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To ask other readers questions about The Demon's Mistress , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Lo he disfrutado lo bastante, y abre las puertas a un spin-off dentro de la serie de los "Granujas". Sigue siendo un mujer hermosa y rica, y por ello es perseguida por cazafortunas. View all 4 comments. This was a short novella. It feels like the setup to the three Georges which is weird because they all took different names because of the George name collision so they're referred to as Con, Hawk, and Van.
It's also the first that doesn't pull in any of the other Rogues so you can read it as standalone. That may not hold for the whole omnibus. I plan on reviewing each piece separately, even though I'm reading the omnibus edition. I suspect they're complete stories in and of themselves This was a short novella. I suspect they're complete stories in and of themselves, but I'll correct that if it turns out false. It's a great story. The lack of length is probably that that's all the story Beverley had to tell.
It's simple in its structure, though there's depth in the emotion and events. I liked both Van and Maria very much, even though Van takes the tortured soul thing farther than I normally like. I couldn't help but fall for him in the end, though, as his strength asserts itself and his determination to help them both over the objections of their disparate ages she's eight years his senior and expectations.
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In the end, it was heartwarming and a perfect lead into the other stories. A note about Steamy: There are two explicit sex scenes. Which is a lot for such a short story. It's still the middle of my steam range, though, if only because they were a crucial part of the emotional relationship they were building. Jun 06, Desi rated it liked it Shelves: Van no puede rechazarlo, pero recela de ese golpe de suerte tan extraordinario.
Lo que no esperaba era recuperar las ganas de vivir, el amor y verse envuelto en una lucha por ganarse a la mujer que ama… The plot was a little thin, honestly, but the characters were likable, such as they were. Being so short, there wasn't much time for a lot of plotting or real character development, and I was a little disappointed the Rogues didn't make more of an appearance, but oh well. It was a pleasant enough way to spend a couple hours. Feb 13, Albagar90 rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 01, Patty rated it really liked it Shelves: Possibly the best of the Company of Rogues series!
At least, so far; I'm abandoning them and I'm not even halfway through. In the opening scene, Lord Vendeiman attempts suicide, due both to his survivor's guilt after Waterloo and his impending bankruptcy. Maria interrupts and offers to pay him to pretend to be her fiance for the next six weeks. She's a widow, and since she has just discovered that it was her husband's secret business dealings that caused Van's bankruptcy, she feels obliged to Possibly the best of the Company of Rogues series! She's a widow, and since she has just discovered that it was her husband's secret business dealings that caused Van's bankruptcy, she feels obliged to fix things.
This book was totally made for me pretend dating! Feb 03, Victoria Vane rated it really liked it.
There were a few plot issues I had to overlook. The main one being the heroine inviting the hero to live with her after only two days acquaintance. Even engaged I can't see how this could ever have been acceptable during the Regency, BUT in the end I truly enjoyed this story and will look forward to reading others in this series. May 05, Cary rated it liked it.
THis was quite short less than pages but sweet. A woman who doesn't want to fall in love with a younger man 8 years and an younger man who does fall in love with an older woman. Dec 14, Lyuda rated it really liked it Shelves: Jan 06, Julia rated it really liked it. An interesting and more complex relationship between the two main characters although somewhat fanciful. Mar 27, Dianne Lowe rated it it was amazing. The story of Van Demon and Maria. Van returns from Waterloo to find his family all dead his by suicide and a rundown estate.
Trying to gain enough money to refurbish the estate,he gambles and loses pounds. Maria,whose dead husband played a part in Van's father losing money in an investment, tries to help Van. Van falls in love with her.
She is eight years older than Van and tries to deny her true feeling The story of Van Demon and Maria. She is eight years older than Van and tries to deny her true feelings. Sep 15, Vanessa rated it it was amazing Shelves: I really enjoyed this novella. Almost a novel but for Jo Beverley, very much a novella! I really liked the heroine's motivations - they veered into Mary Sue territory, but there were a couple of redeeming qualities that kept it from being way too much. Vendeiman's motivations are extremely clear and I thought some of the early moments comical. I liked the gradual back and forth and renegotiation.
Less melodrama than might be expected a good thing. Sep 16, Pterodactyl rated it did not like it Shelves: Short but fully realized with interesting characters. Jan 08, Janelle added it. Trying to read about all the "Rouges". Although this book is listed in the Rouge series, there is only a brief mention of them. Nov 08, Barbara Rogers rated it it was amazing. This is part of the Company of Rogues series. The Rogues aren't really featured in this book, but it sets up some parts of Con Sommerford's story and introduces another character who will get a book in the series he's not a Rogue either.
Lord Vandeimen - Van to his friends -- returns home from Waterloo to find his family are all dead, the estate is in ruin and he has no way to restore any of it. His father had killed himself. Van thinks it is because of the deaths of his wife and da Good book!! Van thinks it is because of the deaths of his wife and daughters in such a short time period and because he's lost his fortune in investments.
Van is very despondent and is planning to follow is father's example by killing himself. He's even pulled the trigger -- luckily the flint is bad and the gun doesn't fire. Maria Celestin, widow of a wealthy foreign merchant, wants to rescue Van because she's discovered that her husband was the one who ruined Van's father by cheating him. She's trying to repay Van, but is afraid to just hand him the money -- because he's been drinking and gambling heavily.
So, she 'hires' Van to be her betrothed for six weeks. She figures if she can keep him sober and out of the gaming hells for that long, maybe he'll continue and use the money to repair his estate and lead a normal life. Van falls in love quickly, but Maria is very hesitant.
First, she thinks she barren and then she is 8 years older.