Wild Orchids [NOOK Book]

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Prim mid-western schoolteacher Lora Harding is in for the summer vacation of her life when darkly handsome American Max Maxwell slides into her rented car in steamy Cancun, Mexico and orders her to “drive” at gunpoint. Max and his men break Americans out of Mexican jails for a living, but his latest job has gone horribly wrong and Max is on the run for his life. Kidnapping Lora, Max takes her on a heart-stopping adventure as he races to rejoin his men and get out of the country before the authorities can catch up...
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Overview

Prim mid-western schoolteacher Lora Harding is in for the summer vacation of her life when darkly handsome American Max Maxwell slides into her rented car in steamy Cancun, Mexico and orders her to “drive” at gunpoint. Max and his men break Americans out of Mexican jails for a living, but his latest job has gone horribly wrong and Max is on the run for his life. Kidnapping Lora, Max takes her on a heart-stopping adventure as he races to rejoin his men and get out of the country before the authorities can catch up to him. Feisty Lora fights him every step of the way, and in the midst of saving each other’s lives the two fall madly in love in this blistering novel of romantic suspense by the “mistress of sizzling sensuality” (Romantic Times).

WILD ORCHIDS won Romantic Times’ Reviewers’ Choice Award for Best Contemporary Romantic Novel of the year.

WILD ORCHIDS is listed among Romantic Times’ Top 200 books since 1980.

New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller Karen Robards is the six-time winner of Affaire de Coeur’s Silver Pen Award for favorite romance author.

“Karen Robards writes an absolutely splendid tale, and is among the best for giving the reader incomparable sexual tension.” – Affair de Coeur

“Karen Robards is one of the most popular voices in women’s fiction.” – Newsweek

“Robards is one terrific storyteller.” – Chicago Tribune
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015750553
  • Publisher: Karen Robards
  • Publication date: 12/13/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 45,982
  • File size: 812 KB

Meet the Author

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved to write. My first book was a ten-page effort written at age five for my grandmother. Throughout grade school, high school and college I wrote for various school publications. When I was eighteen, my first professionally published piece—a humorous anecdote—appeared in Reader’s Digest. Still, it never occurred to me that I might become a professional writer. I aimed for a career as a lawyer and was actually in law school when I sold my first book. When that happened, the world lost a would-be lawyer and gained a writer. That book, which is still in print, is Island Flame, and it was published when I was twenty-four. Since then, I’ve written over forty books, which regularly appear on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists, among others. The mother of three sons, I read, I write, and I chauffeur children. That’s my life.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    This book is listed as having a 2012 publication date yet has be

    This book is listed as having a 2012 publication date yet has been in the Romantic Times best 200 list since 1980. How many people are being conned into thinking this is a new book?

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2013

    Mystery Intrigue Action Daring-Liaison The first description th


    Mystery Intrigue Action Daring-Liaison
    The first description that comes to mind is “Thriller”…second is “Sensual”.  The situations keep you riveted wanting to know more… “How is she/he/them going to get out of this!  Lots of scheming diversity.  Oh yeah, and lot of apprehension!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2012

    A Sexy Thriller

    Action, adventure, crazy sexy crazy guy, jungles, guns, corrupt police...it doesn't stop in this novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 27, 2010

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    Great read

    I love the book. I actually read the older version but with the same story line. Has action from beginning to end and the characters cracked me up. Just wish Max wasn't so damn mean. LOL.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2007

    Hot!

    Loved this book. It was my first Karen Robards and got me hooked on her.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2002

    Okay, but not great

    This hero had a lot of baggage, and I guess we¿re supposed to excuse his mean attitude (which doesn¿t improve much over the course of the story), out of sympathy for him. It doesn¿t work. The writer does keep you on the edge with the story line itself. I just prefer a hero, with or without past ghosts, to still be portrayed in a better light. He could have been abrupt and still have had a conscience. After the second time he calls the heroine a b---h, I knew what I was in for. It was as if we¿re never supposed to like him. And there were many ¿emotion¿ repetitions. Like ¿I wish I had a penny for every time he said¿¿ This was an interesting story, but I did contemplate putting it down for something that makes you feel good. It¿s definitely not a keeper.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2001

    Highly recommended.

    Do yourself a favor and read this fantastic book. A very fast-paced plot, two incredible lovers, good story theme, and very intriguing. Karen Robards always knows how to capture her audiences. It's a must- read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2013

    Okay

    Okay.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2013

    Dont bother

    ## the "hero" is an as*hole. Not romantic in any way.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2013

    Action filled

    This book is filled with action and adventure with a twist if love. The story keeps you interested from start to finish.b

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    Action romance

    Innocent tourist, desperate "hero", Mexican jungle, bad guys galore, danger around every corner resullting in non-stop action. All the sex scenes unnecessary

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2008

    Amazing

    This book was the first Romance that I read. I have been reading nothing else since. It has been almost 5 years since reading this book and I can still play every word in my mind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2000

    Creates a 'yearning' in the reader

    Suspense & wonder filled my mind page after page! Karen Robard's ability to make the reader 'feel' the action as well as yearn to be a part of it is beyond all other authors I've read. Her descriptive dialogue and interaction between characters is fabulous & intriguing, keeping the reader spellbound to the last page! Definitely one that I will read over & over, especially certain pages of description that take you with them all the way !!!

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