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Riptide (Cutter Cay #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  1,255 Ratings  ·  134 Reviews
Princess Bria Visconti demands the return of the money her brother rashly invested in Cutter Salvage. Treasure hunter Nick Cutter is too reckless, too arrogant, and far too handsome for his own good. But he can't charm his way out of this one. Bria plans to make Nick pay up even if she has to board his boat, don a wet suit, and dive for the treasure herself.

Nick sees Bria
Mass Market Paperback, 338 pages
Published August 30th 2011 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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Jan 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense fans
Loads of fun! Smoldering, high octane passion, plenty of adventure, a suspense plot that's easy to follow (yet contains a few twists and turns) a H/h that I absolutely adored, and a nail-biting, OMG conclusion that left me biting my nails, then sighing in relief. With Riptide, Cherry Adair proves that Undertow was not a one shot thing. She's onto something good with her series about the Cutter brothers, and we readers are the lucky ones!

This is tall, dark, and sexy Nick Cutter's story. (I think
2 stars – Romantic Suspense

I really struggled with this one and almost DNF'd it. I had a hard time getting into the story, didn't care about the characters, found it overall pretty boring, and thought the plot was rather outlandish (even for Romancelandia). I honestly skimmed through a lot of it and mainly read the dialogue and love scenes between the H/H. At least the sex scenes were hot because otherwise I probably would have given up on it.

This is my third(?) Cherry Adair read and none of the
Sep 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Make that 4.5 stars.
The story was fantastic, fast paced and action filled. It kept me on the edge of my seat not wanting to put it down. The sexual tension smoldered off the pages. The foreplay was very steamy but when the foreplay ended and the sex/love scenes started they were chopped out. Why I ask? I like my books scorching LOL and was hoping the further I got into the book that we would be getting the whole experience not just the foreplay. It was like this, hot and sensual foreplay then th
Sep 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
The first Cutter Cay book was just okay for me but Riptide just blew me away. I loved every moment of it and I loved Nick and Bria, a lot. Their interactions, blow-ups and sexual tension was off the charts.

The first time Princess Bria meets Nick Cutter, he's in disguise, engaged in a dangerous deal to catch some diamond smugglers through his ship(for T-FLAC).
Bria is on a mission, to help salvage their little kingdom her brother runs(he's invested heavily in Nick's salvage mission and they may lo
Lover of Romance
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Princess Bia Visconti, learning about her brothers reckless investments and the financial situation of their small country, she takes a heads on approach and goes after a refund of the money before they lose everything, including a kingdom that has been in their family for generations. She comes to Nick Cutter, the man her brother worked with and is on a salvage operation. She is determined to get the money back so she can save t
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Riptide was an exciting, fast-paced read that improves upon the first book in the series, Undertow, and I really enjoyed it.

Princess Gabriella Visconti unexpectedly shows up on Nick Cutter’s salvage boat demanding he return the money her brother invested with Cutter Salvage. When Nick refuses to refund the money, Bria sets up shop on Nick’s boat hoping to persuade him to change his mind. After an attack on the boat, Nick and Bria must band together to get to the bottom of the attack and find the
Sep 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
Rating: 2.5 / 5

There seem to be a lot of good reviews and ratings of this but I was rather disappointed in the book. It bored me for the most part. I was expecting a lot more from it.

Series Note:
Second book in Adair's “Cutter Cay” series about the Cutter brothers and their marine salvage business. I don't think you have to read the first book in order to read this one.

Princess Gabriella “Bria” Visconti is livid that her brother invested their country's much needed funds into a sa
☆.。.:*・°☆Love2Read♡HEAs☆.。.:*・°☆ {Anne}
Rated 4.5 "Doubting" Stars

This one's about the "Cutter" brother, Nick and how he comes to meet the lovely Bria, rather Princess Gabriella.

Talk about misjudging and distrusting someone, both Bria & Nick do this to one another for quite some time after they meet each other. He thinks she's a spoiled princess that has her every whim met and she thinks Nick is a carefree playboy that only thinks of himself. Neither likes the other,

It takes time and sabotage for them to began a rocky rela
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In an effort to clear out some of my older TBR books in my pile, I borrowed this book from the library. I'm usually a fan of Ms. Adair. This book, just didn't do it for me. I almost made it a DNF, but I basically skimmed through a few chapters until I got to the good parts. And the good parts were not the sexual interlude. I think this review is more about me than it is about the author.

