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Even though it s a bit outdated by now, Switchback is still a fast paced suspense book There are virtually no slow moments in the plot, and a couple of the twists and turns were completely unexpected.The only part of the book I found less convincing was the very end First because Mallory, who d been depending on Mac s experience in handling difficult situations throughout the story, suddenly becomes James Bond and is able to devise a fool proof plan to rescue Mac While I don t have anything a Even though it s a bit outdated by now, Switchback is still a fast paced suspense book There are virtually no slow moments in the plot, and a couple of the twists and turns were completely unexpected.The only part of the book I found less convincing was the very end First because Mallory, who d been depending on Mac s experience in handling difficult situations throughout the story, suddenly becomes James Bond and is able to devise a fool proof plan to rescue Mac While I don t have anything against Mallory taking the reins and saving the day, it sort of clashed with the previous image I had of her And second because Mac, in the space of two paragraphs, seems to change from saying he was not good enough for Mallory to asking her to marry him Yes, I wanted the happily ever after but his sudden about face was just too rushed.Despite my rantings above, Switchback is an engaging read and if you love a good action suspense book with a touch of romance, then you ll like this one Aaaah, so, I was 8 years old when Switchback made it s debut lol And it was quite the throwback But a fun one as Mac Mallory race against the clock trying to save her little girl from the clutches of a criminal who would do anything to retrieve a package he s sure they have The suspense was fast paced and had my palms sweating a few times as unknown assassins hinder their search for the package they ve been ordered to find Switchback definitely had some out of date bits happening since it Aaaah, so, I was 8 years old when Switchback made it s debut lol And it was quite the throwback But a fun one as Mac Mallory race against the clock trying to save her little girl from the clutches of a criminal who would do anything to retrieve a package he s sure they have The suspense was fast paced and had my palms sweating a few times as unknown assassins hinder their search for the package they ve been ordered to find Switchback definitely had some out of date bits happening since it was written in the 90s Ex use of pay phones, medications that are now banned, rolodexes, slang that was used, he fought in Nam, etc It wasn t a big deal but had an older feel to it Full review to come I just love Catherine Anderson books with each story you get a well told romance Usually her stories involve an abused woman and child but in this one Mallory Christiani is a widower for over a year with a little girl named Emily What else is typical of her past stories is the father in law is a bully or a threat but again in this one Keith FIL is a honest and good man as was his son Darren Keith being under a great deal of stress and pressure ends up in ICU being visited by Mallory when sh I just love Catherine Anderson books with each story you get a well told romance Usually her stories involve an abused woman and child but in this one Mallory Christiani is a widower for over a year with a little girl named Emily What else is typical of her past stories is the father in law is a bully or a threat but again in this one Keith FIL is a honest and good man as was his son Darren Keith being under a great deal of stress and pressure ends up in ICU being visited by Mallory when she learns Keith has had a visit by a priest and his son earlier and needs some rest It all strikes her as odd because Darren was Keith s only son and he is Methodist.She soon meets the imposter son on a routine visit and when confronted learns Bud Mac Phearson is to be her savior It is all a cat and mouse game to escape the hospital parking lot and Mallory is alarmed to find an assortment of fake ID s in his glove compartment Who does she trust She knows something odd is going on and now Mac is asking her if her daughter is watched after closely Little Emily is taken and her only hope in getting her back is Mac I really love how the author brings it all home in little soft touches throughout her books In this one it is Emily being separated from her stuffed dog Ragsdale I enjoy the sweetness brought in through conversation as well.Em is unaware that she has even been kidnapped she is under the impression that she is away from her mom because gramps is in the hospital The neat thing about this whole suspense is we know early on Mac is indebted to gramps but are unaware why While the search for a key goes on we find that Keith is not the only one with a history connecting him to Mac This story only has one love scene in it and it is mild compared to the standard of most romances The couple make a great team and both fight to keep their new family safe While this is a contemporary it is one with heart in it Enjoy I used to read Harlequin Intrigue books for several years This is a good line of books to check out if you are into mystery suspense or romantic suspense stories This line of books does produce some good storylines with a mix of action, romance, male and female leads that guarantee to be quick reads It has been a long time also since I have read anything by author, Catherine Anderson I liked this book It had plenty of action that kept the storyline moving at a steady, face pace Mac is the I used to read Harlequin Intrigue books for several years This is a good line of books to check out if you are into mystery suspense or romantic suspense stories This line of books does produce some good storylines with a mix of action, romance, male