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The Velvet Promise. v May The Velvet Promise Jude Deveraux "Never Will I Belong To You!" When the heavy door slammed shut, the room. v May Velvet Angel Jude Deveraux "Now, Let's Get You Out of This Dress." Elizabeth jerked away from him, her ey. The velvet promise. byDeveraux, Jude. Publication date Topics Love stories For print-disabled users. Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.
No lovebirds in this scenery. Correct me if I am wrong but eventually the guy should have noticed right? And she cry for he couldn't ever love her anymore. Especially considering the insipid, simpering, nasty Alice was not a woman worthy of love. So much so I couldn't believe it.
I read this book back in high school and loved it to fervent death. It was my first experience with a proper romance other than Harlequin Presents and I fell in love with this epic tale involving knights and ladies and all sorts of sprawling medieval goodness.
I was in heaven. Jude Deveraux became my hero and I declared romance my favourite genre. I pulled out pencil and paper and began to write my very first novel which sucked of course and declared I wanted to be a romance author just like Jude when I grew up.
Fast forward to present day, many years later. Will it live up to the love we both professed for it? And the verdict is: I Know Feifei nearly hated it this time around and I totally get why.
I didn't hate it as much but this wasn't the perfect read I remembered from back then. Gavin, who I used to declare as my favourite out of the four Montgomery brothers, stood out stark and clear this time around for being a total scumbag douchecanoe. What clearly impressed my young 15 year old, 90's self, today felt annoying and horrifying at the very least.
This dude, for all his sexy, hot, knight self never truly redeemed himself after the despicable way he treated Judith, the heroine. Enter Ye ol' Gavin Montgomery rant fest ahead, come all ye! Did he cut her a new one? You'd think he would right? After all, what that bitch did was heinous and murderous, but no, it took the idiot a while to realize the extent of her evil, and even then To all that I say: The point is, I doubt there will be many readers who will consider this hero swoon worthy and will not end up wanting to cut up his nuts, fry them in butter and serve them to him on a platter.
Don't get me wrong, this book is still good as far as well written, well paced epic historical medieval romances go. If you like high drama and a flair of soap opera with your romances, this will be a hit. Gavin may be hard to take, but Judith Revedoune, the heroine is mostly a delight to read about if a bit Mary Sue-ish by the end. Truth is I couldn't put this down and the premise itself intrigued the hell out of me.
The ending though, left much to be desired. Seriously, too much drama for it to end in the literary equivalent of a deflating balloon. The other Montgomery brothers are delicious and I cannot wait to read their story. Thank you, Feifei!!
On to Stephen! Can't wait!! View all 7 comments. No, thank you. All of the male protagonists in this series are dicks. Feb 19, Cc rated it did not like it. No,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no, no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,no,yes, ha! Threw that one in there to fool you. View all 5 comments.
Here's why I tried it in English on e-book and just couldn't Starting once again with the cover, which sets the book like three centuries away from its real time. I believe the book was meant in late Middle Ages - at least in the country it takes place in, hence why the brute male lead and the roughness of behaviours. But the cover of the Portuguese edition takes us to Barroque society and the lack of morals of a court like Louis 14th's.
Just why? The plot exploits the portrait of an abuser, t Here's why I tried it in English on e-book and just couldn't The plot exploits the portrait of an abuser, thankfully handsome enough for the author to pull out a romantic novel around his sickness and try to make it look exciting: Gavin drew back his arm and slapped her.
An hour before he would have sworn that nothing could have made him harm a woman. Gavin was instantly contrite. He was sick at himself and what he had done. He knelt to help her stand. Before long she could bear no more kissing. She ached all over, and she pulled his hair to better meet his mouth. She fastened on his lips hungrily, with greed. No, seriously. I cannot tolerate anything romantic coming in the aftermath of a raping.
I was disgusted while reading it. I cannot imagine how on Earth it might be sexy that two people just met, and attraction is overwhelming, but he lets her down, so she doesn't want him, or is not ready, so she clearly says "I don't want to", and he raped her, and a few hours later the woman who's virginity was brutally taken by the man who she just overheard saying that he loved another woman also hours before is so bewitched by him that she wants to bring him closer and kiss him deeper.
