Author: Victoria Vane
Publisher: Breathless Press
Buy Link: Buy The Devil’s Match Here!
Rating: You Need To/Gotta Read
Reviewed By: Donna
Book 4 in the Devil DeVere Series.
Once burned twice shy… but when old flames come together…passion reignites…
When burned once… Arriving in London as her goddaughter’s chaperone, Baroness Diana Palmerston-Wriothesley wants to avoid her erstwhile lover at all costs.
Once nearly consumed by passion, four years has reduced the former inferno to bitterness and ashes.
By an old flame… A world-weary master of seduction, Ludovic “The Devil” DeVere is bored with his chosen life of debauchery.
When Diana’s charge disappears, she is forced to seek help from the devil’s lair, and their mutual desire reignites with undeniable ferocity.
Fire is best fought with fire… While DeVere is hell-bent to have her back for keeps, Diana is equally determined to bring him to his knees…by acquiring some sensual secrets of her own.
Diana is bitter but much wiser now than she was four years ago. She has had a taste of the forbidden fruit, and she is forever aching with want of another bite. Only the devil DeVere can provide what she wants, but she is wise enough to know that if she ever gives in to temptation again, she will never survive the aftermath of his eventual departure.
Ludovic DeVere doesn’t believe in marriage. He doesn’t believe in love. He does need an heir, and since he has a younger brother, the odious task of begetting children has been dumped in Hew’s lap. But the ache in his chest and the constant attempt to find some form of meaning in life has been troubling DeVere for the past four years. He found a measure of peace and contentment for a measly two days all those years ago, but he has not been able to replicate the feeling with any form of intoxication or entertainment since leaving a certain spitfire of a woman behind.
The Devil’s Match is the culmination of the Devil DeVere series. I feel that these stories are best when read sequentially as if they are only one book with four parts. The setting is beautifully described with tons of details and a conflict that seems insurmountable. The characters are enchanting, from the lords and ladies to the rescued belly dancer down to the head groom, every character plays a wonderful part in the magic of this series. The only reason I am not giving the book 5 full stars is that there were a handful of typos scattered throughout, but it in no way detracted from the seductive quality of the story. Once engrossed, you won’t want to put it down.