This was so boring and overblown that I truly never finished reading it, but the reason that I got it to begin with was that it got good reviews from other readers
I really liked this book, but I didn't love it, and I think it was because the multiple directions Kat Martin took her protagonists in really took away from well-developed characters. The first phase of the book is the revenge piece that brings the two together. From there, though, the remainder of the book felt like a "Scarlet Pimpernel" re-hash, and that's where things lost believability. By the epilogue, Kat Martin brings back a small storyline from the first phase of the book to give the final happy ending, and I will admit, I rolled my eyes and closed the book.
This was the first time I felt compelled to write a review, because I don't think the characters are boring, and the sensual scenes are definitely fulfilling, but you have to be really patient with the content all around that. I did give other Kat Martin books a chance, and I loved those, for sure.
love it, love everything she writes
This was a great read, super exciting storyline and the characters were wonderful. You can feel the tension and sizzle between them. A great read.
Seeking revenge for his brother's death, Damien Falon sets a trap for the beautiful young heiress, Alexa Garrick. Winning a fortune from her at the gaming tables, Damien demands payment immediately. When she cannot pay, he tells her that spending one night with him will settle her debt and also ruin her. He expected Alexa to be a spoiled, pampered socialite, but when he realizes he has been wrong about her, Damien abandons his plan and tries to protect her reputation. Alexa is intrigued by the handsome Lord Falon. After her friend Peter died, she went into seclusion and has only just come out for the Season. Damien pursues her relentlessly, making Alexa feel things she's never felt before. But Damien is a man of many faces and Alexa isn't sure what he wants from her. When they are caught in a compromising situation, Damien offers to marry Alexa and avoid a duel with her brother. Believing Damien only wants to marry her for her money, Alexa is shocked to find out he is Peter's brother. Damien no longer wants revenge, but realizes they must stay married to protect Alexa. They agree to make the best of their marriage, despite the wishes of Damien's family. Damien and Alexa are only just beginning to get to know each other when Alexa discovers Damien has been hiding a dangerous secret a secret that threatens to destroy their fragile new relationship. Not knowing what to do, Alexa makes a decision that may cost Damien his life and end their chance for love.Dazzling! Kat Martin once again delivers a sensual romance her readers will love! Passion, romance, intrigue, and Revenge! Devil's Prize has it all a well-crafted story of the highest caliber! Kat Martin continues to prove herself as a storyteller, weaving all the elements of good fiction into a wonderfully satisfying book! Fans of historical romance will love this book!
Love any historical from Kat Martin!
I never thought I would dislike any of Kat Martin's books since she is my favorite author. But I guess it's possible. I couldn't convince myself to finish reading the 2nd half of the book.
Okay historial romance novel.
They Played For High Stakes--Passion, Honor, And Revenge...
Damien, Lord Falon, made his ruthless proposal to Alexa Garrick at a gaming table where he'd cheated the exquisite young heiress out of a fortune--one night with him would discharge her debt. Yet, as claimed his prize, the handsome earl fought a craving for more than Alexa's body..and when a twist of fate turned seduction into matrimony, rapture and rage warred within him. How could he love the woman whose flirtation had destroyed his brother?
Alexa knew of Damien's French blood, scandalous liaisons, and the whispers that branded his a smuggler. Though she was playing with fire, the dark, devilish earl's hungry embrace plucked at her heartstrings with a haunting song of desire. But was Damien spinning a web of deceit and treason, as he brought her to his surfswept castle?
From London's glitter to the dangerous decadence of Napoleon's Paris, Kat Martin will dazzle you with her riches, most sensuous romance ever!
From the back cover:
From London's glitter to the dangerous decadence of Napoleon's Paris, Kat Martin will dazzle you with her riscest, most sensuous romance ever!