The Reef [NOOK Book]

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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes an exciting tale that takes readers to the depths of the Caribbean…and the heights of passion and suspense.



Marine archeologist Tate Beaumont has a passion for treasure-hunting. Over the years, she and her father have uncovered many fabulous riches, but one treasure has always eluded them: Angelique’s Curse—a ...
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The Reef

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Overview

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts comes an exciting tale that takes readers to the depths of the Caribbean…and the heights of passion and suspense.



Marine archeologist Tate Beaumont has a passion for treasure-hunting. Over the years, she and her father have uncovered many fabulous riches, but one treasure has always eluded them: Angelique’s Curse—a jeweled amulet heavy with history, dark with legend, and tainted with blood. In order to find this precious artifact, the Beaumonts reluctantly form a partnership with salvagers Buck and Matthew Lassiter.



Having to share this dream is more than Tate can bear, but she has little choice. As the Beaumonts and Lassiters pool their resources to locate Angelique’s Curse, the Caribbean waters darken with shadowy deceptions and hidden threats. Their partnership is placed in jeopardy when Matthew refuses to share information—including the truth behind his father’s mysterious death several years earlier. For now, Tate and Matthew continue their uneasy alliance—until danger and desire begin to rise to the surface…
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
When Tate, a student of marine archaeology, joins with the mysterious Matthew Lassiter to dive in search of a jeweled amulet called Anguelique's Curse, she hardly expects the dangerand the passionshe encounters.
Library Journal
When Tate, a student of marine archaeology, joins with the mysterious Matthew Lassiter to dive in search of a jeweled amulet called Anguelique's Curse, she hardly expects the dangerand the passionshe encounters.
Kirkus Reviews
With her happy balance of love, sex, and the supernatural, Roberts has become the fairy godmother of escapists and the queen of formula romance.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101146088
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 10/1/1999
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 22,791
  • File size: 640 KB

Meet the Author

Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print.

Biography

Not only has Nora Roberts written more bestsellers than anyone else in the world (according to Publishers Weekly), she’s also created a hybrid genre of her own: the futuristic detective romance. And that’s on top of mastering every subgenre in the romance pie: the family saga, the historical, the suspense novel. But this most prolific and versatile of authors might never have tapped into her native talent if it hadn't been for one fateful snowstorm.

As her fans well know, in 1979 a blizzard trapped Roberts at home for a week with two bored little kids and a dwindling supply of chocolate. To maintain her sanity, Roberts started scribbling a story -- a romance novel like the Harlequin paperbacks she'd recently begun reading. The resulting manuscript was rejected by Harlequin, but that didn't matter to Roberts. She was hooked on writing. Several rejected manuscripts later, her first book was accepted for publication by Silhouette.

For several years, Roberts wrote category romances for Silhouette -- short books written to the publisher's specifications for length, subject matter and style, and marketed as part of a series of similar books. Roberts has said she never found the form restrictive. "If you write in category, you write knowing there's a framework, there are reader expectations," she explained. "If this doesn't suit you, you shouldn't write it. I don't believe for one moment you can write well what you wouldn't read for pleasure."

Roberts never violated the reader's expectations, but she did show a gift for bringing something fresh to the romance formula. Her first book, Irish Thoroughbred (1981), had as its heroine a strong-willed horse groom, in contrast to the fluttering young nurses and secretaries who populated most romances at the time. But Roberts's books didn't make significant waves until 1985, when she published Playing the Odds, which introduced the MacGregor clan. It was the first bestseller of many.

Roberts soon made a name for herself as a writer of spellbinding multigenerational sagas, creating families like the Scottish MacGregors, the Irish Donovans and the Ukrainian Stanislaskis. She also began working on romantic suspense novels, in which the love story unfolds beneath a looming threat of violence or disaster. She grew so prolific that she outstripped her publishers' ability to print and market Nora Roberts books, so she created an alter ego, J.D. Robb. Under the pseudonym, she began writing romantic detective novels set in the future. By then, millions of readers had discovered what Publishers Weekly called her "immeasurable diversity and talent."

Although the style and substance of her books has grown, Roberts remains loyal to the genre that launched her career. As she says, "The romance novel at its core celebrates that rush of emotions you have when you are falling in love, and it's a lovely thing to relive those feelings through a book."

Good To Know

Roberts still lives in the same Maryland house she occupied when she first started writing -- though her carpenter husband has built on some additions. She and her husband also own Turn the Page Bookstore Café in Boonsboro, Maryland. When Roberts isn't busy writing, she likes to drop by the store, which specializes in Civil War titles as well as autographed copies of her own books.

