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Devlin Kimball, Lord Strathmore
*sigh* What is it with me and black-haired blue eyed guys that just gets me all a flutter? Guh. And what? He has long hair? And has a pierced ear? Excuse me...
Where to start? There was so much about this story I thoroughly enjoyed. I don't even know where to begin. The characters, their back story, the never-ending plot full of twists and turns dealing with revenge, murder, secrets and ...more
Oh my goodness! Devil Takes a Bride is one of the best books I've read in quite some time. Gaelen Foley has done it again, with yet another engrossing installment in the Knight Miscellany series. Devil Takes a Bride has now become my favorite book in the series to date, and that's no easy task since all of them have rated 4-5 stars for me. Ms. Foley is masterful at painting word pictures that make me feel like I'm right there and part of the story. It was much like watchi ...more
The story follows Lizzie and Devlin as they go through many ridiculous trials to finally be together. They meet when Lizzie writes a letter to Devlin telling him hat his aunt's health is failing, he shows up to find that she is lying to him. They have a quick connection early in the story, but he returns to London on his quest of revenge, leaving Lizzie behind. They meet again when his aunt dies, but he expresses no desire to forge a relationship with her until circumstances force his hand.
The heroine, Lizzie, I liked her quite a bit, she was a bluestocking (the horror!) and didn't take any crap from males. She was the only one who stood up to Devlin and called him on his negligent behavior towards his aunt. She continued to keep him on his toes throughout the book, not letting him be a worthless dandy. I appreciated that she wasn't wooed by money and didn't fall for the silly platitudes spouted by unrel ...more
She made him want to shake off the chains of the past, give up the awful burden of hate; she made him want to live, and be happy.
An enjoyable HR with lots of intrigue.
Twelve years ago Devlin Kimball, Lord Strathmore’s, family died in a tragic fire in an inn on their way to his school after he got into a fight. For all these years he has lived with the guilt of being the reason his family was at that inn on that fateful day, spending his years having adventures at sea, trying to find peace, b...more
Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Carlisle, the ward of Robert Knight (Duke of Hawscliffe), was orphaned at a very early age and grew up in the Knight household. Lizzie was very close friends and companion to young Jacinda Knig ...more
I have to be honest, I was beginning to question Gaelen Foley after her last installment (Lady of Desire) which I did not care for at all, but boy did she redeem herself with this one! What makes this book for me is Lizzi ...more
Devil Takes a Bride is yet another engrossing installment in the Knight Miscellany series by Gaelen Foley. It's by large the most underrated books of the series and I have no idea why.
Where do I start? Devil Takes a Bride has just about everything I could ask for in a book. It has a thoroughly likeable/relatable heroine,a swoon worthy hero that you wish wasn't fictional, dastardly villains, suspense, a tiny love triangle(but come on, we know who Lizzie is goin ...more
It was wonderful to visit the Knight family again! Even though Lizzie never felt like more than the ward she was or maybe a poor relation, they were all she had and they loved her. But she never felt like she fit in, a feeling I understand too well. She had sworn off men and love and resigned herself to spinsterhood after finally giving up on her childhood crush, Alec Knight. Devlin truly earned the nickname Devil in the years after his family were killed. His grief led him into behav ...more
I wasn't sure how splitting up Lord Alec and Lizzie would pan out but I loved the pairing of the compassionate bluestocking, Elizabeth Carlisle and the damaged rake, Devlin "Devil Strathmore" Kimball on a path of vengeance to avenge his murdered family. Although a longer book at 469 pages, Gaelen Foley did a superb job of combining the mystery part of the story with the growing relationship between Dev and Lizzie and I was riv ...more
The story begins with the ...more
Good Points: I like that Foley addressed that Lizzie and Devlin were both people who were terrified of love because they were terrified of loss. That's something a lot of people can relate to. Lizzie holes herself up in Mrs Hall's Academy, Devlin maintains an image of a notorious rakehell.
Not so good: This book took kind of a while to get off. I think Lizzie and Devlin were both decent characters but the murder subplot of Dev's parents ONLY really interested me in the last act and it ...more
I loved the book. I am such a fool for bluestocking ladies. I can't help but admire their characters and how did they captured their hero.
I loved the characters of the h/h there are soooo good togther. I liked how the author bloomed the relationship and how they felt in lo ...more
I don't like romance novels because they are always cliches. There's not an original romance novel out there. Plus I get so sick of the simpering female leads, the pompous, way too self-assure and angsty male leads.
But I gave this four stars, didn't I?
Overall, the story wasn't too bad. I felt that the writing was pretty good. I liked the setting of the story, the era.
And when I just ...more
I don't....hate it, per se, so it still gets the 0.5 star. I did prefer some of the other books in the series. I mean, I've read worse books. This one just makes me feel like DNF-ing rather than feeling like I need to tear out my hair and erase its memory from my mind. Still, that places it ...more
Lizzie Carlisle is at a loss, her best friend Jacinda has found her marital bliss and L ...more
There was nothing special about it. Nothing surprised or delighted me. If readers liked the other books in the series, then they might enjoy it. It was a nice story with nice characters but too predictable. In 1805, bad guys locked people inside an inn and burned it causing the deaths of Devlin's family. Twelve years later he goes undercover, pretending to be like the bad guys, drinking, gambling, etc. He wants to learn who killed his family ...more
Devlin oh! Devlin quiero dibujar a Devlin!!
Llevo ya ratos leyendo literaturas tan frescas como estas, de quienes tiene tipicas cosas, como la solterona que se cree mayor solo porque tiene más de 21 a hombre busca venganza de su pasado. A pesar de ello la historia tiene un contexto que sale fuera de los parámetros que ya he venido leyendo en este tipo de tramas.
Sin duda Devil Strathmore es un personaje incomparable
—Mírala, Ben —le dijo ...more
I tend to be one of those people who roots for the underdog. I enjoy stories that feature an imperfect heroine. Lizzie was not imperfect. She was slender and beautiful, but this series focuse ...more
But beside that tiny little problem, I really enjoy the book, and I need to mention that the hero, Devlin Kimball was one of the hottest romance hero of all time! Just nee to put that out there :)
At first I find it was hard to warm to both Devlin and Lizzie, especially Lizzie. ...more
I liked how their romance spanned several months, too. It wasn't instant lust/love which made it all seem so much more realistic.
What prevented this from being a four star, though, was the "mystery" plot. Too many pages devoted to chase and dang ...more
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He reached out and cradled her cheek in his palm. "I was just thinking the exact same thing.”