Friday, June 29, 2012

Unwrapping: Review of THE VIRGIN HUNTRESS, a Devil DeVere novella by Victoria Vane

I am already so in love with The Devil DeVere Series by Victoria Vane and today, the second in the series - THE VIRGIN HUNTRESS, releases!! Congratulations Victoria!

I was so delighted when Victoria allowed me to read an eARC of this novella for I've been chomping at the bit ever since reading A WILD NIGHT'S BRIDE - which by the way, if you go to her website (click here to do that but do come back) I believe you can still get a copy of that bawdy Georgian Romance novella for only 99 cents. If you haven't read  it - DO - then get your hands on THE VIRGIN HUNTRESS by Victoria Vane - you won't be disappointed.

Blurb for THE VIRGIN HUNTRESS:

Desperate times call for devilish measures…
when the object of one’s passion has eyes for another…
it’s time to take matters in hand!

Lady Vesta Chambers is accustomed to getting what she wants…
Coddled and pampered, since her mother’s death, Lady Vesta Chambers is beside herself when her father goes to London to prepare for her come-out and returns with a young bride of his own. With her world turned upside down, Vesta accompanies her godmother, Diana, to town, where she is smitten the moment she lays eyes on a certain captain of the Seventeenth Light Dragoons.

But when the object of her passion has eyes for another…
Captain Hewett DeVere, younger brother and heir to Viscount Ludovic ”The Devil” DeVere, has returned from the American war scarred, disillusioned, and looking forward to settling down to a quiet and respectable life. But when the handsome and straight-laced captain turns his eyes toward the widowed Diana, Vesta is prepared to take devilish measures to prove she is no longer a little girl, but a woman with the passion of …a huntress.

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The year is 1783 and Lady Vesta Chambers is the most incorrigible young woman of eighteen ever to come to London for her coming out. Everyone from her guardian, Diana to The Devil himself, Viscount DeVere is at wits end as to what to do with her.  When Vesta sets her desires on having DeVere's younger brother, Captain Hew DeVere for her own, she will stop at nothing to make him notice her not as a little girl but as a grown up woman. She will stop at nothing including kidnapping.

Captain Hew DeVere has a great desire to take a wife but worries that no desirable woman will have him as he is scarred and wounded from his service in the American war. When he meets the lovely widow, Diana, he is tempted to woo her but she quickly rebuffs his attentions while both are unaware that Vesta has been scheming to separate the two and gain his attentions solely for herself.

THE VIRGIN HUNTRESS by Victoria Vane is surprisingly sweet while extraordinarily naughty. Vesta is a rambunctious, brave, and incorrigible girl far beyond anyone's expectations except perhaps those of her godfather, Viscount Ludovic DeVere. Determined and resolute to gain the attentions of Hew, Vesta takes her schemes further than anyone expects especially Hew. Inevitably, Hew is unable to resist the persistence of such a young virgin and the result is pure magic.

Victoria Vane has certainly become one of my favorite authors. Her research and attention to detail and language is exquisite. Her characters are full of depth and mischief and she excellently pulls the reader from one wonderful novella to the other but leaves each to stand on its own easily.  THE VIRGIN HUNTRESS by Victoria Vane is a wonderful Georgian Romance that will have you grinning one moment and gasping the next at Vesta's naughtiness.

An excellent story with excellent characters, I highly recommend THE VIRGIN HUNTRESS, a  Devil DeVere Series novella by Victoria Vane. This is a series that cannot be ignored and should certainly not be missed.

Happy Reading Everyone!

Don't forget, you still have time (giveaway ends tonight) to enter for a chance to win an ecopy of Anna Randol's regency novella, A MOST NAKED SOLUTION - click here to go to that post. Enjoy!

THE VIRGIN HUNTRESS, a Devil DeVere Series novella by Victoria Vane, Breathless Press, available NOW in ebook format.

To purchase now, please visit http://www.breathlesspress.com/virgin-huntress .

Don't forget that A WILD NIGHT'S BRIDE, the first in the Devil DeVere series is on sale for 99 cents but today's the last day.  Hopefully, Amazon will have THE VIRGIN HUNTRESS available soon. 

                                                                

3 comments:

Beebs said...

I enjoyed this one too. I would have liked to see Vesta grow up a little as I found her a bit too immature. But given the novella length, it probably wasn't possible. Love Victoria's writing, love the series and can't wait for the next two books. :)

Amy Valentini said...

That's true about Vesta being a bit too immature but I think that's what lent to her incorrigibility and endeared her to me. Had she been more mature and worldly wise, I think Hew might not have succumbed so easily to her charms. I'm with you - can't wait to see where the series goes next. Victoria is awesome. Glad you enjoyed TVH!
Hope it's cool there in the Emerald Isle 'cuz were melting here. Have a great weekend. xoxo

Beebs said...

The emerald isle is experiencing severe flooding with intermittent days of scorching heat. It's crazy really. :) :)

Hope you have a great weekend too. x

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