High Tide
A couple locked in a struggle to protect the coast...and their lives.U.S. Geological Survey expert, Nick McCord, cannot account for the strange phenomenons plaguing the Windward coast of Oahu. Breaking waves on a windless shore. Dead fish washing up on the sand. The only viable culprit for these anomalies is the new housing development, Manale Palms, and its attractive contractor, Briana Holt. Try as he might to find blame with Briana and her site, the truth remains a mystery. Briana Holt portrays herself to the outside world as a woman in charge. In reality she is burdened with insecurities, and one of those insecurities is over six-feet tall. Intent on defending her property from Nick's suspicions, she starts to dig deep into the peculiar episodes along the coast. Nick and Briana's mutual curiosity makes them allies, and their mutual attraction makes them lovers. Now, as they narrow in on the source of the mystery, they find themselves in a struggle to protect the coast...and their lives. This book was part of the USA TODAY bestselling anthology, DANGEROUS DOZEN. This anthology was a Top 50 Bestseller on Amazon, and #1 in Romantic Suspense. Previously published as ROGUE WAVE and revised by the author.

High Tide Details

TitleHigh Tide
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 20th, 2013
PublisherCreateSpace
ISBN-139781490536798
Rating
GenreRomance, Romantic Suspense, Fiction, Suspense, Contemporary Romance

High Tide Review

  • Coco.V
    January 1, 1970
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  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    Maureen Miller’s Rogue Wave is a romantic suspense that takes place against the lush, exotic backdrop of the Hawaiian Islands. Ms. Miller’s style reflects that beautiful background, bringing an almost lyrical feel to the narrative, despite the harsher realities of the storyline, which includes conflict between modern beachfront developers and conservationists, along with some present-day pirating.Ms. Miller presents her setting with a deft hand, describing scenery pithily, yet poetically: “Beyon Maureen Miller’s Rogue Wave is a romantic suspense that takes place against the lush, exotic backdrop of the Hawaiian Islands. Ms. Miller’s style reflects that beautiful background, bringing an almost lyrical feel to the narrative, despite the harsher realities of the storyline, which includes conflict between modern beachfront developers and conservationists, along with some present-day pirating.Ms. Miller presents her setting with a deft hand, describing scenery pithily, yet poetically: “Beyond Aloha Tower, the ocean was turning dusky rose under a violet twilight. The lights of the marketplace flickered on, and further beyond, a freighter moored at Sand Island became an illuminated hulk on the dark horizon.” With characters, she is equally clever, breathing life into not only the traditional good-looking, intelligent hero and heroine, but also the quirky side-kicks and troublesome family members.The central conflict in Rogue Wave is a series of unexplained mini tidal waves that are threatening the coast of Hawaii. As the story unfolded, I was intrigued by the underlying mystery, and would have liked more of that. It seemed that the focus was more on the relationship between the hero and heroine and less on the bad guys’ shenanigans, which I wanted to know more about. In other words, the plot was more like that of a traditional romance than I personally would have liked, but for traditional romance fans, it would be spot-on.From a technical standpoint, the story was well done, with no clunky transitions or shoddy plot holes, and no more than one or two typos. My one complaint was the frequency of point-of-view switches in the scenes between the hero and heroine. While I am a huge fan of multi-character POV, I prefer to spend more than a couple paragraphs at a time in any one character’s head, else I begin to suffer the onset of multiple personality disorder. That little detail aside, if you are in the market for an elegantly written romance mixed with an intriguing mystery, Maureen Miller’s Rogue Wave will not disappoint.
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  • Amanda
    January 1, 1970
    Words melt across the pages like butter in this romantic suspense. The writing is clear and interesting, never once was there a desire to skip a sentence, let alone an entire page. The characters have the most smug, yet playful relationship. Troubled pasts and the possiblity of an electrifyng futre keep the story intriguing. A very enjoyable read if you are a fan of the genre.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    Very enjoyable read recommended by The Only Trick In The Book and it didn't disappoint. Romance, a mystery, a hot guy...
