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Promise of Gold

Promise of Gold [Kindle Edition]

Kristen Kyle

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An Irresistible Prize...

With three aging godfathers to care for, Rosa Constanza Wright had no choice but to turn her unique talents to stealing. Yet when the beautiful and brazen flamenco dancer commits the most daring burglary of her career, she discovers a 270-year-old journal that may hold the key to a wealth of sunken Spanish treasure. But Rosa has competition.

Derek Carlisle, Viscount Graystone, has traveled all the way to Cuba seeking the priceless document, and when he learns that it has fallen into Rosa’s lovely hands, the relentlessly determined and devastatingly handsome archaeologist vows to find her....

An Undeniable Passion

But Graystone is in for the surprise of his life, for Rosa is unlike any woman he’s ever met. Saucy and stubborn, resourceful and clever, she demands an equal partnership in his quest. Soon the two are embarking on a bold adventure on the high seas, where their search for the Spanish galleon will lead them into infinite peril–and where they will discover a passion far more tempting, and far more precious, than a fortune in gold.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1407 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0553584154
  • Publisher: Bantam (4 Feb 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #734,388 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great mix of romance and undersea archeology 9 April 2002
By booksforabuck - Published on
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Archeologist and adventurer Derek Carlisle, Viscount Graystone has almost everything he needs for the greatest discovery of his life. A Spanish galleon, filled with treasures from China as well as new world gold, lies sunk and he has the equipment to discover and recover it. All he needs is one book--held by Cuban aristocrat Don Geraldo de Vargas. When Vargas refuses to sell, and when beautiful thief Rosa Wright steals the book, Derek faces new challenges and the possibility of taking on a greedy and mercenary new partner. Rosa has problems of her own. With three aging god-fathers to take care of, she desperately needs some means of assuring their comfort. The treasure of a Spanish galleon is too much to resist. Yet does she really have the right to demand so much of Derek, especially after her godfather's frame him for the very theft she committed?
Set in the late 19th century during the Spanish-American war, PROMISE OF GOLD combines romance, Rosa's endearing and interfering godfathers, and adventure. Author Kristen Kyle draws up the sexual tension between these two unwilling partners, throwing them into conflict at every opportunity, yet never letting up on the attraction that draws them together. Kyle's research into 19th century undersea technology makes the story seem more authentic and adds opportunities for additional adventure--and romance.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Adventure of a Lifetime 8 April 2002
By Mary OConnor - Published on
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One of my favorite authors has a new hit! PROMISE OF GOLD is an historical romance unlike anything you have ever read. Kristin Kyle has once again brought us fresh, unique characters and settings while raising the bar on historicals.
Derek Carlisle, an English viscount, is an archeologist on a mission to uncover sunken treasure. In his quest for clues, he meets Rosa Constanza Wright, a beautiful flamenco dancer with her own agenda. He's after historically significant finds; she needs the money. Using bold manipulation, she becomes his partner in their search for the Spanish galleon, but the pair discover far more in their developing relationship than buried treasure. Adventure; fascinating and colorful history; and Kristin Kyle's breath-taking romantic tension keep the pages turning. Through the characters lives you will discover the techniques of late-nineteenth century diving, the science of dealing with artifacts buried in the sea, Cuban politics, the ultimate bad guy, and the passion of flamenco dancing. The heroine is strong, waits for no man to get her out of a bind and swears fluently in Spanish. If, like me, you devour historicals, read this one for a fresh and entertaining perspective on the nineteenth century. Have I mentioned this book is unlike anything you have ever read before?
4.0 out of 5 stars exciting romantic adventure 30 Mar 2002
By Harriet Klausner - Published on
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In 1898 Havana, archeologist Viscount Derek Carlise visits the home of wealthy Don Geraldo de Vargas. Derek is not making a social call though he employs the full diplomacy of the English aristocratic class to hide his real mission. Derek plans to steal a journal that contains information on sunken treasure if he cannot purchase the item from the money strapped Don, struggling with the American blockade of the island.

However, entertainer Rosa Wright performs an ultra sexy Flamenco dance as a distraction while she robs the key ring to the collection that includes the journal before Don and Derek begin their negotiations. Don accuses Derek of the theft and incarcerates him in the dungeon below his home. Feeling guilty, Rosa frees Derek. They sail off to adventure and love with Don in pursuit.

PROMISE OF GOLD is an exciting romantic adventure tale that is as much action as romance yet the action subplot is not neglected. Instead the author insures the romance between the lead characters is woven throughout the treasure hunt theme. Derek is a fine hero even if he is a bit too much of a control freak. Still, the novel belongs to the fiery Rosa. She takes everyone down a peg or two while displaying courage to seek the treasure and her man. Kristen Kyle has written a bold tale that brings the Caribbean alive reminiscent of a late nineteenth century Romancing the Stone.

Harriet Klausner
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