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IN SEARCH OF "ANGELIQUE'S CURSE"
I've only read a handful of Nora Roberts' books so I'm no expert on this master of romance. My one complaint with most of these books is that they are very rote and mundane. It's the same old thing everytime but with a different setting. Fortunately, Roberts' style and research saves this book from becoming overly predictable.
The setting is the West Indies and the quest is the search for "Angelique's Curse", a jewel encrusted amulet that has a history of bringing bad luck to the owner. Beautiful, young Tate Beaumont is a marine archeologist, who is on her parent's boat when she meets Matthew Lassiter, on another boat with his family of salvage divers. Tate is immediately smitten with the handsome, athletic Matthew but there is no immediate "happily every after story" yet. They part ways and meet up again years later to search for the amulet. Behind all this is Silas Van Dyke, a ruthless businessman who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. He was also responsible for the death of Matthew's father years ago and Matthew will not rest until he evens the score.
The scenery is beautiful and the reader is exposed to all the nuances of deep sea diving. I bought this book because the jacket cover was so beautiful and I must admit that I was not disappointed with the written pages on the inside.
A Fun and Exciting Read!
"The Reef" by Nora Roberts is a wonderful read, which delves into the fascinating world of undersea treasure hunting. This book is fast-paced and highly suspenseful, and is sure to entertain.
Marine archaeologist Tate Beaumont and salvager Matthew Lassiter are forced to work together, eight years after Matthew broke Tate's young and impressionable heart. Matthew and Tate's father have joined forces to search out and find the treasure of a lifetime, Angelique's Curse. Tate is less than thrilled with the partnership, and she and Matthew circle each other warily as their adventure begins. But they aren't the only ones searching for this priceless amulet. Tate's former employer, a cruel and calculating millionaire responsible for killing Matthew's father many years ago, will stop at nothing to possess Angelique's Curse himself. Which puts Matthew and Tate directly in his way and in a whole lot of danger!
Roberts has crafted a highly enjoyable tale that is sure to please readers. The suspense is gripping and the relationship between Tate and Matthew is witty, passionate, and intriguing. I guarantee "The Reef" will keep you turning pages as Roberts' masterful writing sweeps you away to a world of sunken treasure and danger on the high seas!
Romantic and adventurous
It's one of my favorite books. Nora Roberts did such an exceptional job of describing the scenery and the characters. It made me feel like I was watching the story play out in front of me. There was a tremendous chemistry between Tate and Matthew and it was impossible not to fall in love with them... and with the book itself.
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