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To Desire a Devil by Elizabeth Hoyt

NOTHING IS MORE INTOXICATING.
Reynaud St. Aubyn has spent the last seven years in hellish captivity. Now half mad with fever he bursts into his ancestral home and demands his due. Can this wild-looking man truly be the last earl's heir, thought murdered by Indians years ago?

OR DANGEROUS
Beatrice Corning, the niece of the present earl, is a proper English miss. But she has a secret: No real man has ever excited her more than the handsome youth in the portrait in her uncle's home. Suddenly, that very man is here, in the flesh-and luring her into his bed.

THAN SURRENDERING TO A DEVIL.
Only Beatrice can see past Reynaud's savagery to the noble man inside. For his part, Reynaud is drawn to this lovely lady, even as he is suspicious of her loyalty to her uncle. But can Beatrice's love tame a man who will stop at nothing to regain his title-even if it means sacrificing her innocence? [borrowed from GoodReads]

To Desire a Devil is the final book in Elizabeth Hoyt’s Legend of the Four Soldiers Series and, although I have not had the opportunity of reading any of the earlier three novels in the series, this was a great stand-alone novel. Yes, I was speculating on who the other three couples were and after reading this one, I now feel the urge to also read the others. I know it's like watching a movie after you know the ending, but who cares... I still want to know what happened before everyone was living their happily ever after.

This novel has everything I look for in a historical romance - the tortured hero; the witty heroine who can only help said hero be a better man; the spicy love scenes. Ms. Hoyt's writing is fantastic. As for her characters, I had a love/hate relationship with Renaud. He was a bit too volatile and had moments of jealousy that were not very endearing, not to mention he was blindly consumed with his mission to regain his title. But at the same time, he had a soft spot for Beatrice and, in the end, that was what won me over. I loved that Beatrice was just wanting him the whole time. Most heroines put up a fight, but Beatrice was a woman who knew what she wanted.

As a side note, it had a lot more sensual scenes then your average historical romance (warning or enticement?). All in all, this was a very enjoyable romance - for lovers of the genre or fans of the series, you will not be disappointed with this one.

This book was provided for review by Hachette Book Group.

GIVEAWAY: I have 5 copies of each up for grabs - thanks to the lovely Anna at HBG.

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Rules: This contest is open to U.S. & Canada residents only. No P.O. Boxes. Winners will be drawn Friday, November 27.

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