Love Me to Death (Lucy Kincaid, #1)
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Love Me to Death (Lucy Kincaid #1)

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Six years ago, Lucy Kincaid was attacked and nearly killed by an online predator. She survived. Her attacker did not. Now Lucy’s goal is to join the FBI and fight cyber-crime, but in the meantime, she’s volunteering with a victim’s rights group, surfing the Web undercover to lure sex offenders into the hands of the law. But when the predators she hunts start turning up as...more
Mass Market Paperback, 480 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2010)
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~Megan~
Having read the previous book in the series regarding Lucy Kincaid's kidnapping, I was really excited to read about her all grown up. This is by far my favorite Allison Brennan book...it reminded me a lot of Karen Rose.

Lucy is such a strong character. She's been through literal torture and though she has her moments of weakness, she has come through it all with determination. I loved her decision to try and help others by taking scum off the streets. Sean was a super hot, perfectly protective, r...more
Denise Sellers
My first book by this author and I must say it was very enjoyable. It started out a little slow, and it always does when I read a new author, but it certainly picked up and had many characters which kept you wondering who actually was the criminal! I will definitely be reading more in the "Lucy Kincaid" series!
Kelly Houser
Review: I received a review copy of this novel from TLC Book Tours. Many thanks to Lisa for providing me with a copy. I was really excited to receive this book, as I have been wanting to read something by Brennan for quite awhile. I had a really mixed reaction to this novel.Let's start with what I liked.

I enjoyed Brennan's writing style. It was really easy to get into the story because her writing style was very inviting. Brennan is very skilled at creating detailed settings that sprang to life...more
April
A tale of suspense and deep darkness of the soul. Allison Brennan brings readers a story that will captivate them from beginning to end in Love Me To Death.

Upon beginning Love Me To Death, I was hooked. The suspense and action is constant throughout the entire story, taking the reader on a journey of unending twists and turns.

It has been six years since Lucy Kincaid was brutally raped, tortured and nearly killed. Through it all, she has come out strong and determined to save others from ever su...more
Dindy
I wasn't really expecting to like this book because I do not like the mixing of the romantic suspense with the more hard core thriller. I prefer to have my mystery/thrillers without having to endure the formulaic romance storyline. For a great deal of the book I was on high alert for anything that would make me want to jerk out my headphones and go on to something else.

And for quite a while it teetered on the edge. Yes, it was pretty much hit-you-in-the-nose obvious that Lucy and Sean would get...more
Suspense Magazine
With sheer determination, Lucy Kincaid has beaten the odds. A one-time victim, she’s worked tirelessly to rebuild her life, focusing on her goal of joining the ranks of the FBI despite the lingering anxiety ingrained from a brutal attack and kidnapping six years prior. She survived and in a fitting twist of fate, made certain that her attacker didn’t. She’ll do what it takes to never be a victim again and try to help those that unwittingly step into predators' paths.
While waiting for word on he...more
Leya
I came across this book while I was browsing ebooks on OverDrive, ebook library provided through my local library. I have heard of the author, but I never got around to reading her books. Love Me To Death went straight into my virtual basket. I'm a sucker for romantic suspense and it's been a while since I read a really good.


I was hooked instantly! I did not want to put this book down, which I had to, it's been a very busy few days, but whenever I could out came my ipad and I went back to readin...more
Stephanie (Once Upon a Chapter)
What I Loved: Allison Brennan is guaranteed to give me chills. I go into one of her books expecting it. She didn’t disappoint! I think the best part of the book was that there were two unknowns, so my mind was unable focus on one or the other. While I had an idea of who the big bad guy was, I didn’t actually know who he was. All I had was a profile.

