REVIEW: WIRED by Julie Garwood (Buchanan-Renard #13)

Posted October 16, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

REVIEW: WIRED by Julie Garwood (Buchanan-Renard #13)Wired by Julie Garwood
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Allison Trent doesn’t look like a hacker. In fact, when she’s not in college working on her degree, she models on the side. But behind her gorgeous face is a brilliant mind for computers and her real love is writing—and hacking—code. Her dream is to write a new security program that could revolutionize the tech industry.

Hotshot FBI agent Liam Scott has a problem: a leak deep within his own department. He needs the skills of a top-notch hacker to work on a highly sensitive project: to secretly break into the FBI servers and find out who the traitor is. But he can’t use one of his own. He finds the perfect candidate in Allison. Only, there’s one problem—she wants nothing to do with his job and turns him down flat.

What Liam doesn’t know is that Allison is hiding secrets that she doesn’t want the FBI to uncover. But Liam will do nearly anything to persuade her to join his team, even break a few rules if that’s what it takes. A temptation that could put his job—and both of their futures—on the line…and longing for more

Dorsey’s Review

3.5 Stars!!

Not one of my favorites of the series, but, I did enjoy it. I loved that we had cameo’s from Noah, Jordan (who is Alli’s close friend), and Alec.

FBI Agent Liam Scott (he was first introduced to us in Fast Track) is trying to find out who in the FBI is leaking confidential information via email. Allison Trent is in her senior year at college, beautiful, and a genius at computers and unfortunately hacking, she’s a modern-day cyber Robin Hood and earns money to pay for her education (and support her horrid family) by modeling on the side. Liam enlists her help in solving his case by having her work for the FBI Cyber Unit, she doesn’t want to, but, because of family troubles, she makes a deal.

As brilliant as Alli is, writing code and hacking, which all started very innocently trying to find money that was stolen from senior citizens, she did find the money, placed it in a secure account and sent all the information to the FBI so they could arrest the perpetrators and return the money to the victims, now the FBI needs her skills. FBI agent Liam Scott has heard about Allison skills with computers and having observed her, he’s certain she’s the one who could help solve his case.

Eventually, Liam wants to know her on a more personal and intimate level but that’s against the rules, not only his rules but, the Cyber Units rules. His will and resolve will be tested to their limits especially since she’s gorgeous, intelligent, caring, sweet, loyal, and she’s just as attracted to him.

Final Thoughts: All-in-all, I enjoyed the newest addition to the series, but, I felt it lagged in some places and there seem to be a lot of unnecessary dialogue that felt more like “filler”. I still love this series and I’m hoping we’ll eventually get the last two Madison Brother’s (Spencer & Walker) books!


About Julie Garwood

It’s no surprise that Julie Garwood became a writer. Growing up in a large family of Irish heritage, she took to storytelling naturally. “The Irish relish getting all the details of every situation,” she explains. “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.”

Creating stories was always a passion for Julie, but she didn’t focus on making it a career until the youngest of her three children entered school. After the publications of two young adult books, she turned her interests to historical fiction. Her first novel, GENTLE WARRIOR, was published in 1985, and there has been a steady parade of bestsellers ever since. Today more than 40-million copies of her books are in print, and they are translated in dozens of languages around the world. One of her most popular novels, FOR THE ROSES, was adapted for a HALLMARK HALL OF FAME production on CBS.

Whether the setting be medieval Scotland, Regency England, frontier Montana, or modern-day Louisiana, her themes are consistent: family, loyalty, and honor. Readers claim that it’s the humor as well as poignancy of her novels that keep them coming back for more. Julie described her goals this way: “I want my readers to laugh and cry and fall in love. Basically, I want them to escape into another world for a little while and afterwards to feel as though they’ve been on a great adventure.”

Julie lives in Leawood, Kansas, and is currently working on her next novel.

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2 years 4 months ago

I struggled with this as well. It was just kind of a ‘meh’ book for me!

2 years 3 months ago

Unfortunately, but, I’m still looking forward to more of this series…hoping for the last two Madison brother’s books!!

~ Dorsey