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Heron's Cove (Sharpe & Donovan #2)

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  1,043 Ratings  ·  118 Reviews
New York Times bestselling author Carla Neggers returns with a gripping story of romantic suspense, where FBI agents Sharpe and Donovan must decide whether working alone or standing together is the only way to outwit an enemy set to tear them apart.

When your safety depends on living a lie…

After escaping certain death, deep-cover agent Colin Donovan is back home on the Mai
ebook, 400 pages
Published August 1st 2012 by Mira Books (first published January 1st 2012)
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The sputtering romantic mystery novel, the latest is Carla Neggers Sharpe and Donovan series, features an odd romance between two FBI agents and a barely there mystery involving a failed FBI sting against a gun runner and the theft of Russian art.

Colin Donovan is an FBI undercover agent who is investigating Pete Horner, a pilot, who is now involved in the arms trade. As the novel opens, Donovan is a prisoner, but escapes from Horner's clutches, with the help of a tip from Emma Sharpe's source.

This book so needs an author and an editor. Just how many times can you remind your readers that the protagonist, Emma, is an ex-nun turned FBI agent and whose family are long standing Art Investigators with offices in an obscure town in Maine and in Dublin Ireland, and that the lusty male lead, Colin, is also an FBI agent? Did I fail tomention that the leads are FBI agents? and that she's an ex-nun turned FBI agent and that her family runs an Art investigating service? Did I also fail to mentio ...more
Brooke Banks
I just received this book and the first in the series as a First Reads Giveaway winner.

I like this book. It was good, fun, entertaining. It's well written and the characters are lively. If you liked the first book, Saint's Cove, you will definitely like this book. I'm quite pleased and am looking forward to reading the author's other books since I'm so happy with this series. This series is a good mystery. Not necessarily the "who's going to die next" suspense, but the "what's going to happen n
Saint's Gate, the first book in the series had a great plot, and introduced 2 great characters in lush scenery. This book, the second in the series, had a somewhat convoluted plot, and 2 kinda boring characters in a lush scenery.

This book picks up right where the first left up, about a month later, and oddly connects Collin's undercover world with Emma's past as a Share Fine Art Recovery agent. These crossovers between their 2 lives I thought would have caused a bit more emotional damage than a
Jan 18, 2014 JoAn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the second book by Carla Neggers in the Sharpe and Donovan series. I actually liked this book better than the first one, SAINT'S GATE. The mystery/suspense of this book was paced well throughout the book. Carla re-introduced us to Colin, who is facing death when the story begins, and Emma, who is spending the weekend at Heron's Cove. However, in this book, Carla develops the secondary characters much more than in the first book. I learned a lot about Emma's brother Lucas, her mom and da ...more
A very Sharpe novel... White crime mixed with a little bit of illegal firearms makes for a weird case that has Sharpe and Donovan circling around. Literally, no one wants to budge on what they know, how they know it and or when it became relevant to the case... The couple dance was a distraction, but I like how they are two adults who are attracted to each other, but have space issues/baggage they need to trim and or fit into the groves for a relationship to be committed in the future. I love th ...more
I "Dolt Under Ytan" är vi tillbaka till två områden i Rock Point, staden där Colin Donovan bor.
För tillfället är Colin borta på hemligt uppdrag, till hans bröders och nyblivna flickvännen, FBI agenten Emma Sharpe.
Colin lyckas med nöd och näppe att komma undan från den ryska gruppen som har tillfångatagit honom i flera veckor, i jakten på vapen och konst, ett område som Emma är specialist i.
Emmas familj har ett konstbrottsföretag som hon har en fot i, så när fler ryssar kommer till Rock Point
I have idea why I continue to read books by Carla Neggers. I don't really enjoy them. They are an almost impossible morass to wade through. The characters are one-dimensional, flat and uninteresting. The plots are so convoluted that you need a road map to find your way through, and she doesn't even provide a general direction. Nothing makes any sense at all, yet I keep reading. Someone needs to smack me silly and maybe I won't pick up another one.
Two-haiku review:

He's been out of touch
Undercover, almost killed
Russians might be crooks

A bit confusing
Again convoluted plot
Maybe I'm too old
Pamela Humphrey
3-3.5. Fun read , but not my favorite by her.
Phyllis Wright
Feb 18, 2017 Phyllis Wright rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good thing that Emma and Colin are there!
Kelly Taverna
I love Carla Neggers novels...great mystery and enough with relationships to even each other out. But this one seemed to drag through to get to the final twist.
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
Originally posted at: http://www.longandshortreviews.blogsp...