I fell in love with Lucy when she first made her appearance. I’m as proud of who she’s become as I would be a real person. Sean Rogan is just what Lu...more
Maerhys
I am not sure I can blame the book or Brennan for how much I disliked it. First, it's a romantic suspense, and with very few exceptions, I hate this hybrid genre. It takes the worst elements of both genres and combines them into a goo that either makes the violence sexual or the sex violent. Thankfully, Brennan is light on the romance here and the one sex scene is segregated to a chapter that I could easily skip. It's not that I didn't like Lucy and Sean getting together, it's just that it was s...more
Katey
Oct 30, 2012 Katey rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: suspense
I have to say that I think Brennan's series about Lucy Kincaid will be my favorite. The very first book I read by her was in this series and I was hooked from the beginning. I feel I can relate to Lucy quite a bit, because the author made her a swimmer, saying she swam through high school and college. I swam for 12 years, and enjoyed it very much. I like how she introduces Lucy's relationship with Sean, because I can tell it's going to be a really good one. I can also see why Lucy's series is co...more
Angel Walker
Let me start by saying that it only took me a day to read this book. I couldn't put it down and each time I told myself that I needed to go to bed, I kept telling myself just one more chapter. I would recommend this book to people who like a good intriguing mystery. People who like to put themselves in the role of police officer and try and figure out who the bad guys are. I had a difficult time figuring out the players in this book, which is what kept me reading throughout the night.

At first i...more
Melanie Chabrol-
Woderfully written....Lucy Kincad 6 years ago was brutally attacked, and took awhile to heal, be confident,successful and competent. she took many courses to become the one thing she always wanted to be a FBI agent and fight cyber crime.one of the many jobs she has is volunteering at a victims right group and finds out that someone is breaking the law. Suddenly she does some soul research and finds out that every person she has pinned and set up has died somehow, will she ever get into the FBI w...more
Rachel
(reviewer's note: GoodReads locked me out of my first account, so this review is the same one I had on my old account. I'm trying to get that account deleted so there are not multiple reviews from me. Thanks!)

Allison Brennan is one of my top five favorite authors. I can't believe it took me SO LONG to start the Lucy Kincaid series. The only good thing is that I don't have to impatiently wait for the next one to come out since I'm so far behind. Although at this rate, I'm sure I'll catch up in no...more
Kim
Thank You Captain Obvious! God help me please against bad writing. Every word of this novel is a thought or conclusion I could have arrived at all on my lonesome, but this author does us all a favor by saving us the effort. So Thank You.

Normally I can't stand it when reviewers rant and tear authors down so I realize my own hypocrisy and I'm okay with it. Besides, this review has been building for days now and you know how that goes. I don't understand how this author could be on the Best Seller...more
Amanda
I love the Kincaids and their crime fighting family. This series following Lucy has me quite excited and this first book did not disappoint. Another well written romantic thriller by Brennan.
Nihan
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Dren
Six years after surviving an assault by an online predator, Lucy Kincaid wants to work for the FBI’s cyber-crime team. Until then, she volunteers for a victim’s rights group called Women and Children First where she surfs the Web hunting down sex offenders. But when several of the predators that Lucy has turned over to the police are murdered, the FBI finally comes knocking on her door and it’s not about the application she submitted. Family friend and private investigator Sean Rogan steps in to...more
Larissa
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**No Spoilers

I am addicted to the paranormal genres, but after reading J.D. Robb's great Romantic Mystery series, I decided to check out more series in the genre. Now I am a card carrying fan of Karin Slaughter, Lisa Gardner and most recently of Allison Brennan.

I had read Brennan's Paranormal series, but in the Procedural Thriller is where she shines as an author. Not only in the Criminal aspects but also in the interpersonal rel...more
Linda
Six years ago, Lucy Kincaid was attacked and nearly killed by an online predator. She survived. Her attacker did not. Now Lucy's goal is to join the FBI and fight cyber-crime, but in the meantime, she's volunteering with a victim's rights group, surfing the Web undercover to lure sex offenders into the hands of the law. But when the predators she hunts start turning up as murder victims, the FBI takes a whole new interest in Lucy.With her future and possibly even her freedom suddenly in jeopardy...more
Anita Truong
I didn't enjoy Love Me To Death as much as I had expected to, but then again, maybe I'd been expecting too much considering all the great reviews I'd seen about this book. I'm going to chance that this isn't the type of book for me; nonetheless, it was well written with a great concept and story line. The characters were great as well, but at the same time, they seemed really detached from the story itself up until the halfway point. For me, it was like watching a bunch of actors trying to figur...more
Ashley (Bookaholic Does Blogging)
Love Me to Death
Author: Allison Brennan
Characters: 4 out of 5
Plot: 4 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Format: Paperback
Source: Provided by TLC Book Tours

