Lover in the Rough Author:Elizabeth Lowell Reba Farrall was lost - until a kindly old gentleman took her under his wing and helped heal her shattered spirit. Now her dearest friend is gone, leaving her with a doubting, broken heart...and half-interest in a California gem mine. But Chance Walker has burst into Reba’s life - a daring adventurer who believes in nothing except the priceless ... more »uncut stones for which he searches the Earth. In the blistering heat of Death Valley - in the intoxicating presence of a jewel more exquisite than any he has ever seen - Chance must confront a dire peril that stalks the sad and sensuous beauty. For only he can save Reba Farrall from harm - and only she can teach him how to love.« less
Had I read this book instead of listening to it on audio, I probably would have liked it much better. The narrator's voice depiction of Chance Walker pretty much turned me off. I just couldn't finish listening to it. I normally like Elizabeth Lowell books.