1998 RT Reviewers' Choice -- Historical Romance in a Series
Mass Market Paperback
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In DEVIL'S BRIDE, we meet Honoria Wetherby, a woman determined to enjoy life to it's fullest without the shackles of marriage. One stormy night she encounters a young man who is dying of a gunshot wound. While trying to help him, she meets the young man's powerful cousin, who she later finds out is Sylvester "Devil" Cynster, Duke of St. Ives. Due to the storm and the circumstances, they end up spending the night in a cottage. Young Tolly Cynster dies during the night never being able to reveal what happened to him. Unfortunately, when Honoria and Devil are found, she is compromised. Devil immediately decided to have her as his duchess. But first he has to convince her into marrying him. This starts off a delightful cat and mouse game. We also meet the other wickedly handsome and rakish Cynster cousins, Vane, Scandal, Gabriel, Demon and Lucifer. The six are called the Bar Cynster . I nearly passed out because this book got soooo HOT! Devil is an absolute dream! Add...
In the style of Julie Garwood, this story has an interesting plot, entertaining supporting characters, a strong hero to fall instantly in love with and a lovely heroine who can go toe-to-toe with him! What a terrific book! Even though the "whodunit" was really obvious, and the intrigue was not as clever as some of Amanda Quick's novels, it's forgiveable because I doubt Laurens intended to write a true suspense. The murder plot is an interesting (albeit not compelling) vehicle for the characters, allowing the romance to ignite and the love to mushroom with an entertaining amount of relationship conflict. (I detest books that have the hero and heroine constantly acting hateful to eachother all in the name of "sexual tension." Baloney!) This is my first Laurens book, but will not be the last. It was a terrific read. After I devoured all of Julie Garwood's books I was left bereft of a comparable historical author, and I've read several. As much...
Based on the lavish reviews I read here and a strong recommendation from my mother, I was thoroughly anticipating a can't-put-it-down, singe-your-eyebrows-with-its-sensuality romance. Sadly, after the first chapter, I quickly became disenchanted with Laurens' tale-telling ability. First, the murder mystery, on which the plot so heavily depends, is the most elementaryish attempt at suspense I have ever encountered. Second, the heroine (Honoria) wants so desperately to visit Africa that she has suffered through years of work as a finishing governess before she can realize her dream. Yet, within a few months after meeting Devil, he convinces her of the stupidity of her dream. Why in the world did Devil not offer to visit Africa with Honoria? Instead, he arrogantly demands that Honoria stay at home, have babies and, tend to household matters. When she finally capitualtes, I threw the book down in vexation! My most glaring problem with the novel lies in the lack of unique...
The authorised South African distributor of this product is under no obligation to honour the manufacture's guarantees/warranties or to provide after-sales service.
Please note that this item is imported from the USA, and is designed to be used in the USA. In addition, if the unit is powered it will come with a US plug and an adapter/transformer may be required. Please click here for more information on power requirements, or check with us if you are unsure or need any assistance!
Please also note that certain items cannot be imported, these include Alcohol, Animals, Batteries, Flammable Materials, Currency, Food, Furs, Chemicals, Explosives, Medications, Plants, Seeds, Supplements, Pressurized Cans, Tactical Equipment, Vitamins, Weaponry and Weaponry Accessories. In these cases, the item and information is displayed for reference purposes only. If you are not sure if we are permitted to bring an item, please send us an e-mail with a link to the item to confirm.
Please also ensure that you are ordering the correct item for your particular application as returns to the USA are costly. Product reviews are also provided for most of our items, which can give you a good idea for possible things to look out for and the quality of the item. By clicking Add to Cart, you are confirming that the item is correct and you accept the conditions listed here.