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Publisher's Summary

Ophelia Reid is an incomparable beauty with a reputation for starting rumors and spreading them. Having purposely wrecked her engagement to Duncan MacTavish, a future marquis, which her social-climbing father arranged, Ophelia wants to return to London's marriage mart and make her own choice of a wealthy husband.

But on her journey home, something unexpected happens. The heir to a dukedom, Raphael Locke, Viscount Lynnfield is - in spite of his disinterest in marriage - the most sought-after young lord in England. He instantly disliked Ophelia when she caused a scandal to avoid marriage to his friend MacTavish, but having comforted her in a tearful moment, he begins to wonder if she's not all bad. So when MacTavish claims that Ophelia will never be anything but a spiteful beauty, Rafe bets his best friend that he can turn her into a kind-hearted lady who will one day make a good match, just not with him.

With her parents' blessing, Rafe commandeers Ophelia's coach and whisks her - chaperoned, of course - to his remote estate in the countryside. There, as he tries to show his furious, sharp-tongued "guest" the error of her ways, he discovers the surprising reasons for her bad behavior.

Soon his daily lessons with Ophelia take effect and he finds himself irresistibly attracted to her. When Rafe champions the new and improved Ophelia's re-entry to London society, marriage proposals pour in. Only then does Rafe start to wonder whether he hasn't gone and fallen in love with Ophelia himself.

©2007 Johanna Lindsey; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"In her latest elegantly sensual Regency historical, Lindsey deftly brews up a particularly potent blend of sexy chemistry between her expertly matched hero and heroine while skillfully constructing a neat and witty plot." (Booklist)

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  • Celia
  • Moreno Valley, CA United States
  • 08-10-08

The Devil Who Tamed Her

I have over 300 audio books from Audible, and this is the 1st time I've written a Review. However, I enjoyed this book so immensely that I feel compelled to write this review so that others can also experience that enjoyment. I'm a Johanna Lindsey fan; others who also appreciate her books will find this a treasure! I only wish it had been longer; the overall situation was unique, characters are well developed and makes one want to know more about them (Rafe's family particularly). Ophelia and Rafe, whose intricately woven personalities draw one into the story, are ..... well, I don't want to tell too much! Discovering who they are and how they interact gives this book much of it's charm! I hope Audible will be able to make available more of J.L.'s titles.

14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Donna
  • Quairading, WA, Australia
  • 09-27-09

She's Back

Wonderful book, very witty, great narration,Johanna Lindsey back to her best, would love to see more regency romances on audible.com
Julia Quinn, Stephanie Laurens Kathleen E Woodiwiss, Mary Balogh, Cathy Maxwell all brilliant !!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • June
  • Valley Springs, CA, USA
  • 09-12-09

Good Reading

I enjoyed this book, I listened to it on my way to work each day. It had a good plot and was easy to listen to.

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Entertaining enough

I listen to the whole book in two days. The story was engaging. The narrator could do a better job but overall it was good.

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Very enjoyable...

The Heir is the first book in this series , don't miss it! 😀😇 narration holds your interest throughout.

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fast narrator

I loved THE HEIR so of course got the next chapter. I figured with the same narrator I couldn't go wrong. wow, was I mistaken. the reading was rather fast and the voices were not close to the same.
still a good story however.

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Could not finish the book

What a snoozer! The heroine was irritating and the hero was so smug. I skipped to the end.

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Oh what a tangled web we weave...

Do you remember that saying from childhood? Oh what a tangled web we weave, if at first we try to deceive....Ophelia Reed was never taught not to lie as a child but will she learn that lesson as an adult?
Beauty can take you only so far in life, you also need compassion, understanding and love to take you the remainder of the way.
If you want to know if Ophelia's evil ways and incomparable beauty prevented her from achieving her dreams, then I recommend you downloading The Devil Who Tamed Me...

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Classic Taming of the Shrew story with a surprise

This story begins a second line in a trilogy so it continues a really good tale of the THE HEIR. It was a lot more engrossing then I anticipated. I really did not see the surprise ending coming and enjoyed the twist to the classic story. I will definitely be moving on the the third book.

Raif seemed more than just a do-gooder on a power-trip. It seems from the beginning that he really does care about her as a person before he fails for her person.

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  • Jo
  • nashville, TN, USA
  • 08-06-09

glad it was on the sale table

I used to enjoy this author so perhaps my taste has changed over the years. The reader made the mediocre story even worse by growling the male characters.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful