Devil's Prize [NOOK Book]

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The Played For High Stakes--Passion, Honor, And Revenge...

Damien, Lord Falon, made his ruthless proposal to Alexa Garrick at a gaming table where he'd cheated the exquisite young heiress out of a fortune--one night with him would discharge her debt. Yet, as claimed his prize, the handsome earl fought a craving for more than Alexa's body..and when a twist of fate turned ...
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Overview


The Played For High Stakes--Passion, Honor, And Revenge...

Damien, Lord Falon, made his ruthless proposal to Alexa Garrick at a gaming table where he'd cheated the exquisite young heiress out of a fortune--one night with him would discharge her debt. Yet, as claimed his prize, the handsome earl fought a craving for more than Alexa's body..and when a twist of fate turned seduction into matrimony, rapture and rage warred within him. How could he love the woman whose flirtation had destroyed his brother?

Alexa knew of Damien's French blood, scandalous liaisons, and the whispers that branded his a smuggler. Though she was playing with fire, the dark, devilish earl's hungry embrace plucked at her heartstrings with a haunting song of desire. But was Damien spinning a web of deceit and treason, as he brought her to his surfswept castle?

From London's glitter to the dangerous decadence of Napoleon's Paris, Kat Martin will dazzle you with her riches, most sensuous romance ever!

Set in England during Napoleon's brutal attempt at conquest, this is the story of Alexa Garrick, a beautiful young heiress with a disturbing past, and Damien Falon, the mysterious dark earl bent on her destruction. Alexa was the toast of London--until her brash, flirtatious ways led to the death of one of her lovestruck admirers. Original.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Determined to match wits with Damien, the scandalous Earl of Falon, Alexa Garrick recklessly consents to meet him at the whist table. More than 90,000 in losses later, Alexa discovers that money isn't what Damien has in mind. Convinced that his brother Peter killed himself because Alexa had spurned the attentions of a ``penniless second son,'' Damien is determined to see that Alexa pays for his family's loss. The earl's suggestion that they meet privately to discuss her debt intrigues Alexa, as does the handsome earl himself. But when their meeting is observed and Alexa's reputation ruined, as he planned, Damien offers to marry her to protect her honor, deluding himself into thinking that a loveless marriage will be but another form of revenge. Martin's (Bold Angel) story is delightful and her character insights astute. Though Damien might easily have slipped into villainhood, the author rescues him with scenes that ring true-as when he visits Peter's grave with his mother. Martin also deftly manages the sometimes tricky task of injecting humor without compromising her characters or making them jokey. (June)
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"Martin's ... story is delightful and her character insights astute ... Martin also deftly manages the sometimes tricky task of injecting humor without compromising her characters or making them jokey."
Publishers Weekly
 
"Kat Martin will bedazzle readers with another wondrous, action-packed and sensual Regency-set romance. Skillfully spinning an enticing, spellbinding tale that brims over with passion and adventures, she sears the reader's heart once again."Romantic Times
 

“Kat Martin is a premier historical romance author…and Devil’s Prize enhances her first-class reputation.” —Affaire de Coeur

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466837720
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 2/25/2014
  • Series: Garrick Series , #3
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 388
  • Sales rank: 10,750
  • File size: 745 KB

Meet the Author


Kat Martin’s bestselling novels include Nothing But Velvet, Innocence Undone and the Raines of Wind Canyon Series—Against the Wind, Against the Fire, and Against the Law. Her book Silk and Steel was nominated for a RITA Award. She is a graduate of the University of California, where she majored in Anthropology and History, a background that helped to develop her interest in the past. "I love anything old," she says. "I especially love to visit the settings for my books. My husband and I often stay in out-of-the-way inns and houses built in times past. It's fun and it gives a wonderful sense of a bygone era." Before becoming a writer, Martin was a real estate broker. She lives with her husband, author Larry Jay Martin, in Missoula, Montana.
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  • Posted March 5, 2014

    The Devil's Prize is the last in Garrick series, Alexa Garrick a

    The Devil's Prize is the last in Garrick series, Alexa Garrick and Damien Falon story is fabulous. Alexa is a strong and stubborn heroine whom making some unwise and wise decision through out the story and Damien is strong and secretive. This book has it all adventure , danger , secret , revenge, romance. When I read Mrs. Kat Martin 's book , I could never guess what happen in the book every page keeps you reading with excitement and unexpected event. The ending is so sweet and unexpected too.Thank you Mrs. Martin

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2014

    Loved it

    Thanks so much for another great read! Loved the storyline, h/h, fast pace, intrigue, and steamy scenes. -dlwh

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2009

    not great because. . .

    I like other Kat Martin novels, but this one had me scratching my head for several reasons. For one thing, some of the language of the characters was historically inaccurate. At one point, the hero says to himself, "Who was he kidding?" Ms. Martin, I REALLY doubt that an 18th or 19th century English or French gentleman used the word "kidding" even if he was just thinking it! And the plot twists were so convoluted as to possibly cause a hernia! The death of the hero's brother is the overriding theme of the first part of the book, and then it just disappears with only a brief reference or two in the last half of the book. Neither the hero nor the heroine were particularly likable and so it was a little difficult to care about the ultimate outcome--this being a historical romance, it was not hard to figure out! Sorry, but this was not a very terrific book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2002

    grrrrrrrreat......

    Kat Martin is a great author. All of her books are simply wonderful & enjoyable for a lazy afternoon. highly recommended...

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    Posted December 23, 2008

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