On the heels of her greatest discovery, archaeologist Elysia Carlisle faced her most shattering betrayal. Her fiance absconded with the artifacts she had carefully collected, leaving her stranded and penniless. Gone was the map to an even greater treasure, a find she'd hoped would bring her glory before the imminent end of her career.
Now Ellie was left with nothing but a mysterious stone talisman, her only clue to the treasure's location. But someone possessed the talisman's mate -- Matt Devereaux, a handsome and infuriating gambler who also sought the lost fortune.
The Perils of Passion...
Devereaux suggested they join forces, but Ellie feared trusting any man. Yet she needed his skills to pursue her quest on the rugged New Mexico frontier, where the wild animals weren't as dangerous as gold-crazed outlaws.
But even more treacherous to her was Devereaux himself. The reckless rogue aroused her long-denied desire, threatened her good sense, and was growing perilously close to unlocking the secrets of another closely guarded prize -- her heart.
About Kristen Kyle
Kristen Kyle has always been a die-hard romantic. Although roses and dinner by candlelight are nice, what really ignites her imagination are stories packed with action, conflict, a headstrong heroine, a dark and dangerous hero, and, most of all, passion and love. Her goal is to provide the reader with a page-turner of a story. Kristen shares her home in a suburb of Dallas, Texas, with her two sons, both to-die-for heroes in the making.
"[Kristen Kyle gives readers] adventure, sweltering passion, and plenty of action." -- Rendezvous
Don't miss Kristen Kyle's other adventure romance: The Last Warrior Winner of the K.I.S.S. Hero Award
"A splendid, fast-paced, and exciting story with sparks and sizzle from the very first page." -- Romantic Times
"An absolute keeper." -- Rendezvous
"Ms. Kyle has a special touch bringing her characters to life. Add a dose of humor, a smidgeon of stubbornness, and two people attracted to each other and the sparks begin to fly." -- The Literary Times