Trouble’s afoot when the story starts. Colin Donovan, a ghost FBI agent, has been gone and silent too long. Emma Sharpe, Father Finian Bracken, and Colin’s brothers Mike, Andy, and Kevin gather at Hurley’s in Rock Point, Maine for whiskey tasting but more important for support as they wait and worry. The undercurrent of suspense ebbs and flows from beginning to end of HERON’S COVE.

Colin operates on instincts and has kept himself alive
Sep 21, 2013 Marlene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Originally published at Book Lovers Inc.

The Sharpe & Donovan romantic suspense series is just as suspenseful in the second outing as it was in the first. Possibly even a bit more.

The romance in this romantic suspense series is different and interesting because it’s not the usual romantic tension of new lovers meeting and navigating the initial rush of attraction--that already happened in Saint's Gate. In Heron’s Cove, FBI Agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan are trying to figure out whether
Ceelee Sunshine
Have you ever read a book by an author you like but just didn't like that one book and you aren't sure why? That has happened to me with HERON'S COVE. I have read Carla Neggers' books before and liked her writing but i just couldn't get into this one. I actually started the book last fall and was excited because I haven't read the series before and since it was autumn in the book and i was physically in the same season it would feel more real and like I was "in the story". OK I know that is weir ...more
Jun 30, 2012 Rhonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
HERON'S COVE BY Carla Neggers
4 STARS This is the second book of the Sharpe and Donovan Novel that I have read. I have enjoyed both and would read more in the future. Emma Sharpe has a interesting past. Her family has been in the art theft recovery for generations. So she is very knowledgeable in art. She was close to being a nun never took her final vows. After she decided to be a nun Emma went to Irland to work for her grandfather as Sharpe art recovery. Next she joined the FBI Agemt. She is n
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Aug 24, 2012 Christa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook-arc
I enjoyed this second book in Negger's Sharpe and Donovan series, and I am already looking forward to more. I liked the characters of Colin Donovan and Emma Sharpe every bit as much as I did in the first book. The storyline was interesting, and it kept me guessing. I have also really enjoyed several of the secondary characters in this and the first book.

Colin Donovan has been working deep undercover for the FBI, but is now back home in Maine. He meets up with Emma Sharpe, his new lover, in Heron
C Collier
Dec 16, 2013 C Collier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When book three of the Sharpe & Donovan series (Declan's Cross) showed up on my library's "new book" display, I saw the cover that promised intrigue on the southwest coast of Ireland. That's how I began reading Carla Neggers' captivating series from the last book to the first. Book two Heron's Cove has its own fascinating setting on the coast of Maine, split between a wealthy artists village and a down-East fishing village. I enjoyed learning more about Emma Sharpe and her family of art reco ...more
Jun 29, 2012 Lucretia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I was so absolutely thrilled I got selected to read this novel early. I couldn’t wait to dive in and see what Emma and Colin were up to. All of the supporting cast was there as well, including a few new faces, in the way of mysterious Russians who many could have been friend or foe. The pace was brilliant as the story unfolded and the reveal caught me a little by surprise, which is always nice. As with the first part Saint’s Gate, Heron’s Cove had a rich backdrop to enhance the wonderful charact ...more
Apr 21, 2015 Janice rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
You know there is problems when you are rooting for the heroine to leave the hero. This hero was drawn as overbearing alpha-male who needed to know all the heroine's secrets whilst sharing none of his. After all, she slept with him, therefore ....

He at one point tells her she needs to decide if she is a member of her family, an FBI agent, a former nun, or his lover. She needs to pick one. When the brother concocted a reason for her to talk to the hero again, I was telling her, she should just ke
Nov 12, 2012 Nancy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good story. Another in this series. Fast-paced. Keeps your interest.

After escaping certain death, deep-cover agent Colin Donovan is back home on the Maine coast with his new love, FBI art crimes expert Emma Sharpe. Then Tatiana Pavlova, a London-based jewelry designer, arrives in Heron's Cove, asking for Emma's help—a prized collection from a lost era of Russian opulence, decadence and rare beauty has resurfaced, and Tatiana warns Emma it's about to be stolen again. And Colin realizes his nightm
Linda Strong
This is not going to be much of a review. Evidently I started with Book 2 and although there are references to what happened in Book 1, some of this did not make sense to me. Not the book's fault.

