Saturday, January 24, 2009

Review for Fire and Ice by Julie Garwood

Fire and Ice by Julie Garwood
Let me start by saying I am a die-hard Julie Garwood fan.  Her historicals got me hooked on the romance genre.  That being said, I am not a huge fan of contemporary romantic suspense.  I still feel that Garwood's historicals are by and far her most stellar fact, I consider The Secret, The Bride, Honor's Splendour, and The Lion's Lady among the best romances ever written (and believe me, I have read a lot!). However, I really enjoyed Fire and Ice, Garwood's newest contemporary romantic suspense.  It is a very engaging, well-paced suspense, with enough sexual tension to satisfy those of us addicted to romance.  Since I personally have a background in science, I loved the biologist's journal entries dispersed throughout the book which serve as tantalizing clues for the reader. Garwood throws in enough surprise twists to keep you guessing until the end, and her secondary characters add a huge amount of flavor to the book. I would have to admit that I found this latest installment a very satisfying read.  For those of you who are new to Garwood, I highly recommend taking the time to read her older historicals as an introduction to this talented author.  For those of you already on the Garwood Bandwagon, this is probably her best example to date of her contemporary work.  Happy reading! Grade: A
Yours truly, Penelope