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Date with the Devil

3.19  ·  Rating Details  ·  236 Ratings  ·  27 Reviews
All they had were each other and their survival instincts...

When The Devil’s Triangle swallows a tour boat, Sterling Jakes, an ex-special forces commando, grabs his nearest shipmate.

It is Diedre Forsythe, a shy librarian raised on opera and caviar, who awakens on a deserted island in the arms of a savage stranger.

But it is the stranger within herself that Diedre must come
Kindle Edition, 156 pages
Published March 2nd 2012 by ePublishing Works! (first published 1991)
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Date With the Devil was a strange but interesting story about a man and woman who are stranded on an island in the Bermuda Triangle for a few months. The story tells how they survive and fall in love with each other. They become primitive, he keeps calling her his mate. Some parts were pretty strange. But the best part - the hero was a NINJA! Hilarious. The heroine was naive and sheltered but gets stronger on the island. She actually gets really scared that "it won't fit". Oh my. If you are look ...more
Pretty old fashioned book which won't work for the majority. The hero is quite a caveman while the heroine is the shy, hiding sort. The hero is kind of an over-sexed animal :P
Jill Dunlop
Diedre Forsythe wins a trip to the Bahamas. She takes a day cruise site see around the surrounding area and a surprise storm capsizes the boat. After hitting the water she blacks out and wakes up to find herself in the arms of a strange man lying on a bed of palm fronds. She recognizes the man from the boat as Sterling Jakes a fellow passenger. (Don’t you just love the name, Sterling Jakes? It’s about as silly as the rest of the book.) He was able to save himself and her by swimming to the neare ...more
Jul 07, 2012 Deb rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012
I received this one for free on my kindle. It had quite a few good reviews so I decided what the heck. It was painful to get through. It was girl and boy stranded on an island. Might not be able to get off.

Oh, I am big man let's mate.

Okay, I am meek little woman, but I will hold you off for a little bit for a show.

I big man will overpower you.

No, no.... okay your sexy.

We're rescued.. Yeah. Oh wait you have a fiance how could you, you beastly man.

Cry, cry cry. refuse to answer calls, read lette
This was a very enjoyable old Loveswept title. It was a four star read all the way up until the end, where it just fizzled out for me. I loved the shipwreck and survival in the Bermuda triangle part of the story, but when everything was resolved so quickly in the end, I was quite disappointed.
Jul 11, 2012 Crystal rated it liked it
As a free book on Amazon, the story was not bad. It kept me entertained enough to finish it in one night. Was it necessary for the hero to be a ninja? It really did not add enough to the plot. He would have had the survival skills by being an ex-Green Beret. I felt the same with the ghost ship. The hero should have known it was a bad idea to begin with.

With that said, it wasn't a horrible book. I loved the animal attraction the hero felt for the heroine. I didn't even noticed how outdated it was
Angela Wade
Another I didn't finish because I got bored, and some of the scenarios were a little too eye-rolling for me. Ninja?
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
1st Reread completed between June 30th and July 17th on Kindle Text-to-Speech.

I read this years ago in the print version from Loveswept, and I still have this copy. This was one of my favorites, and it's an excellent example of the stranded/marooned/survival romance theme.

Sterling and Deidre are stranded on a deserted island in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle. Sterling saves Deidre's life by towing her on the shore and giving her mouth-to-mouth. Sterling is a rough and ready ex-soldier who is
Shipwrecked and lost on a deserted island, after their tour boat sinks. Sterling Jakes, an ex-special forces commando, grabs his nearest shipmate to save them from death on the seas. Diedre Forsythe is the shipmate that was just looking for a nice day out. She is a cosmopolitan librarian thrust into a strange and difficult situation.
Sterling knows from the beginning that they could be on the island for a long long time, but doesn't share that knowledge right away with Diedre so that she doesn't
Sep 02, 2013 Tina rated it really liked it
Hero: 6/10
Heroine: 5/10
Sizzle: 7/10
Romance: 4/10
Humor: 0/10
Secondary Characters: 1/10
End: 3/10
Pace: 6/10

3.5 stars.