It's just not believable. Also, it perpetuates the idea that woman must endure man's worse behaviour in order to find true love , either they're able to change him or not. What I read is criminal. Ok, it was the dawn of Renaissance , but still, even if he could not be charged, or if other woman like the maids would be indulgent towards his deed, how would the victim be so willing to experience such brutality again?
I mean, this could be a novel on sick people, but it is supposed to be a love story. The author is fully aware of what this is about: Even the third time, he had had to act against her initial protest. Yet she laughed and gave his brothers gold ribbons—gold like her eyes. If she gave such passion to him whom she freely admitted she hated, what would she be like with a man she liked?
This foolish idea that women play hard to get, and that in the end of the day we just want a passionate man to force himself on us, has made many victims throughout the years. This has to stop. There's no way rape can be romanticized in any way.
It is an abdomination which makes the rapist into a criminal and the raped individual into a victim. No lovebirds in this scenery.
And there's no point and blaming the year of the events, since the book was written in , and also I believe there were good man in every time of History. This Gavin simply isn't one of them. Please, enough. Romance is not a genre I usually read-- in fact before this book, I'd only read two romance novels.
So, the Romance section in the bookstore is one I've usually avoided. I have no idea why now It has been awhile since I have read a book I couldn't put down and couldn't wait to pick up again to see what happens next!
The characters are wonderfully crafted. I have read others reviews and I have to say-- I have no problem with Gavin. I enjoyed his character immensely. His Romance is not a genre I usually read-- in fact before this book, I'd only read two romance novels.
His affections for the conniving Alice are a classic 'love is blind' theme until he 'sees' the real version of Alice. I had no qualms with his rape of Judith on their wedding night. I know a lot of people do You cannot look at this with modern ideals. Women back then were their husband's property and he could do whatever he wanted with her.
It's just the way it was. Judith is a strong willed woman, and it is easy to sympathize with her as Gavin mistreats her.
Gavin's brothers were all likeable as well. To me, especially Stephen and Raine. Stephen seemed so much more mature than Gavin even though he is younger.
Raine just seems like a sweet, humerous guy. I look forward to reading about them in the next books in the series. In all, this book has made me reconsider my avoidance of Romance novels. This one is so good, it earned 5 stars rare for me and a place on my favorites shelf. Highly recommended!
View 1 comment. May 01, Zoe added it. Because it's such a "classic", I really thought about how I feel about this book. If so many people have loved it, what is it wrong with me that I find it boring? Maybe it is a phase thing, recently I have found most of the reads to be kind of blah. But let me say this: What d Because it's such a "classic", I really thought about how I feel about this book. What do I have to go on? No rating because I give up.
Maybe it is a great story, maybe it is a classic. Right now I have lost patience with both Gavin and what's her name I forgot already. And I just read my last page of the book 10 minutes ago. Oct 19, Kristine rated it liked it.
I liked this book however I could not get myself to like Gavin even a little. Aside from the love making he was jealous, bullheaded, and irrational. I did not find one redeeming quality in him. I imagine him walking around with a perpetual scowl on his face. Not into this H at all.
May 16, Maria Sanigan rated it it was amazing. Plus, it really is cute to have a stone-hearted man sing a song to his wife to soothe her terrified heart. And is it weird to actually smile while reading a whole chapter of Gavin Montgomery's sweetness? I swear I smiled at the single thought of him and it's cute how Gavin teased her.
It's really embarrassing to say this but I think my eyes were heart-shaped as I read this [Haha! However, for a story to be as effective and really magical and perfect as this, a reader should realize that it is not all the time that we will experience fun and sweetness. Of course there will be conflicts along the way. There were really great and disastrous tragedies that happened and I got to tell you that it was so real that you can actually see it happening in front of you.
Then again, although it is impossible, I would desperately want to kill Alice with my bare hands.
