The celebrated explorer Ramon Vegas had been given the nickname "Caramuru" -- Man of Fire -- by the Brazilian natives, and that, said Tina Donnelly's botanist aunt, was exactly what legend had him to be -- a truly volcanic personality. "I'm absolutely thrilled at the idea of joining him on his latest expedition up the Amazon," declared Aunt Chris.But it was not to be. At tThe celebrated explorer Ramon Vegas had been given the nickname "Caramuru" -- Man of Fire -- by the Brazilian natives, and that, said Tina Donnelly's botanist aunt, was exactly what legend had him to be -- a truly volcanic personality. "I'm absolutely thrilled at the idea of joining him on his latest expedition up the Amazon," declared Aunt Chris.But it was not to be. At the last moment Aunt Chris had an accident and could not go - so Tina took her place. After all, they were both botanists, even their names were the same, so why shouldn't Tina just pretend to be her aunt? She should have known, even before she met him, that Senor Vegas was not the man to appreciate having that kind of deception practiced on him; but by the time she had met him -- and immediately fallen in love with him -- it was too late.Librarian's note: This edition published with ISBN 0373705581, which has been used on another work....
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man of fire Reviews
Our man of fire has been so named by the natives of an Amazonian tribe because he had a gun (fire stick) when he first met them. How Freudian.Our English rose botanist heroine seems just as mesmerized with this man of fire - her guide into the rain forest- as the natives, but unfortunately she is there under false pretenses. Her aunt is a famous botanist and plant hunter, but she broke her wrist and couldn't make the trip. Heroine is a newbie botanist, but has a lot of experience being terrified in jungles around the world because her now-deceased parents dragged her with them on their plant hunts. Even though her aunt is forty and the heroine is twenty, they expect to get away with it. Unfortunately, the main creeper in the expedition party sees a letter addressed to her aunt and puts two and two together. He blackmails her into being "nice" to him by promising not to give her away.This earns her the contempt of the hero. It doesn't help that the OW is along, a catty doctor who takes an instant dislike to the heroine.(view spoiler)[There are some punishing kisses from creeper guy and from the hero. The H/h make a trek into the jungle to track down a medicine man for a promising drug. They have to share a hut and the hero overhears the heroine muttering in her sleep about her deception and her fear of the jungle. There are a few more complications, but once back in civilization, the misunderstandings are cleared up. H/h will marry. HEA.(hide spoiler)]I enjoyed this one. The heroine had to lie a lot and made a mess of things, but she had spirit. Hero tried to be mean to her, but you could see his heart wasn't in it. He was pretty smitten. I wish we had found out about the promising new drug they brought out of the jungle, but since this is Harlequin, "love is the drug I'm thinking of." (Apologies to Roxy Music)
When Christina aka Tina's aunt was injured in an accident, Tina decided to take her place. Her aunt was also named Christina aka Chris so it would be easy for her to do so. What she didn't expect was to fall in love with the expedition leader, Ramon. Ramon liked Tina's fire and knew she was hiding a secret from him. He saw how brave she was despite being frightened. Tina started seeing a different side of Ramon and began to fall in love with him but supposedly he was engaged to marry Inez, so she knew it was wrong. However Ramon's flaming kisses had her turning inside and she couldn't deny him any longer. Ramon wasn't engaged to Inez, he was in love with Tina and now it was time to show her.The book was pretty good, I enjoyed reading it. However there were some major gaps not filled in at the end, even though the book was completed by Ramon and Tina loving each other. Like what exactly did the plant drug do, etc? They mention it was for stiffness or what not but I wanted it to be a bit more exact. It was a decent read though.
Just enjoyed reading about the jungles of amazon <3