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4 Stars Mean Streak is a suspenseful, edge of your seat read, with twist and turns around every corner.Dr Emory Charbonneau is a very successful pediatrician, beloved within her social and work community, but her marriage is a different story While training for a marathon, her life takes an unexpected detour On an isolated North Carolina mountain road, Emory disappears, and the search begins.Emory wakes up to a concussion in a remote cabin, in the company of a mysterious man He claims to hav 4 Stars Mean Streak is a suspenseful, edge of your seat read, with twist and turns around every corner.Dr Emory Charbonneau is a very successful pediatrician, beloved within her social and work community, but her marriage is a different story While training for a marathon, her life takes an unexpected detour On an isolated North Carolina mountain road, Emory disappears, and the search begins.Emory wakes up to a concussion in a remote cabin, in the company of a mysterious man He claims to have no way to contact the outside world and refuses to let her leave, because of the harsh weather conditions But Emory can t help but think he is hiding something, and he seems dangerous, but for some reason she trust him.While Emory is spending her days in the cabin, her husband, Jeff becomes the main suspect in her disappearance Was Emory simply the victim of an unfortunate accident, or is somethingnefarious going on I really enjoyed this one, some of the twists I expected and some I did not I would say this one is pretty light in the romance, but I really enjoyed the bits that were given Overall this was a really great suspenseful readARC kindly provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 4.5 Stars Well played Sandra Brown..well played Kudos for the jaw dropping revelations You really got me a few times Not that it s that hard This was definitely veering off the path of what I normally read but I really enjoyed it Could have done with a bitromance but the story kept me engaged and had me guessing until the very last page 4.5 Stars Well played Sandra Brown..well played Kudos for the jaw dropping revelations You really got me a few times Not that it s that hard This was definitely veering off the path of what I normally read but I really enjoyed it Could have done with a bitromance but the story kept me engaged and had me guessing until the very last page FromNew York Times best selling author Sandra Brown comes a heart pounding story of survival, that takes the age old question, Does the end justify the means and turns it on its headDr Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold Literally Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for herWhile police suspect Jeff of instant divorce, Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won t even tell her his name She s determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can t turn her back on, even if it means breaking the law Wrong becomes right at the hands of the man who strikes fear, but also sparks passionAs her husband s deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer from those who wish her dead and from heartbreakCombining the nail biting suspense and potent storytelling that has made Sandra Brown one of the world s best loved authors, MEAN STREAK is a wildly compelling novel about love, deceit, and the choices we must make in order to survive Dr Emory Charbonneau, preparing for an upcoming marathon, disappears while on a twenty mile run in the high mountain altitude of North Carolina Suffering from a concussion, she wakes in a hut with a man who claims he found her unconscious in the snow, and who refuses to give her his name With no phone, no way of communicating with the outside world, and with thick fog and heavy, falling snow, it is impossible to leave.As usual in a Sandra Brown thriller there are twists and turns, red herrings Dr Emory Charbonneau, preparing for an upcoming marathon, disappears while on a twenty mile run in the high mountain altitude of North Carolina Suffering from a concussion, she wakes in a hut with a man who claims he found her unconscious in the snow, and who refuses to give her his name With no phone, no way of communicating with the outside world, and with thick fog and heavy, falling snow, it is impossible to leave.As usual in a Sandra Brown thriller there are twists and turns, red herrings and suspects aplenty When a seemingly random incident occurs and Emory and her captor become involved in an emergency, the pace amps up and the story jumps from what I thought was going to be for Sandra Brown a fairly ordinary story.Great secondary characters particularly Special Agent Jack Connell of the FBI, and the tag team of Knight and Grange the local law enforcement officers investigating Emory s disappearance , and even the characterisations of two local rednecks a sizzling romance, a page turning plot, and Mean Streak doesn t disappoint Add in another of Ms Brown s appealingly taciturn, quietly heroic, deeply honorable heroes, and in true Sandra Brown fashion, a twist at the end, and all the ingredients are there for another brilliant read Interestingly, readers don t find out the name of the hero till around 70% The only small issue I had with this story was at first, the reasons for the hero s actions and motivations weren t compelling enough.How after 70 books this lady still manages to wow me is a feat in itself My favourite romantic suspense author for many years now, Ms Brown has written some of the very best romantic thrillers suspense around Though not quite up to Deadline, last year s release and my recent favourite, Mean Streak is another well scripted, taut thriller blended with just the right amount of romance by the Reigning Queen of the genre Highly recommended.Steam 2.5 3 ARC courtesy of Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley Story Rating 5 Stars Hero Rating 5 Stars Heroine Rating 5 Stars Romance Rating 4 Stars Heat Level 3.5 StarsEnding 5 Stars Overall Rating 5, HE ALWAYS DID WHAT HE SAID STARS Mean Streak was an AMAZING read for me The story starts off with the heroine Emory and her husband Jeff having an argument over her training and running marathons Right off the bat I STRONGLY disliked her husband, he was so self absorbed, I wanted to smack him upside his head When Emory gets ready to Story Rating 5 Stars Hero Rating 5 Stars