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The Devil's Necklace (Necklace Series #2)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2005

    The Necklace Stole the Story...

    This is the 2nd novel by Kat Martin I purchased via B & N. I also read ¿ ¿Innocence Undone¿ by this author and reviewed it earlier. I thought this author had promise as her story lines have some depth and her characters very animated. I was hopeful that this next book would be more developed and have deeper character interests than the first book I read. Unfortunately¿I liked it even less. Some of the reviews noted that the book had wit, the story line was gripping, the love between the two emotional etc¿¿I did not find any of that to be the case. The book actually started out much better than the middle and ending. Reason¿at least in the beginning Ethan was a dashing pirateer who sailed the high seas, taking his rightful bounty and protecting his men. In turn, Grace was a strong, independent and thinking woman who was feisty and bold upon her capture from the pirate captain Ethan. Their early meetings had fire works, interesting dialogue and thoughtful insights as to what each was thinking about the other. They got together very early in the book physically and once they both went back to land and took up their original wealthy lives well¿the story got dull. Grace suddenly turned into this boring and un-spirited miss once she got pregnant and married Ethan. Instead of taking control of her life and destiny, she seems to allow him to control everything which is at odds with the girl we first meet in the book who will do anything to save her father¿s life, will bribe pirates to let her go, swim across cold waters to save herself etc. Where did that girl with fire and zest go? It¿s a mystery. In turn, Ethan turns into this dull land locked fella who constantly denies how he feels about Grace and runs from her at every opportunity once he is forced into marrying her over the child. Even after his child is born he remains cold, aloof and distant through most of the book. I don¿t enjoy novels that dwell only on the physical sides of relationships ¿ sex, sex, sex. That¿s all this book was about ¿ how much he wanted her physically (rarely about liking her, enjoying her, loving her, etc.). In turn, she loves him early on but, doesn¿t seem to fight for what she wants they way she should have. The two of them have plenty of intimate scenes but, without real emotion or deep love¿the lust they share feels a bit empty. The ending of the story was also neat and tidy ¿ too perfect to really be of interest. Many fans who like her books will probably be used to this style of writing and might enjoy this read. It just wasn¿t for me. I wanted to root Grace and Ethan on as characters but, there just wasn¿t enough interest or depth to the story or them to do that. Why the pearl and diamond necklace mentioned all the time in the story had more depth and insight than the hero and heroine - that's a pity. I look for a complete read - story, characters,intriguing emotions and intimacy - this book lacked most of these things. Wish I could give higher stars but, I¿ll look elsewhere for writers who appeal to me at a higher level.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 22, 2013

    Josh

    He takes off ur skirt . He takes off his pants

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2012

    Viper

    Down.load? Oh... I guess it was so ugly it doesn't let you xD Go to the first result xD you can't say down.load.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    Nice story

    I really enjoyed this story. I love Kat Martin's writing and this did not disappoint at all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Parts missing from e-book. Book is good.

    This book is enjoyable and pulled at my heartstrings a few times. Small gaps are missing from the ebook version and can be annoying. Get the paperback versin if you can.

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  • Posted January 16, 2011

    messed up nook book version

    I am currently reading this book on my nook. Although I love the book and the author, something is messed up with the nook version. There are spaces between many, many words that do not belong there. For example, gar den, or wel come, or un der. It happens so often that it is distracting. There are also spaces in the text that obviously do not belong there, almost as if the enter key was pushed too many times. Also, there are whole sentences, if not paragraphs that seem to be missing. It is really a shame because the book is good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2006

    Delightful!

    The pace is fast and not boring. Doesn't stay one subject too long. The Hero and heroin described into perfection and the chemestry stays until the very end of the story. Strong and also delightful in the same time. i really enjoy reading it. The second best on necklace trilogy series after The handmaiden's necklace book. Well done.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2006

    Same old, same old

    It held my interest, but the story has been told before. It was too formulaic to be any big surprise or offer any excitement. However, it was well written and characters well developed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2005

    Regency

    The adventure begins when Ethan Sharpe intercepts Grace Chastain's ship. As the captain gets to know his new prisoner, he discovers she is far more than the traitor he believes her to be, and begins to fall in love with her. However, her past and heritage form a wall between them. Only if she can complete her mission to prove her father's innocence in a matter that caused Ethan soul deep scars can that wall come down. ..................... A broody hero, a high seas adventure, and intrigue combine to make for a thrilling romance, sure to please Ms. Martin's legions of fans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2005

    incredible

    i love all kat martin books and this was no exception.the first 20-30 pages were a bit slow but afterwards i couldnt put it down.i found my self finding reasons to NOT stop reading and i finished this book in a day.it's really sweet with a bit of humor in it.cant wait til rafe's story.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

    more from this reviewer

    Kat can't write anything but a great book

    In 1805, Grace Chastain borrows money from her Aunt Matilda Crenshaw to hire Jack Moody to free her father from Newgate. Although she has never met Viscount Harmon Jeffries, she cannot sit by and allow her sire to hang from the gallows for treason even if he is guilty.................................. British privateer captain of the Sea Witch Ethan Sharpe stops the Lady Anne at sea. He proclaims passenger Grace Chastain committed sedition having abetted a traitor to escape justice. Ethan abducts her onto his ship where he demands she tell him the whereabouts of her lover Harmon. Because of a promise she made, Grace fails to correct his error. Ethan is irate with himself because he is attracted to Grace, but outraged that she freed the man who sold his previous ship and crew to the French. Most of the men died while he lingered in prison. Since she remains obstinate, he decides to seduce his enemy¿s lover; he succeeds only to find he made love to a virgin. As they fall in love, he learns she is the daughter of his foe...................................... Though the Regency audience will empathize with the demons that haunt Ethan and his understandable obsession towards the heroine¿s father accentuated by falling in love with his enemy¿s ¿mistress¿, Grace¿s courage whether it is on land or sea makes the tale. She is fabulous, abetting her father who she never met or challenging the sea captain she loves. Though the climax is too neatly and abruptly wrapped up, the sequel to the BRIDE¿S NECKLACE, THE DEVIL¿S NECKLACE is an intriguing Regency romantic suspense thriller that fans will enjoy and look forward to the jewelry moving on to the next protagonist.................. Harriet Klausner

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