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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes an exciting tale that takes readers to the depths of the Caribbean…and the heights of passion and suspense.

Marine archeologist Tate Beaumont has a passion for treasure-hunting. Over the years, she and her father have uncovered many fabulous riches, but one treasure has always eluded them: Angelique’s Curse—a je...more
Mass Market Paperback, 435 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Jove (first published 1998)
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Georgina
My second Nora Roberts book and I loved it just as much as the first.

The chemistry between Matthew and Tate was sweet (as young adults) and then evolved into something fiery and substantial after they re-united (not without drama along the way, of course).

I liked both Matthew and Tate individually, as well as a couple, and enjoyed reading about their lives during their time apart. I thought this gave a lot of depth to their characters.

I enjoyed the twist(s) in the story at the end (Go Teams Bea...more
Nicole
This is probably one of my favorite Nora Roberts books. The villian was certainly a man to fear. I had no idea that this book had 2 different time frames and thought it a bit strange that the story started out with a 19 year old and a 25 year old. For Nora Roberts readers you know that her main characters are generally in their late 20's early 30's. It made sense when the story shifted 8 years later. I really enjoyed this book. The other Nora Roberts books I have been reading lately, although en...more
Elizabeth Nesbit-comer
I loved all the information about diving/wreck hunting/ and scavenging. The ocean and adventures were beautifully described and it made me want to buy a boat and take some scuba diving lessons. Marla and Ray were a great couple and wonderful parents. Buck was a great crotchety old man and Uncle and I was glad that his character came around after the shark incident. Angeligues curse and the fabled necklace gave the book the right amount of magic and wonder.
Really, the only thing that kept this...more
Mandy
I bought this book at the airport because I had finished my other book and had forgotten my second book at home. I knew it wasn't going to be the great American novel, but Nora Roberts, for what she does, usually delivers with a good beach read/plane read.

I have read some Nora Roberts in my day and this was definitely one of my least favorite. Well, of course I had to finish it. I mean, it's so easy to read and I bought the freaking book. But most Nora Roberts books, I want to go back and re-rea...more
Nicole
I really needed a mindless break from work and literary reading I have been doing lately and nothing soothes me quite like a Nora Roberts book. The problem? I have read all of her books and don't normally reread....I made an exception and revisited the first ever NR book that I read (stolen off my mom's shelf in 1998 at the young age of 15). The white sand beach and palm tree on the front cover enticed me to enter the world of Tate, a 20 year old woman who is in college to become a marine archae...more
Josie
I don't usually read romance novels, but this was lying around the house (my mum got it for my sister) and I was bored. I'm giving it two stars for the unintentional hilarity; the plot and characterisation get no stars. (Yes, she'd been kissed before. But she knew the difference between boy and man. It was a man who held her, drew from her. It was a man she wanted. [...:] "You want to make love with me." Her chin came up. Her eyes, all at once, were a woman's, and just as mysterious. "I'm not a...more
Cinny
Don't let the number of stars I gave this book full you - it was certainly a good story and I would recommend it to any Nora Roberts fan. This is the second of NR's earlier novels that I've read recentley, and I have to admit, I find them a bit refreshing compared to some of the books she is putting out now - same plotline, same couple, different name...you know what I am saying if you have read more than one of her books. That's not to say that I don't enjoy her current works, I do, very much....more
Amy A
This was a really nice read by Nora Roberts. All of the ocean imagery was done really well on Roberts's part. The details of the ocean life and diving really made me feel like I was a bystander on the boat watching the characters dive for treasure. Nora Roberts, in my opinion, has never had problems immersing the readers in her stories, fully committing to what the characters do. Now I don't know how a professional diver would feel reading this book, but for an unprofessional like myself (actual...more
Silvana
Este foi apenas o terceiro livro que li de Nora Roberts por isso não posso fazer uma justa comparação com a vasta obra da autora. Contudo, em relação àqueles que já tinha lido (Era uma vez um estrela e Oferenda Mortal) assume a posição central.

A sinopse que é apresentada na contracapa não corresponde, na minha opinião, à estória que encontramos no livro. Pela minha leitura, a interpretação que faço é que não era Tate que andava atrás da Maldição de Angelique e sim o Matthew e o seu tio Buck! Ele...more
Catarina
Como já vem sendo habitual com esta autora, este foi mais um livro que me deleitei a ler.
Este é um livro que, na minha opinião deve ser lido numa altura especifica do ano - Verão.
Com todas as fantásticas descrições que a autora faz das praias e dos sitios onde os Beaumonts e os Lassiters atracam os seus barcos, dá vontade de ir dar um mergulho quando terminamos de ler determinado capitulo.

