In the prologue to Gaelen Foley’s latest novel, Devil Takes A Bride, we see a woman flying for her life. Her pursuers are members of a. Read a free sample or buy Devil Takes A Bride by Gaelen Foley. You can read this book with Apple Books on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or. Devil Takes A Bride is the latest installment in the Knight family saga by Gaelen Foley. Characters from the earlier novels play a supporting role in this one.

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For all these years he has lived with the guilt of being the reason his family was at that inn on that fateful day, spending his years having adventures at sea, trying to find peace, b. For all these years he has lived with the guilt of being the reason his family was at that inn on that fateful day, spending his years having adventures at sea, trying to find peace, but being unsuccessful.

However two years ago he uncovered the truth that the fire was not an accident, but an arson set to bury a secret. And he swears to get retribution even if it takes all his money and his life. Elizabeth Carlisle is the companion to the Dowager Viscountess Strathmore, who she really cares for.

But Lizzie has had her heart broken, and refuses to fall for another nobleman who would reject her love. And after spending a few days together a friendship is formed, both believing that having more is not possible. Then a tragedy and the cunning methods of a matchmaker forces them together again. Can Lizzie believe that this time her heart is not in danger of being broken again, and will Devlin choose love or vengeance? There were too many other things happening that overshadowed the romance for me: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Refresh and try again. Gxelen Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Devlin Kimball, Lord Strathmore, has spent years adventuring on the high seas, struggling to make his peace with the tragedy that claimed the lives of his family.

But now he has uncovered the dark truth behind the so-called accident and swears retribution. Her passionate nature rivals his own. But disillusioned once by love, Lizzie will accept nothing less than his true devotion. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published April 27th by Ivy Books first published Devlin KimballLizzie Carlisle. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign edvil. To ask other readers questions about Devil Takes a Brideplease sign up. Lists with This Book. I’m on a roll.

Love reading back-to-back 5-star reads! He has long hair? And has a pierced ear? There was so much about this story I thoroughly enjoyed.

I don’t even know where to begin. The characters, their back story, the never-ending plot gaflen of twists and turns voley with revenge, murder, secrets and 5 stars! The characters, their back story, the never-ending plot full of twists and turns dealing with revenge, murder, secrets and oh yes a lovely love-triangle thrown in there too.

I truly think degil is one of Gaelen’s strongest cevil and it is very underrated I must say. This will forever be a favorite of mine. There is a serious dark heavy edge to the tone and story that had me glued to my seat.


Devlin and the story kept circling around in my head when I wasn’t reading.

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That’s always a positive for me. And of course I was expecting a HEA but there were several moments that I had no idea what was going to happen next and was a little nervous, somewhat anxious gzelen see what played out next. Devlin suffers an unimaginable loss at the age of seventeen, losing his parents and sister in an ‘accidental fire’. He pretty much goes on a downward spiral of drinking, gambling and whoring as a rebellion after dropping out of school for a few years until he decides brise uncover the real truth behind the accident.

As a hero Devlin had a lot of layers and substance that made him so relatable and 3 dimensional. I could picture him clearly in my head and felt his sorrow and loneliness like a tangible thing. He puts on a calculated air of a careless rakehell to fool certain people in this but what foleh beneath is so much more and very endearing.

He’s got a big heart, is incredibly selfless and very honorable and has a playful mischievous personality that makes you wish this guy was real. I honestly was expecting to get an arrogant dandy Lordly alpha male who is reckless. Devlin proved me wrong a few chapters in. Loved seeing the connection between him and Lizzie.

I don’t know any two characters more perfect for foleyy other. Both so alone, outsiders looking in and wanting so badly to find a place they belong to, a family to call their own. Elizabeth ‘Lizzie’ Carlisle is bby that Devlin needed and vice versa. I utterly adored Lizzie, such a root-worthy relatable heroine.

