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Martha Jones has never taken a risk in her whole life. Until the day she runs out on her wedding and succumbs to the magnetism of a man she has only just met! A man she knows only as Diablo.Lone wolf Carlos Ortega won't promise Miss Jones more than one searing-hot night. Yet Carlos is shocked by Martha's sweet innocence. This runaway bride is a virgin, and it seems the repMartha Jones has never taken a risk in her whole life. Until the day she runs out on her wedding and succumbs to the magnetism of a man she has only just met! A man she knows only as Diablo.Lone wolf Carlos Ortega won't promise Miss Jones more than one searing-hot night. Yet Carlos is shocked by Martha's sweet innocence. This runaway bride is a virgin, and it seems the repercussions of their sizzling encounter could last forever…....

Title : The Devil and Miss Jones
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ISBN : 9780373528622
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Number of Pages : 192 Pages
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The Devil and Miss Jones Reviews

  • RLA
    2019-05-08 08:15

    The hero Carlos and the heroine Martha are both running away something - Martha from her wedding after discovering her fiancé cheating, and Carlos from the shock and hurt of finding out the truth of his parentage. They meet when Carlos finds Martha out walking in the rain, still in all her wedding finery, and stops to help her. There is an immediate spark between them, which neither of them truly understands, but each needing comfort they succumb to the desire between them. However, afterwards Carlos is plagued by doubts and Martha leaves having her confidence crushed for the second time that day, wanting never to see Carlos again. Four months later, she is going back on that vow and is at Carlos's family home waiting for him to arrive so she can tell him that she is pregnant, not knowing how he might react.This is a very passionate and intense book, and I really enjoyed reading it. The hero is very appealing; he is perfectly alpha yet also kind. The heroine is also a great character - I liked her spirit. There is lots of chemistry between these two, and it is brilliant portrayed by the author.The story takes place over four months, but the hero and heroine probably only spend twenty-ish hours together - all of it is brilliantly written, but I had a hard time believing in the final declarations of love. However, Kate Walker's wonderful storytelling makes it work, and it is a fantastic story.Overall, this is a charming and sizzling book, definitely worth a read!Originally posted at http://everyday-is-the-same.blogspot....

