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The Devil's Pearl: A House of Trent Novella

The Devil's Pearl: A House of Trent Novella

by Jennifer Haymore
     
 
If anyone were to guess that sweet, shy Lady Esme had been secretly penning scandalous stories, she would never be able to show her face in London again! Fortunately, her good friend, USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Haymore, can reveal her passionate tale of obsession and seduction . . .

THE DEVIL'S PEARL

Sir Devlin

Overview

If anyone were to guess that sweet, shy Lady Esme had been secretly penning scandalous stories, she would never be able to show her face in London again! Fortunately, her good friend, USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Haymore, can reveal her passionate tale of obsession and seduction . . .

THE DEVIL'S PEARL

Sir Devlin Vaughn will never forget the sweet, sensual pleasures of his beloved "Jewel." Charmingly naive in the ways of love, she had blossomed under his guidance to become the most skilled lover a man could ever desire. And desire her he did-especially after she disappeared, leaving him alone and longing for her touch. Now, Devlin will do anything to get her back. Even kidnap her . . .

Julia Beaumont will never forget the man who unlocked her deepest desires and made her crave things no decent woman should. Fearing she would never be more than his mistress, she left, vowing never to see him again-until one reckless night, when a stranger in black appears from the shadows and sweeps her away to his bedroom chamber. Now, she will be his courtesan, his captive, his slave. Can she free herself from Devlin's thrall, or will their passion be her ultimate undoing?

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This novella is set up as an entree to Haymore’s new “House of Trent” series but has only a very tangential connection to those forthcoming books. In her introduction, Haymore tells of a visit she received from Lady Esme Hawkins (a future character in the series). Lady Esme publishes scandalous stories and can’t let anyone know that she does so. Haymore is publishing these novellas as “Lady Esme’s novellas.” In this first tale, Sir Devlin Vaughn is determined to get Julia Beaumont back. She’d been his lover but left abruptly and, according to reports, has been working in Paris as a courtesan. Now that Julia is once again in London, Devlin wants her, even if that means he must kidnap her.

Verdict This novella is short on character development mostly owing to its numerous passionate sex scenes. The motivations for the lovers’ initial affair aren’t believable, and Devlin’s current actions make it difficult to root for them as a couple. Recommended only for readers who intend to read the entire Trent series.—Jane Jorgenson, Madison Public Library, WI
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455548002
Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing
Publication date:
05/07/2013
Series:
House of Trent Series
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
80,483
File size:
558 KB

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Meet the Author

As a child, Jennifer Haymore traveled the South Pacific with her family on their homebuilt sailboat. The months spent on the sometimes quiet, sometimes raging seas sparked her love of adventure and grand romance. Since then, she's earned degrees in computer science and education and held various jobs ranging from bookselling to teaching inner-city children to acting, but she's never stopped writing.

You can find Jennifer in Southern California trying to talk her husband into yet another trip to England, helping her three children with homework while brainstorming a new five-minute dinner menu, or crouched in a corner of the local bookstore writing her next novel.

You can learn more at:
JenniferHaymore.com
Twitter @JenniferHaymore
Facebook.com/JenniferHaymore.Author

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