A história em si tem um començo um tanto abrupto mas que logo é compensado, aquando do meio do livro, o cas...more
Bridget
I am not going to review every Nora Roberts book that I have read in the past because she is quite prolific and it would get redundant and I honestly cannot remember all the plots. I think someone finds someone else attractive but at least one cannot admit it so there is sexual tension, then lots of sex, and then they live happily ever after? Sometimes there is some magic , a family legacy, or a mystery. Certainly not great works of literature (however still 100% better than “the grapes of wrath...more
Erin
One of the best parts about traveling for me it picking a book to take along. This time around we went to Hawaii, and I was looking for something good to lounge with on the beach. The Reef was it - a perfect beach read. It is a story set in the Pacific, entwined with murder, greed, passion, piracy, a nasty bad guy, cursed amulets, and romance. All of the elements which make for good vacation reading. Tate Beaumont is a marine biologist with a passion for treasure hunting. She and her family form...more
L.C. Lavado
Retirado do post original em http://alerdesde1500.blogspot.ch/2013...

Adorei o ambiente do livro, mas faltou originalidade à intriga... pareceu-me uma junção de clichés... o vilão foi do mais banal e previsível que li nos últimos anos :(

Um bom livro para ler na praia, mas longe de ser o melhor de N. Roberts.

3 estrelas só pelo ambiente e porque adoro mergulho. As partes de 'caça ao tesouro' foram muito interessantes, o romance... meah... e a intriga pareceu uma colagem de estereótipos.

Espero ter u...more
Duncan Mandel

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes an exciting tale that takes readers to the depths of the Caribbean…and the heights of passion and suspense.

Marine archeologist Tate Beaumont has a passion for treasure-hunting. Over the years, she and her father have uncovered many fabulous riches, but one treasure has always eluded them: Angelique’s Curse—a jeweled amulet heavy with history, dark with legend, and tainted with blood. In order to find this precious artifact, the Beaum

...more
Areese
I am never a fan of deep-sea diving nor does it interest me to know anything about the world beneath but this book made me see a different world unknown to me and it has given me the most wonderful "deep-sea" adventure ever. Suspense, mystery, romance...all in one. I enjoyed every page! After Morrigan's Cross and now this, Nora Roberts has now become one of my favorite authors.
Rebecca Rainbow
This is a fantastic book, I think it was the first book that I read of Nora Roberts and it's still a favourite. I love the main characters and how Nora writes it makes the writing leap off the page. I thought that the story had everything you could want, romance, adventure, a bit of a crime/thriller. Set against the Caribbean, just what you need during the winter months.
Dee
Middle-of-the road NR book about searching for sunken treasure. A lot of similarities to her early "Treasures Lost, Treasures Found," but much more depth and detail, and a truly scary evil villain. Worth reading.
Brittany
I enjoyed this book! Made me realize how much I miss diving! She did a great job in her description of the undersea experience. Exciting treasure hunting with a love story and action! Easy read!
Amy
This book was filled with adventure, knowledge, friendship, greed, and love. It was my first Nora Roberts book and you better believe that I'll be buying more. This book was based in the Caribbean.

Who doesn't believe in curses? The Reef was about Angelique's Curse. You can choose to believe in curses or not. Some of the characters went back and forth with the idea. I believe in curses and things that can't be explained. It makes life interesting!

This adventure with the Beaumont and Lassiter fami...more
Christine
Predictable but entertaining. A nice read for a rainy winter day.
Filipa
Um livro delicioso para ler no Verão.
Rachael
I always enjoy a Nora Roberts story line and especially enjoyed the elements of treasure hunting and sea life present within this Roberts tale. And, though, nothing less of a cheesy (yet begrudgingly enjoyable) romance can be expected from this author, I didn't believe this love story. I understand a basis for lust with two young and attractive people out at sea for weeks or months on end, but why do these two characters love each other? Their story line felt shallow, rushed, and unbelievable to...more
Patrícia
Nora Roberts é mais do que um fenómeno na literatura romântica. Primeira escritora a entrar para o Hall of Fame do Romance Writers of America, após inúmeras rejeições, hoje os seus livros são todos bestsellers e já vendeu mais de 4 milhões de cópias, firmando o seu lugar enquanto “rainha do romance”.
O Recife é um desses livros que conquistou leitoras por todo o mundo, um livro em que podemos contar com todos os ingredientes habituais numa leitura “noriana” num cenário idílico com um dos temas pr...more
HÜLYA
Uğursuz Kolye-Nora Roberts.

