Rising Tides (Chesapeake Bay Saga, #2)
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Rising Tides (Chesapeake Bay Saga #2)

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Of the three brothers, it was Ethan who shared his father's passion for the Maryland shore. And now with his father gone, Ethan is determined to make the family boatbuilding business a success. But amidst his achievements lie the most important challenges of his life...

There is young Seth, who needs him more than ever. And there is a woman he has always loved but never bel...more
Mass Market Paperback, 330 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Jove (first published 1998)
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Isis FG
Jul 28, 2008 Isis FG rated it 4 of 5 stars Recommends it for: romance readers / Nora Roberts fans
Recommended to Isis FG by: continuation of a series / favorite author
Rising Tides is the second book in Nora Roberts' Chesapeake Bay / Quinn Brothers saga. It features the middle brother, Ethan, who was the 2nd boy rescued by Ray and Stella Quinn and given a new life. He's the epitome of the saying "still waters run deep." Ethan may be able to hold his own in a fight with his brothers, but he prefers to take things slow, to think them through and doesn't see the need to chatter unless there's something that really needs to be said. He's battered and scarred from...more
*Review without spoilers*

Ray and Stella had taken them in, three half-grown boys, all wild, all damaged, all strangers. And had made them a family.

Oh, my, Grace thought with her nose pressed up against the window. Oh, my. If she’d ever seen two more impressive examples of the male form, she couldn’t say when. She’d only intended to sneak a quick glance. Really. Just one innocent little peek. But then Ethan had peeled off his shirt and...

Another multiple re read I don’t tire of...

This book pic...more
Awwww... you know,until I discovered this author I considered myself a practical, levelheaded and down-to-Earth kind of woman. Not all the time, but most of it I try to be reasonable and sensible when I have to make a decision. I never fuss or get distressed on situations that tend to make most people altered and upset. What I'm trying to say is that I'm not of the emotional type, more the analyze-every-freaking-detail-before-making-a-decision type of girl. So then why do I keep getting surprise...more
NR already wrote this story, only she titled it The Heart of Devon MacKade. The similarities are far too many to count between the two. It's actually a bit ridiculous! I swear RT's Grace is HoDM's Cassie's doppelganger! The only difference between the two characters was their eye color!! So why am I not pissed that I just paid to read virtually the same story twice? Because this simple story appeals to me on so many levels. You got the small town community where everybody knows everybody. The ti...more
Brenda (b)
This one is just as good as the first. Even though it's more centered on the romance, the family theme is still a strong element and that's a good thing. Ethan has got to be the most controlled guy I've read about in a long time. But man, once or twice there I wanted to give him a kick in the rear to get him moving a bit faster. LOL! I like how Ray isn't a big central element of the story. He doesn't really reveal anything not already known and he doesn't interfere, just seems to reaffirm the lo...more
So sad to give the second book in the Chesapeake Bay Saga 3 stars after I gave the first book 5, but I didn't love it like I loved the first one.

Rising Tides continues the story of the Quinn brothers, though focusing on Ethan (the second kid Ray and Stella Quinn adopted) and Grace, a single mother who's been in love with him since always (and who Ethan has been in love with since always as well).
The book is actually too focused on them, on their romance. I would've loved that because I'm a sucke...more
Lisa Kay
★★★★ Very well narrated by David Stuart. I hesitate to give this 4 stars b/c there are parts that are a tiny bit tedious; nevertheless, I have come to care for these characters of Nora Roberts’ Chesapeake Bay Saga*, and I certainly want to find out what happens next. I don’t think this book, the second in the series, is a “stand-alone”; definitely Ethan and Grace’s on-going story would be enjoyed more if the first one, Sea Swept (Cam & Grace’s story), were read first.


