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Fire and Ice

(Buchanan/FBI #7)

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3.87  ·  Rating details ·  10,657 ratings  ·  518 reviews
Fresh from her incredible smash-hit historical romance Shadow Music, "New York Times" bestselling author Julie Garwood returns to contemporary romantic suspense with this wonderfully sexy, exhilarating blockbuster. Filled with sizzling passion and breathless adventure, Fire and Ice features a feisty heroine whom Garwood's devoted readers already know and love from her huge ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published December 30th 2008 by Ballantine (first published January 1st 2008)
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Bark (Has Atrocious Taste)
I don’t know if I’ve read a Garwood novel before but this one probably wasn’t the best place to start. I had heard she was a humorous writer which is probably what tempted me to borrow this audio copy from the library but either my sense of humor has gone on an extended vacation or I missed out on the funny because I didn’t smile once during the reading of this. And, as usual, I came into yet another book mid-series. According to Goodreads this book is #7 in the series. If I had it to do over ag ...more
jenjn79
Dec 27, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a connected characters series
I see that most people have given this book 4 or 5 stars, but for me it was only about a 3, maybe 3.5. It was good to the point that I didn't mind reading it, and I'll read any other books to come in this "unofficial" series of connected characters, but I also thought it was a bit flat and bland.

Fire and Ice brings back one of Garwood's previous characters, Sophie Rose whose father is an infamous Chicago Robin Hood-type criminal. Though Sophie loves her dad, she does best to keep her life separa
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❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
October 2017 Series Reread and Review

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Another great reread with the girls reunited for Sophie's book. We first meet Sophie Rose in Murder List as one of Regan's best friends (along with Cordie, who both have roles here). Sophie has basically been in the care of the Madison family since she was nine years old due to her father's business practices. Sophie loves and adores her father regardless of all the accusations and shady "business" practices.....he is continually wanted for questioning by th
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♥ WishfulMiss ♥
This story is a romantic suspense with two stories, happening over two time periods. One in the present and one in the past that slowly catches up the the events happening in the present.

Sophie is a journalist, who is pulled into a murder investigation when her business card ends up at the scene of a gruesome and fatal accident between her latest lead, William Harrington and a giant polar bear. What looks like a random animal attack stirs suspicion with Sophie. Following the few leads she has, S
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Sep 06, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2009-reads
Julie Garwood's newest contemporary "Fire and Ice" is a fast-moving, exhilarating read with an unlikely lead couple and a twisting mystery. The heroine was introduced in "Murder List", but now Sophie gets her own story, and her own FBI hero!

Sophie has left her big journalist job to work at a smaller paper outside Chicago. At least this editor agrees not to pump Sophie for information about her father! But when her father is implicated (again) in a possible crime, Sophie prepares herself for anot
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bookczuk
Apr 16, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: bookcrossing
My girlfriend just raved and raved about how good an author Sandra Brown is and how I should get over my biases about her. To prove the point, she gave me this book to read. Ummm.... this book is by Julie Garwood.

But I read it anyway. I did learn some facts about Alaska, like that in some places, it's illegal to lock your cars. Why? Bear attacks. If car doors can't be locked anyone can jump into the car when a bear attacks and maybe be safe. But I've gotta tell you. For once, I'd love to see a
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Bettie
Apr 19, 2012 rated it did not like it
I love Julie Garwood. Really, I do. She is a literary goddess, and I worship at her feet. However, as divine as she may be, "Fire and Ice" is anything but ambrosia.

Honestly, it kills me to say this. You must understand that I cut my teeth on Garwood's brilliant romantic historicals. I have spent a good portion of my life collecting each and every one---not to mention reading them again and again to the point of memorization. (Sad, I know, but the woman is, after all, a goddess.) There was a time
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Anna
Mar 07, 2009 rated it it was ok
This is probably the lowest I've ever rated a Julie Garwood book but her writing style just keeps deteriorating. She sacrifices character study for a fun joke (which would be forgiveable if the joke was actually interesting) and she creates these twists and turns that are as twisty as a prairie road.

