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Tempting a Devil (The Saint’s Devils #2)

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  170 ratings  ·  41 reviews
In Samantha Kane’s erotic tale of secrets and temptation, a woman whose only defense is seduction targets a rake who teaches her the true meaning of love.

As wealthy and beautiful as she is desperate, Harriet Mercer can have any man she wants—which makes picking the worst of the lot quite easy. By convincing the ton she is a ruined woman, Harry hopes to outwit the greedy, c
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Published July 8th 2013 by Random House Digital, Inc.
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Lady Harriet Mercer is desperate to be publicly ruined in the hopes that her blackmailer will finally leave her and her son alone. Already having a loveless marriage she has no plans to enter into another one and if her pristine reputation is ruined, the blackmailer will not accept her and keep her secret just that, a secret. When she attempts to seduce her old childhood friend, Roger Templeton, she believes she has found the perfect man. Roger is a devil and has no qualms about ruination...unti ...more
Another great book the this series! Tempting a Devil was a wonderful historical romance. It was perfect, brilliant, fantastic! Loved it!

Samantha Kane had a gift creating unique historical romances. This book definitely didn't lack in originality. A desperate widow trying to ruin herself with a rake that just discovered his morals in order to avoid the man who wants to trap her in a marriage (and there's a whole other story going on there). This story took me on a wild ride and I enjoyed every mi
A fun, flirty historical romance. Very sensual love scenes between two people trying to deny they're in love, and also some suspense to keep the story flowing.

I really liked the heroine. She's spunky, she has sass, and she's doing the best she can with the limited knowledge and experience she has. Her love for her child is also warm and affectionate.

I didn't quite care for the hero as much as I wanted to. I usually really like rake heroes, but this one seemed a bit flat to me. Sometimes he seeme
4.5 Stars

In Tempting a Devil by Samantha Kane, Harriet Mercer must find a man to ruin her reputation if she is to keep her freedom and independence as a widow with complete control of her now deceased husband’s money until her son turns of age. But she must hurry or she will be forced to marry Faircloth against her will.

While out escaping the party, Roger Templeton hears a woman in the garden arguing with a man to lay his hands off her. But he knows that the people that venture there go there fo
Vânia Nunes
Feb 09, 2014 Vânia Nunes rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Vânia by: NetGalley
Witch Apprentice.
A widow who must save the inheritance she received from her husband and be able to raise her son without interference, has a daring plan to get rid of a destructive marriage in sight: to seduce a scoundrel, to marry him for convenience and thus rid from the claws of Faircloth.

Target: an old childhood friend, Roger Templeton, handsome and broke. And his reputation as a libertine was also not the best. But at least she knew him for many years and, even without telling him what was
You are all grown up now! Or are you?

Harriet Stanley Mercer has a problem and she believes that becoming a ruined woman will solve it. While endeavoring to be ruined, she gets cold feet, and starts to fight off the man she has picked to ruin her. Roger Templeton was just taking a walk in the garden of his host and hostess when he hears this scuffle. He reluctantly decides to see what the problem is, when he discovers the victim is none other than a childhood friend from home. Roger has not seen
I got this book from Netgalley for an honest review.

Can you have a girl crush on a book character? If yes, I have one!
Roger is a gentleman but a rouge – he likes his affairs. He doesn’t go for every woman because he doesn’t want any bonds. He is looking for somebody new. Usually he sleeps with a woman and walks away because he has a background story.
One night he wanders through the gardens at a party and hears a couple talking, a woman saying that she doesn’t want something. Walks towards thes
Bree T
Harriet Mercer is a widow but she’s wealthy and beautiful and if she were so inclined, she could have any pick of eligible men as her next husband. Married off to a much older man by her father at a young age, Harriet’s first experience with marriage has definitely not made her at all inclined to try it again. Harriet is being blackmailed by a man who wants to marry her for her considerable fortune and the only way she feels she can escape this fate is to blacken her name among the ton so badly ...more
Wendy Tavenner
Another great book by the author. Harriet aka Harry is trying to ruin her reputation in order to save her and her son Mercy. Roger comes upon her and saves her from an idiot. At first he doesn't recognize Harry a long time friend whom he hasn't seen in years. When he finds out who she is he is mortified that he tried to seduce her. Harry know has it in her head it can only he Roger that ruins her. She doesn't want to remarry and Roger never wants to marry so Harry takes it upon herself to try an ...more
twelvejan [Alexandria]
Eh. Not even worth the 99 cents I paid for. It started out strong but then it got a lil boring.
*I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

