Tami Hoag
Dark Paradise
March 20, 2020 Comments.. 734
Dark Paradise New Eden Montana is a piece of heaven on earth where one woman died in her own private hell Now it s up to ex court reporter Marilee Jennings to decipher the puzzle of her best friend s death But so

  • Title: Dark Paradise
  • Author: Tami Hoag
  • ISBN: 9780553898507
  • Page: 263
  • Format: ebook
  • New Eden, Montana, is a piece of heaven on earth where one woman died in her own private hell Now it s up to ex court reporter Marilee Jennings to decipher the puzzle of her best friend s death But someone has a stake in silencing her suspicion Someone with secrets worth killing for and the power to turn this beautiful haven into a And as Mari digs deeper beneat New Eden, Montana, is a piece of heaven on earth where one woman died in her own private hell Now it s up to ex court reporter Marilee Jennings to decipher the puzzle of her best friend s death But someone has a stake in silencing her suspicion Someone with secrets worth killing for and the power to turn this beautiful haven into a And as Mari digs deeper beneath New Eden s picture perfect exterior, finding the truth is suddenly no longer a matter of justice It s her only hope of staying alive.From the Paperback edition.

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    1. Tammy Walton Grant says:

      4.5 starsMarilee Jennings has spent her whole life as a square peg trying to fit into the round hole created by her family. Always the outcast, she has pitched the job she detests and the fiance she doesn't love, hopped into her car and set out from California to the wilds of Montana. When she arrives she finds out that her friend Lucy is dead, her home has been ransacked, and no one seems to care. She's told that a hunting accident is what killed Lucy and her big-city suspicions are raised. The [...]

    2. Liz says:

      This book, I'm sorry to say wasn't very good. It was okay at best. Her later writing is much better in my opinion.Here is my synopsis:Rude, harsh, cowboy has rapist-like thoughts about his new neighbor. The two hate each other passionately. They end up making out.He talks tenderly to her, they fight, vowing to never engage again in the best sex they ever had.The meet again, fight and end up having sex again.Okay, there was more to the story than that, but it is so annoying to me, that now, I'll [...]

    3. NATUI says:

      I really enjoyed this book until I reached the halfway point. The storyline was good, but how many times does Hoag have to tell me that the character is stubborn/lonely/loyal/a misfit? I get it already! I didn't lose my memory from the prior chapter. Or the one before that, either. I would have rated this book much higher if not for the annoying repetition.

    4. Lisa Rayns says:

      I loved this book, the town, the characters, the unexpected twists, and who doesn't want a rough, sexy cowboy with hands of steel? Hot and steamy - J.D. wins my vote!

    5. Ana T. says:

      It has been a while since I read anything by Tami Hoag but I had this one in the TBR pile so I picked it up, as it seemed an interesting romantic suspense.I am happy to say that I really enjoyed. The book opens with the crime being committed. You know who the victim is but during that scene, the identity of the killer is not revealed.We then proceed to get to know the heroine, Marilee, a court reporter who has decided she needed a change in her life and travels to Montana to be with her friend L [...]

    6. Donna says:

      Lucy and Marilee Jennings became friends when they were both court reporters in Sacramento. Lucy quit to buy a home in New Eden, Montana a year ago. Marilee decided to surprise Lucy by driving up to Montana for a vacation. Unfortunately, the surprise is Marilee's when she learns Lucy was killed 10 days ago in a hunting accident. A doctor who was hunting confessed that he didn't even see her. Marilee is not so certain that Lucy's death is an accident. Lucy left Marilee her home and ranch and the [...]

    7. Ginger says:

      Loved it! Good vs Evil, old ways vs new ways, old money vs new money. This one had me turning the pages like crazy. Definitely need to start reading more books by this author.

    8. Barbara ★ says:

      I liked Marilee Jennings who left her old life in California to hopefully start anew with her friend Lucy MacAdams in Montana. Unfortunately when she arrives, she finds out that Lucy has been accidentally killed doing something very un-Lucy-like. Marilee is positive that Lucy was murdered and sets out to prove it. Unfortunately the bad guys have issues with her snooping into their affairs. Her neighbor and sheriff J.D. Rafferty thinks she's barking up the wrong tree but he desperately wants to g [...]

    9. Angie says:

      I usually love Tami Hoag books, but I was very dissapointed in this one. It was too naughty for my taste (I probably should have quite reading it, but it is hard for me to put down a book once I startI know excuses, excuses). I thought the story line was stupid. And the endingJust not a very good book. Good thing this wasn't the first Hoag book I read or I would probably wouldn't try her again.

    10. Eva says:

      I only made it one third through.Couldn't take it anymore.Don't waste your time with this book.

    11. Christine says:

      2.5 starsThis book stumbled over formulaic writing in a very unfortunate way. It didn't help that I read Lucky's Lady just before reading this book, but even so the romance in this story was quite simply, and point for point, identical to the romance in Lucky's Lady. 1. Lust at first sight.2. Mutual dislike.3. Man wants sex for the sake of sex.4. Woman doesn't think of sex that way.5. They can't help themselves and have wild, unprotected sex. 6. She decides she loves him. 7. He pushes her away b [...]

    12. Pa says:

      This is a story of a court reporter from Sacramento who drives to Montana to visit a friend (and to escape her old life). It is also a story of the modern West and the conflict between the local residents and wealthy invaders from the jet set. There is murder, intrigue, and lots of sex. I have never read a Harlequin romance (and never intend to on purpose); however, this novel appears to be a cross between a suspense story and what I imagine a Harlequin romance (or even a chick porn novel) to be [...]

