The story is a variation of the Scarlet Pimpernel and Zorro but with a ton of humor added. I loved this book. I have read this book many times over the years. I still get a good giggle from it every time. YOU MUST HAVE A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR to enjoy this book. The dialog, hero , heroine , plot, background characters & character development are great. There's never a dull moment and the end was absolutely hilarious. This book had everything you need to create a good romance: a dashing hero, a beautiful heroine and, most of all...PASSION! Jude Deveraux developed Jess and Alex's personalities and motivations very convincingly, to the point where you feel as though you know them well enough to be friends by the time you finish the book. The Raider was an emotional roller coaster, and I felt all the pain and joy they did. I was so engrossed, I read it in a day. The love scenes are ample & steamy, and the plot is a good one. A fast paced book with an intricate plot that I cannot help but enjoy. The Raider has a strong (but not obnoxious) heroine who is in no way ordinary, a back story which is compelling but doesn't get in the way of the love story, and of course a wonderful hero.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 15 years ago
This was my first Jude Deveraux book and I read it years ago and 2 days ago I got bored and picked it up again. It's action packed humorous and very very romantic. With this book I found the love scenes to be very hot and steamy! but Alex Montgomery is one of the main characters that keep Jessica Taggert on her toes in utter confusion. There's never a dull moment and the end was absolutely hilarious I wish it had been a little bit longer, but nevertheless it's a good read.
The Scarlet Pimpernel with humour
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 16 years ago
The story is a variation of the Scarlet Pimpernel but with a dash of humour added. I loved this book. I liked both characters and I was glad that the heroine stayed faithful once she got married. I loved the fact that Alex was jealous of his alter ego. Made me laugh out loud. Hope that I discover other JD books as good as this one.
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 17 years ago
This was the first book I ever read of Jude Deveraux's. I was 16 and I fell in love with it. I have reread it about 4 times since then. The banter between the two lead characters is the best part of the book. She thinks he is just a foppish dandy, little does she know.....well that would spoil it for all of you. I recommend this book, its a keeper. Jude, hurry up and write something....I'm waiting!!!!!!
"Raider" is my favorite book by Jude Deveraux
Published by Thriftbooks.com User , 20 years ago
I've read and own almost all of Jude Deveraux's novels. I love all of them. They add the romance that real life doesn't offer. "Raider" is my favorite of all. The dashing hero, the sassy heroine. This book's got it all. Keep up the good work, Jude, and I'll keep buying them. By the way, I love how almost of all her books tie in the Montgomery's and the Taggerts.
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