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The Virgin Huntress (The Devil DeVere #2)

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The Devil DeVere Series - Library Journal Best E-book Romance 2012
All's Fair in Love and Abduction
In the second installment of the award-winning Devil DeVere series, Ned's daughter Vesta is preparing for her come-out only to have her world turned upside down when her father returns from London with a bride of his own! Put out that he is so wrapped up in his new bride, V
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Published June 29th 2012 by Breathless Press (first published May 24th 2012)
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Updated to add: The Virgin Huntress is a Kindle Freebie! Not sure how long the price cut will last, so grab it now!

The Virgin Huntress is the second book in Victoria Vane’s The Devil DeVere series and another fun, sexy romp through Georgian England!
Desperate times call for devilish measures…

Coddled and pampered, since her mother's death, Lady Vesta Chambers is beside herself when her father goes to London to prepare for her come-out and returns with a y
Jun 22, 2012 Jill rated it really liked it

4.5 stars

Lady Vesta Chambers at eighteen is ready for her come-out in London. Her recently re-married father Ned, places her in the care of her godmother, Diana whilst he remains in Yorkshire with his new bride.

With the signing of the Treaty of Paris, Captain Hewett DeVere has returned to England to sell his commission and settle down. When Vesta lays eyes on the dashing Hew, she falls instantly in love. But Hew enamored of the older but still beautiful Diana, barely notices Vesta. Used to gett
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5 Stars!! The fun continues in this deliciously sexy, amusing installment in The Devil DeVere series!!

As the saga continues Vesta Chambers, Ned’s daughter, is accompanied by her godmother and surrogate mother, Lady Diana, to London to prepare for the upcoming season. This is her coming out, but Vesta has other plans and he goes by the name of Captain Hewett DeVere! She has her sights set on him and nothing, not even her own godmot
Jun 15, 2012 Wendy rated it liked it
Another sexy, witty and fun read from Victoria Vane.

Lady Vesta Chambers an 18yr old rather "spoilt" girl who confesses her undying love to Captain Hewett DeVere. Only to find out he doesn't return the sentiments quite as much as she would like. She along with her godfather Lord Ludovic DeVere, Hewett's older brother, cook up a scheme to get them together. And what a scheme!

Lady Vesta Chambers


Captain Hewett DeVere, a soldier who comes home scarred from war, just wants a quiet life. He's a gentle
Victoria Vane
Dec 25, 2015 Victoria Vane rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
This is the second title in the Devil DeVere series and a delightfully light-hearted romantic romp!

One of my Favorite Scenes between Hew and Vesta:

"But it is so large and swollen, is it painful?
"No, just uncomfortable. Now, may we stop discussing my..." the appropriate word for feminine ears failed him.
"Phallus?" she offered. "That is what the grooms call it."
"Why are you eavesdropping on grooms?"
"I used to watch the stallions leaping the mares."
"You what!" Hew almost choked.
"Well, how else is
Jul 21, 2012 Rane rated it really liked it

Victoria Vane pens yet another wickedly fun novel with the Virgin Huntress. With the spoiled Lady Vesta Chambers trying to win over Captain Hewett DeVere let the sparks fly!
With Hew being pretty scarred inside and out, he has his heart set on the simple like, sadly things just don't go the way he plans as Vesta stands in the way.
I liked the very honorable Hew, and with a brother like "The Devil" DeVere, yeah, he pretty much the angel of the two. He takes his hits and just keeps on getting up
♡Karlyn P♡
Sep 12, 2012 ♡Karlyn P♡ rated it liked it
Vesta Chambers, Ned’s pampered and spoiled 18 y/o daughter from book 1 in this series, is now in London for her come out in hopes of finding a husband. She is accompanied by her godmother Lady Diana, a beautiful widow who once thought she might marry Ned. Since Lord DeVere, Ned's best friend and enemy to Diana, decides to avoid/delay his responsibility as Godfather to Vesta, his younger brother, Captain Hewett DeVere, takes on the role of seeing these two ladies about town. And while Hew sets hi ...more
Carol *Young at Heart Oldie*
Victoria Vane has done it again! Well-written, entertaining, witty, inventive and sexy, I loved every moment of this novella!

Let me introduce you to the protagonists….

Lady Vesta Chambers

~ 18 years old, wilful, spirited, clever, conniving, petulant, pampered

Captain Hewett (Hew) DeVere

~ 28 years old, handsome, dashing, brave, good, honourable, straight-laced

The minute Vesta sees Hew, she falls head over heels in love, but he seems to be smitten with her godmother, Lady Diana. So convinced
⊱ Irena ⊰

I was wondering what could possibly happen to make Vesta tolerable. I mean, people have continued with the series after the first book. The answer is: over-the-top everything.

