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In Samantha Kane's Tempting a Devil, her heroine Harriet Mercer

In Samantha Kane's Tempting a Devil, her heroine Harriet Mercer is on a mission to show the Ton she is a "ruined woman." She sets her eyes on Roger Templeton, an old childhood friend and a notorious rake to accomplish this undertaking. Throughout the book we s...
In Samantha Kane's Tempting a Devil, her heroine Harriet Mercer is on a mission to show the Ton she is a "ruined woman." She sets her eyes on Roger Templeton, an old childhood friend and a notorious rake to accomplish this undertaking. Throughout the book we see the results of Harriet's pursuit of Roger, and we find out the reason behind her desire to be ruined.

Samantha Kane was able to successfully create a storyline that was fast paced and had some twists and turns along the way, yet was also able to remain light and witty in many spots. The romance itself, was a mix of sweet and innocence and hot and sexy. The author mixed into the story a compelling cast of characters, that had me laughing out loud with some of their interactions! Her heroine, Harriet was strong, feisty, witty, spunky and independent. Her hero Roger was loyal, stubborn, humorous and gorgeous!

This is the first book that I have read by Samantha Kane, but it will not be my last -- in fact, I enjoyed her writing so much that as soon as I am done writing this I am going to buy (and read!) the first book in this series, The Devil's Thief. I definitely recommend Tempting a Devil!


I received an ARC from Loveswept via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.

posted by Jill_S on July 8, 2013

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

I'd never read anything by Ms. Kane, so decided to give this a t

I'd never read anything by Ms. Kane, so decided to give this a try, since it fell in one of my favorite genres (historical romances). Overall, I have to say it was a decent book. Harriet (Harry) has a plan to avoid getting forced into marriage with a man who could ruin ...
I'd never read anything by Ms. Kane, so decided to give this a try, since it fell in one of my favorite genres (historical romances). Overall, I have to say it was a decent book. Harriet (Harry) has a plan to avoid getting forced into marriage with a man who could ruin her with the town (it's not a spoiler to admit that the villain fathered Harry's child because Harry's husband, Lord Mercer, was incapable since it comes out in the first few chapters). The villain wants Harry because she's got Lord Mercer's entire fortune and his family is demanding he find a well-bred and well-reputationed woman to settle down with. Harry, in an effort to avoid that, wants to ruin herself by having an affair despite a distaste for the bedroom thanks to said villain's sex.




When she tries to lure a man, distaste for her potential lover maeks her change her mind, which the man doesn't like and she runs into Roger, who she promptly tries to seduce and he willingly goes along...until they discover they're old childhood friends.




As time passes, Roger resists temptation, at first because it would be a come down in the world since it would be abhorent for a man to marry for money (because he'd be a fortune hunter), and then for a very brief time, because he thinks she married for money/status, and that doesn't sit well either.




This had a very unusual ending to my mind, because of the choice Roger makes in order to make himself feel worthy/acceptable as a mate for Harry, and as part of his attempt to woo her once she realizes she's afraid of being married again. That's probably why I end up liking it more than simply dismissing it as a meh, mediocre book.




They deal with the villain in a most satisfactory way, though I thought the actual "dealing with" was a bit overdramatic with what nearly happens (two things) to Harry in the process, buuuut the villain definitely got what was coming to him. So yay Harry and Roger!




There was a nice secondary cast of characters, some of whom I sincerely hope get their own books later on.




So - new author to me, Samantha Kane, will definitely go on my list of "check out her books" list, but not at the top. A 3-star read for me.

posted by ToryMichaels on July 12, 2013

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  • Posted July 12, 2013

    I'd never read anything by Ms. Kane, so decided to give this a t

    I'd never read anything by Ms. Kane, so decided to give this a try, since it fell in one of my favorite genres (historical romances). Overall, I have to say it was a decent book. Harriet (Harry) has a plan to avoid getting forced into marriage with a man who could ruin her with the town (it's not a spoiler to admit that the villain fathered Harry's child because Harry's husband, Lord Mercer, was incapable since it comes out in the first few chapters). The villain wants Harry because she's got Lord Mercer's entire fortune and his family is demanding he find a well-bred and well-reputationed woman to settle down with. Harry, in an effort to avoid that, wants to ruin herself by having an affair despite a distaste for the bedroom thanks to said villain's sex.




    When she tries to lure a man, distaste for her potential lover maeks her change her mind, which the man doesn't like and she runs into Roger, who she promptly tries to seduce and he willingly goes along...until they discover they're old childhood friends.




    As time passes, Roger resists temptation, at first because it would be a come down in the world since it would be abhorent for a man to marry for money (because he'd be a fortune hunter), and then for a very brief time, because he thinks she married for money/status, and that doesn't sit well either.




    This had a very unusual ending to my mind, because of the choice Roger makes in order to make himself feel worthy/acceptable as a mate for Harry, and as part of his attempt to woo her once she realizes she's afraid of being married again. That's probably why I end up liking it more than simply dismissing it as a meh, mediocre book.




    They deal with the villain in a most satisfactory way, though I thought the actual "dealing with" was a bit overdramatic with what nearly happens (two things) to Harry in the process, buuuut the villain definitely got what was coming to him. So yay Harry and Roger!




    There was a nice secondary cast of characters, some of whom I sincerely hope get their own books later on.




    So - new author to me, Samantha Kane, will definitely go on my list of "check out her books" list, but not at the top. A 3-star read for me.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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