The Devilish Montague - Patricia Rice I couldn't do it. I suppose Rice intended to be funny and clever while writing this book, but the pace and characterizations just annoyed me. The heroine totally lies to the hero to trick him into marrying her, and all we get for it are countless scenes and conversations about ... wait for it ... BIRDS! Big birds, small birds, talking birds, mysterious birds. I'm not using "birds" as a euphemism, either. Actual birds are used to move the plot. I already solved the mystery, and the hero isn't devilish at all, despite the title. DNF and on to something more interesting without birds.