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Velvet Angel (Velvet Montgomery Annuals Quadrilogy #4)

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Book details indicate Copyright 1983; original publication of Pocket Books Dec 1983

She came to him as a precious gift, a naked angel rolled in a rug. Once he gazed into her green eyes, saw her tangle of honey blonde hair, he was undone with passion. Elizabeth would never surrender. He was a hated Montgomery -- she was a Chatworth --
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Paperback, 296 pages
Published December 1983 by Pocket Books (first published 1983)
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
As this is the end of the Velvet saga I will be doing a series review first and then a short review for book 4 so if you’re interested in this historical romance series ignore my other individual reviews and read this consolidated one.

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SERIES REVIEW

“You’ll love only once in your life. You’ll take your time in giving your love but once it is given, no power on earth – or hell – will break that love.”

I wish there was a Velvet saga boxed set on GR because overall I give this se
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Perry ★TBBSisterhood Blog★
******** 4.5 Epic Historical Stars ********

I really really liked this last instalment in the Velvet Saga by Jude Deveraux. I may have not loved it, but it was a worthy ending to a series of books I first read in high school and revisited so many years later with high hopes. I'm using this review to review the series as a whole, because with these books, if you liked one you will probably like them all. If you hated the first one then the rest will probably not be your cup of tea, even if the her
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KatieV
Kinda OT - but I'm beginning to wonder if I don't automatically give an extra star to anything audio if the narrator is halfway decent. Am I that lazy that the idea of not turning a page gains an entire star? Oh well...

This is the grand finale of the Velvet saga. The h, Elizabeth Chatworth, is the sister of the series' villain, Roger Chatworth. She's paired up with the youngest Montgomery brother, Miles.

Elizabeth is one of my favorite heroines of the series. She's pretty mature for 18 and doesn
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Bonnie
Jan 22, 2010 Bonnie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
You know, I don't normally do this. Giving a book one star says a lot for me and I guess I am making a statement. On page 19 of this book it reads -"I will grow so dirty I will look like a Nubian slave and my hair will crawl with lice ..."

Pretty unacceptable that 1. author wrote this line and 2. Editor didn't get it out and 3. Still in a book after original print date of 1983.

I wanted something to make me forget issues. This certainly didn't do it and really, I'm soured on the author. What I al
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Chickie
I'm so wishy-washy with books. What I will accept from one book, I can't tolerate from another. Most of this has to do with the author's presentation and skill... I usually like this author. Some of the first romance books I read were by Jude Deveraux, but I wasn't and am still not fond of this book. The "hero" has "bastards" running around but that's okay because there are only four and the hero has them in his custody. Yeah...would it kill you to be a little more discreet about where you sprea ...more
Sabrina Sam
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Te
Sep 24, 2014 Te rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read a Montgomery book for years until this. The story was just okay, but the way Jude put the Montgomerys together made the entire novel more fun! It's like catching up with old friends. Lol

Anyway, Jude Deveraux remains to be one of my favorite historical romance authors of all time. I'd love to read about the story of that present generation Montgomery girl (and Taggart guy) she mentioned in the epilogue, but I still haven't figured out which book that is yet. Help please! Haha
Laurin
This is the second worst thing I've read from Devereaux. I had hoped that the Lady Trilogy was only a fluke, but now... I'm suddenly regretting having bought so many of her books. I've never had buyer's remorse over literature before. So unfortunate.
Esther
Jan 29, 2017 Esther rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Becca Walker
I really enjoyed the hero And heroine in this, they were refreshingly different, the hero wasn't all rugged grumpy macho man, he was a smooth talking flirt and once h succumbed to his charms there was no regret and annoying resistance. I though the whole rolled up in a rug thing was genius ;) A couple of things stopped this from being a five star 1) all H's bastard children, not cool. 2) heroine leaves her baby to rescue H and never really mentions the baby again, I don't have children but the m ...more
Mj4s
Mar 16, 2017 Mj4s rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I first read this book in my teens so I was curious what I would think about it now, after years and years :D (of experience and romance novels under the belt).

I confess I liked it quite a lot. My main problem with it was that at about the 70% mark, the plot turned a bit ridiculous, in my opinion. I would have been more than happy for the storyline to continue in the "serious" manner it was written before, without the overly dramatic actions of the last part.

