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Charlotte Lamb
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The Devil's Arms

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  266 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
"We both know who you really are."

Jake's voice was harsh. "So stop the charade about amnesia, Lyn. I don't want to hear any more of your lies."

The girl's eyes darkened with hurt and weariness. What did he mean? He called her "Lyn," but she didn't really know who she was or where she had come from. He said they were engaged, yet he treated her with savage antagonism. He eve
Hardcover, 190 pages
Published January 1978 by Mills & Boon
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Read this years ago and went back and read it again more recently. Funny how time changes things. Definitely doesn't gell with today's norms. Still enjoyed it. Nostalgia works wonders.

Edited to add:
See those boobs on the cover of the Harlquin Presents version? Well, my mom saw those and almost took my book from me (I was maybe 12 when I stole borrowed it from my aunt.) I had to do some fast talking. If she only knew. ROFL!!
I read this one back in the day. As I was rereading yesterday, I remembered it as I went along in a hazy sort of way. This one was very well done. Angsty amnesia story. What could be better? The hero had been engaged to the heroine but they had split up. He finds her wandering the moors and takes her in supposedly until she gets over her amnesia. But of course he falls in love with the sweet girl she is now unlike the bitch she was before. Even though he hated her before and struggled with trust ...more
Apr 23, 2014 Kay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: other
3 1/2 Stars ~ Waking up on the cold misty moors, Lyn finds herself in a living nightmare. She doesn't know where she is or why, and even more alarming she doesn't know who she is and anything about herself. She's relieved when a man and his dog come upon her and seeing the bloody gash on her head, the man takes her to his home and then to the hospital. After a few days, with her head wound healing, her memory still eludes her. Assuring her that her memory will return, the doctor releases her int ...more
Jan 22, 2013 Leona rated it liked it
Shelves: hqn-presents
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Dec 20, 2011 Chrisolu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My take:

I give this book 4 stars.

One morning Jake find's Lyn passed out in the forest (wooded area) behind his home. He is very cold to Lyn because she is former fiancée. Jake had recently broke it off with Lyn who worked in a gallery where his work was featured. "Lyn" suffered a nasty bump to her head during the night.

This was one of Charlotte's best books. This is most definitely old school harlequin romance for a number of reasons. The hero wasn't wealthy in fact I doubt if he was middle c
Nov 08, 2009 Maryann rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mills-and-boons
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Jul 23, 2012 Tia rated it really liked it
Read way back, never reviewed but I loved this book. It was such a twist I just didn't expect what was going to happen. The hero was all kinds of heartless but from what he had been through I couldn't really fault him. I felt horribly sorry for the heroine because she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Aug 22, 2015 Reshmi rated it really liked it
thank God I didn't read any reviews before reading this. it was a nice read. hero was very cruel to her due to his past experience and tried to fight his love throughout thebook. h who had amnesia was bewildered throughout the book without knowing what she had done.
Tatiana Stefan
Apr 08, 2015 Tatiana Stefan rated it really liked it
I give this a 3.75 stars. Spoilers in the review. I'm pretty sure I read this book years ago but when I read this again last night I had a very vague memory of the story and the DO NOT READ BEYOND FOR SPOILER "twist". The reason I gave this a 3.75 stars because I was definitely very intrigued by the mystery and the story and I wanted to know what zeee heck is going on?! I took off 1.25 stars because in the beginning I thought the family life of the heroine and relationship with the (view spoiler ...more
Chantal ❤️
Well this book is about a woman who lost her memory and the hero thinks it's his ex fiancé who cheated on him. She is of course her identical twin sister who is a slut and bitch. Poor girl has to suffer all her sisters lumps! Not fair also he rapes her after they are married thinking it was just a ploy her innocence and sweetness! He quickly discovers his mistake after this and is sorry. Why I think it was worth 4 instead of 2 is that he did not jump on her after the wedding but weeks later of b ...more
Jan 09, 2012 sbf20112011 rated it really liked it
This was a pretty decent older HP. Definitely kept my interest wondering what on earth was going on (I guessed correctly, though it made quite a far-fetched story). I liked the characters pretty well, liked that the hero couldn't seem to help himself with her. Did not like the idea that the HEA included living and scrubbing the house with the hero's mother all day long in a seemingly isolated area -- and no friends seemed to stop by either, what a life! Though at least the mother was nice, I gue ...more
Jun 12, 2014 Gege86 rated it really liked it
After reading the first few pages, I realized that I've read this one a long time ago translated to my own languish, even though I continued with it. Not quit a 5 stars read as I thought before reading it the second time but close enough. Oldies will always be my favorite read no matter what crazy, unrealistic things goes on in it.
Jul 06, 2015 Jenny rated it it was amazing
Aww sweet book. I loved the angst, the chemistry and how hero and heroine fell in love. Great old-school Harlequin!
Consuela Rossetto
Feb 20, 2017 Consuela Rossetto rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nella brughiera inglese avvolta da una fittissima nebbia, una notte… e all'alba una bella e giovane ragazza bionda riprende conoscenza ai piedi di un masso, ma nella sua mente un'altra nebbia, ancora più fitta di quella esterna, le impedisce di ricordare.
Perché Jack Forrester, il pittore che pure l'aiuta, la odia e la disprezza? È stata davvero la sua fidanzata dalla condotta tutt'altro che irreprensibile? Una donna venale, sfacciata ed egoista? Se la memoria finalmente le tornasse, a quale orr
Jul 05, 2016 KittyGrimm rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Devil’s Arms by Charlotte Lamb

