Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Devil Who Tamed Her (Reid Family, #2)” as Want to Read:
The Devil Who Tamed Her (Reid Family, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Devil Who Tamed Her

(Reid Family #2)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  7,818 ratings  ·  344 reviews
Ophelia Reid is an incomparable beauty with a reputation for starting rumors and spreading them. Having purposely wrecked her engagement to Duncan MacTavish, a future marquis, which her social-climbing father arranged, Ophelia wants to return to London's marriage mart and make her own choice of a wealthy husband. But on her journey home, something unexpected happens....

...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published June 12th 2007 by Pocket (first published 2007)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Devil Who Tamed Her, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Linda I honestly cannot remember, I read the book probably 10 years ago, but even after reading the book synopsis, nothing comes to mind. Apparently it was…moreI honestly cannot remember, I read the book probably 10 years ago, but even after reading the book synopsis, nothing comes to mind. Apparently it was about Duncan and Sabrina falling in love. I just started reading this book and I am enjoying it so far, even though there are several bad reviews on this.

I loved the Mallory series though!(less)

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.86  · 
Rating details
 ·  7,818 ratings  ·  344 reviews


More filters
 | 
Sort order
Start your review of The Devil Who Tamed Her (Reid Family, #2)
Tiffany PSquared
It has been a while since I read a book that's specifically a romance novel, so it felt a bit nostalgic to read The Devil Who Tamed Her. It was like coming home to familiar things - the breathtakingly beautiful woman, the rakishly handsome man, the disagreements, the passion, the ultimate love.
The Devil Who Tamed Her broke no new ground as far as romances or storytelling are concerned, but if you're looking for something familiar and for a sexy take on the classic Taming of the Shrew, then
...more
Ivana Azap Feješ
Feb 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Ophelia Reid has been known as the "ice queen", who has no friends, and has a bad relationship with her father. She doesn't know why people pretend to be nice to her, even after she broke up her engagement with Duncan MacTavish. When she meets Raphael Locke, he's the one who has to set her on her ways, tames her wild side, and made a bet. Things gets heated up between Ophelia and Rafe, even after they kiss, when they realize what's going on between them. Rafe and Phelia is so cute and sweet ...more
Zeek
Because I loved her old stuff, I can’t resist a new Johanna Lindsey. Sad thing is, she used to be an autobuy for me, now I wait for library copies.

The Devil Who Tamed Her gets a “meh” and a "sigh" from this once loyal JL reader.

Ophelia Reid & Raphael Locke were fist introduced in JL’s earlier release, The Heir - a wholly forgettable novel that I never finished. In The Heir, Ophelia was a mean-spirited brat engaged to Duncan Mctavish. Raphael is Duncan’s best friend. This story picks up soon
...more
Niranjana Jagadeesan
Not too great. I expected a bit more excitement in the whole story and was a bit disappointed when there wasn't much. Also I found the characters to be a tad bit one-dimensional. The kind of change and growth you'd expect weren't there. And I personally did not like their individual characteristics much. Johanna Lindsey didn't really satisfy me with this one.
D.L.
Jul 01, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Take:
Ophelia Reid is known for her beauty- and at no point in this book will you forget it. The central conflict in Ophelia's life is that she is so beautiful that no one has taken the time to get to know her for who she is. Men flock to her and praise her beauty but see nothing else, and women surround her to try to take advantage of her popularity. She trusts no one and has become bitter and alone, taking out her wrath on those around her. While it's a nice break from the wallflower, it
...more
Alisi ☆ wants to read too many books ☆
Oh Lordy, this has to be one of the worst Romance books I've read. The characters are all hollow and lifeless, which makes the plot - character driven as it is - even worse off then the characters.

The main character, Ophelia, was a Mary Sue. The most beautiful woman in all of england, maybe even world, more beautiful then any other woman who'd ever existed? Come on now... And the whole "I'm so beautiful, everyone hates me" is so cliche it makes me choke.

