(The Devil DeVere #1)
by Victoria Vane
Kindle Edition, 140 pages
Published April 27th 2012 by Breathless press
Courtesy of Author
WITH THE DEVIL IN CHARGE...THERE WILL BE HELL TO PAY... What happens when a struggling actress and a grieving widower come together in a night of unbridled debauchery orchestrated by a bored and machinating rake?Goodreads
She’s a lonely lady down on her luck... Phoebe Scott, alias Kitty Willis, is a struggling Covent Garden actress with a bruised heart and a closely guarded secret.
He’s steadfast and eminently respectable Sir Edward Chambers, Ned to his intimates, is guilt-ridden over his beloved wife’s death and avowed to live out a rustic and mundane life … of celibacy.
With the devil in charge — there will surely be hell to pay.Devil in disguise, Viscount Ludovic DeVere, is determined to return his best friend, Ned, to the land of the living. His meddling machinations result in a night of mind blowing passion after which “dull dog Ned” awakes to find himself in the King of England’s bed!
Phoebe Scott, alias Kitty Willis, is a struggling actress and she is in need of a protector. She has many gifts from men that would want to help her but only one that she wants. People call Viscount Ludovic DeVere the devil. She goes to a brothel to find her protector; she meets Sir Edward Chambers, Ned to his friends. When she tells him that she is looking for someone to protect her, he tells her that he isn't what she is looking for. He lost his wife three years ago and hasn't been intimates with anyone since. She tells him to take her to De Vere that she will have him as her protector. Ned doesn't like the ideal of his friend with Kitty. When she meets De Vere he tell her to come and sit on his lap and when she does Ned leave. Passes out in the gutter and the princes men find him. De Vere bets that he can take Kitty in the king’s bed and will bring proof.
I love this story, I wish it was longer! It is a great romance historical. The relationship between Phonebe and Ned is instead. Almost love at first sight.
Rating: 4 Wine Glasses