Title: Undertow (Cutter Cay #1)
Author: Cherry Adair
Review: Well I have read this author in the past and found her books a bit high on the SMUT rating, but I was dropping stuff off for the Relay For Life rummage sale and decided to look through the books. I found a few that looked interesting and I read the back of this one before I noticed the author’s name. I enjoy romance/thrillers/suspense filled books. This one was not disappointing at all. The first kiss wasn’t even until page 100 or so. Very tame compared to some of the others she has written.
A treasure hunt, an ex-husband wanting his wife back, pirates and a hurricane with a downed drug plane. Who could want more out of a story then that….oh yeah the romance. Hot men with tans and great bodies…brothers and this is the first Cutter Cay story about the baby Zane. The romance is great, the race for the treasure salvage before someone steals it all and the bad guys wanting their plane cargo back. This was a good fast paced book that kept me turning the page and interested to the bitter end. I look forward to reading the next one and the one after that.
Sometimes giving an author a second chance is a great idea.
Published: Published December 28th 2010 by St. Martin'sPress (first published January 1st 2010)
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5) I love romance and suspense.
Where I Obtained the Book: From a garage sale for Relay For Life.
Synopsis: SHE TAKES THE PLUNGE.
Teal Williams is content with her career as a ship’s master mechanic—until Zane Cutter, the “Casanova of the Caribbean,” makes her an offer she can’t refuse: to climb on board with him for a real-life treasure hunt. Teal must help him dredge up a shipwrecked vessel containing an abundance of gold, silver, and emeralds—and she’ll claim part of the prize.
HE’S BLOWN OFF COURSE.
Zane needs a mechanic—not a lover—and Teal, who can also dive, is perfect for the job. So it suits him just fine that Teal is completely immune to his charms…or so he tells himself. But with a deadly enemy in their midst—one who’s silently edging closer—Zane and Teal sink into troubled waters. Trapped in the middle of a perilous sea, they have no one to turn to but each other as they face down a danger that runs unfathomably deep—and a passion that runs even deeper…
Author Biography: Always an adventurer in life as well as writing, New York Times best-selling author Cherry Adair moved halfway across the globe from Cape Town, South Africa to the United States in her early years to become a interior designer. Now a resident of the Pacific Northwest she shares the award- winning adventures of her fictional T-FLAC counter terrorism operatives with her readers.
Cherry settled in beautiful San Francisco, where she started what eventually became a thriving interior design business. "I loved being a designer because it was varied and creative, and I enjoyed working with the public." A voracious reader when she was able to carve out the time, Cherry found her brain crowded with characters and stories of her own. "Eventually," she says, "the stories demanded to be told."
When asked why she chooses to write romantic action adventure, she says, "Who says you can’t have adventure and a great love life? Of course if you’re talking about an adventurous love life, that’s another thing altogether. I write romantic suspense coupled heart-pounding adventure because I like to entertain, and nothing keeps readers happier than a rollercoaster read, followed by a happy ending."
Popular on the workshop circuit, Cherry gives lively classes on writing and the writing life. Pulling no punches when asked how to become a published writer, Cherry insists, "Sit your butt in the chair and write. There's no magic to it. Writing is hard work. It isn't for sissies or whiners."
Cherry loves to spend time at home. A corner desk keeps her focused on writing, but the windows behind her, with a panoramic view of the front gardens, are always calling her to come outside and play. Her office has nine-foot ceilings, a fireplace, a television and built-in bookcases that will house approximately 3,500 paperback books.
"What can I say? My keeper shelf has been breeding in the middle of the night, rather like drycleaners' wire clothes hangers.”