Title: The Devil You Know by Victoria Vane
The Devil DeVere Series Book Three
Publisher: Breathless Press
Genre: Historical, Erotic, Romance
Word Count: 42,014
Book Rating: B
Review Copy Obtained from Author
When dealing with the devil, it’s easy to be burned…especially when passion ignites the flames.
Who can find a virtuous woman… Beautiful, respectable, and dutiful, Lady Diana Palmerston-Wriothesley, has long resigned herself to her twelve—year loveless and childless marriage to a feckless husband…until his gambling pushes them to the brink of financial ruin.
Sometimes the devil is in disguise…as a gentleman… Viscount Ludovic, “The Devil DeVere,” is a man accustomed to taking what he wants, according to his whim and heedless of the cost…until he encounters a woman who won’t be had at any price.
When dealing with the devil, it’s easy to be burned… When Diana discovers a secret that shatters the carefully built facade concealing her private pain, she seeks aid and comfort from the most unlikely place…the devil’s arms. But will a single night of heavenly passion damn them
In the two previous installments of the The Devil DeVere series Victoria Vane tantalizes her readers with intriguing tidbits of the debauched yet very sexy Viscount Ludovic. In The Devil You Know, she exposes the softer and caring side of this unlikely matchmaker and provides a lot of insight into what makes the Viscount tick. Also revealed is the much hinted about relationship between Lady Diana and DeVere.
Ludovic DeVere is a charming and passionate lover. He is also a loyal and caring friend and brother. He can have any woman he wants, and his sights are now set on the lovely, but married Lady Diana. But Lady Diana stubbornly resists his advances and his attempts to tempt her into his bed.
Lady Diana’s marriage may not be a love match, but she is a faithful wife who has no intentions of breaking her wedding vows. Until she learns a horrible truth about her husband. Then she makes a deal with the Devil to secure her future.
But as we all know, there is no happy ending for this erstwhile couple. Murder, deceit and blackmail effectively end their relationship before it has really begun. However, their paths continue to cross and underneath the tension between them is a sizzling passion that continues to burn.
How will their seemingly ill-fated story end? The answer to that question will be answered in The Devil’s Match, Victoria Vane’s next installment in her wildly exciting Devil DeVere series.
Read my reviews of the other books in The Devil DeVere series HERE.