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Devil's Embrace

Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
Series: Devil's Duology, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 56 mins
4 out of 5 stars (105 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The #1 New York Times bestselling author's first historical romance.

Kidnapped and taken to the beautiful city of Genoa, Cassie Brougham finds love in the arms of her captor, while she is betrothed to another man.

©1982, 2000 Catherine Coulter (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with NAL Signet, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.

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Most disturbing romance I've ever read

Couldn't finish this really screwed up "romance." Usually I like the plot line of resistance and then resignation and then love, with some serious physical chemistry along the way, but this story too easily glossed over rape, near-pedophilia, and physical abuse. I couldn't, in good conscience, finish it. The protagonist is a victim with Stockholm Syndrome; she resists the love interest for approximately a chapter before being reminded he was nice to her once a year ago, and he'd already ruined her eighteenth-century virtue, so it was fine to stop resisting and start the long, tedious, fall into weird love with a guy who professed to have developed interest in her because she looked like her mother who he had been in love with before her death. Not to mention, the love scenes aren't even that good!!!

Forgot to mention that the reader sounds like she's about 60. Her performance is fine, from a technical perspective, but I really struggled to believe it.

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good

I loved the whole story. However, I find the speakers rendition of the women's voices to be very whiny and snotty sounding, which takes quite a bit out of my enthusiasm for listening.

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Stockholm syndrome

Beware. This book has several very descriptive rape scenes and is not a romantic story.

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Not for everyone but I liked it

This book has such polarising reviews that I didn’t quite know what to expect, as with Cathrine Coulter you literally don’t know if you can pass the revulsion factor or not. In this case, I liked the story so much I finished it in one day, just couldn’t stop listening.
I didn’t much mind kidnapping and what follows after as it’s a part of the storyline for most of the bodice rippers (dashing Alfa hero is besotted with beautiful heroine, kidnaps her, forces her to submit though his skilful lovemaking and eventually wins her love) but the gang rape scene was totally repulsive and unnecessary, I just don’t understand why CC done it in such a brutal manner??
Apart from that, I really enjoyed the story, plot might not work for everyone as romance essentially is a fantasy world and as the famous proverb succinctly puts it “different strokes for different folks” .....

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Sounds like Mary Poppins Reading Erotica

Sounds like Mary Poppins reading erotica. *face palm*

I love Catherine but can't enjoy the story due to the narrator sucking all sexy out of the characters.

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Disappointing

I am a big fan of Ms Coulters historical romances. The Devil's Embrace was a disappointing story for me. I do not like "bad guy wins" novels of any kind. Sorry, Catherine.

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Horrible rape story.

This book should be removed from selection. There is nothing romantic about a woman being abducted and raped two days before her wedding to a man she has long loved. It is disgusting that the heroine ends up with the rapist. The only explanation is she suffers from Stockholm syndrome. If the rapist really loved the heroine he would’ve let her marry the man she loved. Then this poor woman is gang raped —enough is enough.

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Love the story HATE the Narrator

I read this book many years ago and was very happy to see it on Audible so I could listen while knitting. The story is still what I remember, but the narrator is now on my "Skip it! if read by any of these Narrators List".

She speaks in high pitch whinny voice for all the characters but in LOW tone such that you need to substantially turn up the volume to hear the story.