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(Buchanan-Renard #13)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  11,639 ratings  ·  1,101 reviews
A beautiful computer hacker and a bad-boy FBI agent must collaborate—in more ways than one—in the sizzling new novel from bestselling author Julie Garwood.

Allison Trent doesn’t look like a hacker. In fact, when she’s not in college working on her degree, she models on the side. But behind her gorgeous face is a brilliant mind for computers and her real love is writing—and
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Published July 4th 2017 by Berkley
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"I'm very sorry for the delay. Unfortunately, an unexpected health issue interrupted my writing for a while so we had to postpone WIRED. I don't have a new release date for it yet, but when I get one I'll post it on my website." (less)

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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
Holy shit, Julie Garwood. Holy Shit...

*Rant Ahead*

All I can say is...


What hath happened to one of my favorite authors?


Seriously, I can't even with the mourning here, people.
It's like owl suicide watch up in these parts, yo.

In fact, let's have a moment of silence for the death of my Garwood reading joy.


Some background:
I just checked my shelves and, according to GR, I have read over 25 Julie Garwood novels.
Some of my favorite reads of all time are Julie Garwood novels.
Some of my fondest readi
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Hannah G
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm rating this book 2 stars. I had major issues in this book and sadly i couldn't get past them. When I first read the book summary i was excited to read this because the hacker concept seemed interesting. And in this book the hacker concept was my favorite thing out of this entire read. Honestly, this book didn't hold my interest and i was really bored. Throughout this read i felt the book had a lot of text fillers. Extra text and paragraphs that didn't really need to be in this book and could ...more
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: t-s-t-l, mystery
Ladies, we all need to feel bad about ourselves because we aren't as good as the heroine in this book:

She's a beautiful model that makes every male's head turn and is the muse of a famous designer.

She's so smart that people ask her to solve 1,000 piece puzzles at parties because she can do it in minutes.

She is a computer genius to the point of walking through an FBI office and doing something in minutes that a room full of experts can't do in days or weeks. (she's a college student)

She is a sup
2.5 stars

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I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Allison is close to finally graduating and after carrying the weight of taking care of her aunt, uncle, and cousin, she is ready to move cross country and start her life anew. Her life seems on track until the FBI comes knocking on her door wanting to know just how good of a hacker she really is.
Special Agent Liam has been so dedicated
College student Allison Trent has serious computer skills, so much that she's attracted the attention of FBI Special Agent Liam Scott. She got on his radar via her friendship with Jordan Clayborne, his partner Alec Buchanan's sister. Jordan's considered an expert herself but even she is awed by Allison's talents. There's an internal leak at the agency and Liam needs her to hack their system and identify the source.

The story starts off really interesting with a very compelling history for Alliso
Jul 10, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
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I was excited and surprised to see WIRED (Buchanan-Renard, #13) by Julie Garwood made available by Net Galley. I enjoy this series, but I have not read the more recent books until I requested this one. It was an O.K. romantic suspense, but not my favorite in the series. The suspense plot was well integrated and interesting with several subplots, but I had some problems with the H/h’s romance.

Allison Trent has a brilliant mind that c
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Since reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium #1) I've had a soft spot for female hackers. Not only a soft spot. It's more than that. I've been truly fascinated by their straight forward and no-nonsenes personalities. These characters are far from swoony and tittery heroines that crack at the first sign of danger. They might be naive in an adorable social way, but their analytical brains pick up the slack tenfold.

So, diving into Wired (Buchanan-Renard #13) by Julie Garwood without so
Wired by Julie Garwood is a 2017 Berkley publication.

After a long absence between Julie Garwood novels, I picked this series back up not so long ago. I love romantic suspense, but the twelfth installment was only an okay read for me. I was hoping this one would make up for that.

Allison has a real knack for hacking computers, but despite the illegality of it, she only does it to right wrongs. She has also found success as a model, but her hard earned money all goes to her aunt and uncle who to
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
FBI agent Liam Scott has a leak in his office, but not being sure who he can trust he needs an unconventional way to find the bad guy. Someone who can hack into their systems without alerting the perpetrator. Enter gorgeous college student, Allison Trent; not a woman you’d peg as a computer genius, but looks can be deceiving. She’s not thrilled with the job offer, Allison doesn’t want to draw the attention of the FBI because of some secrets of her own, but not many can say no to Liam. He’s persu ...more
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I really didn't get a whole lot out of this book. Julie Garwood is an author that I have been wanting to read for ages so when I saw this book offed on First to Read, I jumped at the chance to read it. I ended up being completely underwhelmed by the story. I had no trouble getting through the book but there was never a moment where I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I just never really got hooked by the story and i
Linda Strong
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Allison Trent is a hacker of the highest caliber. She has spirited away millions and millions of dollars .. and then emailed the FBI giving them the information where to retrieve that money. She's also in college, working on her degree, and to support herself, she also does some modeling on the side.

