Cordelia O’Keefe strikes a deal with her crusty tycoon of a grandfather to fund
an expedition to uncharted regions that will make her name as an explorer. But
first he requires her to prove herself by locating three Mayan stones carvings and something known as “the Gift of the Jaguar.”
To make matters worse, her grandfather insists on sending along his arrogant butler to authenticate her findings and to mete out funds as needed. It soon appears clear that
there is a powerful, ruthless third party set on finding the fabled stones and treasure
before she can.
An array of other people and animals constitutes the remainder of their crew. Hart
has a burro fall in love with him. And he has ongoing banter with Cordelia, who
maintains her assault by calling him various names. Not Goodnight, but Goodbody,
Goodwin, Goodacre, Goodall, and Goodenough.
As the trail leads them to cross the Caribbean and into Mexico, Cordelia learns that tall, sardonic Hartford Goodnight is far more than just a butler. Their playful banter ends sometimes in passionate, heart–pumping, kisses. Goodnight learns that beautiful, provocative Cordelia is as tough as she is tempting. Soon the pair are hip-deep in danger
and desire, racing the competition to the prize - and trying to keep the sparks between
them from setting the rain forest ablaze.
Krahn’s latest creative historical is itself a treasure: an irresistible blend of impeccably crafted characters. an adventure-rich plot set in Mexico, with wickedly dry humor. Readers who treasure female protagonists starring in historical romantic
suspense thrillers will take immense delight in Krahn’s fabulous new effort.