HIGH TIDE by Jude Deveraux


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The latest from megaseller Deveraux (Rembrance, 1994) hits on a cleanly written meet-cute opening sure to hook her readers for the distance. Six-foot-tall doll-designer Fiona, whose Kimberly is the biggest seller since Barbie, meets ruggedly handsome Florida swamp guide Ace in the baggage claim area of the Fort Lauderdale airport, where Ace has his arm lodged up the mouth of an expensive animatronic alligator he’s just picked up and wants to test. Thinking she’s seeing a man being eaten alive by a wiggling alligator, Fiona creams the big lizard with a bowling ball, blowing it into costly pieces. After a night in jail, she goes off into the swamp with Ace but then finds herself involved in a murder. Dashing about undercover in the Everglades, Ace must clear up Kimberley’s apparent guilt and catch the real killer. Of course, our heroine falls for Ace’s swamp patter after some sex-tease scenes sketched with Deveraux’s usual hard-breathing expertise. Should float to the top like a bar of soap in a hot tub.

Pub Date: Nov. 9th, 1999
ISBN: 0-671-01416-1
Page count: 400pp
Publisher: Pocket
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 1st, 1999

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Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >


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