  • Alex is The Romance Fox
    2019-05-19 06:08

    Another story with such an OTT plot that can only be believed in the stories published by Mills and Boon…..but of course it works and one of the reasons for it is that it is written by the most incredible writer, Kate Walker, whose books I devour.The Devil and Miss Jones begins with a really funny scene…picture this….a bride, fully dressed for the ceremony, discovers her groom in bed with the bridesmaid..doing and saying really BAD things…and this just an hour before everything is suppose to happen..and she does what any normal, rational woman would do…..runs away…finds herself on a lonely road, rain ruining her dress, shoes, veil and with no one coming to her rescue…when suddenly this gorgeous man …on a motorcycle stops to help her (he thought he was seeing the ghost..but nah!!!). So after much heart searching…on Miss Jone’s part, she gets on his bike and off they ride in the pouring rain to any destination that comes their way!! Now what an opening to the story…but wait…there is so much more….. yes they both experienced such a sizzling attraction…the chemistry is so hot it almost explodes so it is fair to say they find the nearest hotel and wow…they spend the most amazing time making hot hot love…and let me tell you…despite his anger at discovering she’s a virgin…after all, how was that possible he correctly asked himself, when she had been so hot for him and so responsive and how could she know so much about getting him turned on and wanting him to be inside her!!!! I agree with him…oh by the way…he tells her his name is Carlos Diablo (get the devil thing!!!) and she is Miss Jones….some really funny scenes during their lovemaking where they call each other Diablo and Miss Jones….I laughed quite a bit there.So after a few hours of passion, he gets up and leaves her alone…she then decides that he only wants a one night stand…pleezzzz what else was it all about I asked!!!!!Now cut to…4 months later…..Miss Jones has gone looking for Diablo in Argentina….she sneaked in his bag during the hours of passion and discovered his real name and where he lived…right…that happens often…sorry…it does…this is true fiction…if forget sometimes….so during the passionate moments, the condom broke…oh no…does this happen often??? Yes in these stories it does!!!! And discovers she is pregnant with his child…surprise surprise!!!! She has to let him’s the most honorable thing to do after all. Next she is now Diablo’s grandfather’s caregiver…yes all true. The grandfather who had been really mean to Diablo..oh yes his real name is Carlos Ortega….and hers is actually Martha Jones …so she told the truth about her name but not him!!! Okay.Anyway, Carlos is summoned by his grandfather and what a shock….the girl for the one night stand is suddenly there, in his home!!!! Shocked. Is she after his grandfather’s money????? He does not trust her. Did he ever think about her during those four months…oh yes…he tells her at the end he did!!!!! It’s fiction guys…it happens here… after all the misunderstandings, both realize how much they love each other and go off into the sunset to have their very own HEA.I know it sounds ridiculous ….but you know it was quite a fun and good read. Two people meeting under the most unbelievable circumstances…both running way from something in their lives, who meet their true soul mate. And really that is why I read these books…because despite what seems so improbable becomes so real and for that moment you are actually engaging with the characters and want them to find each other whatever the costs or obstacles.Kate Walker is one of my favorite authors and I can honestly say that I have never disliked any of her booksHere’s the Synopsis:Caught in his inferno… Martha Jones has never taken a risk in her whole life. Until the day she runs out on her wedding and succumbs to the magnetism of a man she has only just met! A man she knows only as Diablo… Lone wolf Carlos Ortega won’t promise Miss Jones more than one searing-hot night. Yet Carlos is shocked by Martha’s sweet innocence. This runaway bride is a virgin, and it seems the repercussions of their sizzling encounter could last forever…

  • Desere
    2019-04-24 09:01

    Reviewed by Desere :Imagine driving around trying to escape a life of demons and suddenly out pops a bride in full wedding attire! Whoa right ! That is the opening scene of the brilliant read from Kate Walker. And you know when a book has such a awesome opening scene your definitely in for a fantastic book all the way.And what a book this was indeed. The author took me on a journey of love,self discovery,passion and romance. I loved how the author created such a almost magical world for the characters to unfold in for me the reader. We see the sexy and somewhat mysterious Carlos Diablo (I know what your thinking and yes Diablo means devil but trust me on this you will be more than pleasantly surprised when you learn this man's true nature,no devil at all )learn a valuable lesson in life and at the same time he leans to escape his demons that he has been running from. I simply loved how the author unveiled his develish clock !Then there is Martha the run-a-way bride ,she was such a fabulous character ! Fiesty in her own right but at the same time scared half to death of being a single mother. I loved how the author showed me that Martha was not who she really seemed ,sounds intriguing ,you bet ,very nice twist Mrs. Walker ! I have always loved Kate Walker books and I have never been disappointed by her work and this time I was even more amazed than before for she completely took my breath away with this fabulous book ! Well done !5/5

  • Jenny
    2019-05-20 06:04

    As always with this author the book contains too much inner dialogue, metaphors etc and not enough real dialogue. Also the heroine never tells the hero she loves him. What kind of romance is this?

