Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas
Series: The Ravenels #5
Publisher: HarperCollins – Avon
Publication Date: February 19, 2019
Date Read: February 16, 2019
Length: 384 pages
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?
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What a wonderful romance this book turned out to be! I have been a huge fan of Lisa Kleypas for a long time and this book was a perfect example of the quality of her storytelling. I was swept away by Phoebe and West’s story. This is the fifth book in the Ravenels series but it works well as a stand-alone. Longtime readers of Kleypas will enjoy getting the chance to catch up with some well-loved characters. This is a book that I went into with incredibly high expectations and I am pleased to report that they were all met.
Phoebe is a widow and mother of two young sons. At the start of the story, she goes to the Ravenal estate for her brother’s wedding. Soon after arriving, her path crossed with West Ravenal and sparks fly. Phoebe knows that West is the one that bullied her deceased husband when they were children and has no wish to get close to him. Phoebe does need to learn some skills to help her run the estate that her son will inherit and West is more than happy to teach her what he knows.
I adored West in the previous book in this series so I was thrilled to find that he would take the lead in this story. He was such a capable man and I loved how natural he was with Phoebe and her children. He was highly thought of by everyone but himself. Phoebe had been married to a very tame and proper man. She had always done her best to be a good wife and didn’t ask too many questions. I really enjoyed seeing Phoebe start to reach for the things she wanted out of life and stop trying to meet everyone else’s expectations. Phoebe’s oldest child, Justin, was such a fun child and loved how big a part of the story he was.
I thought that West and Phoebe were perfect together. The chemistry was there between them from the start of the book and it grew throughout the story. There were quite a few really hot scenes between the pair. I think that what I liked best about these two was how real they were together. They were able to show their true selves to each other and as they did their connection grew. I really enjoyed the scenes with Phoebe, West, and her children that illustrated how they were growing into a family. It was just a joy to watch these two find their happily ever after.
I highly recommend this book to others. This was a fantastic romance filled with wonderful characters that you couldn’t help but fall in love with. I can’t wait to read more from Lisa Kleypas!
Book #5 – Devil’s Daughter
About the Author
Credit – Danielle Barnum Photography
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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oh cool giveaway, not in US so don't get to participate. But love that dress, going for the Beauty and the beast theme?
Sorry that the giveaway is US only. It is a beautiful dress!
I heard great things about this author and I need to try one of her books!
I just love her books, Melliane!
I used to spend my summers lost n stories like this. I need to get back to them!
It is a great time to curl up with a good romance.
Do you know I've never tried Kleypas. Lovely review.
You must read Kleypas!
The book sounds great. I love the cover.
I loved it, Rita! And that cover is amazing!
I listened to my first Kleypas last fall and this one sounds good. I love that she's coming alive as a merry widow. I should probably read the earlier part of the series though. 🙂
I still need to go back and read the earlier books in the series myself.
I've read a couple of her books and liked them. This sounds pretty good too.
She has been a favorite of mine for years.
I have this one to review! I can't wait! 😀
I hope you like it as much as I did!
Great review darling. I am just starting this one and really loving it and I am only on page 50 hehe I love how she builds intimacy in a romance so I am eager to see how it develops for these two.
I can't wait to read your thoughts on this one, Renee!
I read very little historical romance. I've read some of her more contemporary titles and enjoyed them. Excellent review. I would probably like this series. Anne – Books of My Heart
I think that she does historical and contemporary very well.
I LOVE this series so I've been eagerly awaiting West's story! Glad to hear it was a winner, and thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
Good luck, Rachel!
Look at all those pretty covers.
sherry @ fundinmental
They are beautiful!
Despite not being a mother myself, I really like reading books about mothers and their romance stories as well because I do think that adults should have lovely love stories too. This author sounds amazing, and I need to try one of her books!
I keep hearing about Lisa Kleypas and really need to give her books a try. Especially after reading this great review.