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The Devil Who Tamed Her (Reid Family #2)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  5,590 ratings  ·  241 reviews
#1 New York Times bestselling author Johanna Lindsey presents a spirited Regency-era novel about the transforming power of true love.What will change her mischievous ways: prudence or passion?

Ophelia Reid is an incomparable beauty and a ruthless gossip. Having purposely wrecked her arranged engagement to future marquis Duncan MacTavish, Ophelia wants to return to London's
Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Published April 29th 2008 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
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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
Alisi ☆ needs to stop starting new 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
Susan (susayq ~)
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 4 of 5 stars  ·  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
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.
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
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 didn't met Ophelia's character yet 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 falling i
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
Heather Marshburn
Couldn't even get thru two chapters.
Rachel Rogers
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.
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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
This was one of the worst romance books I have ever read. I'm usually a fan of the author but I regretted the time wasted reading this book. There was nothing heroic about the hero. In fact I pretty much disliked him by the end of the book. He was judgemental and self righteous yet found it ok to have sex with the heroine and leave her afterwards. Then he married her and left her again!!! Def not husband material in my mind. Ophelia - not sure what to say about her. Yes she was a bit messed up b ...more
It was a delight to read! So subtle and loving, and a bit sensual as well.
Mar 27, 2013 Rachel rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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!!!!!
I love this book!! Rafe and Phelia is so cute and sweet together^_^
It's interesting. But I'd pass
I just got done rereading this book and I still have a smile on my face it is truly a great story. I have conflicted emotions towards some of this authors work usually when I read one of her books I either love it or read it once and never again because she tends to have the characters in her book spite themselves and go through a "break" which leaves me irritated but in this book they did have some trouble but it was so relatable that I couldn't bring myself hate those moments because it lead t ...more
Dominating controlling guys and virgins. I don't get the appeal. But I am beginning to understand that the term "Romance Genre" does not mean romance. It means sex. Womanizing men who fall for the virgin or chubby, plain girl or in this case they are both the most beautiful looking people on earth.

Okay, so this genre is not for me. I was given a stack of books from the library to read when I was ill. I had to keep reading just to see how ridiculous the book could get. Wow.


The best way to
I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. It was a well done rendition of Shakespere's The Taming Of The Shrew.
We meet Ophelia and Rafe in the first book in this series 'The Heir'-Ophelia was the 'Villian' of that book. But in this one we learn that Ophelia was trying to help in her own weird way-She didn't understand the way she went about things was wrong-and I honestly think that people have at least made ONE of the mistakes Ophelia has.
She isn't a perfect heroine-and That's why I liked her
It's a good thing I read "The Heir" way before this and was quite skeptical about this book's heroine, Ophelia Reid, who was a "villain" in the first book. She's a classic example of the antagonist set on ruining the heroine's chance for happiness. Since this is her story, we get a glimpse of how she came to be, and the charming hero Raphael Locke, who was the Dr Phil.

The story started right after Duncan and Sabrina announce their engagement and how Raphael's good intentions toward reforming Oph
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Veronica Widya
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
Agrkh..... Baca buku ini baru beberapa halaman kok aku merasa otakku bolot ya...? Terjemahannya kurang oke, apalagi aku habis baca buku Johanna Lindsey lainnya terjemahan GM. Terasa sekali perbedaannya. Semoga aku bisa tahan sampai selesai.

Setelah agak lama berkutat di halaman2 pertama, halaman2 selanjutnya terasa lebih enak dibaca. Pada akhirnya terlepas dari terjemahannya, ceritanya bagus kok. Alurnya lumayan cepat sehingga membuat penasaran.

Ophelia, digambarkan sebagai gadis yang paling canti
Seinget gue, The Devil Who Tamed Her gue beli akhir tahun 2009. Ini adalah novel Johanna Lindsey pertama yang gue baca dan bikin gue hunting novel-novelnya yang lain: Love Only Once sama Marriage Most Scandalous buat tambahan koleksi. Novel ini juga bikin gue jatuh cinta sama historical romance, padahal sebelumnya gw bahkan nggak pernah tertarik baca novel-novel tipe harlequin punya nyokap atau tante gue. lol. Waktu gue lagi stuck bikin proposal skripsi (mikirin idenya yang masih absurd), gw mal ...more
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
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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
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