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(Fortune Hunter #3)

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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  2,288 ratings  ·  123 reviews
Nessa Dahl always had the good sense to steer clear of trouble. Then Jeremiah MacNaught showed up in New Orleans, determined to get to the bottom of a string of bank robberies by two women wearing Mardi Gras masks. Little does Nessa realize that the handsome investigator is convinced she's involved with the crimes-or that he's willing to do anything to get the truth. Even ...more
Paperback, 392 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by Berkley Books
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Katherine 黄爱芬
Novel ini lucu lucu geblek yg mengisahkan ttg dua nenek buyut yg eksentrik yg mengasuh cucu buyut mereka, Neesa.

Masalahnya, Neesa yg bekerja di suatu bank, tetiba dirampok oleh penjahat yg menamakan Beaded Bandits. Jeremiah Mac adalah investigator yg menangani kasus ini. Dan selama menangani kasus ini Jeremiah yg mengaku sbg mantan gigolo malah kepincut dan merayu Neesa, malah sampai melamar Neesa yg juga mabok kepayang dgn si investigator seksi ini.

Seperti dihantam halilintar, saat Beaded Ban
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Jun 02, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008-reads
When I buy a new book by Christina Dodd, I know it's going to be an enjoyable read. I like her historicals, and when she began contemporaries I was a little leery, but once I read one...I was hooked. Her latest "Thigh High" is an exciting blend of passionate romance, humor, and a light mystery to boot!

Nessa is a heroine to enjoy. She's always tried to do the right thing and her soft heart has really only let her down once. Since the death of her parents, she's lived with her eccentric aunts in
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Caro
Jan 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dodd-christina, own
I really liked this book. It had some good page-turning scenes. I also liked twisting turns towards the end and how everything is solved. I get both sides and like the spunk and humor. The aunts are great too. This book had emotions, suspense, humor, twists and turns, and some great characters. I would definitely read this book again. It's staying on the shelf. Enjoy
Shelita
Mar 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library-books
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to any stories about Mac's brothers. And as usual I never figure the mystery aspect!!!! I can't even solve a Scooby Doo mystery so it's a good thing I'm not a PI or something.

I loved Nessa's extended family and friends. I hope Georgia gets her own story too.
Carolyn
Dec 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: dodd-christina
3.5
Eve
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Thigh High (Fortune Hunter, #3)
by Christina Dodd


In Philadelphia, Jeremiah "Mac" MacNaught is stunned by the behavior of his professional investigator appointed to investigate the bank robberies happening during Mardi Gras in his New Orleans bank branches by the "Beaded Bandids". The staid Reed seems totally entranced as he explains how he danced with Ionessa "Nessa" Dahl, who works at the bank and who happens to be one of the prime suspects behind these robberies. Mac decide its time to go to Ne
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Sandy
Oct 14, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, romance
This is a good romance, but not 5 stars worth. Dodd is an enjoyable author and I have read many of her books. Some are better than others. In this one, Jeremiah MacNaught owns the bank that Nessa Dahl works in. There are several branches of the bank in New Orleans and many of them have been robbed - one of them, once a year during Mardi Gras. The amount of money is low, the most was around $1200. Yet, Mac is determined to find out who the "Beaded Bandits" are! He sends a private investigator to ...more
Anita
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5+++++ stars! Absolutely a wonderful book. Set in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, more romance than suspense with a horrid wicked boss that will have you heaping voodoo curses on her head.

Nessa is trying to get her two great-aunts and their elderly cook to slow down. Since Nessa went to college they have turned their Garden District historical home into a boarding house. Nessa has slaved as assistant manager at a bank for seven years since graduation in the hopes of a promotion to get the border
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Teresa Medeiros
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've really enjoyed all of Christina Dodd's contemps but I think this is one of her best. Not only are Nessa and Mac a lot of fun but the cast of secondary characters (including the eccentric aunts and boarders--especially Pootie) are just delightful. They don't interrupt the romance or the suspense but actually enhance it. I also liked the theme of setting the book in New Orleans during the time of its rebirth because that theme echoes through the story and its characters, giving everyone the h ...more
Dana
Nov 11, 2009 rated it liked it
After giving this book 3 stars, I had to look up what I had rated the previous two... I gave those 2 stars and thought that rather harsh. I then recalled the stories, though, and have to agree that I did like this one a bit more. I believe it was the setting more than anything. I love coming out of a book knowing more than I went in! I now relish the idea of visiting and experiencing the South and their famous hospitality. I'm also going to be dreaming of beignets at Deaux for some time...

