From the start, Kerry Bishop anticipated danger: She expected unimaginable fear. In a terrifying race to save nine children, she prepared for the fight of her life. But she wasn’t prepared for a passion almost as dangerous as the mission she had undertaken. At the first, Linc O’Neil appeared to be exactly the kind of man Kerry needed: strong, ruthless and definitely too drunk to care about helping her steal a truck to get past the guards. Then she discovered her mistake. Linc was not a hardened mercenary; the heavy gear he carried was not guns but cameras. She had hijacked a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist. Now he was their last hope. Dependent on a stranger, Kerry refused to let unexpected desire complicate their mission. If Linc had the mistaken impression that she was a woman of the church, she was not about to correct him. Certainly, it kept him at arm’s length, which was just where she wanted this man who, despite his bad attitude and constant stream of threats, was their one chance for survival through fifty miles of treacherous jungle. And survival was all they could think about. But if they succeeded, what then? Could Kerry tell him the truth: that she was no more a woman sworn to chastity than she was immune to the powerful effect he had on her? That she desired him more and more? If freedom came, would they be free to love?
Pretty good blast from the past consistent with what was popular in category romance in 1987. I enjoyed dashing photojournalist Linc and feisty (in a 1987 kind of way) do-gooder Kerry as they rescued a band of orphans from a war zone. The fun died down in the second half after they're safe in America and their adventure is over. As is typical in popular category romance from 1987, Linc does something really, really mean and then swears he'll never hurt her again. High marks for the grovel.
Very nicely narrated by Renee Raudman.
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Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I had trouble turning it off!
Any additional comments?
Fabulous book, Sandra Brown always makes you fall in love with her characters!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
Story and characters were interesting. Narration was like fingers on a chalkboard. I would have preferred a toned down mean Linc. A bit over the top. Narrator's version of Kerry was too whiny and weak. Storyline kept me listening to the end. Probably will not purchase another book with this narrator.
This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?
Just riding on her name. Saying the the same thing over and over. It is my worst book in my library.
Has The Devil's Own turned you off from other books in this genre?
What was one of the most memorable moments of The Devil's Own?
When Linc chases (in a truck) Kerry (on her horse) down and the 'activity' that follows...the miscommunication - cannot reveal more without spoiling.
Which character – as performed by Renee Raudman – was your favorite?
Any, she is fantastic! Perhaps Linc if I HAD to choose.
Any additional comments?
Great believable plot. Lots of action, suspense and romance...perfect amount of each!
I'm stingy with my stars-so this one is a big deal.
Some strong language and adult themes/situations.