"Reminiscent of "Romancing The Stone""
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.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 31, 2002
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.