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Lee

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  • The Devil You Know: The Devil DeVere, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Victoria Vane
    • Narrated By Eva Hathaway
    Overall
    (15)
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    (15)
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    Sometimes the devil is disguised as a gentleman... In this third installment of the award-winning Devil DeVere series, DeVere is finally center stage when Ned, Annalee, and her cousin, Diana arrive at DeVere’s estate for a weekend of horseracing. From the first meeting, DeVere makes his interest in Diana acutely known. Although she sees no harm in a light flirtation, she doesn’t intend to become another notch on his bedpost. Nevertheless, DeVere fascinates her.

    CAROLYN says: "Well it was short - but boy did it pack a lot in"
    "Passionate, HOT, Short Story"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Devil You Know the most enjoyable?

    I loved hearing the story read with an English accent. That added so much to the story since it takes place in England! I loved that!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Victoria Vane does and outstanding job of bringing characters to life. They are full of passion, life and love. Most love stories end with a happily ever after. The Devil You Know doesn't have an HEA, but then, it can't.


    What does Eva Hathaway bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Eva Hathaway managed to bring the characters to life. Her portrayal of the characters gave it a richness that was very different from reading the book.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was most moved by Ludovic's protection of Diana. She didn't realize he was protecting her, but he was. He gave up the most important thing in the world to him for her. To keep her safe.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall Review of the Story:

    Out of the three Devil Devere books I’ve read this is by FAR my favorite! Victoria Vane managed to weave a fantastic tale of intrigue, romance, passion and deceit! I was hooked from the moment I started reading!

    This book has a definitive darker tone to it from the previous two. The first two were flirtatious and fun. While this one in no way lacks for passion or romance, it is filled with mystery and deceit that will make anyone sit up and take notice. The tone of the story and the writing are darker than the first two but not so dark as to block out the passion. The passion between Diana and Devil burns hot and wild. I found myself hoping for a few more passionate embraces before the end of the book. I guess I’ll have to hope we see more of those in the fourth book!

    Diana has been in a passionless marriage for the last 10 years. Even though her marriage has lacked passion and romance, she is woman of principles and remains faithful to her husband. That all changes in the blink of an eye when Diana discovers the truth about her husband. Diana gives in to the seduction of Devil Devere and has two nights of unbridled passion like she has never known. It all comes crashing down around her because of her husband and Devil’s former mistress, the duchess.

    Devil does the best he can to protect Diana. Diana takes what Devil offers, although it pains her to do so. In the end, neither are happy or satisfied.

    I’m eagerly awaiting the fourth book in this series. I can’t wait to see what happens next to Devil Devere and Diana. I’m also extremely curious to find out who the guilty party is. I have my suspicions but I guess I have to wait until August 24, 2012 when The Devil’s Match will be released! I hope it’s as dark and twisty as this one! I really liked that new element to the Devere series!

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  • McKenna's Honor: The Clan MacDougall, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Suzan K Tisdale
    • Narrated By Brad Wills
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    (17)
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    (17)
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    (17)

    Dark times have fallen upon Scotland.King David II is a prisoner of England. Angus McKenna, revered chief of Clan MacDougall, and his son-in-law Duncan McEwan sit in a dungeon in Edinburgh, accused of crimes against their king and country. Their wives are missing.

    Virginia F. Smith says: "Loved it!"
    "When Family Means Everything"
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    What did you love best about McKenna's Honor?

    McKenna's honor is a story filled with intrigue. It shows us exactly how far some people will go to protect their family.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of McKenna's Honor?

    The most memorable moment of McKenna's Honor was when the women and boys rescued Angus and Duncan. I was giggling the entire time!


    What about Brad Wills’s performance did you like?

    Brad does an amazing job of making each character in the book sound like a unique person. His voices made it easy to imagine the characters and get a feel for the emotion they were going through. He was able to infuse so much emotion into the story. I didn't feel like he was just reading the story. I felt like he was retelling a story he was part of to me.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    When family means everything.


    Any additional comments?

    This is an amazing story. Suzan Tisdale has written a story that shows exactly what it means to be family and how far some people will go to protect the ones they love. Brad Wills did a wonderful job of bringing the story to life.

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  • The Devil's Match: The Devil DeVere

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Victoria Vane
    • Narrated By Eva Hathaway
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (8)
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    In this fourth installment of the award-winning Devil DeVere series, Diana has come to London as her goddaughter's chaperone. Wanting to avoid her erstwhile lover at all costs, she nevertheless has no choice but to appeal to DeVere for help when Vesta mysteriously disappears. Although once nearly consumed by her passion for DeVere, four years has reduced the former inferno to bitterness and ashes. Ludovic's time abroad has only served to deepen his debauchery. He's become jaded, world-weary, and bored. He also recognizes with self-annoyance that the marks of his discontent have only increased upon a certain person's arrival in London. When Diana makes her appearance in his den of iniquity in all of her glorious self-righteous fury, he suddenly feels alive again.

    CAROLYN says: "A GEORGIAN ELEGANT DECADENT & TOUCHING LOVE STORY"
    "The Devil has met his match!"
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    Would you listen to The Devil's Match again? Why?

    Yes. I love this story! I listed to the story as I was working and it was quite pleasant. Easy to listen to and easy to follow!


    What other book might you compare The Devil's Match to and why?

    The Devil You Know. I'm currently listening to The Devil You know. I'm listening to them out of order (unintentionally). The Devil's Match is only the second book I've listended to. This is a new way of "reading" books for me.


    What does Eva Hathaway bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Eva has a pleasant reading voice that I find soothing. Her accent adds a bit to the story as well. I like it!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have listended to it one sitting, however that is quite difficult for me because of real life obligations!


    Any additional comments?

    Here is my review of the story! This is one of my favorite series! I'm so excited that the series is continuing.

    The Devil has met his match!

    The Devil’s Match is the fourth installment of the Devil Devere Series by Victoria Vane. This one had me crying. Devil DeVere and Diana keep ending up at odds with each other and it just made me cry! They need and want each other so much and it just kept falling apart!

    As the series has continued, the heat level has risen, until it’s pretty dang hot! The passion between Devil and Diana has grown until it’s scorching and I felt like I was going to combust just reading about their sexcapades! Of course, Diana can’t just give in to Devil, her honor won’t allow that. So, how does she give in to him while maintaining her honor? Why, a wager of course!

    I thoroughly enjoyed Devil and Diana’s story. It was the most heart-wrenching and passion filled of all the DeVere stories. I came to love Devil for he has honor, but he doesn’t play by the rules set forth by anyone else. He takes care of his own while playing by his own rules. Diana is everything society expects her to be. Devil encourages her to give in to her passion and live her life they way she wants.

    The question now is will Devil give in and follow society’s dictates or will he convince Diana to live the hedonistic lifestyle he embraces?

    Victoria Vane’s characters embody everything that is right and wrong with proper society in the 1780’s. On the one hand we have honor and society’s expectations. On the other, we have the wants and desires of people. The two do not always meet in the middle. Finding a way to meet the needs of society and people is not always easy. It is a struggle and sacrifice to make it happen. Ms. Vane does an outstanding job of bringing the reader into the story and making them feel everything the characters are feeling. She also helps the reader understand restrictions placed on people as they move through society.

    I’m also very pleased to find out the Devil DeVere series will continue for at least 2 more stories! I’m eagerly awaiting the next ones! Write faster Ms. Vane, write faster!

    I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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