This book is written just fine, but my tastes in stories have changed over the years. Perhaps if I read this b
Susan (susayq ~)
First off thank you for the book! I won it on Goodreads :)

Overall This is really 3.5 stars. I had trouble getting passed the things that I hoped are going to be fxed in the final copy(this was an ARC). There were some grammar mistakes and quite a few things that were repeated(I'm talking whole paragraphs) and lots of repetitive phrasing that killed me. Story-wise, the action picked up at the end and I had trouble putting it down. There were some twists that I was not expecting. I really enjoyed
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Seekers of adventure, treasure hunting, intrigue, double-crosses and high seas romances can’t go wrong with Riptide. This high impact tale is told at a speed that made me breathless. There is so much going on, so many nuances that taint a simple relationship with tension, mistrust and high stakes, it’s amazing the hero and hero had time to fall in love.

Nick and Bria, right from the very first chapter, were at odds with each other. Of
Sep 26, 2011 rated it liked it
What started out as a potentially hot read for me (hello, kiss scene page 78), quickly fizzled out. I've spent several days trying to get through this book and if wasn't for my OCD when it comes to completing books, I would've put it down long before now. I was a big fan of "Undertow" and the H/H in that story because I felt not only the chemistry between the two of them, but also the story was suspenseful. For me, this story didn't hold much suspense, at all. I wasn't on the edge of my seat wai ...more
Lynsey A
Decent read. This was better than the first one. There were no crazy side stories popping out from nowhere like in the first one. All of the story flowed well together.

There were times I wanted to crack Bria upside the head. She had such a temper that at times it got annoying. Not to the extent she goes on my "heroines who annoy me shelf" but still a bit annoying.

Nick was not very trusting of Bria in the end but at least it didn't take him too long to come to his senses. I loved the surprise of
Apr 24, 2013 rated it liked it
For the most part, I liked the romance. The h/h seemed to fit together well.

What I didn't like was how the entire plot is based on the heroine being dumber than a box of hair. Which perhaps is a bit harsh to say, but she's shown being reckless, impulsive and completely incapable of thinking things through, and there's really nothing to counterbalance that.

While I'm not completely opposed to having a dumb heroine (even though it's not my favorite thing), I am opposed to having, as I said, the en
Aug 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a very enjoyable addition to the Cutter Cay series. I was a little disappointed that more of it didn't take place in the water or on a boat like the first book. Majority of Riptide took place on land, and while that was fine, I was hoping for more dive scenes (only one in this book verses three or four in the previous book). A lot of it did take place on Nick's boat, the Scorpion, but a big chunk took place in the fictional homeland of the heroine, Bria.

Aside from that, it was a really
Anne   -  Books of My Heart
2.5 stars. Review at The Book Nympho:


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Riptide is my second read in the Cutter Cay series .  I am reading the series in the lead up to the fourth book being released in March. The genre is romantic suspense which is one of my favorites. I did enjoy the mystery and action in Riptide.  Nick Cutter was interesting in his ability to read vocal accents and
Nikki Brandyberry
Jul 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Bria just wants her brothers money back after his foolish decision to bankrupt their country in a gamble for buried treasure. She may not have seen him in years but that doesn’t mean this California girl isn’t still passionate about her home country. Convincing the stone faced Nick Cutter to give the money back is proving to be a lot more then she bargained for though. He is dead set against hearing her out. Her anger management is put to the test just being in the same room with him.

Nick isn’t
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed it!
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-read
I love Princess stories, even modern day ones! Nick was so cold... until he met Gabriela! Yummy chemistry, and lots of suspense and action!
Jun 20, 2011 rated it really liked it

Riptide by is the second book in her Cutter Cay series.

The story follows Nick Cutter a sexy, arrogant, emotionless treasure hunter and owner of the Scorpion who as a low-risk favor to his T-FLAC Operative friend Max Aries agrees to transport smuggled diamonds to Cutter Cay, a small island on the Caribbean owned by the Cutter brothers Zane, Nick and Logan. Dressed in disguise and doing a deal with the Morrocans as part of his cover, he is surprised by the arriva
Lynn Aoude
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Book 2 of Cutter Cay series by Cherry Adair.

