Risky Business: A Passionate Novel of Suspense

Risky Business: A Passionate Novel of Suspense

Posted by jack_miller | Published 7 months ago

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By: Nora Roberts

Purchased At: $17.95

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Liz Palmer runs a dive business in the quiet tranquillity of a Caribbean island. Tranquil, that is, until a routine trip over the reef reveals the body of her newest employee – diver Jerry Sharpe. But when his brother, Jonas, shows up asking questions, Liz can’t see how she can help. She barely knew Jerry. Then someone breaks into Liz’s apartment, intent on her murder. Liz realises that she is already more involved in Jonas’s quest to unravel Jerry’s murky past than she wanted to be. And now Jonas and Liz will be drawn into a dangerous criminal underworld that could cost them both their lives…

Nora Roberts is a publishing phenomenon; this New York Times bestselling author of over 200 novels has more than 450 million of her books in print worldwide.

Praise for Nora Roberts

‘A storyteller of immeasurable diversity and talentPublisher’s Weekly

‘You can’t bottle wish fulfilment, but Nora Roberts certainly knows how to put it on the page.’ New York Times

‘Everything Nora Roberts writes turns to gold.’ Romantic Times.

‘Roberts’ bestselling novels are… thoughtfully plotted, well-written stories featuring fascinating characters.’ USA Today

I really enjoyed this one! It seemed like the characters were very fleshed out and the plot keeps you going from the 1st page until it's over!

I do feel I have to complain about the Kindle prices of her books; especially the newer books! And not just her books. At one time it was cheaper (which meant easier to buy) Kindle books over other formats but they are slowly inching up! My Mother is 96 and loves to read Robert's books. Finally talked her into a Kindle but she can't afford the prices anymore. Nora, you must be very rich how about a break??

- noemi_evans

I picked this up for $2 on Kindle Daily Deals but it really wasn't worth it. It was written in the mid-eighties and so controlling, alpha behaviour was the trend. Today it just screams warning signs. The h has a diving business in Cozumel and is managing to grow the business and support her young daughter, who stays with her parents in Houston. We soon learn that the h had an ill fated romance 10 years before the start of the book. She fell pregnant but the baby daddy wasn't interested. The h loves her daughter dearly and wants to give her a great education so that's why she lives with the h's parents in Houston. The h avoids all romantic entanglements as a result. The H comes to Cozumel after his identical twin brother is murdered. The H's brother had been working for the h for around 3 weeks when it happened. The H literally moves in with the h after a few days so that he can "protect" her from the villains. The H pushes and pushes with everything and it was impossible to ignore and just enjoy the story. I also wasn't enthralled with the mystery either. It was all a bit overdone and has been done too many times to be original. I'm going to be careful about any more deals on dated books.

- alannah_gonzales

Liz was a strong, independent woman who knew what she wanted. After finding herself pregnant by the man she loved, she found out that he had had no intention of making a life with her, especially after his parents threatened to cut off his money for college. He was studying to become a lawyer. He refused to become a father, threatened her, gave her a check and told her to end the pregnancy.
She left the united States and went to Cozumel. She worked in a hotel as a maid, pregnant, until she had saved enough money to start her own dive shop. She expanded to two diving boats, a fishing boat, and a glass-bottom boat. She did all this for her daughter. That was the most important person to her. She stayed away from men.
While her daughter was in Houston with her grandparents during the school year, Liz rented her daughters bedroom out to a man who was murdered. He worked for Liz, His twin brother showed up, shocking Liz. Demanding to know the answers to a lot of questions that she had no answers for.
While searching for these answers, Jonas realized that Liz had unknowingly been drawn into a situation she knew nothing about. It appears his twin brother had been involved in drug smuggling and had stolen some of the money and product. The drug dealers went after Liz demanding to know where it was. Jonas moved in with her to protect her and they worked together with the police to try to find answers.
Jonas realized the more time he spent with Liz and the more he found out about her, the more he was falling in love. Now if he could only convince her...and keep her safe.
Lots of action and suspense. Several twists and turns. A good read.

- janessa_price

I love all of Nora's books from the 80s through the early 2000s. As time goes on, they seem less original and less captivating. It was a quick read. But I would rather have read one of the many free books through prime vs paying $3 for this one.

- rey_morgan

I'm a big fan of Nora Roberts books...she has written some great stories.....but this isn't one of them. The male lead was basically ally a romantic bully...not exactly my idea of a great lover. Also, he was persistently creepy with the main female lead. Roberts has written some great, fleshed out characters who complement each other and whose romance is believable, but not these characters. Try The Reef for an ocean themed romance/mystery...a much better Roberts novel!

- destiny_clark

I love a fast read with a surprise ending. Nora Roberts never disappoints.

- alora_jimenez

A single mother who gives everything for her child, even letting her be away for months to get a better education. A successful business, a dive shop, she created from nothing. A murder of one of her employees starts a chain of events that tangle her up with drug dealers. The arrival of the brother of her murdered employee not only creates more mystery to untangle, but also makes her feel emotions she closed off when she made the decision to raise her daughter alone.

A great read which has everything I’ve come to expect from Nora Roberts. The setting, coast of Mexico, fits everything you need from this story. I love the characters who populate this book and the emotion is perfect. Not too gooey, just enough that it feels right and the mystery is not obvious and is resolved perfectly.

- jewel_moore

I read this book when first published and decided to purchase it for my Kindle and have enjoyed reading it again. I have read all her books and she doesn’t disappoint, each is different. Good storyline, a twist at the end which I didn’t remember about. Would recommend this murder mystery with romance thrown in.

- aubree_bennet

I have read a lot of Nora Roberts books over the years but have to say I thought this was one of the worst. The main crux of the story is that the lead female character does not trust men after getting pregnant by accident at a very young age, having to miss out on collage. This same person, throughout the book, over and over, has issues with trust, and has spent 10 long years working her fingers to the bone, moving to a Mexican island and keeping herself from men and other distractions. This same person then bleeding goes ahead and jumps into bed with the lead male and happily screws away without any thought of protection! Bad storyline and unbelievable that such a distrustful character would not make sure she wasn't stranded with another baby! I read it all and also thought the ending was very rushed, as if there was an editor in the background rushing the author to finish the book. Not one of Nora's best work but could have been so much better.

- tristan_lee

This is the first I have read by Nora Robert's but I will be reading more, great balance of romance and suspense, good plot twists too

- grayson_king

I just can't say enough good thing's about Nora Roberts, I love love love her books. Each book I read I think "this is the best one" then I read another and that's even better. I would definitely recommend that you read this book you will not be disappointed.

- camryn_martin

Always really enjoy a great Nora Roberts mystery/love story, just disappointed that I couldn't get narration with this one for my friend who is registered blind

- eva_reed

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