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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  676 Ratings  ·  75 Reviews
For the first time in her life, Hedley Sinclair holds the keys to her own future. She's inherited the crumbling Greyson Park, but the disrepair does nothing to dissuade her. No one will ever lock her up again or attempt to take away what's hers. No one except Rafe Danvers—the charming, fiendish man from Fallow Hall. He's determined to claim Greyson Park, but if Hedley isn' ...more
Kindle Edition, 299 pages
Published April 21st 2015 by Avon Impulse
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Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I'm so happy that this was good. I recently met Vivienne and she was just the sweetest lady. So, of course, I wanted her books to be good otherwise I would have felt bad! Now I'm excited to read her other books.

I really enjoyed the characters. I thought Hedley was a strong woman considering everything that she's been through. I was happy she got her HEA. Rafe was an endearing man. He didn't come off too rakish or annoying. And some of the things he said to Hedley at the end?....*swoon* I was hop
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-books
Wonderful characters and a charming story.
Katie Michaels
Apr 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is easily the best book I have read from Vivienne Lorret. It’s book two in her Rakes of Fallow Hall series, but it holds up wonderfully as a standalone. It follows the unlikely romance between a man who never wants to marry and the sister of the woman who once left him at the altar.

One of the things I liked best about the story was the unusual set up for the heroine. Hedley may come from a wealthy, high class family of the ton, but she is their dirty little secret. Not even Rafe knew she ex
Mar 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is my favorite story from Vivienne Lorret so far (Lord Montwood's story is next and I really like him!)

Hedley Sinclair is finally visible! She has an inheritance from her grandfather, a house that is dilapidated but all hers. So she does everything in her power to make her new house a home. Hidden away by her family for years in an attic, she is used to being invisible and ignored but then she gets noticed by the one man she thought she would never
** 3.5 stars **
I've been anticipating The Devilish Mr. Danvers since the moment I finished reading book one in The Rakes of Fallow Hall, The Elusive Lord Everhart. The rakes in question: Everhart, Danvers and Montwood, made a high-stakes wager, the man who remains unmarried after a year will receive £10,000. In the first book, Everhart and Calliope truly fell in love (after years of loving one another from afar), leaving Danvers and Montwood to duke it out for the big prize.

In what is no surpri
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Plutôt 3,75/5

Classique mais assez efficace.
J'aurai aimé que l'auteur s’intéresse encore plus à l'inadaptabilité de l'héroïne aux conventions sociales, c'était marrant à lire.
Par contre, le héros m'a énervé à l'appeler sans cesse "douce enfant", c'est bon, elle n'a pas 14 ans non plus (23 ans !) !
Nurina Widiani
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Huhuuueee anjrit nangis mulu baca novel ini. Heroine yg kuat walau udah menderita & dikucilkan, dan yaaa... hero yg awalnya punya niat bajingan tapi sayang.. Aaaak~~ Cuma ya akhirnya rada nanggung sih. Pengen kakaknya kenapa gituu yang menderita-menderita sikit lah. Wkwkwkwkk~~ Semoga bisa nulis reviewnya deh di blog.
Apr 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I’ve never read Vivenne Lorret before so “The Devilish Mr. Danvers” was my first book by her. Although it’s the second book in the (The Rakes of Fallow Hall #2) series I did not feel like I missed out by not having read “The Elusive Lord Everhart (The Rakes of Fallow Hall, #1).

The heroine of this book is Hedley Sinclair. I liked her but didn’t feel a huge connection with her. Hedley is all alone at Greyson Park. She couldn’t be happier. Afte
Jul 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hedley and Rafe. I really liked this book even if the motivations were a bit convoluted. Rafe used to be betrothed to Hedley's sister years ago, until she threw him over for a more promising target. Hedley Sinclaire knew of him and had a crush on him from afar, but he didn't know of her. Nobody did. The Sinclair family secret, she was kept locked in the attic a lot of the time. Now she has finally gotten away from her evil mother and sister through an inheritance of an old run down estate that c ...more
Feb 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really really wanted the sister to be punched in the face.

Enjoyable story, quick read.
I am half in love with the hero. Heroine is awesome. I love the red shoes.

What a great story.
Apr 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was outstanding! I enjoyed every minute of it! Hedley, our heroine, is finally living life on her terms, even if they are a bit desperate! I loved watching her transformation from timid, scared girl to a strong woman. And I adored Rafe! Despite being a Rake, he's truly a good person that wants to restore his family's honor. He struggles with this as to do so, will greatly affect Hedley and, of course, being our Hero, he fights his feelings for Hedley tooth and nail! I always love when ...more
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the Rakes of Fallow Hall series and I loved it! In contrast to the first book, I found this story much more interesting and entertaining.

From the start I liked these rakes who've thought to make a wager giving the last man standing unmarried a huge amount of money. In order to be the winner, they all are working against each other, trying to set up the other ones with a parson's trap.

It's now between Danvers and Montwood and may the best man win ... or loose!

In the fir
Kimia Safavi
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved It!
The Devilish Mr. Danvers is the second book in The Rakes of Fallow Hall series. This is another amazing story by Vivienne Lorret.
Hedley Sinclair is an innocence, sweet heroine who has been ignored and mistreated by her mean sister and mother. Now she's inherited the crumbling Greyson Park from her grandfather and she wants to make a future for herself, if only the handsome Rogue, Rafe Danvers, let her.
Rafe has been jilted at the altar by Hedley's sister 6 years ago and he hates Sinclair
Nov 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
L'intégralité de ma chronique ici:

Au mois de septembre, la découverte de Vivienne Lorret avait été une belle surprise avec A vous pour toujours premier tome de sa série Les gentlemen de Fallow Hall. La rose de Greyson Park, second tome de la série qui vient d’être publié en France, confirme cette belle surprise. Je l’ai trouvé meilleur que le premier dans un style tout à fait différent. L’auteure a complètement réussi à se renouveler pour nous offrir une
Cleora Moretter
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Not Every Relative Deserves to be Trusted!

