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Summary

A taciturn soldier and a social butterfly - is the perfect home worth the price of a marriage of inconvenience?

Blake Montague's draconian temper and clever mind belong on the Continent, decoding French communications. Instead, as the youngest son of a baron, he's terrorizing London ballrooms in search of a wife who will buy the commission he can't afford.

Jocelyn Carrington, after years of smiling through the pain inflicted by an uncaring family, has just inherited a fortune. Now she can buy the special home with an aviary her eccentric younger brother needs - but Blake Montague's family owns it. They offer the house if she will marry their son and prevent him from marching off to war. Except Blake will use her dowry to buy his commission.

How can Jocelyn gain the home of her dreams while keeping alive a courageous man with a bad habit of attracting trouble? Can Blake believe the beautiful Jocelyn might actually free him from his family's manipulations? Can this wary, cynical pair open their hearts to trust in the power of love?

©2011 Patricia Rice (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

Critic reviews

"Intriguing protagonists, quirky secondary characters, and a surprising plot make for an endearing sequel to...The Wicked Wyckerly." (Publishers Weekly)
"Rice takes her cast of characters - including the naughty French-speaking parrot, Percy - on a passionate, sensual, rib-tickling romance. A master of the nuances of humor, she brings joy, lots of love, and plenty of laughter to this fast-paced, unforgettable second Rebellious Sons story." (Joan Hammond, RT Reviews)
"Every character entertains and satisfies.... It's a sweet, sexy, fun romp with so much heart. I can't wait to read the next book in the series." (Anne Gracie, author of The Accidental Wedding)

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  • Anna
  • 31-05-16

Disappointing

What would have made The Devilish Montague better?

If the "hero" could have seen more value in the heroine besides her body. I gave up listening when six hours into the book, the hero is still dismissive of the heroine's talents and abilities.

Has The Devilish Montague turned you off from other books in this genre?

I'm not turned off of this genre (romances) but of this sub-category: angry emotionally wounded man treats woman horribly (emotionally) but eventually her love changes him. (I'm assuming since I won't be finishing this book.)

What about Eliza Jane Cornell’s performance did you like?

Eliza did another wonderful job narrating this book.

What character would you cut from The Devilish Montague?

The hero.

Any additional comments?

I loved the first book in this series. In that book, even though they are complete opposites and he needs to marry someone with money, the hero admires the heroine's talents and abilities (as well as her body). I will give one more book in this series a try but if the rest follow this book's pattern, it seems that The Wicked Wyckerly is a standout gem.

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  • Leah
  • 22-11-17

Inventive author is poorly served by poor narrator.

I couldnt finish this book as the reader did not vary her voice at all but raced through the words as if her house was on fire. I even found it hard to follow the story which was turning out to be interesting. Such a shame.

The hero and heroine were really interesting in this story.However,I listen to books because I find the narrator adds so much to the story for me with accents and different people having different voices. This narrator didn’t bother, she might have been reading a newspaper article about the weather. How in the world did this woman become a narrator?

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 24-02-20

way too cliche

This reads like most other Regency novels... like there was an average format and they followed it to the T. Where is the originality.

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  • A.
  • 27-01-18

Good one

A little slow but tolerable . The narrator saved the dull story from being totally boring .

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  • VannFe
  • 31-05-21

Couldn't finish it

I had to stop listening to this book mostly due to the narration. I got through the first book with a lot of Excedrin, but this story line, combined with the narrators ups and downs in volume, just killed it for me. Also, I'd expect a bit more research into parrots if the story is going to revolve around them.

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  • Sue
  • 25-05-21

another fun book

this second book in the series is as entertaining and easy to listen to as the first, with out being a copy of the first book. we look forward to another great story in this series

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 07-05-21

Excellent book!

I highly recommend this intriguing book, and the series in which it is, to readers who love historical romance mystery. Enjoy!

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  • Becky
  • 26-04-21

great book

great story. the narrator was alot better this time around. can't wait to read the next one

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  • Notabaker
  • 05-04-21

Birds?

Nice story but not very likely! I liked the narrator, as she sounded good as a male. There are some narrators who cannot make a male sound normal. Eliza Cornell does a good job. And she does well with birds. This review doesn’t give much away.

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  • Aries
  • 27-02-21

Unique story, unique narration

I am a huge fan of this narrator. She is fantastic. When she did the sound of the bird in this story I giggled but not humorously. I'm impressed.
The story is creative in that I've never read or listened to one quite like it.