Saturday, September 24, 2011

Riptide (Cutter Cay) [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Riptide" the 2nd book in her Cutter Bay series by Cherry Adair.

Product Description

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 as a beautiful but spoiled princess who’s never done a day’s work in her pampered life. But once they set sail for the dive site, and the legendary fortune in gold the wreck carries, Nick begins to see Bria in a new light. This princess may be out of her depth, but she’s ready to take on the hidden danger and excitement a treasure hunt stirs to the surface. Together they must fight unexpected enemies — and reveal their darkest secrets — before they’re pulled into a rip current of danger.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks (August 30, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0312371985
ISBN-13: 978-0312371982
My Review:
Storyline:  We open the book as Nick goes undercover as Asim Nabi El Malahmah to uncover diamond thieves since he's very proficient in speaking languages.  The deal is interrupted when Princess Gabriella Visconti demands he take her to the Scorpion but he would only take her if she barters something in return.  He's suspicious she is working with the smugglers.

Her foolish brother Draven invested five million dollars into Cutter Salvage which she wants returned.  Both their parents were assassinated in Marrezo when they were young children.  They were separated and Gabriella was taken by her bodyguard Max to in America as his own.  Her taught her how to protect herself and to prepare her to go back and take back was is rightfully her own.  She wants to go back home to Marrezo to restore it to it's former glory and to prosper.  Gabriella has always thought her older brother was dead until a couple of years ago.  She was not welcomed when she attended his coronation either by Draven or his wife Dafne.

Gabriella is attacked on Nick's ship so he takes it on himself to be her protector and to find out why they would want to kill her and who?

Characters:  Gabriella is a fiery tempered princess but she doesn't flaunt her heritage, has a education and works in the public relations field.  She has dangerous and lethal protective skills and lives life to the fullest.  
Nick doesn't let anyone get near him and he's very independent.  He suppresses his deep feeling for Gabriella as their relationship deepens.

Romance:  I really enjoyed the romance between Gabriella and Nick because they are fine examples of opposites attract.  Oil and water!  It was really fun to read when they are arguing and denying they are attracted to each other.  When they finally get together wow was it hot or what?  They are both very passionate people!

Killer: The killer is very deadly and cunning.  Wow never expected the killers to be who they were at first but then later on I believed it!

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