Blog Tour & Giveaway: To Desire A Devil by Elizabeth Hoyt

Title: To Desire A Devil
Author: Elizabeth Hoyt
Series: Legend of the Four Soldiers
Genre: Historical Romance
Year: 2009

Reason for reading: We're participating in a blog tour hosted by Hatchette Book Group.


Reynaud St. Aubyn has spent the last seven years in hellish captivity. Now half mad with fever, he bursts into his ancestral home and demands his due. Can this wild-looking man truly be the last earl's heir, thought murdered by Indians years ago?

Beatrice Corning, the niece of the present earl, is a proper English miss. But she has a secret: No real man has ever excited her more than the handsome youth in the portrait in her uncle's home. Suddenly, that very man is here, in the flesh-and luring her into his bed.

Only Beatrice can see past Reynaud's savagery to the noble man inside. For his part, Reynaud is drawn to this lovely lady, even as he is suspicious of her loyalty to her uncle. But can Beatrice's love tame a man who will stop at nothing to regain his title-even if it means sacrificing her innocence?

Isalys' Review:
If anyone has read the previous three novels in this series, then up to this point we believed that Reynaud St. Aubyn was killed at the hands of the enemy during the battle at Spinners Falls. As it turns out, he wasn't killed but held prisoner by the Indians. After 7 years of captivity, he finally manages to escape and return to England with the intention of reclaiming his old life. He soon learns that his father has died and the title has been passed on to someone else and worse, he can't understand why!

He is a shell of his former self: malnourished, dirty, exhausted and half-crazed. He meets Beatrice, the niece of the current Earl who tries to care for him. Even in this state, he recognizes that there is just 'something' about her. Beatrice is also drawn to him. She has admired him from afar for many years, having fallen in love with a portrait of him that hangs in her home...but could this lunatic really be the man that she's dreamed of all those years?

Reynaud was a difficult character to like at first. I guess you could say I had a love/hate relationship with him. In the beginning, he was cruel and was more of a ticking time bomb than a person, but Beatrice persists knowing that somewhere in there lies the real Reynaud. Beatrice was a lovely character...she was sweet, caring and strong-willed. From the get-go, she wanted Reynaud and that was that!

The thing I liked least about this book was the first intimate encounter between Reynaud & Beatrice. It occurred while she was mourning the loss of a friend so it seemed almost inappropriate to me. Other than that, their love story progressed quite nicely. It was great to see Reynaud soften & open up, letting himself fall in love.

Elizabeth also tied up all those loose ends that remained from the previous books and by the end of the book, ALL the characters were living happily ever after :) Elizabeth has a true talent for historical novels!


November 10 - November 17
We have 5 copies available

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  1. This book sounds great!
    I've submitted my entry.

  2. I just wanted to say that I love the concept of you guys cute. I found you through the sins of the flesh blog tour. I am now following.

  3. Hi ParaJunkee,

    Thanks so much! Welcome aboard :)
    We love meeting new people, especially bookworms like us (haha).


  4. I filled out the form.
    Great giveaway!

  5. The book sounds great,
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  6. It sounds like a great read! I filled out the form.

  7. I love Elizabeth Hoyt! Form filled out.

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