Back of the book:
After seven years in hellish captivity, Reynaud St. Aubyn busts into his ancestral home half mad with fever, demanding his due. Can this wild man truly be the last earl’s son, thought murdered by Indians?
Beatrice Corning is the niece of the present earl and a proper English miss. Yet she has a secret: No real man has ever excited her more than the handsome youth in a certain portrait. Now, suddenly, he’s here, in the flesh – and luring her into his bed.
Only Beatrice can see past Reynaud’s savage ways to the noble man inside. And Reynaud is drawn to this lovely lady, even as her loyalty to her uncle raises his suspicions. But can she tame a man who will stop at nothing to regain his title – even if it means sacrificing her innocence?
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Since the first book in The Legend of the Four Soldiers we’ve read about Reynaud St. Aubyn. When the four soldiers were fighting in the Colonies their unit was overtaken by a group of Indians. Most of the unit died but the four soldiers were captured and tortured. Three of them (the main characters of the previous three books) thought they witnessed the death of St. Aubyn. Throughout the series they’ve been searching for the traitor who tipped off the attackers where the soldiers would be on the fateful day. With the reappearance of St. Aubyn the four men resolve to find the traitor once and for all.
Another aspect of the novel is that Reynaud wants to reclaim his title which is now held by Beatrice’s uncle. She’s torn between her loyalty to the man who has raised her and her new love who she knows deserves his title. There’s political intrigue woven throughout the story, as well.
Elizabeth Hoyt wrote another exciting novel. I love her subtle and detailed character and setting descriptions. When I read her books I feel totally immersed in the story. To Desire a Devil was no exception. The romance between Reynaud and Beatrice was intense and sometimes startling. Hoyt is known for her wicked hot romantic scenes and it holds true in this book. There’s also an exciting dramatic sequence that made me wonder how the book would conclude. I’m sorry to see the series end. I recommend this book (and the rest of the series) to fans of Historical Romance.
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Review copy provided by Hachette Book Group
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