Reader Review: Wow, this one plumbs much deeper-seated psychological trauma than the usual romance novel. Sexy and light-hearted for the most part, the hero is charming and gentle but conflicted. The revelations near the end are not for the faint-of-heart but the story was riveting - the revealing of the emotional scars and family secrets a mystery slowly unfolding so that you just want to keep reading and get to the end. The reasons for the hero's emotions and behaviour are harrowing indeed.
From acclaimed author Liz Carlyle comes a spellbinding new novel in which the ton's most charming ne'er-do-well meets his match in a most unexpected fashion and discovers the true meaning of desire....
The Devil You Know
Frederica d'Avillez is sure she will never marry. She's had a disastrous London season, and now her longtime beau has thrown her over for a more eligible miss. But if Freddie can't have a husband, she's hell-bent on experiencing at least one night of unforgettable passion. Where better than in the arms of the dashing rogue Bentley "Hell-Bent" Rutledge? So what if he's a rake, scoundrel, and all-round devil?
Scandal trails in Bentley's wake and fair maidens usually steer well clear of him -- and vice versa. But when the opportunity presents itself, Bentley can't resist Freddie's exotic beauty. When their wild, reckless passion has dire consequences, Bentley is forced to choose between honor and freedom. And Freddie soon realizes that Bentley's devil-may-care façade is just that -- for she has unwittingly unleashed his dark secrets...and secret desires.
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|Title of eBook: The Devil You Know||Series: Related Books, , #6|
|Release Date: 04-01-2003|
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|Publisher: Pocket Books|
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The Devil You Know
In which Mrs. Weyden's warnings go Unheeded.
"Tout vient à celui qui sait attendre," muttered Frederica d'Avillez. Her tone made it sound more like a curse than a proverb. It was, she supposed, just a remnant of some long-ago French lesson which now kept repeating itself over and over in her head until it became maddening, rather like that big green and yellow bird she'd once seen swinging on a wire in a Piccadilly shop window. All comes to him who knows how to wait. What a bloody stupid saying. And an egregious lie, too.
At the stable door, she stared grimly into the night for a long, uncertain moment, then forced back her shoulders and marched off in the direction of the terraced gardens. As she paced, Frederica tapped her crop impatiently against her thigh, the muted sting somehow keeping her tears at bay, much as her silly proverb had done for the last several months. The words had given her hope during a miserable come-out season in London. And they had sustained her at home here in Essex while she anxiously awaited Johnny's return from his grand tour.
Well, much good her patience had done her! She should have gone to Scotland with Zoö and the little ones. Instead, she was stuck here with Aunt Winnie and the menfolk, and she and Johnny were done for. Ruthlessly, Frederica shoved a bough of hemlock from her face and pushed on through the shimmering moonlight, her riding boots digging hard into the gravel as she hit the garden path. Here, at the bottom terrace, the gardens were allowed to grow thick and natural. High above in the distance, someone had left a lantern burning by the back door. Frederica should have found it welcoming...
Title: The Devil You Know
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Number of Comments: 3 Rating(s) 2 Review(s)
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Wow, this one plumbs much deeper-seated psychologi
December 14, 2008
Reviewer: A reader from Toronto, Ontario CA
Wow, this one plumbs much deeper-seated psychological trauma than the usual romance novel. Sexy and light-hearted for the most part, the hero is charming and gentle but conflicted. The revelations near the end are not for the faint-of-heart but the story was riveting - the revealing of the emotional scars and family secrets a mystery slowly unfolding so that you just want to keep reading and get to the end. The reasons for the hero's emotions and behaviour are harrowing indeed.
The Devil You Know by Liz Carlyle is an average ro
January 18, 2008
Reviewer: A reader from San Jose, CA US
The Devil You Know by Liz Carlyle is an average romance. Freddie and "Hell Bent" Rutledge have know each other for years. They have one night of adventure and it turns their lives upside down. Bentley has many secrets to overcome and one lost note sends everything into emotional chaos. I found myself skimming through parts of the story to get to the heart of the story.
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