But overall, Miles and Elizabeth we
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Sol González
Sep 03, 2016 Sol González rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2007
Ultimo libro de la saga Audaz de Deveraux, que trata de 4 hermanos en la antigua Inglaterra y de cómo cada uno de ellos obtuvo una esposa. Esta última historia romántica comienza en el libro anterior (como ya había venido haciendo la autora en toda la saga). Elizabeth es la cuarta y la menor de los hermanos Chatworth, aquella familia con la que se casa Alice y que en el segundo libro terminan raptando a Bronwyn (la esposa de Stephen) y a la hermana Montgomery, misma que acaba suicidandose despué ...more
Katie
May 28, 2015 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading Raine's story and being disappointed, I didn't hold much hope for this final installment. Miles was actually the mysterious one of the Montgomery brothers. All we knew was that he was a womanizer, couldn't stand to see a woman wronged, and had a million bastards.

However, I actually really liked the hero in this story. We discover more about him, and that he actually really loved the women who bore him children. It just didn't work out, but he still took responsibility for his kids
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Sharon Eikenberry-Deary
Miles Montgomery did not know why a young woman who was nude and rolled in a carpet was in his tent. Elizabeth Chatworth was kiddnapped and was brought to Miles to show him who was in control. Through the weeks to come there would be troubles in tempers and killings as well as tracking Elizabeth. Miles felt as if this woman was givin to him from the time he saw her he was in love with her.
Wendy
Feb 29, 2012 Wendy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the 4th and final book in the Velvet Series but not in the Montgomery family of books. It's a great story and the ending gives you a peek at where everyone finally ends up. As well as leaving you wishing to follow the family to present day. These stories were all written in the 1980s, and I read them the first time in the 90s,and have since reread them many times. This recent time I wondered if they'd hold up against all the others historical romances I've read since reading them the fir ...more
Joy
Feb 13, 2011 Joy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Joy by: Johanie
I should've read this last, but I read it after “Highland Velvet” and got a little summary of “What Happened to Everybody”. Based on my experience reading historical romance with extremely rakish characters, the hero is always different from what he presents on the outside. This one is no different. While I prefer rakes the least, Ms Deveraux really built Miles's character, introduced him in a new light.

He has bastards and he loves them, knows their names, and is not ashamed of admitting how the
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Dawn
Jan 06, 2011 Dawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 times a thousand stars. WOW. WOW. WOW. I had read this whole series a long time ago and I honestly don't remember loving this book soooooo much. I am not re-reading them in order. I have read 1 (Gavin), 3 (Raine) and lastly 4 (Miles) I do plan to read 2 (Stephen) ASAP. I read the whole book in about 24 hours. I work, have 3 children and am currently planning 2 birthday parties, so that is really saying something. VERY fast read.

Miles the youngest of the Montgomery brothers has received a gift,
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Maria Sanigan
May 21, 2013 Maria Sanigan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't want the adventure of the four Montgomery brothers to end. They have been through many tragedies, dangerous escapades and it was while I was reading the "Velvet Series" that I felt I was with them. This is definitely a great factor to tell everyone how great and how SUBLIME the series really is!!!

The story had made me give every emotion that there is in the world. I have been angered by the Montgomery's arrogance, pride, great impatience, and hardheadedness. I had cried so many times be
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Sarai
Feb 23, 2010 Sarai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
She came to him as a precious gift, a naked angel rolled in a rug. Once he gazed into her green eyes, saw her tangle of honey blonde hair, he was undone with passion. Elizabeth would never surrender. He was a hated Montgomery - she was a Chatworth - and the blood war between their families raged on, a wildfire of rape, murder, and betrayal. Elizabeth vowed to fight the handsome lord, to resist the burning desire in his eyes - no matter how great the temptation.

The hero, Miles, was one of my favo
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Ana Patricia Mayoca
What can I say about the 4th book? It was really lovely! Although, I've started with the Velvet Song then proceeded with the Velvet Angel, I could say that I already love the Saga. Judith and Gavin's story was intriguing as much as Bronwyn and Stephen's and I regretted not reading their stories first.

