Avon Books/Reprint-Sourcebooks Casablanca
Rating: 4 Cups
Lord Alex Trevegne has a reputation as a man who is not only used to getting what he wants, but once he does, it does not take long for him to lose interest. While this should put marriage-minded mamas off, the rake is one of the biggest catches in London.
Elysia Demarice knew nothing but love and kindness throughout her childhood until the untimely death of her mother, father, and brother. Soon after her step-aunt came to claim her and she found her idyllic world turned from a magical time to a nightmare.
On the run from her crazy aunt, Elysia finds herself in a predicament when she is caught in bed with Alex and no memory of how it came to pass. Unwilling to play the games of his arch nemesis, he convinces her to marry him and thwart the other man’s plan. As their hot-blooded tempers collide time and again, Alex and Elysia find themselves passionately embracing their sense of uniqueness and lust for each other. But in a time of turmoil and betrayal, both will have to learn to trust each other or suffer the consequences.
Devil’s Desire is a fantastic, fast-paced tale that leaves your heart racing and your palms sweating as you wait to see what will happen next between these two volatile characters. Laurie McBain gives us a story that allows our minds to go wild with imagination as we are thrust into a time when England was on the brink of war. I had a hard time with how easily Alex and Elysia doubted each other and wished there would have been more trust. Also, I would have loved to see Elysia’s aunt get her comeuppance, but that is just one of my personal wishes. I adore historical romances and this one will definitely be kept on my bookshelves so I can go back and reread this novel purely for the pleasure of it.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More