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Deborah Simmons


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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful romance with gothic flair 5 May 2000
By Laurie Gold - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The lair of the Devil Earl, perched precariously on a sea cliff like the castle in Dark Shadows. A night filled with tempest-tossed seas and the crackles of thunder. A tall and brooding hero, accused of murder.
These sound like the perfect ingredients for a gothic novel, right? Well, those elements are in place, but what's purposely missing is the damsel in distress.
The damsel not-in-distress is Prudence Lancaster, a bespectacled author with ink-stained hands. She is strong, level-headed, intelligent and determined. She is also on the shelf, never having noticed her body beyond the fact that it is unfashionably tall, bronzed, and leggy. Her face? She has never noticed its beauty behind the glasses her sister, "the pretty sister," has her constantly wear.
The Devil Earl is the hero. Dark, intense, with brooding gray eyes, Sebastian Ravenscar has been a party to all sorts of carnal debauchery in the past. He has never met a woman who could satisfy him in body and mind...until he meets Prudence. She alone is not afraid of him - she sees him as a pagan god capable of providing the thrills she has only written about.
Prudence and Sebastian fit together in body, mind, and soul. Sebastian's discovery of the delights of Prudence are many and filled with loving humor. It's such fun to read Sebastian's erotic musings -- he lusts after her ink-stained hands and delights in removing her spectacles. It's so enjoyable to have a heroine reach out and literally grab (ahem) what she wants.
Deborah Simmons has accomplished in this regency-set historical a gentle parody of a gothic novel. There are enough superficial similarities to Amanda Quick's Ravished that I feared The Devil Earl would be a clone. Happily, the books are not so similar after all. And Simmons' book is actually better -- the heroine and hero are more attractive and believable, and there are secondary characters who grow to become enjoyable as well.
What's more, this author has fashioned wonderfully erotic love scenes - no doubt Sebastian's early lessons from his debauched youth will provide a life-time of bliss for Prudence. And she, with her ink-stained hands, imagination, and loving soul, will stimulate his mind, body, and heart forever.
Deborah Simmons has followed up the wonderful The Vicar's Daughter with another Regency-era historical that is easy to read, funny, and sexy. Those of us who have been disappointed by the latest works of our favorite authors need not fear the same with this author. It's not a perfect book, there is no earth-shattering intensity, but it is such a delightful romp - who cares?
TTFN, Laurie Likes Books
Publisher, All About Romance
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming Read 6 July 2002
By M. Rondeau - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This was a very fast read for me - mainly because I couldn't put it down!
Upon her first glimpse of the Earl of Ravenscar, he was certainly living up to his namesake, namely the Devil Earl. He came rushing into the Abbey, in a black coach on a dark and stormy night. And, so Prudence Lancaster, the gothic author, was gaining more fodder for her novels. She had lived in Cornwall all her life and had never seen the 'Devil Earl' - only heard the stories, and though he was very dark and mysterious, he was also the handsomest man she had ever seen.
At five and twenty, Prudence was consigned to living in the world of her imagination - the world she created in the novels she wrote - But, since she met the Devil Earl - her imagination would never be so exciting and passionate as the situations she would be in with him.
Very passionate,sensual and romantic trysts. A most exciting read and well worth finding a copy of this book. Great!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I ever read! 14 Jun 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book realy holds your intrest. once I started reading it I found it very hard to put it down. I love the way the Auther keeps you in suspence, just woundering what will happen next. It is one of the best Mistery/Romance Novels I have ever read. I like it so much, I have read it at least 4 times!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Delightful romance with gothic flair 5 May 2000
By Laurie Gold - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
The lair of the Devil Earl, perched precariously on a sea cliff like the castle in Dark Shadows. A night filled with tempest-tossed seas and the crackles of thunder. A tall and brooding hero, accused of murder.
These sound like the perfect ingredients for a gothic novel, right? Well, those elements are in place, but what's purposely missing is the damsel in distress.
The damsel not-in-distress is Prudence Lancaster, a bespectacled author with ink-stained hands. She is strong, level-headed, intelligent and determined. She is also on the shelf, never having noticed her body beyond the fact that it is unfashionably tall, bronzed, and leggy. Her face? She has never noticed its beauty behind the glasses her sister, "the pretty sister," has her constantly wear.
The Devil Earl is the hero. Dark, intense, with brooding gray eyes, Sebastian Ravenscar has been a party to all sorts of carnal debauchery in the past. He has never met a woman who could satisfy him in body and mind...until he meets Prudence. She alone is not afraid of him - she sees him as a pagan god capable of providing the thrills she has only written about.
Prudence and Sebastian fit together in body, mind, and soul. Sebastian's discovery of the delights of Prudence are many and filled with loving humor. It's such fun to read Sebastian's erotic musings -- he lusts after her ink-stained hands and delights in removing her spectacles. It's so enjoyable to have a heroine reach out and literally grab (ahem) what she wants.
Deborah Simmons has accomplished in this regency-set historical a gentle parody of a gothic novel. There are enough superficial similarities to Amanda Quick's Ravished that I feared The Devil Earl would be a clone. Happily, the books are not so similar after all. And Simmons' book is actually better -- the heroine and hero are more attractive and believable, and there are secondary characters who grow to become enjoyable as well.
What's more, this author has fashioned wonderfully erotic love scenes - no doubt Sebastian's early lessons from his debauched youth will provide a life-time of bliss for Prudence. And she, with her ink-stained hands, imagination, and loving soul, will stimulate his mind, body, and heart forever.
Deborah Simmons has followed up the wonderful The Vicar's Daughter with another Regency-era historical that is easy to read, funny, and sexy. Those of us who have been disappointed by the latest works of our favorite authors need not fear the same with this author. It's not a perfect book, there is no earth-shattering intensity, but it is such a delightful romp - who cares?
TTFN, Laurie Likes Books
Publisher, All About Romance
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Find this book!!! 11 July 2009
By Krista Lyn - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Wow! It takes quite a bit to "blow me away", and this book does it from page 1!

This was my first taste of Deborah Simmons, and believe you me, I want more! This is a wonderful "reformed rake" type of story (which is my favorite story line)!

The best part of this book is the heroine. She is a self proclaimed "spinster" who is a talented gothic authoress. She is wonderful. Honest, curious, loyal, and trustworthy...she believes in Sebastian and is his champion when everyone else believes the worst about the Devil Earl. Her belief in him and his goodness begins to soften him and opens him up to love and acceptance. There is also a minor secondary romance that is also enjoyable, along with a nice mystery plot.

Sebastian is memorable (to say the least). Once he sets his eyes on Prudence, he is absolutely captivated and to be honest, he never looks back. He never looses sight of his desire to be with her at any cost. I loved his determination to be with Prudence.

This is romance....tender, erotic, mysterious, and absolutely memorable. Find this book.
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