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The Virgin Huntress (The Devil DeVere Book 2) (English Edition) [Format Kindle]

Victoria Vane , Tara Chevrestt

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The Devil DeVere Series- Library Journal Best E-Book Romance
All's Fair in Love and Abduction!
In the second installment of the award-winning Devil DeVere series, Ned's daughter Vesta is preparing for her come-out only to have her world turned upside down when her father returns from London with a bride of his own! Put out that he is so wrapped up in Phoebe, Vesta accompanies her godmother, Diana, to town where she meets and falls instantly in love with the gallant Captain Hewett DeVere.
"Hew" DeVere, younger brother to Viscount Ludovic "The Devil" DeVere, has returned from the war with plans of selling his commission and settling down. He quickly becomes enamored of the older but beautiful Diana, and barely notices eighteen-year-old Vesta. When Hew fails to respond to her feminine charms, Vesta takes extreme measures to capture the object of her desire, but Hew didn't survive the worst of the war only to succumb to Vesta's wayward wiles.

"You conniving creature! How can you possibly think I could ever love such a spoiled, petulant, self-absorbed, and scheming little wretch?"

Proving the adage that opposites attract, this hilarious romp pits the would-be huntress against the gallant hero in an epic war of wills. (Romantic comedy with mature content)

THE DEVIL DEVERE SERIES:
A Wild Night's Bride #1
The Virgin Huntress#2
The Devil You Know #3
The Devil's Match #4
A Devil's Touch #4.5
Jewel Of the East #5
PREQUEL VIGNETTES:
Devil in the Making #1
The Trouble With Sin #2

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1105 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 118 pages
  • Editeur : Vane Publishing LLC; Édition : 2 (14 janvier 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00EXVX3NS
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A lover of history and deeply romantic stories, Victoria Vane combines these elements to craft romantic historical novels and novellas for a mature reading audience. Her writing influences are Georgette Heyer for fabulous witty dialogue and over the top characters, Robin Schone , Sylvia Day, and Charlotte Featherstone for beautifully crafted prose in stories with deep sensuality, and Lila DiPasqua for creative vision in melding history with eroticism. Ms. Vane also writes award nominated romantic historical fiction as Emery Lee.

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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Disagreeable Heroine But Entertaining Secondary Characters 6 octobre 2012
Par J. Faltys - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
For her second book in The Devil Devere series author Victoria Vane has presented us with another unexpectedly outspoken heroine who's not afraid to go after what she wants. Lady Vesta is The Virgin Huntress who's completely enamored of her godfather's young brother who unfortunately has eyes only for her godmother Diana. Captain Hewett considers her vapid and immature which leads to a series of over the top acts to capture his attention. I tend to agree with Hewett's impression of her and found her poutiness over her father's new bride grating and selfish. Everything has to be about her, and with the exception of Hewett, those around her let her get away with everything calling her high-spirited. In most books it's the hero who plans to kidnap the heroine, but in this book Vesta drugs Hewett and encloses them together on a ship at sea where she'll make him love her. It's an unorthodox plan that results in a surprising end in my opinion but completely expected considering that Vesta always gets what she wants.

Whereas the heroine left me cold, the same can't be said for the hero. I enjoyed Captain Hewett and his appreciation for what older woman Diana could give him. After the harshness of war he wants a calming influence beside him and doesn't see that in Vesta. He's never cruel to Vesta in explaining why he doesn't see them together, just honest. After the horrors of war he deserves happiness and I wish he were presented with a different, more worthy heroine. If I didn't truly believe Diana and Devere were perfect for each then I would've been rooting for Hewett and Diana.

The heroine in the previous Devil Devere book balanced outspokenness and spunkiness perfectly. Unfortunately that's not the case here. Vesta came off as immature with a tendency to look before she leapt. Their pairing would always make me see Hewett as the father trying to keep Vesta out of trouble. They're definitely not equals. The pace of the story moves along briskly though keeping the reader entertained. The sexual interludes again reflect Vesta's immaturity and Hewett's infinite patience with her while keeping it steamy. In the bedroom is the only place where I felt their relationship worked. The inequalities made for a satisfyingly believable encounter.

While a bit of a let down from the previous book, I still voraciously consumed every moment involving Devere and Diana. Their unspoken yet intriguing past has me chewing at the bit for their story and their few interactions were ripe with sexual tension. The hero in this story was extremely likable and charming and it's easy to see, through their prowess in the bedroom, that he and Devere are related. The heroine wasn't a favorite of mine but all the other characters kept me reading and breathlessly waiting for the next book in the series.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Liked the 1st book in the series much better 4 septembre 2012
Par Stella (Ex Libris) - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
I enjoyed A Wild Night's Bride, the first novella in Victoria Vane's The Devil DeVere historical erotica series, I found it a light and entertaining, a steamy and fun romp, so I was excited to read the subsequent instalment, but sadly I just didn't really enjoy The Virgin Huntress, the 2nd novella in the series. It's not even that I had lukewarm feelings towards this 2nd story, but rather that I found it frustrating, and I think the main reason for that (or at least 90%) is the heroine's fault.

Vesta is a young girl of about 18 years old, who is preparing for her coming out. As such I knew I should expect some immaturity, but what frustrated me was to see the petulant, spoiled brat she was behaving like: she was whining, rebelling and throwing hissy fits constantly. Not only was she childish but she was so selfish, the way she did whatever she wanted without any care in the world about how it would change others' life irrevocably made me so angry. Even the hero realized this when he said:

"How can you possibly think I could ever love such a spoiled, petulant, self-absorbed, and scheming little wretch?"