I enjo
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Waverly
Mar 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
The scrooge of this story is painted in black strokes... and the hero. That is pretty much the reason why the "happily ever after" doesn't work for me this time. I can handle a certain amount of being a jerk, out of awkwardness (see Jane Austen's Darcy) but Mac is pretty solidly a power-hungry, paranoid jerk. Oh well. The New Orleans aspect of the story was engaging, and I felt for the downtrodden heroine, as well as the indomitable great aunts who rally support from their boarders and friends. ...more
Surveysdonna
It started off pretty decent then went downhill fast. The characters were unlikeable and very one-dimensional. Events that should be somewhat devastating played off much too light. Getting mugged? Or locked in a bank vault? Or finding out your great-aunts are robbers? Meh, no biggie. Have a cookie! It's all good! I half-expected some of the absurd characters, Clarisa and Hestia (?) - see? I just finished reading it and I've already forgotten the names - to wink at the book, like they do in movie ...more
Nancy Brady
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
A contemporary romance set in post-Katrina New Orleans finds a CEO/insurance investigator trying to get to the bottom of a series of Mardi Gras bank robberies. His main suspect is one of his own bank employees, a very sensual, beautiful woman he has only viewed on the video tapes of the crimes. Enter lust and love while Jeremiah and Nessa attempt to solve the "Beaded Bandits" crime spree of small bank robberies plaguing his bank. Can he find the thief? Can she learn to trust again after being li ...more
Gail
Hero is a curmudgeonly bank president. Heroine is a sweet bank exec--but not a manager--in New Orleans, where hero's banks get robbed of specific amounts every Mardi Gras by what appear to be cross-dressing robbers. He's convinced it's the heroine who is at least masterminding the robberies, and after several years of them, he comes to New Orleans to prove it. And gets swept into the heroine's circle and the Southern tradition. It's a fun read with a good mystery.
Lesley
Dec 14, 2010 rated it it was ok
A flimsy plot at best. The aunts were sweet and endearing. I wasn't very taken with either Ionessa or Jeremiah.
Sarah
Dec 22, 2010 rated it it was ok
I really enjoyed this book up to a point, but man the hero was an asshole at the end of the book (not just an alpha male/jerk. I couldn't believe that Nessa forgave him.
Valen
May 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
At first I was really enjoying it and then it just fell apart for me. There was something lacking and something wrong. I'm sorry.. It was okay though, I did enjoy some parts of it. :)
Shari Straight
Apr 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
This book is FUNNY! With a cast of zany characters, the heroine is beloved in post-Katrina New Orleans, and the hero suspects she is robbing his banks. During Mardi Gras, Laissez le bon temps rouler!
Robinn Yu
Jun 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Another guy that I think went over the line and was forgiven too quickly. This story has a woman that's too good to be true and a guy that learned to ask for forgiveness too late in my opinion.

One think about this series - I wish the brothers would interact more in these books. There's no buildup in the first three books of the relationship of the brothers, just that they find out they are related.
Wine and Late Night Mommy Reads
Saved by the aunts

Though this book isn't one of my absolute favorites it is still a great read that is saved by two crazy old ladies. Who will have you laughing your butt off by their antics.
Happy reading 🍷🌃🙎🔰
Angel Tochukwu
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best books I've read in months! Stayed up all night reading the book
Susan
Jun 22, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Good setting; well-written; great characters. Almost 4 stars.
Deborah  Cleaves
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good romp.

Misunderstandings and strong but flawed characters combine for an entertaining story. The negative fits into my least liked trope however, I.e., good sex means love.
Janet
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018
2.5 stars
Katy
May 02, 2018 rated it liked it
A banker is determined to discover who are the Masked Bandits that hit his banks during Mardi Gras, taking small amounts of money.
Pj Ausdenmore
Jun 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
Set in sultry, post-Katrina New Orleans amidst the non-stop revelry of Mardi Gras, THIGH HIGH is the latest book in Dodd’s contemporary romantic suspense series.
It’s filled with plenty of action and suspense, hot sensuality and a whole host of the quirky, offbeat characters for which New Orleans is known.

Every Mardi Gras for the past four years, the “Beaded Bandits” have robbed a New Orleans branch of Premier Central Bank. Masked and gowned, the unfailingly polite bandits ask for specific, fair
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Amy
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not a bad book. I always like Christina Dad and her contemporary romance series is another example of her talented writing. I love the varied characters and her stories including the transvestites, funny little old ladies, and of noxious bosses. I like the plot as well as the characters. The writing style was very relatable.
Cruth
Author: Christina Dodd
First published: 2008
Length: 508 pages (Large Print)
Setting: Contemporary, New Orleans.
Sex: Explicit. Reasonably frequent.
Hero: Wealthy illegitimate bank owner masquerading as an insurance investigator.
Heroine: Southern belle type bank manager assistant.

Lots of fun with a very light mystery but mostly focussed on the relationship development. Lots of trust issues for both H and h, wonderfully whimsical secondary characters, a generous view of New Orleans and a dramatic conc
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Heather
Jan 18, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The only thing crazier than New Orleans during Mardi Gras is this novel. I'm usually a huge fan of Christina Dodd, but this book fell flat.

Jeremiah MacNaught is an ex-gigolo turned billionaire northern bank owner who will stop at nothing to catch the beaded bandits robbing his New Orlean's banks. Every Mardi Gras they strike once and no one can seem to catch them. They leave notes with dating advice with the bank tellers they rob and steal less money per heist than McNaught probably pays for ca
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Christie P.
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Jeremiah "Mac" MacNaught comes to New Orleans to find out who the Beaded Bandits are that robbed one of his banks. He tried to sit back and let the local police deal with it but he is tired of waiting and decides to take matters into his own hands.

Nessa Dahl lost her parents when she was a little girl. She was moved into her eccentric great aunts' home in New Orleans and has lived with them ever since. The Dahl girls, as the town has named them, are outrageous and uncaring when it comes to other
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