Friction – Bilb-weil.de

hours Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back Following the death of his wife four years ago, Crawford, a Texas Ranger, fell into a downward spiral that left him doing deskwork rather than fieldwork, and with his five year old daughter Georgia in the custody of her grandparents But Crawford has cleaned up his act, met all the court imposed requirements, and now the fate of his family lies with Judge Holly SpencerHolly, ambitious and confident, temporarily occupies the bench of her recently deceased mentor With an election upcoming, she must prove herself worthy of making her judgeship permanent Every decision is high stakes Despite Crawford s obvious love for his child and his commitment to being an ideal parent, Holly is wary of his checkered past Her opinion of him is radically changed when a masked gunman barges into the courtroom during the custody hearing Crawford reacts instinctually, saving Holly from a bullet But his heroism soon takes on the taint of recklessness The cloud over him grows even darker after he uncovers a horrifying truth about the courtroom gunman and realizes that the unknown person behind the shooting remains at larged a threat Catching the real culprit becomes a personal fight for Crawford But pursuing the killer in his customary diehard fashion will jeopardize his chances of gaining custody of his daughter, and further compromise Judge Holly Spencer, who needs protection not only from an assassin, but from Crawford himself and the forbidden attraction between them FRICTION will keep you on the edge of your seat with breathtaking plot twists and the unforgettable characters that make Sandra Brown one of the world s best loved authors It is an extraordinary novel about the powerful ties that bind us to the ones we love and the secrets we keep to protect them


10 thoughts on “Friction

  1. Mo Mo says:

    A Texas Ranger, relegated to deskwork due to past recklessness, petitions to regain custody of his five year old daughter, and his case is assigned to a family court judge who is as attractive as she is ambitious When a masked gunman barges in during the custody hearing with his sights on the judge, the Ranger reacts instinctually and goes after him But authorities apprehend the wrong man, and the real gunman remains unknown, at large, and a threat Will this take charge lawman jeopar A Texas Ranger, relegated to deskwork due to past recklessness, petitions to regain custody of his five year old daughter, and his case is assigned to a family court judge who is as attractive as she is ambitious When a masked gunman barges in during the custody hearing with his sights on the judge, the Ranger reacts instinctually and goes after him But authorities apprehend the wrong man, and the real gunman remains unknown, at large, and a threat Will this take charge lawman jeopardize his chances of custody by going after the would be assassin And will this unlikely pair be able to deny the forbidden attraction building between themFirst off, I want to thank Alexandra Alleskelle, for requesting an ARC for me through her Blog beaucoup, Madame, it was much appreciated.OK, I loved it Fecking loved it I am not going to do any quotes as I don t want to give anything away Sex, who needs sex when it comes to SB Just the build up of that whole sexual tension and when the moment arrives Swoon Seriously, she is magic There is a bit of a twist in the end and you sort of roll your eyes and think, OMG, are you serious But it s SB so I don t really give a shite I love her And there was another bit at the end that I wished hadn t happened, but it did OK, she maybe keeps it real Still, I was sad Check out SB s Pinterest page for Friction.https www.pinterest.com sandrabrownAnd her Youtube link for Frictionhttps www.youtube.com watch v Cws_PI would have loved an epilogue a year or two down the line


  2. Lady Vigilante (Feifei) Lady Vigilante (Feifei) says:

    Meh I skimmed a lot ARC provided by Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  3. Norma Norma says:

