Though he would like to think otherwise, there is more to Margarita Alfonsa de las Fuentes than Deputy Minister of Defense, Carlos Caballero can admit to. He sees a beautiful and willful woman who is strong and impassioned about improving their country, Madrileno. What Margarita can never reveal, however, is her loyalty to the American-based SPEAR organization, which is in the process of tracking down a traitor. To the strong-willed Margarita, Carlos's cool and controlled courtship leaves a lot to be desired. It is only when the two must survive together in Madrileno's dangerous jungle that Carlos reveals a side of himself that intrigues and fascinates the SPEAR agent.
Merline Lovelace's installment of the Year of Loving Dangerously series has all the components of an excellent romance. The hero and heroine are complex enough to yield a satisfying development when it comes to their relationship. The overarching subplot involving Simon is built upon rather well and there is enough danger and action without the traitor complete with details about the danger the jungle poses to both protagonists. The one fault with this story lies in its length. The reader gets the impression that Lovelace could have expanded even more upon the romance if she'd had the opportunity to write a longer story. As it is, however, this story gives an interesting, if rather brief, glance at an imaginary country with a great deal of potential.
- Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Harlequin Books (1 January 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0373271220
- ISBN-13: 978-0373271221
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 1.9 x 17.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 22.7 g
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