UNDERTOW by Cherry Adair

UNDERTOW by Cherry AdairUndertow by Cherry Adair
Series: Cutter Cay #1
Genres: Contemporary, Suspense
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Published by St. Martin's Press


Zane Cutter, the youngest brother of the Cutter clan, has finally hit pay dirt. His family has made a name for themselves in the salvage business. Every year he and his brothers bet on who will find the greatest treasure under the sea. This year is going to be his year. Zane found the wreckage of a Dutch ship. Unfortunately, as he’s getting ready to sail his mechanic is diagnosed with cancer, but there is an alternative.

Teal is the daughter of Zane’s mechanic and she just happens to have followed in her father’s footsteps becoming a fantastic mechanic herself. Teal is excited about the offer to become an engine mechanic for the Cutters until she learns its Zane’s boat she will be working on at sea. After a one night stand over a year ago that ended with her doing the walk of shame, the last person Teal ever wants to see again is Zane Cutter. However, after a huge guilt trip she agrees for one month only.

Zane may have a reputation as God’s gift to women but as much as he tries he can’t seem to get Teal to let him in. The more he’s around the sassy mechanic the more he wants her. Teal has had a thing for Zane since she was a kid but after their night together she wants nothing to do with him—at least that’s what she tells herself. A woman can only evade a man like Zane for so long on a ship.

Zane’s not the only one searching for treasure. The thought of riches brings out all kinds of characters eager to take their part of the treasure even if they have to hurt people to do it. Can Zane and Teal put their differences aside to find out who is sabotaging their treasure hunt before it’s too late?

Undertow is packed with sabotage, thievery, treasure, spies, a sexy heroine who is good with her hands and a handsome hero ready to fight for his woman. Undertow is one super exciting story. Cherry Adair spins an incredible story. It takes place largely on a ship at sea. The imagery is amazing. I felt like I was there with Zane and Teal. The underwater scenes are sensational. I was white-knuckling my ereader during those action filled scenes.

Teal and Zane are two incredible multi-layered characters. Teal is struggling with a lot of issues not just with Zane and their night together. I felt compassion for her and wanted her to find happiness with Zane more than anything. Zane comes off as a happy go lucky guy without a problem in the world everything just rolls off him, but he is also dealing with personal issues. Undertow uncovers the issues that lie between Zane and Teal and sheds light on their possible path to happiness if they are willing to take the chance. Whether it’s with their feisty banter or sensual seduction when these two are in a scene together they set it on fire. Undertow is a one of a kind high-stakes adventure that will have you gasping for air with its suspenseful scenes and begging for more of the Cutter brothers.

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