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Hidden Riches

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  10,399 ratings  ·  165 reviews
Antiques dealer Dora Conroy and her tenant, former cop Jed Skimmerhorn, discover that the painting she purchased at auction is a magnet for an international smuggler who will stop at nothing to reclaim his hidden riches.
ebook, 480 pages
Published May 1st 1995 by Jove Books (first published July 13th 1994)
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Maria
The suspense is great but the frustration of not being able to warn the characters about something the reader has already read is awesome - and painful. I had a few issues with things that are pet peeves for me, like ignoring a hot meal so the main characters can have sex and ripping a sweatshirt in two to get at a woman - really, who lets their food go cold for sex when you can always have sex later and has anyone tried ripping apart a sweatshirt? You might be able to enlarge a hole that's alre...more
Ewa
I fell in love again <3
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
Angela James
Re-reading. Made the time on the elliptical and treadmill pass quickly this morning, which is always nice! this is still one of my favorite old-skool Nora books. Her non JD Robb books are always hit and miss for me, but I always enjoy this one.
Tempo de Ler
Tesouros Escondidos já está há algum tempinho entre nós mas só agora tive oportunidade de o ler. Posso dizer que gostei; o enredo não é extraordinário mas a história é boa e está bem contada. Dificilmente sobressairia no mercado actual, com tanta oferta de thrillers empolgantes e romances arrebatadores.

Gostei da forma como Nora Roberts intercalou o romance com a resolução do problema em mãos que, embora não seja nenhum mistério já que a identidade dos vilões bem como os seus objectivos e motivaç...more
Teechbiz
My first attempt at reading a Nora Roberts book. I held my nose and chided myself that she was just to much a part of the vernacular to ignore her. I'm not really into romance novels.

I was surprised that it really was much better than I thought it would be. That works out well because someone gave me several of her books saying that I really "MUST" read them.
Carrie
TBR Challenge 2011 - I'm using the TBR Challenge to make myself clear out some books that have been on my to-read shelf for a long while. Hidden Riches has been on my list since January 2010.

Dora's quick wit makes this book. Nora Roberts does a great job writing her, and writing the interactions between Dora and Jed. Jed is a complex character, but even though he acts like a jerk on several occasions, he isn't an unlikable person. In fact, his struggles are some of the most realistic I've seen i...more
Maria
Isadora, or Dora, gets to be an unwilling participant in art smuggling when she buys a few things at an auction. A trail of corpses leads directly to Dora and a rich art collector that stops at nothing to get a painting back.

Jed is a cop on personal leave since he brought down a drug lord who killed his sister. He is very angry at the world and have a big problem letting people under his skin. Especially a hot landlady.

The story of Dora and Jed is, as usual with Nora Roberts, filled with witty d...more
Jintana
นางเอกเป็นเจ้าของร้านขายของเก่าที่บังเอิญไปได้ของเก่าที่ประมูลมาล๊อตนึงโดยไม่รู้ว่าสินค้าที่ได้มาเป็นของที่มีของมีค่าที่ถูกโจรกรรมและลักลอบซ่อนไว้ และเป็นเหตุทำให้เกิดการฆาตกรรมหลายราย

พระเอกเป็นตำรวจที่ลาออกจากหน้าที่การงานเพราะตัวเองเป็นสาเหตุให้น้องสาวตายจากการล้างแค้นของมาเฟีย พระเอกทนอยู่ในบ้านที่ได้รับมรดกจากพ่อแม่ที่มีฐานะไม่ได้ ประกาศขายบ้านและมาเช่าห้องในตึกที่นางเอกเป็นเจ้าของและอาศัยอยู่

ภูมิหลังของตัวละครเอกทั้งสองต่างกันอย่างกับฟ้ากับเหว นางเอกมาจาครอบครัวที่มีความสุขด้วยความรักและควา...more
Kathleen
Jan 16, 2014 Kathleen marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rom-suspense
Gonna try this one. This might be a little like my favorite by Nora Roberts, The Witness. A quirky antique dealer and an uptight cop.
Duncan Mandel

#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts unveils the intriguing world of antiques dealing, where an independent woman discovers the price of breathless desire—and the schemes of an obsessed killer…

Dora Conroy has a passion for antiques—and any other rarities she can acquire for her quaint Philadelphia shop. A seasoned dealer, she knows all the tricks of the trade. But she is unprepared for the deadly consequences when she purchases a few curiosities at an auction—and unknowingly bring

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Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff)
http://njkinny.blogspot.in/2014/04/bo...

