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Dr. Miranda Jones is called to Italy to secure the authenticity of a valuable Renaissance sculpture. There she meets a gorgeous art thief. But when dangerous sparks of passion begin to fly, Miranda finds herself in more trouble than she'd packed for.
ebook, 496 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Jove Books (first published 1998)
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Jacob Proffitt
This book takes forever to get to the good stuff and once it gets there, the stuff is only so-so. It doesn't help that Ryan, the main guy, is a jerk nor that I figured out the main villain from the first time we meet him/her.

So a thin plot and a main guy I didn't like coupled with a heroine who was more than a little bland but with moments of truly stupid naiveté. So yeah, not my favorite.

That said, I stayed up late to finish the book even if I can't really tell you why... (view spoiler)
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İlkim
Çok beğendim, bu ara aradığım her şey vardı bu kitapta. Nora nın daha eski kitapları bana her zaman ayrı bir tat veriyor. Gözümden kaçmasına inanamıyorum ama şimdi okumak baya iyi geldi.
Bark
Feb 01, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobook, romance
I haven't read a Nora Roberts book that I’ve disliked as much as Homeport. Okay, that’s not true. Daring to Dream was awful too. Well, as awful as a book by Nora Roberts can be. Readers with better taste than me love it but I thought Josh was spoiled and Margo was whiny and spoiled. Together they were insufferable. But this sort of thing is atypical of a Nora Roberts book. She almost always excels at creating likable characters and I usually love them but not-so-much this time around. Actually, ...more
Vi~Inkvotary

Style and Language
Nora Roberts wrote with Homeport an enthralling and very absorbing novel, that I count to one of her best works ever.

Miranda is an expert of art and has the once in a lifetime opportunity to examine a bronze nobody thought would really exist. The familys institute is famous and her mother very demanding when it comes to the institutes reputation. Mother feelings arent on her list and so Miranda has to do her job with a more than 1000% profession and leaving her feelings aside.
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Cyndi
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A suspense by Nora. Gotta tell ya, not among my favs. Although, it's Nora so it's still great, I stumbled a few times over the characters. Miranda is a very complicated woman. To the world she is a brilliant ice queen. But, Ryan sees through her icy exterior to the troubled warm soul...when he robs her.
Yep, he's an art thief and a con man. His is the character I had problems with. He lies to her continuously. I hate that!! His inner dialogue shows he's playing her, so when their romance heats
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C.
Oct 18, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am not a romance fan but loved my first Nora Roberts novel that delved into the mystical. Although “Homeport” turned out to be a crime mystery, it kept planted in romance and, like “The Reef”; demonstrates why I would rather stick to her ethereal fare. You would also think a romance-authoress would weave inspiring liaisons. I was disgusted in both these 1998 novels, that anyone would depict a woman accepting physical or verbal aggression. Both of the male characters for whom she hoped readers ...more
Rosie
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
De um início pouco auspicioso passei a estar francamente entusiasmada. O que era expectável redundou em algo diferente e a surpresa acutilou a minha curiosidade.

Quando me deparo com escritores que escrevem dúzias e dúzias de livros sinto-me como um cliente nas grandes superfícies, ou seja, com expectativas medianas. Considero difícil não caírem no erro, de a dada altura, banalizarem a escrita. Quase sem tempo para qualquer aprofundamento, receio que instigados a produzirem mais e mais, acabem t
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Büşra Bal
Klasik Nora kitabı,gene polisiyeyle aşkı çok güzel harmanlamış.Ama bu seferkinde polisiye cidden yoğun,özellikle kitabın başı Ryan gelene kadar sıkıcıydı.

Miranda annesi tarafından bronz bir heykelin dönemini,özelliklerini öğrenmesi için İtalyaya çağrılıyor,alanında en iyilerden biri kızımız ve heykeli inceleyip bir rapor halinde sunuyor,ancak çok geçmeden heykelin sahte olduğu ortaya çıkınca kızımızın kariyeri tehlikeye giriyor.Bu arada kendisine ortaklık teklif eden Ryan boldariyle tanışıp,on
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Alicia (is beyond tired of your *ish)
I feel like I need to keep checking the book and the book page to make absolutely sure this was Nora Roberts. I've never disliked one of her books as much as I disliked this one.

The plot itself was intriguing and for the most part done well (outside of my major issue with the book). I liked the unusual view into the art world, and the build up of the central mystery. I mostly liked the reveal of who was behind everything. I thought I had the situation pegged after a somewhat out-of-left-field r
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Laura V.
Miranda Jones se me hacía caladita a esta mujer de White Collar...
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Bien, ¿qué tenemos aquí? No tiene sentido contar el argumento con o sin spoilers, porque la contratapa de este libro se encarga perfectamente de contar toda la historia. Así que ¿qué pienso de ello? Entretiene pero me deja fría. Miranda es linda y todo, vemos que en realidad es más compleja de lo que aparenta ya que la indiferencia de sus padres y la relación con su hermano la tienen marcada. Se complica al querer relacionarse y c
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Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and coming in December 2017, Year One -- the first book in The Chronicles of The One. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print.
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“He [Ryan] narrowed his eyes. "You know, Dr. Jones, I don't think you're pretending to be thick. You just don't get it. Yes, I want to live in this house. It's a good spot to raise children. Look at that, you went white as a ghost. God, that's one of the things I love about you. You're always so shocked when someone interrupts the logic. And I love you, Miranda, beyond sense.” 4 likes
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