(No, I'm not sure where that came from.)

I'm probably going harp on this for an annoyingly long time but god. William Harrington, the man who dies and starts Sophie's quest to find out why, is a borin
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Jane Stewart
3 stars. A pleasant way to pass the time.

There were a couple things I could quibble about, but not a major problem.

Sophie has a clue about a murder. If the bad guys had just kept quiet and bided their time, she would never discover anything and they would get away with it. But because they tried to kill Sophie more than once, she and her FBI friends were able to learn things. That seemed too easy. I would have preferred some interesting clues along the way.

And then we have the formulaic separat
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Julie
Jul 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a light romantic suspense novel. Julie Garwood is always good, either with contemporary or historical romance,suspense. Not much more I can say about it. The plot was a little silly, but the romance was nice. Still was fooled as to the bad guys were, so overall, a nice beach read.
Victoria Cavill
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
2 Disappointing Stars!

If I wanted only good Mystery and decent sex I would just watch a bond movie.
This series keeps deteriorating with each new book.
Ever heard of character development. I mean I would like to know something more about Sophie and Jack beyond their perfect bodies and awesome chemistry.
What's wierd is that there is more is more depth to Bobbie Rose than any other character in this book.
It's a crying shame that I'm giving 2 stars to a Julie Garwood book. But this book was real
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Krasimira
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5*
Karina Garcia
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me encantó!
Wendy
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Katherine
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars rounded to 4. Mostly for the writing and the hero. I really liked the hero, he was all hot, sexy, smoldering and dominating. The alpha male, one could call him. The secondary characters, the heroine's father, the heroine's boss were well written and likable. The story was a fluff piece, but it was good enough. My only problem with the book was the heroine. I think she is the first heroine of Ms. Garwood's that I actively disliked. She didn't display a lick of common sense or an ounce o ...more
Pamela(AllHoney)
The seventh book in Julie Garwood's Buchanan/Renard series. Sophie Rose, who we met previously in Murder List, is a reporter and the daughter of the notorious Bobby Rose. She is sent to do a story on William Harrington, runner and narcissist playboy, when he disappears at the race. Her father ends up in the news again and there are threats on her life. After an attempt on her life, she gets Jack MacAlister as her bodyguard.

I have enjoyed the Buchanan series and this is no exception. It wasn't my
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Miss Kim
Oct 27, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of romantic suspense
I liked her latest installment to her Buchanan brother’s books. It's linked to "Murder List", however, it's been about three years since I've read that one. I don't remember much about the heroine here, Sophie, and her role in that one. Anyhoo....

This one has a few stories going on that end up linking all together at the end. A lot of action, snappy bantering, and we even get some poor guy eaten by a polar bear.

I wish Ms. Garwood could crank out more than one book per year. I recommend for any
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Katyana
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this was a great romantic suspense ... I loved Sophie and her dad (poor guy gets a bad rap, but I think he's pretty great), and Jack was wonderful.

It has been a long time since I read the earlier books in this series, and I don't really remember the secondary cast much... which meant they were a little thin in the characterization - I think it would play much better had I read the other books recently, and in that case, I'd be annoyed if a lot of time was wasted filling out their chara
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Elia
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy entretenido, aunque no se profundiza mucho en el romance.
Chumchum_88
May 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: contemporary
Ok I take back what I said in my review in the previous book, I still can't predict Julie Garwood's villains ^^

This book was a bit different in terms of the hero and heroine, here the hero was the type who likes to rile her up and pisses the heroine off, for his own enjoyment. At first I wasn't enthusiastic about reading this one cause it didn't get into the Buchanan family much, but it was good since it showed us plenty of a Buchanan couple.

