Author: Sherri Erwin
Copyright: 2007 (Zebra); pgs. 349
Who: Kate Markham and Owen Glendower (AKA Hades, Lord of the Underworld)
Summary: When Boston interior designer Kate Markham meets real estate mogul Owen Glendower at a dinner party, sparks fly. Not only is Owen GQ-cover, drop-dead sexy and filthy rich, he has a maddeningly seductive way of knowing intimate details about her. Details that send heat rushing to her cheeks not to mention certain other parts of her body. Swept deliciously off her feet, Kate lets herself fall into a breathtakingly sensual journey she hopes will never end, even when Owen reveals his little secret: he happens to be Hades, ruler of the underworld and the devil himself! Caught in the fiery-sweet grip of desire so consuming, Kate must choose between her business, her family, her life on Earth, and spending eternity in Hell with Owen. Then, out of the blue, family tragedy strikes, shaking her out of a rapturous trance to face the decision of a lifetime. Will she spend eternity with this devil of her dreams or follow her conscious back to earthly reality?
Comments: An unconventional romance, with a bittersweet ending you can see coming a mile away. Yet it still managed to move me to tears — which is no small feat, as I don’t cry easily. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to hear “You Are My Sunshine” again without getting choked up.
“Very Angel at Wolfram and Hart. Straight from the weird room at the top of the building.”
– Kate (referencing the Buffy the Vampire Slayer spin-off)
“I ended up with the greatest gift in the world. You love me. That alone will get me through anything.”
Started: 1 June 2008
Finished: 3 June 2008