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The Devil's Heart (Harlequin Presents, No 2986)
The Devil's Heart - Harlequin Presents, No 2986 Author:Lynn Raye Harris A diamond and a devilish deal... — Francesca D'Oro was just eighteen when darkly sexy Marcos Navarre swept her up the aisle -- then fled before the ink on the marriage license had dried. Marcos might have given Francesca a jewel for her finger, but he stole another: the Devil's Heart, a dazzling yellow diamond he believed belonged to his ... more »family....
Years later, Francesca, no longer so youthfully naive, is determined to reclaim the precious gem! But she's forgotten that Marcos lives up to the treasure's name -- and dealing with the devil is always dangerous!« less
This book was very intense from the gun scene in the first chapter right up until the Yaay! moment. To get to that point though the heroine underwent emotional and physical trauma and the hero had a deprived childhood which in turn toppled him into guerilla warfare, yet the characters are so well defined that you can't help but go along on their journey with them.