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The Contestant

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  42 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews

How far would her competition go to win a million dollars? Lying? Cheating? Murder?

That's what former Olympic diver Talia Mooney feared when the body washed up on the site of the Ultimate Endurance reality TV show. Now she was stranded on a tropical island with her fellow contestants and their nervous host. One of them had to be the killer.

Was it the wannabe starlet, the

Paperback, 297 pages
Published July 1st 2005 by Silhouette Books
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Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to MelissaB by: AgentScully
This was a very good suspense romance. The heroine was quite likable, she was strong and smart but also nice. The hero was interesting, he was smitten with the heroine very quickly. The background idea of the reality series was the weakest part of the story, a series like Survivor goes to way more effort to assure the safety of the contestants. The story itself was very suspenseful, I had no idea who the murderer was until the reveal. If you like suspense romance with a survival theme, this one ...more
I really enjoyed this book, it was great especially the heroine who was so kick-ass, a former Olympian diver, she had spent four years in college studying to be an accountant, when her dreamer father got into trouble and needed money and she joined a reality show to make money, hating it since she never liked the camera.

She meets a mix up of people, some spoilt, some craving adventure and the hero who can't seem to keep his eyes of her and makes it clear he wants her and is there to win. The her
Apr 12, 2011 rated it really liked it
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This was part of a blogger bundle and it was fantastic! I loved the premise and the strength of the heroine. I loved the way the hero loves how powerful she is. This is a book that I wish was longer and that's the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars.
A quick read for me. I've enjoyed the show Survivor in the past and it was interesting to read a story based on that concept. The hero was a bit of a jerk at times but overall I enjoyed it.
Jennifer Wardrip
May 03, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Four-and-a-half years ago, Talia Mooney was a diver set to win Olympic gold. When she broke fingers on her right hand during her first dive, however, the gold-and her father's dreams-came to an end. Although Talia still took home the silver medal, for her, diving for competition's sake was over. Now she could go back to doing what she loved best-swimming, diving, and being in the water for no other reason than because she loved it.

Now, though, there are problems in Mooney-land. Her father, Coli
Anja Braun
Dec 23, 2011 rated it really liked it
I watch Survivor so when I read the back of this book..It seemed interesting and it was..A body washes up on the island U are stuck on with the other contestants..Who is the killer? I liked the inside view of how a show like this could be..I enjoyed it!
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Jan 08, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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i dont usually like these suspense mystery romances but the visuals i got from this book were good and lasting...she is a smooth writer..i surprisingly enjoyed it
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Awesome book - awesome premise. Awesome actiona and romance - loved it!
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