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The Devil She Knows (Devil #6)

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After Portia Townsend's ex-husband blackmails her into helping him overthrow the Turkish sultan, she turns to the only man who can help, her childhood crush Gareth Lowell. In the corrupt and deadly city of Constantinople, their two damaged souls may find the ultimate treasure.
Paperback, 384 pages
Published June 1st 2010 by Brava (first published May 5th 2010)
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Carolyn F.
Nov 27, 2010 Carolyn F. rated it it was ok
This book was just mediocre. Sometimes the dialogue was so stilted it was like a high school play. I felt nothing for either the hero Gareth or the heroine Portia. And her recovery from years of sexual abuse by her husband was too quick to be believable. I've read a short story by this author and liked that more.
Kristi Hudecek-Ashwill
This was not one of the better books I've read. I didn't care about any of the characters although I did have a twinge of compassion for Gareth for a little bit. I found the settings to be distracting. It starts in Arizona, goes to New York with no sort of indication that it was going that way then it ends up in England and from there through a maze of places, it ends up in Constantinople where the majority of the story takes place. I didn't find the setting to be interesting at all and since I ...more
Kathy Davie
Dec 11, 2010 Kathy Davie rated it did not like it
Shelves: history, erotica
Oh, this started out so promisingly. And within 10 chapters turned to crap. I'm still not sure how I managed to read my way through the dreck. The first book in this series was so good, particularly on an erotic note! And, it seems, Whiteside had given her all by its end. Each succeeding book has simply gotten worse and worse.

When we first meet Portia, she is presented as an intelligent, benevolently manipulative, brave, still childish character. Within a few chapters, she's the opposite. Stupid
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Janet Windeguth
Apr 19, 2011 Janet Windeguth rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
Even though Lent's not quite over, I had to start reading my assignment for the annual local contest since they're due May 1. This is the first of five titles and all I have to say is good gawd. I don’t expect romances to have a very strong plot, but at least the spicy bits should be halfway enticing. These just left me cold. With so many “dripping cores” and “dripping shafts” the sex scenes read like a doctor’s manual for venereal diseases.
Divina
Mar 22, 2011 Divina rated it it was ok
The characters were "flat" and didn't seem to have the chemistry as you would expect. Female lead has had a crush on hero since she was a little girl. He treated her like a "kid" sister and was portrayed that way until the very end in my opinion. Story took place mostly in Turkey to make it more "exotic" local, but didn't do much for me.
Sara
Jun 17, 2013 Sara rated it it was ok
I remember liking Whiteside's previous books, but if they're anything like this one I sure can't figure out why I did.
The premise was great, but the execution was very poor. And the wording is often just bizarre.
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