"Exciting Regency romantic suspense"
In 1816, Major George 'Hawk' Hawkinville has mixed
feelings about coming home to Sussex after fighting at
Waterloo. His mom is dead and he hates his father John
Gervase, but still loves his matriarchal home. Hawk learns
that his detestable sire borrowed money with Hawkinville
used as collateral. John used the money to obtain the
title of the recently murdered Lord Deveril. Hawk must pay
20,000 pounds in two months or forfeit everything except
the title of Hawkinville.
Trying to save his beloved home, Hawk attempts to prove
to the Deveril heiress Clarissa that Greystone killed her
betrothed or at least forged his will. That way his father
inherits the money. Although she thinks he is a fortune
hunter, they fall in love. He persuades her to elope
fearing she would never marry him if she learned he is the
heir to Deveril. However, before they can marry she learns
the truth and rejects Hawk's plea, ending their
relationship before it can blossom.
THE DEVIL'S HEIRESS is an exciting Regency
suspense that never slows down for an instant as award
winning Jo Beverly provides her myriad of fans with quite
an exciting thriller. The story line is filled with
action, but it is the charming lead couple that makes the
plot hum. Although Hawk's father seems too self-centered
to be real, fans will enjoy this tale. Readers will seek
out the other novel in this series (THE DRAGON'S
the short story (part of IN PRAISE OF YOUNGER MEN),
as the Rogues tale that included Deveril and Clarissa (see
AN UNWILLING BRIDE).
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted August 3, 2001