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He might help her...if the price is right.Surrounded by potential enemies, Hannah McGarry faces the mystery of her husband's suspicious death, the prospect of bankruptcy...and the disappearance of the fabulous Black Trinity necklace that was to be her financial security. Desperate, she calls Archer Donovan, a silent partner in Pear Cove, her late husband's pearl farm ventuHe might help her...if the price is right.Surrounded by potential enemies, Hannah McGarry faces the mystery of her husband's suspicious death, the prospect of bankruptcy...and the disappearance of the fabulous Black Trinity necklace that was to be her financial security. Desperate, she calls Archer Donovan, a silent partner in Pear Cove, her late husband's pearl farm venture. He might help her...if the price is right.Archer Donovan would rather forget he'd ever heard of Pearl Cove...its memories of living on the dark side, the soul-numbing certainty that there was no law, no justice, no mercy; just hunters and the hunted. That life taught him to trust no one but family. But when Hannah McGarry calls in an old debt Archer is back in the game. And at his side in pursuit of the stolen fortune is a woman he shouldn't want, yet cannot resist...a woman who may know more than she's telling about her husband's death...and more than is safe to know about the dark and elusive black pearls. With deadly competitors on their tails, Archer and Hannah race through uncharted waters in search of the fabulous Black Trinity. And the closer they come to finding the coveted pearls, the closer they come to danger and death...and to each other....

Title : Pearl Cove
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ISBN : 9780380789887
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 432 Pages
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Pearl Cove Reviews

  • Kathy Anne
    2018-10-25 14:12

    Archer,the hero of this book-Archer- is one of my all time top heros.He gives up the h who he saw first and they fell in love with each other too,to his step brother who he didn` t realize how viscios he would become.He gets the h in spooky forign countries and then leaves her without shelter or food and miscarrying until Archer comes finding her and then he is so stuid he sends her off again with this dog to the South Pacific looking for ultra beautiful black pearls.Finally the guy -who got paralyzed earlier died in a hurricane because he couldn`t save himself.Archer comes after and the rest of the book is one sizzling love story.

  • Lady Jaye
    2018-11-13 16:14

    Reread October 2012.Upping the star rating. Archer Donovan is too awesome to not get five stars :D.-----------------------------------3 of those stars up there are for Archer alone. He is my favorite Donovan!

  • Angela
    2018-10-29 16:11

    The third of Elizabeth Lowell's Donovan books, Pearl Cove, is perhaps one of the earliest Lowells that levels up a bit for me in general quality of plot and character development. It's still formulaic--I haven't met a Lowell suspense novel that isn't, even if it's a formula I happen to enjoy. But this one at least does a better job than others.This time around we have the focus on Archer Donovan, the oldest of the Donovan brothers and the one who's generally in charge of everything the younger generation of the family does. He's a former international operative, with the obligatory unspecific hints about Awful Things He Did When He Was Younger, and he's got the suitably jaded outlook on life to go with it. And, unsurprisingly, a portion of his Awful Background(TM) is plot-relevant, for it turns out he's got sordid backstory with his illegitimate half-brother--a bitter, crippled man named Len McGarry. Who, it turns out, has just died under mysterious circumstances. And Archer learns this from Len's widow Hannah--who, it turns out, is the obligatory Only Woman Archer Has Ever Loved(TM).Naturally, Archer must hightail it down to Australia to help Hannah find out who murdered her husband, and what happened to the priceless necklace of black pearls he'd been assembling.I quite enjoyed the "solve the murder mystery" aspect of this story, and the chemistry between Archer and Hannah was suitably edgy and compelling, even given the gyrations Hannah's backstory goes through to get her into a position of being a widow yet still more or less sexually innocent. The only part of their interaction I didn't enjoy was the Big Misunderstanding trope rearing its head, since a good chunk of Hannah's early interactions with Archer are her assuming that he's just as much of an asshole as her dead husband was, without any particular justification at all. Once they get past the Big Misunderstanding, though, it's fun to see the Donovans reacting to their brother finally being in love, and all of them coming together to help him and Hannah ultimately solve the crime. Three stars.

