★★★★✩Well narrated by Gabra Zackman. Difficult to rate this book NR wrote way back in 1986. Twenty-five years ago! Parts of it definitely dipped down to 3 stars, but others were excellent. At certain times the pacing is off. Neat to see the romantic suspense writer she will become, but hard not to compare it to the best of to her current work. I love a good treasure hunt and a diving story, so I’m going with four stars.
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The book is dated, severely dated in fact. The hero is smoking without any comment by anyone around him, he simply goes ahead and not only visits the parents of the heroine without her knowledge, he even takes her ten-year-old daughter alone out to the zoo and buys her stuff. Today this comes over as rather skeevy, just as his comments about said dau...more
A murder mystery begins almost immediately, so this is a page turner for t...more
Still, it was a pleasurable, quick, exciting, and intriguing read.
This is a typical Nora Roberts book. A little different in my opinion than her usual stuff, but nevertheless excellent. You have a heroine who became pregnant in college and for reasons explained in the book, she leaves her home and even her country to start a new life with her daughter. She winds up creating a successful business and a comfortable life for her and h...more
Liz Palmer runs a dive business in the quiet tranquility of a Caribbean island. Tranquil, that is, until a routine trip over the reef reveals the body of her newest employee - diver Jerry Sharpe. But when his brother, Jonas, shows up asking questions, Liz can't see how she can help. She barely knew Jerry. Then someone breaks into Liz's apartment, intent on her murder. Liz realizes that she is already more involved in Jonas' quest to unravel Jerry's murky past than she wanted to be. And now Jonas...more
Not one of her best.
While Jonas and Liz didn't thrill me, I did enjoy the murder mystery. I think it was handled well...more
Meine Meinung: Dieser Liebesroman ist ein...more
May 16, 2012
Natalie rated it 5 of 5 stars false · review of another edition
I've read so many Nora Roberts books over the years, I'm really out of compliments on her work. However, I'll give it a shot. *LOL*
This is a typical Nora Roberts book. A little different in my opinion than her usual stuff, but nevertheless excellent. You have a heroine who became pregnant in college and for reasons explained in the book, she leaves her home and even her country to start a new life with her daughter...more
Diingetin teman, harusnya nulis review di kolom review. Kalo menurut perasaanku sih, kemarin aku udah nulis dikolom review, ternyata malah di kolom status, heheh.. Jadi malu >,<'!
Setelah insiden si buku pake acara ngumpet entah
dimana, dan baru ketemu beberapa hari lalu, selesai juga aku bacanya..
Baca ulang novel ini, sekali lagi aku dibuat terkagum2 pada keindahan Pulau Cozumel, Meksiko.
Cozumel (dari bahasa Maya yang berarti pulau walet; bahasa Maya m...more
Ada bagian yang hilang dalam diri Jonas saat Jerry mati dan dia bertekad untuk menemukanny...more
Liz lives in Mexico and runs a dive shop. She left Texas as a pregnant teenager and her daughter, Faith, lives with Liz's parents during the school year. When Jonas arrives she is shocked, because he is the identical twin of Jerry, who used to work for her and board with her. Jonas assumes Liz has something to do with Je...more
Liz Palmer is raising her daughter alone because the child's father didn't want her. She hires a new diving instructor, Jerry Sharpe, but within two weeks of working for her, he turns up dead -- leading Liz to ask some questions. Then Jerry's twin brother Jonas shows up, asking questions and making trouble for Liz. As each learn about what happened to Jerry, they fall in love, both having to reopen their hearts to the pain of love after failing the first time arou...more
This is a good, solid early (1986) romance from Nora Roberts. A couple instances showed its age--like when DNA tests weren't mentioned to show who her dauther's father was, but overall is was OK. The story was good way to spend a rainy afternoon--and brought back some nice Cozumel memories for m...more
I have this as a book as well as the ebook version just read and was surprised to see its over 25 yrs since it was written! That does explain some of the smaltzy scenes that I tended to skip through, as I think her more current stand alone stories are much better.
However, always like a good Nora story and it does deliver
Liz Palmer, a single mother who owns a dive shop in Cozumel, employs Jerry Sharpe, who is murdered soon after. She meets Jonas Sharpe when he comes asking questions about his brother’s suspicious death, assuming she may have something to do with it. As the mystery begins to unravel, the two adults must face danger if they ever want the chance of a future.
Not my favorite Nora Roberts book, but still a good read.
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Loved the characters and the building of emotion throughout. Overall great story but I have to admit not my favourite :)
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