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The Devil Who Tamed Her (Reid Family #2)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  6,772 Ratings  ·  288 Reviews
Johanna Lindsey presents a sparkling, passionate Regency-era novel in which a beautiful but ruthless gossip meets her match in a dashing rake who sets out to change her wicked ways. Featuring two enthralling characters from the unforgettable bestseller The Heir, The Devil Who Tamed Her is a spirited new tale about the transforming power of true love.

Ophelia Reid is an inc
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published June 12th 2007 by Pocket (first published January 1st 2007)
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Because I loved her old stuff, I can’t resist a new Johanna Lindsey. Sad thing is, she used to be an autobuy for me, now I wait for library copies.

The Devil Who Tamed Her gets a “meh” and a "sigh" from this once loyal JL reader.

Ophelia Reid & Raphael Locke were fist introduced in JL’s earlier release, The Heir - a wholly forgettable novel that I never finished. In The Heir, Ophelia was a mean-spirited brat engaged to Duncan Mctavish. Raphael is Duncan’s best friend. This story picks up soon
Feb 28, 2010 D.L. rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Take:
Ophelia Reid is known for her beauty- and at no point in this book will you forget it. The central conflict in Ophelia's life is that she is so beautiful that no one has taken the time to get to know her for who she is. Men flock to her and praise her beauty but see nothing else, and women surround her to try to take advantage of her popularity. She trusts no one and has become bitter and alone, taking out her wrath on those around her. While it's a nice break from the wallflower, it doe
Not too great. I expected a bit more excitement in the whole story and was a bit disappointed when there wasn't much. Also I found the characters to be a tad bit one-dimensional. The kind of change and growth you'd expect weren't there. And I personally did not like their individual characteristics much. Johanna Lindsey didn't really satisfy me with this one.
Jun 10, 2015 Janarah rated it liked it
I've been a very avid reader of Johanna Lindsey's books ever since my mom told me "A Pirate's Love" as a bedtime story. (She didn't include the other scenes, don't worry) Anyway, I did really like this book. I haven't read "The Heir" yet so I wasn't able to meet Ophelia's character from before.

I liked the cover and was enthralled by it because it was written by Johanna Lindsey. I really did like how it was explained why Ophelia became the way she was and it was quite enjoyable reading them fall
Alisi ☆ wants to read too many books ☆
Oh Lordy, this has to be one of the worst Romance books I've read. The characters are all hollow and lifeless, which makes the plot - character driven as it is - even worse off then the characters.

The main character, Ophelia, was a Mary Sue. The most beautiful woman in all of england, maybe even world, more beautiful then any other woman who'd ever existed? Come on now... And the whole "I'm so beautiful, everyone hates me" is so cliche it makes me choke.

Even that, though, I can understand and go
Eh. The title of The Devil Who Tamed Her is ironic considering how tame the romance was. I felt it lacked the author's typical trademark passion and entertaining writing. The passion between the protagonists never seemed to surpass anything beyond lukewarm. Raphael wasn't as smitten with Ophelia as I would have liked, even after encountering the sweeter and nicer Ophelia (whose true nature had been lying dormant). His plan to improve Ophelia for everyone else's sake because he's into helping und ...more
Susan (susayq ~)
Aug 12, 2011 Susan (susayq ~) rated it really liked it
This is really 3.5 stars ;)

I really didn't want to like Ophelia.... practically hated her in the first book in this series. Strongly disliked her through about half of this one. But by the end, she had grown on me. I still don't approve of her reasoning for why she behaved the way she did. An uncontrollable temper? Only having the best intentions when saying something or doing something but it's always misconstrued because of the way people perceive you because you are mean spirited? I just don'
May 27, 2008 ChloeLeeNH rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Regency Era fans
I read the Heir about 4 or 5 months ago and didn't realize it to Ms. Lindsey 7 years to do a sequel. Good thing I didn't read the first one that long ago! I thought this was a nice quick easy read. I really liked the hero in this one. And I liked how they "warmed up" in one scene LOL. A bit too much was made of the heroines looks though that was the point but at one part I am like enough already we know she is the most beautiful in the whole wide world :). Those of you who read the Heir will be ...more
Setting: Regency England, I guess. Not so clear except the social customs.

Heroine: Ophelia Reid. She's always the most gorgeous woman in a room, and has come to think of her beauty as a handicap, since people toady around her and "fall in love" and "befriend" her before they even know her. She's taken to being a prime beyotch just to give herself some distance.

Hero: Rafael Locke (Rafe). He's a good friend of the fiance Ophelia has pretty much trampled. The ex says she'll never change, Rafe takes
Jul 03, 2011 Kristen rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
Ophelia Reid has been known as the "ice queen", who has no friends, and has a bad relationship with her father. She doesn't know why people pretend to be nice to her, even after she broke up her engagement with Duncan MacTavish. When she meets Raphael Locke, he's the one who has to set her on her ways, tames her wild side, and made a bet. Things gets heated up between Ophelia and Rafe, even after they kiss, when they realize what's going on between them. Even after she changed her ways, he beds ...more
Carolyn F.
Audiobook. Narrator Laural Merlington.

The book starts out with Ophelia having been rejected on the day of her wedding, which she's not too upset about. Raphael is a friend of the ex-groom to be and makes a wager with him that he can turn this mean girl into a nice one, kidnaps her and her maid and takes her to one of his houses far away. I would have hated Raphael. He was so holier-than-thou and would bring out a literal list of her shortcomings to go through with her.

