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Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer

Devil's Cub (1932)

by Georgette Heyer

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Series: Alastair-Audley (Book 2)

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    These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer (arctangent)
    arctangent: The first book of the trilogy involving the Alastair family
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    An Infamous Army by Georgette Heyer (arctangent)
    arctangent: The third book in the Alastair trilogy, and one of Heyer's very best works. It is set in 1815, around the Battle of Waterloo.

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Duke of Avon's son, Vidal [Alastair], is an arrogant cynic. I didn't care much for him but he was an excellent villain. His eventual love interest was somewhat contrived but also an interesting characterization. The Duke was very amusing as an omniscient parent. I enjoyed reading more of Léonie. Despite the implausible kidnapping plot, the story was enjoyable. ( )
  SandyAMcPherson | Jul 1, 2017 |
delightful. ( )
  sophie.anna | May 3, 2017 |
A menacing Duke kidnaps the wrong sister and meets his match in a strong and resourceful heroine. There is plenty of sizzling chemistry and verbal sparring for any romance lit lover!
  mcmlsbookbutler | Nov 7, 2016 |
This story is as frothy, rambunctious and classist as the rest of Heyer, but more enjoyable than some. The child of the couple in [b:These Old Shades|311182|These Old Shades (Alistair, #1)|Georgette Heyer|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1173644611s/311182.jpg|2682162] is the "hero" in this one. He plans to take a flirtatious girl to Paris as his mistress, but to his astonishment the girl's sister (the sensible and stubborn Mary) fools him into taking her place. Mary is a wonderful heroine--she full on shoots the hero at one point--and her affection for him even made me like Vidal. And it must be admitted that Vidal is far, far warmer and less creepy than his elegant father Avon. I enjoyed this book rather more than These Old Shades, despite the lack of cross-dressing, because I found the characters and their relationship to each other so much less icky. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
'Devil's Cub' is one of Georgette Heyer's earlier novels, set in the early 19th century. The hero of the book is the violent, cold-hearted and promiscuous Lord Vidal. He falls for the innocent (but rather grasping) Sophia, and plans to carry her off to be his mistress, only to have his scheme foiled by her straight-laced elder sister Mary. The bulk of the story follows Vidal and Mary - two highly unlikely chacaracters for hero and heroine - as they get to know each other.

With this author the characterisations are what matter. She was so clever at creating people who seem to jump out of the pages - and showing that even the worst of people can have a pleasant side buried beneath the veneer.

Very enjoyable and difficult to put down, once started. Admittedly the cast-list was a bit over-big and I got slightly muddled earlier in the book; it might have helped if I had previously read 'These Old Shades' since 'Devil's Cub' is a sort of sequel - albeit occurring over twenty years later. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
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Follow a dashing and wild young nobleman and the gently bred young lady in whom he finally meets his match. As the two become entangled, Mary's reputation and future lie in the hands of Dominic, a devilish rake, who finds her more fascinating every day...… (more)

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