and female leads that guarantee to be quick reads It has been a long time also since I have read anything by author, Catherine Anderson I liked this book It had plenty of action that kept the storyline moving at a steady, face pace Mac is the ultimate male hero lead He is someone I instantly picture when I think of the herotall, dark, handsome, strong, quick thinker, great under pressure, and gets the job done Mallory on the other hand I had a seesaw relationship with her At times she was strong but other times she cracked under pressure I thought for having such a authority male figure as a father that she would be cool under pressure The chemistry between thee two was steady and built up but still hot Thoroughly enjoyed this one Even though from the 1990 s the suspense was great, the tension gripping and all in all a very good read. 4 STARSThis is a reprint which I did not know till the end, but I should of got details about typewriter ribbon or payphones I remember those so it worked for me Lots of drama, action, some love scenes I wantedto the ending The story starts right into the drama and does not let go till the end Some of it I could tell where the story was going Other twists I liked.Bud Mac Phearson is asked to protect Mallory and Emily, but he gets the message too late He is going to protect Mallory a 4 STARSThis is a reprint which I did not know till the end, but I should of got details about typewriter ribbon or payphones I remember those so it worked for me Lots of drama, action, some love scenes I wantedto the ending The story starts right into the drama and does not let go till the end Some of it I could tell where the story was going Other twists I liked.Bud Mac Phearson is asked to protect Mallory and Emily, but he gets the message too late He is going to protect Mallory and find Emily Bud is a private investigator Mallory Christiani is a rich widow She is a nurse At time she is a little wimpy and others so strong and smart She is holding it together so she can get her daughter back I was really glad we got to seeof what she is like when her daughter is not at risk.The setting for this book is Washington state Probably around 1990s.I would readbooks by Catherine Anderson in the future after reading Switchback.I was given this ebook to read by Net Galley and Harlequin In return I agreed to give a honest review of Switchback Mallory Christiani comes off at first as being your typical damsel in distress She finds herself being carted off and bundled into a car by an unknown man, in spite of all her instincts and modern day warnings about getting into cars with strangers She recalls Ted Bundy, a handsome, charming man who deceived some of his victims by telling them that he was a cop in order to trick them into stepping into his car before he abducted them.At every moment, I was inwardly screaming at this woman to s Mallory Christiani comes off at first as being your typical damsel in distress She finds herself being carted off and bundled into a car by an unknown man, in spite of all her instincts and modern day warnings about getting into cars with strangers She recalls Ted Bundy, a handsome, charming man who deceived some of his victims by telling them that he was a cop in order to trick them into stepping into his car before he abducted them.At every moment, I was inwardly screaming at this woman to shout, yell, do something, ANYTHING, that would mark her as being anything other than a foolish cow willing to walk placidly to her doom If this were anything other than a romance novel, it would be a story about a cunning serial killer Even Bud MacPhearson, the man who takes her, admits that he made some wrong moves He talks about how he leads talks on crime prevention specifically targeted at women, so he understands her trepidation.There is danger but it comes from another source Mallory s child Emily has been kidnapped From here, Mallory starts leaning on Bud at every opportunity, falling into his arms, collapsing on his shoulder, letting him sleep platonically in bed beside her My distaste at her willing dependence on a stranger was gradually tempered by the author s adept writing of Mallory s turmoil She s a mother who risks losing her child and her terror becomes a palpable thing Unless you re a parent, you can t truly understand what it means to be always looking out for your progeny but Ms Anderson makes us comprehend Mallory s intense, yawing emotions For quite some time, the burgeoning sexual heat between Mallory and Bud is forcibly set to the side It s Mallory s terror over her child s probable fate at the hands of a ruthless criminal that takes front and center stage.Mallory gradually shows that she sthan a DID She demands that Bud take her along into dangerous situations and she actually proves useful and capable in extracting herself from peril The ending, where she rallies her available resources to save her loved ones, was an unexpected delight for this reader.However, the romance itself is soured because Bud has a very real bigotry against the monied class in general and Mallory in particular Years ago, Mallory s frenemy broke the heart of Bud s half brother, driving the man to suicidal action, and Bud holds Mallory and all her class indirectly responsible This previous tragedy goes far in winning a grudging acceptance of his disdain for Mallory However, I couldn t help but feel annoyed and embittered by this dichotomy between wealthy women and wealthy men in romance novels If it s the man who s rich while the woman is poor, we re expected to feel as if she s Cinderella who s nabbed the prince at the ball You lucky gal The fish jumped right into the boat all you have to do is whack him with the oar But, if it s the woman who has money and the man who is poor, unnecessary roadblocks invariably arise We re expected to accept his contempt for