The Quinns are three men...more
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The only audiobook I ever listened too with my husband. I recorded my experience in the "Listening to Those Sex Scenes" Speaking of Audiobooks column:

Tooling down the road with my dear hubby on a long trip to Colorado, I had big plans to introduce him to romance by listening to Nora Roberts’ Rising Tides and prove to him that romance could be as good as or better than the occasional Nicholas Sparks book he read. After all, the book is told more from a male perspective and is part of a series abo...more
All right, a confession: I like Nora Robert's male characters over her female characters. I don't know why, I think it's the fact that when I came to reading romance novels, all the men were arrogant SOBs, no consideration for the women they loved, no emotional depth, and just ugh. Since I grew up with brothers who were well, decent, the men in romance novels were a veritable WTF to me, and I could never fathom it - until I discovered NR's men and it was love. I knew these guys, they were the br...more
This has to be one of the best, if not THE best, books I have ever had the pleasure to read.
Rising Tides is the 2nd book in this series. Each book focuses on one of the 4 brothers adopted by Ray and Stella Quinn. Each of the boys had a horrible childhood until they were taken in by the Quinns.
This book tells the story of the 2nd boy, Ethan. Due to the awful things Ethan's bioligical mother allowed to happen to him, Ethan made the decision early in life that he would never allow her genes to be...more
Personagens? Lamentavelmente, este foi um dos casais que não me encantou como estava à espera. Ethan, tal como os seus irmãos também teve uma infância conturbada e talvez a pior que todos os outros, apesar ele se ter tornado um homem cauteloso (na minha opinião excessivamente), calmo e forte nunca chegou verdadeiramente a ultrapassar o seu passado. Grace é uma amiga de infância da família, uma mulher lutadora e independente. A relação de ambos é doce, ternurenta, lentinha mas apaixonada, no ent...more
I enjoyed the 2nd book of the Quinn Saga a lot better than the 1st book. Ethan is the most quiet of the Quinn brothers. He lives with the nightmares of his past which prevents him from truly being happy. Both he and Grace have had feelings for one another for years and it has taken them over 10 years for them to finally come together. I like Grace. She worked hard to provide for her daughter and she was the one who made every effort to bring her and Ethan together, despite his protests, otherwis...more
5 ++++ The second book in the Chesapeake Bay Saga. This story had everything I love, quiet hot hero, strong heroine, great secondary characters, sexual tension to name a few things. I loved Ethan, loved the way he loved Grace, he would melt when he just looked at her. So sweet! Of course his whole back-story is heartbreaking and you just want so much for him to heal. I hope the next two books in the series are as good as the first two.
Just incredible and I absolutely LOVED it!

The general consensus seems to be that this book isn't as good as the first one, but I have to say I disagree because I totally loved it. I liked the first one a lot but this one really got me.

Our hero Ethan had such an awful past that I really felt my heart breaking for him. I agree with Grace he IS very stupid, but his stupidity is the result of the very best of intentions. Yes, he hurt our poor heroine but I think he honestly didn't see another way ar...more
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I kind of thought Ethan would be saved for last for some reason. Maybe it was the whole still waters running deep thing and the fact that his history was alluded to in the first book and it seemed pretty bad. Bad enough to leave his salvation for last. Buuut, then again, you can tell that his lady love is going to be the pretty, but tired single-mother Grace Monroe, so yes, of course he would be next.

I loooooooooved the first half of this book. It had that Can't Put It Down quality I didn't get...more
Joana M.

Set on the windswept shores of the Chesapeake Bay, Nora Roberts's Rising Tides, the second book in the Quinn Brothers trilogy, continues the story of the lives and loves of adopted brothers Ethan, Cameron, and Philip Quinn. Eager to honor their father's dying wish that their other brother, Seth, be cared for, the three settle into life with a 10-year-old. Of all the brothers, it is Ethan who finds himself drawn to the young boy, because both suffered horrific abuse before being a...more
Ethan and Grace's story rivals that of Cam and Anna, the first book in this series, but Ethan's truly awful history really caught my emotions. Watching him struggle between his desire for Grace (of 10 years duration) and his horror at the possibility of creating a child like his own mother and therefore his conviction that he should not marry or have children or even have love in his life was almost more than I could bear. I cried repeatedly and felt wrung out by the end of the book - in spite o...more
QiJia (Missing In Action) 치쟈
3.5 stars
A really really slow paced book just like Ethan
Slow and steady is Ethan virtue but God he is just so damn freaking SLOW
Ethan's a good responsible steady think-through-everything man but he really is dumb sometimes
Cam and Philip is more fun than Ethan
but after reading Ethan's childhood I understand how he got this personality
Rising Tides is the sequel to Sea Swept
we see how the Quinns continue looking after each other especially Seth
I love watching how the Quinns bond with Seth and seein...more
Mishma Nixon
I was pretty excited to read Rising Tides,as I loved Sea Swept.I am always a sucker for romance,especially when it's Nora Roberts'.But Rising Tides was so disappointing to me.

