Harlequin's Very Valentine's Reads : The Devil Takes a Bride by Julia London

Title: The Devil Takes a Bride
Author: Julia London
Formats: Mass Market Paperback, Audio, eBook
Imprint: HQN
Price: $7.99 U.S. / $8.99 CAN.
Release date: January 27, 2015
ISBN: 9780373778904

A plan born of desperation…

Once the toast of society, Grace Cabot and her sisters now await the shame of losing high status and fine luxuries upon the death of the Earl of Beckington. The dire circumstances are inevitable unless, of course, Grace's wicked plot to seduce a wealthy viscount into marriage goes off without a single hitch. But once a stolen embrace with the wrong man leads her to be discovered in the arms of Jeffrey, the Earl of Merryton, her plan takes a most unexpected—and scorching—twist.

…and altered by passion

Governed by routine and ruled by duty, Jeffrey had no desire for a wife before he succumbed to Grace's temptation. Though his golden-haired, in-name-only bride is the definition of disorder, he can't resist wanting her in every way. But once her secrets meet his, society might consider their lives to be ruined beyond repair…while Jeffrey might just see it as a new beginning.


Favorite Romantic Movies

I am a sucker for a good romantic movie! But if you are viewing with your significant other, I would recommend romantic comedy rather than a romantic drama. Because you know how some men can get kind of squeamish when there is a lot of crying and kissing in the rain going on (I’m looking at you, Nicholas Sparks). And besides, who doesn’t love a good romantic comedy? You’d have to be a rock head not to love them.

I’ve been watching rom-coms for a very long time. I remember seeing Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant in Bringing up Baby as a kid. It was a screwball romantic comedy, and I probably didn’t even know what romance was, but I loved it. I love all the romantic comedy tropes. Such as friends-to-lovers, like the brilliant Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan movie, When Harry Met Sally (my oldest sister fell in love with Billy Crystal because of that movie). Or, if you prefer, the enemies-to-lovers like Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks played in You’ve Got Mail. And who could forget Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Mr. and Mrs. Smith? The sexual tension sizzled off the screen. How about a rags-to-riches with a lover thrown in? Julia Roberts has played that trope both ways in Pretty Woman (with Richard Gere), and then as the rich one in Notting Hill (with Hugh Grant).

I think there must be a rom-com for every taste. Does your boo like travel themes (Leap Year)? Fantasy (Princess Bride)? How about weddings (27 Dresses), or musicals (Mama Mia) and holiday themes such as All About Love and even one titled Valentine’s Day? And for heaven’s sake, don’t forget the Jane Austen period romances. Be still my heart—can you imagine civilization without Pride and Prejudice? I could go on, but if you’re looking for a good romantic movie this Valentine’s Day, my advice is to go for the romantic laugh. Trust me, a good time will be had by all! Happy Valentine’s Day.

Julia London is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of more than a two dozen romantic fiction novels. She is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. To keep up with all the Julia London news, please visit


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Tour Schedule
Week One

1/26/15 Parajunkee  - Interview with Victoria Dahl
1/27/15 Books Complete Me – Interview with Julia London
1/28/15 Paranormal Book Club – Interview with Sarah McCarty
1/29/15 Once Upon a Twilight – Guest Post by Lissa Manley
1/30/15 Wicked L'il Pixie – Interview with Lynda Aicher

Week Two

2/2/15 Smexy Books – Guest Post by Victoria Dahl
2/3/15 Library of a Book Witch – Guest Post by Julia London
2/4/15 Curling Up With A Good Book – Interview with Sara Arden
2/5/15 My Favorite Things – Guest Post by Sarah McCarty
2/6/15 Magna Maniac Cafe – Guest Post by Cathy Gillen Thacker

Week Three

2/9/15 BookHounds – Interview with Lissa Manley
2/10/15 Fiktshun – Guest Post with Lynda Aicher
2/11/15 The Phantom Paragrapher – Guest Post with Sara Arden
2/12/15 Babs Book Bistro – Interview with Cathy Gillen Thacker
2/13/15 Reading with ABC – Interview with Julia London