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. Tami Hoag, Author Bantam Books $ (p) ISBN Tweet. More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS. Secrets to the Grave. Main Character leaves her home to visit a friend in Montana. When she gets there she finds her friend’s home trashed and her friend has been murdered.
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Preview — Dark Paradise by Tami Hoag. New Eden, Montana, is a piece of heaven on earth where one woman died in her own private hell. But someone has a stake in silencing her suspicion. Someone with secrets worth killing for—and the power vy turn this beautiful haven into a. From the Paperback edition. Paperbackpages. Published March 1st by Bantam first published Marilee JenningsJ.
New Eden, MontanaHiag States. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Dark Paradiseplease sign up. Lists with This Book. 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 more she tries to find out what happened to Lucy, the more she discovers that no one is what they seem – least of all her late colleague and drinking buddy.
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Remember in the early 90s, when movie stars by the dozens bought big chunks of land out in Montana and North Dakota? I’m sure they meant well, raising buffalo and elk, preserving nature – wildlife and the prairie. What they did was drive up the taxes, piss off the locals and mess with more than a dsrk worth of farming and ranching history.
That’s the setting to this excellent book. New money and fancy rich folk set against ranchers and cowboys struggling to maintain their way of life. It draws you in from the first chapter, and doesn’t let you go until the last page. I’ve read this book countless times, and I still couldn’t put it down today when I read it. The ;aradise is believable, the chemisty between J. Hoag certainly writes it like she means it. Her story is full of characters so realistic they practically jump off the page and by the end of the book you feel as though you’re right in the thick of it with them.
Dark Paradise / A Thin Dark Line by Tami Hoag
Even if you think you know who did it, odds are you’ll be surprised. It’s held up quite well in the 17 years since this book was written — it’s a bit dated with the references to the clothes people were wearing Bryce wears tight jeans and chambray shirts buttoned halfway down, and Mari favours filmy skirts, boots and tshirts with oversize jean jackets and Mary Chapin Carpenter figures largely in the music mentioned.
I was roughly the same age as the heroine the year the book came out, so rather than notice that the styles have changed, it made me nostalgic for them. Other than that, I barely noticed the lack of cell phones or mp3 players. How I would have loved to have tripped over a man like that in real life.
I identified strongly with Marilee. I liked her, wanted to be her, right down to her wardrobe. Which like I said, is kinda dated, but I loved that look so much in I only have one beef and it’s with the book business rather than the book itself. Here is my question, to Tami Hoag, Linda Howard and others: Tami Hoag was one of my favourite authors in the early 90s.
She wrote big, meaty, romantic suspense novels with really hot men in them, and women that I could identify with. Dark Paradise is one of her best. View all 18 comments. Aug 22, Liz rated it did not like it Shelves: 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 This book, I’m sorry to say wasn’t very good. Okay, there was more to the story than that, but it is so annoying to me, that now, I’ll always remember this forgettable book. It is a mystery, a mild ‘thriller’, but honestly, even if you are a Tami Hoag fan, skip it.
It’s very predictable and cheesy. View all 3 comments. I really enjoyed this book until I reached the halfway point. I get it already!
I didn’t lose my memory from the prior chapter. Or pxradise one before that, either. I would have rated this book much higher if not for the annoying repetition.
Jan 24, Lisa Rayns rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: 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. Dec 08, Ana T.
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 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.
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 Lucy. Shocked Marilee decides to stay and find out what happened to Lucy.
Marilee sees it as ironic the fact that the death of her friend only brought a slap in the wrist to her killer. Undecided on what to do with her life and the property Lucy left her while at the same time intrigued by the people she meets Marilee decides to stay in town for a while.
JD wants taml buy drak property and is determined to fight the Hollywood crowd who has recently invaded Montana leading to the prices going up and the ruin of local ranchers. This is the crowd Lucy ran with, so Marilee is also dakr in them and what are they really involved in. We do know who the bad people hiag from the beginning, it is more a question of why and how then of who. Marilee and JD patadise not new as characters in the sense that we have read about the city girl who meets the lonesome cowboy before but I liked how Hoag wrote them and their story worked for me.
This is a romantic supense that is very heavy on romance, Rafferty was a bit overbearing and Marilee had to fight for every inch of his heart.
Some people might have a problem with him as this feels as an old fashioned romance. I liked how the tension builds near the end when we find out what is really happening and the final confrontation scene. For me it was an interesting and compelling read.
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 Lucy and Marilee Jennings became friends when they were both court reporters in Sacramento.
Lucy left Marilee her home and ranch and the neighbor JD Rafferty is very interested in the property. As Marilee starts digging into Lucy’s life in Montana, she wonders if blackmail was involved. I liked the western feel of the book with tmai cowboys, horses and great outdoors. Marilee finds sizzling romance but other seedier encounters are going on with the wealthy crowd in New Eden.