Emma Sharpe is a Sharpe (meaning a well known family who tracks down stolen art); she is also an ex-nun and is now an FBI agent. She is having or at least trying to have a relationship with Colin Donovan, another FBI agent who is gone weeks and months at a time going undercover.

Throw in some Russians ..
Jan 17, 2014 Pattianne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heron's Cove - Sharpe and Donovan #2 - (Colin and Emma) - After escaping certain death, deep-cover agent Colin Donovan is back home on the Maine coast with his new love, FBI art crimes expert Emma Sharpe. Then Tatiana Pavlova, a London-based jewelry designer, arrives in Heron's Cove, asking for Emma's help—a prized collection from a lost era of Russian opulence, decadence and rare beauty has resurfaced, and Tatiana warns Emma it's about to be stolen again. And Colin realizes his nightmare isn't ...more
Cathryn Chandler
Aug 31, 2012 Cathryn Chandler rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Friends who like Romantic Suspense
Recommended to Cathryn by: Self
I've read most of Carla Negger's books, and enjoyed them. This one took up where her last book, Saint's Gate, left off. Emma has a new boyfriend, Colin, one of the four Donovan boys and a mystery to solve with an old Russian client from her days with the family business. Despite all the characters running through the stories, and the dual story lines with Emma and her past client, and Colin and his
enemies from his undercover role with the FBI, the action in this book was surprisingly quiet. Ther
Oct 05, 2012 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan are back and as good as they were in the first book in this series by Carla Neggers. I love these two together. It is fun watching them fight to have a relationship when at times it seems all the odds are against them. Both are FBI agents working for the same team but both bring lots of baggage to the relationship. They respect each other and have a 'fierce physical attraction' to one another but they let their jobs get in the way at times.

I have read a lot of Ms.
R J Mckay
Jun 19, 2012 R J Mckay rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top-shelf
This is the second book in the FBI series with Donovan and Sharpe. The plot is fast-paced and keeps the reader guessing. FBI Agent Colin Donovan has returned to Heron's Cove after a near death at the hands of gun dealers. FBI Agent Emma Sharpe back home seeing to teh remodeling of the family homestead. While there, she is visited by client's of her families art recovery business. Donovan is suspicious of the untimely arrival of the wealthy Russian Dmitri Rusakov and questions if he might involve ...more
Apr 16, 2013 Linda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a follow-up to Saint's Gate and I did not enjoy it as much. I thought the character of Emma Sharpe is too complicated. She is an FBI agent who is in love with another agent. She was a former nun and a granddaughter of the owner of Sharpe Fine Art Recovery and assisted with their work. Sometimes, these former lives come into conflict.

The book was confusing at times. Why did the FBI think that the Russian billionaire was mixed up in illegal arms smuggling? The idea of the stepdaughter try
A solid showing, but not my favorite mystery novels. This one did a better job of making the "coincidences" that indicated trouble seem troubling to the reader, not just the paranoid-by-trade Agents Sharpe and Donovan. I do remember being pretty surprised by the end.

Super brief synopsis: (view spoiler)
May 27, 2013 Debbie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I like some of Negger's novels, but maybe because this one is the 2nd of the Sharpe & Donovan Novels, I didn't enjoy it as much because it I didn't understand the character's relationship with each other.

It's a romantic novel, and maybe I have outgrown those and just need to admit that to myself. It's tied along with two families who are FBI undercover agents, one of who is an ex-nun, and their trying to protect some art work that may fall into the wrong hands.

Not a bad book, but might be a
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Carla Neggers has been spinning stories ever since she climbed a tree with pad and pen at age eleven. Now she is the New York Times bestselling author of almost 70 novels, with millions of books sold in over 30 countries. Her popular Sharpe & Donovan romantic suspense series featuring FBI agents Emma Sharpe and Colin Donovan launched with Saint’s Gate in 2011 and has been praised as “a breatht ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Sharpe & Donovan (7 books)
  • Saint's Gate (Sharpe & Donovan, #1)
  • Declan's Cross (Sharpe & Donovan, #3)
  • Harbor Island (Sharpe & Donovan, #4)
  • Keeper's Reach (Sharpe & Donovan, #5)
  • Liar's Key (Sharpe & Donovan, #6)
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