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Shadow Dance (Buchanan, #6) (Buchanan-Renard #6)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  9,372 ratings  ·  386 reviews
Jordan Buchanan is thrilled that her brother and best friend are tying the knot. The wedding is a lavish affair-for the marriage of Dylan Buchanan and Kate MacKenna is no ordinary occasion. It represents the joining of two family dynasties. The ceremony and reception proceed without a hitch-until a crasher appears claiming to be a MacKenna guest. The disheveled and eccentr ...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published December 26th 2006 by Random House Publishing Group (first published January 1st 2006)
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This book obviously has a cliffhanger at the end of it . . . GRRR! However, I'm not certain which book is the next to read!?! I suppose I'll have to read it now just to satisfy my curiosity.

One element I was pleased with on listening to this book is Jordan Buchanan appeared to be a nice match for Noah Clayborne, whom I first met in "Mercy." Unfortunately, Noah's "fall" into love was somewhat uneventful/anticlimatic and, truthfully, a bit boring! Not Garwood's best offering I'm afraid. Like most
Mar 25, 2009 Wendy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Suspense/Romance lovers
Loved it! Noah is so hot! Read this book and fall in love again. The character of Noah Clayborn is included in a couple other Garwood books, and you laugh at him there, but fall for him in this one. Jordan is a strong woman and a great example of todays woman. Give this one a try.
Jordan Buchanan, the ultimate computer nerd, attends yet another brother's wedding and is charged to keep an eye on her sister-in-law's nineteen-year-old sister who's practically doing back flips to gain the attention of Noah Clayborne, an FBI agent with a score list longer than the Good Book. Not that he's interested, he knows the girl is too young for him, but still, it's better to be safe than sorry.

An uninvited guest crashed the party, a nutty professor that's been communicating with Isabel,
This is book six in the Buchanan Series, and the one I have been waiting to read since I started this series. Noah Clayborne has been a recurring character in every book so far and I have fallen more in love with him as the books progressed. So when it finally came to his HEA I couldn't be happier to see that it was with Jordan, the little sister of his partner Nick Buchanan from Heartbreaker book 1 in the series, as well as all the other Buchanan boys who know just how Noah is. I loved the roma ...more
Jordan Buchanan is thrilled that her brother and best friend are tying the knot. The wedding is a lavish affair - for the marriage of Dylan Buchanan and Kate MacKenna is no ordinary occasion. It represents the joining of two family dynasties. The ceremony and reception proceed without a hitch - until a crasher appears claiming to be a MacKenna guest. The disheveled and eccentric professor of medieval history warns that there's "bad blood" between the couple's clans, stemming from an ancient feud ...more
3.5 เรืองความสัมพันธระหวางพระนางชอบมากๆนะกรีดเลย แลวจริงๆชอบคาแรคเตอรของโนอาหมาตังแตแรกแลวดวย แตเสียอยางเดียวเรืองนี พลอตเรืองการสืบสวนสำหรับเรามันออนไป คือ เหมือนเหตุจูงใจจริงๆไมไดเกียวอะไรกับนางเอกเลย เอาศพไปทิงทายรถนางเอก แลวนางเอกกหลุดไปงายๆ เหมือนกับวาทำเพืออะไร งายไปนะ ...more
Como siempre Julie Garwood en suspense no decepciona. Lo cierto es que la historia está bien construida y engancha desde la segunda parte del libro, que no desde la primera porque se me hizo algo pesada la introducción. Por otra parte, no reencuentro al Noah del libro de Nick, esperaba otra personalidad del personaje por lo que había leído en los libros anteriores, no obstante, no me ha defraudado el personaje.
Jordan con su obsesión por la informática me ha gustado mucho, más creo que a la parej
Another thoroughly entertaining read from Julie Garwood. I wouldn't say it was deeply emotional but it was certainly interesting, funny and romantic enough to make it worth your while. There was great chemistry between the leads and I felt they genuinely liked each other.