  • LJ
    2018-11-08 19:20

    PEARL COVE - G Lowell, Elizabeth - 3rd in Donovans seriesSurrounded by potential enemies, Hannah McGarry faces the mystery of her husband's suspicious death, the prospect of bankruptcy ... and the disappearance of the fabulous Black Trinity necklace that was to be her financial security. Desperate, she calls Archer Donovan, a silent partner in Pearl Cove, her late husband's pearl farm venture. He might help her... if the price is right.Archer Donovan would rather forget he'd ever heard of Pearl Cove...its memories of living on the dark side, the soul-numbing certainty that there was no law, no justice, no mercy; just hunters and the hunted. That life taught him to trust no one but family. But when Hannah McGarry calls in an old debt Archer is back in the game. And at his side in pursuit of the stolen fortune is a woman he shouldn't want, yet cannot resist ... a woman who may know more than she's telling about her husband's death ... and more than is safe to know about the dark and elusive black pearls. With deadly competitors on their tails, Archer and Hannah race through uncharted waters in search of the fabulous Black Trinity. And the closer they come to finding the coveted pearls, the closer they come to danger and death ... and to each other.High on the sensuality meter. Each book in the series deals with a particular gem, and that's interesting. Not as good as "Amber Beach" but still good.

  • Julie Barrett
    2018-10-25 13:28

    Pearl Cove by Elizabeth Lowell Love talks about the pearls themselves, the peeling of the layers and how she does it and the outcome.Hannah hopes to find the murderer of Len and find the rainbows. Archer Donovon, Len's brother, might be able to help her find them.She taught the workers children and that would keep her protected for a few hours. Christian Flynn is a diver and treasures.She owns Pearl Cove and others want it and what it holds. Kyle is the youngest brother and he helps fill in the blank spaces for Archer with all kinds of information.ARcher started with the clues to help find the killer. Love the action and adventure as they try to find the killer and he finds out more information about her past life.Love the travel as they go to various places around the world following the clues....Hot steamy raw sex scenes...Really liked this one I know I will read the others in the series and those by this author.I received this book from National Library Service for my BARD (Braille Audio Reading Device).

  • Kate
    2018-11-12 21:19

    When I first picked Pearl Cove up, I was looking for for a straight-up action thriller and after the first few pages, I thought to myself "honey, this ain't your book!" This is an all on, full out, steamy bodice ripper masquerading as an action thriller. Need proof? Tom Clancy would never comment on his hero's "dark male beauty" or "the sensual promise of his mouth." That being said, the storyline is not bad, the characters are interesting, and the amount of research Lowell clearly did on the pearl trade makes her experts both credible and interesting. Things tended to wrap themselves up a bit more neatly than I was prepared for and I would have appreciated a bit more complexity, but overall a decent way to spend a weekend.

  • Joy
    2018-10-23 16:25

    When her husband is murdered at their pearl growing operation, Hannah McGarry calls on her late husband's half-brother, Archer Donovan, for help.This book confirms my suspicions that Lowell's earlier romantic-suspense books lean more toward romance than her later ones. (They're all formulaic. Just in different ways.) Archer is a very traditional alpha male, very much like all the other eldest brothers in these long family romance series always seem to be; the narrative actually does question the alphaness a bit with Hannah's reticence, but doesn't play for the formula in any significant way. I did like the geek detail about cultured pearls, but didn't have much of an investment in the romance itself.

  • Trisha
    2018-11-07 13:16

    This book ties in Archer Donovan to the rest in the series, and a good story featuring the pearl trade, centred in Broome and then moving to Seattle. I like this author in preference to Nora Roberts, who is always predictable with her stories. The other books about the Donovan's are:AMBER BEACHJADE ISLANDMIDNIGHT IN RUBY BAYOU.

  • Sherry
    2018-11-15 17:08

    Even though Pearl Cove was an alright read, I found myself a little dissappointed. After reading about Archer the older brother in the first 2 books of the "Donovans" I had high expectations of finally getting to Archer's story. It's an average read but not up to par with what I've come to expect from Elizabeth Lowell.

  • Kathi Sharp
    2018-11-17 14:02

    Another gem of a story from Elizabeth Lowell. I was a little surprised to see Archer crumble so easily but he has been thinking about Hannah for ten years. Hannah's mistrust and unease around Archer was perfectly understandable and heartbreaking.

  • Carmen
    2018-10-21 18:03

    This was the best book by far out of the 3.Archer was the most interesting character. So mysterious and sexy i just loved him. Great book. A must read for those seeking adventure mixed with romance!

  • Lisa
    2018-11-04 18:17

    I really enjoyed this book - it had suspense, intrigue, money, romance and unexpected twists and turns. I even ordered the rest of the series as soon as I finished this one.

  • Marleen
    2018-11-07 20:06

    This remains one of my favorite Elizabeth Lowell's book. This is one of hers that doesn't disappoint.

  • Jenz
    2018-11-12 16:25

    Really liked this book; actually kept it to re-read someday.

  • Brittany B.
    2018-11-02 18:13

    Dnf- I tried, but wasn't real impressed with this. Might try again later but moving on for now.

