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June 24, 2021

The Devil’s Own by Liana LeFay ~ a Review

by MK French

Lord Devlin Wayward is a gambler and rake, but his twin brother Daniel is a reverend. Devlin is finally returning to England, but with a broken leg is unable to return in person. It’s necessary to go to London, so the twins have to swap places. Miss Mary Tomblin has always been taken with the reverend, who has rebuffed her help and advances. This abruptly changes when she’s needed to help the vicarage due to a broken leg.

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The Devil's Own
June 2021; Entangled; ebook (228 pages)
Regency romance
The mistaken identity is amusing at first, as Devlin tries to be his brother and fend off Mary's interest. Of course, he sees a different side of her, and she impresses him in spite of himself. The two grow closer despite his hot and cold reactions, and Mary really enjoys being part of the community, helping others, and being more than just a pretty face.

I feel like Devlin's growth backslid, and it was really disappointing to see. That was the conflict breaking them up, and it felt so contrived. With all of the build-up in the first two-thirds of the novel, I felt really emotionally invested in these two, and for Devlin to turn idiot kind of ruined it for me. Mary is entirely too kindhearted, so that gives them a happily ever after ending. 

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Born and raised in New York City, M.K. French started writing stories when very young, dreaming of different worlds and places to visit. She always had an interest in folklore, fairy tales, and the macabre, which has definitely influenced her work. She currently lives in the Midwest with her husband, three young children, and a golden retriever.

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