First time I read this story I was just about 13 or 14 years old, it was one of my favorite books. So when I found it again 15 years later I had to start reading it again, to see if it really was as good as I remembered it. And it really was.

The story starts when young woman wakes up alone in the foggy moor, her head all bloodied and no memory of anything. So when she is found by a dog and a stranger, she doesn’t understand the hate the man seems to have agains
Seems i am in for getting loads of surprises with this author,this is another wonderful amnesia emotional read,really liked how the plot kept developing as to how Lyn changed and then the twist which shocks all of them and changed many things.Completely understand Jake's bitterness and anger yet he did'nt turn his back on Lyn helped her till she will be all right plus the revenge goal on his part

Lyn what to say my heart went out to her first of all lost her memory took all punishments and cruel
A good book with several twists and turns. Although the hero was generally not the typical Harlequin dark and brooding, he was a nice change to the rule. He was an artist who fell in love with a girl called Lyn but then dumped her when he found out that she was sleeping with half the neighbourhood. Then enters Linda, Lyn's twin sister, although we find this at the end of the story and he falls for her instead.
I really like when Linda told to draw a nude potratit of her so she could find out whe
One thing i LOVE about Charlotte Lamb is her lovely heroes that does everything to have the woman they love and her carefully twisted plot just to show how our hero loves our heroine. The Devil's Arms prove to be one of those.

Charlotte Lamb tortures our hero just a little bit; making him jealouse, possessive, and blind with passion- a major factor of my love. So call me badm but i love watching the hero jealous. Ive always read about those heroine getting jealous about small things and thought-
Apr 04, 2014 100sweet rated it it was ok
This was an ok story. I felt sorry for the h who was going through such a difficult time yet. I didn't get why the mother made her do chores while the H only came in to ask about dinner. No romance btw the H and h which was my real issue with the story. The h acted like a total flake and then decides she loves the H even though he keeps insulting her. And what is the deal with him constantly storming out of the room?? GROW UP!!!! No wonder he still lives with his mother.
جحيم هواك

اخبروها ان اسمها هو لين شريدان وانها كانت مخطوبة للرجل الجذاب جايك فورستر والتي كانت تقيم في بيتة في يوركشاير ولزيادة الغموض كان من الواضح ان جايك يحتقرها ويكرهها.واذا كانت حقا تتصرف بالطريقة التي اخبرها انها تتصرف بها.فهي فعلا لا تلومة.
على كل حال كان عليها ان تثق بكلمتة لانها قد فقدت ذاكرتها تماما والان لها الاختيار بين الجنة والنار.
April Brookshire
Dec 13, 2012 April Brookshire rated it liked it
Shelves: harlequin
Sometimes I wish Charlotte Lamb books had more sinister plots. I can totally see the heroine's pov when she doubts that the hero wants her for herself. It's not the best way to meet someone. The hero wasn't too mean considering the circumstances and the heroine was too pathetic most of the time.
Jul 28, 2015 KittyGrimm rated it it was amazing
This was one of the first Harlequin books I ever read when I was eleven or twelve years old. It was translated to my own language; Finnish.

Whole time I was reading this it kept me in its hold and it is the book which I can actually recal mostly.
Lynn Smith
Sep 14, 2015 Lynn Smith rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
A very good read. In my top 5-10 charlotte lamb novels
May 14, 2010 Jodi rated it it was amazing
Once again, I loved this book but read it 30 years ago. While I do reread it on occasion, it works because I remember how I felt when I read it the first time.
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Sheila Ann Mary Coates Holland
aka Sheila Holland, Sheila Coates, Charlotte Lamb, Sheila Lancaster, Victoria Woolf, Laura Hardy

Sheila Ann Mary Coates was born on 1937 in Essex, England, just before the Second World War in the East End of London. As a child, she was moved from relative to relative to escape the bombings of World War II. Sheila attended the Ursuline Convent for Girls. On leaving scho
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