  • Erin
    2018-10-19 17:12

    Great romantic book...I like the Donovan family.

  • Terry Turrell
    2018-11-05 14:01

    I didn't actually finish this book--it just wasn't keeping my attention. Interesting about how pearls are grown, though.

  • Jan
    2018-11-10 15:05

    I enjoyed the love story but the information on pearl and the pearl farming market was very interesting. Good read but lighter fare.

  • Felicia
    2018-11-12 20:24

    Excellent, as always. I cried through the whole last half of the book.

  • Julie
    2018-10-20 17:15

    Pearl Cove (Donovan, Book 3) (Donovan) by Elizabeth Lowell (2000)

  • Lynn
    2018-11-13 20:10

    thought it was supposed to be more of a mystery... turned out to be a romance novel... could see the ending before I got there.

  • Academicsupport
    2018-10-30 20:13

    This was my final Donovan book. Knowing Archer's story after reading about the rest of the family was a satisfying culmination to the series.

  • Nicole
    2018-11-07 19:06

    I just couldn't get into the story, so i stopped at the second chapter!

  • Elle
    2018-11-14 19:14

    Lowell is a fantastic romance author.

  • Amanda Duckworth
    2018-11-14 18:04

    go Archer you sexy beast you.

  • Kristy McCaffrey
    2018-11-05 15:15

    I liked this book so much I named my daughter after the heroine.

  • C.J. England
    2018-10-24 17:00

    The intercultural romance was spot on!

  • Carina
    2018-11-14 17:17

    This was the first book in this series I read, and is the one I've read the most. Luckily for me (or maybe because of this) this is also my favourite of them.I don't know why I like Archer so much, especially in comparison to other books. He's tough, handsome, broody (a definite turn off in my book), he isn't afraid of using sex to get his way (the first sex scene where he is telling Hannah he'll stop but still continues to sexually torment her - I'd say that is something to frown upon) and yet he's my favourite Donovan brother! I also didn't consider knocking 'stars' off my rating of the book - yet I do this for other books that include similar moments... Maybe it's because I put this down as a chick-liteqsue book (but with more plot than a lot of those have - hence why I haven't put it on that shelf) and therefore I hold it to a different standard?Anyway, back to the book. I find that Hannah is more interesting than Honour, and I prefer her to Lianne - though they both have interesting back stories Hannah has the edge for me. I dislike how she treats Archer but given her past it is justified, not once do I find her reactions to be unrealistic.Of the first three books in the series, I would say this is one where the sex is a major part of the plot, the other books I felt you could remove those scenes without harming the it but here they are tied together. Also, and no offence to amber or jade enthusiasts, but it is this book that has made me want to own pearls - be they cultured or not, high quality or not. The way they're described and the history of them (at least the little included here) just absorbs me each time I read the book in a way the amber and jade cultural and history doesn't.I've read this book... at least six times now I think and it just doesn't grow old. And for someone who enjoys re-reading books a book with such a good re-read value is only a good thing.

  • Barbara
    2018-11-14 19:15

    Good

  • Morpheus Reads
    2018-10-22 13:02

    Pearl Cove by Elizabeth Lowell#3 Donovan series3-1/2*Archer Donovan receives a call from his half-brother's wife, letting him know of his death after a tropical storm and asking for his help, as she is sure that he was murdered. Archer immediately returns to Australia to help her, although it has been 10 years since he has seen either her or Pearl Cove, a business in which he has half-interest. There had been a lot of acrimony between him and his brother, Len, especially over Len's wife, Hannah McGarry. He and Len had both worked together in the secret world of undercover operations for the government before Len got in over his head and received an injury which left him in a wheelchair. He was bitter about that and the undesirable side of his personality came to the forefront. Len was abusive and controlling and jealously demanded that Archer never return or Hannah herself would be the one to face his wrath. Archer reluctantly had left as requested, knowing he secretly loved Hannah but couldn't have her. Upon his return, he was still as drawn to her as he had been a decade before. She, however, has lived for years with a cold, hard husband and sometimes sees the same look in Archer's eyes. It takes her a while to allow herself to see the real Archer underneath that look and to know that he is not his brother.Archer quickly confirms that Len had been murdered and that Hannah was now a target. On top of that, there is now a mystery surrounding the disappearance of a priceless triple-strand of unusual rainbow-colored black pearls, as well as the method of developing those pearls which Len took to his grave.Archer sweeps Hannah off to Seattle and to the Donovan family compound for her safety. The two then start hunting around trying to find any information on a sighting of the Black Trinity necklace, knowing that if they find that, they will find the killer.First read in 2012, rated 4*.