“Kidnapping, steamy romance, an heiress who wants true freedom, The Devil and the Heiress is the second novel in a deliciously crafted historical romance series.”Cecelia Beckman, Sheaf & Ink
From the Publisher:
No one would guess that beneath Violet Crenshaw’s ladylike demeanor lies the heart of a rebel. American heiresses looking to secure English lords must be on their best behavior, but Violet has other plans. She intends to flee London and the marriage her parents have arranged to become a published author. If only the wickedly handsome earl who inspired her most outrageously sinful character didn’t insist on coming with her.
Christian Halston, Earl of Leigh, has a scheme of his own: escort the surprisingly spirited dollar princess north and use every delicious moment in close quarters to convince Violet to marry him. Christian needs an heiress to rebuild his Scottish estate but the more time he spends with Violet, the more he realizes what he really needs is her–by his side, near his heart, in his bed.
Though Christian’s burning glances offer unholy temptation, Violet has no intention of surrendering herself or her newfound freedom in a permanent deal with the devil. It’s going to take more than pretty words to prove this fortune hunter’s love is true….
My Review: The Devil and the Heiress
We’re back in Harper St. George’s lush Gilded Age series, focusing now on the youngest of the Crenshaw siblings.
Originally portrayed as a typical well-bred, well-mannered, poised, and refined debutant, in The Devil and the Heiress, Violet comes into her own. Where we see her rebelling against her parents choices in who she should marry. Having similar qualities to her older sister in her views on women’s rights, she’s not as openly vocal as August. Though, she is defiant in knowing what she wants with her life, money, and body.
It’s not until Violet takes maters into her own hands a reclus decision to make her own path, refusing to be pawn in her father’s scheming for further profits in his growing business. This is really when the story takes off.
I was more intrigues by Christian Halston, Violets love interest more than the heiress. He has so many interesting qualities and layers as a character that I would have loved more pages dedicated to. Unfolding his story piece by jagged piece.
A Few Last Thoughts
And friends there’s one more sibling in this story we can look forward to enjoying. It should be entertaining to see how Max can outwit his conniving parents (more specifically his father) matchmaking, but devour the steamy encounters to be had with a certain Lady.
We shall see.
Happy Reading ̴ Cece
RATING: – Satisfyingly Inked
- Publication day: June, 2021
- Publisher: Berkley
- ISBN: 978-0593197226
- Pages: 304
- Age Group: Adult
- Hardcopy: $7.99
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