Sunday, January 26, 2014

Review for Devil in the Making by Victoria Vane

Title: Devil in the Making
Author: Victoria Vane
Publisher: Vane Publishing LLC
Genre: Historical
Publication date: January 19, 2014
Length: 60 pages
Book Series and number: Devil DeVere series, Devilish Vignette #1
Rating: 5
Heat Rating: Warm

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review. I rated it 5 out of 5 stars.

Reviewed for For Whom The Books Toll
5, Warm

Every devil has a beginning...
From the outset of young Lord DeVere's arrival at Westminster School, his scandalous family secrets set him apart from the other aristocratic scions as an "untouchable." Akin to a dark shadow following him, the ugly truth remained that his mother was indeed the biggest whore in England, and his presumed father was no less than a pox-ridden madman.

Likewise, Simon Singleton's poetic proclivities had instantly made him the bullies' mark, and even Edward Chambers' great size had served as little deterrent for the upper classmen's taunts when accompanied by adolescent awkwardness and a broad North Country drawl.

By the end of the first form, however, the three young outcasts had forged an iron-clad bond that would maintain them through nearly six years. DeVere's finely honed shell of arrogance, Ned's increasing brawn, and Sin's rapier wit gave birth to an unholy triumvirate that would come to wreak perpetual and unchallenged havoc upon Westminster School…

My review:
The Devil DeVere Series by Victoria Vane is one of the best series I've ever read. The characters are fantastic, and very well written. Devil in the Making explores the early years of Simon Singleton, Ludovic DeVere, and Ned Chambers and their exploits at Westminster School. Lord DeVere is already on the bad list due to the notoriety of his family, Simon and Ned are victims of upper classmen bullies. The three soon become inseparable friends.
Ludovic attracts trouble without really trying. Wanting to pull a prank on one of the teachers, Ludovic talks Ned and Simon into stealing a lion and bringing it back to the dorm. Unfortunately, the lion has a keeper and the trio is caught in the act. Intrigued by the lion keeper, Ludovic makes a startling revelation.

Even though Devil in the Making is a short story, it is rich with detail and dialog. I always laugh out loud when reading one of Ms. Vane's Devil DeVere books. The humor and wit are priceless. The detail in the writing shows Ms. Vane has done extensive research. This story is just the right length for a quick and fun read. I would recommend Devil in the Making to anyone who likes to be entertained by a great story.

Buy Link:

A Wild Night's Bride #1
The Virgin Huntress #2
The Devil You Know #3
The Devil's Match #4
A Devil's Touch #4.5
Jewel Of the East #5

Devil in the Making #1
The Trouble With Sin #2

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