This was only my nd book by Julie Garwood following The Secret and I think I found a new to me author to glom I just loved these books Brodick Buchanan was a secondary character in The Secret th
This was only my 2nd book by Julie Garwood, following The Secret, and I think I found a new (to me) author to glom. I just loved these books!Brodick Buchanan was a secondary character in The Secret that had "hero" tattooed on his forehead, so I was more than happy when I found out that Ransom was "his" book. He was the typical alpha hero and we all know what happens when this kind fall in love. They fall hard and forever, but not always have the grace of acknowledging the fall, LOL. Brodick was just like that, and it was funny to see him trying to deal with it. When he told Gillian that she loved him, I giggled like a schoolgirl. And when he tricked her into marrying him, I laughed like a lunatic. That was one short-lived Big Misunderstanding I had no problem with. "On a horse? I was married on a horse?" Too funny! I doubt Brodick would get away with his antics in real life but he just turned out to be one of my favorite heroes in Romancelandia.Gillian was perfect match for Brodick. She didn't need to be coddled, which was refreshing when it comes to heroines in Romancelandia. Not that she was harsh or anything like that, she was just strong and independent. And yet, once she fell in love with Brodick, she wasn't afraid to admit she needed him to make her happier and she enjoyed talking and sharing her feelings with him. If I have a minor quibble about her, it's her behavior near the end of the story, when she almost drove her uncle crazy with her crying over Brodick: it was a bit out of character but, all things considered, it didn't bother me much. It did make me smile imagining her uncle's "suffering". :)As for the plot, I was a little confused in the beginning: there were so many players and so much going on that I felt kind of dizzy. Why hadn't Gillian been killed by the villainous Baron Alford? Was Gillian's sister truly alive? How did Gillian and Alec meet considering how prisoners are supposed to be kept isolated? So many questions... Thankfully, everything started making sense soon enough and there was no stopping after that. Great story!There was a secondary love story involving Ramsey Sinclair, a friend of Brodick's who also appeared in The Secret, and Bridgid, a member of the Sinclair clan. It was nice, funny but underdeveloped. Ramsey and Bridgid were very interesting characters, their (few) interactions were funny and entertaining, and I think they deserved a book fully dedicated to telling their story. I didn't get to see the build-up of their relationship, especially on Ramsey's side, so it was kind of disappointing to see their HEA crammed into Brodick and Gillian's.This was a long book (546 pages) but, frankly, it didn't feel like it. It was filled with romance (duh!), humor, action, intrigue, suspense, some angst, and wonderful characters that I couldn't help but love. A true keeper!A viral Ransom By Julie Garwood is Kindle Overflowing with all of the majesty and intrigue of medieval glory days, this magnificent New York Times bestseller is a page turner of passion and loyalty, justice and honor Beloved storyteller Julie Garwood steps back to the silver shrouded Highlands of her classic tale The Secret and hails the return of two unforgettable warriors Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan.Overflowing with all of the majesty and intrigue of medieval glory days, this magnificent New York Times bestseller is a page turner of passion and loyalty, justice and honor Beloved storyteller Julie Garwood steps back to the silver shrouded Highlands of her classic tale The Secret and hails the return of two unforgettable warriors Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan In the dark days after the death of Richard the Lionhearted, lives and lands would fall into upheaval at the hands of a power hungry British ruler and his violent minions One victim of the scourge is innocent Gillian, who is a mere child when the cruel and ambitious Baron Alford slaughters her father and tears her family apart Alford, determined to recover a jeweled box for the despotic King John, is furious when the precious treasure slips through his fingers only to be lost for than a decade.Now a beautiful young woman, Gillian finds the key to resolving her past in handsome Scottish chieftains Ramsey Sinclair and Brodick Buchanan With the cunning and courage of the daring Scotsmen, and with the friendship of a new ally, Bridgid KirkConnell, Gillian at last fights the unscrupulous Baron Alford, laying claim to her home, her family, and her father s reputation But in the presence of the mighty warriors, Gillian and Bridgid discover that desire can be a weapon of conquest.ayal can slay trust in a heartbeatd the greatest risk of all is surrender to the deep emotions of unexpected love.. With than 35 million books in print and 26 NEW YORK TIMES bestsellers, Julie Garwood has earned a position among America s favorite fiction writers.Born and raised in Kansas City, MO, Ms Garwood attributes much of her success to growing up in a large family of Irish heritage The Irish are great storytellers who relish getting all of the details and nuances of every situation Add in the fact that I was the sixth of seven children Early in life, I learned that self expression had to be forceful, imaginative, and quick, says Ms Garwood She began her writing career when the youngest of her three children entered school After the publications of two young adult books, she turned her talents to historical fiction Her first novel, GENTLE WARRIOR, was published by Pocket Books in 1985 Since then, she has branched into other genres including contemporary romantic suspense Today, her name appears regularly on the bestseller lists of every major publication in the country, and her books are translated into dozens of languages around the world Her bestselling novel FOR THE ROSES was adapted for the HALLMARK HALL OF FAME television movie ROSE HILL.Ms Garwood lives in Leawood, KS and is currently working on her next novel.. Bestseller Ebook Ransom I'm going to keep this short and sweet! I loved this book too. I have pretty much loved every Julie Garwood book I have read so far. This book was like two love stories in one. The main love story was Gillian and Brodick. The other love story was a small side story that I felt really should have been it's own book. That side love story was Ramsey and Bridgid. I loved Brodick fromand he was amazing in this book. He was so rough, hard, kick ass, and so damn prefect that I just love the hell outta him. Gillian was brave, sweet and outspoken. I love outspoken heroines that don't let men walk on them. Gillian didn't let Brodick walk all over her. I loved them as a couple and I loved every minute of their love story. I really wish they didn't have to share their pages with another couple. Then I could have had more time with them. Also Ramsey and Bridgid were so likable they should have gotten their own book. I wanted more time with them too. I loved the plot and I loved that the bad guys got theirs. This book was great!!
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