I was pretty impressed with this book. It had action, adventure, romance, a touch of horror (I loved that!). The writing was pretty good too, although there was some serious typos and grammar problems. Not a lot, but the ones that were there were doozies. As the story progressed, I did find myself getting bored with some of the useless scenes in the middle. But the end picked back up
Sofia Lazaridou
Jul 17, 2012 Sofia Lazaridou rated it liked it
I got this book because it was free on Amazon.Its not like i was so interested on the plot or something.Don`t get me wrong here.I actually liked the book and the plot was more original than the books that usually are free.Actually I saw the plot only after i read the first chapter.
Date with the devil should be placed in many categories.It has romance,a little horror,adventure,legends,adult content(or young adult depending from your POV)and it`s a guide on how to survive when you are on island pl
Oct 02, 2012 Elena rated it liked it
I love castaway romances so i was very happy when i discovered this was one of them. Deirdre and Sterling (silver?) get shipwrecked and are the only survivors on a deserted island, somewhere in the Bermuda Triangle. He is an ex-military so he knows all about survival and teaches Deidre to fend for herself. Inevitably they fall in love and spend an idyllic 3 months stranded, living as husband and wife (pretending they are married), losing all hope of rescue, but not really caring, since they are ...more
This story is about two people who get stuck on a slightly-magical, tropical island in the Bermuda Triangle and how they fall in love. Two people with very specific but not quite believable backstories. Diedre is a shy, virginal librarian who doesn't have much to say about reading or literature beyond that fact that she "misses books" on the island. There are so many shipwrecked/castaway books that it was weird that she didn’t think about or reference any of them. Even one simple aside, such as, ...more
Jul 01, 2012 Laura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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Oct 10, 2012 Samantha rated it liked it
I judge many books by how I feel when I have to set them down. While I enjoyed the story, I didn't have a problem putting it down and doing other things. It didn't call out to me to pick it back up.

The writing was decent and the plot was good. I had some issues with the heroine from time to time, in my eyes a bit weak and Sterling a bit to overbearing and alpha, but I did enjoy the story just the same.

I did enjoy the ghost story and the scene with the ship - adding in a bit of a paranormal feel.
Nicole Trott
Jul 09, 2014 Nicole Trott rated it it was ok
The island had EVERYTHING that they needed to flourish. Way to lucky for me. But it had all the key points for a stereotype romance. Good quick read. :)
Aug 22, 2012 bokskiee rated it it was ok
Shipwrecked, two strangers get stuck in the Bermuda Triangle and share mutual primal attractions with each other. Enter The Amazon, Survivor, Tarzan and Ninja. OMG. This is getting really way off!

Reading the book grossed me out and I kept rolling my eyes, trying to put the book down but I had to challenge myself to finish what I've started. Thank God the book was short!

For the record, this has to be the most revolting type of romance I've ever read. I'm also not a fan of stranded-on-the-island
i just read this book for the first time, and it was definitely dated, but in spite of that, i found it enjoyable. the hero is unabashedly the alpha male, and he verbally lays out his expectations of our shy heroine, with whom he has been shipwrecked on a deserted island somewhere in the bermuda triangle! it is good to see her grow as she becomes more confident in her survival skills, and she actually has to put them into use when the hero is injured, perhaps mortally--nah, he doesn't die--this ...more
♡  SEXY ♡
*This book was one of the top free books on ibookstore so I read it*

Lets just say it was alright, but I would not read it again if I could start over. I didn't believe the romance the two had for each other at all. It wasn't real. Also, some really stupid and cheesy lines just made me roll my eyes. Then he would act forceful in bed, I'm like wtf man you gonna rape her? Weird book.
Jacqueline Driggers
Sep 25, 2012 Jacqueline Driggers rated it it was amazing
This is a most excellent romance novel. I loved it. And it has a most satisfying ending. And one thrilling, very suspenseful section in it. Plus there are wonderful tender moments too. A strong, capable man and a sheltered woman stranded on a desert isle together. You need to read this one.
Jul 11, 2012 Laura rated it it was amazing
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Jul 19, 2012 Cora rated it really liked it
I really liked this book and I read it because I am a big fan of cast away romances. The ending left me wanting a little bit more because it seemed predictable to me but I really liked the characters and how they developed.
Aug 19, 2012 Shelly rated it it was ok
Free on kindle. I expected that I would love this, but it missed the mark a little. It had all the ingredients, but was undercooked. It moved too fast at the beginning.
Jul 22, 2012 Melanie rated it it was ok
For a free book it was okay but kind of cheesy. Most of he time I found myself laughing.
Jan 09, 2015 Charan rated it did not like it
Seriously, WTH? I was rolling my eyes throughout the book.
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Cute book!
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