Orjinal Adı The Reef ,oodreads puaı 5/ 3.80 benim puanım5/4
Uzun zamandır ihmal ettiğim Nora Roberts Kitaplarından idi..
Hikayede ana konu Deniz Arkeolojisi ile ilgili olan deniz altında define arayan bu uğurda her şeyini yitirmeye göze alan kişilerin hikayesi vardı.Bu hikaye çok da güzel bir aşkla taçlandırılmıştı..
Özellikle Jaques Cousteau'nun belgesellerini izleyenler bilir..O belgesellerdeki tadı aldım bu hikayeden..Define aramanın bulmanın heyecanını çok da güzel a...more
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Yeni bir Nora Roberts kitabı daha bitirmenin hüznü içindeyim desem tam yeridir. Kalemini sevdiğim ve her kitabını okuyacağım yazarlardan biri Nora Roberts. Sizlere de bu kadının kalemiyle tanışmanızı şiddetle tavsiye derim :)

Zaten yazarın kalemini sevdiğimi söylediğim için kalemini över nitelikte sözler söylemeyeceğim ama kitabı aşk romanı beklerken içerisinde heyecanla ve soluksuz okuyacağım bir macera beklemiyordum. Evet aşk vardı ama aşkı da öyle güzel...more
Maria
Confesso que a leitura dos últimos livros de Nora Roberts me têm surpreendido pela positiva. Apesar de continuar a serem obras viradas mais para o público feminino, em que as personagens principais são sempre mulheres estóicas, cativam-me cada vez mais pela temática de mistério que lhes impõe. Neste “O Recife”, Nora Roberts coloca a protagonista, Tate Beaumont, uma doutorada em arqueologia marinha, à descoberta de tesouros deixados no mar pelo naufrágio de vários barcos, ao longo dos séculos. A...more
Fbeatriz
Mais uma vez, Nora Roberts traz-nos um livro que, embora não possa dizer que me surpreendeu ou inovou face aos livros que já li dela, me cativou completamente. Bem, teve uma inovação, está dividido em três partes, passado, presente e futuro.
Desta vez, a acção gira em torno do mar e de tesouros perdidos, mas também de um jovem lindo, para não variar, mas fechado em si mesmo face às agruras da vida, mas que, com a ajuda de uma ainda mais jovem mulher, a Tate, e aqui temos uma pequena novidade, poi...more
O retiro do Opinanço
O que dizer do livro? Foram bons os momentos de leitura que tive com ele! Nora Roberts é de longe a minha escritora preferida, pois os seus romances são do estilo Felizes para sempre! Mas de vez em quando sabe bem ler estes livros!

É o segundo livro que leio de N.R, sendo que o primeiro foi As Jóias do Sol. Os seus romances são descritos como mágicos e é verdade que têm sempre um factor de mito, magia nos seus livros. Mas quando li pela primeira vez N.R não sei estava à espera de mais magia e acç...more
Laura
The Reef was the February pick for the FLICKS Book and Movie Club. Its tropical location and treasure hunting adventure were perfect reading during a cold and snowy Wisconsin winter. I was reading it last week during the snowpocalypse. When you can’t get away to a tropical destination in the winter, reading about one is the next best thing.

Tate Beaumont is an undergraduate who loves marine archeology, scuba diving, and hunting for treasure. Tate, her father Ray, and mother Marla have taken their...more
Ashley
This book was set up really well and drew me in quickly. The characters were very likable, but flawed. After the opening though, it goes downhill for the characters pretty quickly.
My problem with Nora Roberts' books: she tortures her characters too much. She is a terrific writer who really does a great job with characterization and plot depth, but the romantic suspense I've read from her just hits a point in the beginning/middle where the saddness and injustice to her heroes/heroines gets depres...more
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Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her...more
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“I never wanted anything the way I wanted you. I loved you.” He dragged her painfully to her toes. “I've always loved you. I cut my own heart out when I sent you away.”
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