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Best Laid Plans

(Lucy Kincaid #9)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  1,593 ratings  ·  121 reviews
Newly minted FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid is settling into her job in San Antonio, Texas, when the corpse of Harper Worthington, the husband of a sitting congresswoman, is found naked in a motel on the wrong side of town. It’s up to Lucy to locate the last person to see him alive: a teenage prostitute who seems to have vanished into thin air.

When forensics determines that Harper
Paperback, 437 pages
Published August 4th 2015 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Alex is The Romance Fox
3.5 stars
I can’t believe that this is the 9th book in the Lucy Kincaid Series!! It has become one of my favorite!!!

Best Laid Plans was a bit ….so so…it’s not that I didn’t enjoy the book but there were a couple of things that dragged a bit of me….the plot of Lucy, who has been given a new partner, after her Mexico “disaster” in the previous book, is working on the murder of a well-know local politician’s husband.
Not only having to deal with all that is going on in her life, she is thrown into t
Terri Wino
Oct 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: year-2017
Well this was definitely one of my least favorites in the series so far. The plot was just too busy and intricate, but not in a good way -- more the find my attention wandering way because I found it a little boring in parts.

I do like the arc that is carried through from the last book with the baddie still on the loose and already set up to continue in the next book. I'm looking forward to finding out who he is and what's coming next.

As always, I love that Sean and Lucy are still finding their w
sigh... This book. Oy. Let's start with the good.

1: Kane Rogan. He's mysterious and to the point. He picks the battles he can win and is, by far, the most realistic character in the book.

2: Juan. He's a good boss to Lucy. A patient boss. Frankly, more patient and understanding than she deserves.

3: Barry. He's a good counter-balance to Lucy's reckless behavior.

4: The mystery was fairly complex.

1: The mystery was far too complex. How can that be good and bad? Easily. Mysteries that keep y
Sep 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Lots going on in this Brennan thriller. I gave up trying to speculate on who was killing who and why and sat back and watched the show. Lucy and Sean make a great team and it was nice to watch them both battle the clues and the resistance of others. I may have rolled my eyes (view spoiler)

I would be happy to see Lu
Barbara ★
Usually these books complete a story arc with each one but this one is a continuation of Dead Heat and it takes up right where that one left off. I liked returning to these characters and the plot itself which was complicated and kept the characters guessing. I'm not much on politics but this was handled in such a way as to be entertaining (to a degree) and interesting enough to keep me turning pages. I liked the way it ended and look forward to reading the conclusion to this "interior series" t ...more
Stacy McKitrick
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oooohhh, I sooooo did love the ending (before the Epilogue—which is pretty much setting up the next story). This was a complicated read for me because I sometimes have trouble remembering who is doing what (and there are a lot of characters in this story—oh heck, there are lots of characters in all her stories!). Even though it was a challenge, I loved it. Every bit of it. Can’t wait for the next one.
As a rookie FBI Agent, Lucy Kincaid helped take down a drug cartel that was using boys as mules and helped save lives. Now months later a seemingly random murder of the husband a prominent congresswoman turns up, questions beget more questions. With her new by the books partner by her side, Lucy must figure out all the pieces of the puzzle in order to solve the case. But Lucy doesn’t know that there is more going on than the murder of Harper Worthington. When her boyfriend Sean is drawn into the ...more
Silver James
Best Laid Plans (Lucy Kincaid, #9) by Allison Brennan I've been a fan of Allison Brennan's Lucy Kincaid series almost from the start. After the slam-bam events in DEAD HEAT (book 8), I was really excited for the release of BEST LAID PLANS. The fall-out--professionally and personally--from DEAT HEAT continue to affect Lucy in BLP. I spent half the book pissed at Lucy. Spent 3/4's the book trying to figure out who the bad guys were. Spent the whole book falling more in love with Sean Rogan, Lucy's boyfriend. While Kane Rogan and Jack Kincaid (older ...more
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
I can't believe I am giving a Lucy Kincaid book only 2 stars. I love this series, and I love Lucy & Sean together. At least I did. In this one I found the story both boring and convoluted. It is part of some multiple book complex story arc starting ( I think) with the the last book although I can't be sure cause it was awhile ago that I read it and they kept referring to so many different past bad guys and crimes and crime syndicates etc that I couldn't remember so it could have come from fu ...more
Jun 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: literary-ladies
Allison Brennan is always one of my go to authors for a good read. I have read this series from the beginning and this one didn't disappoint. Lucy has been through the imaginable and she is a character who just keeps fighting. She also always fights hard for other victims out there and so we are kindred spirits. Sean is her boyfriend and he lends his computer skills again to help her find the person who killed the Congresswoman's husband. It is wound in gang war fight, espionage, prostitution an ...more
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Interesting story. Lots of twists and turns.....and then it ended .... quickly! On to No Good Deed to continue!!!!
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best yet!

