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My One and Only [Hardcover]

Katherine O'Neal


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Jan 2000
He was a daring cat burglar who never suspected his heart could be stolen....

When Kitty Fontaine invades the opulent homes of London aristocrats, she seeks only one treasure: the Blood of India, the exquisite ruby that will ransom the life of her father. But someone else covets the fabulous gem--the coolly audacious burglar known as the Tiger. A master of seduction, he steals into ladies' bedrooms to relieve them of their valuables, only to capture their hearts in the process.

One night over a plundered safe, she will find herself face-to-face with her rival, instantly spellbound by his smoky gaze. Enticing her with a luring challenge, he brands her with a searing kiss and claims her body as his own. It will not be their last encounter--and she begins to suspect that it was not their first.

Does the Tiger truly have a connection to her painful past? As fate and the ruby bind them on a perilous quest, Kitty will risk her life and freedom. And for a love she never expected to rekindle, she will risk her heart and soul....
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Katherine O'Neal is the USA Today best-selling author of twelve historical romances. Her 1993 debut novel, The Last Highwayman, earned Romantic Times' honors for Best Sensual Historical Romance, and she is the recipient of the magazine's coveted Career Achievement Award.

Dubbed by Affaire de Coeur magazine, "the Queen of Romantic Adventure," Katherine lives for travel and has made extensive research trips to all the glamorous locations where her novels are set. "The spirit of place is very important to my work," she says. "To me, nothing is sexier than travel."

Katherine lives in Seattle with her husband, the author and film critic William Arnold, and their four guinea pigs--all of whom have had one of her books dedicated to them.

Foreign language editions of Katherine O'Neal's books are available in more than a dozen countries. Her 2008 novel, Just for Her, will be published this year as a Japanese Manga comic.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An adventurous trip to India..... 22 Jan 2000
By L. Ponder - Published on Amazon.com
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Kitty, the "Cat" and "Tiger" meet one night in the home of a wealthy Englishman. Each is searching for a ruby called The Blood of India.
Tiger is actually Max, the adopted son of an Italian count. Kitty is the daughter of an Englishman and his half-Indian wife. Due to a freedom attack on English children, Kitty had left India in fear. Max reminds her of Cameron, a boy she was in love with while she lived in India. She saw Cameron killed; and she has dreamed of him, and India, through the years.
Max and Kitty have an instant attraction. However, their desire for the same stone, will lure them into trouble and a reluctant partnership. Each has a compelling reason to find that stone, The Blood of India. And those reasons will pull them apart. The story itself, will tell us what, if anything, will bring them together.
Max and Kitty are two magnetic leads. Kitty flies planes, is an adventuress, and is engaged to Cameron's half brother. Max is a wealthy womanizer, and adventurer, with a hidden past. His sensual pull, grabbed me, as a reader. I could easily see why Kitty would desire him.
I learned things about India, it's beauty, some of it's history, while reading this book. Ms. O'Neal, herself, lived in India at one time. Combined with the history, is an interesting plot, lots of action, a complete cast of supporting characters, and several sexy love scenes.
This is a book I really enjoyed. I do plan to read it again.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! 16 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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I'm a great fan of Katherine O'Neal's books and I absolutely loved this latest addition. As I've come to expect from her books, it's adventurous, witty, has a hero to die for and a heroine that any woman would want to be, and has love scenes that are some of the best and sexiest being written today. I felt as if I'd really been to India after reading her marvelous descriptions. I was completely captivated by the story, and often surprised, which is rare in this genre. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who wants escape, who wants to be transported to a world where love really does conquer all. I couldn't put it down!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I loved this book! 23 May 2000
By "bhobart" - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I really loved this book! I read a lot of romance, and after a while, they all start to sound the same. This book surprised and thrilled me. The characters are fresh and different, and their romance is really touching and kept me hooked the whole time. The action is exciting and kept me guessing. After I'd finished it, I felt like I'd really been to India, and that I'd shared in their adventures. The hero is to die for! And the heroine is strong and sassy, but I felt like I'd really known her. I definitely plan to keep this book and read it again and again.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR! 22 May 2000
By "welles" - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the best book I've read all year. It takes us on a magical journey to India through the exciting experiences of two sexy cat burglars who are at odds not only because what they want differs, but because of a past that's being denied. The writing is superb, the characters are the most interesting I've encountered in romance. It kept me guessing with unexpected plot twists to the very end. Romantic, adventurous, sexy, a fabulous read that I'd recommend to everyone! I plan to read all of Katherine O'Neal's books after this.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars And the adventure starts here 28 Aug 2000
By "limau_nipis" - Published on Amazon.com
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With another cat burglar keep tailing him, Max Aveli was curios to know who was the other person. And he met Kitty Fontaine, a daring woman that crossed men boundaries. Never did Kitty knew that Max was her childhood sweetheart when she was just a child in India. She was robbed of her innocence by Max. Their quest was the same, to find the Blood of India, a fabulous gem that was sought after many people. But fate was never on their side, when the police caught both of them and make them agreed to work for the government to get the ruby for England. Both were shipped to India, and that was where Max played with Kitty's heart.In truth,Max was afraid to take a chance in love since he was hated by his father, Sir Harold. In India, Kitty discovered who Max was, and lost him again when he 'died' at his own father's command. Back in England,Kitty was forced to marry Sir Harold's another son, Charles. In a nick of time, she was saved by her Max, got another dose of adventure and together they fled to India bringing the Blood of India with them. A wonderful ending of this story were they had an Indian wedding and settled down for an adventurous life in India.
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