My only criticism would be that I would like to have seen Jordan's family's reaction to her falling in love with Noah (one of her older brother's good mates and FBI partner - but also a world class womaniser). What the brother's
Not enough Noah Clayborne, so for that I'm a little disappointed. I've been looking forward to his story from the start because he's a bit of thorn on the Buchanan brothers' side. And he appears in every books in the series so I thought he'd be more prominent in Shadow Dance because it is his story after all. But it doesn't feel like it his story mainly because his heroine is Jordan Buchanan. So when finally a Buchanan is the star in the series, I ended up not caring so much about the Buchanan. ...more
Love all of Garwood's books, be they CR or historical...But I got to admit, I was expecting a little something more from Noah Clayborne:-) He had so much promise in all the other Buchanan books! I loved him in Shadow Dance, don't get me wrong, but it could have been a little better:-) 4 1/2 stars, just for that teeny missing element:-) Otherwise, a great read:-)
Author: Julie Garwood
First published: 2007
Length: 336 pages
Setting: Small town contemporary - Serenity, Texas
Sex: Explicit towards the end. Not necessary for story... More romance less sex would have been more appropriate for the characters.
Hero: FBI
Heroine: Recently sold a computer business for millions. Computer geek.

That's it. I'm up-to-date on Garwood's Buchanan series. Read out of order but overall enjoyable. A definite change in style as the series progressed and some of the characters fai
I loved it, I don't want this series to be over.
I did the audio on this and it was hilarious. The reader did such a great job. I was laughing so much. It was just a funny fluffy read and kind of cheesy. I liked the mystery part of this book. It reeled me in as it unfolded. My negative is the romance. I always hate deducting for something it says it clearly it is, ie: ROMANCE. But it so was hard to believe. And I think that is always my biggest complaint with romance. I will say though, that I liked the characters and the story. And I do plan ...more
This is my all time favourite of Julie Garwood's books. Here's why:

Noah is already an established character and after seeing him in nearly everyone of the previous novels in the series, those who have read those novels know him pretty well. He's a blase kind of guy, he's sexy as hell and he's a ladies man. Noah has said, on many occasions, he'd never fall in love and marry and actually calls Nick, John Paul, Alec and Theo for it and we finally see him fall in love with Jordan Buchanan. Jordan's
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Mar 22, 2014 Lynn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romantics
The Buchanan family in modern times. I have read all the Buchanan series from 1 to 6 so far. It is fun to see how Julie Garwood keeps everything in historical order. Her book series all tie together in one way or another.
Jordan meets an unusual man at her brother and friend's wedding. She and Noah, a friend, discuss her life as a "comfort zone". So she decides to go to Texas and meet with the unusual man who is a Professor. He gives her his research on the MacKenna family to copy and send home t
I can't believe I haven't reviewed this book before, I am definitely missing some of these in my attempt to keep up with every book I've ever read. Anyway, this is one of my favorites in the Buchanan series, Jordan's story. The book opens with Jordan attending the wedding of her best friend to her brother. A slightly crazed looking man, Professor McKenna, breaks in and tells Jordan that her friend is making a mistake because their two families (he's a distant relative of the bride) have been feu ...more
When this book first came out, it was the story we'd all been waiting for. We were first introduced to him in Heartbreaker as Nick Buchanan's partner, and saw him again in Mercy and Killjoy. The super sexy womanizer, FBI Special Agent Noah Clayborne, a descendant of Cole Clayborne from an earlier historical series, finally gets his own story.

Jordan Buchanan is in Serenity, TX doing some research when she finds the body of the professor she's met with in the trunk of her car. Knowing she'd been s
Julie H.
This is the best of the three Julie Garwoods I've read to date, but it too suffers from that same gaggy style of romance writing when it comes to love scenes. The story here, however, isn't bad. The concept is that computer software giant Jordan Buchanan crosses paths with an eccentric professor whose research implicates her Scottish ancestors in improbably negative ways. After meeting him at a family wedding, Jordan travels to a nowhereseville town where she is caught up in a series of murders, ...more
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kitap şu saniyelerde bitmiştir..Buchanan erkelerini zaten severdim ama Noah'da fena değilmiş...yani bende bir "NGC" olmaya adayım:)

kitaabı bitirmem biraz uzun sürdü..malum ödevler:)
ama bu hikayeyi beğendim...oldukça akıcı ve hızlı ilerleyen..okuyucuyu
yormayan bir kitaptı.aynı zamanda da eğlenceli...
Noah ve Jordan'ının çekişmeleri yer yer güldürse de yer yer saç-baş
yoldurtacak cinstendi...
cinayetlerle..bazı iskoç klanlarına dair -gerçekliği tartışılır- bilgilerle harmanlanmış ve aşkla süslenmiş
Apr 01, 2008 jenjn79 rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romantic suspense readers who don't like a lot of violence in books they read
Good book. Not outstanding or something with a great "wow" factor, but a good solid book. It starts off a bit slow, as have several other Garwood books I've read, but the storyline picks up.

For a romantic suspense that involves murder and mayhem, the book has a rather low-intensity, laid-back feel to it. It didn't keep me on my toes like other romantic suspenses I've read.

