The Devil's Pearl: A House of Trent Novella [NOOK Book]


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 . . .


Sir Devlin Vaughn will never forget the sweet, sensual ...
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The Devil's Pearl: A House of Trent Novella

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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 . . .


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?
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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
(c) Copyright 2013. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455548002
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Series: House of Trent Series
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 16,047
  • File size: 545 KB

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:
Twitter @JenniferHaymore
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  • Posted June 19, 2013

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    THE DEVIL¿S PEARL by Jennifer Haymore is an exciting Erotic Rege

    THE DEVIL’S PEARL by Jennifer Haymore is an exciting Erotic Regency Historical Romance. “The House of Trent”o.5 and what a novella.
    “A Lady Esme” novella. It starts out with Lady Esme talking with her good friend Jennifer Haymore as she tells her story of writing scandalous stories. Fast paced and passion filled,with misunderstandings, and lies,will love be able to pick up where it left off. Follow, Julia Beaumont, and Sir Devlin Vaughn on their very own journey of passion,and misunderstanding,as Devlin and his “Jewel”,Julia learn the truth. Devlin and Julia find that even after a year,you can’t stop passion or how they feel about each other. Julia will be no man’s mistress. Dev can not let Julia be anyone else’s but his, no matter what. Although, Dev believes the lies told about Julia,his heart is broken,he thinks she is a “Soiled Dove”,but how can this be true. You can’t deny passion between two wounded souls. A must read! A quick read with a story of love thought to be lost. I loved this story. Although, I would dearly love to know if Lord Clayton, a liar, and despicable man gets his just rewards. For he is the cause of Julia’s and Dev’s misery from beginning to end. Oh wait,did I mention the passion between Dev and Julia is steamy. Oh my, what an exciting introduction to “The House of Trent”. Another great series,this author has written in earnest. I love Ms. Haymore’s stories,she is a great storyteller and this one was no exception,although,short it is powerful and a great read. Few can bring a story to completion on so few pages. Job well done! Received for an honest review from the publisher.
    RATING: 4.5
    REVIEWED BY: AprilR (Courtesy of My Book Addiction and More)

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