Lucy and Sean have to be one of my favorite book couples ever. More than any couple I remember reading, they are two halves of a broken whole. I honestly don't know how either would survive without the other. I am so invested in this couple that I have trouble putting the books down. I'm sure part of the reason I'm so invested is because I've read all the books related to this series, the ones about Sean and Lucy's siblings that portray all that Lucy goes through and all which makes her
This one seems pretty straight forward from the start. Corrupt politician, gets rid of those in the way, FBI comes in to save the day. Where this one gets really interesting is in some of the deviousness with the characters. There are a couple that are playing a long game, they've had things in place before some of the players even knew there was a game. Even as this book ended the FBI still doesn't have a clue what really went on, how the bad guys are manipulating them, which will make for some ...more
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Great read, love the Lucy Kincaid series. So who is/are the corrupt cop(s)? How much can you believe from all of the suspects and/or all the cops involved? What exactly are they all hiding? From the first chapter, the pace is relatively fast and head scratching. Allison Brennan is another go-to author for me. Ms. Brennan weaves a very good tale and keeps you thinking throughout. The downfall of this novel is that it is a cliff hanger - ARRRRGGGGGHHHHH.

2 thumbs up and 4.5 solid stars!
Melanie Stewart
No more Lucy

I had reached the point where I was tired of Lucy but the last book was good. This book was convoluted and boring. I found myself skipping pages. I have the next Lucy book preordered but if it is bad, I'm removing Alison Brennan from my auto buy list.
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhhhhh! To be and hate that. The waiting for the next book kills!
Nurse Lisa In Ohio (PRN Book Reviews)
4.5 stars...I LOVE THIS SERIES!
This was a really awesome, intense story with the PERFECT ending, imho. I pretty much adore anything Allison Brennan writes and "Best Laid Plans" was no exception! :-)
Kristal Richardson
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Did not want to put it down and did not want it to end!!
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Boy howdy! This became a slog for me.

Before launching into my full review, I should add the disclaimer that I have NOT read any of the previous Lucy Kincaid novels in the series, so I'm not sure if some of the issues I had with this novel might have been diminished if I'd been following this character from previous novels.

The good: Brennan definitely knows - or has done her research - about law enforcement procedures, computer and cyber security, political twists and turns, and drug and gun cart
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Now that is a conclusion and cliffhanger

Lucy has a new partner and they aren’t sure about each other in AB next installment in the Lucy Kincaid series. Kane and Brad are back, which I love bc I really enjoyed their characters. Seeing Kane develop is one of the more fascinating pets of this series because he is extremely complex and should be unlikeable, but he is one of my favorites. Lucy and Sean had some emotional beautiful and gut wrenching moments. I love their dynamic and seeing their indiv
Tracy Margis
May 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you're like me you have been a fan of Lucy & Sean since book one! I am always impatiently waiting for Allison Brennan to deliver the next installment in her series and as usual she took my breath away! I couldn't put the book down! I am a dedicated reader and have read every book in this series and in her Maxine Revere series and am so excited about the crossover event coming up! All of her books can be read alone as stand alones, but why would you want to seriously? Her writing is just w ...more
Pamela Hanna
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Not read this author before but she was good i liked the story had to do with Lucy Kincaid and new FBI agent and the stuff she goes through working on a case with a by the book FBI agent who has been with them a long time by the name of Barry Crawford.they work a case that they find out is connected to an even bigger case there are a few causlites9sp) like a senators husband and in the end well u have to read to find a good who done it book reading the next book now in the series
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
[library audiobook]

Listened to the end. But the plot dragged. Two female super-villains, two powerful female nasties, a mysterious off stage male supervillain, and a blatant lead in to the next volume which is maybe already written. Lucy Kincaid mopes at great and boring length. Extra bad guys pop up late in the narrative.

Don't think I will read the next, but who knows.
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
I'm not quite sure why I didn't really get into this book, but it probably has a lot to do with the judgmental attitude of Lucy Kincaid, who brings her personal issues in and uses them to decide how to handle the case, nearly causing the search for the bad guy to fail.

Overall, it was good though, and the ending twist was particularly well done. It just wasn't a favorite.
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So keeps you guessing. I'm ready for her next.
Dena Beck
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent. I found this one, and it is mid-series. That didn't really impact the story, and I enjoyed it. I look forward to tracking down a few more in this series.
Rhonda Lepkan
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked this book more than I thought I would because I read it out of sequence. It was a great plot line. Enjoyable and fast paced. I must say Lucy had the attitude of a petulant child in this.
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed, some fast turns and interesting concepts.
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book
Lyn Soulia smith
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another good book and story to an already *Great* series!
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Allison Brennan believes that life is too short to be bored, so she had five children and writes three books a year.

Allison has penned more than two dozen thrillers and many short stories. RT Book Reviews calls Allison “a master of suspense” and her books “haunting,” “mesmerizing,” “pulse-pounding” and “emotionally complex.” RT also said that "The Lu

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