Saturday, May 19, 2012

The Devil and Miss Jones - Kate Walker (Return of the Rebels)

He was known at Diablo (the Devil) and that was putting it mildly as he literally came to the rescue of Martha Jones on what should have been her wedding night.  Instead of riding in on a horse, he scooped her up in full wedding dress and tiara and put her on his motorcycle.

Carlos Ortega didn't know who he was anymore.  Everything he believed himself to be had been taken away from him.  Thanks to his lying mother, his life had been fiction.  Everything had been a lie until his grandfather told him the truth.

Martha's life had been turned on its head.  She had always played it safe, been sensible and look where that got her.  And then just moments before her wedding was to take place, she walked into her chief bridemaids room and what she saw floored her and she ran away from the hall and her soon to be groom.  All she could think about on the rainy deserted road was she needed to trust this stranger with a slight accent and let him rescue her; get shelter from the storm.  It seemed to Carlos that they were two of a kind because they had both turned backs and had left everything behind.

Smiling, I personally thought, what an adventure.  Meeting a handsome stranger and being whisked away and what would happen?  The truth was he told her his name but she didn't tell him hers because she had won a ton of money and it had been published in England's newspapers.  However, when she put her hand in his, she felt something warm and primitive.  I just knew in the end, she would end up going anywhere with him and there would be trouble, oh yes, trouble.  Especially when she planted a thank you kiss on his lips and everything exploded between them.

A new start for Martha, with her mother gone, more money than she knew what to do with, hopefully she would get a fresh start and a new life.  She was going into the future putting herself first, taking a chance and she was through playing it safe.  As the incredible Kate Walker told of their passion, it was breath taking, sizzling.  However, Carlos made sure she understood there would be no future for them, only this night full with lovemaking with the Argentinian. Well, this beautiful virgin certainly had a night to remember with the devil himself!

Four months later, Martha was in Argentina talking care of Javier Ortega who was  confined to a wheelchair.  Thoughtfully, I wondered why and then the light bulb went on........she was pregnant and had come in search of Carlos to tell him their one night of passion had created a new life, one he wouldn't be keen on when he found out he was going to be a father.  The very fact that she realized when she saw his passport in their room that his last name wasn't Diablo it was Ortega.  Talk about a mess.

Thanks to the extremely talented Kate Walker who I've been reading for over ten years, she has woven a beautiful and impressive tale with such a lovely ending.  I was absolutely enchanted by Martha and Carlos!  Their love story with its happy ending is definitely one you won't want to miss!

Author Kate Walker talks about The Devil and Miss Jones at (I(Heart)Present and the back story!

Back of the Book

Martha Jones has never taken a risk in her whole life. Until the day she runs out on her wedding and succumbs to the magnetism of a man she has only just met! A man she knows only as Diablo.

Lone wolf Carlos Ortega won't promise Miss Jones more than one searing-hot night. Yet Carlos is shocked by Martha's sweet innocence. This runaway bride is a virgin, and it seems the repercussions of their sizzling encounter could last forever….

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