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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Devil's Desire by Laurie McBain

Title: Devil’s Desire
Author: Laurie McBain
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN: 978-1-4022-4241-0
Format: Mass Market Paperback
How I read it: Mass Market ARC
Rating: 4 Crowns

With his seductive golden eyes and his sin-black hair, it’s no wonder Lord Alex Trevegne has earned himself the sinister title- not to mention his reputation as one of the most notorious rakes in England.


When fate throws Alex and Elysia into a scandalous situation, Alex suddenly finds it surprisingly difficult to tear himself away from her.

As an unexpected passion blossoms between them, Elysia begins to wonder if after a lifetime of heartache she’s finally found haven in the arms of the devil.
(from the publisher)

My Thoughts:

First things first. I was so excited to be able to review this book. I have heard so many great things about this author and this book in particular, and I have to say that I was not disappointed. Devil’s Desire is very well crafted. I felt that the author included a great deal of detail, which enhanced the quality of the book. Oh, and I cannot leave out the characters, while I have heard that many have found Alex to be unlikable and hard to read, I found that in his own right he was highly interesting and highly entertaining to read. Whereas most of the other romantic hero’s have are charmingly irresistible from the start, Alex takes a bit of warming up too, if one truly can. For me while read Alex, my mind kept wondering to Timothy Dalton’s portrayal of Edward Rochester (Jane Eyre, BBC 1983). I also enjoyed Elysia, she was strong willed and ready to face anything or anyone life threw at her. She was the embodiment of a romantic heroine. I just wished that this book would have been a bit longer.

Devil’s Desire was originally published in 1975, yet the writing has a fresh feel to it that engrosses the reader.

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