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Nessa Dahl always had the good sense to steer clear of trouble. Then Jeremiah MacNaught showed up in New Orleans, determined to get to the bottom of a string of bank robberies by two women wearing Mardi Gras masks. Little does Nessa realize that the handsome investigator is convinced she's involved with the crimes-or that he's willing to do anything to get the truth. Even ...more
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Published March 4th 2008 by Signet
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Mar 22, 2016 Eve rated it really liked it
Thigh High (Fortune Hunter, #3)
by Christina Dodd

In Philadelphia, Jeremiah "Mac" MacNaught is stunned by the behavior of his professional investigator appointed to investigate the bank robberies happening during Mardi Gras in his New Orleans bank branches by the "Beaded Bandids". The staid Reed seems totally entranced as he explains how he danced with Ionessa "Nessa" Dahl, who works at the bank and who happens to be one of the prime suspects behind these robberies. Mac decide its time to go to Ne
Julie (jjmachshev)
Jun 02, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008-reads
When I buy a new book by Christina Dodd, I know it's going to be an enjoyable read. I like her historicals, and when she began contemporaries I was a little leery, but once I read one...I was hooked. Her latest "Thigh High" is an exciting blend of passionate romance, humor, and a light mystery to boot!

Nessa is a heroine to enjoy. She's always tried to do the right thing and her soft heart has really only let her down once. Since the death of her parents, she's lived with her eccentric aunts in
Feb 29, 2012 Caro rated it really liked it
Shelves: dodd-christina, own
I really liked this book. It had some good page-turning scenes. I also liked twisting turns towards the end and how everything is solved. I get both sides and like the spunk and humor. The aunts are great too. This book had emotions, suspense, humor, twists and turns, and some great characters. I would definitely read this book again. It's staying on the shelf. Enjoy
Mar 21, 2010 Shelita rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-books
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to any stories about Mac's brothers. And as usual I never figure the mystery aspect!!!! I can't even solve a Scooby Doo mystery so it's a good thing I'm not a PI or something.

I loved Nessa's extended family and friends. I hope Georgia gets her own story too.
Jan 19, 2015 Sandy rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, romance
This is a good romance, but not 5 stars worth. Dodd is an enjoyable author and I have read many of her books. Some are better than others. In this one, Jeremiah MacNaught owns the bank that Nessa Dahl works in. There are several branches of the bank in New Orleans and many of them have been robbed - one of them, once a year during Mardi Gras. The amount of money is low, the most was around $1200. Yet, Mac is determined to find out who the "Beaded Bandits" are! He sends a private investigator to ...more
Oct 22, 2014 Anita rated it it was amazing
5+++++ stars! Absolutely a wonderful book. Set in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, more romance than suspense with a horrid wicked boss that will have you heaping voodoo curses on her head.

Nessa is trying to get her two great-aunts and their elderly cook to slow down. Since Nessa went to college they have turned their Garden District historical home into a boarding house. Nessa has slaved as assistant manager at a bank for seven years since graduation in the hopes of a promotion to get the border
Teresa Medeiros
Oct 26, 2012 Teresa Medeiros rated it it was amazing
I've really enjoyed all of Christina Dodd's contemps but I think this is one of her best. Not only are Nessa and Mac a lot of fun but the cast of secondary characters (including the eccentric aunts and boarders--especially Pootie) are just delightful. They don't interrupt the romance or the suspense but actually enhance it. I also liked the theme of setting the book in New Orleans during the time of its rebirth because that theme echoes through the story and its characters, giving everyone the h ...more
Dana Nelson
Jan 02, 2010 Dana Nelson rated it liked it
After giving this book 3 stars, I had to look up what I had rated the previous two... I gave those 2 stars and thought that rather harsh. I then recalled the stories, though, and have to agree that I did like this one a bit more. I believe it was the setting more than anything. I love coming out of a book knowing more than I went in! I now relish the idea of visiting and experiencing the South and their famous hospitality. I'm also going to be dreaming of beignets at Deaux for some time...

