The Queen of Tarts Review of Sandra Brown’s Mean Streak

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Mean Streak

by Sandra Brown

I just finished reading Mean Streak by Sandra Brown and I couldn’t put it down! I was pinned to my chair and flipping pages as quick as I could. The intrigue, danger, and fast pace were nail biting inducing but the characters are what made me care. I worried about Emory and her mystery man and I needed all the strings to be untangled. Sandra Brown didn’t disappoint me. 😉

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This story starts with the heroine Emory heading off to practice for an upcoming marathon. Running brings her peace and helps her clear her head, she especially needs that right now because her marriage has become a union of two strangers.

This story is full of twists and turns and I was caught up in the mystery around Emory’s misadventure on her run and the taciturn man who offers her help -on his terms. I wasn’t sure what to think of him at first but… actions speak louder than words and the actions of all the players in this drama painted a picture of their character.

A few of my fav lines.

It bothered him that her instinctual distrust was so strong.

It bothered him even more that is was valid.

Nothing else, no one else, had ever distracted him from his resolve. She did.

Every feminine urge had sprung to life, and it wasn’t just the long dormancy that had made her sexual desire so acute. It was him. She wanted to experience him, every rough surface, every gruff word,…


Mean Streak is edge of your seat suspense with the perfect blend of chemistry and romance. I loved the dialogue and characters. I developed strong opinions of who I was rooting for but was surprised multiple times by the directions the story went. I loved every minute of it!


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♦ eARC provided for review for my honest opinion.

Mean StreakMean Streak

Sandra Brown (Author)
Release date: August 19th 2014 |
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing |
Genre: Romance, Romantic Suspense, Mystery

ISBN: 9781455581122 |
Format: eBook and print

Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has grown cold. Literally. Fog and ice encapsulate the mountainous wilderness and paralyze the search for her.

While police suspect Jeff of “instant divorce,” Emory, suffering from an unexplained head injury, regains consciousness and finds herself the captive of a man whose violent past is so dark that he won’t even tell her his name. She’s determined to escape him, and willing to take any risks necessary to survive.

Unexpectedly, however, the two have a dangerous encounter with people who adhere to a code of justice all their own. At the center of the dispute is a desperate young woman whom Emory can’t turn her back on, even if it means breaking the law.

As her husband’s deception is revealed, and the FBI closes in on her captor, Emory begins to wonder if the man with no name is, in fact, her rescuer.

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Sandra Brown is the author of more than sixty New York Times bestsellers, including DEADLINE (2013), LOW PRESSURE (2012), LETHAL (2011), TOUGH CUSTOMER (2010), SMASH CUT (2009), SMOKE SCREEN (2008), PLAY DIRTY (2007), RICOCHET (2006), and CHILL FACTOR, all of which have jumped onto the Times bestseller list in the number one to five spot.
Brown began her writing career in 1981 and since then has published over seventy novels, bringing the number of copies of her books in print worldwide to upwards of eighty million. Her work has been translated into thirty-four languages.
Brown holds an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Christian University. She served as the president of the Mystery Writers of American in 2012 and was named ITW’s Thriller Master for 2008, the top award given by the International Thriller Writer’s Association. Other awards and commendations include the 2007 Texas Medal of Arts Award for Literature and the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award.


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