Friday, August 24, 2012

Unwrapping: Review of THE DEVIL'S MATCH by Victoria Vane - a Devil DeVere novella

Wow, the Devil DeVere Series by Victoria Vane just keeps getting better and better! THE DEVIL'S MATCH is the story of the Devil himself, Viscount Ludovic DeVere and it's everything wonderful. I hope that you have been following the Devil DeVere Series with me - if not, then please do for you won't be disappointed with this amazing series of Georgian Romance novellas starting with, A WILD NIGHT'S BRIDE, continuing with THE VIRGIN HUNTRESS, then building some backstory with THE DEVIL YOU KNOW and culminating with this installment, THE DEVIL'S MATCH. Release date - TODAY!
Actually, Victoria has informed us that there will be two more novellas added to the series but in this one - the Devil truly does meet his match.


Blurb for THE DEVIL'S MATCH:

Once burned twice shy…
But when old flames come together…
Passion reignites

When burned onceArriving in London as her goddaughter’s chaperone, Baroness Diana Palmerston-Wriothesley wants to avoid her erstwhile lover at all costs. Once nearly consumed by passion, four years has reduced the former inferno to bitterness and ashes.

By an old flame A world-weary master of seduction, Ludovic ”The Devil” DeVere is bored with his chosen life of debauchery. When Diana’s charge disappears, she is forced to seek help from the devil’s lair, and their mutual desire reignites with undeniable ferocity.

Fire is best fought with fireWhile DeVere is hell-bent to have her back in his bed, Diana is equally determined to bring him to his knees…by acquiring some sensual secrets of her own.

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Viscount Ludovic DeVere has been hiding his heart because of his past, his parents, and his lack of faith in his ability to be a good match for anyone. But over the past five years, he's hidden himself even deeper as he tries to forget the one woman who managed to crawl beneath his skin and touch his heart. Living in denial of his desire for Lady Diana, his denial that he is worthy of her love, denial that he can keep living his life wandering from woman to woman all the while still craving the one who he pushed away for the sake of honor.

Baroness Diana Palmerston-Wriothesley has never forgotten or forgiven the one man who brought her body, her spirit and her heart to life then left her with nothing but a memory. Her anger at him and at herself for still desiring him pushes her to deny herself, her needs and her desires until she comes face to face with him when her god-daughter Vesta marrys his brother. Not wishing to give into the pull that still exists between them, she tries her best to resist but when a lost wager puts her in the position of giving into her desires without losing face, she pulls out all the stops.

THE DEVIL'S MATCH by Victoria Vane is the cherry on the top of the best series of Georgian historical romance novellas I've ever read. Pulled together, they form a fabulous story of the men and women who claim the Devil DeVere as part of their lives and family.  THE DEVIL'S MATCH is hot enough to fry your ereader, heat your own wild imagination and leave you as satisfied as the Devil himself and his beautiful match. The epilogue will make you smile as their happily-ever-after culminates in a most spectacular and unexpected ending.

I'm very serious when I tell you that if you haven't yet started to read this series, please do! It is extraordinary writing, research instilled, steamy beyond erotic and the characters are the most endearing, get under your skin, cheer for a group of people you will ever want to know.

Victoria Vane once said she had ventured into this genre as an experiment. She has most definitely found her niche, her power, and her calling. Brava, Victoria. This series and especially this final novella, THE DEVIL'S MATCH, has my blessing of five stars. Thank you for such an extraordinary and wonderful four months of reading.

I highly recommend THE DEVIL'S MATCH by Victoria Vane along with the rest of the series. They are a MUST READ for anyone who loves historically accurate, sexy good times, good humor and romance that will have you swooning all the while wishing you could be whisked away to this amazing and romantic time gone by.

Happy Reading Everyone!

THE DEVIL'S MATCH by Victoria Vane, Breathless Press, available now in ebook format from Breathless Press or Amazon.com (click on cover below)

                                                                 

**This digital ARC was provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unscripted review. Thank you Victoria.

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