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ISBN: 0758225156

ISBN13: 9780758225153

Kisses Like a Devil

(Book #5 in the Devil Series)

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His wicked desire could free her. . . Strikingly handsome, wealthy, and accomplished, Brian Donovan has succeeded in everything he puts his mind to--except marriage. Now, as a favor to his former military commander Teddy Roosevelt, Brian is investigating a powerful new weapon invented in the small European country of Eisengau. The task carries prestige, danger, and an enticing complication in the lithe form of Meredith Duncan. With her deliciously...

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The devil series continues

Vice President Teddy Roosevelt sends Brian Donovan to the Grand Duchy of Eisengau to buy a special cannon for the American army, but once he arrives there he becomes embroiled in an intrigues of a young woman. Meredith has stolen the plans for the cannon and wants to use it to free the working class. Suddenly during a meeting of her radical anarchist group she meets Brian who saves her from the police. Her parents discover her activities and plan to marry her of to a man she can't stand, so she asks Brian to ruin her in every possible way. Will they find a way to follow their growing feelings and stay fast to their beliefs and duties or will that destroy their budding relationship? KISSED LIKE A DEVIL tells the story of Brian, the son of William and Viola Donovan from THE IRISH DEVIL, but it can be read as a stand-alone. Mrs. Whiteside really knows how to write an enjoyable story full of passion and emotions. Her books are a guaranteed interesting story, with fascinating characters in unusual settings. KISSED LIKE A DEVIL is no exception to the rule, because the book has a very unusual theme and is with the early 20th century European setting not set in a typical time and place, that you would normally have. If you like book with a story that combines history, politics, love and passion, KISSED LIKE A DEVIL will be a good book for you and you really should give it a try! Courtesy of Loveromances and More!

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Meredith Duncan has learned that staying in school will keep her from having to suffer through an arranged marriage. This works for a while but no matter what Meredith does or how she acts, her stepfather still wants her to be out of sight. He finally gives in and allows her to go to school in Eisengau when she hints that being the assistant to an important man will more often than not put her in close quarters with many men, diplomats and service men alike, who might need a wife. Meredith's ability to duplicate plans from memory proves invaluable to her employer as well as a man named Brian Donovan, an American who has been sent to Europe on a mission for Teddy Roosevelt. KISSES LIKE A DEVIL is the story of William and Viola's son who readers met in Diane Whiteside's first DEVIL installment, THE IRISH DEVIL. Brian has been chosen by Teddy Roosevelt, a friend as well former Rough Rider, to go to Europe to ferret out plans for a new highly powerful and destructive weapon. Brian doesn't count on meeting Meredith, a very smart yet innocent girl who doesn't believe in love. Vowing to make her change her mind regarding men and marriage in general, Brian proceeds to show her exactly how close of a partnership a man and woman can have when love is involved. Add in the suspense dealing with pre-World War I Europe and my reading experience was complete. KISSES LIKE A DEVIL by Diane Whiteside is remarkable. I blushed more than once but sighed in happy glee at how these two young people learned about life, love and happiness. Meredith's insecurities and trepidation towards marriage made for an interesting turn of events and a lot of emotional and passionate attempts by Brian to change her mind. Truly a tremendous book! ***Natalie S. for Wild on Books***

Reviewed by Wild on Books!

Meredith Duncan has learned that staying in school will keep her from having to suffer through an arranged marriage. This works for a while but no matter what Meredith does or how she acts, her stepfather still wants her to be out of sight. He finally gives in and allows her to go to school in Eisengau when she hints that being the assistant to an important man will more often than not put her in close quarters with many men, diplomats and service men alike, who might need a wife. Meredith's ability to duplicate plans from memory proves invaluable to her employer as well as a man named Brian Donovan, an American who has been sent to Europe on a mission for Teddy Roosevelt. KISSES LIKE A DEVIL is the story of William and Viola's son who readers met in Diane Whiteside's first DEVIL installment, THE IRISH DEVIL. Brian has been chosen by Teddy Roosevelt, a friend as well as former Rough Rider, to go to Europe to ferret out plans for a new highly powerful and destructive weapon. Brian doesn't count on meeting Meredith, a very smart yet innocent girl who doesn't believe in love. Vowing to make her change her mind regarding men and marriage in general, Brian proceeds to show her exactly how close of a partnership a man and woman can have when love is involved. Add in the suspense dealing with pre-World War I Europe and my reading experience was complete. KISSES LIKE A DEVIL by Diane Whiteside is remarkable. I blushed more than once but sighed in happy glee at how these two young people learned about life, love and happiness. Meredith's insecurities and trepidation towards marriage made for an interesting turn of events and a lot of emotional and passionate attempts by Brian to change her mind. Truly a tremendous book! ***Natalie S. for Wild on Books***

fascinating late Victorian romantic suspense

In 1900 Vice President Teddy Roosevelt meets with a former subordinate soldier from the Cuban operation Brian Donovan to ask for his help. Teddy knows the influential Donovan family is gathering in Europe to make efforts to rescue Brian's brother trapped in Peeling. Teddy wants Brian to attend the annual Grand Duchy of Eisengau armor sale to buy a gigantic cannon for the American army. It has been four years since Meredith Duncan began working for Colonel Zorndoff, head of the Foundry and Cannon Sales sector of the government. She has stolen the plans for a gigantic cannon because she will use them to obtain freedom for the working class. She attends a meeting of her working class party but is shocked to see Russian agent Sazanov as a guest. She does not trust the Russian and tells everyone she has not stolen the plans yet. At a beerhouse, Meredith and her friends hold a rally. The cops break it up and Brian who was there helps Meredith escape. He escorts her to the Grand Hotel where to her regret her parents catch her. They are unhappy to see her with an American though they somewhat hide their feelings as he is a weapons buyer. The next day her parents inform Meredith that they are aware of her seditious activity and have accepted a marriage proposal from Zorndoff, whose first wife was beaten to death by him. Meredith asks Brian to ruin her by making her his mistress. Shocked he agrees. As they fall in love, they remain divided over her belief that his father exploits the workers. The weapons competition is fascinating as countries compete for the best armor. Readers will admire the heroine, a courageous idealist who risks her life for her beliefs, and her dog Morro who is always protecting her. The actions of the good guys lead to the deaths of many innocent people adding realism, however, their remorse never comes across as more than an afterthought. Still this is a fascinating late Victorian era romantic suspense. Harriet Klausner
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