Heroine Rating 5 Stars Romance Rating 4 Stars Heat Level 3.5 StarsEnding 5 Stars Overall Rating 5, HE ALWAYS DID WHAT HE SAID STARS Mean Streak was an AMAZING read for me The story starts off with the heroine Emory and her husband Jeff having an argument over her training and running marathons Right off the bat I STRONGLY disliked her husband, he was so self absorbed, I wanted to smack him upside his head When Emory gets ready to leave to go on a training run through some mountain paths they had a cold goodbye The next morning, Emory is off for her run and while doing so she is struck on the head from behind and is left for dead laying in the bitter cold When she awakes she finds herself in a one room shack with a strange man in it At first she is scared shitless and trying to remember what happened The man is huge and she is quite afraid of what he will do to her She wants to call home but he tells her he has no phone She wants to go home but the weather is very bad and he refuses to drive her He won t tell her a thing about himself, not even his name What he does do is treat her with tenderness, taking care of her because of her series head injury They end up getting closer as a few days pass She even does somethings that she would never do in order for them to help someone out.As the story goes on, we get a feeling that her mystery man has done some very violent acts and is hiding from the law At this point I was dying to know exactly what he did and for gosh sake could I get his name This story hadtwists and turns than a snowy mountain road leaving me wondering again as to who is behind all this My favorite character was the hero Hayes Yes he has a name and it was far into the book before we are told He was so protective and caring to the heroine throughout this whole read He definitely has a mean streak but only to those who have done wrong When his whole story came out, I was surprised once again I thought this whole twist was wonderfully done, I did not see this coming at all and it only made me love him.The heroine Emory was an excellent character too She was very smart and willing to trust Hayes as much as she possibly could She was kind and very giving to those in need When push came to shove she stayed loyal and true to Hayes.What also surprised me was the heat level I went into this read thinking it would be low but that was not the case at all This book is not riddled up with sex scenes but the few that I got were very sensual and heated I could really feel the attraction between them and loved reading how it became.The last 30% of the book was PHENOMENAL Just when I thought I knew who the villain was a HUGE curve ball was thrown at me, one I never saw coming.The epilogue was FANTASTIC, it wrapped everything up perfectly and leaving me thinking WOW I could hardly believe what I just read This was my second Sandra Brown book and I like to thank Mo for recommending it to me THANK YOU MO Now I need you to give me another SB recommendation PLEASE because this most definitely will not be my last SB read Dr Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina Her husband, Jeff, does not report her missing for a few days and then the trail is gone cold While police suspect Jeff of instant divorce, Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won t even tell her his name She s determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessDr Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina Her husband, Jeff, does not report her missing for a few days and then the trail is gone cold While police suspect Jeff of instant divorce, Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won t even tell her his name She s determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive I really enjoyed this book Loved the main characters Really did not know which way it was going to end I won t say too much This one kept me on my toes, wondering and guessing all the way Blood washes out, most of the time Her heart clutched with a foreboding of disaster to which she had no time to react before skyrockets of pain exploded inside her He d spent a night with her that he would die remembering.He would revisit it a million times in his fantasies Hayes Emory These are intriguing and perfect character names to take us on a thrilling romantic ride I m new to this genre, but Sandra Brown does this so well How good is this Sorry, Doc.For what Keeping you awake.I haven t complained.So, you want me to stop No.Don t stop this No God no Don t don t stop.You ll have to be the one who says you ve had enough.I m not there yet.Good because I can t stop Given my newness to this racy romance thriller thing, I noticed in a flash that it was f Hayes Emory These are intriguing and perfect character names to take us on a thrilling romantic ride I m new to this genre, but Sandra Brown does this so well How good is this Sorry, Doc.For what Keeping you awake.I haven t complained.So, you want me to stop No.Don t stop this No God no Don t don t stop.You ll have to be the one who says you ve had enough.I m not there yet.Good because I can t stop Given my newness to this racy romance thriller thing, I noticed in a flash that it was following the same vein as Lethal, bad but oh so good guy taking a lovely woman seemingly against her will as we watch a delicious build up I wonder if this is a common way to go with this genre I loved the sexy bits that Emory thought back upon for us to savour like the above quote, short and hot My reading experience with this one was pure escapism, hey, all of my books probably do this in some way or another, but this one really took me away I think it s the wanting to know what is happening in the thriller side of things, but it s also the wantingof the bad guy too Who doesn t love a bad boy Read this one, it s stormy, dark and a little frantic Wait these seem to be traits of mine Look out Loved it 5 STARS image error He kissed her like he meant it, like this kiss was going to be the last thing he ever did on earth, and he was going to do it right, thoroughly, and leave nothing wanting Yes, I m back to Sandra Brown And honestly, I just can t get enough of these suspense thriller romances These books have kept me on the edge of my seat, like a page turning maniac And I am always struggling to work it all out in my head This one was no different, although a littlepredictabl 5 STARS image error He kissed her like