Description: (GoodReads) Six years ago, Lucy Kincaid was attacked and nearly killed by an online predator. She survived. Her attacker did not. Now Lucy’s goal is to join the FBI and fight cyber-crime, but in the meantime, she’s volunteering with a victim’s rights group, surfing the Web undercover to lure sex offenders into the hands of the law. But...more
Silver James
I'm a long-time fan of Brennan's and I'm happy to see her return to her roots of suspense, with an added dash of romance. Lucy Kincaid, the main character in LOVE ME TO DEATH, first appeared in Brennan's book FEAR NO EVIL. On her high school graduation day, Lucy was kidnapped and held captive. She was raped while a live feed of the "event" went out on the Internet. Her brother, Dr. Dillon Kincaid, and FBI Agent Kate Donovan saved her from being killed. This first book in the Lucy Kincaid series...more
Kelli
I listened to the audiobook of Allison Brennan’s Love Me To Death, narrated by Ann Marie Lee. While this review has some commentary on the plot, most of it is related to the audio aspects.

After a traumatic past involving her abduction, rape, and various life-threatening situations for her family, Lucy Kincaid is diligently pursuing her goal of becoming an FBI agent. While volunteering for Women and Children First (an exploitation prevention organization) Lucy becomes unknowingly caught up in a v...more
Keri
This was an absolute great read! I knew that Lucy was going to be a strong woman after what she went through in the book Fear No Evil. Lucy has her life back after those horrible events. Better yet, she is doing her part to ensure that she is getting online predators off the street and keeping them off.

Strange thing though, one of the guys that she was finessing online to see if he was going to break parole, but instead he ends up dead. Now once Lucy starts digging she realizes that there maybe...more
Jess
I've read a few of Brennan's trilogies, but I think I might have missed one. Although this is the first book in a series, I think it's related to one or more of her other series books. I remember a few of the characters, but some I found myself trying to place and I had a hard time doing it. It didn't really effect my understanding of the story but it was a little bothersome because I would occasionally find myself thinking about where a character was from rather than focusing on the story itsel...more
HÜLYA




Kitap Adı : Ölümüne Sev Beni
Yazar : Allison Brennan
Orjinal Adı : Love Me To Death
Goodreads Puanı : 5/3,73
Puanım : 5/4


Yeni bir okuduğum bir yazar Allison Brennan romantik gerilim tarzından yazıyor..Kalemini beğendim çok akıcı yazıyor yazar..Macera aksiyon aşk polisiye temaları ile harmanlamış hikayeyi anlatımını çok sevdim..Dokuz kitaplık Lucy Kincaid serisinin ilk kitabı Ölümüne Sev Beni'yi tarz olarak yazarı Karen Rose'un Bana Aitsin ve Anlatacak Bir Şey Kalmadı serisine benzettim.

Lucy Kincaid...more
Pinkgreen
I really like it. It's not a GREAT book, though. I wouldn't recommend it to everybody. I haven't read a LOT of these kinds of books but I know I've read better.

At times, it was slow and repetitive.
The writing isn't... that good. But it didn't bother me. And I'm a sucker for stories told from multiple points of view, so bonus points for that.
I liked the characters. Although they were pretty generic, I still got attached to them.
In my opinion, the parts with more action were the best parts of t...more
Darcy
Jan 10, 2011 Darcy rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2011
This book had a ton of twists and turns and a large cast of characters. As I read I could tell that many of these characters were probably in other books, so while this one says #1, it seems like there are related series, and it is for this fact that the book looses 1 star from me. I do plan on going back and checking out those other books and characters.

Lucy sure has had a past filled with events to really make a person question the old saying, "The world won't give you any more than you can ha...more
Amber
I'm nearly finished, but it has been difficult to continue this book. I love Allison Brennan's prose in the books that followed 'Love Me to Death'. Thankfully, I read those first...if I started with this one, I wouldn't have given any of her other books a chance.

The plot is fabulous, but there is entirely too much romantic focus with the lead characters. So much so, that at times it reads like a true romance novel. I'm not a fan of romance and I find that this aspect takes away from the heroine...more
Elizabeth A.
Lucy Kincaid graduated from college with a double major in psychology and computer science, has interned with the United States Senate and Arlington County Sheriff’s Department, and currently works as both an intern with the D.C. Medical Examiner’s Office and volunteer for Women and Children First! (WCF), an organization dedicated to fighting the sexual exploitation of women and children.

It’s an impressive string of accomplishments for anyone, but doubly so for Lucy. Six years ago she was abduct...more
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