The Devil Comes Courting

Rated 4.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Captain Grayson Hunter knows the battle to complete the first worldwide telegraphic network will be fierce, and he intends to win it by any means necessary. But in order to do that, he needs to employ a telegraphic code genius...and she's not who he expects. More
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About Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan’s debut novel was published in 2010. Since then, her books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly and Booklist. She’s been a RITA® finalist and an RT Reviewer’s Choice nominee for Best First Historical Romance. Her second book was chosen as a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2010.

Courtney lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, a marginally-trained dog, and an attack cat. Courtney wishes she could say she has lived in numerous fabulous places. But aside from her husband, there is a distinct lack of fabulousness in her life. Instead, she is happy when standards in the Milan household hover above mediocrity. Her husband attempts not to kill people for a living. In exchange, Courtney attempts not to do the dishes.

Before she started writing historical romance, Courtney experimented with various occupations: computer programming, dog-training, scientificating... Having given up on being able to do any of those things, she's taken to heart the axiom that those who can't do, teach. When she's not reading (lots), writing (lots), or sleeping (not enough), she can be found in the vicinity of a classroom.

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Reviews of The Devil Comes Courting by Courtney Milan

Hannah reviewed on July 13, 2021

Courtney Milan is always excellent, and this is another classic. The pacing is slightly different with the two leads being separated by circumstance; her works always focus on character development and familial relationships/friendships as well as the romance, but this felt even more focused on these because of the separation. I love the formula of her books (what is romance if not well-honed and engaging formula), but appreciated the twist on the usual routine. The examination of trauma and belonging - and the way it was communicated through the lens of historical/colonial experiences - was handled sensitively and empathetically.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
DjRipley reviewed on May 21, 2021

A charming book. Nice worldbuilding. Wonderfully narrates the inner life of a non-neurotypical (afaict) heroine, and has nuanced depictions of healthy/unhealthy relationships in a way that is instructively clear. I found myself wanting a chance to nerd out on the technological aspects of the story more, and the legal and other dynamics of the hero's project - something that's probably more my personal interest, but here it is pretty sketchy- yet still a great and pretty unique concept for a hero's purpose. Overall great attention to details that make this realistic and romantic without relying on sexist tropes (especially virginity/purity crap).
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
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