Velvet Song (Velvet Montgomery Annuals Quadrilogy #3)
They were both outcasts by a harsh decree -- and on the brink of a shared destiny of passion!
With her father murdered, her home burned, lovely Alyx Blackelt fled to the woods -- and sanctuary in the camp of Raine Montgomery, a nobleman outlawed by the king's edict. There she hid her beauty in the guise of a boy, and her sorrow in her work as Montgomery's squire.
Nothing infuriates me more when the author destroys my favorite character in a book, much less in a series. Champion of the underdog, Raine Montgomery is the main reason why I love the Velvet saga – his sense of honor and his unwavering loyalty and love for his family is what makes him my favorite Montgomery brother. With this book, however, Jude Deveraux has obliterated Raine’s character and I’m not sure I’ll be able to recover.
As we know from book 2, Raine has been banished by the king ...more
The beginning was slow and I had to force myself to read it and finish it but I just wasn't in the mood so I read a contemporary story, then I just set my mind to it and I couldn't stop reading when Alyx first stepped into Raine's camp dressed as a boy. There were a lot of recurring ...more
I'm not a fan of the plain Jane heroine. And I'm not sure if that's even an accurate label here, but Deveraux seemed constantly confused with how to describe Alyx. You get the s ...more
Also, the whole love story between Raine and Alyx seemed rushed. The book could have be ...more
am bored... first i thought the book is quite entertaining... fast faced (coz i just read "almost heaven" by judith mcnaught) so something refreshing to have this fast faced set up, but then i got... whatthe--- the two just fell in love!? did i miss a page? huh? really... i find all the set-up shallow (sigh) am not used to saying this stuff, coz me myself cant even write a book so who am i!? however i find it really disappointing, like am stuck here have to endure a ...more
WHat really did not work for me about this book is the heroine's total bluntness that made me cringe and how she gets really really self-concious around our hero; how she degrades herself and goes all im-ugly blah blah blah.
I was looking forward to this but the heroine ruined my impression. Most of the time she was judgemental, abrasive, calling woman 'slut', she lacks manner and class. S ...more
But then with this anger I have, I owe them a very important thing! I would not have cried a bu ...more
I loved this book, love seeing old friends from the previous two books. It's a lovely adventure through the forest and another brother takes your heart! This is the second time I've read this and finished it in less than ...more
Luckily this was not the first book I read by Jude Deveraux... I read a few books before so I know she is quite a good writer.
But this book was very bad and if it would have been my first by Ms Deveraux I would have refused to read anything else written by this author.
The characters kept behaving in a peculiar-pigheaded-frustrating way that didn't make much sense and especially didn't make them very inspiring characters.
And the ending was so hurried that ma ...more
Tipico chica-no-bonita-para-canones-tradicionales que se suma al aún más tipico me-hago-pasar-por-chico con trauma de odio a los nobles y conoce al tipico noble-responsable-y-honorable metido en el tipico lio el-rey-me-ha-declarado-traidor... y el tipico me-desespera-pero-me-gusta.
Yo creo q lo que me hizo darle una estrella extra ...more
I would dress up as a boy to be with Raine Montgomery!!
She began writing in 1976, and published her first bo ...more