  • Kevis Hendrickson
    January 1, 1970
    Rogue Wave is the second full-length novel I've read written by Maureen A. Miller offers. Like her other titles, Rogue Wave offers up a tale ripe with suspense, mystery, danger, and of course romance in an exotic locale. Though I have not perused this genre extensively, I feel I've come to know the archetypes found within. As such, the form of said books remain the same, even though the players and setting change.In this book, our heroine is Briana Holt, purveyor of a residential development fir Rogue Wave is the second full-length novel I've read written by Maureen A. Miller offers. Like her other titles, Rogue Wave offers up a tale ripe with suspense, mystery, danger, and of course romance in an exotic locale. Though I have not perused this genre extensively, I feel I've come to know the archetypes found within. As such, the form of said books remain the same, even though the players and setting change.In this book, our heroine is Briana Holt, purveyor of a residential development firm on the tropical island of Hawaii. Right off the bat, conflict arises when Briana discovers that the handsome man she meets on the beach turns out to be none other than a government inspector named Nick McCord who is determined to shut down her operation. Despite the tension between them, it's obvious that Briana and Nick are attracted to each other. Briana digs in her heels and prepares for and all-out legal battle with Nick who suspects that her land development is endangering the island. Little do they know that their private war is about to get more complicated. What follows is a heart-thumping tale that will thrust Briana and Nick into the middle of a deadly plot that could have lasting repercussions for them and the residents of Hawaii.Aside from her wonderful authorial voice, what I enjoy best about Ms. Miller's novels are her intriguing characters. The people in Rogue Wave give us delicious slices of eclectic personalities all served up neatly with a bow between the covers of the book. As mentioned before, Rogue Wave, like other books in this genre, is at heart a romance novel. Despite all of the pulse-pounding action and mystery, there is enough heat between covers to keep fans of the genre happily plodding on through the unfolding plot.Fans of Romantic suspense novels should definitely give this one a spin.4.0 stars.
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  • Cindy ~
    January 1, 1970
    The visuals the author gives during the course of this book of Oahu - Hawaii are nothing short of stunning. From the moment the two main characters meet on the beach you are swept away. There is so much more than just the beautiful location. Even though Nick and Briana meet as strangers on the beach and are instantly attracted to each other once they find out who the other is that’s nipped in the bud. Nick McCord is a U.S. Geological Survey expert and he is on that beach because strange things h The visuals the author gives during the course of this book of Oahu - Hawaii are nothing short of stunning. From the moment the two main characters meet on the beach you are swept away. There is so much more than just the beautiful location. Even though Nick and Briana meet as strangers on the beach and are instantly attracted to each other once they find out who the other is that’s nipped in the bud. Nick McCord is a U.S. Geological Survey expert and he is on that beach because strange things have been happening off the coast and he concludes that it has to do with the developer of a new housing development being built right off the shoreline. Briana Holt is the lead contractor for the new development called Manale Palms. She works hard to make it in a position that many women don’t hold and she isn’t going to let some guy even if he’s sexy as all get out from the USGS threaten her project. The attraction between these two even though they are on opposite side in the beginning was powerful – even as a reader you could feel the heat between these two. Both being stubborn continue to try to find out what is causing all the anomalies which ends up putting them in danger. This book just flowed from beginning to end – stunning location, hot romance, lots of peril and great secondary characters. Highly recommend it.
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  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    I won this book from Goodreads. First time I have read one of Maureen A. Miller's books. I found her a wonderful writer that will make you feel you are right there with her character's This was a easy read and keep you interested right from the beginning.The story is set in Hawaii where we meet Nick who is a geological survey expert and Briana you is a beautiful contractor for a building site of new homes being built. Right from the start when these tomeet there is fire works between them and mi I won this book from Goodreads. First time I have read one of Maureen A. Miller's books. I found her a wonderful writer that will make you feel you are right there with her character's This was a easy read and keep you interested right from the beginning.The story is set in Hawaii where we meet Nick who is a geological survey expert and Briana you is a beautiful contractor for a building site of new homes being built. Right from the start when these tomeet there is fire works between them and mistrust.They come together to find the mystery behind the unusual breaking waves and dead fish that suddenly appear near the building site. Something is going on just off the shore and it is changing tide near shore and affecting the sea life. This should not be happen and the mystery begins. We follow Nick and Briana as they try to protect the island they love and them selves.You have everything you could want in a story. A little romance, great characters, suspense and mystery.
