Julie Garwood is among the most critically acclaimed—and
popular—romance authors around, with 36 million copies of her books in print.
And now, with The Ideal Man, Garwood
is poised to expand that already huge audience.
Dr. Ellie Sullivan has just completed her residency at a large
urban hospital. While jogging in a park nearby, she witnesses the shooting of
an FBI agent in pursuit of wanted criminals, a couple identified as the
Landrys. The only person to see the shooter’s face, Ellie is suddenly at the
center of a criminal investigation.
Agent Max Daniels takes over the Landry case. A no-nonsense
lawman, he’s definitely not the ideal man that Ellie has always imagined, yet
she’s attracted to him in a way she can’t explain.
Ellie heads home to Winston Falls, South Carolina, to attend
her sister’s wedding. Shortly after she arrives, though, she receives a
surprise visitor: Max Daniels. The Landrys have been captured, and she’ll be
called to testify. But they’ve been captured before, and each time the
witnesses are scared into silence—or disappear before they can take the stand.
Max vows to be Ellie’s shadow until the trial, and it isn’t long before sparks
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