I couldn't put it better myself.

Besides Vesta what made The Virgin Huntress a disappointment was the lack of credibility of the romance (which once again failed due to Vesta's character). Vesta's infatuation, childish crush for Hew cannot be called love and whenever she passionately (=whiningly) declared that Hew was the one, he was the love of her life and how much she loved him, it just made me roll my eyes.

"No, this time Vesta would not run away like a child. This time she would hold her ground and fight for the man she loved."

That's what she thinks after spying him for the very first time from afar and a 3 sentence meeting. She's behaving childishly fancying herself in love, which wouldn't be a problem if she didn't take it upon herself to force others' hand and alter their lives irrevocably with absolutely no regard to their wishes. That I couldn't forgive her.

Once again even as just a supporting character Ludovic DeVere shone in his scenes. Despite his repulsive debonair, roguish ways (Ludovic DeVere is the most debauched rogue I have ever read about, if there is an orgy he is there and upping the ick factor), he has a warm and generous heart and what he has in mind is his friend's/brother's happiness. So in a way he is quite selfless. I enjoyed his scenes with Vesta the most, loved seeing him act the caring godfather but still he was the only one who realized at first glance the little minx Vesta was, he wasn't fooled by her innocent looks.

I already noticed in The Wild Night's Bride the archaic language Victoria Vane used in the dialogues, and although it made the repartee somewhat choppy it didn't detract from the story. However in The Virgin Huntress there were a lot of Americanisms that bothered me, they were most prominent in Vesta's hissy fits and lines ("Vesta gushed").

Verdict: Sadly I found the heroine of The Virgin Huntress (her actions and motivations) despicable and as there was no character development for Vesta, she couldn't redeem herself. Though the hero had some promise, he remained quite 2D and undeveloped as a secondary character, DeVere and Diana (Vesta's chaperone and pseudo-step mom) got more screen time than poor hero, and their scenes were the most vivid and pulsing in the book. I preferred the 1st story in the series, but as the next one will be about DeVere and the woman who will tame him, I'm looking forward to reading the 3rd novella in the series.

Plot: 7/10
Characters: 4/10
Writing: 7/10
Ending: 6/10
Cover: 5/10

I give it 2.5 stars!
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Beyond Awful 25 février 2014
Par Amazon Customer - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
I'm sure this will gain me "unhelpful" votes, but I give honest reviews, regardless of the cost. If ever there were a novella deserving of a below-3-star rating, this is it.

Just save yourself the trouble and avoid the entire series. It's poorly written, features a horribly spoiled heroine that is impossible to root for, and a confusing side-story that is left completely unresolved.

I spent 90% of the book convinced that the "hero" was going to end up with Diana, the other woman. All I can figure is that the laundraum the childish Vesta dosed him with left him with permanent brain damage.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Awesome Read! 11 mars 2013
Par Lee - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle
Once again Victoria Vane has done an amazing job! I love the Devil DeVere and the predicaments those around him get into. Vesta is an impetuous girl (woman) who is about to have her coming out season. She is now a woman of marriageable age. She sees Hew DeVere and immediately decides he’s the one for her. Hew, on the other hand wants a calm, proper wife. Whatever will Vesta do?
I found myself alternating between amusement and frustration at Vesta’s antics. One moment she was pulling outlandish stunts to get Hew’s attention and then the next she was acting like a spoiled brat. Even though I found her frustrating at times, she simply acting like a young woman who just needs a little more time to grow up. She is, through it all very loveable and I found myself cheering her on in her pursuit of Hew.
Hew was old before his time. He desperately needs someone like Vesta. Someone with passion for life and a no holds barred attitude. I found Hew’s plight to be comical as he fought his feelings for Vesta. He’s a war hero who needs to lighten up!
I thoroughly enjoyed The Virgin Huntress. This novella is quick read as the story flows nicely and keeps the reader flipping pages to find out what happens next. I am ready for the next Devil DeVere book and can’t wait to see what those around him get into next. I am most eagerly awaiting for Devil himself to get ensnared and find out how hard he falls!

I received a copy of this book from author in exchange for an honest review.
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2.0 étoiles sur 5 Never liked the spoiled heroine 21 février 2014
Par Melissa - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Childish, petulant, spoiled and jealous describes the heroine of the Virgin Huntress. I did not like this book solely because of this imperious eighteen year old.

Vesta is upset her father has married a younger woman. Use to being the apple of her father's eye, she decides it is time she finds a husband. In London she spies Hew, a war hero and younger brother to her godfather. Vesta has decided she "loves" Hew upon sight and she sets out to snare him. She resorts to the damsel in distress and even goes so far as to enlist her godfather's help.

Vesta stamps her foot whenever she does not get her way, literally. She whines and barely acts in a manner befitting a heroine. She is immature, impatient and impetuous. She also has an ego the size of England, believing Hew will fall in love with her if he just spent a few days with her without any female competition. She is convinced she is that irresistible. Did I mention she is also fickle and reckless? She seems blithely unaware that she puts other people's lives in jeopardy with her actions.

Vesta is the kind of character who usually plays the villainess. She might have been a likable heroine if the reader could have seen some growth and maturity in her personality but since this was a shorter story, that never happened.
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