Again, I would like to jump inside the book and slap her face incessantly! That's how much I hate her! Plus Walter and Arthur's brutality and soullessness set me shouting literally and covering my eyes with both palms of my hands as if I was seeing their dark soul in front of me. The sight was unbearable even to a reader like me. It was like I had been tortured as well. A hundred thumbs up as well to Miss Jude Deveraux! Feb 25, Splage rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love this kind of story!
Had a similar feel to The Black Lyon, which I believe is the first one in the Montgomery series since Ranulf and Lyonene named their child Montgomery, but they must have been way before this time. The only thing mentioned was the Montgomery's had been around for hundreds of years. Gavin the oldest Montgomery, he f I love this kind of story! Oct 18, Jessica rated it it was ok Shelves: I will never understand why Authors write about two characters that cannot stand each other and only seem to have good communication in the bedroom.
This is why I gave The Velvet Promise two stars. I was so frustrated throughout most of the book and I found myself wishing the hero Gavin would just give the Heroine Judith to his Brother Raine. Believe me this would not have been at all out of place with the story line, with how messed up Gavin was over his not all there in the head lost love Al I will never understand why Authors write about two characters that cannot stand each other and only seem to have good communication in the bedroom.
Believe me this would not have been at all out of place with the story line, with how messed up Gavin was over his not all there in the head lost love Alice. I wish that there had been an epilogue to end the book. It would have tied things together for me, but since there was not I did not like the ending of the book and how it dropped off.
Goodreads dice que The Velvet Promise es romance, pero sinceramente, yo creo que es un libro para arrancarse el cabello. No considero esto un romance. O sea, what the hell. Sorry not sorry. Oct 04, Sha rated it it was ok Shelves: This book is compelling in many ways.
I appreciated all the soap opera-ish levels of plotting by the villains, so sue me. It added a quality of brutality to the story that I quite like. I might have stuck around if only there was more of all the above and less of the romance- which is a strange demand to make of a romance novel, I know.
But the romance was so bloody boring. Product details Mass Market Paperback: Pocket Books; Reissue edition January 1, Language: English ISBN Start reading The Velvet Promise on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Share your thoughts with other customers.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This is book one in the Velvet Series. Gavin Montgomery the eldest of the Montgomery brothers is in love with the beautiful Lady Alice. She's no good, but Gavin is blinded by her beauty. He asked her to marry him, but she led him to believe that her father betrothed her to Lord Edmund Chatworth an Earl.
She was an Heiress to vast amounts of money and land. She had been raised to enter the Church, but when her brother died leaving no heir to the vast fortune, her father offered her to Gavin because he felt he would have many strong grandsons to inherit his wealth through his daugher as well as an Earldom upon his death.
Nobody had ever seen the Lady Judith. Her mother had kept her hidden and raised her to enter the Church. Gavin was afraid she would be fat and ugly, and was very surprised on his wedding day to discover that she was a great beauty as well as an heiress.
There was and immediate connection between the two and things were going very nicely, BUT Alice Chatworth decided that she was not ready to let Gavin go.
He was her's and she threathens to kill herself to get Gavin to swear his undying love for her as the Lady Judith is standing in the background un-noticed by the groom. Lost of twists and turns. Heartache and misery in Gavin's and Judith's future as the Lady Alice interfers in their lives again and again and Gavin is too blind to Alice's evil ways to see what is happening.
Thus, begans the feud between the Montgomerys and the Chatworths. Love can be blind But true love will prevail no matter what! I admire Judith for she's an intelligent woman.
Though beautiful, she was not vain. She won her husband's love by being herself. Gavin can be very stupid but at least he admitted when he realized his love for his wife. I'm happy that Helen finds love eventually Looking forward to reading about the 3 other brothers stories. This was a really adventurous read. I enjoyed it very much. Just when you think the story is getting good, something else happens.
But Judith vowed that her husband would get only what he took from her! At the flower-bedecked altar, the first touch of their hands ignited an all-consuming passion. Gavin Montgomery looked deep into her golden eyes and burned with desire for her Humiliated and alone in a strange castle, Judith resolved to hate this husband who took her body, but rejected her love But destiny held another fate for Judith The Velvet Promise. To date, there are more than sixty million copies of her books in print worldwide.