    13. Virginia Hill says:

      I first read Dark Paradise in 1994, the year it was originally published. I've kept up with Tami Hoag's books, but I've thought about this one often through the years—recalling small details and thinking I should reread it. I'm glad I finally did. Other than the lack of cell phones and computer usage the story doesn't feel dated. I hadn't remembered the whodunnits, so the suspense held up, too. The two couples, J.D. and Marilee ("Mary Lee"), and Will and Samantha, struggled with every force im [...]

    14. Debbie says:

      I've read a number of Tami Hoag novels because I enjoy a quick read and a good thriller plot. This novel made me wonder if I had picked up a Harlequin Romance novel instead. It didn't feel like a thriller until the last 1/4 of the book and then it picked up like the style I'm use to reading with Tami Hoag. Maybe because this is an older novel, maybe she hadn't found her groove? I don't know, but was disappointed overall.

    15. Kristen says:

      This is one of her earliest novels, before she wrote thrillers. I consider it a romantic suspense. It has all the drama of a thriller and passion for a romantic suspense novel. Mary Lee Jennings leaves California to meet her friend Lucy in New Eden, Montana. Little did she know, she discovers her friend's dead, and learn the shocking truth of her secrets, putting herself in danger on living on a ranch life, and falling in love with a stubborn cowboy. A great read to enjoy any day of the year.

    16. Tariq says:

      I read this book a while ago. The setting of the plot and characters evokes interest and the tale is woven well. Romantic scenes are interestingly written. Though the book seems bit lengthier than it should be. Some instants feel repetitive. But some metaphorical comparisons used in the language are noteworthy and amusing. Overall a commendable read.

    17. Susan says:

      I'm amazed I got as far as I did in this book. It's only because of the respect I have for Tammy Hoag's writings that got me this far. I simply cannot stomach cheap, sleezy "rommance" novels even disguised as a mystery. Overall, I believe I picked this book up & attempted to read it three different times but it is just not to be.

    18. Aldafan says:

      Got this at a yard sale. A court reporter starts life anew in Montana. She finds the friend who invited her has been killed. Some mystery but alo lots of impromptu sex and some violence. WOn't be looking for her books again.

    19. Wendy says:

      I was pretty disappointed with this book. I couldn't get through to page 50. I was skipping through paragraphs only reading the when there was talking. Probably one of the most boring books I have ever read.

    20. Samantha Porter says:

      I realized within the first few pages(minutes) I had read(listened)to this book previously but in abridged form. While I enjoyed the abridged version, the unabridged was must better.

    21. Sally says:

      I was expecting a crime/thriller not Mills & Boon.

    22. Paris(kerbytejas) says:

      2.75 stars (round to 3 stars) for the redundant dialog and overly wordy story. IMO a least 100+ pages could have been eliminated without loosing the flow of the story/plot

    23. Janna Ward says:

      One of my favorite books ever I have read it several times and still love:)

    24. Cristina says:

      A complete and utter bore.

    25. Sharon says:

      I was lucky enough to find a hardcover edition of Dark Paradise for a buck at a swap-n-shop bookstore. It's one of my favorites by Hoag. Love those Rafferty brothers!

    26. Sridhar Babu says:

      AUTHOR TAMI HOAGCHARACTERS Marilee Jennings, Lucy MacAdams, J.D.Rafferty, Will Rafferty, Del Rafferty, Samantha Rafferty, Edwin Bryce, Tucker, Miller Daggrepont, Sharon Russell, Judge Townsend and others.LOCATIONNew Eden, Montana, USAGENREThrillerOT Considered as Mari the Misfit, by her family, dumped by her boyfriend Bradford Enright for his secretary and fed up by her court reporter job, Marilee Jennings reaches New Eden Montana to spend some time with her friend Lucy, to "clear her mind" and [...]

    27. Heather Walker says:

      I liked the overall plot of this book; however, it left a sour taste in my mouth. It was overly lengthy without a lot of content and several introduced plot lines are never cleared up in the end. It left me confused about many aspects; for instance, why introduce the attorney as skimming money from his clients to just kill him off the next time we read about him; it was completely irrelevant to the story. We never get a good closure or explanation of several events in the book- it was just a str [...]

    28. Bookish Enchantment says:

      I read this as an audio book and if it had been better I am sure I would have finished it way sooner. The book really did drag on with a cliche' style story line and writing style. Some of the characters were interesting and maybe it was those characters that kept me hanging in there. This is my 1st Tami Hoag book and as it stands today my last. But they do so never say never so who knows I may give her another try one day.

    29. Allison says:

      The most forced heterosexual romance I've read in a while. Marilee and J.D. hadn't ever met, she thought he killed her friend, he was chasing her and yet on page fourteen they're still thinking about having sex. The only apparently healthy relationship in the entire book was the gay couple.That aside the plot was pretty good and I finished the last few chapters in no time at all.

    30. Beth Lechman says:

      Marilee Jennings quit her job in California as a court reporter and headed for Montana to visit her friend Lucy MacAdam. When she gets there she finds out her friend is dead and she is heir to her estate. She has questions about Lucy's death and the more she questions the closer she comes to being killed herself. This one has a surprise ending I didn't see coming.

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