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The Devilish Montague: The Rebellious Sons Mass Market Paperback – July 5, 2011
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Her books have also been honored as Romance Writers of America RITA® finalists in the historical, regency and contemporary categories.
A firm believer in happily-ever-after for good reason, Patricia Rice is married to her high school sweetheart and has two children. A native of Kentucky and New York, a past resident of North Carolina and St. Louis, Missouri, she currently resides in Southern California, and now does accounting only for herself. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, the Authors Guild, and Novelists, Inc.
Top Customer Reviews
I was completely gone for both of the main characters. They were both so interesting and just plain likable. They both needed what marriage to each other would bring, and it was refreshing to see a Marriage of Convenience storyline where both parties were matter of fact and accepting of the limitations of such a union. There was no angst, no regretful moping...ah, bliss. It was just two practical people developing a friendship and slowly falling in love.
The humor here was great. The situations were laugh out loud, without straying toward being over the top. The heroine, Jocelyn, is usually at the center of the debacles, and the unexpecting hero, Blake, is left to try and keep up.
"I've met her only the once, when we visited Lady Bell a few months back. She seems a pleasant sort."
"She shot me in the foot and stole an obscene parrot!"
It's not that Jocelyn tries to be outrageous, she is just willing to do whatever it takes to take care of the people that she feels responsible for. If that means stealing a bird, well, a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do.
I adored Jocelyn. She was always reading people, ready to turn the situation to her advantage. Blake was the total opposite. He was bluntly honest, to the point of rudeness.Read more ›
Historical Romance - July 5th, 2011
The Devilish Montague is the second novel in Patricia Rice's new rebellious sons series which started with the first book, The Wicked Wyckerly.
The Devilish Montague is the story of Blake Montague who wants nothing more than to return to the war on the continent and help fight the French by using his excellent skills at decoding French communications. Unfortunately, being a penniless younger son he has no hopes to achieve his goal unless he marries a rich lady who can provide him with the funds he needs. He soon meets Jocelyn Carrington who seems to be exactly what he needs but who has her own reasons to consider making a deal with Blake.
Jocelyn wants nothing more than to find a stable home for her and her family. By marrying Black she how has the chance to regain her family's estate which her despicable elder brother lost in a wager to Blake's father.
Blake and Jocelyn are very enjoyable and compelling to read. I liked how both of these character had goals and dreams for themselves and were willing to work to achieve them. Their desires and dreams brought a new level of interest to the characters and makes this reader want them to find and achieve a happy ending together. I really loved the two main characters but the story also included some fun and interesting secondary characters that made the story even more interesting.
The Devilish Montague is a great story of two people who are trying to find their hearts' desire and end up finding happiness very unexpectedly.
Reviewed by Mary from Bookaholics Book Club
4 out of 5 (B)
"After years as a bachelor, he was not prepared for married life resembling the chaos of war. Perhaps he should acquire a cannon."
Jocelyn Carrington may have the luck of being able to marry whoever she chooses since she came into her inheritance but that doesn't make up for the fact that she must get married to secure a stable house for her mother and brother. As a woman to live alone, even with her family, would be unacceptable to society. After loosing her Father six years before and being thrown out of all of her half siblings homes Jocelyn bears the weight of her eccentric family members especially her youngest brother Richard who only seems to be at ease around his parrots. To save all that she holds dear Jocelyn must enter into a marriage that will allow her to keep a roof over her family's head even if it means giving up her yearly allowance to her future husband.
As the youngest of three sons Blake Montague has few employment options and even less money to acquire the one that he wants. To buy his colors and rejoin the war against Napoleon he must find a wife with a healthy allowance and find her fast. On top of everything else Blake's family believes he is part of a family curse that will leave him dead by the age of thirty and is pushing for him to find a wife, forget the war and beat the curse. One night at a party Blake meet a young woman with a healthy allowance of one thousand pounds a year and who also is looking for a marriage of convince and not love. They both need something the other can provide and start to plan how to help each other get what they need.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sometimes you just want some fun: this book and others in the Rebellious Sons series will provide it! I love it.Published 19 days ago by Traveler
This book was amusing. The hero cracked me up. The turn out to be a delightful couple. Highly recommend.Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
Linked together loosely by the literary gimmick of the bestowal of dowry money by a monied widowed Duchess to a worthy recipient, each of Patricia Rice's novels in this series... Read morePublished 4 months ago by SherrinB
I loved this book even more than the first in this series. As always, Rice's characters are well developed. Read morePublished 5 months ago by S. Day
This is an all around great read - you have fun characters, a great mystery, action, adventure, and love. Read morePublished 5 months ago by tammy
Blake Montague and Jocelyn Byrd-Carrington were made for each other. Both hide behind false fronts, and watching the two of them learn about each other and what will make the... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kathy
I Loved this book! I couldn't stop laughing! Ok, I have to say that Percy mad this book. I was so into this book that I had to tell my husband and daughter what was going on step... Read morePublished 8 months ago by sallie