WARNING: spoilers ahead.

The plot in this book is way better than the previous one: Undertow. Nick, the middle brother, is at the end of one of his dive trips. He has an affinity for languages and accents, and he had promised his friend at T-FLAC, a counter-terrorist organization a favor in order to retrieve blood diamonds. Enter Princess Gabriella (Bria) Visconti, Principessa of Marrezo, a tiny island on the coast of Italy. Bria wants her brother (the
Sep 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2016
I loved Nick and Bria together. The plot was a little far-fetched, but that's what fun reads are all about, right?
Jan 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Cherry Adair does it again, she doesn't disappoint this book is great. This is the second book in the Cutter Cay series and I have to say so far it is my favorite. I liked Zane and Teal's story in Undertow, but something about the relationship with Nick and Bria had me rooting for them to figure out the danger chasing them and get together.

Princess Bria Visconti is determined to get the money back from the Cutter family that her brother, the King of Marrezo has invested in a lapse of judgement
Not bad, not one of my favorites, but not bad. It was slow to start and a rush job finish. Nick, Spock, and Bria, the Princess, meet in an unconventional way – to get her country out of debt due to an idiot decision made by her brother.

Not bad of a plot line, and I enjoyed the banter between them. The sad reality of blood diamonds, and small monarchies falling to less than honorable means of finances was a nice touch.

- Spoilers-

The plot ending twist (an apparent trade mark of Adair’s) was LAME
Sep 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc

Bria is the main character in this novel and what made it truly phenomenal. She is a strong female character, great to see in a romance novel *cheers! No wimpy female here*. She is sarcastic, witty, brave, and intelligent. She is also a compassionate, hot-tempered Italian Princess. When she discovers her brother's potential mistake in sinking a large sum of money in the hopes of finding buried treasure, she naturally has to go see if she can recover the mo
Dec 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
The moment I read that Nick Cutter was nicknamed Spock I thought that this guy must be right up my alley. I really like and adore Vulcans and characters that have similar features. So I had my hopes up for this next book in the series and I wasn't disappointed.

I totally like Nick and Bria definitely was a right fit even if I wasn't sure that I'm gonna like her, cos I thought she was a bit exhausting in the beginning, but her temper and the way she threw her tantrums at him make Nick react towar
Sep 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Riptide is the second book in the Cutter Cay series and it's Nick "Mr. Spock" Cutter's story. At first I didn't really like either of the main characters (Bria is a bit too "fashionista smartass" for me, and Nick is Mr Iceman). Aside from some intense sexual heat, Nick and Bria didn't really like each other at all at first - they got on each other's nerves big time and neither one wanted to be anywhere NEAR the other. I prefer when at least one or the other of the main characters has it bad for ...more
Sep 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: signed
What I Loved
Another Cutter Brother
I do love it when books follow a set of siblings and each book features the next sibling. These Cutter men are so delicious, ripped, tanned, dark hair and have these amazing blue eyes.
Nick aka Spock: Yes he is nicknamed Spock because he lack of emotions and cool exterior. I personally like him a little more than Zane (the brother from bk 1 Undertow), Zane is a fun guy but I really love the broody type that likes to keep their emotions very controlled. Nick also
Trudy Miner
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Nick Cutter is in charge of a the Cutter brothers latest and greatest treasure hunt but, he's also running an undercover operation hoping to bring down a blood diamond operation. The last thing he needs or wants is some spoiled, rich princess crashing his undercover op with the bad guys in Morocco demanding to hire his undercover persona to take her to his ship so she can get her brother, the king's, money back from his investment in the salvage operation! But arrive aboard the Scorpion she did ...more
Aug 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: romantic-supense
I am still undecided as to whether to read more of this author or not. The two books I have are from the library share racks. The author is definitely one I would not spend money on. The plot was good. The action/suspense was off the charts for the ending. I guessed the wrong bad guy. The romance was sizzling. All really good things. The big complaint is that the writing is choppy, with a lot of disconnects and disjoints, not as bad Undertow, but maybe that is because I knew what to expect.

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