I enjo
It started off pretty decent then went downhill fast. The characters were unlikeable and very one-dimensional. Events that should be somewhat devastating played off much too light. Getting mugged? Or locked in a bank vault? Or finding out your great-aunts are robbers? Meh, no biggie. Have a cookie! It's all good! I half-expected some of the absurd characters, Clarisa and Hestia (?) - see? I just finished reading it and I've already forgotten the names - to wink at the book, like they do in movie ...more
Mar 30, 2013 Waverly rated it it was ok
The scrooge of this story is painted in black strokes... and the hero. That is pretty much the reason why the "happily ever after" doesn't work for me this time. I can handle a certain amount of being a jerk, out of awkwardness (see Jane Austen's Darcy) but Mac is pretty solidly a power-hungry, paranoid jerk. Oh well. The New Orleans aspect of the story was engaging, and I felt for the downtrodden heroine, as well as the indomitable great aunts who rally support from their boarders and friends. ...more
Nancy Brady
Apr 28, 2013 Nancy Brady rated it really liked it
A contemporary romance set in post-Katrina New Orleans finds a CEO/insurance investigator trying to get to the bottom of a series of Mardi Gras bank robberies. His main suspect is one of his own bank employees, a very sensual, beautiful woman he has only viewed on the video tapes of the crimes. Enter lust and love while Jeremiah and Nessa attempt to solve the "Beaded Bandits" crime spree of small bank robberies plaguing his bank. Can he find the thief? Can she learn to trust again after being li ...more
Hero is a curmudgeonly bank president. Heroine is a sweet bank exec--but not a manager--in New Orleans, where hero's banks get robbed of specific amounts every Mardi Gras by what appear to be cross-dressing robbers. He's convinced it's the heroine who is at least masterminding the robberies, and after several years of them, he comes to New Orleans to prove it. And gets swept into the heroine's circle and the Southern tradition. It's a fun read with a good mystery.
Apr 30, 2016 Becky rated it it was ok
So far, this was my least favorite of the series. I was not a fan of Jeremiah- he came off as cruel and vengeful to me. And his "revenge" with the mortgage was never settled. Also, as a native New Orleanian- I found some of the setting elements hard to get past. While she did a good job incorporating the true feel of Mardi Gras as viewed by locals, especially with the line that Mardi Gras is not Bourbon Street, I feel as though she played up the "Southern Belle" element too much. While New Orlea ...more
Shari Straight
Apr 18, 2008 Shari Straight rated it it was amazing
This book is FUNNY! With a cast of zany characters, the heroine is beloved in post-Katrina New Orleans, and the hero suspects she is robbing his banks. During Mardi Gras, Laissez le bon temps rouler!
Feb 19, 2014 Heather rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The only thing crazier than New Orleans during Mardi Gras is this novel. I'm usually a huge fan of Christina Dodd, but this book fell flat.

Jeremiah MacNaught is an ex-gigolo turned billionaire northern bank owner who will stop at nothing to catch the beaded bandits robbing his New Orlean's banks. Every Mardi Gras they strike once and no one can seem to catch them. They leave notes with dating advice with the bank tellers they rob and steal less money per heist than McNaught probably pays for ca
May 22, 2012 Christianne rated it it was ok
At first I was really enjoying it and then it just fell apart for me. There was something lacking and something wrong. I'm sorry.. It was okay though, I did enjoy some parts of it. :)
Dec 22, 2010 Sarah rated it it was ok
I really enjoyed this book up to a point, but man the hero was an asshole at the end of the book (not just an alpha male/jerk. I couldn't believe that Nessa forgave him.
Dec 14, 2010 Lesley rated it it was ok
A flimsy plot at best. The aunts were sweet and endearing. I wasn't very taken with either Ionessa or Jeremiah.
Jul 29, 2014 Emmie rated it really liked it

Nessa Dahl always had the good sense to steer clear of trouble. Then Jeremiah MacNaught showed up in New Orleans, determined to get to the bottom of a string of bank robberies by two women wearing Mardi Gras masks. Little does Nessa realize that the handsome investigator is convinced she's involved with the crimes-or that he's willing to do anything to get the truth. Even if it means taking the beautiful woman he's convinced is a liar and a thief straight to bed...

Very entertaining! Some
Nov 06, 2015 Amelia rated it it was amazing
Loved it! This book is awesome, I've read so many mysteries at this point that I can usually figure out if there was going to be a twist. Not so with Thigh High; the story was unique and so were the characters, I really enjoyed how it was written. Dodd somehow managed to work in a cross dressing best friend, two elderly aunts who mean well but disrupt everything, and a wicked witch of a boss with a romance story between an alpha male who can't quite seem to grasp that people are kind and a heroi ...more
Christie P.
May 08, 2015 Christie P. rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Jeremiah "Mac" MacNaught comes to New Orleans to find out who the Beaded Bandits are that robbed one of his banks. He tried to sit back and let the local police deal with it but he is tired of waiting and decides to take matters into his own hands.

