A tragic accident and a crime of pure malice shaped young Devlin Kimball’s life. His parents and young sister lost in a fire, the teenage viscount was left alone, an aging aunt his only relative. As he grew to manhood, he was consumed by the dark side of the ton, the underbelly where society’s wealthiest spend their days gaming and whoring. He earned his nickname “Devil” Strathmore.
Author Gaelen Foley has added to her Knights Miscellany collection with a story about one of the family’s dearest friends - Elizabeth Carlisle. While growing up with Lady Jacinda Knight, Lizzie was more a sister than a companion, and hoped to make the arrangement permanent by marrying her childhood crush, Alec Knight. Those dreams were shattered when he made it clear that they would never wed. Lizzie, now at loose ends since Jacinda’s marriage, decides to become a companion to elderly Augusta Kimball, the Dowager Viscountess Strathmore. Lizzie is appalled to learn that the great lady is being used to bankroll the lifestyle of her wayward nephew, who never even comes to visit. She insures that Viscount Strathmore will visit by writing of his aunt’s eminent death. Well, she’s going to die sometime, isn’t she?
I hope I have been able to convey just a hint of the wide range of emotions and circumstances that Dev and Lizzie encounter in Devil Takes A Bride. This book runs the gamut from humor to anguish, terror to passion. Ms. Foley brings back favorite characters from her previous books and weaves them seamlessly into the story. Even without the background of her other books, readers will find a thrilling novel that contains every element of a top-notch romance.