Through the Nostalgia Glass: The Velvet Promise by Jude Deveraux. Warning: all the spoilers. Cover description: old-school cover featuring a. The Velvet Promise by Jude Deveraux - All of England rejoiced on her wedding day. But Judith vowed that her husband would get only what he took from her! My favourite romance novels of all time are the four books of Jude Deveraux's Velvet series: Velvet Promise, Highland Velvet, Velvet Song and.


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Gavin sees the marriage as a way to re-establish his tarnished family name. Judith is the daughter of an abusive and powerful earl who sees this marriage as his way to continue the family line.


Throughout the book, Gavin and Judith have to overcome obstacles due to their having jude deveraux velvet promise as total strangers.

Judith must come to the realization that not all men are abusive, controlling beasts although Gavin does possess quite a temper and Gavin must see the deceptive Alice for what she really is and come to love and trust his bride.


Highland Velvet follows the second oldest Montgomery brother, Stephen, who is ordered by his king to take a Scottish bride. Bronwyn MacArran is not only is laird of her own clan, she hates all English.


Highland Velvet while enjoyable, is probably my least favorite of the four, since it is handicapped by jude deveraux velvet promise many sub-plots. The next Montgomery brother is Raine my favorite due to his black hair, dreamy blue eyes and dimples.

Jude deveraux velvet promise story is told in the third book, Velvet Song. While Raine is hiding in the woods with his band of outlaws, a young woman named Alyxandra Blackett, who has been accused of witchcraft, comes his camp.

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For a time, Alyx fools them, but Raine is a Montgomery and a man and eventually discovers her true identity. We also get a chance to jude deveraux velvet promise up on Gavin and Judith and Stephen and Bronwyn from the earlier novels. Velvet Angel is the final book in the series.

Gavin handles this by slapping Judith for daring to be angry and say something unkind about the sweet homewrecker Alice.

Then he ends up raping Judith that night because she won't just 'get over it already' and go back to being the warm, attentive wife she was before jude deveraux velvet promise witnessed that scene with Alice. He reminded me more of a spoiled, petulant child than a true alpha hero. Plus, he's not the sharpest tool in the shed.

Gavin never actually cheats with Lady Alice there is a kiss, which she initiatedbut he keeps her on a pedestal as this vision of how a real lady should behave.

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He does quickly realize he desires Judith more than he ever desired Alice. Thankfully, he doesn't seem to really pine after her either or Jude deveraux velvet promise have given up. I don't think he ever loved Alice to begin with. He's all about Judith from day one.

It's "Lady" Alice who continues to seek him out. Problem is, he never seems to get it that she's trying to cause trouble in his marriage and is the 1 reason the two of them are often at odds. He always jude deveraux velvet promise Judith for being unreasonable, shrewish, and jealous.

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