Saturday, May 07, 2011



Title: Sizzle

Author: Julie Garwood

Date Finished: April 23, 2011

Personal Book Count: 14 out of 75

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

Genre/ Subject: mystery

Why did I pick this book?: I love this series by Garwood, and was pleased to find another one at the library.

Summary and Review: taken from

“Lyra Prescott, a Los Angeles film student, is closing in on graduation and facing important decisions about her future. She's already been offered a job at her hometown TV station, an opportunity that could ultimately launch her dream career as a film editor. But heading back home would also mean dealing with her overprotective brothers, social-climbing mother, and eccentric grandmother. Unsure of her future, Lyra dives into work on her final school assignment: a documentary transformed by a twist of fate into a real-life horror film.

After she unwittingly captures a shocking crime on camera, a rash of mysterious, treacherous incidents convince Lyra that she's trapped in a sinister scenario headed for a violent ending. Running scared, she turns to her best friend, Sidney Buchanan, whose connections bring dauntless and devilishly handsome FBI agent Sam Kincaid into Lyra's life. As the noose of deadly intrigue tightens and the feelings between them deepen, Lyra and Sam must place their faith in each other's hands - and stand together against the malevolent forces about to break loose.”

I really like this series of books by Julie Garwood. I will say she has started to stretch the concept a little though. The series used to about the brothers in a large family as the main characters love interests. Then she added the sisters. This one the female main character was the roommate of one of the sisters, and the male main character had saved one of the brother’s life. Still, the writing is enjoyable and easy to read, it has the suspense element which I enjoy, and the plots are always different and interesting. And I have to confess, I did develop a mini-crush on the man in this one. I wonder where she will take this series next, it’s hard to imagine where it can go, and at the same time, I hope she never stops writing these.

Agree? Disagree? Recommendations? Any insights, suggestions, or comments on the book or format, or blog at all are most welcome. If you have read this and/ or review it yourself, please let me know. Can you think of any books like this? Give me a recommendation! =D

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