Julia Beaufort gave her heart, and her
body, to Sir Devlin Vaughn. But when it became clear he
wasn’t going to give her his love she left him in a very
public manner, and started on a downward path that took her
to the continent. Now she’s back in London, working as a
seamstress and trying to live a quiet life.
Devlin has never forgotten the woman
who made him the laughingstock of London society. Now that
she’s back, he intends on taking her to his home and keeping
her there, as his sex slave, whether she likes it, or not.
Devil’s Pearl starts with
an intriguing premise, and what carried it for me was
Julia’s character. I really liked the way she was drawn, and
could feel her emotions as she worked her way through life.
Devlin, however, was hard for me to care about. At the first
he seemed selfish, which brought about the problems the
By the end of the story he’d redeemed himself somewhat, but
I would have liked to see more of him growing. Still, the
hot interplay between the two kept the pages steaming, and
kept me flipping the page down button on my reader. If you
enjoy Regency romances this story will entice you.