The romance was decent...I liked both Jordan and Noah; they had some passion between them, but I wasn't exactly feeling the
I had quite high expectation for Noah Clayborne's novel...but alas this one is not one of Ms. Garwood's best efforts. She have many instances to make Noah's character shine through with his usual laid back charming perceptive manner. But this one focuses more on seeing Noah from the perspective of the heroine Jordan Buchanan who is quite a control freak, whose life is so regimented, so organized and so mechanical. It would be hard pressed to think this two will work out in the long run. However, ...more
J.A. White
I really liked this book, I got in with no expectations at all since it was a novel I picked up merely because I liked the title and only realized it was part of a series once I had read about 1/3 of it, at which point I added it to my currently reading list and that's when I found. At times I found myself unable to put it down and I wish I had the option of giving it a 4.5 rather than a mere 4.

It works really well as a stand alone novel if you haven't read the other books, and it does so witho
Jun 15, 2014 Astraycat rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Buchanan-Renard Series readers
This is story of Noah and Jordan Buchanan. If you've read Heartbreaker, Mercy, Killjoy,and Murder List, you would be familiar with Noah. He is Nick Buchanan's FBI partner so he also becomes the Buchanans' friend. Whenever the Buchanan brothers encounter problems, they often turn to Noah for help.

As Nick's sister, Jordan has known Noah for several years, therefore, she knows him is a womanizer. At the beginning of the story, her best friend and sister-in-law, Kate, asks her to guard Kate's littl
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Now let's see. Julie Garland was bored but had to write a book. What should I do she wondered. Oh yes, make it about a treasure (but which is just a ploy to lure the reader but has nothing to do with the story at all), add a huge cast of irritating characters, add hundred side characters with no relevance to the story but write at least a page or 2 about each so that the book becomes thicker, yes what else, oh add a cookie cut hero heroine who suddenly overnight fall for each other for no other ...more
I really wish that Jordan and Noah had a better story. I loved both of their characters. Even from the first Buchanan book, Heartbreaker, Noah was already a stand out. I admired the way he gave it straight to Laurant, teasing Tommy about what he should be doing even as he was disguised as a priest and of course protecting Tommy and Laurant. Jordan, being a smart, savvy Buchanan sister/daughter was another character I loved so I thought their pairing was excellent. I thought the story itself and ...more
Geovanna Maya
La historia es buena, y lo esperaba por Noah ya que si leyeron los libros de la serie Rosas (algo así) entenderán mi ansia, y pues el romance que encontré entre el y Jordan fue emocionante pues me preguntaba como terminarían relacionándose y valió la pena.
El misterio aunque fue de lo mas normal... no me pareció la gran cosa, es decir, no me engancho por completo porque habían cosas predecibles y también, que te rebelaban rápidamente algunas cosas y personas, al menos yo extraño el misterio
Oh, no. This book is such a letdown. Since Heartbreaker I have been fascinated with Noah Clayborne and was dying to read his story because it had to be big, right? I'm sorely disappointed though. I really wanted to love this book. I guess some parts had potential but eventually it fell short of my expectations. I didn't feel the zing or the spark between Noah and Jordan. It felt like at times it was telling me that they were in love and that there's romance there but it wasn't really convincing. ...more
Missy Peppers
Jordan Buchanan is attending the wedding of her brother Dylan and her best friend Kate McKenna, when an uninvited guest crashes the party with a tall tale about a family feud between the Buchanans and the McKenna's that dates back several centuries. Claiming to be on a sabbatical, Professor McKenna invites her to review his research in Serenity, Texas. Also in attendance at the nuptials is family friend and babe magnet Noah Clayborne, who goads Jordan into leaving her comfort zone (she is a bit ...more
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With more than 35 million books in print and 26 NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers, Julie Garwood has earned a position among America's favorite fiction writers.

Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Ms. Garwood attributes much of her success to growing up in a large family of Irish heritage. "The Irish are great storytellers who relish getting all of the details and nuances of every situation. Add in the fa
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Other Books in the Series

Buchanan-Renard (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Heartbreaker (Buchanan-Renard, #1)
  • Mercy (Buchanan-Renard, #2)
  • Killjoy (Buchanan-Renard, #3)
  • Murder List (Buchanan-Renard #4)
  • Slow Burn (Buchanan-Renard, #5)
  • Fire and Ice (Buchanan-Renard, #7)
  • Sizzle (Buchanan-Renard, #8)
  • The Ideal Man (Buchanan-Renard, #9)
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