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The Devil Who Tamed Her (Reid Family #2)

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  6,461 Ratings  ·  277 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
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Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
Published April 29th 2008 by Pocket (first published January 1st 2007)
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Zeek
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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D.L.
Feb 28, 2010 D.L. rated it liked it
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
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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
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KC
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 ~)
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'
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ChloeLeeNH
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
Nira
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.
Rachel
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!!!!!
Caitlyn "Books Are My Life" Baker
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Elle
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
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Janarah
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
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Kristen
Jul 03, 2011 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Heather Marshburn
May 26, 2014 Heather Marshburn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Couldn't even get thru two chapters.
Mariana
Dec 03, 2014 Mariana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Maddy
Aug 07, 2015 Maddy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So, here's my theory: If you're going to do a Taming of the Shrew or My Fair Lady type story and don't want to come off really sexist (and/or classist)...you need to have the mentor (INTERESTINGLY, ALWAYS MALE) to start off cocky and holier-than-thou but later break down, admit his faults, and learn something. Otherwise, he's just a "perfect" asshole bossing around a lady and nobody wins.

So this book fails. Try again, Johanna Lindsey.




PS - Examples worth emulating: Pygmalion (in which asshole men
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Nova
Jul 16, 2015 Nova rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pertama kali baca tahun 2009 saat sedang gila-gilanya mengkoleksi buku-buku Johanna Lindsey. Pastinya bukan buku terbaik dari JL, tapi tetap suka.

Ophelia Reid adalah gadis tercantik di London, yang saking cantiknya membuat orang-orang tidak pernah berusaha mengenal siapa dia sebenarnya dan hanya terkesan pada penampilan luarnya saja. Semua pria ingin memperistrinya dan semua wanita ingin menjadi 'temannya' agar bisa ikut mendapat perhatian meski dibalik itu mereka berharap Ophelia segera menikah
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Joseph
Sep 06, 2015 Joseph rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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.
Lelita P.
Saya pinjem buku ini karena:
1) Sinopsis belakang bukunya menarik,
2) Saya mencari bacaan ringan, dan
3) Saya suka banget setting classical UK dengan gelar-gelar dan pesta-pesta bangsawan. :p (believe me, I do LOVE it!)


Well, poin 2 dan 3 memuaskan saya sepanjang membaca. Poin 1 nggak terlalu memuaskan karena ternyata ceritanya begitu-begitu aja--relatif picisan dan mudah ditebak, tipikal fairy tale yang sinetron abis. Tapi penceritaannya mengalir banget, terjemahannya juga oke (suka banget dialog-d
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Viona
Jun 27, 2014 Viona rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Asha
Feb 14, 2014 Asha rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Poli
Jan 13, 2016 Poli rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was disappointing.
The story is so unoriginal that the reading becomes excruciating at times.
The heroine who was supposed to have a mind of her own ends up doing exactly what the hero wants. The arrogant hero assumes once more the role of the owner of the truth who must correct the lady's wrong ways.
How many novels are out there which have the same kind of plot? An animosity between the two main characters at fist. A woman being held against her will yet always giving in due to an attractio
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Rebecca (everyday reader)
An unhappy but beautiful girl who is nicknamed the ice queen, is kidnapped by a future duke who truly wants to help her be a better person. Neither one expects love to bloom, but it does. Great read!!
Jiji
Jun 07, 2015 Jiji rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I hadn't read Lindsey for a while and I couldn't remember whether I liked her or not. NOT. Anachronistic. What's the point of writing regency when the characters are completely modern. Ridiculous the type of things they can do under the very strict structure of their period (view spoiler) ...more
Wyldrabbit
I sincerely wanted to like this book. I found although that it was impossible to finish. To me, the book had no depth,no feeling and I did not like the characters at all. I tried 3 or 4 times to come back to it and try again, and each time, I dropped it, bored. If I wanted to read about someone constantly being criticized and belittled I would see my own therapist. I think the boy in this had no right to bring her to his home and try to fix something that was not broken and there was so much bac ...more
Yvonne Gom
Nov 28, 2012 Yvonne Gom rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this book a bit unbelievable because the act of actually abducting and kidnappin ophelia just feels wrong whatever the reason.
Amy
It was a delight to read! So subtle and loving, and a bit sensual as well.
Brenda
Aug 08, 2010 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love this book!! Rafe and Phelia is so cute and sweet together^_^
Rosanne
May 25, 2011 Rosanne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
It's interesting. But I'd pass
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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.

In 1970, when she was still in school, she married Ralph Lindsey, becom
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Other Books in the Series

Reid Family (4 books)
  • The Heir (Reid Family, #1)
  • A Rogue of My Own (Reid Family, #3)
  • Let Love Find You (Reid Family, #4)

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