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Sweet Liar (Montgomery/Taggart #6)

4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  5,031 ratings  ·  152 reviews
It was her father's dying wish that Samantha Elliot search for her grandmother, who'd disappeared from Louisville when she was a baby. So here she was, in big, dirty New York City...her parents were dead, her divorce was final, and she was all alone....
Michael Taggert was Samantha's landlord, and he was easily the most beautiful man she'd ever seen. He was charming, too
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ebook, 448 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by Pocket Books (first published 1992)
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Kelly
I am going to write the same thing for the Taggart and Montgomery series of Jude Deveraux. First, I can't believe that I read this books because they are so blatantly bodice rippers (not my style at all). And second, and more importantly, I devoured them all! Here is the scoop: We stopped at a friend's house in Tennessee on the last leg of one of our cross country trips about 11 years ago and I had run out of books. She gave me three of Deveraux's books in the Montgomery series and I kindly took ...more
Becky
Ohhh my gosh this book was so bad it was funny! I remembered random facts about this story from when I read it back in high school, so I wanted to read it again.

The idea of what the author is doing is fine, but she does it so poorly it made me laugh! She spends a decent amount of time telling the reader how a "real" New Yorker does things to work that into the plot of the main female character (Samantha, moves to NYC from Kentucky), but it's so much that the author either doesn't know what she'
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Laura
Feb 12, 2009 Laura rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a decent plot but a light read
Recommended to Laura by: Myself and I
Okay, I will start by saying that I am tired of evading the fact in coversations that I will occasionally pick up a romance novel. "Hello, my name is Laura, and I read romance novels." I call it my brain candy, because they are great stories with snappy plots, and strong women (at least the ones I read). This is one of those books on my shelf that is an old friend, one I turn to when I want some thing comforting to read. I love Jude Deveraux's earlier works (everything before Remembrance; don't ...more
Cecilia
Pros:
Hero is a sweetheart.
His family seems nice.
The search for the truth about the grandmother was interesting.
The references to computers were so out of date they were sometimes really funny.

Cons:

Heroine is a total headcase. The biggest headcase I have ever seen. Not in a way that seems genuine and makes me feel for her, just in an annoying way. For example, even though this is set in 1991 (when I myself was a couple years younger than what the heroine is aged), and even though she's from a c
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Crista
I am so disappointed that I cannot give this book a higher rating, however, I think I am in the minority. Sweet Liar is written by the infamous Deveraux, received 4.5 stars on Amazon, and made the top 100 romance novels of all time on AAR. I had hoped for a slam dunk awesome book and am so sad to say that this book did not deliver.

In all fairness, this is the first Deveraux book I've ever read, so the Montgomeries and the Taggarts families meant nothing to me. This was not the only problem thou
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ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ
I dearly loved this book and could barely put it down! First off, we have an interested contemporary romance and our heroine is far from ordinary. Second of all, we have a puzzle. Samantha has been instructed by her father's will to look for his mother. Her grandmother was the mistress of a Gangster in 1928 and suvived and disappeared from a mob hit on a speakeasy. Putting together what happened that night, talking to any survivors still alive, and trying to find her grandmother or what happened ...more
BJ Rose
I liked this for the very reason that other readers appear to dislike it - the search for information about why Samantha's grandmother suddenly disappeared from her family, and what really happened to her. I liked Mike and the way he sort of shocked Sam back to wanting to live. Their love story was sweet, but not really the heart of the story. If I were rating this simply as a romance, it would be a weak 3*, but I liked the rest of the story.
Florascrap
My favorite Jude Deveraux book ever. I have read it at least 15 times, whenever I am in the mood to read and don't have anything else. Good story, very much a fairytale.
Ginny
To be completely honest, romance novels are my thing. I've read a fair few Deveraux books, and until this one, Legend was my favorite. The only reason I had this book in the first place, was because my mother had it given to get, and she absolutely abhors ANY books about love. (I think I've been give close to 100 from her just because of the genre, lol.) Anyway, I loved the way the book flowed from beginning to end, the strength of the characters, and the fact that "love" was just PART of the fo ...more
Jessi
This was one of my favorite books in high school. I think it was one of the first romance novels and that's why I held it so dear. 'Cause other than that, it's not that great. The writing is okay and the story is very nineties but it's an okay book.
Samantha Elliot's father has just passed away. Her inheritance depends on her completing the task he has set out for her, finding her grandmother. She is given an apartment in the home of Michael Taggert, who is a certified hunk. At least in her estim
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Amelia
An oldie but still a goodie. Love the Taggart/ Montogomery men.
Sharon
A typical Jude Deveraux romance novel. Not a favorite book but, I loved the story line. A young woman, Sam, newly divorced, unsure of herself, promises her father, on his death be, that she will look for her long lost grandmother. In order to collect her inheritance she has to move to an apartment in NY, which is terrifying for her. She finds much more than she bargained for as she meets her new landlord and then the characters from her grandmother's past.