Dora Conroy is from a family of actors and owns an antique shop. She rents her adjacent flat above her shop to Captain Jed Skimmerhorn. Sparks fly at the first glance but Jed is haunted by demons of his past and running from feelings he doesn't want to feel, he is determined to keep his distance from the fiery and all too sexy, Dora.
Dora, on the other hand, believes in going with her feelings and has an expressive heart.
What will happen when these two co...more
Mary
Feb 27, 2014 Mary rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nora Roberts fans, mystery lovers
Recommended to Mary by: It was a Nora Roberts
Shelves: romance
Parts of this book I really love, parts of this book I skim, and that might be part of the problem for me. I like the parts in her building, in the store, in the apartments over it. I don't care for the scenes where they are traveling all over the place, I don't know why. It's been a while since I read the whole thing but I do read parts of it over and over again. When the two of them are together, it's bright and sparkling and witty, when they are off chasing after whatever it was they chased a...more
Ellen
Originally posted on The Canon! {http://canireadeverything.blogspot.co...}

I snagged Hidden Riches off the shelf at my library for one reason: it was the only Nora Roberts book there that I hadn't read yet. I didn't glance at the back, didn't look at the book cover...and, boy, I'm glad I did.


THE CHARACTERS
I was pleasantly surprised by the two main characters in Hidden Riches. Although the character types are fairly familiar - the gruff and reluctant hero falling for the warm, engaging heroine -...more
Juliana
I've been reading Nora Roberts like crazy this summer, and this is definitely my least favorite so far. It was by no means bad and I actually really liked it at first, but I had to convince myself to keep on picking it up this last week so I could finish and I was able to put it aside for 8 days and start/finish other books instead - never a good sign.
Diane Rogers
This is my absolute favorite Nora Roberts book! Which is saying a lot with all the books she has published. The chemisty and interaction between the main characters (as well as the supporting characters) is wonderful.
mikha  ϟ
It was was one my grandpa's books that i just found lying around. I didn't expect to like it, but i did. :)
David Pimenta
Tesouros Escondidos, o romance de Nora Roberts, conta a história de Dora Conroy, uma proprietária de uma loja de antiguidades compra um quadro que é muito mais do parece. A sua vida muda drasticamente com esta compra e com o seu novo inclino Jed Skimmerhorn, do apartamento por cima da sua loja. Depois de sair do leilão, a vida de Dora desenrola-se numa teia de romance, mistério e crime.
Imensas pessoas não elegem Nora Roberts como escritora preferida pelos seus finais felizes e previsíveis mas e...more
Sarah
4.5 stars (c'mon GoodReads! Give us half stars!)

I was pretty surprised that I liked this one as I tend to not like her earlier works as much. I believe this was originally written in 1995.

I liked the characters. Jed was sometimes a bit too not nice. But I liked Dora's character a lot. Very fun and relaxed and didn't let his attitude bring hers down.

This was a really fun read. Sometimes there was a tad too much focus on the villains but overall I loved this one. NR really knows how to draw the e...more
Cyndi
It's amazing what a little time and distance can do to your opinion of a book. When I first read Hidden Riches I walked away thinking "eh ... that was okay." Having just reread it after several years, my opinion is completely different. I loved this book. It was surprisingly fun for a book chock full of murder and mayhem and "deep feelings."

