The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Genre: Romance - Suspense
I received this book through netgalley.com as an advanced electronic ebook. This title is set to be released August 9, 2011
Synopsis: Dr. Ellie Sullivan has just completed her Fellowship at a large urban hospital. While jogging in a park nearby, she witnesses the shooting of an FBI agent in pursuit of wanted criminals, a couple identified as the Landrys. The only person to see the shooter's face, Ellie is suddenly at the center of a criminal investigation.Agent Max Daniels takes over the Landry case. A no-nonsense lawman, he's definitely not the ideal man that Ellie has always imagined, yet she's attracted to him in a way she can't explain.
Ellie heads home to Winston Falls, South Carolina, to attend her sister's wedding. Shortly after she arrives, though, she receives a surprise visitor: Max Daniels. The Landrys have been captured, and she'll be called to testify. But they've been captured before, and each time the witnesses are scared into silence-or disappear before they can take the stand. Max vows to be Ellie's shadow until the trial, and it isn't long before sparks fly.
Review: For romance there is no one better than Julie Garwood. Her stories are fun and although there is always a formula to romance novels it doesn't always have that formula feel. There is just something about her heroines as well. While they may need protecting they have a strength that doesn't make them feel like a damsel in distress. What can I say about the heroine...he is hunky gorgeous and saves the day, as all good heroes should. The only problem I see with Julie Garwood's new book is that I finished it too quickly!