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The Devil You Know (Rutledge Family, Bk 3)
The Devil You Know - Rutledge Family, Bk 3
Author: Liz Carlyle
From acclaimed author Liz Carlyle comes a spellbinding new novel in which the ton's most charming ne'er-do-well meets his match in a most unexpected fashion and discovers the true meaning of desire .... — The Devil You Know — Frederica d'Avillez is sure she will never marry. She's had a disastrous London season, and n...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743437875
ISBN-10: 074343787X
Publication Date: 4/1/2003
Pages: 416
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 180 ratings
Publisher: Pocket Star
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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reviewed The Devil You Know (Rutledge Family, Bk 3) on + 55 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Wow, this was a good book. The writing and multiple story levels were amazing. Carlyle had a web of intricate plots going that, instead of falling into chaos, meshed quite nicely. Her writing seemed to be more sophisticated than most other romance novels and the book benefited because of it. The two lead characters were written with such depth that it was difficult not to be drawn into their lives.

The one critique I had with this book is that Carlyle introduced characters left and right with little time left for the reader to remember the role they play. This book had so many characters that I almost had trouble keeping up with the role they played in the plot.

Overall, a great read. I'm glad that I have one more book by her waiting for me at home.
reviewed The Devil You Know (Rutledge Family, Bk 3) on
Helpful Score: 1
I loved this romance. Great tortured hero.
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Helpful Score: 1
A sexy, fast paced read. Can't quite tell the era, middle 1800's I think.

Hero and heroine are well matched and the hero has a dark secret which is slowly revealed throughout the book. Initially it is a more typical Have Sex, Made Baby, Gotta Get Married story. It becomes something more complex as you realize that Bentley is a very scarred individual with deep emotional issues.

The emotional tension kind of petered out for me toward the end, mostly because it was obvious what was coming but the characters were still blundering about blindly. It was a satisfactory ending, though.

Most importantly, I realized though not listed as a "series" per se, this is in fact at least book four in a set of connected stories. Other major characters clearly had had their own books in the past. The characters are connected by the Camden family - cousins link these books together. From what I can tell series order:
My False Heart
Beauty Like the Night
No True Gentleman
The Devil You Know
Wicked All Day
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reviewed The Devil You Know (Rutledge Family, Bk 3) on + 160 more book reviews
loved how two characters from previous books come together in this book. enjoyed finally having a story for bentley since he has been a side character in some many of the previous books.
reviewed The Devil You Know (Rutledge Family, Bk 3) on + 26 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book. Very surprise ending for me. There are alot of characters in this book and if you have read her previous books then you can follow their roles and relationship better. I would recommend reading Beauty like the night, A women of virture and No true gentleman-they are good books and give you some insight into Bentley's manner. Enjoy!!
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I loved it. Good story line.

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Common Title
Bentley Rutledge (Primary Character)
Frederica d'Avillez (Primary Character)
Cam Rutledge, Earl of Treyhern (Primary Character)
Helene Rutledge (Major Character)
Catherine de Rohan (Average Character)
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