Mark encounters Annabelle Monroe, a former team member who is on her o
Oct 17, 2014 Jimnlori rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book! This is the third book in this series and is actually the jumping off point for Emily March's Eternity Springs series.I loved the family dynamics between the Callahan brothers and their family. In this story Mark Callahan and his estranged wife Annabelle find themselves fighting to protect members from their former unit and their families who are getting caught in the crossfire from an unknown threat bent on revenge.
Even though they both don't want to team up they don't have a
Carol  MacInnis
Nov 16, 2014 Carol MacInnis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I won this book from a contest on Goodreads.

Col. Greg Warren's former military until which consists of 12 people - nine men and three women each one equipped with unique talents. Suddenly, members of the team have been found dead. Although each death is different from the other and nothing suspicious was found by police to suspect foul play, the remaining members know that they are being targeted and hope to find out why and who before anymore of them fall victim to this mad person or persons. M
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Always Look Twice the final book in the Callahan Brothers trilogy has the bones of a really good romantic suspense - the balance between the backstory, action and the romance between Mark and his ex-wife Annabelle thrown together on another mission which forces them to confront what is unfinished business between them makes for exciting reading.

Where the book falls down is the overload of resolution in the final chapters between about three storylines which is rushed and the facts become a lit
Jonel Boyko
What a story! Dawson took me on an adventure alongside her characters. The suspense shone through while the love between the characters was impossible to miss. Dawson’s writing throws you right into the fray with her characters, giving you the full impact of this fast paced, suspenseful, yet overwhelmingly emotional tale. It’s definitely a fantastic addition to an already great series.

The dynamic between Mark and Annabelle was unforgettable. I love how easily they fit together even if they wante
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Geralyn Dawson is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels. She is a three-time finalist for the prestigious Romance Writers' of America's RITA award and a recipient of their Top Ten Favorite Books of the Year award. She received Romantic Times magazine's Career Achievement award and its Reviewer's Choice award. In 2009, the American Library Association named her romantic suspense no ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Brazos Bend (5 books)
  • Give Him the Slip (Callahan Brothers, #1)
  • Never Say Never (Callahan Brothers, #2)
  • A Callahan Carol
  • My Big Old Texas Heartache (Cedar Dell, #1)

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