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  • Theresa Scarangella
    January 1, 1970
    Brianna Holt while at the site waiting for the survey, she saw a man talking to himself, he turned and she jumped. They chatted until she was called to go back to work. she was in charge of the construction on Hawaii, one she lived on for her whole life. Brianna couldn't fail.Nick McCord was the geologist discussing with Naoli, her associate, she turned it was him. Nick wanted her to stop construction and give the land back to the native residents. They walked to the water and he told her he wou Brianna Holt while at the site waiting for the survey, she saw a man talking to himself, he turned and she jumped. They chatted until she was called to go back to work. she was in charge of the construction on Hawaii, one she lived on for her whole life. Brianna couldn't fail.Nick McCord was the geologist discussing with Naoli, her associate, she turned it was him. Nick wanted her to stop construction and give the land back to the native residents. They walked to the water and he told her he would be back with a lawsuit and she said try it.I loved the story and how the characters were at odds. This was well written and I like the way the story was told.You won't be disappointed in reading this story.
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  • Amy R
    January 1, 1970
    This was another great book by Maureen Miller. Even though her books are all so different you can be sure you receive the same great writing. I love her descriptions of the surroundings. You truly feel like you are in her books. You feel what her characters feel. What I really love about this book (and her other ones as well) is the dialogue between the characters. For me, that is what moves the story so well. Nick and Briana are one hot couple who both have strong personalities. There was just This was another great book by Maureen Miller. Even though her books are all so different you can be sure you receive the same great writing. I love her descriptions of the surroundings. You truly feel like you are in her books. You feel what her characters feel. What I really love about this book (and her other ones as well) is the dialogue between the characters. For me, that is what moves the story so well. Nick and Briana are one hot couple who both have strong personalities. There was just the right amount of suspense for me. Maureen does a great job with the romance of the story. Sexy yet romantic and lovely. Highly recommend!
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  • Ruthie Taylor
    January 1, 1970
    "I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads."This action packed mystery based in Hawaii is both steamy hot, and plot rich. There are some clever twists and definitely the hands off policy fails in the end - just as we knew it should!If you like a proper story to surround the romance, then this will definitely fit the bill.
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  • Sierra Rose
    January 1, 1970
    A huge fan of Ms. Miller's other works, I'm excited to say that Rogue Wave hooked me just as quickly and just as deeply.Nick and Briana are characters that attract the reader and make you want to turn each page with drawn breath. It's thrilling, touching, romantic and everything that will make you go back and read it again.She makes you see the scenery described and at times you will smell the water, feel the breeze.This is another wonderful book by this author.
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  • Merle
    January 1, 1970
    Good one. This has a backdrop of developers vs ecology in Hawaii. Not what you think, though. The duo in question have a lot more going on in their minds than that struggle. They both have deep-seated fears and hangups about relationships and trust. Good resolution, if a little improbable. Worth the read, though. Miller uses description very well and metaphor even better.
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  • Whispers From
    January 1, 1970
    Bree is a land contractor building a cul de sac. Nick is a geologist who thinks Bree's construction was causing tides and dead fish to come up on shore. But when they find explosives on a boat, they must save themselves and stop them for destroying the ocean.Great story. A couple of the words confused me where it takes place in Hawaii. Good strong characters and excellent story line.
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  • Robin Van Auken
    January 1, 1970
    What can I say, I like sexy scientists.
  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    Nice story. It's very true that sometimes we have to face our demons and fears, not only to conquer them, but to survive.
  • Larry Cook
    January 1, 1970
    Really good book. Hard to put down once you start.
  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    It was a quick read but nothing that really stuck out about it.
  • Teri Heyer
    January 1, 1970
    'High Tide' is an entertaining, fast-paced, contemporary romantic suspsense set in Hawaii. I have to say I love all of Maureen A. Miller's books.
  • Jen_C
    January 1, 1970
    Good. Loved the location. A little too much desriptive wording and do not drink everytime you read foam or foamy or you'll get drunk!
  • Carol
    January 1, 1970
    A little predictable and unbelievable - but a story that held your attention
  • Jeanne
    January 1, 1970
    Too much of the main characters panting after each other and at the same time trying not to give in but then of course they are put in danger and realize how much they mean to each other and BAM
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