Hadley Sinclair had been locked in the attic all her life. Now thanks to her grandfather, she inherited a house of her very own. No locked donors 5 and she'd never enter the attic. Discovering her neighbor's identity was the first disappointment, but not the worst. That came later. Neighbor Race Danvers claims the house is his! He claims her mother sold it t
him and he wands her out now. The fight is on! Her sister comes back to town to check out this ho
Buku ke-150. Yay!!
I've completed the challenge.

Hedley akhirnya bisa mendapatkan rumahnya sendiri, Greyson Park, sebagai warisan dari kakeknya. Hanya saja bukan cuma Hedley yang menginginkan rumah itu. Mantan tunangan kakaknya, Rafe Danvers juga menginginkan rumah itu.

Hedley dengan masa lalunya yang sangat buruk.menyisakan banyak trauma pada dirinya. Begitu mendengar kakaknya ingin mencari harta karun di rumah itu, mau tak mau Hedley meminta bantuan pada satu-satunya orang yang dia percaya ingin
Apr 08, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I just love VLs writing. This story was a spin of Cinderella and I loved Every sentence of it.
May 30, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
The ending felt a bit rushed to me as everything was resolved rather quickly. I expected to see certain things play out like her trip to London. Overall, I enjoyed the characters and the story.
Kazia Gemmill
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Vast improvement over first in the series. Intriguing and packed with heart string tugs. Really liked all the characters, main and secondary.
Mar 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable....looking forward to the other books.
Roses R Blue
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rafe Danvers believes that he is finally about to reach his goal in owning Greyson Park, a crumbling estate that nonetheless holds the secret to restoring his family's stature in the eyes of society. The house was originally supposed to be part of his bride's dowry, but his fickle fiancee left him standing at the altar. So, no bride, no estate, no restored family honor. He has no love for the Sinclair family, but he can't pass up the opportunity to buy the manor when his almost mother-in-law off ...more
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)

With this installment of the Rakes of Fallow Hall series, Ms. Lorret went straight for the heartstrings!

Hedley Sinclair has been invisible for most of her life, locked away in the attic of her parents' home and treated poorly. An inheritance of a house from her grandfather has given her the independence and freedom she craves and even though the house is sorely in need of repairs, it's all hers and a ticket to being in control of her life. Unless Rafe Danvers gets his way. Rafe has made no secre

I really enjoyed The Elusive Lord Everhart, the first in this series, so I was excited to jump into this one. With a familiarity of the rakes, and Rafe in particular, this story held promise.

A love affair gone pear shaped, Rafe’s ex fiancés family holds the keys to the tumbledown Greyson Park. He’s wanted the property, believes he should have inherited it, and to get his own back at the Sinclairs for a while now, and it appears that Hedley is the way to get his desires.

Hedley is unique for the
Apr 09, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: egalley
So I really like Vivienne Lorret's writing. Her historical romances always manage to entertain me, so I was excited to start The Devilish Mr. Danvers! Because the 'rakes of Fallow Hall' are very interesting and I'd already met Mr. Danvers in the first book in the series.

Hedley is a likeable main character. She's determined to make it on her own, and she doesn't really seem to know when she should just admit defeat and go ask for help. I mean, freezing your ass off in a house that you got to on f
Dee Deacon Foster
Hedley Sinclair has lived most of her life locked away. When she wasn't being verbally abused by her mother & sister she was treated as if she didn't exist. With the exception of the gentleman who her sister left at the altar...he had given her a nickname which made her feel as if he did see her & she fell a little in love with him that day. When her grandfather leaves her Greyson Park. Even though the house is in disrepair & she has no financial help from her mother she is elated... ...more
Chris McFarland
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
With the stigma of scandal hanging over his head, the lure of ten thousand pounds as a prize, and an embarrassing previous attempt at marriage, Rafe Danvers has every reason in the world to avoid the bonds of matrimony. He especially has every reason to avoid anyone with the last name of Sinclair. But when he arrives to inspect the property he recently contracted with his former betrothed's mother to purchase he is shocked to learn that the dilapidated house is occupied, and his rights to it mig ...more
Cara Ross
Apr 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So we are back with the betting bachelors and I, for one am super excited! But this book is a little different and it moved me more than any other Vivienne Lorret book ever has.

So we start with Hedley Sinclair. Hedley is the Sinclair Family shame! Banished to the attics of her home, while her perfect sister is paraded around the Ton and given everything. But now Hedley has been given property in a will by her Grandfather; much to her mother's dislike. So she is cast from the house with just the
Elle Christensen
This book was great! The story was unique and I loved all of the characters (well, except for the ones I was supposed to hate.). Maybe I should have figured it out sooner, but I didn’t catch on to the mysterious treasure until it was revealed. I felt the author did a great job of keeping me guessing.
Hedley is a pretty fascinating character. I can’t imagine that anyone who grew up the way she did would turn out so strong and resourceful, but the author made me believe it. I so wanted to be her fr
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Mar 21, 2015 02:34PM  
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“And Hedley would never forget how wonderful it had been to see Calliope standing on her doorstep, eager to have a cup of tea with her. Eager to be her friend. It was heart-wrenching that their afternoon and their friendship had ended this way. But Hedley didn’t blame Calliope for what was bound to happen.” 0 likes
“I’ve spent too much of my life in the dark not to be aware of those who linger in the shadows.” 0 likes
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