A bluestocking in her own right, who stands by her principles but has a compassionate generous kind gentle heart. She amazed me with her endless capacity to show Devlin the kindness and love he so desperately needed and was unfailingly patient dsvil him. I love that she didn’t judge or put on airs which sometimes comes with heroines who are written as virtuous bluestockings who are leery of men in HR set ups.

Loved seeing Devlin slowly become enamored by his Aunt’s lady companion.


What started out for him as a simple ‘seduction’ game turned into something much more real and has him scared yet in awe of what she is to him and he goes through the greatest lengths to put her first and protect her. He reached out and cradled her cheek in his palm.

Their story, the trials they go through separately and together and the wonderful all-consuming love they find for each other. I’m sorry for sounding so damn sappy but there it is. This book is chalk-full of surprises which is something I generally love to discover while reading.

And I really enjoyed seeing the Knight’s in this. Alec Knight plays his part in this and I’ll be honest I was skeptical of him after the stunt he pulled with Lizzie but his earnest guilt and attempt at winning her back was really sweet and so much fun.

P That’s the kind of love triangles that I love to see. It amused me to no end to see two well known gorgeous ‘rakes’ fighting for the quiet unassuming Lizzie, who the ton only viewed as Jacinda’s best friend and nothing more. P And I have to truly applaud and praise Gaelen for her characterization of the villains in this. There are very few villains that stand out to me while reading HR, there are the typical haughty villains who cackle and throw feeble threats and then there are these guys.

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Lord Carstairs, Quint Randall and Tarquil were truly terrifying because they came off so real and would do absolutely anything to hide their secrets. Gaelen actually gives them POV’s and dives into their headd and almost has readers sympathizing with them at certain points. That’s certainly not easy to pull off.

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There were certain parts that had me fidgeting and almost scared to find out what happens next. Naturally I couldn’t put this book down because of that. There so many faucets of this book that had me sitting with a numb ass, glued to my seat not wanting to put this down. The 3 leaders of the reckless Horse and Chariot Club are as menacing and vile as you could possibly imagine. You have a child molester who has a penchant for young attractive men, tales rapist, a sharp shooter who happens to have an incestuous affair with his own sister and fathered her child and thinks nothing of killing someone to cover his secrets.

Oh and one of the ‘steps’ to gaining entry into this freak show hell hole is to rape a virgin in front of all the members. If that doesn’t make your skin crawl and want to fidget I don’t know what does. Gaelen seriously knows how to write dark gritty characters and she manages to write them so real and not in the least bit contrived or cartoonish, which is something HR villains generally suffer from. These guys have plenty foleh substance and are intelligent, cunning and predatory.

There was nothing caricature-like about these three. The members of the club practice every form of debauchery imaginable and manage to hide their worst offenses takee they happen to vevil elbows with the ton and most of them have titles of their own. I was amazed how even the villains were multi-layered and had their own inner demons to fight and each separately try to deal with the mounting guilt of what they did 12 years ago.

Not many authors are willing to go that far. Bravo to Gaelen for going there.

I almost felt like passing out after finally finishing it. There is so much that happens in this story that I can’t describe or do it drvil.

I really wish this level of writing and edge comes back into Gaelen’s recent work because it certainly is missing what is so present in her earlier works like this one. Devlin and Lizzie made me melt, swoon, gush and get flustered a hundred times over like a little girl. I truly hope yb see them in Alec’s book which I will definitely read after reading this.

I truly do hope he finds the right girl after seeing his ‘Bits’ find her HEA.

Only thing I did notice is the amount of typos I kept finding especially in the first half. It did become a little distracting because they were very obvious and a handful of them which surprised me but other than that amazing read! I highly recommend this to any Gaelen fans or even new readers. So much happens in this story and if you like drama, angst, suspense and romance then this is the perfect way to go! View all 30 comments. Aug 27, Joanna Loves Reading rated it it was amazing Shelves: Wonderful pacing and story telling.

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