  • Deirdre
    2019-05-19 09:20

    Oh Kate, when Diego was driving his motorbike in the first few paragraphs I had hope for the book, but honestly, that hope started to diminsh quite rapidly and my suspension of disbelief started to corrode quite quickly afterwards.Yes, I should have guessed from the "powerful motorbike" without any qualifications, but let me give you a few pointers.Paniers and top boxes on motorbikes are essential to carry anything, unless you're carrying stuff in a backpack, now seeing as she was able to snuggle up to him, this suggests no backpack. Some big expensive bikes have built in panniers. He has clothing with him and he didn't offer her it? Bad biker, no cookie. Waterproof leggings would have gone on quite easily on her exposed legs and would have afforded her some sort of protection.He gave her his helmet, any biker would tell you that you'd get away, just about, with going to the next village or town doing this and about then the cops would be all over you like a rash, not debating stopping, you'd stop. Even if the bike is a rental, even if you have enough money to do this, the fines are huge, the cops will lecture you for a while about stupidity.Bikers have wet weather gear in Ireland and England. If they don't they stop. Biking in the wet is a miserable, nasty experience and driving rain, actually hurts through jeans, and jeans don't dry all that quickly. Your hero would have ended up in the hotel damp through to the skin. Uncomfortable and chaffing in places that would make a shower a top priority, and getting out of the damp clothes an even bigger priority. You talked about a freezing fog and him giving his jacket to her would mean that if he continued driving through rain for a while, we're talking hypothermia if he's not careful.While driving rain is pretty uncomfortable in jeans, and even, speaking as a regular motobike pillion, through kevlar jeans, and you'll feel heavy rain through the waterproofs, it would be sheer torture in stockings. Lets not get into some of the practicalities of small country roads and chippings and exposed legs and feet, that would be getting into the realm of serious nitpicking.So, if I was on the back of a motorbike, in driving rain, in the remains of my wedding dress, and his jacket and his helmet (wasn't she lucky it fitted! More not over-nitpicking!) and no gloves, in damp cold weather with freezing fog in the afternoon, clinging on to a male who is now soaked through, I would be wondering where the nearest town was and once I got in would be plunging my hands into warm water, not being exhilirated and liking his warmth. He wouldn't be warm, he would be cold, miserable, shivery and grouchy.See, this all happened in the first few pages. I read a few excerpts out to my husband and he was wondering why I kept going, I can only claim masocism. A strange hope that the story was going to improve and the fact that the book was only 184 pages long. The story stretched my credulity, it just didn't make me convinced that things were going to work between the two characters and I think that without the motorbike eyebrowraising events I would have been more charitable about the whole thing. It all felt rushed and short-storyish rather than full book and I would have felt cheated if I had paid for it rather than borrow it from the library.

  • Julie
    2019-05-22 09:09

    Kate Walker continues to affirm her standing as one of category romance’s most talented stars with her sixtieth novel for Harlequin Presents: The Devil and Miss Jones. Martha Jones has spent months planning her dream wedding. Having spared no expense to make all of her dreams a reality, Martha had been looking forward to walking down the aisle towards her Prince Charming and spending the rest of her life living happily ever after. However, Martha’s hopes and dreams were dashed by devastating lies and cruel deceit. Just moments before her ceremony, Martha had overheard her husband to be admitting to her bridesmaid that he was in love with her and that he was only marrying Martha for her money. With her pride in tatters and humiliated beyond belief, a broken-hearted Martha had decided to flee the ceremony and to seek sanctuary elsewhere. With no car or money, Martha had stood on the side of the road and hoped that a kind stranger would take pity on her and take her away from this nightmare. But Martha hadn’t anticipated that her knight errant would be a devilishly attractive man who called himself Diablo…Tall, dark and handsome Diablo does not look like the sort of man Martha usually runs into in the streets of her small Yorkshire town. Even though she doesn’t know anything about him, Martha finds herself drawn to her enigmatic rescuer, and when she is taken to safety by Diablo, she finds herself acting on her attraction towards her brooding savior and giving in to the desire that sizzles between them. Martha is well aware that their night of love can never be repeated, but she is unable to resist Diablo’s tempting kisses and tantalizing caresses…Carlos Ortega had learned from a very young age to keep his heart under lock and key. Used to giving emotions and relationships a very wide berth, Carlos had surprised himself when he had found himself stopping by the side of the road and giving a vulnerable Martha a lift back to safety. Passion had flared from the very first moment they laid eyes on one another, but Carlos has neither the time nor the inclination for a relationships. Many months had passed since that fateful night, but Carlos cannot forget the beautiful woman who had stolen his heart…But when fate pushes the two of them together again, Carlos gets the shock of his life when Martha tells him about the repercussions of their night of passion…Passionate, provocative and absolutely impossible to put down, The Devil and Miss Jones is another classic tale of searing emotions, powerful drama and heart-stopping romance by the consistently wonderful Kate Walker! Written straight from the heart and guaranteed to keep readers on the edge of their seats, The Devil and Miss Jones is a spellbinding romance that pits a courageous and resilient heroine against a wickedly saturnine Alpha hero Harlequin Presents readers will simply adore. A first-rate contemporary romance from a true mistress of the genre, The Devil and Miss Jones is the latest mesmerizing page-turner by Kate Walker!

  • Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
    2019-05-06 02:12

    Originally posted at: http://www.longandshortreviews.blogsp...Any woman would be tempted by a Diablo on a motorcycle ready to take her away from her sad past and into an exciting new future. Miss Jones is no exception; she was ready to go with anyone willing to get her away from the drama that was her life so far. Luckily for her, Diablo is was the first passerby willing to take a chance on the runaway bride.Carlos Ortega (Diablo) was the Latin flair that Miss Marta Jones needed. Diablo was a character I was immediately drawn to. While his good looks and bad boy attitude would entice any woman, it was really the mystery behind his eyes that intrigued me. I could tell from the very beginning there was more than what meets the eyes when it came to the mysterious man running away from his past life. I knew he wasn't the typical “bad guy” who would frighten old women in a dark alley. No, he was a man who's circumstances had changed and made him jaded. It made me want to learn more about him.Miss Jones was not your typical runaway bride. She didn't get cold feet because things were moving too fast. No, she ran with cause, and refused to look back at not only her ex-fiancé but the life that had lead her to the man she never wanted to see again. I knew her ex’s actions had to have been bad for her to be willing to run to Diablo. Her recent and lengthier background really molded her to a strong independent woman. Even when faced with situations that would break many women she sticks her chin up and fought. This is an admirable quality that every heroine should have.The beginning of the story was a bit slow for me. The characters seem to go back and forth for a while on whether to trust one another enough for Martha to leave the site of her wedding. Once she finally decides to take the plunge the plot shot forward. The story development became exciting and continuously moved along at a brisk and steady pace. All the twists and turns in the story really made the reading go smoothly and I zipped right through the middle and onward to the end of the book. Don't judge this little gem on how the tale starts because the author definitely came through for me with the rest of the story.Anyone who is a romantic at heart or really enjoys a good romance story would enjoy The Devil and Miss Jones.

  • Fiona Marsden
    2019-05-15 01:20

    Take one virginal bride and one dark mysterious leather clad stranger at a cross roads in both their lives and you have magic. This is a good old fashioned romance of the nicest kind. Perhaps a little lightweight but with an endearing heroine and a suitably gorgeous hero it works rather well. Martha Jones comes across as basically a very nice girl who has devoted her recent years to nursing her dying mother. Fate rewards her with a lottery win but unfortunately it also brings vultures, at least one in the form of Gavin, her loser, cheating husband to be. Which is how Miss Jones comes to be standing by the roadside when Carlos Diablo (Ortega) spots her on a rainy day in Northern England.Diablo is still reeling from his own identity crisis and is unprepared for the impact of this damp bedraggled bride on his senses.So the sizzling hot night ends up fizzling as both of them take stock of the results of their unruly passions.Fast forward 4 months and Martha is on a quest to track down Diablo to update him on the results of the brief encounter.Once again neither of them are prepared for what happens when they confront each other. Now with the added complication of Diablo's estranged grandfather and potential parenthood, things are bound to get messier before they get better.I found myself captivated by the story and characters. I got just the right amount of moved and emotional on the downers so that when all the final revelations come out I found myself as blissfully happy as Martha. This is truly a feel good romance that has none of the edgy nuances that leave you not quite sure if the HEA is truly a lasting one.

