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The Crush Mass Market Paperback – Sep 1 2003

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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; Reissue edition (Sept. 1 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446613053
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446613057
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 3.2 x 17.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 240 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 72 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #11,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When Dr. Rennie Newton's jury duty on a case involving a contract killer ends in an acquittal for Ricky Lozada, her carefully composed and very private life begins to unravel. First, someone breaks into her house to leave her an anonymous dozen red roses. Then her colleague and one-time rival for the chief of surgery job is murdered in the parking lot of her hospital, which makes her a prime suspect, especially when the police learn that she's killed a man once before. None of that stops Detective Wick Threadgill from falling in love with her; unlike his partner, he's sure that Lozada, not Rennie, is behind Howell's murder. And it soon becomes clear that the killer is so obsessed with Rennie that he'll do anything to have her--including killing again. Brown, master of the romantic mystery, goes into darker territory here, but she handles it with her usual deftness and turns in a well-paced if not particularly heart-stopping thriller with the requisite happy ending for Rennie and Wick. --Jane Adams --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Brown's latest thriller pits the infamous Ricky Lozada, an unscrupulous killer for hire, against Wick Threadgill, a wily, disgruntled detective on leave from the force. Threadgill's former partner, Oren Wesley, lures him back with the news that Lozada-against whom Threadgill has a personal vendetta-has murdered a respected doctor. The author ups the stakes by giving Threadgill and the killer the same love interest: Dr. Rennie Newton, a no-nonsense surgeon who unwittingly attracts Lozada's obsessive attention while serving on a jury that acquits him for murder. Newton's secret past raises doubts about where exactly her loyalties lie, and Brown deftly builds suspense around the romantic aspect of her story. She also scores points for her insight into the sociopath's mind, despite a rather facile explanation of how he went bad. (Not everyone with a handicapped younger sibling who gets all the parents' attention ends up a ruthless killer.) Similarly, the underlying reason for Dr. Newton's startling transformation from a young adult who lived on the wild side to a cold, controlled professional is too pat. Worst of all, Brown's prose seems aimed at an audience of eighth-graders, padded throughout with a slew of adjectives, useless descriptions and catch phrases ("Is that your final answer?"). But once things get rolling, the plot crackles with tension moving toward the final showdown between Lozada and Wick. Brown fans will not be disappointed.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: Hardcover
Sandra Brown is a favorite author--I always buy her books as soon as they are released. I wish I had waited on this one. The plot is old and tired (A criminal fixates on a juror at his trial--haven't they made a movie or two with this plot line?), the heroine is unlikable and unbelievable and I am sick to death of maverick cops. Can someone write a book where the hero isn't a tortured loner? Ms. Brown is far more talented than this book. Take a pass, borrow it from a friend or the library if you must, but save your money for her next book. I'm sure it will be better.
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When I think of a "crush" I envision a pimply-faced, shy, teenage boy who admires the blond prom queen-cheerleader, from afar. Maybe he'll venture an awkward hello or wave in the high school hallway. Maybe he'll go so far as to send her an anonymous note professing his interest, his desire. Maybe he might even brave sitting next to her on a class trip. But rarely would it go any farther than that. It's all innocent, non-threatening, and, for the one on the receiving end, it's flattering.
When Sandra Brown uses the word "crush" you can expect innocence to be replaced by menace and flattery to become cause for fear.
Sure THE CRUSH begins with a seemingly benign unsigned note --- "I have a crush on you." But when the note accompanies dozens of red roses that have magically appeared in the recipient's house with no signs of how they got there, one should be concerned.
Dr. Rennie Newton is. A regimented, highly talented surgeon, she lives an isolated life, with few friends and few contacts beyond those she works with. There's no one in her life who could have possibly sent her the roses. Forewoman for the jury of a newsworthy murder-for-hire case, Rennie's trademark composure and self-assurance in the courtroom compels her jury mates to deliver a not guilty verdict, and, at the same time, unbeknownst to her, has caught the eye of an unwanted admirer, contract killer (excuse me, alleged contract killer) Ricky Lozada. Lozada is repulsive --- kudos to Brown for creating a slimy, dislikable villain packaged like eye candy. And for throwing in his coveted pets, adding just a bit more of a chill to the story.
Five days after the close of the trial, Rennie's colleague is brutally murdered in the hospital parking lot where they worked together. The murder is hallmark Lozada.
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Format: Hardcover
I have only read two of Sandra Brown's novels, 'THE CRUSH' and 'ENVY' but already I would say that she is one of the few authors whose novels I would rush to buy as soon as it came out. Brown combines romance and suspense in a way that very few authors before her have been able to.
In 'THE CRUSH' Dr. Rennie Newton has just come off a lengthy trial in which hired hit man "Ricky Roy" Lozada was acquitted for the murder of a wealthy businessman. Lozada, who had not hidden his fixation on Rennie throughout his trial, would now like to show her his appreciation for having been forewoman on the jury and the main advocate for his acquittal, . So when one of Dr. Newton's colleagues, who had just won the position of chief of surgery, a position that Rennie had also been up for, turns up dead, Detective Oren Wesley automatically suspects that Rennie hired Lozada to take out the competition.
Once Detective Wesley's suspicions of Lozada's involvement in the murder are pretty much confirmed he enlists the help of former partner and long time friend Wick Threadgill. Threadgill, who has taken an extended leave of absence from the police force, is enticed back into the line of duty having his own personal score to settle with Lozada. However, Wick is not prepared for the strong attraction he feels toward the reticent Rennie Newton, who's damaged past causes her to hold her privacy to the utmost and has allowed no one to get close to her in twenty years.
'THE CRUSH' is a very fast paced story with a good mix of suspense and romance without being overly maudlin. I would highly recommend 'THE CRUSH' to anyone who likes reading a good suspense novel. 4 ½ stars!
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Mediocre at best. I love Brown's books, but this one was boring and dragged. Too much info into the character's pasts and the male lead of Wick was unlikeable in my opinion.
He seemed too 'hick' and unintelligent to do the job he was sent to do, keep an eye on a murder suspect for the detective he was friends with.
Being an ex-cop and all, I figured he would know the 'ropes' so to speak and not get sidetracked by stupid things, but not here. Wick kept 'checking' Rennie (the doctor and murder suspect)out and missing vital clues in the surveilance.
Funny thing was, I almost heard myself muttering about the detective that sent Wick to do the job to be the hero.
He was stable and intelligent. He was married, so it kind of ruined that idea, lol, but still, I enjoyed his interaction with Rennie far more than Wick. At least he knew what was what and didn't get sidetracked by a great pair of legs.
Basic story of a woman who served Jury Duty and helped get the killer off simply because there wasn't enough evidence. Soon she is stalked and tormented by the obsessed man(Lozado)Which by the way was more interesting than Wick too, but anyway...
Wick is sent in to watch her and keep an eye on her since she is supected of the recent murder of a fellow surgeon she didn't see eye to eye with. What he doesn't expect is to fall for her and be caught in a web of past hates, obsessions and lust. Lazado wants the doctor for himself, he doesn't need Wick in the way...
Tracy Talley~@
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