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

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  7,906 ratings  ·  332 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
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published December 26th 2006 by Ballantine Books (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...more
Mar 25, 2009 Wendy rated it 5 of 5 stars
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,...more
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
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:-)
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...more
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
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
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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...more
Isis FG
Apr 01, 2008 Isis FG 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...more
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...more
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
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
Mar 22, 2014 Lynn rated it 5 of 5 stars
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...more
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...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
I loved it, I don't want this series to be over.
Rita Carvalho
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Shadow Dance - Buchanan-Renard #6 - SCOTLAND - (Jordan Buchanan and Noah) - after the marriage of Kate and Dylan Noah challenges Jordan that she is out of control.

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 MacK...more
Finally! Garwood writes a Buchanan story that was on par with Mercy. It still doesn't eclipse that one for me, but it definitely held its own, and it marched past the last few stories that couldn't hit much more than flat notes.

Here, we get Noah Clayborne's story, and if you've been reading the entire series than you already know you love Noah. And who would be a better match for Noah than the Buchanan sister, Jordan. This one starts out with Kate and Dylan's wedding, the couple from the last b...more
This is Buchanan#6, which follows Slow Burn (Buchanan #5)
I have labeled this book romance thriller but the mystery is why this book is so disjointed.

Jordan Buchanan is attending the wedding of her brother Dylan Buchanan to Kate McKenna. She meets a wedding crasher claiming a relationship to the McKenna family claiming to have important documents relating to the McKenna estate that Kate and her sisters have just inherited from a great-uncle from whom her family had been estranged. Professor McKe...more
Hyderali Shaikh
Well, I'm glad that I bought this book because I really really loved the previous book "Slow Burn" by Julie Garwood which was a page turner & I finished that within 3 days. Well, this book takes off just after that & this was also one of the riveting book by Julie Garwood but couldn't match with 'Slow Burn'.

The plot & story was like the previous one only. Here we see, Kate's best friend Jordan visit Serenity to show NOah Clayborne that she is not just a computer geek but also can do...more
Laura Williams
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anh nguyen
2.5 stars

I've waited for Noah's story for a long time now, and honestly- I'm disappointed. Noah Clayborne is, through several books, portrayed as the badass playboy whom can have any woman he wants, and who never has any strings attached. So of course, I was excited for his story and how he would fall in love, what kind of woman it'd be and how their relationship would work out (with him being very flirtatious and never having a serious relationship before), but ... the romance between Noah and...more
I knew I was skipping the fourth book because it was unavailable in the library so I put a hold on it. I didn't however mean to skip the 5th. I actually took it out today, but for some reason I thought that Shadow Dance was number 5. It didn't really affect the story at all, now I know that the characters in 5 end up together. Not a big shocker overall lol.

Okay so this book featured Noah! Noah has been a recurring figure throughout the other books. He's the man that gets called in to help the Bu...more
Lizy Coale
This book was so southern, my inner "reading voice" read with an accent. Most of the time, I didn't mind this - it was a change of pace for me - but I did get confused when a good chunk of book was supposed to take place in Boston and everyone was still... so... Southern. And characters who were supposed to have grown up in Boston just... didn't. Maybe I wasn't reading carefully, but that kinda irked me. If you're going to be Southern, write "Charleston" instead of "Boston."

The other complaint I...more
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Typically Julie Garwood's book follow one member of the Buchanan family telling the story of how they met the love of their life while simultaneously taking on some kind of murder investigation. This book is about one of the Buchanan sisters - Jordan. She is challenged by her brother Nick's friend, Noah, to step out of her comfort zone after selling her computer business. But when she does, all hell breaks loose in Serenity, Texas of all places.

She goes to Serenity to meet with a professor who...more
Shadow Dance was an intriguing but fun read, full of characters that you want to get to know - and already do. At least, we get to know Jordan Buchanan and Noah Clayborne better.

Jordan comes from a family full of strong, courageous men who are mostly a part of law enforcement in one way of another. In other words, she is loved as much as she is protected. Noah is an FBI agent, and to add to that appeal, he is funny and witty making him a perfect fit with the Buchanans. Jordan and Noah do not rea...more
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