Grace and Ethan,were okay I guess.They were a nice couple,but not one I'll choose for the main one.The whole loving each other from a small age but never saying it out loud business can be cute,but that's not how it was in Rising Tides.It was really annoying.

Okay,I get it.You guys are already in love with each other,so when...more
Krista (One Love) (Critical)
This book is boring and annoying. I don't particularly like Ethan or Grace, though I hate Grace even more.

Nothing much happens here. Seth is even more annoying than ever. He punches Ethan in the face twice, and a few more times in the stomach. Actually punches him, with all his might! The stupid little kid! Yeah, he had a sucky few years of childhood, but that doesn't give him the right to punch his guardian! And not even get in trouble for it! I'm sorry, but Ethan should at least have yelled a...more
Mónica Silva
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Mais uma estória linda acerca dos irmãos Quinn, desta vez com Ethan como foco principal. Tal como os seus irmãos, teve uma infância conturbada, vítima de abusos verbais e físicos, o que o tornou inseguro e cauteloso. Ethan é um homem sereno, calmo e ponderado, mas profundamente apaixonado por Grace, uma mulher lutadora e mãe solteira que fará tudo para garantir um futuro para a sua pequena filha. Contudo, Ethan não deixa transparecer os seu...more
Ethan is the perfect broken hero. He's had a rough life but with the love of great adoptive parents he became an honorable man. Grace, the love of his life, found dreams could be shattered by those who loved you and restored by those you didn't know loved you. Ethan and Grace are great together, add in a special two year old and broken 11 year old Seth and you have the makings of a fantastic story. I loved this, the second book in the Chesapeak Bay saga, and would recommend it as a good example...more
Ana Teresa Aragão
Classificação: 4 estrelas

Apesar de dar 4 estrelas, estas 4 estrelas são mais pequeninas que as que dei ao primeiro volume. Estou a adorar a saga, no entanto preferi o livro anterior. Este foca-se mais na história de amor de Grace e Ethan, que achei lindíssima e ainda me arrancou umas lagriminhas no fim. Aprofunda também mais a história de vida de Seth e isso deixou-me com muita curiosidade quanto ao próximo.

Obrigada Ne pelo empréstimo :)
Kelly Hunter
Why all the 5 star reviews? I'm running through my keeper shelf. Love the setting for this series. In love with all the men. But Ethan's my favourite.
A good series and I really liked the development of the characters. The Quinn brothers are worth the read!
Patricia Solla
This is book two of the quartet written by the author. So now we know the first brother has married and have figured that another brother is about to take the fall into love. The reader, of course, gets the introduction to his life story and how it affects the newest 'brother' and the storyline continues as to who the boy is and what needs to be done about keeping him in the family. Once again we get and entertaining romance, a bit more of what's happening the newest member of the family and a f...more
Adoro esta saga. É a minha preferida.
To me, this was the most annoying of the trilogies. Nora Roberts writes the same story over and over and over again, so that's not what upset me. I was annoyed by the pretentiousness of the female lead character, Grace. I don't understand how after a few weeks of dating someone can expect the other person to marry you. Yes, I understand their love has been hidden for decades and has crushed their souls and all that jazz, but as they realize during the "climactic" fight between her and Ethan that...more
Book 2 in the Chesapeake Bay saga revolves around Ethan Quinn against the backdrop of the continuing drama involving Seth and the establishment of the Quinn boatbuilding business.

With Cam and Anna away on their honeymoon Ethan steps up to look after Seth and he also finds himself acting on his long term attraction to Grace, their friend and housekeeper, and divorced mother of two year old Aubrey.

But the terrible things that happened to Ethan before he was rescued by Ray and Stella Quinn have mad...more
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There is young Seth, who needs him more than ever. And there is a woman he has always loved but never believed he could have. But beneath Ethan's seemingly still waters is a dark and painful past. He must learn to see around the shadows to accept who he is. Because through Ethan's past lies the future--and his one chance at happiness..
This is the second book in the Chesapeake Bay series and it's Ethan Quinn's story. I love the Quinn brothers. They were all adopted by Ray and Stella Quinn, taken...more
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