27 August 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Friction by Sandra Brown

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Book Name
by Sandra Brown.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Romance, Suspense.
Publication: August 18th 2015 by Grand Central Publishing.
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown comes a gripping story of family ties and forbidden attraction.

A Texas Ranger, relegated to deskwork due to past recklessness, petitions to regain custody of his five-year-old daughter, and his case is assigned to a family court judge who is as attractive as she is ambitious. When a masked gunman barges in during the custody hearing with his sights on the judge, the Ranger reacts instinctually and goes after him. But authorities apprehend the wrong man, and the real gunman remains unknown, at large, and a threat. Will this take-charge lawman jeopardize his chances of custody by going after the would-be assassin? And will this unlikely pair be able to deny the forbidden attraction building between them?

Reviewed by Kelly

You know those books that when you open it it’s hard to put down? Yeah, that was Friction. It started off with the prologue, foreseeing the ending that alone dragged me into the book. There was mystery, intrigue, romance, suspense, and family. I had a hard time when I had to put it down. I stayed up all night reading. The suspense was intense. The mystery was eating at me. There were several ‘I did not see that coming’ moments. There were many tender moments. Personalities were clashing. When the first aha moment came to me, I jumped out of my chair!

The writing is amazing. The writer knows how to keep your attention. Sometimes, she would leave off at a tense moment only to pick it up later. Gah, not fair! The characters were real, with real flaws that all of us have and some with more drama to them.

The story is about Crawford Hunt. He is a Texas Ranger. He was married and when his wife died, Crawford went unhealthy, drinking and stuff. He let his in-laws keep care of his daughter, Georgia, until he got his act together. He adores his little girl immensely. He is in Court one day fighting to get her back because the in-laws want to keep her. Crawford’s father in law is a jerk and uses whatever he can to keep Georgia from going home with her dad. While in court, a man comes in the courtroom masked and dressed in painter clothes and starts shooting, killing Crawford’s and the judge’s friend- the bailiff. From there it is Chaos in the court and Crawford doesn’t think. He just goes after the killer. Another man is killed that day because of the chaos and the guy waving the gun on the roof is also shot and not by Crawford. From there, the investigation starts as to who and why this guy killed. But nothing is as it seems and the mystery just gets deeper.

Holly, the judge, finds herself attracted to Crawford and him to her. They talk and do other things! Cough cough! (It’s not closed door)

I can’t begin to go over all the characters without writing pages of my thoughts on them. There are a lot of personality issues with people and law enforcement and control and judgments that keep the investigation from going faster.

From there, it’s all action and like I said before, I didn’t see that coming moments. I’m not telling you anymore!

I think I found myself a new favorite author! There wasn’t anything I didn’t like.

If you like suspense, law, mystery, intrigue, pink, ballet shoes, bad guys, personality clashes, swamps, stupid guys who snitch( and he owns a series of night clubs with naked girls -but we aren’t subjected to it except for several paragraphs which is one too many for me), who dun nit, and some romance then this might be for you.

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Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including DEADLINE(2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), CHILL FACTOR (2005), WHITE HOT (2004), & HELLO, DARKNESS (2003).

Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into over thirty languages.

A lifelong Texan, Sandra Brown was born in Waco, grew up in Fort Worth and attended Texas Christian University, majoring in English. Before embarking on her writing career, she worked as a model at the Dallas Apparel Mart, and in television, including weathercasting for WFAA-TV in Dallas, and feature reporting on the nationally syndicated program “PM Magazine.”

In 2009 Brown detoured from her thrillers to write, Rainwater, a much acclaimed, powerfully moving story about honor and sacrifice during the Great Depression.

Brown recently was given an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University. She was named Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

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  1. Awesome review, Kelly! You make this sound like a really addicting read especially for me who loooves mystery and suspense books! This sounds like an intense and exciting ride!

  2. Sounds like another great book (I've only read two of Sandra's book, but loved them both). Thanks!

  3. Oh this sounds great! Thanks for your thoughtful review!

  4. Wow! This sounds like a great and fast-paced mystery story. I like that the characters are flawed too. It just makes everything more real. Thank-you!

    1. Now that you say that, I would hope that characters are flawed or we readers would be terribly depressed trying to be better! LOL