Whew! What a lively, sexy, smokin' hot read! I loved the verbal sparring between the characters and the determination of the heroine to have her man, come h*ll or high water. Her devious plotting was a hoot and her by-play with the hero was uber-sexy and spiked my already steady interest in the story (and maybe my temperature too…lol). I enjoyed the first book in this series (A Wild Night's Bride) and as the second in the series, The Virgin Huntress, only got better…and much hotter! The supporting characters are reappearing from the first book and we'll see them again in the next, I'm sure, and I can hardly wait. They're absolutely integral to each story and it's fascinating how Ms Vane makes that happen with such ease. The sex is just…wow!... and The Virgin Huntress is not only a must read, but a keeper too! Okay, Ms. Vane…I'm so ready for more in this series!
Vesta is now in London, about to be introduced to society for her first season. An early morning horse ride makes her interest quickly fade in the balls and parties she's about to attend, as she sees Captain Hewitt DeVere pass by her at the park. She's instantly in love with the commanding, broad shouldered captain and immediately decides he will be hers…no matter what she has to do. Unfortunately, Hew is enamored with her godmother, Diana. Vesta must come up with a plan to get him away from Diana so he can really see that Vesta is no longer a child. Vesta is quickly frustrated and wonders if Hew will ever come to see her as a grown woman.
Desperate times call for devilish measures. When the object of one's passion has eyes for another…it's time to take matters in hand!
Lady Vesta Chambers is accustomed to getting what she wants…and what she wants is Captain Hewett DeVere…
Coddled and pampered since her mother's death, Lady Vesta Chambers is beside herself when her father goes to London to prepare for her come-out and returns with a young bride of his own. With her world turned upside down, Vesta accompanies her godmother, Diana, to town where she is smitten the moment she lays eyes on a certain captain of the Seventeenth Light Dragoons.
But when the object of her passion has eyes for another…
Captain Hewett DeVere, younger brother and heir to Viscount Ludovic "The Devil" DeVere, has returned from the American war scarred, disillusioned, and looking forward to settling down to a quiet and respectable life. But when the handsome and straight-laced captain turns his eyes toward the widowed Diana, Vesta is prepared to take devilish measures to prove just how wrong he is.
And the Devil DeVere looks after his own…
Recruiting the aid of her godfather, Vesta vows to prove to Hew once and for all that she is no longer a little girl, but a woman with the passion of…a huntress.
This is the second book in the The Devil DeVere series and should be read in order. It should be read after A Wild Night's Bride.