Book Reviews of Devil's Embrace (Devil's Duology, Bk 1)

Devil's Embrace (Devil's Duology, Bk 1)
Devil's Embrace - Devil's Duology, Bk 1
Author: Catherine Coulter
ISBN-13: 9780451141989
ISBN-10: 0451141989
Publication Date: 12/3/1985
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 58 ratings
Publisher: Onyx Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
This is definitely not my favorite Coulter book.
She is kidnapped the day before her wedding, raped, and by the second time he forces himself on her she feels uncontrollable passion???? That was too much of a leap and I never got past it.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is first printing with a different cover. Typical swashbuckler. Passion, Sex, Fast read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Be forewarned that it contains graphic violence and rape.
Kidnapped and taken to the beautiful city of Genoa, Cassie Brougham finds love in the arms of her captor, while she is betrothed to another man.
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Coulter's debut historical romance, reissued for the first time since its original publication, has been updated and edited for new readers. The story involves an 18th-century lord who will stop at nothing to win over the heart of a beautiful woman on the eve of her wedding to another man.
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Classic!
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I really enjoy heer Historicals. Her characters are easy to identify with and imagining yourself as the heroine is easy. Coming back to really sucks after reading her books.
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I had read the reviews before I ordered this. In fact, the reviews were why I ordered the book. They said it was so horrible, and I really had to see for myself.
I have to agree with the majority about the rape bit. Not very conducive to a love story in my opinion. And I didn't buy any of it. How she could be so overtaken by her desire for a man who had kidnapped and forced her the first time (or just about every time)was just frankly, unbelievable.
The part where he "beat" her. I'm not sure about that part. Obviously he didn't want to. And obviously he felt horrible about it. It was just odd.
In fact, the whole story is just odd. I'm not even sure I'm going to finish it. I may be about half way through, but I feel I've a good enough taste of it to know that I just don't care for it. If I could rate it "No stars" I would. Sorry Ms. Coulter.
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From Inside Flap:

Dear Reader:

Welcome to my very first historical romance, Devil's Embrace, titled by my husband, and first published in 1982. I've updated it stylistically, edited it, trimmed it up just a bit, and the art department designed a splendid new cover that magically includes some of the original artwork.

Cassie Brougham and Anthony Welles, Earl of Clare, are my favorite characters of all time. Cassie has known the Earl of Clare all her life, but she's in love with a soldier she's been secretly writing to since she was fifteen. Now he's home and they're going to be married. But the day before her wedding, Anthony Welles kidnaps her aboard his yacht and sails away with her to Genoa, Italy; his stated intention to make her his wife.

Cassie is not happy about this.

This is an unusual love story, to say the least, that will make you weep and laugh and root for what you know is best for both of them. There is pain, doubt, captivation, and escape. But regardless of what happens, this is a love that is of the forever sort, something that is true and very real, and will stay close to your heart, I hope, for a very long time.

If you missed Devil's Embrace the first time around, do read it now.

Catherine Coulter
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This is an early Coulter where rape is still an acceptable form of seduction.
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Great book!
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For beautiful Cassie, the seething city of Genoa seems a world away from the great 18th century estate where she was raised. It is here that she meets Lord Anthony Wells, the butally handsome aristocrat who swears that he will win Cassies heart even as he conquers her body. To give you an idea ofhow much Anthony--the devil-- wants cassandra, he kidnaps her on the eve of her wedding to another man and sails away with her.
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Good book, great author
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Very classic - One of Coulter's best.
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About this title: Coulter's debut historical romance, reissued for the first time since its original publication, has been updated and edited for new readers. The story involves an 18th-century lord who will stop at nothing to win over the heart of a beautiful woman on the eve of her wedding to another man.
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The devil's daughter is Arabella Wells, daughter of Anthony Welles, Earl of Clare, of Devil's Embrace. Independent and strong willed as her father, she is a blonde-haired hellion with eyes as black as midnight revels. When Arabella goes adventuring to Naples, Italy to solve the mystery of her father's missing ships and cargoes, she discovers that the person behind the thievery is an enemy from her father's past who packs Arabella off to a harem in South Africa
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I enjoyed this book very much. A very intertaining read.
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an excellent book very much enjoyed reading it along with is sister book devil's daughter suggest both books highly
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Historical Romance
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violent at times but a great story