Roberts sued fellow writer Janet Dailey in 1997, accusing her of plagiarizing numerous passages of her work over a period of years. Dailey paid a settlement and publicly apologized, blaming stress and a psychological disorder for her misconduct.

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    1. Also Known As:
      J. D. Robb; Sarah Hardesty; Jill March; Eleanor Marie Robertson (birth name)
    2. Hometown:
      Keedysville, Maryland
    1. Date of Birth:
      1950
    2. Place of Birth:
      Silver Spring, Maryland

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2009

    More than a book...

    I could not get enough of this book. It took me two days and I was done. Sadly I wish I could know more of Tate and Matthew's story. Reading a Nora Roberts book doesn't keep you on the outside of the pages. Somehow you get drawn into each and everything that happens. You feel like you are apart of the story. You can feel every touch, hear every word, and even smell the air around you. Nora Roberts is an author like no other.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 7, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The Reef...filled with adventure, suspense yet magical!

    You know you've read a 5 star book when you can't stop thinking about the characters and their story days after you've read the book. Excellent read.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2009

    One of Nora's Best!!!

    This is my second favorite NR book (Honest Illusions is first!). It is a touching story and an easy read. I like how the story feels real, it's not one of those love stories where the couple fall madly in love on day one and get engaged on day two. I was hooked right from the start. For some reason the story made me think of the movie Fool's Gold with Kate Hundson, so if you like that movie you will like this book. The main character Matthew, is truly amazing -- I wish he was real!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 8, 2011

    One of my all time favoite books! It's a story that I go back to read over and over again. I first read it in my early 20's and still love it in my now late 30's.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 15, 2011

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    fabulous book

    I loved the whole story. The story was perfectly told msde me feel like I wanted to be with the characters. I enjoyed the romantic story line ss eell.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2010

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    The Reef

    I have just began reading Nora Roberts again. I started with Three Fates and didn't like but all of the rest of her books I have read have been excellant. They keep you interested and don't want to put down.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2010

    a treasure hunt adventure

    a great book to dive into on a rainy day or night. A quick read, rather predictable, but fun with the diving, treasure hunt, crazed billionaire, and the unexplainable psychic forces

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2009

    It is a very suspenseful book

    I enjoy Nora Roberts very much. This book was very suspenseful and romantic. It had a great plot and was a great book to read. Any book that Nora Roberts writes is good.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 14, 2008

    A Thrilling Underwater Adventure

    This was an exceptional story. I'm totally a Nora fan, and to date, this was the best book i've read. Each character has the same desire and it brings them together to the ultimate ending. The ending of this book was by far the best of any book i've ever read, because the bad guy gets what he deserves.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2008

    Loved It

    I always love a story when the characters have a history rather than meet each other one day then the very next day are swearing their undying love.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2008

    one of my favorites

    i'm a senior in highschool and i have been reading nora roberts for about 3 years now, and i have ALOT of her books. it only took me a day to read since i couldnt put it down! This book and Honest Illusions are my top favorites. i probably read this book more than 10 times. and everytime i read it its still good! i would recommend this book to anybody!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2008

    I wish I were there!

    I really enjoyed the story of the quest to find Angelique's Curse. I felt like I really got to know each character in the story and I liked them all. I absolutely fell in love with Matthew. He did very well despite all of the struggles in his life. There were a couple of twists that I didn't see coming, which kept it interesting. I was a little disappointed in the ending though. Just when it seemed like everything was settled and Matthew and Tate would live happily ever after, there was another twist. I thought it was a little unrealistic and would have preferred that it ended a different way. I don't want to say any more as not to ruin it for those who have not read it. Overall I did enjoy it and definately recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2006

    One of Nora Robert's BEST Novels!

    Reef is my absolute FAVORITE book of all! I've been reading Nora Roberts novels since freshman year of high school. I'm starting my junior year in college next month, and out of all the books I've read from Nora Roberts, this one takes the cake. It hooks you in from the first page all the way until the last. I could not put this book down. The first time i read 'Reef' I finished the entire book in 2 days because it was so good and so addicting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 13, 2006

    Amazing!!!

    OMg i loved this book! it was so amazing! i read it on a trip to the beach and couldnt put it down the guys kept trying to get me and my friends to stop reading... but Tate and Matthew were to go to leave :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 11, 2013

    Destructo to claw

    I am impressed. Come with me to doom result 1. You shall be the general of my army

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    Posted February 9, 2013

    Rp kits

    At snire result one.

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    Posted February 12, 2013

    Coralclan is dead!

    From Claw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2013

    Dreamloud

    Yayayay

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