Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

Devil in Spring

An eccentric wallflower…Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she’s ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger. A cynical rake…After y...

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Devil in Spring Reviews

  • ♥ℳelody

    My babies Evie and Sebastian, their son gets his own book. I'M IN HEAVEN.

  • Aly is so frigging bored

    This has to be one of the best books Ms Kleypas has written in years! There's just nothing to dislike in this book, seriously.

    I LOVE THE COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    24th June:

  • Shawna

    5 stars - Historical Romance

    This was a delightful read, and I especially

    Gabriel! He was just too yummy, swoonalicious perfect to be true! I really enjoyed all the witty, charming exchanges between him and Pandora. Pandora frustrated me at times with her insistent reluctance, and I felt like it took a bit too long for her to appreciate Gabriel and return his affection. Still, this was a wonderful romance!

  • ♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥

    Gah!!!

    This book is everything a historical romance should be. From its unforgettable characters to its sparkling and witty dialogue, Devil in Spring not only met but exceeded my very high expectations. I loved this book and these characters so much.

    Lisa Kleypas has a way of capturing emotions without wasting

    Gah!!!

    This book is everything a historical romance should be. From its unforgettable characters to its sparkling and witty dialogue, Devil in Spring not only met but exceeded my very high expectations. I loved this book and these characters so much.

    Lisa Kleypas has a way of capturing emotions without wasting many words. Her characters are vibrant and so full of life. She easy for readers to not only understand and sympathize with these characters but full on fall in love with them.

    Pandora might be my favorite Kleypas heroine to date. I still love Evie but Pandora overcame so much more. Her journey was such a joy to read. Actually, there's a level of joy permeating this book that I was smiling all the way through it. Sure. There were some tense and emotionally fraught moments as well but there was never any doubt about the payoff, which is the HEA.

    I have much love for Sebastian (Devil in Winter) and Derek Craven (Dreaming of You) and Hardy Cates (Blue-Eyed Devil) but Gabriel...*heart eyes* He's Sebastian St. Vincent's son but he is also Evie's. Which means, he's the best of both worlds and it shows. Not to say that he doesn't have flaws. He's still very much a product of his generation and lives a privileged life. But he's also kind and loyal and just so attuned to Pandora's needs which makes him more appealing. As far as being a romantic hero, he's perfect.

    You guys! The way he treats Pandora and the way he went about courting her heart will seriously melt your heart. It's one of the best parts of the book and Lisa Kleypas spent a lot of time building their relationship. It's so good and so romantic.

    There were so many scenes and dialogue in this book that I really want to share but won't because it would be so much better to experience them yourselves. Trust me you will be laughing and sniffling at all the heartfelt dialogue in this book.

    I haven't even talked about how Seb is with Gabriel (OMG! So cute and lovely!) or Seb with Evie (*swoons*) or Gabriel with Evie (*heart eyes*)! Their relationship with each other is #goals. And Gabriel and Pandora is OTP! Full stop.

    As for cameos from the Wallflower gang...yes! We do get Evie and Seb as well as Westcliff. I wish we could've seen more of the other couples but I really can't complain. There's also a great set-up for the next book in the series, which I am now dying to read.

    This book made me so happy. It truly did. And it also makes me want to re-read The Wallflowers again.

    ______________________________________

    I might have peed in my pants little when I read that prologue.

    So excited!!!

  • UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

    Have you forgiven

    for ditching historical romance for...for...

    that was she was writing? Still holding on to that bitterness? Well, let it go, baby.

    Not only is she back with the

    folks at Avon Books, but she's writing a HISTORICAL ROMANCE series again!

    Annnnnnnnnnddddddddd......

    Take a peek at that title, DEVIL IN SPRING. Remind you of another similar title? Come on, surely you don't have to think toooooooooooooooooooo hard.... Okay, here's a hint -

    Have you forgiven

    for ditching historical romance for...for...

    that was she was writing? Still holding on to that bitterness? Well, let it go, baby.

    Not only is she back with the

    folks at Avon Books, but she's writing a HISTORICAL ROMANCE series again!

    Annnnnnnnnnddddddddd......

    Take a peek at that title, DEVIL IN SPRING. Remind you of another similar title? Come on, surely you don't have to think toooooooooooooooooooo hard.... Okay, here's a hint -

    YES! Devil in Spring is the story of Evie and Sebastian's son and the prologue, which is available on the author's website, features Evie and Sebastian and a wonderful bathroom scene...just sayin...

    Check out the prologue here:

  • Mei

    I know that I'll be in minority, but I had problems with this one...

    First, let me tell that Ms. Kleypas writes very well and that I love her style! And that's the ONLY reason I'm giving this 3 starts rating.

    When I read the prologue, I was rubbing my hands a avidly read on... At the beginning the story was so promising: fanny, whitty dialogue, headstrong and indipendent heroine, a charming hero...

    But from their marrige on the things went so fast downhill that I was left breathless...

    The heroine

    I know that I'll be in minority, but I had problems with this one...

