Celebrated storyteller Gaelen Foley brings her craft to new heights with Devil Takes a Bride, the seductive tale of a man bent on revenge and the beauty who teaches him to love again. . . .
In the quiet English countryside, far from the intrigues of London, Lizzie Carlisle slowly mends her broken heart, devoting herself to her new position as lady’s companion to the Dowager Viscountess Strathmore— until her peaceful life is turned upside down by a visit from “Devil” Strathmore, the old woman’s untamed nephew—a dangerously handsome man whose wicked reputation hides a tortured soul.
Devlin Kimball, Lord Strathmore, has spent years adventuring on the high seas, struggling to make his peace with the tragedy that claimed the lives of his family. But now he has uncovered the dark truth behind the so-called accident and swears retribution. He has no intention of taking a bride—until his eccentric aunt’s will forces he and Lizzie together, and Devlin finds his path to vengeance blocked by the stubborn but oh-so-tempting Miss Carlisle. Her passionate nature rivals his own. But disillusioned once by love, Lizzie will accept nothing less than his true devotion. . . .
Lizzie Carlisle, the heroine of Foley's fifth Knight family Regency (after Lady of Desire), possesses a sly, stubborn streak that quickly endears her to the reader, as well as to Devlin "Devil" Strathmore. As a companion to elderly Lady Augusta Strathmore, Lizzie pens a note to Devil implying that his lonely aunt is near death in order to get the notorious rake to visit. Angry at the deception but intrigued by Lizzie's wit and candor, Devil tries to seduce the bluestocking, but he forces himself to leave when he realizes that he could fall in love with her. Love would complicate Devil's plan to seek revenge against the aristocratic rogues who murdered his family 12 years earlier. The rogues, all members of the infamous Horse and Chariot Club, have almost accepted Devlin into their group, but when his aunt dies, he finds himself in a curious position: he must marry Lizzie to inherit his aunt's vast fortune. The gentle sparring that ensues between the two is amusing, and their tantalizingly brief sexual interludes will stoke readers' hunger for more. In this entertaining, if somewhat melodramatic, tale, Foley manages to do what few authors have write a truly sensual romance, possessing depth of plot and character, that isn't overburdened by sex scenes.
Devil takes a bride
Wow each book in the knight series gets better! Loved this book loved the Aunt, Lizzy and Devlin all of the characters could not put it down this might be my favorite so far, on to the next book
Love this book!!!