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Devil's Own (Clan MacAlpin #2)

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Read Veronica Wolff's blogs and other content on the Penguin CommunityAfter surviving slavery, Aiden MacAlpin has nothing but thoughts of vengeance. When his tutor Elspeth learns a secret to his past, it thrusts them both into a game of passion and deception that neither may survive.
Mass Market Paperback, 338 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Berkley (first published January 25th 2011)
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SheLove2Read
Aug 21, 2011 SheLove2Read rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
Great storyline with a to-die-for hero and a too stupid to be believed heroine. I get naive and I even get sheltered but this gal was a piece of work. Aiden deserved better.

AIDEN. *sigh* Swoonworthy, made-me-cry, sexy, determined, honest.....he is the best tortured hero (literally) that I have read in ages. He saved the book. 3 stars
Susan
Oct 22, 2012 Susan rated it really liked it
Good sequel to Devil's Highlander. Aidan returned to Scotland just in time to help his brother Cormac, and is now trying to cope with being back. After thirteen years away, he no longer knows his family members, and their hovering is driving him demented. All he can think about is finding and destroying the man responsible for his captivity. But in order to do that he has to be able to act the part of a man who wants to get into the slaving business - hard to do when you can't even read.

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Lisa Jo
Mar 07, 2011 Lisa Jo rated it it was amazing
Devil’s Own by Veronica Wolff is an exciting and emotional historical romance novel that is simply impossible to put down. With sparkling dialogue, perfect characters and an unforgettable love story, this novel is nothing else but a ‘Must Read.’

Aidan has recently been returned to his large Scottish family after spending the last thirteen years as a slave. His homecoming is awkward, but more than anything else, he wants revenge on the man who stole him from his home all those years ago. When his
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Alice Janell
Feb 12, 2011 Alice Janell rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
I won an arc of "Devil's Own" through the Pleasure Me Event on Monica Burns' blog. Historical romances may not be my favorite genre to read, but it's about highlanders...well, I just can't seem to say no.

There's just something about those men in kilts.

...anyway…

Veronica Wolff is a new-to-me author, but after the first few pages, she had me hooked.

Kidnapped and sold into slavery, Aidan MacAlpin returns to his home in Scotland only to feel like a stranger amongst the family he lost so long ago. He
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Book Binge
Jul 29, 2011 Book Binge rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-review
In the previous book Aiden MacAlpin returned to Scotland after being kidnapped 13 years prior. He’s trying to deal with his many siblings and the differences in his life that came to be while he was a slave. Aiden’s one purpose in life is to find the man who kidnapped all those years ago but he knows nothing of the man except that he wears a black pearl earring. Determined to find him he submits himself to his sisters friend, Elspeth, for tutoring. But he has no money to pay for her assistance s ...more
Bookaholics
Feb 23, 2011 Bookaholics rated it really liked it
Devil’s Own by Veronica Wolff
Scottish Romance- March 1st, 2011
4 stars

Aiden MacAlpin was kidnapped and enslave in the tropics. This life has scarred him mentally and physically. Years later he finds his brother on a chance meeting and is returned safely home. But Aiden has changed and the home that he remembered is no longer there. His parents are dead and his brother is now happily married. Hollow except for the need to take revenge against his kidnapper, Aiden’s vengeance drives him. He plans
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Melanie
Oct 04, 2011 Melanie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I reviewed this book for Romance Reader At Heart.


RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:


This is my first time reading a Veronica Wolff novel, and I found the characters of DEVIL'S OWN to be one dimensional, the dialogue flat and unbelievable, and the voice through the story too cartoonish and not attuned to the time or place. The pace at which the story moved was excruciatingly slow, and the romance between Aidan and Elspeth forced to a point that no chemistry materialized.

To be fair, this is a secon
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Tina
Aug 24, 2011 Tina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


Aiden MacAlpin appreciates that he has survived hell on Earth and has his brothers and sisters to thank for that. But right now he is not feeling like kin; he feels like a stranger. His ambition to exact revenge on the man who sold him into slavery, into hell; he wants to make him suffer like he has suffered. His family cannot comprehend that.

Elspeth Farquharson has already resigned herself to a life of being alone and a spinster. That is before she meets the brooding Aiden. He is a real-life h
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Readitnweep
Jul 10, 2011 Readitnweep rated it liked it
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Stacy
Sep 13, 2011 Stacy rated it it was amazing
I was quite pleased that I branched out of my normal circle of authors to try this book. I love tortured heroes especially if the story line is well written. The heroine was just as lovely too, talk about a cherry on top!

Unfortunately, it is not the first in the series (I hate when I do that!) but it read quite well as a stand alone. Looking forward to going back and reading the previous book, Devil's Highlander.

The dialog was engaging and lively which is my favorite part of a book. The characte
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Stacey
Apr 02, 2014 Stacey rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! I only wish they would have all stopped remarking on how "plain" looking she was. Other than that, it was something new and different. Aidan was so the perfect hero, strong, manly, funny, flirtatious. Nice to see a woman in a book that was smart. The fathers character was ridiculous and unbelievable. And the twin brother pops in and out the story a little too fast. Other than that it was an excellent read, great plot.
Tracy's Place
Jan 22, 2011 Tracy's Place rated it really liked it
4.25 out of 5
Jessie
May 28, 2011 Jessie rated it it was ok
This book was much less enjoyable than I thought it would be. I was expecting a lot more quirk and plot.
Kendra
Mar 15, 2011 Kendra rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this one much more thn the first book. Flowed easier, not as abrupt and jerky in the first book. Sweet, simple little romance.
Shalon
Apr 19, 2011 Shalon rated it liked it
blah till about the middle...
Maddie
Oct 02, 2012 Maddie rated it did not like it
A great idea for a story but I found this book boring.
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Once upon a time there was a girl. She liked horses and Shaun Cassidy and Gunne Sax dresses, like many of the other girls her age. She had a big, loving family and, since their dad was in the Navy, they moved around. A lot. She was shy, though, and generally preferred a day spent in the company of her Trixie Belden books to running around with the other kids, whom she really didn’t know very well ...more
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