This is a rare treat for fans. Originally published over ten years ago, "Enemy Mine" and "The Haviland Touch" are related books combining tender romance with action and suspense-precursors to the New York Times bestselling romantic thrillers that Kay Hooper writes today. The Real Thing contains both stories in one volume - for the first time ever.
"Enemy Mine" - August 1989
Tyler St. James was courting disaster when she teamed up with wily Kane Pendleton to hunt for the gold chalice. But being alone in the Colombian wilderness with a sniper on her tail made even a shaky truce with her fiercest rival look good. She and Kane had been competing for years, tracking rare art objects across the globe, delighting in their daredevil games of one-upmanship. Tyler made a living out of braving danger-and mastering it. But she couldn't control the desire, or the secret terror, Kane unleashed. Love posed a challenge too risky for the lady adventurer . . . until Kane showed her anything worth having was worth the dare.
"The Haviland Touch" - June 1991
It had been ten years since Spencer Wyatt had jilted Drew Haviland for another man. Now she was free — and more damnably desirable than ever. Drew vowed to seek repayment for Spencer’s broken pledge, planned to ruthlessly take what had been promised to him. But closer inspection told him that Spencer was in dire straits . . . and needed him desperately. Spencer was determined to find the legendary Hapsburg Cross, the lifelong aim of her dying father. Drew was the only man who could help — but he also had the power to hurt her. Though danger lurked at every corner of her quest, Spencer feared above all the perilous passion she had fled so long ago . . . and Drew Haviland’s seductive oath of vengeance.