by Susan Johnson

March 2011
ISBN: 978-0-425-24041-0
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Sofia Eastliegh lives the charmed life of a successful, independent woman. She is well-known in London for her artistry and she has her pick of bedroom playmates. Her world is her own until the day she meets Jamie Blackwood, protector of Prince Ernst. Sofia was quite taken with this specimen of a man so much she begins to ask about him. When she about gives up hope of ever seeing him again, surprise, he pops into her life in a very unexpected way. Blackwood informs her that she is the daughter of the man he protects, thus making her a princess, and to add injury to insult her life is in danger. There is a cold murderer out to extinguish her from the Earth. So handsome Blackwood is here to protect every pretty little hair on her head. Imagine the outrage of the woman of independence.

James Blackwood’s family pledged to protect the Ernst family line since before he was ever born, so he is just doing his duty by protecting the daughter, even though she does not want to be protected. Being in such close quarters with her is tempting him beyond his capabilities. Even though he is hot for her, protecting her from a mad man is his first priority. Unfortunately, this tasty little morsel has little else on her mind, but having him service as a stud for her pleasure both night and day.

Sweet as the Devil is a pretty good read. I am a fan of Susan Johnson, but this is not as good as her prior works. Some of the scenes seemed forced and too political in content. The love scenes lacked their usual variety and passion. The adventure and intrigue keeps the story going. Overall, a pretty good read.

Reviewed in June 2011 by Lakisha.

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