The Synopsis :-
Since his wife's death, world-famous author Ford Newcombe has lived a solitary life, void of creativity or love. Then Jackie Maxwell tears down the walls of his isolated world with her sassy wit and fierce intelligence. Ford's heart is touched by his vivacious assistant and his imagination sparked by her knowledge of a strange story that drives them to a small North Carolina town brimming with secrets. There, they will trace the mystery of a woman said to have loved the devil himself...and discover not only the truth about a crime from the past -- but a passion that holds the promise of a new life together.
This is the first book of Jude Deveraux that I have read. To be very honest, the writing style bothered me a little and for some reason I feel that this book was all over the place. I'm an avid reader of paranormal romance. This book did not come across as paranormal or supernatural in the first instance. As I was reading it, then it became clear, however it did take a great deal of patience for me to get through the book.
This is the story of Ford and Jackie. Ford has a bad reputation for firing everyone who works for him tries to talk Jackie into working for him which she in not about to do. Until her wedding day when things go South and she shows up at his doorstep in her wedding dress asking if the job is still open. Jackie is especially interested in the part where they move to Cole Creek (home of her youth) the very next day.
Overall, I would say that this is an easy read but without a genre to it. Of course it had romance but not the normal type of romance one would expect. There are some annoying little things in the book, but those things can be overlooked when you start to get to the part where you know something is wrong with the town that you have grown up in.
I would give it three stars.
genre : paranormal/supernatural/mystery/romance