The main characters, Dora and Jed (can I take a minute to say something? Jed?? Really?? Jed??) were well drawn characters whose personalities and experience...more
Srisurang
(อ่านภาษาอังกฤษ)ชอบค่ะ อ่านเพลิน เป็นนิยายรักกึ่งสืบสวนแบบช้า เดินเรื่องเรื่อยๆ ไม่รีบร้อน (จนบางทีก็อยากให้กระชับกว่านี้หน่อย) ในด้านสืบสวนไม่ค่อยตื่นเต้นและไม่เข้มข้นอะไรนัก เพราะเรื่องนี้มันเป็นนิยายรักมากกว่า
แต่ด้านความรักดีค่ะ ชอบ บุคลิกพระเอก มีปม ไม่เชื่อในรัก ปากแข็ง นางเอกใจดี น่ารัก ช่างคุย เรื่องแนวอบอุ่นปนหวานนิดๆ พระเอกนางเอกช่างต่อปากต่อคำกัน อ่านแล้วยิ้ม มีตัวร้ายโผล่มาบ้างให้ได้ตื่นเต้น เรื่องนี้เขียนนานแล้ว สมัยที่ยังไม่มีมือถือเลย การแต่งตัวทำผมอะไรก็เลยดูเรโทรเล็กน้อย แล้วก็มี...more
Jennifer
Hidden Riches, set in modern-day Philadelphia, brings together Jed Skimmerhorn, a discontented police captain and Dora Conway, an antiques dealer. Captain Skimmerhorn is the new tenant in the apartment located above Dora's antique shop and across from her own living quarters. No doubt that they are feeling definite attraction toward each other, Skimmerhorn fights against his feelings for Dora and the loving, overwhelming Conway family. Forces change however when he is pulled in by Dora, who unwi...more
Makuka
Dora Conroy tem uma pequena loja de antiguidades e, num leilão de arte, compra um quadro que é muito mais do que parece. Depois há o novo inquilino do apartamento por cima da sua loja, Jed Skimmerhorn, um ex-polícia que tem tanto de rude quanto de charmoso. Mas é ele quem a salva quando a loja é assaltada e Dora descobre que os outros compradores do mesmo leilão estão a ser assassinados. Juntando forças com Dora para descobrir quem está por detrás dos roubos e das mortes, Jed é atraído para a vi...more
Aurora
Darf es ein Krimi mit Liebesgeschichte sein? Oder doch lieber ein Liebesroman mit Krimiaspekten? Man kann es drehen und wenden, wie man möchte, im Endeffekt kommt jedes Mal eine sehr interessante Mischung heraus.
Obwohl man als Leser von Anfang an sowohl die »gute« als auch die »böse« Seite der Geschichte kennt und mitverfolgt, wird das Buch in keiner Weise langweilig. Denn trotz allem treten immer wieder Wendungen auf, mit denen man so überhaupt nicht gerechnet hat.
Die Charaktere sind alle sehr...more
Mancho283
ช่วงนี้ไม่ว่างอ่านนิยายเลย ยุ่งวุ่นวายกับภารกิจอะไรไม่รู้ไปหมด แต่พอดีอาทิตย์ที่แล้วลางานทำบุญบ้านเลยได้หยิบเล่มนี้มาอ่าน

ตอนอ่านไม่คาดหวัง(อีกแล้ว) แค่รู้สึกว่าช่วงนี้อยากอ่านแนวนี้ก็เลยหยิบมาอ่าน แต่พอได้อ่านแล้วเรารู้สึกว่าเราชอบมาก คือพูดถึงเรื่องของการสืบสวนถึงแม้ว่าจะไม่หนักเพราะนิยายมันเน้นโรแมนซ์แต่เราคิดว่ามันกลมกล่อม เพราะว่าเคยอ่านเรื่องที่เป็นสืบสวนแต่เน้นโรแมนซ์อย่างเดียวเลยทำให้เรื่องขาดอรรถรสตรงนี้ไป ฉะนั้นเราเลยมองว่าเรื่องเนี้ยมันลงตัว กลมกล่อมสมกับเป็นแนวนี้ดี ชอบนางเอกที่เป็นคน...more
Tanya
- audio, mass produced trashy novel from the early 90's - which was really obvious as I was trying to figure out a scene where the lead runs over to the romantic interest apt because her phone is dead. He checks his, and then refers her to the phone booth across the street. I'm thinking... uh, cell phone... duh, but right after that they make mention of the date 12/24/92. Yeah I can see that cell phones wouldn't have been widely used at that point... so funny to think that less than 15 years ago...more
Amanda
Most of Nora Roberts' books use a variation of half a dozen plots or characters that she often recycles (saying nothing against it, as I still read all her works and enjoy them even if they do often seem quite familiar and predictable). But this was a nice change - familiar characters and plot, but it felt a bit more unique than some of her other books, which was refreshing.
Romanticdryad
I didn't mind this one but the pacing was kind of awkward and it wound up with a much longer ending than I expected.

This is still standard Nora fare with an antiques dealer and a cop out on stress leave after a traumatic event. There are violent art thieves and the antiques dealer's wacky family to contend with as well.

All in all it was kind of forgettable.
Steve
Brilliant, and I could not put this book down. This isn't my first time at the author's buffet, but so far I've only read her under J.D. Robb. The two storylines that were developed and moved along at their own pace was excellent, and then they came together awesomely into a delicious climax. I can not wait to read more of the authors work.
Amanda
This book is really slow paces considering there are murders and a mystery. It takes the lead couple over 200 pages to get anywhere other than kissing. The dramatic irony is painful, as the hero blunders around and we watch the bad guys plot.

Also, the heroine's always wearing jumpsuits. What? Not even in the 90s darling.
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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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