he meant it, like this kiss was going to be the last thing he ever did on earth, and he was going to do it right, thoroughly, and leave nothing wanting Yes, I m back to Sandra Brown And honestly, I just can t get enough of these suspense thriller romances These books have kept me on the edge of my seat, like a page turning maniac And I am always struggling to work it all out in my head This one was no different, although a littlepredictable than the other two I ve read, but not enough to take away from the story in the least image error Dr Emory Charbonneau is a young pediatrician living in the Atlanta, Georgia area She shares her medical practice with two close friends, who are both OB GYN doctors She has an impeccable reputation as a physician and also participates in many philanthropic endeavors She is also heiress to an oil industry family from Louisiana, after her parents were both killed in a plane crash Emory is a marathon runner, and is currently training for a fund raising race she is sponsoring herself And she is currently fighting with her husband of three years, Jeff Surrey about her grueling training regimen Among other things image error Jeff will lose this fight, and Emory will proceed, into the mountains of North Carolina for a 20 mile run, alone, for the weekend And all will go as she planned, until she wakes up stranded in a strange man s cabin with a concussion, a bleeding head wound, and no clue how she ended up there image error She tilted her head back and looked up into his face with those limpid eyes, and, when she did, all bets were off He had to have her He would go through hell to be inside her He was sinking, sinking sinkingimage error Then there is our elusive stranger A man whose name remained unspoken would she ever find out who he really is, why he s hiding out, and what he plans for her image errorI was guessing, Lisa continued, I d say he has a mean streak a mile wide He keeps it under control But if he ever let it loose, look outimage error Meanwhile the search for her commences accusations are arising and it is still unclear as to where she is or why she disappeared Secrets are discovered bad feelings and resentments notwithstanding And even her own feelings are being put to the test image error I loved the way this story was laid out It unfolded one page at a time, only revealing tiny pieces of the puzzle at a time Frustrating at times but at the same time quite compelling The sexual tension building slowly but intensely And I found the most erotic moments were those of her recollection at the end The quotes were insanely intimate and telling image errorLet go of my hands No Doc Please No But I want to touch you, too Let go Un huh This is the only way I can control What Myself If you touch me, I ll come inside youAnd then, the ending, although a bit unrealistic was still the only ending that would have been acceptable I don t want to fill in any blanks here the story is much better discovered first hand I hope I ve done it justice enough to peak your curiosity image error I can t say enough about Sandra Brown s writing Extremely well done Compelling Romantic The characters are complex and intriguing The heroes, strong, often rough and always dreamy I look forward to reading manyof her books Okay, I know what you re thinking Another 5 star rating for Sandra Brown How could that be right Well this woman writes some pretty amazing books Where to begin.I don t think it really is fair for me to give too much detail about the plot For starters I really wouldn t know where to begin with this one Then of course I wouldn t want to give anything away because IMO with a suspense novel, one little thing could really ruin it for you.I m going to try and just give you some tidbits so Okay, I know what you re thinking Another 5 star rating for Sandra Brown How could that be right Well this woman writes some pretty amazing books Where to begin.I don t think it really is fair for me to give too much detail about the plot For starters I really wouldn t know where to begin with this one Then of course I wouldn t want to give anything away because IMO with a suspense novel, one little thing could really ruin it for you.I m going to try and just give you some tidbits so that you can get a feel for this one At the center of this story is Dr Emory Charbonneau She is a woman that is driven and most would say she has a very rewarding life But one aspect of her life that seems to have some cracks in it is her marriage As her life starts to spin in a different direction than her husband Jeff s, things become strained between them Needing time apart Emory heads out for a 2 day strenuous mountain run in preparation for an upcoming marathon With challenging conditions surrounding her, within a split second something happens and Emory finds herself at the mercy of stranger Trapped with him in his cabin, this man has Emory questioning every gut feeling that surfaces, every instinctual reaction she has He evokes a sense of attraction in her that she finds herself fighting against As Emory starts to lose ground to this attraction she finds herself in situations that are a complete contradictions to who she is I m not going to lie this one had my head spinning a bit The suspense, the plot twists and the romantic undercurrent kept every one of my sleuthing skills in check But the bonus in this one is that there was a bit of a mystery within the mystery The hero was a bit dark in a sexy way and cryptic too This provoked evenintrigue and made that piece of the storyalluring.Right along with the amazing main characters we are given some pretty fantastic secondary characters that feed into a subplot that colors the story perfectly There were a couple crazy ass hillbillies Will and Norman and two local investigators Knight and Grange These two I loved In the midst of the mystery they offered a tiny bit of humor with a floor show they had going on And finally.It will only take reading one book by SB to realize that the romance and sex will always remain in the shadow of the suspense But and this is a HUGE but don t allow yourself to be fooled that she won t be able to elicit some of the same feelings that you get when reading your typical sexy romantic novel SB creates a different level of sexual tension and passion It is all in the seduction Friends don t let friends read Sandra Brown It was my first.Never again Lesson learned.