Her mind has been compared to a computer. She seems to see patterns that no one else can decipher. Her dream is to create a program that could revolutionize the tech industry.

FBI Agent Liam Scott is
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
3.5 - 4 Stars!!

Not one of my favorites of the series, but, I did enjoy it. I loved that we had cameo's from Noah, Jordan (who is Alli's close friend), and Alec.

FBI Agent Liam Scott (he was first introduced to us in Fast Track) is trying to find out who in the FBI is leaking confidential information via email. Allison Trent is in her senior year at college, beautiful, and a genius at computers and unfortunately hacking, she's a modern day cyber Robin Hood and earns money to pay for her educa
May 23, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: e-arc, arc
It turns out I have some pretty fierce opinions about this book. I didn't even realize it until I wrote my review...

This book was a huge letdown for me. I had high hopes since I'm a coder and I thought a coding/FBI/romance/thriller book just sounded AMAZING. But it wasn't what I hoped it would be. :(

It sounded like it was written someone who didn't know code

I don't expect all authors to be experts in what they write about, but a certain amount of research would be nice. To be blunt, I felt like
WIRED worked for me. Wicked chemistry, strong but growing characters and I think its worth mentioning again...wicked HEAT sizzled between these characters. There was something in Garwood's presentation of her characters that made them real and compelling.

I received this ARC copy of WIRED from Berkley Publishing Group. This is my honest and voluntary review. WIRED is set for publication July 4, 2017.

My Rating: 4 Stars

Written by: Julie Garwood
Series: Buchanan/Fbi
Sequence in Series: 14
Hardcover: 32
This is the first book from Julie Garwood that I've gotten a chance to read. I've seen her books everywhere and wanted to give one a chance. Unfortunately, this one just wasn't for me. I really thought this sounded like my type of book. Computer hacker and FBI agent, what's not to love, right?! Not so much. Wired is the 13th book in the Buchanan-Renard series, but all books can be read as standalones.

The two biggest issues I had with this one was the plot and the romance, so that pretty much rui
RachelW (BamaGal)
May 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
First off, I will have to say that this is not the Julie Garwood of old, so longtime fans will just have to get over it... ;-) That being said, the book wasn't a bad read. I liked Liam and Allison, the story was well written and flowed along nicely, and I wasn't bored. Unfortunately, it was also a little slow, predictable, and not much really happened.

Bottom was an enjoyable enough read that I would recommend getting it from the library if you are a JG fan who has come to accept that h
Jun 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wired (Buchanan-Renard #13) by Julie Garwood  
Author: Julie Garwood
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Allison Trent doesn’t look like a hacker. In fact, when she’s not in college working on her degree, she models on the side. But behind her gorgeous face is a brilliant mind for computers and her real love is writing—and hacking—code. Her dream is to write a new security program that could revolutionize the tech industry.Hotshot FBI agent Liam Scott
I've truly missed Julie Garwood. There is not a book she has written that I have not absolutely loved. She has a whole universe of characters, historical and modern, who are interrelated and connected. In "Wired" she picks right up as if it hadn't been three years since her last book was published. Since I've read everything she has written, I love seeing past characters pop up in this book. This one is heavy romance and light suspense, until the last 20% then it's pure suspense, Julie Garwood s ...more
Jun 28, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I’ve been a Julie Garwood fan for decades. Although I’ve only read one other of her contemporary romances which I enjoyed. I sat on the arc for Wired for awhile mainly because I read two dark but absolutely fantastic books back to back at the beginning of the month, and I ended up with a book hangover that sent me into a bit of a slump. I did not want Julie Garwood’s book to suffer at all because of a slight slump. I wanted to savor it. It pains me a bit to say it, but I didn’t enjoy Wired at al ...more
May 04, 2017 rated it did not like it

I’ve officially given up on Julie Garwood. I’ve been singing that tune for her past 5-6 books, after each proved to be as big a disappointment as the last... but they’re far enough apart that every time a new ARC comes up for review I always think “maybe this time”. No more. I’m finally breaking up with the author that so wonderfully introduced me to the romance genre many years ago (THE SECRET and RANSOM in middle school).

