The Devil You Know
From New York Times bestselling author Liz Carlyle comes a spellbinding new novel in which the ton’s most charming ne’er-do-well meets his match in a most unexpected fashion and discovers the true meaning of desire.... Frederica d’Avillez is sure she will never marry. She’s had a disastrous... show more
From New York Times bestselling author Liz Carlyle comes a spellbinding new novel in which the ton’s most charming ne’er-do-well meets his match in a most unexpected fashion and discovers the true meaning of desire.... Frederica d’Avillez is sure she will never marry. She’s had a disastrous London season, and now her longtime beau has thrown her over for a more eligible miss. But if Freddie can’t have a husband, she’s hell-bent on experiencing at least one night of unforgettable passion. Where better than in the arms of the dashing rogue Bentley “Hell-Bent” Rutledge? So what if he’s a rake, scoundrel, and all-round devil? Scandal trails in Bentley’s wake and fair maidens usually steer well clear of him—and vice versa. But when the opportunity presents itself, Bentley can’t resist Freddie’s exotic beauty. When their wild, reckless passion has dire consequences, Bentley is forced to choose between honor and freedom. And Freddie soon realizes that Bentley’s devil-may-care faÇade is just that—for she has unwittingly unleashed his dark secrets...and secret desires.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: April 1st 2003
Publisher: Pocket Star
Pages no: 407
Edition language: English
Even though I enjoyed the first part of the book, I ended up not finishing it when it became bogged down in Bentley being a navel-gazing jerk in the second half. When the tarot-reading grandmother from hell (one of the secondary characters in No True Gentleman, but really out of place in this story)...
This is Freddie and Bentley's story, and wow!! A lot of surprise twists in Bentley's history! Did not see that coming at all. Liz Carlyle has once again amazed and awed me with another great story. It was also great to see some of my favorite characters again in the Rutledge family.
My hopes for The Devil You Know were set too high because of the great reviews I had read here and in Amazon. However, I had only read one book by Carlyle so far, My False Heart, and I wasn't impressed with her style. It turns out I was right to be wary after all; the book had so much potential but ...
I didn't like Freddie much, but i did like Bentley. :)