The Irish Devil - Devil, Bk 1 Author:Diane Whiteside He was her chance for survival... — Born to wealth and privilege but now widowed and betrayed on the unforgiving Arizona frontier, Viola Ross finds herself forced to choose between starvation and marriage to her husband's murderer. Instead she takes a scandalous risk: to turn her back on polite society and become the mistress of sensual Willi... more »am Donovan. Donovan, a wagonmaster and panther of a man, is fully capable of defending her with his bullwhip and Bowie knives. She has no idea what else he can do with those big, callused hands—but she's going to find out... She was a dream who could destroy him...
Donovan is stunned by Viola's offer since he's always seen her as a fairy princess far beyond the reach of any self-made Irish immigrant. Women like her might enjoy an affair with a man like him -- and he's more than proven himself in that capacity -- but they always reject his offers of marriage. But how will Viola react when she discovers the darkness of his erotic hungers? And once he's sampled her shy beauty, can he bear to let her go? While the killer marshals his forces... Even as passion flares to life between Donovan and Viola, a killer seethes in rage. He has other plans for her and summons his allies, including the men who once destroyed Donovan's family. For no Irish Devil is going to stand in his way...« less
Not my kind of book at all, and I really tried to like it because it came highly recommended. An unsympathetic hero and heroine, confusing switches from past to present, an overwrought conflict that is never fully explained, plus the "plot" seems contrived, mere filler between erotic scenes with over-use of such cringe-worthy words as "dew" and "filly". I won't be continuing on with the series.
Wow, this book had a lot of sex! The word "orgasm" was on the first page....and on the last (literally!). If you like reading romance with tons of sex, you'll like this book. It was a bit much for me. It was a good story, just too many bedroom scenes!
This is my first title by Diane Whiteside that I've read and I really did like the storyline and main characters. Makes me want to follow up with the rest of the "Devil" trilogy. Defintely erotic and hot!