Hetta Coffey

9 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 474 ratings

Just Add Water Publisher's Summary

Hetta Coffey is a globe-trotting civil engineer with attitude who is working on coming of age, a little late. Pushing forty and still single, Hetta is the epitome of the "B" word: bold, bossy, brassy, breezy, and brash. After leaving a lifelong swath of failed multinational affairs in her jet stream, it is no wonder Hetta prefers living with her dog, R.J. But old habits die hard, and trolling for triceps is Hetta's hobby.

Plying the waterfront in search of Saturday brunch, Hetta's attention is snagged by a parade of passing yachts - especially their predominantly male skippers - and experiences a champagne-induced epiphany: If she had a boat, she could get a man. In hopes a floating Valhalla will overcome an all-time low-water mark in her life, Hetta buys her dream boat in spite of a spectacular ignorance of all things nautical. But a shadowy stalker, an inconvenient body, and Hetta's own self-destructive foibles imperil not only her new life, but a newly- found romance.

©2011 Jinx Schwartz (P)2008 Books in Motion
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  • Book 1

    • Just Add Water

    • Hetta Coffey Series, Book 1
    • By: Jinx Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Beth Richmond
    • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    Hetta Coffey is a globe-trotting civil engineer with attitude who is working on coming of age, a little late. Pushing forty and still single, Hetta is the epitome of the "B" word: bold, bossy, brassy, breezy, and brash. After leaving a lifelong swath of failed multinational affairs in her jet stream, it is no wonder Hetta prefers living with her dog, R.J. But old habits die hard, and trolling for triceps is Hetta's hobby....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful!

    • By Ginger on 11-18-15

    Regular price: $22.39

  • Book 2

    • Just Add Salt

    • Hetta Coffey Series, Book 2
    • By: Jinx Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Beth Richmond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 64

    Miffed that vacation plans with her chronically absent boyfriend Jenks Jenkins have gone awry, she accepts a job in Baja. So what if she and her friend Jan are spectacularly unqualified to take her yacht on a thousand mile cruise in the eastern Pacific Ocean in the middle of hurricane season? Hiring a handsome, if somewhat fishy captain for the trip might keep them off the rocks, but probably won t do the same for her future with Jenks.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Better than the first one.

    • By Ginger on 01-15-16

    Regular price: $22.39

  • Book 3

    • Just Add Trouble

    • Hetta Coffey Series, Book 3
    • By: Jinx Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Beth Richmond
    • Length: 8 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 73
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63

    Hetta Coffey is a woman with a yacht and she's not afraid to use it. A globe-trotting engineer with adventure in her soul, Hetta is determined to solidify her relationship with her long-distance boyfriend, Jenks Jenkins. What better place for a romantic interlude than aboard a yacht in Mexico's hauntingly beautiful and solitary Sea of Cortez? But where Hetta goes, trouble follows, and chaos is sure to ensue.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Laugh out loud funny

    • By T. N. Taylor on 05-16-18

    Regular price: $20.29

  • Book 4

    • Just Deserts

    • Hetta Coffey, Book 4
    • By: Jinx Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Beth Richmond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 45

    Hetta Coffey is a woman with a yacht, and she's not afraid to use it! As a self-employed engineering consultant with a penchant of oddball (read: shady) projects, she has a way of attracting trouble. With her floating home dry docked for repairs in Mexico, Hetta needs a place to live and a job to pay for boat repairs. Landing a project at a mining operation not far from her boat, Hetta finds herself on the tumultuous Arizona/Mexico border, where all hell is breaking loose even before she gets there.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More activity needed throughout

    • By Marsha L. Woerner on 02-06-18

    Regular price: $20.29

  • Book 5

    • Just the Pits

    • Hetta Coffey, Book 5
    • By: Jinx Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Beth Richmond
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 71
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht, and she's not afraid to use it! As a self-employed engineering consultant with a penchant for oddball - read: shady - projects, Hetta Coffey has a history of inviting trouble. But now that she's been hired for a legitimate mining project in Mexico's Baja, it looks like smooth sailing ahead... until she discovers that people and pesos are disappearing faster than you can say, "This job is the pits!"

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Funny and non violent

    • By czmusic on 04-29-15

    Regular price: $22.39

  • Book 6

    • Just Needs Killin'

    • Hetta Coffey Series, Book 6
    • By: Jinx Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Stevie Puckett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    After several months of cruising Mexico's hauntingly beautiful Sea of Cortez, Hetta's in Puerto Escondido, a place once described by author John Steinbeck as "a magic harbor". Anchored out, swaying on the hook at the whim of breeze and tide, surrounded by magnificent views and turquoise water can be magical. Stuck at anchor alone? Not so much. So when her best friend, Jan, gets them an invite to a party at a nearby luxury resort hosted by a Japanese businessman - all expenses paid - Hetta figures, why not?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I love Hetta Coffe

    • By Brenda Livingston on 02-01-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 7

    • Just Different Devils

    • Hetta Coffey Series, Book 7
    • By: Jinx Schwartz
    • Narrated by: Stevie Puckett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 12

    Hetta Coffey is a sassy Texan with a snazzy yacht, and she's not afraid to use it - most of the time. She's an intrepid cruiser, but wild rumors of marauding gangs of flesh-shredding giant Humboldt squid on a rampage in the Sea of Cortez could keep even Hetta tied to an expensive dock. However, when the opportunity for an intriguing and highly lucrative charter arises she talks her best friend, Jan, into signing on for a mysterious cruise. Damn the calamari! Full bank account ahead!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Po Thang Meets Bubbles--A Tail of Two Species

    • By Betababe on 01-17-18

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 8

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  • Book 9

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