- I liked the thing with the YouTube video, it certai
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Amanda
This is book 7 in the Buchanan series, about Sassy and Newly Independent Sophie Rose, the daughter of a very sought after person for question by any law agency out there. It's also about the newly assigned partner of Alec Buchanan from Murder List Jack MacAlister. Let me tell you Jack was the greatest Hero ever. Don't get me wrong I love Noah and will forever stay loyal to Noah but Jack gives him a run for his money. I loved the instant bickering and banter between him and Sophie, He so easily g ...more
Jacki King
Aug 23, 2013 rated it it was ok
Interesting plot and scenario for a non-romantic suspense romance. Cute dialogue between the couple (for the most part).

Loved the hero; hated the heroine (her wit/dialogue was great; her ability to be smart was not...this woman is what the horror community would call "too stupid to live").

Have to review it for a class, so won't say more now. Given Garwood's track record and popularity, I would sincerely hope that other books in this "family/community" are stronger representatives of her true tal
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Celeste
Oct 28, 2008 rated it liked it
This book was missing something for me. I felt like the character development was severly lacking. Espicailly for Jack. His history and emotions were very second fiddle. I would have liked a bit more emotion from him... really from both of them in general. I thought it was a good story and it kept me entertained, but, for me at least, lacked that extra "something" that really appeals to me in a good romantic suspence. Usually I love Julie Garwood, but I think I prefer her historicals.
Kirsten
Oct 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
A very solid (and surprising) entry in Ms Garwood's contemporary romantic suspense series. The final of the three friends gets her story told. Well, final in the sense that it was the last one for me to read.

I wasn't sure about the whole wolf and Alaska element, but it works really well. Jack isn't my favorite of her heroes but Sophie is surely one of my favorite heroines.

There are some great comic elements in this one as well.
Katherine
Mar 26, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I finished this in one day. Garwood is easily my favorite contemporary romance writer. It may not be the best writing with the best flow of a plot line but these books, including this one, have the ability to captivate me. I loved the relationship between Jack and Sophie and I also loved how often Alec and Reagan were in it. This was definitely worthy of my five stars.
Sonia Cristina
Mar 25, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
"Quero que os meus leitores riam, chorem e se apaixonem. Basicamente quero que, durante umas horas, escapem para outro universo e tenham a sensação que viveram uma grande aventura." ~Julie Garwood

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Julie Garwood alcançou o seu objetivo, sem dúvida. É impossível não me apaixonar pelos personagens, principais e secundários e sem dúvida que o enredo foi uma aventura bem vinda.
Jody
Feb 20, 2009 rated it it was ok
I loved Julie Garwood as a teenager and read her current books more out of habit than anything else. This one is a mishmash of plot pieces shoved together to make a totally unbelievable story. It's a shame because I liked Jack and Sophie and thought they deserved a better book.
Marica (The Book Chick)
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
descriptionClick here to see my other reviews.

What I really like with Garwood is that she is such a strong character writer. Especially when it comes to the females. I'm a huge critic when it comes to females and often finds them dumb, childish, meek and excessive. But never with Garwood. I receive pretty much what I expect and it never disappoint me. This one was just as good as always when it comes to the writing, character and such. The plot however I found a little weak. I really liked Sophie's history
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Heather Alderman
Nov 02, 2017 rated it did not like it
I couldn't finish this one, I was tempted to read the ending to see if my guess on the mystery was correct, but ultimately, I didn't really care.
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Other books in the series

Buchanan/FBI (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • Mercy (Buchanan-Renard, #2)
  • Killjoy (Buchanan-Renard, #3)
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“Don’t you want to know what happened?” Jack asked Alec as he tilted his head toward the man he’d killed.

“I figured he didn’t get your order right.”
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“Gil came to stand beside her. "How's your father handling this? His only daughter getting married."
"He's not happy about it."
"Oh, sure he is."
"No, he isn't," she insisted. "He doesn't like Jack."
"Now, Sophie, how do you know that?" Gil asked, thinking she was exaggerating.
"I know because he said, 'Sophie, I don't like Jack.”
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