Lyra Prescott is nearly finished with her graduate program at film school. She has a documentary to finish for an egotistic demanding professor as well as her other classes. She chooses a documentary on an abandoned park that has become a dumping ground. She is close to finishing when she is called to San Diego to visit her grandmother. She passes a "yard sale" where an angry woman is giving away all of her household goods because of a cheating husband. Lyra grabs some priceless books as well as DVDs and CDs and leaves just before the woman kills her husband. She ships them to Texas before she goes on to San Diego.
When she gets home from San Diego, she gets home in time to rescue her roommate, Sydney Buchanan, from a kidnapping. After the police arrive, Sydney tells them the men were after Lyra, but she was the one who arrived home first. It seems Lyra has picked up or seen something she shouldn't have. Now her life is in danger. Sydney's brother Alex sends an FBI friend to protect Lyra.
Sam Kincaid had recently saved Alec's life. He hates being thought of as a hero. But when Alec explained about his sister's friend and Sam was going to Los Angeles anyway, he agreed to protect her for a few days. Max Stevens, another agent, is assigned to keep Sydney safe. Max takes Sydney out of town, but Lyra has to finish her documentary and stay in LA. Sam refuses to leave her side until the attackers are caught or another agent can take over her protection.
Lyra takes one look at Sam and feels an immediate attraction. But he is only here for a few days and doesn't appear interested in her. Until he kisses her. Then he walks away, leaving her more flustered than ever. She fights her own feelings. What she doesn't know is that Sam is fighting the same attraction. He doesn't want to give in to it, and instead wants to get away from Lyra quickly. When someone plants a bomb under his car, they know she's still in danger. From then they're constantly on the go, avoiding any patterns. Even so Lyra has to finish her documentary for the demanding professor. Her life is definitely in a tangle right now.
Julie Garwood's Sizzle is another novel in the loosely related Buchanan family series. The characters immediately pulled me in. I like this series and look forward to each addition. This is one of the better ones. Yes, it's totally predictable in the romance. The suspense has its good twists that are well hidden until they need to be revealed. Another entertaining addition is Lyra's dysfunctional family - well part of them. Her grandmother is a wonderful hoot, but her parents...
This is a fun read and keeps the reader pulled right in. Living in Southern California made it more fun for me because I know some of the areas where Lyra and Sam go. Enjoy.
Notice: Non-graphic violence, Strong sexual content
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