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Devil's Own (Clan MacAlpin Novel, A) Kindle Edition

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This zippy 17th-century Scottish romance, the sequel to 2010's Devil's Highlander, is hot, hot, hot. Ten-year-old Aidan MacAlpin was kidnapped by pirates; 17 years later, he escapes and returns to his family and Dunnottar Castle to plan revenge. To track his pearl-earringed quarry, Aidan has to learn to read, and who better to teach him than Elspeth Josephina Farquharson, a spunky, bookish milkmaid whose wastrel father is plotting to marry her off for profit? As they turn from studying the Book of Common Prayer to reading racy Shakespearean sonnets, Elspeth's heart soars and Aidan's sporran chafes through a cleverly protracted mating ritual that leads to a breathtaking climax. Wolff's appealing young lovers vanquish both ungodly villainy and their inner insecurities as they hurtle toward consummation. (Mar.)
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About the Author

Veronica Wolff is an award-winning, bestselling author based in Northern California. She writes for the Penguin Group in several genres, including Scottish historical romance, time travel, contemporary romance, and young adult.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1160 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (March 1, 2011)
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2011
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004CLYJG4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #859,377 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Veronica Wolff is an award-winning, bestselling author based in Northern California. She writes in several genres, including Scottish historical romance, time travel, small town contemporary romance, and young adult vampires. Visit her at veronicawolff.com.

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Devil's Own by Veronica Wolff
Scottish Romance- March 1st, 2011
4 ½ stars

Aiden MacAlpin was kidnapped and enslave in the tropics. This life has scarred him mentally and physically. Years later he finds his brother on a chance meeting and is returned safely home. But Aiden has changed and the home that he remembered is no longer there. His parents are dead and his brother is now happily married. Hollow except for the need to take revenge against his kidnapper, Aiden's vengeance drives him. He plans to infiltrate the smuggling network, and he will do almost anything to murder his kidnapper. But his loving and meddling sister wants more for him. She hires Aiden a tutor so he can learn how to read and write. And then the unexpected happens.

Aiden captures the imagination of the bookish and shy Elspeth Farquharson's. Elspeth has always known that she is rather plain and her timidity has never brought her suitors. When her friend suggests she tutor Aiden, she is thrilled. She can only reflect on the circumstances that have shaped him. The tutoring job will give her much needed money and it is the closest a woman like her will ever get to such a handsome and vivid man. But surprisingly, both soon grow to care for each other. But Aiden's single-minded determination to find his abductor brings untold danger.

This is a wonderful, romantic book. I liked how the author slowly brings Aiden and Elspeth together. Many times, authors rush the two main characters and I don't understand what they have in common except their physical attraction. In this story, both main characters are very sympathetic and even cute together. As they grow to care for each other I could feel their wonder in their new found love.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Harriet Klausner #1 HALL OF FAME on March 5, 2011
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In 1647 in Aberdeen, Scotland, someone abducts ten years old Aidan MacAlpin from his uncle's home Dunnottar Castle. His twin brother Cormac and their playmate Marjorie are helpless to prevent the kidnapping.

Seventeen hateful years later, Aidan finally escapes from the pirates who took him to the Indies. He comes home, but is not the friendly person he was as he has one objective: to enact revenge on those who enslaved him. However to succeed he needs to read; so the illiterate Aidan hires bookworm Elspeth Josephina Farquharson to teach him. She understands how he feels as her father needs money that he can waste on his vices so he plans to sell his daughter in holy matrimony. As the pair studies the Book of Common Prayer and Shakespeare's sonnets, they fall in love. However, giving away his heart intrudes on his life's mission, but not giving away his heart intrudes on his soul; while her father objects to him and his past is sailing to Aberdeen.

The abducted twin's seventeenth century romance (see Devil's Highlander for Cormac's tale) is a fabulous historical. Aidan suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after almost two decades of pirate imprisonment; his mind insists on revenge while his heart disagrees since he fell in love with his teacher. Readers will enjoy this superb sequel as everyone will agree that Elspeth would make a lovely pirate bride if Aidan can move passed his understandable obsession.

Harriet Klausner
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By Amazon Customer on February 10, 2012
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I have read every single book of Veronica Wolff and she is by far my favourite author currently. I love her writing style and her characters. She has a fab way to bring them to life. And they always find a place in your heart.

Devil's Own is no exception. Of all the books, I did feel I could relate to the heroin and I just loved reading this one. She changed her formula a bit from the other books, but this worked great for me.

I would recommend this book if you are a VW fan or if you enjoy historic romance.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bookworm2bookworm on May 19, 2011
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I reviewed this book for Romance Reader At Heart.

RRAH's THOUGHTS AND PONDERINGS:

This is my first time reading a Veronica Wolff novel, and I found the characters of DEVIL'S OWN to be one dimensional, the dialogue flat and unbelievable, and the voice through the story too cartoonish and not attuned to the time or place. The pace at which the story moved was excruciatingly slow, and the romance between Aidan and Elspeth forced to a point that no chemistry materialized.

To be fair, this is a second book in a series, so I'll admit that I felt a bit adrift. Aiden MacAlpin's kidnapping is explained in the prolog of the book; however, even that didn't help me connect to our hero. I wanted to feel for him as his life at the hands of his captors was no bed of roses, but again, I was left wanting more. I also found him to be churlish and boorish most of the time. Try as I might to read between the lines and give Aiden an excuse in acting the way he did, yet still, I couldn't connect.

And then we have our heroine Elspeth Farquharson, a bookish, plain, and timid girl who's drafted by our hero's sister to tutor him. While the job is welcomed for the money it will bring, Elspeth is happier at the prospect of spending time with Aidan and getting to know him better. This is the part of the story that I was looking forward to, their budding romance and consequent passion. Some authors rush and throw the couples into the relationship too quickly, some take their sweet time, and some know how to balance the pace of it. This author literally dragged the romance.

Now we come to the plot: Aidan's revenge on a man that kidnapped him seventeen years ago. One word: boring.
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