  • Tia
    2019-05-08 01:03

    Martha meets Carlos on the side of the road, in her wedding dress. He stops his motorcycle and after some adjustments they make their way to a hotel. Where she tells him, she was going to marry Gavin but he was screwing her maid of honor, so she ran out.Carlos is infatuated with Martha instantly and when they are in the hotel he makes love with her and then walks out. Four months later, Carlos lands on his grandfathers land via helicopter and finds Martha there.Background info? Carlos isn't actually related to his grandfather by blood, his mother cheated on whom he thought with his biological father. He was cut out of his "grandfathers" will because of this.Martha actually won seven million dollars in the lottery, so she doesn't need to cling to Carlos and she sure doesn't want his money.After a whole lotta confusion, one pregnancy and one old man trying his best the book winds up being quite brilliant.

  • Tonya Warner
    2019-05-18 01:07

    I don't know, but I seem to have missed much in this story. Miss Martha Jones runs out on her cheating bridegroom moments before her wedding and runs off with Carlos 'Diablo' Ortega. Her one night stand ends with him walking out with the statement virgins are clingy and leaves her alone, and pregnant.Of course, she had snooped and found out who he really was so was able to contact his grandfather, who tracked him down and brought him home. Martha tells Carlos she is pregnant, he wants to marry, she doesn't. Thru the very few moments they actually talked, didn't have sex, she supposedly taught him all about love and family. Not sure where all that happened, but that's what he says.Overall, the story was OK. Not too believable. Not very exciting.

  • Clint Griffon
    2019-05-14 05:18

    This was a very enjoyable story. Not the most believable, but then even the most believable are not all that believable, so why sacrifice intensity? From the deserted, rain-soaked Northern country road where a bedraggled bride cries for a lift away from her failed life, to the glorious Argentinian horse ranch where the rejected hero has to choose what he really values in life, this novel brings a vividness of experience which outweighs the improbably contrived plot. Martha and Carlos feel for each other from the start, but it takes a whole book for them to trust each other—and to trust themselves.I only just noticed that the name “Martha Jones” had already been taken, by Dr. Who. Odd, that.

  • Lia
    2019-05-06 06:14

    If I had to use one word to describe this story, it would be: bland. The pacing is extremely slow in the beginning, but in the end all is resolved with lightning speed. It just doesn't work.Both Martha and Carlos remain cardboard characters. It definitely would have helped, had I been able to read from Carlos' POV as well, but the moments spend in his head were kept at a minimum.Kate Walker is a competetent writer, but as far as this book is concerned, IMHO she just had a bad day at the office.

  • Pam
    2019-05-04 04:29

    I thought the story was cute. Yes a bit unbelievable but that is fantasy with romance. It could have been a five but the jump to heroine being at his grandfather was too big of leap. So she seemed stalkerish to me

  • Janet
    2019-05-12 08:12

    Okay, five down, one last entry to go. I’m so glad to be almost finished with this year. I think I’m pretty well romanced out for a while. This has been a nice vacation from my usual reading diet, but I find myself craving a nice bloody murder.

  • Jennifer Mcpherson
    2019-05-19 02:19

    started out boring but could read...

  • Alison
    2019-05-07 02:09

    A book of two parts for me - really enjoyed the beginning the runaway bride and mysterious biker - but the second half went beyond even my suspension of disbelief levels.

  • Harlequin Books
    2019-05-12 03:01

    Miniseries: Return of the Rebels

  • LoveRomance
    2019-05-11 05:11

    Not worth $3.50. Liked the premise enough to buy the ebook, but the story didn't deliver. Too much inner dialogue, and not enough actual dialogue.

  • RomLibrary
    2019-05-21 01:04

    He is called El Diablo. He is on motorcycle.

  • Harlequin Books
    2019-05-08 01:27

    Miniseries: Return of the Rebels