Even that, though, I can understand and go
...more
Janarah
Oct 15, 2012 rated it liked it
I've been a very avid reader of Johanna Lindsey's books ever since my mom told me "A Pirate's Love" as a bedtime story. (She didn't include the other scenes, don't worry) Anyway, I did really like this book. I haven't read "The Heir" yet so I wasn't able to meet Ophelia's character from before.

I liked the cover and was enthralled by it because it was written by Johanna Lindsey. I really did like how it was explained why Ophelia became the way she was and it was quite enjoyable reading them
...more
KC
Eh. The title of The Devil Who Tamed Her is ironic considering how tame the romance was. I felt it lacked the author's typical trademark passion and entertaining writing. The passion between the protagonists never seemed to surpass anything beyond lukewarm. Raphael wasn't as smitten with Ophelia as I would have liked, even after encountering the sweeter and nicer Ophelia (whose true nature had been lying dormant). His plan to improve Ophelia for everyone else's sake because he's into helping ...more
Sue Lyndon
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Kathy
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
People can change
Susan (susayq ~)
Aug 11, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is really 3.5 stars ;)

I really didn't want to like Ophelia.... practically hated her in the first book in this series. Strongly disliked her through about half of this one. But by the end, she had grown on me. I still don't approve of her reasoning for why she behaved the way she did. An uncontrollable temper? Only having the best intentions when saying something or doing something but it's always misconstrued because of the way people perceive you because you are mean spirited? I just
...more
ChloeLeeNH
May 25, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Regency Era fans
I read the Heir about 4 or 5 months ago and didn't realize it to Ms. Lindsey 7 years to do a sequel. Good thing I didn't read the first one that long ago! I thought this was a nice quick easy read. I really liked the hero in this one. And I liked how they "warmed up" in one scene LOL. A bit too much was made of the heroines looks though that was the point but at one part I am like enough already we know she is the most beautiful in the whole wide world :). Those of you who read the Heir will be ...more
Chitra *CJ*
"The Devil Who Tamed Her" is the story of Ophelia and Raphael.
The protagonists of this book have been introduced in the last- Lady Ophelia is the gorgeous, ethereal beauty with a vile tongue and even more wretched behavior. We saw her tantrums and snide, thoughtless remarks in the previous book- and for me she was a villain beyond redemption..
That is until I started this book and JL proved me wrong. It fascinated me, how her true character was revealed in layers, her actions justified but not
...more
Edwina " I LoveBooks" "Deb"
Jun 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!!

After reading bk1 The Heir I thought I would hate Lady Opehlia Reid daughter of an Earl. She was a mean girl. Stuck on her beauty and spoiled. But Johanna Lindsey did an Amazing Job showing you the how and why Opehlia was none of these things.

I loved the romance between Opehlia and Viscount Raphael/Rafe Locke Heir to a very rich and powerful dukedom.

The story moves fast I love the characters and Rafe and Opehlia HEA! This story will go on my re read list!!
Ann
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another great series by Johann Lindsey can't wait to read more books by her
Christa绮思
Jan 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Kathy
Apr 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
Ugh... not a fan of this one:(. The heroine is not likable and the plot is very thin even for a historical romance. The hero is too good.
Elle
Setting: Regency England, I guess. Not so clear except the social customs.

Heroine: Ophelia Reid. She's always the most gorgeous woman in a room, and has come to think of her beauty as a handicap, since people toady around her and "fall in love" and "befriend" her before they even know her. She's taken to being a prime beyotch just to give herself some distance.

Hero: Rafael Locke (Rafe). He's a good friend of the fiance Ophelia has pretty much trampled. The ex says she'll never change, Rafe takes
...more
Ann
Feb 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Read this one sooooo long ago, but remembered it had been a favorite.
Kristen
Jun 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
Ophelia Reid has been known as the "ice queen", who has no friends, and has a bad relationship with her father. She doesn't know why people pretend to be nice to her, even after she broke up her engagement with Duncan MacTavish. When she meets Raphael Locke, he's the one who has to set her on her ways, tames her wild side, and made a bet. Things gets heated up between Ophelia and Rafe, even after they kiss, when they realize what's going on between them. Even after she changed her ways, he beds ...more
Carolyn F.
Audiobook. Narrator Laural Merlington.

