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The Reef by Nora Roberts Review

Title: The Reef

Author: Nora Roberts

First published September 28, 1998

371 pages, Paperback

ISBN: 9780425231845 (ISBN10: 0425231844)

Rating: 3.95


A priceless treasure that has evaded marine archaeologist Tate Beaumont and her father for years: the Golden Crown of Montezuma. This ornate artifact is rumored to be cursed, and its history is shrouded in mystery.

In order to finally uncover the truth and locate the treasure, Tate must team up with the charming and enigmatic Matthew Lassiter, a famous salvager with a shadowy past. As they embark on their quest, Tate and Matthew are faced with dangerous obstacles and hidden threats at every turn.

Their partnership becomes strained when Matthew refuses to reveal the truth behind his father’s death, but their growing attraction cannot be denied. Will they be able to overcome their differences and find the treasure, or will the curse of the Golden Crown prove to be too much to handle?

About the Author

With over 200 novels under her belt, Nora Roberts is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. She’s written many popular titles such as Hideaway, Under Currents, Come Sundown, The Awakening, and Legacy.

November 2021 will mark the release of her latest book, The Becoming, which is the second book in The Dragon Heart Legacy series. Roberts has also written a futuristic suspense series called In Death under the pen name J.D. Robb.

Her books have sold over 500 million copies worldwide.

Editoral Review

In Nora Roberts novel, The Reef, readers are taken on a thrilling adventure under the sea. First published on September 28, 1998, Roberts novel is a romantic suspense novel that explores themes of trust, betrayal, and the mysteries of the deep.

Roberts, who has written over 200 novels, is known for her romance and romantic suspense novels. The Reef is a classic example of her work.

Roberts artfully balances the romance and the suspense throughout the novel, keeping readers on the edge of their seats from the beginning to the end. The Reef tells the story of marine biologist Tate Beaumont and treasure hunter Matthew Lassiter as they embark on a dangerous treasure hunt in the Caribbean.

The two must navigate through treacherous waters and work together to uncover the secrets of an ancient treasure that has been lost for centuries. Roberts creates a vivid and detailed world under the sea.

From the exotic marine life to the sunken treasure, readers will feel like they are experiencing the depths of the ocean firsthand. Additionally, Roberts expertly crafted characters make readers care deeply about the outcome of the story.

The novel is not without its flaws, however. Readers may find the pacing to be slow at times, and some of the twists and turns in the plot may be predictable.

Additionally, the characters, while well-written, may fall into some clichs. Despite these limitations, The Reef is an enjoyable read that will keep readers engaged until the very end.

Roberts writing is expertly crafted and her attention to detail shines throughout the novel. The themes of trust and betrayal are explored in depth and will resonate with readers.

For fans of Nora Roberts other works, The Reef is a must-read. It is an impressive addition to her collection of romantic suspense novels, and it is one that will not disappoint.

Overall, The Reef receives a solid 4 out of 5 stars from this reviewer.

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