The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood – Review

“Intelligent, interesting and intriguing…a good romance…”

Rating: ★★★★★

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Julie Garwood is an all-time favorite of mine. And while I’ve not been a huge fan of her contemporary writings, she has done a superb job (and a slight turn around, in my opinion!) with her latest THE IDEAL MAN.

Intelligent, interesting and intriguing dialogue, THE IDEAL MAN gives fans what they crave in a good romance and it all starts with the well-written, well-developed heroine…

Dr. Eleanor Kathleen Sullivan is a young prodigy at the end of her surgical residency. Being super smart, you might think Ellie has had it all handed to her on a silver platter. And you might be right on an educational front, but not so in the personal/emotional department. Taking a step out of the norm, Garwood introduces us to the real and very scary possibilities of childhood stalking. What would you do if you were the target of a teenage stalker at the age of eleven? Ellie did the only thing she could do—survive.

Life was moving along, old fears set aside though not ever far from her mind, until she witnesses a murder while jogging in the park. All of the sudden her life was thrown into upheaval once again–in more ways than one–thanks to FBI Agent,  Max Daniels.

For Max, one look at Ellie and he’s hooked. He knows he’ll do anything to keep her safe. No matter how careful, though, Ellie is forced to face her old fear and deal with her very real one.

Throw in a mad man, some insane gun runners, a sister marrying your ex-fiancé, and you’ve got a non-stop thriller with a true Garwood-style romance. It’s one you’d better give yourself plenty of uninterrupted time to read, because you don’t want to miss anything…and you might just not be able to put it down!

On a small side note, one of the best parts of this book, at least for me, was the ending court scene. I won’t spoil it, but I enjoyed watching Ellie subtly show her intelligence. It was awesome!

2 thoughts on “The Ideal Man by Julie Garwood – Review

  1. Roberta

    So does this book have any connection to her other contemporary novels? Is there a Buchanan connection?

    1. Heather R. Post author


      Sorry it took so long to respond! To answer your question of if this is a Buchanan connection…well, not so much. This one still has an FBI agent, but it isn’t one of the Buchanan brothers or sisters. It is a great book, though. =)

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