Sweet Talk is the long awaited Julie Garwood book of the year. I admit it, I'm a big Julie Garwood fan, and I'm always so happy to see that time of year come when her new book is released. This is a fast read, because this book is one that a reader devours in an afternoon. The characters are well defined and the quick wit between the two main characters keeps the chapters flying by quickly. I was thrilled to watch the matchup of Kincaid and MacKenzie in the 21st century. Although previous Garwood characters are mentioned in the book this is a stand alone, and you do not need to have read all of her previous work to love it.
Olivia Mackenzie shows up for a job interview only to find out that the man interviewing her is not a good guy and she's accidently walked into a sting. The FBI is furious, but Olivia knows just what to say to spike their guns. What trumps the FBI? The IRS and Olivia just happens to be an attorney for them. There is more going on here than at first it seems though, because Olivia is also a woman with a mission and though at first it seems to skate close to revenge as the reader follows along on her trail of discovery it just might turn out to be a mission for justice.
In the new contemporary romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Garwood, a detective and a lawyer are falling in love— and making a federal case out of it.
When FBI agent Grayson Kincaid first encounters Olivia MacKenzie, she makes quite an impression.
The beautiful, tough, young attorney has stumbled into the middle of an FBI sting operation and has reduced it to chaos. Months of surveillance and careful planning down the drain, Kincaid’s partner is furious and lets Olivia know that she’s ticked off the wrong guy. After all, he’s FBI.
Olivia isn’t intimidated by his partner’s bullying because she’s something even scarier . . . she’s IRS.
And working for the IRS isn’t for the faint of heart. She’s on the trail of an elaborate Ponzi scheme, one that threatens to ruin the lives of naive and unsuspecting victims, and one she has personal reasons to be angry about. But after she asks questions of the wrong people, her life is suddenly endangered. She’s accustomed to fighting for the underdog but being vulnerable herself is a very different story. Smart enough to know when to call for reinforcements, she contacts Grayson Kincaid.
Together they make an excellent team to fight corruption but Olivia is also fighting the immediate and intense attraction she feels for Agent Kincaid, and that may be a battle she is bound to lose.