the rich, his injured pride and inferiority complex at hooking up with a woman who hasmoney than his entire family It s not considered proper for a woman to possessmoney, assets or her own island than her male counterpart In other novels of this sort, I ve seen the wealthy woman work to give away her cash because it proves that she sthan a gold digging fortune hunter and therefore the man can take her into his heart.Bud tells Mallory that her money gets in the way I wished that she and any other female who finds herself on the wrong end of this barb would point out that, if she said such a thing, it would make her a snob So what does that say about him Reverse snobbery is still snobbery.Also, often times, the woman may have muchmoney but it s usually in the hundreds of thousands as in Mallory s case She s never a millionaire or a billionaire Such loads of cash are appropriate in the hands of a man He s allowed to have his own private yachts, trust funds, mansions in different countries or his own country but she isn t.I suppose I should be glad that Mallory proves herself to be clever, rich and resourceful But Bud s nearly unrelenting bigotry taints this romance Even the touch of humor at the end is strained and unconvincing So this novel is brilliant in the crime aspect In the romance department not so much This is one of her older books, and takes us back to phone booths and typewriters When Bud MacPhearson returns from a case and finds an urgent message from Keith Christianis Keith saved Mac when he had no one else and he would do anything for him Keith s daughter in law and grand daughter are in trouble Mac has no use for Mallory his daughter in law, but owes Keith As they try to find a missing key, to save Emily , Mallory s daughter and learn about each other Mac finds out he has been all This is one of her older books, and takes us back to phone booths and typewriters When Bud MacPhearson returns from a case and finds an urgent message from Keith Christianis Keith saved Mac when he had no one else and he would do anything for him Keith s daughter in law and grand daughter are in trouble Mac has no use for Mallory his daughter in law, but owes Keith As they try to find a missing key, to save Emily , Mallory s daughter and learn about each other Mac finds out he has been all wrong about her There is lots of intrigue, action, and twist and turns as the try to find out who keeps trying to kill them Pete Lucetti is the largest crime boss in Settle and hold Emily.While working together they both feel the attraction to each other With help from Mac Street kids, and his police friend, can they find a happy ever after Can they save each other and Emily This is book once you start reading you can t put it down Get your copy now and enjoy.I read every book by Catherine Anderson that I find and love them all Even re read them over and over Rating 3.5 5This is the 2nd of Anderson s 4 Harlequin Intrigue books that I ve read, and I liked this one much better than Without A Trace but I still didn t really love it Neither of these books have had Anderson s special magic, at least in my opinion.In this one, Mallory father in law has gotten himself in trouble with some bad people He leaves a message for good friend mentee Mac to please get Mallory and her daughter out of town But Mac is a day late in getting home from a trip, and Rating 3.5 5This is the 2nd of Anderson s 4 Harlequin Intrigue books that I ve read, and I liked this one much better than Without A Trace but I still didn t really love it Neither of these books have had Anderson s special magic, at least in my opinion.In this one, Mallory father in law has gotten himself in trouble with some bad people He leaves a message for good friend mentee Mac to please get Mallory and her daughter out of town But Mac is a day late in getting home from a trip, and the father in law has a devastating stroke before he can warn Mallory The bad guys kidnap Mallory s daughter Emily, and because of a debt owed to her father in law, Mac insists on sticking by her side and helping her rescue Emily Even if he has a personal reason for intensely disliking her.Most aspects of the book were just average The romance lagged and didn t pick up till late in the book The characters were okay The plot was okay, but there were some procedural logic things that could have been done betterlike not having the H H stay at the heroine s house where the bad guys know you live and have a key to get inside not the smartest choice There wasn t really anything great or awful about the book It was just kinda and average short romantic suspense.I really wish there had been an epilogue The ending left the book feeling a bit incomplete for me There s only an implication that IF this happened and IF that happened, then MAYBE everything would be okay and they d get their HEA It was all conditionals and when I finished I was like, umm, okayso there s only a chance everything will work out It was a bit irritating.But for you diehard Anderson fans, this is probably one you d want to add to your collection It s the reason I read it and even though I have been all that impressed with the 2 Intrigue books I ve read, I ll read the other ones when I can `READ BOOK ↱ Switchback ☟ When kidnappers stole Mallory Christiani s little daughter, Emily, her world threatened to crumble She d been warned to not tell anyone not her family, not her friends and most definitely not the police But, despite her best efforts, she couldn t keep private investigator Bud MacPhearson out of her life Mac s interest in Mallory s case was strictly personal He d failed once to keep his promise to see both Mallory and Emily to safety and he wasn t going to let it happen again Although Mac and Mallory were strangers, with no one to turn to but each other, their future and happiness depended on holding nothing back