Book Review: The Irish Devil by Diane Whiteside

She fought for survival…

Born to wealth and privilege but now widowed and betrayed on the unforgiving Arizona frontier, Viola Ross finds herself forced to choose between starvation and marriage to her husband’s murderer. Instead she takes a scandalous risk: to turn her back on polite society and become the mistress of sensual William Donovan. Donovan, a wagonmaster and panther of a man, is fully capable of defending her with his bullwhip and Bowie knives. She has no idea what else he can do with those big, callused hands—but she’s going to find out…

She was a dream who could destroy him…

Donovan is stunned by Viola’s offer since he’s always seen her as a fairy princess far beyond the reach of any self-made Irish immigrant. Women like her might enjoy an affair with a man like him—and he’s more than proven himself in that capacity—but they always reject his offers of marriage. But how will Viola react when she discovers the darkness of his erotic hungers? And once he’s sampled her shy beauty, can he bear to let her go? …

While the killer marshals his forces …

Even as passion flares to life between Donovan and Viola, a killer seethes in rage. He has other plans for her and summons his allies, including the men who once destroyed Donovan’s family. For no Irish Devil is going to stand in his way…

Yeah I ripped that off the website.  I know it’s not good for SEO but ya’ll don’t care about that.  When I first picked up this book, started reading, I wasn’t aware it was a Historical romance and after about three pages I forgot to care that I’m not a fan of Historicals.  Diane Whiteside writes hot and steamy love scenes and has managed to throw in good doses of BDSM without making it obvious.  The characters were alive off the page, the imagery vivid and the plot, while fairly typical of Westerns, kept me interested enough that I burned my fingers finishing a cigar while reading.  The weight of Ms. Whiteside’s words makes the book and world come alive.

Buy The Irish Devil

Enjoy another Historical Romance – SinJinn by Julie Templeton

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Sascha, who was proclaimed by the publishing industry as The Gentleman Playboy of Romance, started writing eighteen years ago. His erotic romances have been listed under Night Owl Romance’s and Road to Romance’s Recommended read lists, and he’s been nominated for a CAPA by The Romance Studio. Recently, Torn to Pieces was a USA TODAY Recommended Read. Sascha is a trained and experienced public speaker, and enjoys giving talks and teaching, particularly on aspects of romance, erotic romance, and writing. He was the former host of The Unnamed Romance Show on Radio Dentata, and is fond of doing guest spots and interviews, on both traditional radio and podcasts. Sascha writes for City Lights Publishing, Red Sage, Sizzler Editions, Totally Bound, and Decadent Publishing. Find him at
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3 Responses to Book Review: The Irish Devil by Diane Whiteside

  1. Woohoo! I remember when I read this. I too quickly got past my bias against westerns thanks to the fab writing and smokin hot love scenes. Need to go look for more of her stuff!

  2. Pingback: Book Review: SinJin by Julie Templeton « Author of Erotic Romance Sascha Illyvich

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