Out of the four brothers, I must say that I love Miles the best. He loves like a child, pure and whole. I also love his protectiveness towards women. It's no wonder that women flock by his side. I
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Sharyn
May 24, 2014 Sharyn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although I liked Miles in the previous books, I did not really like this story. Elizabeth was kidnapped and "gifted" to him, so she was his? Did like that Elizabeth hated men because of the abuse of her brother, and Miles did realize this and was patient, but his goal was to bed her. Of course they fell in love and then he thought she "betrayed" him, so he ignored her and, just as his brothers did, did not seek her out after the birth of their child. There was an epilogue that summed up the tale ...more
Misty
Mar 19, 2010 Misty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ah the last of the velvet series....

Okay I will say this, Jude Deveraux was the first romance author I ever read. The velvet series being the first books by her.
I really like Elizabeth's attitude. She speaks her mind and does not give a dang what other people think or how they look at her. I also love how her potty mouth doesn't fit her sweet little angelic looks.

I had a lot of fun laughing at how people reacted when she let torrents of swears escape her little mouth. Also I like how she reacts
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Jen
Oct 20, 2014 Jen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-chic-lit
When Elizabeth Chatworth is delivered naked, wrapped in a rug at Miles Montgomery's feet, he believes she looks like an angel. When she grabs an ax and slices his arm, he know she's the woman for him. Wooing Elizabeth is easy, winning her trust is another matter. For Elizabeth she's heard nothing but evil things about the Montgomery's but Miles is different. Falling in love and trusting Miles takes all her courage and turning her back on her family is more than she can bear. When she, Miles and ...more
Tasha
Nov 29, 2009 Tasha rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: he-loves-me
I'm currently reading all the Montgomery/Chatworth books by Deveraux and so far I like them all. She has some great characters and the way these two meet is really cleaver. She does a great job of adding enough "oomph" to her stories to put them just above the rest. Elizabeth is given to Mile as a gift you could say but in a very creative way and Miles is immediately taken with her. However, their families have been at odds since the first branches of the perspective family trees. It's always fu ...more
Gianna
A very handsome young man fell in love daze with me (he was a soldier at the time) and for me to remember him when he was gone...he gave me the 1st five installments of the Montgomery's...with a huge box of chocolates and roses that covered his face at the time of his gift giving...must have been the romantic in him...well I read them in less than a month..and they sure kept the embers of my soul hot for many years to come...not sure if it was the steam coming out of the books or my own wishes a ...more
Mary Dulaney
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maricar
Jan 06, 2008 maricar rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, series
when i browsed the first pages of this book in a bookstore, i was immediately hooked. the description of miles and his first encounter with elizabeth was simply electrifying.

i immensely enjoyed the tenderly funny scenes in this book, especially when the other montgomery brothers showed up. it had a good and intriguing plot and a fitting end. both miles and elizabeth are strong characters. but i felt that miles is a touch too proud....but, maybe thats just me ",)

anyway this was a nice read. pro
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Melissa
The last of the Velvet books and we get to read all about Miles and Elizabeth falling in love. They had a lot of rough things to go through so they could really be together. If you have read the other Velvet books then you know the extent of the problems between the Montgomerys and the Chatworths. Well Elizabeth is a Chatworth! Fighting, romance, humor, plot twists. This story will keep you well involved. We also get to see a lot more of all the previous Velvet Couples which is fantastic. The st ...more
Carolina
Aug 04, 2013 Carolina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book a lot. The best in the saga, while Judith was one of the strongest, what I liked about Elizabeth is that without being the tomboy like Bronwyn and stubborn like Alix or as arrogant as the first one I mentioned (Gavin's wife), she was by far one of the strongest females of the four Montgomery wives.Also Miles being the younger brother, he was the wisest of the four in my opinion and the more level headed.
Pamela(AllHoney)
The fourth and final book in the "Velvet" series and the fifth in the Montgomery series by Jude Deveraux.

Elizabeth Chadworth is given to Miles Montgomery wrapped naked in a rug. Miles is the youngest at 25 years of age and loves all women. Elizabeth is no exception. However, Elizabeth is a Chadworth and her family a bitter enemy of the Montgomerys. I really loved Miles and Elizabeth. This is probably my favorite of the Velvet series.
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Jude Gilliam was born September 20, 1947 in Fairdale, Kentucky. She has a large extended family and is the elder sister of four brothers. She attended Murray State University and received a degree in Art. In 1967, Jude married and took her husband's surname of White, but four years later they divorced. For years, she worked as 5th-grade teacher.

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