After the first couple of pages I remembered how annoying Vesta was in the first book, but this book showed me that she isn't the only one. While I could see that a spoiled girl could change or be made interesting as opposed to annoying, I still fail to see why on Earth would Ludovic DeVere want anything to do with self
Aug 14, 2012 Kathleen rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Kathleen by: Karla Parks
Story Rating 5 Stars
Character Rating 5 Stars
Romance Rating 4 Stars
Heat Level 4.5 Stars
Overall Rating 5 Stars

WEEEEE, I LOVED this one. What a fun and wicked book this was. Once I started reading I could NOT stop and I enjoyed EVERYTHING about it :-) I also loved the characters in this book. What a great job Victoria Vane did coming up with them. The heroine Lady Vesta was a very childish and spoiled, usually those types of heroine's are annoying but NOT this one. I absolutely adored her and the t
Lady Vesta Chambers has had everything and anything she could every want and is floored when her father returns from London, where he was preparing for her coming out, with a young bride. It brings her spoiledness to the for front and she is even more anxious to get to London and debut and be a young woman in society. So when her Aunt Diana volunteers to take Vesta in her fathers place, Vesta is relieved. After all, her godfather, Viscount DeVere, will be available to help her in any matter, sho ...more
(Nat) Reading Romances
Too fantastic to forget!

The Virgin Huntress is an eccentric and risky title, and just as adventurous as The Virgin Huntress.

This new sequel for The Devil DeVere series has a fun atmosphere of adventure. Hewett and Vesta are one of a kind, they make such a cute couple together! You get the feeling that they were truly meant to be, like they’d be lost and labeled as insane without one another!

Vesta got to my nerves far too many times, but in the end we get to see how she really is and start to che
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Jun 23, 2012 CaroleDee rated it it was amazing
I thought a Wild Night's Bride was great, but, WOW, The Virgin Huntress was wonderful! There is nothing I love more than a fantastic romance with a huge dose of humor and Ms. Vane delivered.

What's a blossoming 'lady' to do with then man who has caught her eye is looking to another? Why, use every bit of trickery she can muster to make him see things her way, of course. Vesta's antics range everywhere from touting her Aunt as a lush to kidnapping Hew.

The Virgin Huntress is role reversal at it's
Duchess Nicole
Okay, so I knew that I wouldn't love Vesta. She showed her childish nature during Ned's book, when he brings home her new step momma. (Ned is her father, and the 'hero' from the first in the Devil Devere series.)

But I must say that I think Vesta and Hew are wonderful together. Hew DeVere is Ludovic's younger brother. He takes life I don't imagine Ludovic ever could. By the way, I mention Ludovic often because his story is being told simultaneously throughout the Devere mini-novels
May 09, 2013 Gina rated it liked it
Shelves: historical

This was a fun, sexy little story. A very young Vesta Chambers has her sights set on Captain Hewett DeVere after seeing him once riding his horse in the park. She said it was love and set out to make him hers at any cost. So with a little help from Hew’s brother she drugs Hew, traps him on a ship with her and convinces him he is “the one”.

To be honest I had a hard time with this one, I found Vesta spoiled, immature, manipulative, she was not a character i warmed up to. I did admire her feistines
Mar 25, 2013 ~V~ rated it liked it

**3 1/2 stars**

I will agree with what a few others have said. Not overly believable that Hew would fall in love with Vesta just because she trapped him on a ship for a few days and forced him to do so, especially since he wasn't "on board" with the idea from the very start. Had they stayed on land, i don't know that the outcome would have been the same. HOWEVER, Hew was quite yummy and although Vesta was a still a spoiled brat, i liked the two of them together. It was definitely another sweet an
This book was just plain fun...I'm enjoying this new author and this series. Looking forward to book #3.
Emery Lee
Jun 30, 2012 Emery Lee rated it it was amazing
I wrote this novella under my erotic romance pseudonym, Victoria Vane. This is the second title in the Devil DeVere series and a delightfully light-hearted romantic romp!

One of my Favorite Scenes between Hew and Vesta:

"But it is so large and swollen, is it painful?
"No, just uncomfortable. Now, may we stop discussing my …" the appropriate word for feminine ears failed him.
"Phallus?" she offered. "That is what the grooms call it."
"Why are you eavesdropping on grooms?"
"I used to
Kristin Anders
Jun 20, 2012 Kristin Anders rated it really liked it
Recommended to Kristin by: eARC courtesy of Victoria Vane

The Devil DeVere series rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars

The Virgin Huntress is novella #2 in this novella series and is best enjoyed when read in order, but can be read as a stand alone novel.