Admittedly, WIRED is not the worst of her post-FIRE AND ICE work-- th
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
I know I have read many Julie Garwood books in the past and I have enjoyed them. This book had me at a crossroads as far as my feelings. I am torn at a few levels.

On one hand I really did enjoy the story. FBI agents and a brilliant computer hacker is a great basis for the story. It was engaging and enjoyable on many levels.

The one thing that I did not care for at all was the description of the bedroom scenes. Some of the words that were used were extremely old-fashioned and at several points jus
Aug 20, 2021 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars!

At long last the series is finished. And this last book was pretty good. I must say I always love the way julie garwood brings the strength in her heroines and here I absolutely loved Allison. A perfect example of beauty with brains.

I loved Liam. But still I'm more curious about him because his exact role in FBI is still a mystery. The chemistry between Allison and Liam is great. It has potential. Not my favorite from the series but definitely good

It was a good experience reading this
Julie Garwood used to be one of my go-to authors back (way back) in the day—a dim, dark time when only historical romances ruled my world—and I must admit that reading ‘Wired’ was part-curiosity, part-RS-driven-motivation to see how Garwood tackles contemporary romance when so much has changed since then. It’s my first Buchanan-Renard book and ‘Wired’ seemed like an appropriate insertion point to see what the hype is all about.

I wish I could say that it was akin to coming back to an old, truste
Anne OK
Jul 06, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
After a two-year delay in publication, Julie Garwood's latest contemporary novel in her Buchanan/FBI Series has finally arrived. The reviews are up and down the review scale. In my mind, there's no doubt that Julie Garwood is a pro. A bit of a light-weight compared to her other romantic suspense novels, but it's still a good enough read, although that price tag was a bit of a Debbie Downer. I'm not going to pull any punches -- it's not her best -- far from it. But that didn't stop me, and I sett ...more
NetGalley Review
****ARC was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.****

Not as good as Julie Garwood's older historical books.

I really enjoyed this story as a suspense/mystery novel. However, the romance aspect was sadly lacking which is why I only gave this one 3 stars instead of 4 or 5. I really didn't feel the chemistry between the two characters or feel the buildup of why they were in love with each other.

I guess I have to say that I've had to try to forget the awesome historical romanc
D.B. Reynolds
Jun 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars There's a very slow start to the book while we figure out whose POV we're in, and why we care. But once the story gets going, it's an enjoyable read. The chemistry between Liam and Allison is excellent, and I thought the relationship between Allison and Jordan Buchanan was especially well done. The crime-solving aspect of it was intriguing, although I thought some of the FBI nerds were somewhat broadly drawn. But none of that deterred from my enjoyment of the book. What did bother me w ...more
Jun 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

DNF at 21%

I really wanted to like this book. It had such a cool concept but I could tell it wasn't for me pretty much right away.

First, we have that it's told in third person narrative. This made it extremely difficult for me to connect to the characters and I just found myself skipping and skipping pages because I honestly felt nothing for either characters. I would have stopped earlier but I wanted to give this a fair shot, b
2.5 stars - My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin:

Wired is a slightly difficult book for me to review. Julie Garwood has written some of my absolute favorite romances and I always look forward to her newest releases. Because I’ve been a fan of hers for more than half my life, it’s disappointing to say that – while Wired isn’t bad and I don’t regret reading it – the story fell flat more often than not.

Let’s start with the good: Allison. Wired
CD {Boulder Blvd}
I was definitely disappointed in this one.

One of my first reactions to this book as I read it was that it felt like it was written by a high school kid versus a seasoned writer. "Once upon a time", Ms. Garwood was a go to author for me. Now granted, since those times, my reading preferences have changed, but some of my reading requirements have not.

The heroine was for me ridiculous and spineless. She's so beautiful that she models to support herself through school and to pay to keep her crimina
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With more than 35 million books in print and 26 NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers, Julie Garwood has earned a position among America's favorite fiction writers.

Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Ms. Garwood attributes much of her success to growing up in a large family of Irish heritage. "The Irish are great storytellers who relish getting all of the details and nuances of every situation. Add in the fa

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