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When Jordie Bennet and Shaw Kinnard lock eyes across a disreputable backwater bar, something definitely sparks Shaw gives off a dangerous vibe that makes men wary and inspires women to sit up and take notice None feel that undercurrent strongly than savvy businesswoman Jordie, who doesn t belong in a seedy dive on the banks of a bayou But here she is and Shaw Kinnard is here to kill her As Shaw and his partner take aim, Jordie is certain her time has come But Shaw has other plans and abducts Jordie, hoping to get his hands on themillion her brother has stolen and, presumably, hidden However, Shaw is not the only one looking for the fortune Her brother s ruthless boss and the FBI are after it as well Now on the run from the feds and a notorious criminal, Jordie and Shaw must rely on their wits and each other to stay alive Miles away from civilization and surrounded by swampland, the two play each other against their common enemies Jordie s only chance of survival is to outwit Shaw, but it soon becomes clear to Shaw that Jordie isn t entirely trustworthy, either Was she in on her brother s scam, or is she an innocent pawn in a deadly vendetta And just how valuable is her life to Shaw, her remorseless and manipulative captor Burning for answers and for each other this unlikely pair ultimately make a desperate move that could be their lastWith nonstop plot twists and the tantalizing sexual tension that has made Sandra Brown one of the world s best loved authors, STING will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final pages New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Sandra Brown jolts the reader from the first page of this heart pounding story of corruption, treachery, and ceaseless deceptionwhere nothing is what it seems and every truth brought to light exposes a darker lie


10 thoughts on “Sting

  1. A. A. says:

    4.5 StarsIf you by any chance love Sandra Brown s books and decide to give this one a go, DO NOT give up on it.The thing is, this book starts real slow Nothing makes sense, you don t know who, what, where and why You are one hundred percent lost.In other words, you feel stupid Or bored to death.I know, I know, this is a mystery, it is supposed to be mysterious, vague and confusing Yeah, well Tell it to my brain It refused to cooperate and invest itself in the story The first 30% was a rea 4.5 StarsIf you by any chance love Sandra Brown s books and decide to give this one a go, DO NOT give up on it.The thing is, this book starts real slow Nothing makes sense, you don t know who, what, where and why You are one hundred percent lost.In other words, you feel stupid Or bored to death.I know, I know, this is a mystery, it is supposed to be mysterious, vague and confusing Yeah, well Tell it to my brain It refused to cooperate and invest itself in the story The first 30% was a real struggle for me And I thought to myself This is it I finally stumbled upon a SB book I don t like.As luck would have it, after 30% my brain decided to wake up and the story became unputdownable I m not really in a reviewing mood so here are some of my random thoughts Storyline Well thought, complicated, intriguing, unique The mystery will keep you guessing all the way until the end.Secondary characters Awesome.Writing Exceptional It just gets better with each book.Heroine Strong I didn t love her but she was likable.Hero Another addition to my fictional BOB club Baddest Of the Badasses, not Battery Operated Boyfriends LOL Dark Deadly Dangerous Broody Hot Mysterious My type In case you re wondering about my type, here are a few examples of fine specimens who still refuse to leave my long term memory Kade Dennon from The Kathleen Turner series, Hector and Lee Nightingale from the Rock Chick series, Lee Coburn from Lethal, Diaz from Cry No More and John Medina from All the Queen s Men God, this book is so hot Two days ago I was complaining about the lack of romance and chemistry in Chill Factor I take that back.The chemistry here is smokin It s passionate, sultry and intense This is a mystery and the romantic aspect is not the foundation of the story but you can feel the tension and delicious anticipation lingering on every page, even in places where it is not supposed to be.One of the best books I ve read by this author


  2. Mo Mo says:

    Some authors are an auto buy for me The anticipation of release date is BIG SB is one of those authors And, it is a little bit of pressure on an author when you are waiting in anticipation for such a book Did she disappoint Fuck, No SHE.DID.NOT I loved it Every single minute I sort of begrudge having to paythan 6 for an ebook This one was close to 13 but if she can give me a stellar read that keeps me interested for a number of days, it is worth it.I really didn t rea Some authors are an auto buy for me The anticipation of release date is BIG SB is one of those authors And, it is a little bit of pressure on an author when you are waiting in anticipation for such a book Did she disappoint Fuck, No SHE.DID.NOT I loved it Every single minute I sort of begrudge having to paythan 6 for an ebook This one was close to 13 but if she can give me a stellar read that keeps me interested for a number of days, it is worth it.I really didn t read many reviews Better off just going in She would not cry, over him Sexy hero Strong heroine Great storyline Fabulous background characters.I don t want to give much away I think this is my 51st SB book Some have been duds But the majority of them have been fantastic I loved the alternating chapters with Wiley and Hickman We will probably have to wait another year for the next book from this author But it will be worth it I love SB And those of you who love your sexy times in books give authors like this a chance It is not full on sex Actually can hardly remember the sex scene But the build up, the anticipation, the looks, the feels SO FUCKING WORTH IT Top marks again for Ms Brown


