Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas


New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas delivers a scintillating tale of a beautiful, young widow who finds passion with the one man she shouldn't...

Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: he's a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband's life a misery, and she'll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters a dashing and impossibly charming stranger who sends a fire-and-ice jolt of attraction through her. And then he introduces himself... as none other than West Ravenel.

West is a man with a tarnished past. No apologies, no excuses. However, from the moment he meets Phoebe, West is consumed by irresistible desire... not to mention the bitter awareness that a woman like her is far out of his reach. What West doesn't bargain on is that Phoebe is no straitlaced aristocratic lady. She's the daughter of a strong-willed wallflower who long ago eloped with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent—the most devilishly wicked rake in England.

Before long, Phoebe sets out to seduce the man who has awakened her fiery nature and shown her unimaginable pleasure. Will their overwhelming passion be enough to overcome the obstacles of the past?

Only the devil's daughter knows...


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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Erica☆☆☆☆☆
Devil's Daughter is the fifth installment of The Ravenels series. While I advocate reading the series in order for optimal enjoyment, I don't believe there would be much confusion if read out of order or as a standalone. With that being said, the hero and heroine are direct relatives of past narrators, where I believe reading in order will forge an emotional connection between the characters and the reader. Not to mention the fact that this book blends two series by Kleypas – The Wallflowers and The Ravenels.

From the book Devil in Winter, Phoebe is the daughter of the narrators, Sebastian and Evie, and she is also the sister to the narrator in Devil in Spring, Gabriel. For me, this was a much-anticipated novel.

As a widow with two small children, Phoebe is a strong heroine that resonated with me. Selfless and caring, someone who deserved a happily ever after. She's cautious, refusing to jump into anything, which feeds into the slow-burn romance that always tugs at my heartstrings. Mature adult, instead of simpering damsel in distress that is so often found in this genre.

West is the type of man where women see the wounded little boy beneath the surface. He's flawed, insecure, yet equally addictive. Phoebe is the moth to West's flame, because she is a natural fixer/healer.

Their dynamic was original, simply because of the fact it was slow-burn but a juxtaposition to the relationship Phoebe shared with her deceased husband. Passionate, fiery, yet realistic. Their undeniable connection kept me clicking the pages to see what happened next. My heartstrings tugged as West tried to assimilate into their family unit, in the father figure role, creating a perfect balance.

Warm and fuzzy meets highly emotional, I was addicted from the start. My only issue is how the conflict is West and Phoebe getting in their own way, which is realistic in a sense.

The past few books I've read, the main thing the novels accomplished was sparking my need to reread, to start at the beginning now that I have a firm grasp of the ending. It's been years since I read The Wallflower series. Believe it or not, Lisa Kleypas was the first historical romance author I ever read, The Wallflowers the first series, and I was hooked on the genre. I see a major Kleypas binge-reading session in my future.

Highly recommend to fans of historical romance and the author. I can attest how Kleypas is the perfect author to read when dipping your toe into the genre, testing the waters to see if historical romance is a good fit.


Jordan☆☆☆☆☆
I am not necessarily a huge historical romance fan, but if it’s written by Lisa Kleypas I guarantee I won’t be able to put it down. I fell in love with her Wallflower series and I can’t get over how much I have enjoyed reading the Ravenels series. The Devil’s Daughter by Kleypas might be my new favorite. It’s hard to choose honestly this whole series has been so perfect. Plus, there was the added bonus of getting glimpses of my favorite Wallflower characters!

When attending a family wedding, the young widowed Phoebe, Lady Clare, finds herself instantly drawn to charming stranger who turns out to be West Ravenel. The same man who made her late husband’s boarding school life a complete misery.

West is immediately captivated by Phoebe, but he knows that for a man with a tarnished past a woman like her is out of his reach.

This book has me all kinds of excited because I just loved Devil in Winter and it was so great to read about Sebastian’s daughter, Phoebe. I just can’t get enough of these characters and I enjoy being able to delve back into London society. Kleypas just has such a way with words! I was instantly smitten with West Ravenel all over again after reading the Devil’s Daughter and I was so happy to finally read his story! I couldn’t help but easily fall in love with West and root for him and Phoebe. The Devil’s Daughter was charming, heartwarming, and an all-around delightful read! Kleypas will not disappoint.

5 Stars for Lisa Kleypas’ Devil’s Daughter




New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College with a political science degree. She is a RITA award winning author of both historical romance and contemporary women’s fiction. Her novels are published in fourteen different languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband Gregory and their two children.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Devil’s Daughter (The Ravenels #5) by Lisa Kleypas to read and review.

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