Novella #1, A Wild Night's Bride, will be sold for .99 cents from June 22 - June 29 on Amazon and at Breathless Press.

How are the sex scenes?

Sweet, surprising and sexy. This is a novella so there aren't many, but they are well written and have comedic flare.

How are the story lines?

You'd think a novella would give
Vikki Vaught
Jun 14, 2012 Vikki Vaught rated it it was amazing
An explosive, beguiling and witty romp!

What a delightful wickedly witty read. I immediately fell in love with Vesta and Hew from the very beginning. The chemistry between them ignites from their first meeting, especially on Vesta's part.

Vesta is eighteen, just arriving in London to participate in her first season. Once she sees Hew in all his military finery, she falls hard. Hew doesn't see her as alluring, so she sets out to get him to notice her.

This story takes the reader on a exciting and hu
A.R. Von
Jun 15, 2012 A.R. Von rated it it was amazing
Great and unexpected (I love surprises) continuation to The Devil DeVere #1. Love the humor, spontaneity, characters and the sensual touch that's just Victoria Vane :)

The antics between Hew and Vic were a hoot! It's refreshing that DeVere shows his absolute true colors to his brother (he does not hide much from anyone) but it's a real relationship that's had between the two. Vesta's antics are the icing on the cake! She has so much gusto and does what she feels is best to get what she wants with
3.5 stars! The second installment in Victoria Vane's The Devil DeVere series.

After doing a re-read of this series, I have adjusted my review to include my thoughts on the series as a whole....2/20/2013

After reading the entire series I found this to be the weakest link. The heroine was very immature and I had a hard time relating to her antics. There was character growth and maturity, just not enough.

Saying that, I still enjoyed the story. Victoria Vane is a very talented writer and I highly r
Another fun fast paced novella, I really enjoyed it though sadly not as much as I enjoyed the first in the series. The hero Hew was utterly delicious but IMHO the heroine, Vesta was just too immature. I would like to have seen her grow up a little although given the novella format, I'm probably expecting a bit too much.

I love Victoria's writing and really enjoyed the little glimpses of the Devil deVere, I cannot wait to read his story. I'm eagerly awaiting the other books in this series :)

*I re
It waqs very quick and enjoable read. I like both hero and heroine. It's really diffucult to be like a novella because both you should like to story and it's progress. So sometimes it can be senseless or annoying.

Maybe there's not much charachterization, yet you do't mind that much. Because story is very interesting and the heroine, Vesta's passions is strong that you wonder how she will convince the hero. And you witness that with the hot scenes :))
Oh I should add, how author achieve it, I don'
Arial Burnz
Jul 09, 2016 Arial Burnz rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Fun book! The heroine took a little getting used to at first, but she quickly grew on me and I enjoyed her ambition to pursue the man she loved at first sight. Cute story!
Jun 23, 2013 Cynthia rated it did not like it
The ridiculousness of this story drove me nuts. I found I was forcing myself to read and I just didn't care anymore.
Aug 22, 2014 Letitia rated it liked it
Rating: A- ... Heat: Hot

What do you get when you combine one willful and pampered young miss with a commanding and upright older second son and put them on the high seas in a locked cabin? You get The Virgin Huntress—a novella filled with laughs and lust aplenty.

I will admit, I really didn't expect to like Vesta. She is very spoiled and bratty and her thoughts are sometimes unkind... but, despite myself, I do like her. Beneath her haughtiness and sense of entitlement, there is something vulnerab

Lee Anne - OMG! It's TOOOOO Cold!
Once again Victoria Vane has done an amazing job! I love the Devil DeVere and the predicaments those around him get into. Vesta is an impetuous girl (woman) who is about to have her coming out season. She is now a woman of marriageable age. She sees Hew DeVere and immediately decides he’s the one for her. Hew, on the other hand wants a calm, proper wife. Whatever will Vesta do?
I found myself alternating between amusement and frustration at Vesta’s antics. One moment she was pulling outlandish s
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Victoria Vane is a selling author of of smart and sexy contemporary romance and an award-winning author of historical romance. Her books have received many accolades to include the 2016 Red Carpet Award for Jewel of the East, 2014 RONE Award for Treacherous Temptations as well as Library Journal Best E-Book romance of 2012 for The Devil DeVere series.

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“I used to watch the stallions leaping the mares."
"You what!" Hew almost choked.
"Well, how else is a girl with no mother supposed to get any education? Although I doubt Mama would have told me very much. So there's really no reason to be timid, Hew. I already know all about the mating process. And to the best of my knowledge, the stallions never 'ignored it until it went away.”
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