Friday, December 17, 2010

Devil's Desire by Laura McBain

One of Sourcebook's fun historical romances that came out in November -

Devil's Desire
Devil's Desire by Laurie McBain

Here's the blurb:

They called him the devil...with his seductive golden eyes and sin-black hair, it's no wonder Lord Alex Trevegne has earned himself the sinister title -- not to mention his reputation of one of the most notorious rakes in England.

And she's the only one who can conquer him.... When fate throws Alex and Elysia into a scandalous situation, Alex suddenly finds it surprisingly difficult to tear himself away from her.

As an unexpected passion blossoms between them, Elysia begins to wonder if after a lifetime of heartache she's finally found heaven in the arms of the devil.

In Devil's Desire Laurie McBain is not afraid to have her romantic lead go through a tortuous path of trials and tribulations.

It opens with Elysia after she'd been orphaned and been taken advantage of by an aunt that she'd had no previous contact with.  As the nonstop abuse is destroying her spirit, Elysia takes matters into her own hands and runs away.  Her first attempt at freedom shows how unprepared she is for the world.  But she's smart, beautiful and in the right place at the right time - and we all know how that last one is key.  Alex, the man she meets during her first adventure has the worst reputation but he takes her under his wing, offers her protection.

They're both surprised at how quickly they bond.  Although there are obstacles to their happy ever after, such as jealous former mistresses, the usual hurt feelings and misunderstandings,  Devil's Desire is a fun romantic escape with its likable characters, plot twists and satisfying ending.  I think it's a keeper.

ISBN-10: 1402242417 - Paperback $7.99
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Reprint edition (November 1, 2010), 312 pages.
Review copy provided by the publisher.

About the Author:
Winner of the Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Historical Romance, author Laurie McBain became a publishing phenomenon at age 26 with her first historical romance. She wrote 7 romance novels with her father during the 1970s and 1980s -- all of which were bestsellers and sold over 11 million copies.  She now resides in Piedmont, California.

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