THE DIVINE EVILPatrick Danvers, the Viscount Westover, was known by another name among the proper people of society. “Devil Danvers” he was called, and no respectable young lady dared be seen in public with this man whose scandalous escapades quite overshadowed his startling good looks.Caroline Ashley was a very respectable young lady, but also one with no one to protect hTHE DIVINE EVILPatrick Danvers, the Viscount Westover, was known by another name among the proper people of society. “Devil Danvers” he was called, and no respectable young lady dared be seen in public with this man whose scandalous escapades quite overshadowed his startling good looks.Caroline Ashley was a very respectable young lady, but also one with no one to protect her and no money to call her own. How could she resist Devil Danvers made her a cold-blooded proposition to be the wife he needed to win a wager and claim a fortune that hung on his producing an heir?Thus the battle was joined–between the dazzling lord who had every means to make a young lady say yes to his every desire, and a young lady determined not to surrender her pride…not even for love…...
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Devil's Match Reviews
It's been a while since I've read a traditional regency! A friend suggested I picked this one up and I just couldn't resist it. I have very greatly enjoyed Anita Mill's medieval books and I was curious at what she would do with regency. The beginning of the story sets up the character of Patrick Danvers, he has just inherited his title but to claim his fortune he has to marry. It is quite obvious that this is another of those cases where people call him the devil but he is actually a nice and misunderstood gentleman, if a bit hot headed, who doesn't bow to other people's opinions. When he meets Caroline Ashley she is a companion to his young cousin. Danvers' cousin really likes Catherine, who is only a few years older than she is, and it is she who first comes up with the idea of marrying them. Danvers would get his inheritance and Caroline, who works for a living, would be taken care of. Caroline doesn't know the cousin his Devil Danvers and she actually likes him till her starts to make his proposal... and she misunderstands his intentions and leaves him standing in the middle of a ballroom. So far nothing really stands out... they eventually understand each other but Caroline doesn't want to marry without love and rejects his offer. Enters the Devil Danvers best friend. Trying to help his friend, Bertie decides to kidnap Caroline, take her to France and when they get there, since she will be ruined, she will have to accept Danvers' proposal. I thought this kidnapping scene was quite funny and from then on I really wanted to continue reading and see how Mills was going to pair everyone up. There are a few misunderstandings, the funny kind not the annoying kind, before everyone finds their match but I thought this was a really nice story. I kept hoping she would actually write something for Bertie too but I guess he was really not in the petticoat line!Grade: 4/5
I've given this a C+ for narration and C for content at AudioGals, so I'm leaving it at 3 stars.In Devil’s Match, Patrick Danvers, newly-minted Viscount Westover, is in a bit of a bind. The black sheep of the family, his exploits on the duelling field have earned him the nickname ‘Devil’ Danvers, and his reputation is so black as to send any right-minded, gently-bred female running in the opposite direction lest being seen in his company irrevocably ruins her reputation. But under the terms of his late uncle’s will, he must marry a respectable woman and produce an heir within a twelvemonth if he is to inherit the bulk of the lands and fortune that accompany his title.Patrick’s cousin Judith is the one family member who does not shun him, and it’s she who comes up with (she thinks) the perfect solution to his problem. Her companion, Caroline Ashford, will soon be leaving and because Judith’s mother dislikes her, she will have no recommendation, no prospects and nowhere to go. Caroline is attractive, intelligent and well-bred, so why doesn’t Patrick marry her and kill two birds with one stone, so to speak?You can read the rest of this review at AudioGals.
Sigh, the problem with most books titled "devil's whatever" is that the supposed devil, never is one, but the book states repeatedly "he's a devil" in the hopes the reader will feel the book matches the title. Patrick Danvers, the supposed devil, is a gentleman, a bit misunderstood, but infinitely patient, kind and level-headed. On the other hand Caroline Ashley, the supposed level-headed companion, makes bad decisions, keeps running away, incompetently, is unreasonable. Mr. Bascome is bumbling and annoying instead of providing comedic relief. The only redeeming character is Rotherfield, loved all his scenes. I really wish Rotherfield had his own book. For example, Rotherfield knows Caroline, his newly betrothed, just had a disastrous encounter with Patrick, Rotherfield himself just had a bad encounter with Judith, but trying make the best of the situation, as a gentleman, he doesn't comment on Caroline's emotions and calmly hands her her syllabub. The tension in that little scene was worth the rest of the bland contrived book. Overall the plot seems drawn out for no reason, characters do stupid unexplainable actions, doesn't add to the plot only annoyance factor.
Patrick has a devilish reputation, but I find it hard to believe that he's really that respectable when his reputation is so tattered. And Caroline's situation is just absurd. She's just so stupid sometimes - like running off in some random coach, then running off with some random man on a boat just to escape Patrick.
This is one if my favorite authors but I didn't even finish.... I didn't care for the main characters and I didn't care to read the end...
Sigh…This book is completely driven by over blown misunderstandings and all I wanted to do was scream, “EVERYBODY, SHUT THE F**K UP!!! Listen to everything before you jump to conclusions.” But alas, yelling at a book is useless. DNF @ 60%
Not worth the time I have read other books by this author and they are entertaining and easy reads. However this book was very silly and guess what not one sex scene .
Intriguing! Two mismatched couples and another gentleman eventually find their true lives.