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Devil's Desire

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  • Posted October 26, 2010

    AN FAST PACED, THRILL RIDE OF AN HISTORICAL ROMANCE/SUSPENSE!

    DEVIL'S DESIRE by Laurie McBain is an exciting, thrill ride of historical romance/suspense set in Regency England. It is a reissued work from 1975. It is well written with details, depth, fast paced, twists, turns and thrill ride to be sure. It has romance, deceit, betrayal, passion, spies, smugglers,defiance, stubborn-willful woman, a determined, arrogant man, adventure,intertwined story throughout, colorful characters, and love of country. The hero, Alex, is arrogant, seductive, a rake, considered the Devil himself, lucky at everything he does and about to meet his true love. The heroine, Elysia, is beautiful, penniless, strong willed, independent, hair red gold, and about to meet Alex, the Devil himself and her true love. Alex is bewitched by Elysia. They are throw together a scandal together. Alex determined to marry her for he has ever meet anyone so bewitching. They marry, out necessary for Elysia, but sparks fly, wits matched. What Alex believes is betrayal does and say hurtful things to Elysia, who has fallen in love with him. Things are amidst, as a smuggler ring is close, Elysia's brother who she believes is dead is not. He is actually undercover to capture a French spy. Alex knowing little of Elysia's past, feels betrayed, distance himself from her. Elysia, believes Alex is in love with someone while Alex believes she has a lover.This is a wonderful, compelling story of how to learn to trust, love and find true happiness.This is the first of this author's books I have read, and I will be looking forward to her next. I would highly recommend this book especially if you enjoy a happy ending, adventure, suspense and finding yourself.You will laugh, cry and set on the edge of your seat hoping everything will work out for this wonderfully matched couple. This book was received for review from the publisher and details can be found at Sourcebooks and My Book Addiction and More.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2010

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    Escape through historical fiction!

    In Devil's Desire Laurie McBain is not afraid to have her romantic lead go through a tortuous path of trials and tribulations.

    It opens with Elysia after she'd been orphaned and been taken advantage of by an aunt that she'd had no previous contact with. As the nonstop abuse is destroying her spirit, Elysia takes matters into her own hands and runs away. Her first attempt at freedom shows how unprepared she is for the world. But she's smart, beautiful and in the right place at the right time - and we all know how that last one is key. Alex, the man she meets during her first adventure has the worst reputation but he takes her under his wing, offers her protection.

    They're both surprised at how quickly they bond. Although there are obstacles to their happy ever after, such as jealous former mistresses, the usual hurt feelings and misunderstandings, Devil's Desire is a fun romantic escape with its likable characters, plot twists and satisfying ending. I think it's a keeper.

    ISBN-10: 1402242417 - Paperback
    Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Reprint edition (November 1, 2010), 312 pages.
    Review copy provided by the publisher.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2013

    Devil's Desire

    The Devil's Desire is a great book. The story has a steady pacing of the plot so you are glued to the book. I highly recommend it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2013

    Favorite book ever!

    I have read this book no less than 25 times. It is fantastic! I read it whenever I feel sad or in need of a good love story.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2012

    Laurie McBain is the ultimate romance writer.  She defined the g

    Laurie McBain is the ultimate romance writer.  She defined the genre for me in my teens.  I didn't have YA novels in the 1980's that were geared toward my immature ideals of love and romance.  This woman created exciting, thrilling novels full of romance, intrigue and history.  Every single book she created is just as good as the next.  I laughed when I saw a review that explained why they didn't like the book.  ie.  too complicated or he was too mean....  That was the fun of the book, seeing a proud and arrogant man brought down by this beautiful and tragic heroine.  It is the ultimate Cinderella story but waaaaay better!   All I can say is that I am not a personal friend of this author's and have been devastated that she did not continue her career as a writer, since I am a devoted fan and still have all of her books, some of them first editions that I will keep til the day I die (and I still read every once in a while)  She is my Jane Austen, the writer I compare all other writers to.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2014

    Great read!!!!

    This book was a great read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Kala

    I'm dieing! Oh god.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Grim X

    So this is the queen? O.o *he crosses his arms.* Where's the trumpets? I want cinnamon rolls.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2012

    It's complicated

    Too many misunderstandings... It took away from the romance. Some parts aren't clear... Like did he cheat on her knowing she was in the room? Not a very like able hero.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2011

    didn't like the book at all

    I think sometimes friends are writing these reviews. This book was not very good. the guy character was a very mean guy that treated the girl bad. I couldn't wait for the book to end

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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