***Spoilers***Then to top
Rachel Rogers
Jun 26, 2009 Rachel Rogers rated it it was ok
She's prolific, I'll give her that. I found this book rather tedious and almost put it down several times. Ophelia's transformation was a bit hard to believe - she went from having no remorse and even not wanting to talk about it to feeling remorse and changing completely, or at least letting down her shields. Amazing what sex does.

Some very good moments, some very lackluster ones. Not sure I'll pursue any more, although I have the next one out from the library.
Mar 27, 2013 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Tori Peterson & Jessica Seltzer
I loved this book, and I would recommend this as a very good read to those who love romance books, this is a must read for sure!!!!!
Aug 08, 2010 Brenda rated it really liked it
I love this book!! Rafe and Phelia is so cute and sweet together^_^
It was a delight to read! So subtle and loving, and a bit sensual as well.
May 25, 2011 Rosanne rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
It's interesting. But I'd pass
Heather Marshburn
May 26, 2014 Heather Marshburn rated it did not like it
Couldn't even get thru two chapters.
Jane Stewart
I didn’t enjoy this. I was not surprised, delighted or entertained.

Some of the conversations and events were illogical and unjustified. The characters and plot weren't interesting enough. In addition, I was hoping to read about some creative and exciting methods of changing a person, for example: the interaction between Helen Keller and her teacher in The Miracle Worker, or Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. This story wasn't even close. There were a few discussions similar to counseling sessions
Sep 06, 2015 Joseph rated it liked it
Recommended to Joseph by: Joshua
In my effort to understand the romance genre, it was time once again to pick up another romance novel.
For science. You monster.
The result is a book that Iiked more then I thought I would, But something that just fall short of being a story I'll remember.
The story is about Ophelia Reid, who is the most beautiful girl in London (I bet you've never heard that before) but she is very rude and bitter and has a very short temper. After breaking off her engagement for reasons unknown she heads back to
Oct 19, 2016 Dianna rated it it was amazing
In The Heir Ophelia wasn't the main character and whoever read it disliked her but I loved her story in this book. Out of the 3 I liked this one the best.
Caitlyn "Books Are My Life" Baker
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Jan 02, 2017 mayra. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4star, owned, 2017reads
Well, this was a pretty good book. I really liked the ending it was too cute.
Aug 17, 2010 Jackie rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010-read
I really give this one 1 stars. It definitely falls in the cheesetastic category. It’s been awhile since I’ve given any romance novel less than a two stars since I expect the cheese and lame plot lines by now, so I feel like I have to explain myself.

Ophelia Reid, the heroine, was damn hard to like. I was surprised her name wasn’t Narcissa due to her constant reminders of how beautiful she was and how hard it was to make friends due to her beauty. Ugh, really? I’m already reminded of how subpa
Jan 17, 2013 Ashley rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book! The story line had just the right amount of drama, romance, tragedy, and humor. I couldn't put the book down at some parts! I just was not swept away into the story. Hence the four star rating instead of a five. By no means did that make this book less enjoyable. Johanna Lindsey sure knows how to write her romances! I enjoyed that there was always so unexpected happening; for I feel that most books are cut and dry when it comes to a love story. I would def recommend this boo ...more
Jan 22, 2016 Marie rated it really liked it
Bintang 4
Reid Family #2.

Seperti buku pertama, buku kedua ini masih mengangkat tema "perasaan bisa berubah". Tak kenal maka tak sayang, dan tak sayag maka tak cinta. Itulah yg dirasakan oleh dua tokoh utama buku kali ini yg sebenarnya saling membenci pada awalnya. Tapi... setelah melihat sisi melankolis Ophelia yg telah disudutkan Mavis, sahabat Ophelia sendiri, Rafe berniat membantu Ophelia dengan cara membuat perubahan pada diri Ophelia. Tapi keyakinan itu disepelekan Duncan Mac Tavish, mantan
Sue Lyndon
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Kay Bolton
Jul 09, 2013 Kay Bolton rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf-and-1-star
Taken from my Blog Post (#73) in January 2011, after borrowing the book and failing to finish it (DNF).

I am afraid to say that this book defeated me - I failed to finish it ...... purely because it failed to grab my imagination.

Plus there were so many eye-rolling moments, I kept losing concentration, and thus interest.

Right from the start, I started off being confused by the sheer amount of dialogue, and having to re-read to get the gist and decide who said what. etc. For me personally I like a
Jan 16, 2011 Christa绮思 rated it it was amazing
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Dec 31, 2010 Patria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: johanna-lindsey
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Veronica Widya
Jan 29, 2010 Veronica Widya rated it it was ok
Shelves: chick-lit
Why i give two rates for this book, because its deserve it. i will not give this 1 star, cause this book was not that worse. But i can't give this 3 rate , coz im not like it. so i will say this is ok. For me.
For my opinion, this story is really ridicolous, doesnt make sense i mean. Its because Rafe is too exaggeration something that no need to be cared about. seriously. its ok if he want to help Ophelia to become better and loved by everyone. Thats nothing wrong with it. The problem is phelia o
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Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S. Army was stationed. The family moved about a great deal when she was young. Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.

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Reid Family (4 books)
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