The book starts out with Ophelia having been rejected on the day of her wedding, which she's not too upset about. Raphael is a friend of the ex-groom to be and makes a wager with him that he can turn this mean girl into a nice one, kidnaps her and her maid and takes her to one of his houses far away. I would have hated Raphael. He was so holier-than-thou and would bring out a literal list of her shortcomings to go through with her.

***Spoilers***Then to top
...more
Rachel Rogers
Jun 26, 2009 rated it it was ok
She's prolific, I'll give her that. I found this book rather tedious and almost put it down several times. Ophelia's transformation was a bit hard to believe - she went from having no remorse and even not wanting to talk about it to feeling remorse and changing completely, or at least letting down her shields. Amazing what sex does.

Some very good moments, some very lackluster ones. Not sure I'll pursue any more, although I have the next one out from the library.
Brenda
Aug 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
I love this book!! Rafe and Phelia is so cute and sweet together^_^
Margaret
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was ok
I skipped a lot. The entire premise was just too ridiculous
Rachel
Mar 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Tori Peterson & Jessica Seltzer
I loved this book, and I would recommend this as a very good read to those who love romance books, this is a must read for sure!!!!!
Carolina
Jul 28, 2018 rated it did not like it
Can't I rate a -5 stars?
This offended me at so many levels.
Heather Marshburn
May 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
Couldn't even get thru two chapters.
Rosanne
May 21, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
It's interesting. But I'd pass
Amy
It was a delight to read! So subtle and loving, and a bit sensual as well.
Liberty Blake
Nov 17, 2019 rated it liked it
When I recently read this book I was disturbed by an arrogant hero who never admitted he was wrong for kidnapping the heroine, calling her nasty names, including liar, and denying her side of a story as possibly being the truth. (Probably because he would never admit to being wrong.)

He was physically attracted to her since she was the most beautiful woman London society had ever seen, so he used a carriage mishap and the fact that she was freezing to paw at her. He gave her an orgasm and told
...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Rebellious Desire
  • Beware a Scot's Revenge (School for Heiresses, #3)
  • The Serpent Prince (Princes Trilogy, #3)
  • The Leopard Prince (Princes Trilogy, #2)
  • To Wed a Wild Lord (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #4)
  • A Lady Never Surrenders (Hellions of Halstead Hall #5)
  • The Duke's Perfect Wife (MacKenzies & McBrides, #4)
  • How to Woo a Reluctant Lady (Hellions of Halstead Hall, #3)
  • The Lady Chosen (Bastion Club, #1)
  • Ten Things I Love About You (Bevelstoke, #3)
  • The Many Sins of Lord Cameron (MacKenzies & McBrides, #3)
  • Velvet Song (Velvet Montgomery Annuals Tetralogy  #3)
  • The Seduction Of Elliot McBride (MacKenzies & McBrides, #5)
  • No Man's Mistress (Mistress Trilogy #2)
  • Let Sleeping Rogues Lie (School for Heiresses, #4)
  • Only a Duke Will Do (School for Heiresses, #2)
  • Until You (Westmoreland, #3)
  • A Rogue in Texas (Rogues in Texas, #1)
See similar books…
5,701 followers
Johanna Helen Howard was born on March 10, 1952 in Germany, where her father, Edwin Dennis Howard, a soldier in the U.S. Army was stationed. The family moved about a great deal when she was young. Her father always dreamed of retiring to Hawaii, and after he passed away in 1964 Johanna and her mother settled there to honor him.

In 1970, when she was still in school, she married Ralph Lindsey,
...more

Other books in the series

Reid Family (4 books)
  • The Heir (Reid Family, #1)
  • A Rogue of My Own (Reid Family, #3)
  • Let Love Find You (Reid Family, #4)
“Sabrina and me wasn’t being” 0 likes
More quotes…