Tuesday, August 18, 2015

{Review} {Giveaway} Friction by Sandra Brown

About The Book

Friction by Sandra Brown

Publication Date: August 18, 2015
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Genres: Suspense


Description

A Texas Ranger with a tarnished badge…
An enemy hell-bent on revenge…
And the lady judge caught in the middle.

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him doing deskwork and his five-year-old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents. But Crawford has cleaned up his act, met all the court imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly Spencer.

Holly, an ambitious and confident judge, temporarily occupies the bench of her recently deceased mentor. With an election upcoming, she must prove herself worthy of making her judgeship permanent. Every decision is high-stakes. Despite Crawford’s obvious love for his child and his commitment to being an ideal parent, Holly is wary of his checkered past. Her opinion of him is radically changed when a masked gunman barges into the courtroom during the custody hearing. Crawford reacts instinctually, saving Holly from a bullet.

But his heroism soon takes on the taint of recklessness. The cloud over him grows even darker after he uncovers a horrifying truth about the courtroom gunman and realizes that the unknown person behind the shooting remains at large . . .and a threat.

Catching the real culprit becomes a personal fight for Crawford. But pursuing the killer in his customary diehard fashion will jeopardize his chances of gaining custody of his daughter, and further compromise Judge Holly Spencer, who needs protection not only from an assassin, but from Crawford himself and the forbidden attraction between them.

Review

One of the reasons, Sandra Brown's suspense novels are so enthralling is her ability to create realistic predicaments for her characters to navigate. The author clearly puts Crawford Hunt and Holly Spencer through some dynamic situations. The unveiling occurred at a steady pace; ensuring that this reader remained engaged from beginning to end. Perfect balance of romantic and suspense elements. 

An ever evolving mystery, tons of suspects, and a forbidden romance. This is a 2015 top pick for BBMoreB.

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This book was provided to me free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

About The Author

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.

She also hosts an annual SnowGlobe Award contest in recognition of holiday themed romance stories, with over forty entries each year, with participants ranging from new authors to NYT Bestselling authors, such as Brenda Novak and Sarah Morgan. 

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8 comments:

  1. I love her books. Rainwater just blew me away. It's one of my favorite reads. Thank you for the giveaway chaance .
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  2. I love her books. Rainwater just blew me away. It's one of my favorite reads. Thank you for the giveaway chaance .
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  3. Thanks for hosting today, Heather! :)

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  4. I love Sandra's books and can't wait to read this one too.

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  5. It's been a while since I've read a Sandra Brown book. Looks like I will be starting again. This sounds really good.

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  6. I love Sandra Brown books and can't wait to read this new book!

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