Book Review: Diane Whiteside’s The Devil She Knows

Posted December 14, 2010 by Kathy Davie in

by Kathy Davie

The Devil She KnowsThe Devil She Knows by Diane Whiteside
Series: Devil, 6
My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Sixth in the Devil erotic romance series.

Is it possible to give a -star? This started out so promisingly. And within 10 chapters turned to crap. I’m still not sure how I managed to read my way through the dreck. The first book in this series was so good, particularly on an erotic note! And, it seems, Whiteside had given her all by its end. Each succeeding book has simply gotten worse and worse.

When we first meet Portia, she is presented as an intelligent, benevolently manipulative, brave, still childish character. Within a few chapters, she’s the opposite. Stupid and, while able to recognize those in her family who have her best interests at heart, unable to realize the appropriate actions. As the years go by, we see nothing of her intelligence only of her ability to blend…whoopee. Not the person we initially met.

Just before Gareth and Portia do meet back up again, we discover just how stupid she is, again, or is that still?, when she leaves her allies in the lurch seemingly not even able to guess what her vindictive ex- is capable of doing to them. And, it just continues to go downhill. I confess I skimmed most of the supposedly erotic love scenes as they were too mechanical—Whiteside must have worked on just filling out the outline without putting in any passion.

Save up your reading pleasure…read something else.

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