I loved the male character but don't und
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Karla
This is truly one of my top 3 favorite books of all time. It is such a sweet story about a woman who is truly finding herself and the man that helps her do that. I have probably read this book 15 times and the imagery and language is so great that I want to be a part of the characters world. Read this and you will be a Deveraux fan for life.
Peggy
This is one of my favorite books by Jude. I have read it at least 5 times and probably more. I am not sure why this book out of all of Jude's book means so much to me but love love love this book. I love the Taggarts and the Montgomeries too and really like how she moves these families from Europe to the Americas.
Danielle Williams
Originally read this book years ago, in fact it was the first Jude Deveraux book I read. It was a bit dated, but reading it as an historical novel made me feel a bit nostalgic. It was also a bit disconcerting because I was familiar with the time period it was written in. Early 90s wasn't that long ago, but it seems like a lifetime ago.

I did find some of the machismo disconcerting, and I wanted to smack the hero time and time again. The heroine had been abused and traumatized and he expected her
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Arch
I read this book. I use to own it, but lost in the process of moving. I didn't have this edition. Anyway, this is a good book. Mike was truly a hero. Very smart and he went crazy when he seen white. Poor Samantha. :)

Mike and Samantha made a cute couple.
Jen
Samantha's father sets her a task on his deathbed, he wants her to find out what happened to her grandmother. Sam's grandmother Maxie disappeared in 1928 from a nightclub after a massacre. After Sam's father dies, she heads to New York to move into her father's apartment and start researching with the help of her new landlord, Mike Taggart. Mike and Samantha have a connection right from the start, but Sam's life hasn't been easy and she finds herself reluctant to becoming attached to Mike. But, ...more
Maya
Another book that I decided to re-read this weekend. This book was funny, sad, and happy all rolled into one. It also had a tiny mystery added to the mix. Just the right kind of novel to pass the time with and enjoy it while it passes.
Lori Limberger
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Sha Mslvoe ♥♥♥
This novel captured me from beginning to end. I enjoyed this beautiful love story so much and I adored Michael, who's handsome, kind and loving.
Becky
I never like contemporary romance. This book is the exception. Touching and wonderful. Might go read it again right now. :)
Sheila Melo
SWEET LIAR is the story of Samantha Elliott who is sent to New York by her father at his death. In order to gain her inheritance she is to discover what happened to her grandmother who disappeared when she was a child.

Sam is a wounded soul when she arrives in New York. She has experienced too much death in her life and is fresh from a divorce. She soon meets Michael Taggert who is her landlord. The two are very quickly engaged in a complicated relationship while trying to solve the mystery of Sa
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Elizabeth Jules Mason
One of my all time favorites by this author - a shelf keeper for me.
Anne Marie
Overall, this was another good book by Jude Deveraux. I especially liked how Michael Taggert mentioned that his great great grandmother was an opera singer, a main character in a previous book, Mountain Laurel. The love story was hard to put down, and the background gangster story made for some excitement. But little things bothered me: aren't Michael and Sam related? And, don't laugh, but this just bothered me too much not to mention it...Sam needs to take more showers! But this seems to be a r ...more
Sheila
This is my favorite book!
Jbb Lim
What can I say? I was first introduced to this genre when I started serious reading back when I was 14 years of age and this was my very first paperback book with pages of more than 300.

To be honest, I didn't know it was a Romance genre. There were no man and woman pictures with their nipples showing on the cover. So, I assume it was just plainly an Adult Fiction. Boy, I was wrong! At that very tender vulnerable age, I was still searching for my identity and I stumbled across this book that has
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Emily
An entertaining romance, no matter how many times I read it.
Samantha Elliot has just lost her last family member: her father. His will dictates she live for one year in New York, in an apartment he intended to live in prior to his illness, in order to receive her inheritance. She is to search for her grandmother, who disappeared when Samantha was 8 months old. Samantha's grandmother, Maxie, may or may not have been the mistress of a gangster called Doc. Doc may or may not be Sam's real grandfath
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Linda
First of all, I'm usually a Jude Deveraux fan, however, this book didn't wow me the way some of her others have. The female character in this book, Samantha Elliot, starts out as a wimp, afraid of her own shadow. Granted she has been dealt with some difficulties in her life (the death of her mother when she was 12, the ending of her marriage to a domineering, cheating husband, and the death of her father who she waited on hand and foot after her mother died. Now she finds out that in his will, h ...more
Kathy Davie
Third in the Taggert romance series revolving around the Taggert family in Chandler, Colorado. The couple focus in this story is on Michael Taggert and Samantha Elliot and takes place primarily in a contemporary New York City.


My Take
About the first third of this book, I just wanted to put it down. I'd start it and set it down over and over. I just could not stand the female protagonist. I had enjoyed the first two, however, and I just kept pushing on hoping that Deveraux would finally get somewh
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Red Austin
It amazes me how differently the point of views were shown. The fact that the heroine's point of view tells differently when other people sees her is really breathtaking. There was one point in the story that was set in her point of view, that I thought what she was doing was rather normal, nothing fascinating nor interesting. But then through others' eyes, especially through the hero's eyes, what she was actually doing was wallowing through her own misery as though she was in the abyss of an oc ...more
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Jude Gilliam was born September 20, 1947 in Fairdale, Kentucky. She has a large extended family and is the elder sister of four brothers. She attended Murray State University and received a degree in Art. In 1967, Jude married and took her husband's surname of White, but four years later they divorced. For years, she worked as 5th-grade teacher.

She began writing in 1976, and published her first bo
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