Smart, sassy and cynical about men, 21-year-old Syke Standish wants neither a husband nor a life of boring domesticity. She wants freedom, adventure... danger. And in the rugged land of Mariposa, she finds all three when she is kidnapped by the daring South American revolutionary, El Diablo.
Imprisoned in his network of secret caves in the mountains, Skye plots an escape. Yet the longer she spends with this Che Guevara -like bandit, the more she learns about his devotion to the local people he fights for. Skye begins to suspect that El Diablo is far nobler than he lets on.
He can certainly take her prisoner, but will he capture her heart?
Fun, feisty and with enough romance to make you swoon, this classic "enemies to lovers" tale will tickle fans of Tracy Anne Warren, Ashtyn Newbold and Daphne Du Maurier's "Frenchman's Creek".
In her lifetime, British author Barbara Cartland wrote over 700 novels and was most famous for her contemporary and historical romances. A prominent figure in London society, the young Cartland began her writing career as a gossip columnist for the Daily Express. It was partying in 1920's London that gave her inspiration for her first book, "Jigsaw", a racy society thriller.
After marrying into the McCorquodale family, she began writing romance and holds a Guinness World Record for the most number of books published in one year: 191. Her books have been translated into many different languages, as well as adapted for stage and screen. She is beloved the world over and even counts the young Princess Diana as one of her many fans.