The second book in the series is focused on Roger Templeton who, on the previous book, had already hinted at not being the unconscious rake he appears to be. The story takes place a few months after Alaisdar and Julianna's wedding, when Roger inadvertently interrupts an amorous affair and ends up saving the dame who has meanwhile changed her mind. The dame in question is Harriet who, despite having changed her mind about the g
Melody May
Posted on What I'm Reading

A few days ago, I finished Tempting a Devil by Samantha Kane. When I started reading this story I was on the fence about it. After all I enjoyed I enjoyed the first book in The Saint's Devil. However, it took me a little while to get into the story, but it did grab me towards the end.

Well, Harriet Mercer (Harry) grew up with Roger Templeton. Roger saw her more as a pest, but they were friends. As they grew up, they lost contact with one another until one faithful night,
Grace Fonseca
Utterly a delightful surprise to read. Roger and Harriet/Harry are two complete opposites in a lot of ways. Harry finds herself in a situation that requires the services of a man, or more so ever a rake. From the moment that Roger and Harry see each other, there seems to be an attraction for both of them, but Roger is fighting it.

One of the things that I like about Roger, our hero is that he is seemingly running away from Harry’s attentions. It’s a great inversion of the hero chasing the heroine
ARC courtesy of Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Tempting A Devil is #2 in series The Saints Devils series by Samantha Kane. I have not read the first book, but this one stands alone with no issue.

Lady Harriet Mercer has come to London. Married off to a wealthy older man, she's lived like a prisoner in the country estate until his death. She's come to experience a new life with her son, but has run afoul of a man determined to marry her fo
Vanessa theJeepDiva
I just absolutely adored Harry and Roger. They make a great couple, but they are just as incredible as individuals. Harriet is trying to be an independent woman in a time when that was just not done. I say trying, yet she really was succeeding. She had a plan. She knew exactly how to get what she wants. What she wants is the man blackmailing her out of her life. The best way to do this is the ruin her name. She has no desire to remarry so what harm can a ruined reputation cause. She sees Roger a ...more
Tempting a Devil is starts off with Roger Templeton rescuing Lady Harriet (Harry) Mercer from a compromising position. Little did he know that it was someone from his past all grown up. Harry was trying to cause a scandal that would deemed her as unmarried material to her blackmailer to save her son and her from ever marrying again.

For Harry, after finding out that that Roger Templeton one of the Saint's Devils, she plotted to used Roger to cause a scandal. What better way than to be associate
This is book 2 in the The Saint's Devils series.

The gist: Harriet (Harry) is a widow with a young son. Roger is a notorious rake and Devil. They knew each other as children and then lost touch. They become reacquainted with Harry's return to London after her husband's death. Harry is on a mission to muddy her reputation in an attempt to make herself an undesirable marriage prospect for an unsavory fellow who is after her money. Roger is the perfect candidate for her ruination. During all the ma
Jane Hunt
Tempting a Devil (The Saint’s Devils, #2) by Samantha Kane

Tempting a Devil - Samantha Kane

'Tempting a Devil' is the first of 'The Saint's Devils' books I have read. This story does stand alone but to maximize your enjoyment read 'The Devil's Thief' the first book in the series too.

I love the heroine Harriet Mercer or 'Harry.

Subjected to the worst of arranged marriages she survives and matures into an independent woman. The cost of this transformation isn't revealed until later. Difficult choices allowed Harry to maintain her hard-fought independence
The Lusty Literate
There are pockets of passion in Tempting a Devil that are VERY hot. Roger's desire, barely leashed, is toe-curling fun. His refusal to consummate the "affair" inspires delivery of creative and delicious alternative erotic experiences. Roger is wildly sensual, charmingly tender and sweetly respectful of sexually naive Harriet. Equally enjoyable is witnessing Harriet's sexual liberation. She grows bold and assertive as her body and spirit are awakened.

I was hoping for a little more scoundrel in Ro
Jen (That's What I'm Talking About)
My Rating... 4 stars: Enjoyed - strongly recommend (A-)
Originally posted at That's What I'm Talking About
Review copy provided by NetGalley

Roger Templeton, a rake known as one of the Saint’s Devils, is leaving a party when he overhears a woman attempting to remove herself from a man's unwanted advances. He rescues her, only to find himself being seduced by this beautiful temptress. However, he soon realizes she is his childhood friend, Harriet (Harry) Stanley. He quickly back-pedals and attempts
Jill S (Love Affair With Fiction)
In Samantha Kane's Tempting a Devil, her heroine Harriet Mercer is on a mission to show the Ton she is a "ruined woman." She sets her eyes on Roger Templeton, an old childhood friend and a notorious rake to accomplish this undertaking. Throughout the book we see the results of Harriet's pursuit of Roger, and we find out the reason behind her desire to be ruined.

