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Samantha Jones is the best damn repo woman on the books. The streetwalkers, the drug pushers, the bands of looking-for-trouble punks haunting the mean streets at midnight don’t intimidate her. These are her people. The guy she finds bound and bloodied in the trunk of a flashy new BMW is a different breed entirely.

Daniel Panterro knows he hasn’t seen the last of the vicious
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Hardcover, 385 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Gallery Books (first published December 2012)
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Dec 01, 2012 rated it liked it
I usually like Karen Robards' books, but I think things are starting to blend a bit. Now she just adds in a quirkier job (tow truck driver) for the woman and a few more layers to the man's job, but everything else is pretty much the same. Sam Jones will be described as impossibly beautiful a whole bunch of times so you understand why Danny/Trey/Marco can't possibly resist her even though he has a girlfriend you'll only hear about once in passing. Oh, and Tyler the four year old is written much o ...more
cocktailsatfive
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery-suspense
Normally I like Karen Robards' books, but I too found this one formulaic. The author has a tendency to write the same characters over and over (dark haired gorgeous strong tough stubborn women) along with the same type of plot (said woman falls into trouble and ends up connected with a hunky FBI agent, has torrid sex with him while under stressful conditions, and they ride off into the sunset together at the end). This book started off okay, but the main character Sam just became more and more a ...more
Lisa O'Neill
Feb 07, 2013 rated it liked it
I love Karen Robards, and when she's on (Beachcomber, Whispers at Midnight, To Trust a Stranger) she's one of my favorite authors. One thing I have noticed is that she occasionally has a tendency to go into too much detail, and to repeat the same details in different scenes, which tends to slow down the pacing of an otherwise suspenseful plot. That's in full effect in SHIVER, with the two main characters spending an awful lot of time thinking detailed thoughts about the other's hotness at seemin ...more
Shawn
PRE-REVIEW (Or more accurately, MID-WAY REVIEW)

Every now and then there comes a time where I am reading a book and I NEED to tell you about it before I've finished it. Shiver by Karen Robards is one of those books.

First off, let me say that, not only do I LOVE this book so far, but I actually won it in a giveaway on Goodreads. I didn't even know that I'd won. It arrived on Christmas Eve of all days.

Furthermore, when I entered to win Shiver I had NO IDEA what it was about. When it comes to giveaw
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Lynsey A
This was a delightful book to read...once it got more into the romance. Surprisingly, this Robards RS had much more romance than some of her previous RS books.

The book was fast paced and a fun read. Our hero goes by three names in this book, one, his real name Danny as the undercover FBI agent, Trey, the nickname he had in college which he gives to the little boy who he's never met but is trying to protect, and Marco, the traitor ex-federal agent he is pretending to be to get the bad guys. This
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Pamela(AllHoney)
I found this at the local Friends of the Library sale. I've read Karen Robards before and her books are hit or miss with me. This was a hit for the most part. Samantha (Sam) Jones drives a tow truck and repos vehicles for a living. She is a single mom doing the best she can. One night she goes to repo a BMW and discovers a man bound and wounded in the trunk. Before she can help him she is knocked out and thrown into the trunk too. Together, Sam and Marco/Danny escape the bad guys.

Lots of excitem
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Olga DiLenge
Jan 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
Really wanted to give this 1 1/2 stars. I usually like her books but this just irritated me. Gorgeous single girl meets gorgeous single guy and they live happily ever after. Ok, they went over a few bumps
but they were completely predictable. I'm not even sure why I finished it. Don't bother!
Noelle
I HATE to do this because Karen Robards is one of my favs and always a sure thing for me but this one feels like this one was written by someone else.

Sam (h) was a product of the foster care system, street smart wild teenager......until she found herself pregnant at 18 and the father of her unborn child taking off to places unknown. Now she's a 23 year old single mother who is working her self into the ground and going to school to be an EMT to make ends meet and put food on her table. Her only
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A. Bookzilla.
3.5 stars but GR won't let me. I picked this up because I needed something different to read. And I loved the cover, it's gorgeous (even if I learned that it doesn't actually match the MC. She has black hair - it's mentioned quite a few times.)

It's not bad at all, I was on the edge the whole time, it keeps you interested to see what and how it goes down and I definitely didn't see the ending coming. Though I have to say that the whole fairy tale ending was just over-the-top. I know they realize
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D.B. Reynolds
Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Danny Pantero is an undercover FBI agent who's posing as a bad guy, in order to draw attention away from the real bad guy who's singing like a bird. Sam Jones is a single mom, working as a tow truck/repo specialist to support her 4 year old son. She's barely making ends meet, but is determined to give her child the the security she never had. She's on a routine repo of a BMW when she pops the trunk and finds Danny Pantero, tied up and badly wounded. And before she knows it, she's in the trunk wi ...more
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Karen Robards is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than fifty books and one novella. She has won multiple awards including six Affaire de Coeur Silver Pen Awards for favorite author.
Karen has been writing since she was very young, and was first published nationally in the December 1973 Reader's Digest. She sold her first romance novel, ISLAND FLAME, wh
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