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Hidden Riches

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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
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
Ewa
May 30, 2013 Ewa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read, my-own
I fell in love again <3
Thenia
An interesting story about Jed, a traumatized cop who's handed in his badge, Dora, an antique and rarities shop owner from a theatrical family, and a man who will to go any length to acquire the rare things he covets and whose actions will affect all of them.

Jed rents Dora's neighboring apartment and plans to keep to himself, but she gives as good as she gets and piques his interest and he ends up spending more and more time with her. Dora enjoys needling the prickly man who hasn't really quit b
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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.
 Mary
Una trama de suspenso en donde Nora utiliza un recurso que suele usar, donde relata a la par la historia de la pareja protagonista y también del villano de la historia; como si fueran dos hilos conductores en polos opuestos hasta que inevitablemente se encuentran y se desencadena el desastre. Es un recurso un poco raro porque uno ya sabe quien es el malo, no tiene que andar adivinando, pero efectivo ya que el lector sigue leyendo para ver en que momento la vida de todos se cruza.

Dora Conroy es u
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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
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Teechbiz
Apr 05, 2010 Teechbiz rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Carol
Sep 26, 2015 Carol rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Un gran libro para estrenarme con Nora Roberts^^
THEBEAM
สาวดาว เพราะใชเวลาอานนานมากกก ...more
Mary
Feb 03, 2015 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  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
Sarah
Feb 09, 2013 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
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Maria
May 19, 2010 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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
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Jintana
Oct 11, 2011 Jintana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
นางเอกเปนเจาของรานขายของเกาทีบังเอิญไปไดของเกาทีประมูลมาลอตนึงโดยไมรูวาสินคาทีไดมาเปนของทีมีของมีคาทีถูกโจรกรรมและลักลอบซอนไว และเปนเหตุทำใหเกิดการฆาตกรรมหลายราย

พระเอกเปนตำรวจทีลาออกจากหนาทีการงานเพราะตัวเองเปนสาเหตุใหนองสาวตายจากการลางแคนของมาเฟีย พระเอกทนอยูในบานทีไดรับมรดกจากพอแมทีมีฐานะไมได ประกาศขายบานและมาเชาหองในตึกทีนางเอกเปนเจาของและอาศัยอยู

ภูมิหลังของตัวละครเอกทังสองตางกันอยางกับฟากับเหว นางเอกมาจาครอบครัวทีมีความสุขดวยความรักและความอบอุน ในขณะทีพระเอกมาจากครอบครัวทีแตกแยกและไมมีความสุ
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Kathleen
Jan 16, 2014 Kathleen marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nikita (NjKinny's World of Books & Stuff)
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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
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Ofelia
Jun 21, 2016 Ofelia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
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 -
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Andrea Porco
Sep 14, 2014 Andrea Porco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book. I loved everything from the setting, characters, and dialogue. The dialogue was probably my favorite thing. Nora Roberts really did a good job in developing the characters relationships through the dialogue. And quite frankly, parts of conversations were just so witty. The relationship between Jed and Dora was one of the best relationships I've read about in Nora Roberts books. I loved that she had developed a relationship between them before they jumped right in th ...more
Robin
Aug 24, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When antiques dealer Dora Conroy purchases a small painting and other unique items at an auction, she didn't know that she would become a target of International Smugglers. A few days after the purchase, her store was broken into. Dora also discovers that another dealer who bought items at the same auction has been murdered. She asks her new tenant, Jed Skimmerhorn for help. Jed is currently taking leave from the Philadelphia Police Department and has just moved into the apartment above Dora's a ...more
Juliana Philippa
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
Jun 22, 2010 Diane Rogers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Darlene Wilson
Feb 11, 2015 Darlene Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 brings home a priceless cache that makes her the target of an international criminal. Entwined in a reckless chase, Dora turns to her new neighbor, Jed Skimmerhorn, a cop who’s turned in his badge—and whose desire ...more
Cisly Morgan
Jan 23, 2015 Cisly Morgan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really great re-read

Loved the romance and the banter between Dora and Jed. Her mother and father were a lot too "sweetsie" but the rest of the characters were pretty good. Except for Finley. He seemed way, way too bad.

Now I read across several genres, Jeffery Deaver, Thomas Perry, Nora Roberts, Maeve Binchy, Veronica Roth, Bernard Cornwell... I love romance, mystery, adventure and real life. My husband only reads the news and romances, but I can't recommend this to him because, even tho it is a
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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. :)
Cathy Skendrovich
Feb 27, 2016 Cathy Skendrovich rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My rating is 4.5 stars. As an earlier NR, this book was not as tightly written as her later ones. But the overall magic of a NR book is still there. I liked the characters, the banter, the sex, and the suspense. She delivered it all. That being said, I was not as drawn to Jed as I am to most of her male characters. He does something in the first half of the book that turned me off of him, and because of Dora accepting it, turned me off of her as well. What happened was explained well, but it sti ...more
Chris
THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY

Not sure if this is even a 3 for me. More like 2.5, however, I did like Jed's story

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 - Dora and Jed were fascina
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Libby
This is the story of Dora and Jed. I enjoyed this story - some parts more than others. It was a suspense that held my interest and, unlike other reviewers, I found it interesting to get into the heads of the bad guys. I don't know. I just seem to enjoy the take down a little more if I've been able to understand the villain. My favorite part of the book - and what made it a solid read for me - was the heroine, Dora, and her interesting theatrical family. Dora was awesome. She was successful, conf ...more
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