ARC Review: Grace Under Fire by Julie Garwood

Grace Isabel MacKenna had a hundred things to do today. Killing someone wasn’t one of them. It was supposed to be a quick visit to Boston for the Buchanan anniversary party, then on to Scotland to collect an inheritance. She checks into the hotel and then decides to go for a brisk walk. But after getting lost she ends up with a wounded man stumbling into her arms, and then his shooter coming after them both. When she fires back in self-defense, she doesn’t expect him to drop dead. Thanks to the Buchanans dispatching Navy SEAL and now a lawyer Michael Buchanan to help her deal with the police, Isabel endures hours of interrogation and is finally free to go.

Isabel knows she should be grateful for Michael’s help, but since she’s harbored an extreme dislike for him for years, gratitude is difficult to muster. Michael has appointed himself her de facto guardian, and she’s stuck with him despite their constant bickering and sizzling attraction. Even when Isabel goes to Scotland to claim her inheritance, Michael follows her, but he isn’t the only thing she can’t shake. Mysterious threats against Isabel surface, and before they can deal with their growing feelings for each other, Michael and Isabel must first survive.
I never thought I'd read another new book by Julie Garwood again. It seems like we've been waiting forever to have a new book come out. At least five years, maybe more. Sadly I really missed her books. She's one of those writers that always tickles my funny bone. 

Happily, she has a new book out called Grace Under Fire. I've been reading a few books in the series to get caught up on who's who and what happened last. I'm glad I did. Really you only need to remember the last book she wrote since it's family related. 

I have many thoughts about Grace Under Fire. I'm happy to say that Isabel grew up to be a great person that everyone seems to love. She has this way about her that makes people want to be around her, be friends with her. 

It's one of the best parts of the book. 

The other best part is when all is said and done and Micheal says "now we know". I don't want to ruin it for you on what happens throughout the book to cause him to say that but I will tell you those three words are the funniest words in the book. 

I've talked about how much I really enjoy Isabel but I have to say that at times I wanted to kill Micheal. He had a habit of playing games with her that wasn't very nice. I get that he didn't want to see what was plainly in front of his face, but still. 

I will say that Micheal really did let her run all over him and when she needs him the most he is there for her. He just isn't sure what he wants with his life and who he needs in it. 

This is a funny, wonderful story that will leave you wanting more and more. Like right now! I know, it most likely will have to wait a while for another story but I can't help myself, I do love her writing. If you haven't yet read this series you much. They are all good. Plus if you like historical's she use to write those too. 


  1. I am happy to hear that this story worked so well for you! I will only read her historical's haha but I know readers do enjoy these suspense books she writes now.

    1. I love both. There are so many funny moments in this one.


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