  3. Melissa Melissa says:

    This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year and I have to say well done, Ms Brown She delivered another cleverly crafted story I found myself completely enad with her writing and this cast of characters Not to the mention, the great innuendos, the witty banter and the feels all intertwined with the suspense I couldn t get enough.Ms Brown pulled me into the story with the action, led me down a path that made me believe I knew exactly what was happening and who I could trust This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year and I have to say well done, Ms Brown She delivered another cleverly crafted story I found myself completely enad with her writing and this cast of characters Not to the mention, the great innuendos, the witty banter and the feels all intertwined with the suspense I couldn t get enough.Ms Brown pulled me into the story with the action, led me down a path that made me believe I knew exactly what was happening and who I could trust and then bam She hit me over the head with the unrelenting sexual tension and her signature the unforeseen twist There is no denying, she is the queen of epic plot twists In only a few pages, she changed to my entire outlook on everyone and everything.From the start, I was intrigued Two hitmen, happen to stumble across their mark in a seedy bar and shit hits the fan Things don t go down according to plan, or do they Jordie ends up being held against her will, with no inkling of how she s going to get herself out of this messy situation Is her captor going to negotiate the payoff he wants and finish the job or lure her brother out of hiding for the bigger prize Or just maybe, things won t go according to anyone s planDo I have any chance of surviving youI found myself on the verge of falling over the Stockholm syndrome cliff, that s for sure The chemistry between Jordie and Shaw was electric, full of intensity and incredibly addictive I was flying through the pages, desperate to find out how things would play out between them This is a Sandra Brown book, so you know the payoff was BIG There is something to be said about the development of Ms Brown s characters She made me care about the secondary characters, just as much as Jordie and Shaw Especially, Joe and Marsha They had the best banter and such a close relationship, despite his demanding job They made me smilethan a few times And the way the agents played off one another was pretty entertaining, too Thankfully, Ms Brown has an extensive backlist to keep me entertained until her next release I already can t waitA big THANK YOU to Grand Central Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review


  4. ♥Sharon♥ ♥Sharon♥ says:

    By now you all know I love Sandra Brown Her books are amazing I ve read a number of them and most, if not all, were 4 or 5 star reviews Sting can be added to that list Another fantastic read I loved the suspense I loved the intrigue.I loved Shaw Kinnard.I loved Jordie Bennet.I loved the sexual tension, the build up, the anticipation As with her other books I would suggest not reading many reviews Everything you need to know is in her synopsis I won t be saying much about the plot By now you all know I love Sandra Brown Her books are amazing I ve read a number of them and most, if not all, were 4 or 5 star reviews Sting can be added to that list Another fantastic read I loved the suspense I loved the intrigue.I loved Shaw Kinnard.I loved Jordie Bennet.I loved the sexual tension, the build up, the anticipation As with her other books I would suggest not reading many reviews Everything you need to know is in her synopsis I won t be saying much about the plot because I would hate to give anything away.It is within the first chapter that Ms Brown will suck you in When Jordie and Shaw share a look in a seedy bar there was no telling what would come of these two Jordie seemed misplaced and Shaw fit right it The vibe in the place is not good at all Things were about to go terribly wrong Shaw Kinnard Loved this guy My initial impression was that he was a bastard And boy was I right His actions and words were harsh and intentional Jordie was his way to 30 million dollars and he wasn t about to let anything ruin that Jordie Bennet was deceiving She was a beauty but a fighter Her shear tenacity would drive Shaw crazy There was no telling what she was capable of when she was backed into a corner Just when it seemed there was no way out of the mess Jordie was in, SB throws in a twist and things get evencomplicated The NOPD and FBI have a case on their hands that will cause deceit and turmoil If you are a fan of Sandra Brown then you know to expect twists and turns, the slow build up of relationships and fantastic side characters Even though the plot was well written I did put together a few things early on But this didn t take away from the story at all And the torture SB puts you through as the sexual tension builds between Shaw and Jordie is worth every minute Don t worry she will tease you along the way.The last 10 15% was crazy At least for me And I was excited to see that we got an Epilogue too ARC received via Netgalley


