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Subject: Help looking for a book....
Date Posted: 6/2/2010 11:19 AM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2009
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You ladies are so awesome at finding books, someone over at AAR is looking for the book below:

 

Hi all. I'm looking for the title of a book I read back in 97 or 98, but was probably a few years old then. It's about a rich hotelier's daughter that travels to South America (maybe Central America) to find and rescue her kidnapped fiancee. She's captured by "bad guys" who are desecrating an archaelogical site, digging up artifacts and preparing to ship them out of the country illegally. The hot bad guy that she's forced to bunk with makes her work, but also rescues her when an attempt to escape puts her in danger of being attacked by a big jungle cat.

The heroine ends up falling in love with the bad guy. At one point they're getting it on in a tomb/cave and spilling wine over each other to lick off, when the REAL bad guys show up and the hero has to stand there naked with purple splotches all over his skin. When they're finally moving the artifacts, which it turns out he's being forced by the heroine's treacherous fiancee to steal, they get busted and all end up in jail. The heroine uses her connections to get out and the hero is sure she'll leave him to rot. Instead she shows up with a helicopter and breaks him out of jail.

The title of the book has the word "Paradise" in it, I'm pretty sure, and it seems like the cover had pink on it with big jungle leaves. I think there was also a pic of the heroine leaning back with her long blond hair hanging loose. Maybe he was leaning above her, or maybe none of this is correct.

It's a really good book, and it didn't even belong to me when I accidentally sold it with a bunch of others at my UBS. I've been trying to replace it for years. Any help would be much appreciated.

Does this sound familar to anybody?

Date Posted: 6/2/2010 6:16 PM ET
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this one has paradise in the title and the description says south america and has some pink on the cover

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780821727447-Forbidden+Paradise+Zebra+Heartfire

Date Posted: 6/2/2010 8:05 PM ET
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Not sure Susanna, will place it on the AAR site and see what she says.

Date Posted: 6/2/2010 10:30 PM ET
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I wonder if this is it. I have it on my reminder list, someone recommended it but I haven't had a chance yet to read it. Some things sound similar and some not so much.

http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780553564631-Amazon+Lily



Last Edited on: 6/2/10 10:30 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/2/2010 11:12 PM ET
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good grief  glad I didn't have to pose for THAT photo!

Date Posted: 6/3/2010 7:48 AM ET
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lol, u have to admit that is a pretty strange cover.

Date Posted: 6/3/2010 9:14 AM ET
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Zoinks!  He looks like he should be wearing a Spiderman costume:P

Btw, did you try checking fictiondb for titles with the word Paradise in them?  I checked & the list isn't too long, and there are some in your time frame as well (a lot of category romances), but I'm having trouble with my password there & can't seem to log in in order to pull up the book data & look at the covers.

Date Posted: 6/3/2010 9:22 AM ET
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It's not Amazon Lily, I've read that one