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Love's Revenge

by Monica Burns

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All her life, Sophie's tried to earn her father's love to no avail. Even her one chance for happiness was crushed beneath his tyrannical thumb, leaving her firmly on the shelf at forty-one. Sophie accepts her fate until she impulsively uses her father's criminal activities to escape a life of servitude and right a wrong at the same time. She never really expected the Devil of Devlyn to actually accept her rash proposal, and she certainly hadn't planned on falling in love with a younger man.When Quentin Blackwell, Earl of Devlyn, discovered the woman he loved was carrying another man's child, he refused to marry her. In retaliation, her father ruined Devlyn. When Sophie Hamilton, the man's eldest daughter, comes to him with an unexpected offer, Devlyn seizes the chance for vengeance. What he doesn't bargain on is how revenge could cost him the one thing he wants the most. Sophie's love.… (more)
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The story itself is not bad, but the execution is terrible.
The language is often weird (spelling mistakes/bad editing) and historically it is badly written, not that I got much sense of the period in question.
But above all it is full of weird things: e.g. the hero wants the heroine to dry up first before she heads out into the rain again. Huh?
Oh well, it was free. I'm not inclined to try another book by this author though. ( )
  Marcella1717 | Jan 22, 2016 |
Quentin Blackwell, Earl of Devlyn has finally returned to his home. Years ago, Eleanor, his neighbor's youngest daughter had named him as the man who ad dishonored her. She was pregnant and not with his child so Quentin refused to marry her. However, her father believed her. He bribed her older daughter's fiancé to marry Eleanor by tripling her dowry. The her father proceeded to ruin Quentin leaving him very pressed for funds.
Sophie is Eleanor's older half sister. She has felt the brunt of her father's distain due to the fact that her mother had not been faithful o her father and she was actually not his child. He never missed a chance to make her life harder or to inflict physical or mental pain on her.
When Quentin Blackwell returns to his home Sophia sees a way to get away from her father and to enjoy a bit of life that she has been missing while under his thumb. She offers Quentin a way to get revenge on her father and to reinstate his wealth. In turn she wants his name and his bedroom experience.
What a wonderful love story about an older woman with a younger man. The characters are well developed and very likable. The plot is well defined with a few surprises. I enjoyed this and was sorry when it came to an end. ( )
  bettysunflower | Sep 5, 2013 |
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All her life, Sophie's tried to earn her father's love to no avail. Even her one chance for happiness was crushed beneath his tyrannical thumb, leaving her firmly on the shelf at forty-one. Sophie accepts her fate until she impulsively uses her father's criminal activities to escape a life of servitude and right a wrong at the same time. She never really expected the Devil of Devlyn to actually accept her rash proposal, and she certainly hadn't planned on falling in love with a younger man.When Quentin Blackwell, Earl of Devlyn, discovered the woman he loved was carrying another man's child, he refused to marry her. In retaliation, her father ruined Devlyn. When Sophie Hamilton, the man's eldest daughter, comes to him with an unexpected offer, Devlyn seizes the chance for vengeance. What he doesn't bargain on is how revenge could cost him the one thing he wants the most. Sophie's love.

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