  5. Paromjit Paromjit says:

    This is an intense, high octane, character driven thriller set in Louisiana, its bayous and swamplands This is the first book I have read by the author, and I thought it was absolutely terrific Jordan Elaine Bennett, Jordie, enters a bayou bar that she normally would not be seen in Shaw Kinnard, along with another hitman are in the bar, and Jordie is their mark Before you know it, all hell breaks loose Shaw abducts Jordie, after taking out the other hitman Jordie has a wanted and criminal This is an intense, high octane, character driven thriller set in Louisiana, its bayous and swamplands This is the first book I have read by the author, and I thought it was absolutely terrific Jordan Elaine Bennett, Jordie, enters a bayou bar that she normally would not be seen in Shaw Kinnard, along with another hitman are in the bar, and Jordie is their mark Before you know it, all hell breaks loose Shaw abducts Jordie, after taking out the other hitman Jordie has a wanted and criminal brother, Josh Bennett who has stolen 30 million For obvious reasons, he is of interest to a number of parties, including Special Agents Joe Wiley and Greg Hickam of the FBI, NOPD, and the ruthless and dangerous Billy Panella, suspected of multiple homicides.Josh has doubled crossed his boss, Billy Panella, and reneged on a deal with the FBI which has put Jordie s life in danger The enigmatic Shaw s agenda is hard to figure out, is it get a bigger payout or get to the money stolen by Jordie s brother What is clear is that Jordie is in danger and he takes her to a safe place on the swamplands Jordie has no intention of taking her abduction lying down There is an intense sexual attraction between her and Shaw Whilst it becomes clear that Shaw is a man of secrets, Jordie has a few of her own She has ambivalent feelings towards Josh, veering from loyalty to hate This is a tense and gripping tale full of twists and intrigue Just when you think you have a handle on the story, another unexpected revelation hits you.This is a superbly constructed story with intricate and complex plotting The dialogue catches your attention The writing style in compelling and urgent The characters are well developed and catch your interest Sandra Brown has a strong understanding of how to write a story that keeps the reader desperate to find out what is going on Highly recommended read Thanks to Grand Central Publishing for an ARC


  6. Kaceey Kaceey says:

    Sandra Brown is one of my favorite suspense novelists Her books all follow a simple recipe Strong professional woman falling for tough bad guy heart of gold just misunderstood Toss in a great story involving the FBI or police , an all out manhunt, and you have yourself a perfect Sandra Brown novel Oh, and don t forget a dash of romance Don t get me wrong, this recipe is a delicious success Lol Works every time, and I keep coming back forAs good as alwayshungry for the next Sandra Brown is one of my favorite suspense novelists Her books all follow a simple recipe Strong professional woman falling for tough bad guy heart of gold just misunderstood Toss in a great story involving the FBI or police , an all out manhunt, and you have yourself a perfect Sandra Brown novel Oh, and don t forget a dash of romance Don t get me wrong, this recipe is a delicious success Lol Works every time, and I keep coming back forAs good as alwayshungry for the next 4


