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Devil's Embrace (Devil's Duology) Mass Market Paperback – January 2, 2008
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“A good storyteller…Coulter always keeps the pace brisk.”—Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Ms. Coulter is a one-of-a-kind author who knows how to hook her readers and keep them coming back for more.”—The Best Reviews
“Coulter is excellent at portraying the romantic tension between her heroes and heroines, and she manages to write explicitly but beautifully about sex as well as love.”—Milwaukee Journal
“Coulter instinctively feeds our desire to believe in knights in shining armor and everlasting love—historical romance at its finest.”—BookReporter.com
“One of the genre’s great storytellers.”—Kansas City Star
“One of the masters of the genre.”—The Newark Star-Ledger
“Catherine Coulter is one of the best authors of exciting thrillers writing today.”—Midwest Book Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
Welcome to my very first historical romance, Devil's Embrace, titled by my husband, and first published in 1982. I've updated it stylistically, edited it, trimmed it just a bit, and the art department designed a splendid new cover that magically includes some of the original artwork.
Cassie Brougham and Anthony Welles, Earl of Clare, are my favorite characters of all time. Cassie has known the Earl of Clare all her life, but she's in love with a soldier she's been secretly writing to since she was fifteen. Now he's home and they're going to be married. But the day before her wedding, Anthony Welles kidnaps her aboard his yacht and sails away with her to Genoa, Italy; his stated intention to make her his wife.
Cassie is not happy about this.
This is an unusual love story, to say the least, that will make you weep and laugh and root for what you know is best for both of them. There is pain, doubt, captivation, and escape. But regardless of what happens, this is a love that is of the forever sort, something that is true and very real, and will stay close to your heart, I hope, for a very long time.
If you missed Devil's Embrace the first time around, do read it now.
Catherine Coulter --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I did not like this book at all. I read this book about a year ago. This is the only Catherine Coulter book I've ever read and I'm not likely to care much about reading another one in the future to be honest. Cassie is in love with her childhood sweetheart, but the day before their wedding Cassie is out on her yacht and Lord Anthony kidnaps her and heads to Italy. He informs her that she is going to be his bride and doesn't give her any choice in the matter. He's old enough to be her father and she tells him she doesn't want to marry him. He was in love with her mother once upon a time (although they were apparently never intimate). Anyways, he doesn't give her an option about having sex with him or anything really. He wasn't the worst hero that's for sure but I just really didn't like him. Meanwhile Cassie goads him into beating her like a man, like a member of his crew, one time when she disobeyed him on the ship. She makes it clear she's only accepting this "discipline" from the Captain of the ship, not himself as a man. He doesn't want to beat her because, well, she's a woman and also he thought he would have mutiny on his hands if he did. But, since she insists, he beats her anyways. He threatens a spanking several times in the book but he never does that. Instead, he just beats her like a man. How awful. Then when she's giving birth at the end him and a member (a male member) of his crew are the only ones present (that's apparently the way she wants it to be as she's pleased as punch that the doctor broke his leg and couldn't come). On top of that, she's scared she'll die in childbirth like her mother did so Anthony tells her if she doesn't give birth already he will- surprise, surprise- beat her! I mean, come on! This is not to mention the disgusting details of the gang rape in the middle of the book where she loses the first baby and is ripped to shreds. This book was awful. I would have been OK with her getting a spanking or something but NOT with her constantly insisting to be treated like a man the way she was and Anthony actually giving in to treat her that way. The gang rape was a tragedy and certainly wasn't portrayed as though she "enjoyed" it or something. I'm not really taking points off for the fact that that scene was in the book but it was vulgar and crude in my opinion. I just really didn't like this book.
i was, and am, incredibly disappointed in coulter for this book. honestly when i first read the scene i was waiting for the hero to come to the rescue because it was truly too unbelievably vile. i shudder that coulter made use of such a terrible topic in her novel, something that shouldnt be talked about to sell books.
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