Samantha Kane was able to successfully create a storyline that was fast paced and had some twists and turns along the way, yet was also
Tory Michaels
I'd never read anything by Ms. Kane, so decided to give this a try, since it fell in one of my favorite genres (historical romances). Overall, I have to say it was a decent book. Harriet (Harry) has a plan to avoid getting forced into marriage with a man who could ruin her with the town (it's not a spoiler to admit that the villain fathered Harry's child because Harry's husband, Lord Mercer, was incapable since it comes out in the first few chapters). The villain wants Harry because she's got Lo ...more
Kimberly Rocha~ Book Obsessed Chicks

Having read Samantha Kane's THE DEVIL'S THIEF at the end of 2012, I was so eager to to read the second book in her series TEMPTING A DEVIL. This series is not your ordinary Regency Romance, these books are sizzling and provocative.

In TEMPTING A DEVIL, we meet Harriet Mercer, who after marrying up, but to an older and uncaring man, contentedly becomes a widow several years later. Harriet has a beautiful son from her disastrous marriage albeit not in the traditional way, and will do anything to pr
Amy Alvis
Originally reviewed for: Historical Romance Lover blog

While taking a leisurely stroll in the garden at a London Party, Roger Templeton comes across a woman whom he thinks needs his help extricating herself from an improper situation. He soon finds himself in the arms of the beautiful woman who for some reason seems familiar to him.

He soon learns that the woman in his arms is none other than his childhood friend, Harriet "Harry" Mercer. Harry is trying to ruin herself, unbeknown to Roger, so that
Joan Osborne

This was a fun romance that held my interest throughout. I truly enjoyed Harry and loved how she chased after Roger who was trying his best to resist her. The story was interesting and held my attention and the secondary characters of Hil and Wiley only added to the fun. I would highly recommend this ROMANCE.
Shannon   The Romance Addict!
Sep 23, 2014 Shannon The Romance Addict! rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone
Roger Templeton the rake and Harriet Mercer the wannabe ruined lady...

Harriet Mercer is on a mission to get ruined it dosen't matter by who. So How hard can it be? After her first try was unsuccessful and interrupted by her long lost almost forgotten friend. Harriet turns her sights on him. Roger Templeton is a notorious rake. How hard could it be to accomplish being ruined with his reputation? This book is about Harriet's pursuit of Roger with single mindedness. Though the story we learn more a
Very good, but I liked the first book better

I really liked Harry and Roger's story. It wasn't exactly what I was expecting, but it was still very good.

The only thing I didn't really like was the fact that Harry kept so many secrets from Roger. I really tried to see it from her point of view - but I just couldn't accept her reasoning.

Roger was just wonderful. I loved watching him trying to resist Harry. It was truly the best part of the book.

This book is part of a series, but could easily be r
Kirsten Lenius
Lady Harriet Mercer is in a difficult situation and the only way that she can think of to protect both her young son and herself is to engage in a relationship with the most wicked rake that she can find, so that the folk of the Ton will think she is beyond the pale.

She gets more than she bargained for when she accidentally encounters her childhood friend, Roger Templeton. He has the required reputation, but his own thoughts on the matter may interfere with her plans.

This was a nicely written Re
Good story

Good story

for everyone that loves recency, you will like this. a good story with likeable hero and heroine. I enjoyed it and think you will to.

Mariel Hoss
Harriet is a heroine worth her salt, surviving a hellish marriage to ensure her independence in the future and ensuring that that future is not compromised. Roger is also a hero worth his salt, a rake, yes but apparently one with scruples. The dialogue is refreshing especially for a historical romance (where most heroines twitter throughout and I don't mean the news feed!). I admire Harriet's spunk and enjoyed her "awakening". Wonder if they still make 'em like Roger and if they do, where can I ...more
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Samantha Kane lives in North Carolina with her husband and three children, two boys and one girl. With a master’s degree in American history, she spent seven years as a high school history teacher before becoming a full-time writer and mom.

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Other Books in the Series

The Saint’s Devils (3 books)
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  • Devil In My Arms (The Saint's Devils, #3)
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