  7. Jill Jill says:

    4.5 stars Unapproachable was Jordie Bennett No two ways about it, she could make just about any man s mouth water.Which kinda sucked.Since Shaw had been hired to kill her.Shaw Kinnard, assassin for hire and his associate are killing time in a bar in the Louisiana boondocks, when in walks Jordie Bennett, their hit But Shaw, keen to take advantage of the situation, decides instead to abduct Jordie, whisking her off to a decrepit hideout in the bayous.Over the next thirty six hours, Shaw tries 4.5 stars Unapproachable was Jordie Bennett No two ways about it, she could make just about any man s mouth water.Which kinda sucked.Since Shaw had been hired to kill her.Shaw Kinnard, assassin for hire and his associate are killing time in a bar in the Louisiana boondocks, when in walks Jordie Bennett, their hit But Shaw, keen to take advantage of the situation, decides instead to abduct Jordie, whisking her off to a decrepit hideout in the bayous.Over the next thirty six hours, Shaw tries to break down Jordie to find out what she knows about her criminal brother, Josh and the millions he and his partner stole Jordie, knowing the opportunistic Shaw can makemoney by keeping her alive than killing her, needs to convince him she knows nothing of her brother s whereabouts or the hidden money.Sandra Brown has a unique voice Her writing, her prose is mature her dialogue realistic, her characters, even her secondaries, always three dimensional These are her main strengths Plot wise, this is nice and twisty Some parts, especially in the second half, bordered on overblown, losing just a little bit of believability But that s no biggie it s the nature of the thriller suspense genre.FBI agents, Wiley and Hickam are secondary characters that play a pretty major role throughout, with an unusual amount of focus on Wiley s family life Interesting though it was, it didn t actually add to the plot view spoiler I was thinking throughout that it was going to lead somewhere in relation to Wiley s hunt for Josh Bennett But nope hide spoiler The heroine s brother, Josh, the genius fraudster is a very well developed and interesting character Shaw and Jordie are together initially for only a few days when he abducts her, and I was concerned it was going to slide into Stockholm syndrome territory Though to be fair, it didn t.quite And I do get it that the main characters have to exhibit some attraction to each other, being this is a romance and all Surprisingly for me I guessed one of the secrets, but there were a couple of twists I did not see coming Ms Brown does these twists very well As usual Sandra Brown s dialogue and characterisations are the strengths here Her hero, Shaw actually reads and sounds like.a.real.man. She is one of the very few female authors who knows how to write men well Ms Brown has perfected her formula over the years and that s not a criticism I just wish other authors had a formula that works half as well Sting is a page turner for sure, but there are familiar elements here that any Sandra Brown aficionado will recognise Though Sting doesn t usurp my favourite title of hers Deadline it still ranks highly And is a vast improvement on last year s release Friction 3 stars a rare misstep At a meaty 400 pages and with a lovely Epilogue, Sting is another fabulous romantic suspense And Ms Brown is still the Reigning Queen Highly recommended for readers of romantic suspense thrillers and for fans of Sandra Brown.Steam 2.5ARC courtesy of Grand Central Publishing via NetGalley


  8. *TANYA* *TANYA* says:

    Dang This book was great I hadn t read one Sandra s grown up books in a while This book had a little of everything romance, suspense, and mystery.


  9. Karen Karen says:

    4.5 STARSAnother jaw dropper for Sandra Brown I m still in shock that I got an ARC from Netgalley thanks for that An intriguing plot, with characters that will keep you guessing all the way to the end I did sort of guess the ending quite early, but I was only partially on target I still loved the story I would have liked a littlefrom the romance, but in retrospect, the intrigue and sexual tension, was probablyeffective Why not a 5 Blame some of her other books, like Envy, a 4.5 STARSAnother jaw dropper for Sandra Brown I m still in shock that I got an ARC from Netgalley thanks for that An intriguing plot, with characters that will keep you guessing all the way to the end I did sort of guess the ending quite early, but I was only partially on target I still loved the story I would have liked a littlefrom the romance, but in retrospect, the intrigue and sexual tension, was probablyeffective Why not a 5 Blame some of her other books, like Envy, and Mean Streak among others that completely blew my mind I think this makes 10 Sandra Brown books for me so far, and so manyto come


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

    This is a book that I needed to take a couple of days to ponder about before I wrote the review so that I could clarify why it just didn t work for me Sting is the second Sandra Brown book I have read in my life, actually, this is the first book I managed to finish I read one last year or tried, but I could not finish it And, that s because the plot was so infuriating and I just couldn t stand the characters This book was better, marginally Well, I did manage to finish it at least and it se This is a book that I needed to take a couple of days to ponder about before I wrote the review so that I could clarify why it just didn t work for me Sting is the second Sandra Brown book I have read in my life, actually, this is the first book I managed to finish I read one last year or tried, but I could not finish it And, that s because the plot was so infuriating and I just couldn t stand the characters This book was better, marginally Well, I did manage to finish it at least and it seemed promising in the beginning and it was not bad during the first 100 pages or so when the reader was left in the dark about much of what was going on.Then everything just went south I had a feeling that this book would turn out to be a Stockholm syndrome kind of book, but I felt that Sandra Brown took the easy way, instead of making the story dark and twisted It s hard to write about this the books first real BIG twist without revealing too much Just let me say that Brown took the easy road and made everything less complicated and suddenly what was promising turns out to be a story perfect for a Hallmark movie instead And, after that, I had a pretty hard time enjoying the book I felt like I was reading a Nora Roberts book and if you know me, then you know what s not a good comparison Like with Roberts book s, this one started off good then suddenly the suspense turns into romance, and the plot goes on and on again until the HEA ending Of course, at the ending Sandra Brown throws in another twist, but by then nothing really could save the book for me Especially since I have already gotten sick and tired of the main characters that were very flat So, if the plot had stayed on track, and turned dark and twisted and if the characters had not turned out to be uninteresting and flat, then I might have enjoyed the book I want to thank Grand Central Publishing for providing me with a free copy for an honest review Read this review and others on A Bookaholic Swede