    This was my very first introduction to a Sandra Brown novel and I am definitely a new fan of her writing style I used to read romantic suspense mystery novels all the time and I am not sure why I never picked up one of her books before but I will definitely be readingbooks by this author in the future FRICTION by SANDRA BROWN is a sexy, exciting, and an action packed read that had me totally engrossed in this story right from the prologue The storyline has a lot going on here, everything This was my very first introduction to a Sandra Brown novel and I am definitely a new fan of her writing style I used to read romantic suspense mystery novels all the time and I am not sure why I never picked up one of her books before but I will definitely be readingbooks by this author in the future FRICTION by SANDRA BROWN is a sexy, exciting, and an action packed read that had me totally engrossed in this story right from the prologue The storyline has a lot going on here, everything from secrets and lies, corrupt cops and shady lawyers to family reconciliation and dynamics, attraction, love and romance, which kept me totally entertained right to the pivotal and satisfying ending SANDRA BROWN delivers an intriguing and well written read here with believable and interesting characters I loved our main characters Texas Ranger Crawford Hunt and Judge Holly Spencer A word of caution, judge Don t show up at my back door looking like you do unless you want to get manhandled Oh my I loved this quote Crawford was one heck of hot and sexy character that I was definitely a little smitten with I loved his attitude and his attraction he had towards Holly and his devotion he had to his daughter, Georgia Although, I felt that there were no real surprises to who the culprit was going to be, I was a little surprised at one of the reveals though which made it a very satisfying and gratifying conclusion to this story Would recommend All of Brenda s and my reviews can be found on our sister blog


  4. ♥Sharon♥ ♥Sharon♥ says:

    If you are a Sandra Brown fan like me then I am sure you were frantically waiting FRICTION s publication day to arrive The day came but I held off a bit and then finally Karen and I got down to our BR FRICTION was pretty fantastic It had all the goodness that I have come to love and expect in a SB novel There was no delay in creating intrigue, the Prologue did just that There was no delay in creating a certain level of mystery and suspense the first two chapters did that And there was no If you are a Sandra Brown fan like me then I am sure you were frantically waiting FRICTION s publication day to arrive The day came but I held off a bit and then finally Karen and I got down to our BR FRICTION was pretty fantastic It had all the goodness that I have come to love and expect in a SB novel There was no delay in creating intrigue, the Prologue did just that There was no delay in creating a certain level of mystery and suspense the first two chapters did that And there was no delay in creating that sexual tension by the end of chapter 5 it had begun It was a big day for Texas Ranger Crawford Hunt He had arrived at the Prentiss County Courthouse with the hope of finally getting his daughter Georgia back in his life full time But what ensues shortly after the beginning of his hearing changes the course for him and Judge Holly Spencer Crawford was unrefined Life of a Texas Ranger was tough But life had never been easy for him When he had finally had a life that he wanted it wasn t long before things began to unravel and he had lost just about everything But he was determined to regain a piece of that life, the one thing that was most precious to him Georgia He would have to face Judge Holly Spencer though She was the person that was standing between him and his daughter Holly was refined Yes, the exact opposite of Crawford Her life was about following the rules, telling the truth and doing what was right Things were either black or white But that morning she was hearing Crawford s case, the morning that would change her life she quickly realized that there was so much grey in life People and things are not always what they seem to be Normally it wasn t in her character to cross the line when it came to the law but Crawford was that little angel and devil sitting on her shoulder He evoked a sense of desire in her that she was quickly losing her control over I m not going to say much about the plot because the best way to experience a Sandra Brown novel is to go into it blind I did read one review and then skimmed a couple I was so anxious to get to this book I couldn t resist But be assured, you will get the classic SB fantastic side characters, the oh so worth every minute sexual tension and a plot that will keep you engaged from page one to the very last page There is a little cutie in this one that I adored Her name is Georgia In some ways she was at the heart of the story I loved Crawford when he was with her For me she provided for that softness in him that made me enjoy his character evenI really wanted to give this one a 5 star rating but I just couldn t And normally I don t get all that picky about things but after reaching just about the 60% mark I started to shave off a little bit here and there I ll explain in a spoiler tag but know this isn t a spoiler to the story view spoiler I didn t get my holy shit moment Though I was awaiting and wondering about things, when it happened, it just didn t come across as surprising as I would have expected I needed just a littleshock factor And I always love the twists that she adds at the end but I am not sure this one was necessary I would have accepted itif it didn t feel so rushed Maybe an Epilogue would have made me feel differently I would have loved jumping ahead a few years hide spoiler Sandra Brown will continue to be my absolute FAVORITE author when it comes to Romantic Suspense She ROCKS