Nessa Dahl lost her parents when she was a little girl. She was moved into her eccentric great aunts' home in New Orleans and has lived with them ever since. The Dahl girls, as the town has named them, are outrageous and uncaring when it comes to other
Jul 04, 2010 Vanessa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who like romance, humor and some action, heaviest on the humor and characters
Recommended to Vanessa by: My mother
Shelves: series
A delightful book offering some great comic relief; such a refreshing change from serial killers. It was funny, and the plot and characters were enjoyable. The great-aunts are a hoot, and the craziness is addicting. But it was not without some action, pretty hot sex scenes and clever repartee. It took me a few chapters to get into it, but once I did, I was hooked.
Nessa and Mac both hate liars, and yet both of them lied anyway, each in their own respective ways, causing some conflict but humor as
After the two previous books (Trouble in High Heels, Tongue In Chic) disappointed me, it took awhile for me to pick up this book and read it. It stayed unread for more than a year in my shelf and I became wary of the other books in the Fortune Hunter's series. Given all that, I didn't have any expectations in this book, which was a good start.

After reading the first few chapters, I was hooked. I didn't expect to like the characters, but what pulled me in was the location (New Orleans) since I've
Apr 07, 2008 Gina rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves an excellent romantic suspense!
A joy to read!

As the third book in the series, I liked it even more than the second! This one was full of surprised! An excellent plot well played out, and characters so completely different from one another and completely colourful!

I adored Nessa. I thought she was a strong woman, brough up by strong women, with a kind and gentle heart, who'd do anything for anyone. She'd been played by someone she'd trusted, and paid dearly for that mistake.

Jeremiah is someone you'd love and want to just give
Sep 12, 2013 Michelle rated it really liked it
Another good read from Christina Dodd in the Fortune Hunter series. Nessa has been working hard at the bank but even though she’s the heart of the place, she’s not getting the promotion she deserves. She made one mistake years before and continues to pay for it. She’s trying to save up to help repair her family fortune but she just can’t get ahead. When a series of small bank robberies plagues the New Orleans banks, bank president, Jeremiah, goes undercover because he’s convinced that Nessa is b ...more
Feb 15, 2009 Nancy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Bank officer Nessa Dahl hates liars, thanks to a colleague whose sob story Nessa believed and who betrayed her trust. Deprived of a promotion because of her lapse in judgement, Nessa is none too pleased when an insurance investigator sweeps into the bank and takes charge. A series of bank robberies have brought him to town and he’s determined to catch a thief. Nessa faces a dilemma when confronted with the evidence. Will she lie to protect the thief if it’s someone she loves?
Jeremiah MacNaught
Oct 02, 2013 Crystal rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
You truth, there were only a few decent people in this book: the h, the housekeeper, the day trader, and the female cop. The H spent a good deal of the book proving, much like his brothers did whose books I've already read, that the apple didn't fall from the paternal tree.

Actually, I'd say he came close to be irredeemable. The whole foreclose on aunties' house to force h to be his mistress thing just... no. Fortunately, the housekeeper publicly confronted him about using the old ladie
Pj Ausdenmore
Jun 01, 2008 Pj Ausdenmore rated it really liked it
Set in sultry, post-Katrina New Orleans amidst the non-stop revelry of Mardi Gras, THIGH HIGH is the latest book in Dodd’s contemporary romantic suspense series.
It’s filled with plenty of action and suspense, hot sensuality and a whole host of the quirky, offbeat characters for which New Orleans is known.

Every Mardi Gras for the past four years, the “Beaded Bandits” have robbed a New Orleans branch of Premier Central Bank. Masked and gowned, the unfailingly polite bandits ask for specific, fair
Jan 21, 2016 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
What a fun romantic suspense set in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. Responsible, practical Nessa Dahl lives a fairly dull life working at a bank and living with her two great aunts in their historic home in the Garden District. Although the home has seen its finer days, Nessa and her very eccentric aunts do what they can to maintain the once grand home by taking in boarders for extra income. Nessa's dull routine comes to an end when Jeremiah MacNaught comes to town to investigate a series of robb ...more
May 29, 2012 Juliko rated it liked it
Well, that was not what I expected. I hoped for some humor and likable characters, but I got one Disneyland "everybody-loves-me-`cause-I`m-so-kind-and-sweet" girl as a heroine and a first-class asshole as a hero.
Is there one good reason for smart beautiful grown up woman to tolerate and forgive an absolute jerk, who`s convinced she is guilty in bank robberies just because he remembers her one little mistake 7 years ago and now keeps her on low-rank job till the end of the days? Oh, yes and he h
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