To Desire a Devil by Elizabeth Hoyt was story that digs deep into the heart. A romance that will touch you in many ways and show you that courage does get rewarded in the end.
Beatrice Corning is not the popular much sot after beauty like many other young ladies in London but she is still quite pleasing to the eye. She is too trusting and kind for her own good and is fearless to a fault. She is every bit naive as the youngest of girls to have their first season but that doesn't stop her from protecting what is important to her and hers.
Reynaud St. Aubyn has been at war on the continent for such a long time that he is proclaimed lost and deceased. Having gone though the Hell's of war and tortures of the soul it takes quite some time for his mind to come back to him enough to realize he does indeed have a life that was important to him before all this unpleasantness. Unfortunately for Reynaud, he has been replaced as Lord and Master of his estate and he will have to fight tooth and nail to get back what was his birthright and properly due to him.
The storyline is one that could so easily fit into today's society in some ways that it becomes more real as you delve further into each chapter. A sad storyline to start but with determination, courage and the fight for what's proper, this story brings to it a happy ending. One that I thoroughly enjoyed from beginning to end with giggles, heart wrenching tears, hope, amazement and just so much more. This is one you won't be able to put down and the entire series of four books was a true delight from an author that knows her stuff.
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Vision (November 1, 2009)