by Jayne Ann Krentz

Purple Papaya LLC

Contemporary Romance: Romantic Suspense

July 17, 2022

Available in: Audio, e-Book

by Jayne Ann Krentz

A Jayne Ann Krentz Classic now in eBook


Writer Kimberly Sawyer was surprised to find a blood red rose on her doorstep. Intrigued by the gift, with no clue to the giver's identity, she placed it in a wine bottle on her windowsill. As the petals slowly unfolded Kimberly was shocked to see a steel needle piercing the heart of the rose. The subtle, deliberate violence sent a shock of fear down her spine.

Darius Cavenaugh owed Kimberly a debt, though he didn't expect she'd need his protection. After arriving at her home, he considered the pierced rose a threat and insisted that she move to his Napa Valley estate for her own safety...and so he could spend more time with her. Is the attraction real or is it witchcraft?

Originally Published September 3, 1985, Harlequin Temptation #74, reissued in hardcover 2010 by Severn House Publishers, released in eBook July 2022.

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Jayne Ann Krentz's Bio

Jayne Ann Krentz is the author of over 50 New York Times bestsellers and has over forty million books in print. Jayne writes fast-paced suspense with a sexy edge under three pen names. If you like contemporary settings, try one of her new releases written under her Krentz name. Readers looking for a similar thrill in a historical settting go for the books she writes as Amanda Quick. And those adventurous types who prefer their suspense with a futuristic/paranormal twist read the novels she writes as Jayne Castle.