The Velvet Promise

The Velvet Promise All of England rejoiced on her wedding day 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

  • Title: The Velvet Promise
  • Author: Jude Deveraux
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 348
  • Format: Hardcover
  • All of England rejoiced on her wedding day 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 herbut his heart had been pledged to another Humiliated and alone in a strange caAll of England rejoiced on her wedding day 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 herbut his heart had been pledged to another Humiliated and alone in a strange castle, Judith resolved to hate this husband who took her body, but rejected her love.r admitting her fear of losing him But destiny held another fate for Juditha fate that would keep at lastThe Velvet Promise.

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    About "Jude Deveraux"

    1. Jude Deveraux

      Jude Gilliam was born September 20, 1947 in Fairdale, Kentucky She has a large extended family and is the elder sister of four brothers She attended Murray State University and received a degree in Art In 1967, Jude married and took her husband s surname of White, but four years later they divorced For years, she worked as 5th grade teacher.She began writing in 1976, and published her first book, The Enchanted Land 1977 under the name Jude Deveraux Following the publication of her first novel, she resigned her teaching position Now, she is the author of 31 New York Times bestsellers Jude won readers hearts with the epic Velvet series, which revolves around the lives of the Montgomery family s irresistible men Jude s early books are set largely in 15th and 16th century England in them her fierce, impassioned protagonists find themselves in the midst of blood feuds and wars Her heroines are equally scrappy medieval Scarlett O Haras who often have a low regard for the men who eventually win them over They re fighters, certainly, but they re also beauties who are preoccupied with survival and family preservation Jude has also stepped outside her milieu, with mixed results Her James River trilogy River Lady, Lost Lady, and Counterfeit Lady is set mostly in post Revolution America the popular, softer edged Twin of Fire Twin of Ice moves to 19th century Colorado and introduces another hunky man clan, the Taggerts.Deveraux manages to evoke a strong and convincing atmosphere for each of her books, but her dialogue and characters are as familiar as a modern day soap opera s Historicals seem to be all I m capable of, Jude once said in an interview, referring to a now out of print attempt at contemporary fiction, 1982 s Casa Grande I don t want to write family sagas or occult books, and I have no intention of again trying to ruin the contemporary market Still, Jude did later attempt modern day romances, such as the lighthearted High Tide her first murder caper , the contemporary female friendship story The Summerhouse, and the time traveling Knight in Shining Armor In fact, with 2002 s The Mulberry Tree, Deveraux seems to be getting comfortable setting stories in the present, which is a good thing, since the fans she won with her historical books are eager to follow her into the future.Jude married Claude Montassir, with whom she had a son, Sam Alexander Montassir, in 1997 They eventually divorced On Oct 6th, 2005, Sam died at the age of eight in a motorcycle accident Jude has lived in several countries and all over the United States She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and has an additional home in the medieval city of Badolato, Italy.

    371 thoughts on “The Velvet Promise”

    1. This book was too heavy for me!!! -.-First, the "hero" is a total dick, who is obsessed with some evil blonde slut and doesn't recognize that he is her puppet. He fails to recognize the evil in the bitch and totally mistreats the heroine, his wife, because of said slut.The heroine just wants his love and approval, which he constantly denies.She is physically and psychologically abused. She ends up pregnant and risks her life and the life of her unborn child to save him, going to the house of som [...]


    2. 1.5 stars!I don’t know how I gave this book 4 stars before. Granted, the overall story is elaborate and entertaining to read but I really wanted to bash the ASSHOLE HERO with a brick. Make that a pile of bricks.Kickass heroine+ Awesome side characters + Rich and well-researched story+ Asshole hero? _______________________________________1.5 starsIt’s a weird math equation but that’s how much I HATED the hero Gavin. (view spoiler)[Strike one: Slaps and rapes the heroine on their wedding nig [...]


    3. I wanted to scream and shout at Gavin for being so dense and stupid, he was not deserving of Judith. Perhaps I was suppose to swoon over this “love story” but I hated the back and forth between them.


    4. 2/26/14 ETA: Okay I upped this from 3 to 4 stars, because I did really like it and it's much better than a lot of the 3 star books I have out there. It kept me engaged. I didn't skim, etc. I have a tendency to do this when a character or plot point irks me so bad I can't see the bigger picture. I think I did the same thing with Lily and The Demon Lover. Maybe I should wait a week before writing my reviews. However, I do so love to rant when I'm in the moment :)***original review***This is my ver [...]


    5. I refuse to finish reading ANY story that involves rape, abuse, or involuntary sexual servitude by the "so called hero" as an erotic act. Even if you have a physical reaction to the abuse, the emotional damage that results is something you never get over. You do not fall in love with your rapist, and you certainly cannot have a healthy relationship with your rapist, and suggesting otherwise is demeaning to sexual abuse victims AND irresponsible.


    6. I would have loved this book had I not wanted to murder the hero. Gavin Montgomery should be tied to two tons of bricks and dropped off a very high cliff.


    7. Where Sassy’s love for historical romance began…Once upon a time, a long time ago, there was a young girl called Stacey. On a day like any other, she was walking through her local shopping centre doing a little browsing. What does she see before her, but a magical *BARGAIN BIN* announcing *4 PAPERBACKS FOR $10.00*. Well, Stacey, she was a remarkably canny young lady and had saved all her spare dollars for a day like that day. She looked into the barrel and her eyes lit up. Gleaming, silky co [...]


    8. UNREDEEMABLE MALE LEADI'm really trying to resist having a rant about this book. I've heard much about this author and being a lover of historical romances I'm not sure how I've not read anything by her before, needless to say this is my first and last book by her.Gavin Montgomery is in love with Alice Valence their secret meetings cannot go on, marriage is what he wants to the beautiful and doe eyed Alice. But what Gavin doesn't realise is that she has no intention of marrying him, she wants a [...]