  5. Alex is The Romance Fox Alex is The Romance Fox says:

    You know that author that you can t wait for their next book to arrive Well, Sandra Brown is one of those for me I have been reading her books since the late 80 s and to be honest, my favorites are actually her earlier novels such as French Silk, Slow Heat in Even, etc It s actually remarkable that she has written over 77 books during her career.Okay, so let s talk about her latest book, Friction Romantic, suspenseful mystery thriller.whatever label you place on it.just know that it s go You know that author that you can t wait for their next book to arrive Well, Sandra Brown is one of those for me I have been reading her books since the late 80 s and to be honest, my favorites are actually her earlier novels such as French Silk, Slow Heat in Even, etc It s actually remarkable that she has written over 77 books during her career.Okay, so let s talk about her latest book, Friction Romantic, suspenseful mystery thriller.whatever label you place on it.just know that it s going to be a very gripping, keep on the edge of your seat page turner race towards a climatic ending.Well written plot about loss, custody battles, betrayals, secrets, lies, conspiracies, corrupt cops and shady lawyers, revenge..a lot happens in this story It also has some unforgettable characters Texas Ranger Crawford Hunt, strong, stubborn, vulnerable, sexy and devoted to the daughter he s trying to get custody of from his in laws, after his wife s death.Judge Holly Spencer, presiding over Crawford s custody battle, is a hard working, dedicated and smart woman Georgia Hunt, Crawford s 5 year old daughter, who is the most adorable kid ever Totally endearing She s the perfect balance in his life.Conrad Hunt, Crawford s father Sins of our Fathers certainly fit this man He was one of the characters that really didn t get many pages, but those he did..were really poignant, especially the last scene with his son, Crawford.The chemistry and sexual tension between Crawford and Holly is pretty hot and just keeps growing hotter as the story progresses which by the way, takes place over 6 or so days.If there s one thing that I can quibble about, it s how some of the secondary characters were portrayed at times I found it a bit of a clich .the OTT cop in charge of the investigation is the one that stood out the most for me He s actions were a bit unbelievable for me.I was totally engrossed in this book throughout every page If you a fan of this author, this is one of her books that should not be missed


  6. A. A. says:

    3.5 StarsNot my favorite by SB but still very good.


  7. Ingie Ingie says:

    Written August 29, 20154.4 Stars As always a simply GREAT suspense filled m f romance from the master writer in this genreSandra Brown s latest and I choosed the audiobook edition 11 39 hrs narrated by Stephen Lang I d high expectations This will be short and sweet. I love this kind of audiobooks read for me by male narrators Always exciting thrilling and filled with interesting characters Romantic and steamy enough and I get some really nasty baddies to hate Best of all, always s Written August 29, 20154.4 Stars As always a simply GREAT suspense filled m f romance from the master writer in this genreSandra Brown s latest and I choosed the audiobook edition 11 39 hrs narrated by Stephen Lang I d high expectations This will be short and sweet. I love this kind of audiobooks read for me by male narrators Always exciting thrilling and filled with interesting characters Romantic and steamy enough and I get some really nasty baddies to hate Best of all, always so very well done and narrated Simple addictiv good A father want his little motherless daughter back Georgia s new pink nice girl room is ready and he will do anything ANYTHING Crawford Hunt is a Texas Ranger police with a pretty wild past but this time the beautiful young female Judge Holly Spencer has all the power in her hands She will decide if he is a good enough father to take care of his young cutie daughter living with her grandparents Then, this so very important day, there is a terrible murder in the middle of the courtroom Judge Holly is threatened and the brave Texas Ranger Crawford is the big hero Or I m just as happy and satisfied every time I m audiobook listening to one of SB s This newly published Friction maybe isn t her very top 1 best one but still a high quality novel Recommended I LIKE once again course I do


  8. ♥Rachel♥ ♥Rachel♥ says:

    While I m relatively new to Sandra Brown s writing, she has fast become one of my all time favorite romantic suspense mystery writers I ve quickly gobbled up several of her stories after reading and LOVING Mean Streak last year, and I ve discovered she s is a pro at reeling you into a story and keeping you hooked until the very last page Friction was no exception the story was exciting, hot, and captivating Crawford Hunt is battling his in laws for custody of his five year old daughter, Georg While I m relatively new to Sandra Brown s writing, she has fast become one of my all time favorite romantic suspense mystery writers I ve quickly gobbled up several of her stories after reading and LOVING Mean Streak last year, and I ve discovered she s is a pro at reeling you into a story and keeping you hooked until the very last page Friction was no exception the story was exciting, hot, and captivating Crawford Hunt is battling his in laws for custody of his five year old daughter, Georgia As a Texas Ranger he s been in dangerous situations that have required rapid fire judgment, and Crawford is able to rush in a take charge Now his father in law, Joe, is using this quality to call into question his ability to care for his daughter, accusing him of being too reckless to raise a child During the custody hearing a masked man barges in and shoots the place up, leaving Judge Holly Spencer shaken to the core Crawford s quick action limits the lethal damage, but still she barely escaped with her life The investigation thrusts Holly and Crawford into an uneasy partnership, and side by side they work on finding the culprit before he strikes again Any relationship or dealings between Holly and Crawford are pretty bad idea seeing as Holly is presiding over his custody case, but the intense circumstances overrule logical thinking, and their magnetic attraction takes over every time they re together I loved every stolen lusty kiss, every desperate, hot encounter they shared, all the while trying to keep one step ahead of the killer He slid his fingers up into her hair until his hands were closed around her head, then he tilted it and brushed his mouth across hers A word of caution, judge Don t show up at my back door looking like you do unless you want to get manhandled I wouldn t mind a little manhandling, Crawford Not only was Crawford one hot sexy take charge kind of guy, he could melt your heart of the love and devotion he had for his daughter, Georgia It s a joy to have a strong female MC and Holly was exactly that intelligent, accomplished, and compassionate She had no problem standing up for herself and Crawford when needed, and I enjoyed her quick, smart thinking With all that going on, there wasn t much time to fret over relationship angst or wonder whether the couple will be able to overcome the obstacles keeping them apart Holly and Crawford hadthan a few, but I was never worried that it wouldn t all fall into place This is a romance with Sandra Brown at the helm, after all, and she hasn t steered my wrong so far Friction was a thrilling, fast paced read, and as a reader I was trying to solve the mystery right along with the characters, nervous with tension over what would happen next I enjoyed every surprise and twist A copy was kindly provided by Grand Central for an honest review.


  9. Duchess Nicole Duchess Nicole says:

    High on the suspense, high on sexual tension, low on romanceEveryone was really hard and intense in this new SB book Crawford, the Texas Ranger, who is constantly beat down, in the wrong place, wrong time, meeting the wrong people, getting into trouble that he never startedhis story was exhausting and I spent the entirety of the book just wanting something to go right for this man He didn t show much emotion other than anger, and it kind of kept me from falling for him as much as I usual High on the suspense, high on sexual tension, low on romanceEveryone was really hard and intense in this new SB book Crawford, the Texas Ranger, who is constantly beat down, in the wrong place, wrong time, meeting the wrong people, getting into trouble that he never startedhis story was exhausting and I spent the entirety of the book just wanting something to go right for this man He didn t show much emotion other than anger, and it kind of kept me from falling for him as much as I usually do with Brown s heroes Considering that his existence during the course of events that take place is centered around getting custody of his young daughter, I expectedsoftness, I guess More circumspection,thought before acting.Holly is a judgea job in which softness isn t really an option The fact that she is presiding over Crawford s custody case makes their relationship a little eyebrow raising to begin with, but the way Crawford throws caution to the wind with regards to Holly was kind of a downer for me He s awfully pushy stalkerish in that respect Even so, the suspense is top notch Intense without being overly dramatic The build up to the romantic relationship is long and perfection I would have liked some kind of epilogue, or maybe sometime with Crawford s daughter, showing his Daddy side Advance copy provided for review


  10. Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede says:

    DNF I read 230 pages of the book and found myself just disliking the story and the characterandI especially didn t like Crawford Hunt the main asshole, eh I mean the main character Personally I found him to be unstable, violent and extremely jealous and possessive but apparently judge Holly likes that I don t But enough is enough, now I will find something better to read Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an ho DNF I read 230 pages of the book and found myself just disliking the story and the characterandI especially didn t like Crawford Hunt the main asshole, eh I mean the main character Personally I found him to be unstable, violent and extremely jealous and possessive but apparently judge Holly likes that I don t But enough is enough, now I will find something better to read Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review