    9. First, I struggle to give this two stars because the hero rapes the herione, really, can you do that in a romance where they still end up together? Then there is "the other" women aspect. Which I know for the formula you have to have something that causes a riff and a way for them to come back together but I'm never a fan of it being another woman. Then, back to the rape thing, I know he was suckered by the other woman and didn't really know about the "bedding of a virgin" but really - rather sh [...]


    10. After doing a re-read, I'm sorry to find The Velvet Promise didn't quite make my original 5 star rating. There were aspects of the heroe's thoughts and actions that took away from my enjoyment. All in all, still an enjoyable medieval romance featuring four Montgomery Brothers with the spotlight on the oldest brother, Gavin, and his new bride, Judith. This is an older HR, first published I think in 1981. The version for my re-read was a re-issue in 1991 and includes (view spoiler)[a scene of forc [...]


    11. Bu yorum aynı zamanda Romancekolikte yayınlanmıştır.This review also shared in Romansholic.English Review;Story begun with besotted hero knowing his lover soon to be marry. That shrew girl is like an actress and fool him that she marry by force. Our besotted hero believes her. But he asked for a marriage an earl daughter. So hero accept. He think with him marrying too he could accept the fact his lover soon to be marry. Wedding took place and our hero was surprised to see such a lovely wife [...]


    12. Wow! so much drama and angst! Don't read this if you hate cruel heroes. Hero slaps and rapes heroine, his ex lover is a slut who kills heroine's unborn baby and she is determined to ruin their marriage along with other villains. I adored all the angst and passion but sadly the ending was way too abrupt!


    13. ********** 4 Stars **********First, a little background: 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 cours [...]



    14. 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: a book that has the lead characters having great sex (and marital rape no less) before the book hit 18%, while the hero was in love with another woman and our heroine fell in and out of love with the hero all within 2 days. What d [...]


    15. 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. NO



    16. This is what I want with Miss Jude Deveraux’s novels. At first, a reader would think that it’s cliché and nothing interesting or new will come out of it. At first you’ll extremely want to skip pages only to run from scenes you wouldn't like. Fortunately, as the story goes, you’ll be amazed at how interesting and unique the masterpiece really is. It’s a combination of love, passion, fun, with a great sense of humor, and adventure as well.Plus, it really is cute to have a stone-hearted [...]


    17. 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. this book was gripping! 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 af [...]


    18. 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. The Velvet Promise is about the Montgomery brothers, 4 in total, and I can see from the way they were characterized I will want to read all of their stories. Gavin the oldest Montgomery, he f [...]


    19. 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 [...]


    20. I liked this book however I could not get myself to like Gavin even a little. Literally. 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.


    21. This is Jude Deveraux's first book. As always, I’m impressed with Jude’s easy writing style. She pulls you right into her story effortlessly, introducing several characters, like the Montgomery brothers, and you get to know them and care about them pretty quickly. I think Judith is one of Jude’s best characters. She’s a strong woman, hard working, and pretty ingenious. I liked her a lot. I like the fact that she had ambitious plans to be an abbess, although I think Deveraux probably shou [...]


    22. I'm having a very hard time digesting the book, it's short, so I thought it was going to be a fun quick read but by chapter 8, the hero has hit, raped, almost cheated on the woman who is supposed to be the love of his life by the end of the book and they only met on their wedding day.Just to keep it realistic, no woman, especially a virgin, can be raped then made love to by the same man no less and feel above the clouds in love with the guy. I think the female body and mind works differently in [...]


    23. This book was about a 4.5 for me. I love Jude Deveraux and one thing I noticed from reading this book is that she doesn't pull any punches. She doesn't hold back because she's afraid of making the hero less likable or making the reader shy away. And it actually makes the characters in her book even more likable and relatable. Also loved that the King and Queen were the parents of Henry VIII which would only make a Tudor geek like me squeal with fangirl joy.


    24. My head is gonna blow up with all that drama.d let's not forget that they have sex like rabbits (all of them).ading this story was like watching Linda and Alexis Carrington in the 80's :) But i still liked it and i'll read the next one too .


    25. What a blind hero! Gavin annoyed me so much. It was an okay read and I felt the ending was a bit frustrating. It was way too abrupt.


    26. DOS ESTRELLAS. dice que The Velvet Promise es romance, pero sinceramente, yo creo que es un libro para arrancarse el cabello. Y es que los hombres en esta historia son todos tan estúpidos, dejándose llevar por una carita bonita. No sé qué pensar de Gavin, el protagonista, en especial. La historia comienza con Gavin enterándose de que la mujer que ama está por casarse con otro hombre, a pesar de que él se le había propuesto primero a Alice. ¿La razón? Dicho hombre es un Conde y, por lo [...]


    27. *2.5 stars*I'm actually prepared to let the rape go as part of bodice-ripper/historical accuracy/misjudged plot point/whatever. Don't get me wrong; I'm not thrilled by it, but I can understand the context/era and keep reading the story so long as it there is something else in the narrative that's worth it. This book is compelling in many ways. It has an excellently sociopathic antagonist (I DO love my weaponized-femininity villains), a vividly drawn world full of castles and knights, and a suppo [...]


    28. I enjoyed reading this book, but somehow it lacks the angst that I was looking for. Gavin, the hero is not that likable, he did a lot to Judith that can be considered as offensive. But I'm thinking that this is historical, and oftentimes the hero acts like a jerk/douche bag. In my opinion, Gavin can very well be described in one word, it starts with the letter S and it comes in two syllables, what was it? STUPID. He can be considered as blind but to me, stupid is more like it. Because he acts li [...]


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