    First, let me tell that Ms. Kleypas writes very well and that I love her style! And that's the ONLY reason I'm giving this 3 starts rating.

    When I read the prologue, I was rubbing my hands a avidly read on... At the beginning the story was so promising: fanny, whitty dialogue, headstrong and indipendent heroine, a charming hero...

    But from their marrige on the things went so fast downhill that I was left breathless...

    The heroine strated behaving like an idiot, the hero strated behaving like a besotted slavist... The story line went beserk...

    While the hero and the heroine were blisfully enjoying their marriage, there're some really important things that faded away into nothing...

    Why the terrorist plot? Why the printer lady stabbed Pandora? Because Pandora didn't see anything at all! So why she did it? Mah...

    Also the Gabriel's lover stuff... What's the point of the simil-confrontaion in front of the theater? Also, mah...

    Shall we speak od Gabriel's

    ? Shall I laugh? The top of his kinkiness is tieing her hand on her back? Really????!!!!

    I loved Pandora and her no-nonsense in the previous book, but I didn't like her as a heroine.

    As for Gabriel... too incredible transit from rake to besotted idiot.

    So, I'm really, really sorry but this is a 2,5 stars rounder to 3... I was expecting so much more... :(

  • Viri

    La reseña completa en el blog!!!

    ¡¡¡Gracias Lisa por volver!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

    La reseña completa en el blog!!!

    ¡¡¡Gracias Lisa por volver!!! 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻

    Para ser completamente sincera,

    La mayoría ya sabe que los dos libros anteriores de esta serie en concreto no me gustaron mucho. Es por eso que a pesar de tener muy altas expectativas...

    Estaba renuente a leerlo.

    Me parecía una niña muy tontita e inmadura. Pero a pesar de eso, me gustó mucho ver su evolución. Y

    Sincera, atrabancada, un poco salvaje pero con un corazón enorme.

    Gabriel es lo mejor de sus padres, un hombre que cuando habla conquista.😍❤️😻

    Aunque si debo decir que es uno de los mejores personajes de Lisa en mucho tiempo.

    VALE LA PENA TOTALMENTE,

    Y aunque algunas veces fue demasiado descriptiva y me aburrí un poquito... Gabriel como que me conquistó 😍❤️😍❤️

    El desarrollo en general me pareció un poco confuso.

    No me gustó mucho

    No es una historia original ni de esas inolvidables es más bien sencilla y sin sobresaltos pero a mí me gustó.

    La única cosa que no me gustó ni comprendí en su totalidad pues siento que queda la idea volando fueron los "instintos" de Gabriel en la cama... era como PORFAVORRRR que no me salga su onda Sr. GREY que LO tiro por la ventana 🤦🏻‍♀️🙄. Al final ni siquiera se profundiza en el tema pero bueeeee... 🤷🏻‍♀️también pensé que el juego tendría más pero pero vuelvo a decir, bueeee 🤷🏻‍♀️

    Por cierto,

  • Anne

    This one is hard to rate. For me, anyway.

    The first half of the book was

    5 stars.

    Pandora was adorable, plucky, and sure of what she wanted out of life. And Gabriel is charming, funny, considerate, and sexy.

    I just sat back and waited for the sparks to fly!

    The meet-cute was adorable! With just the right amount of humor, silliness, and historical

    nuttiness that keeps me coming back for more of these sorts of books.

    Oh, and the cameos of characters from othe

    This one is hard to rate. For me, anyway.

    The first half of the book was

    5 stars.

    Pandora was adorable, plucky, and sure of what she wanted out of life. And Gabriel is charming, funny, considerate, and sexy.

    I just sat back and waited for the sparks to fly!

    The meet-cute was adorable! With just the right amount of humor, silliness, and historical

    nuttiness that keeps me coming back for more of these sorts of books.

    Oh, and the cameos of characters from other books (especially Evie and Sebastian!) were done to perfection!

    And the introductions to the new characters was equally well done. Midway through this thing, I was going crazy with all the excitement that was wafting off me!

    And then...

    Pandora just got weird. And not in a quirky/cute way. In that

    way.

    She had

    wonder. What? What

    that?! That's just a nice way to say someone is stupid and doesn't understand the way the world works. It's

    a compliment in most cases.

    It was like she had the mental capacity of a 14 year old, and Gabriel was ok with that. Charmed, even! Which just...ehhhh. I don't know. Pandora just seemed like too much of a Fruit Loop for me to take seriously by the end of this thing.

    So, between the badly done scenes with

    , and the ham-fisted

    (that literally made no sense!), and putting a total ding-dong as the heroine, I was extremely disappointed with the last half of the book.

    But.

    It wasn't unreadable, and I'm glad they got their HEA.

    Basically, the beginning was wonderful, but the end felt rushed and ridiculous.

    Still, it's Klypas, so I'll be coming back for more.

  • Auntee

    Every last one of them. Just as much as I loved

    . I never realize how much I miss historicals until I pick up a Lisa Kleypas book--then I want to reread her whole darn catalogue over and over again!

    And omg, to match up clumsy, clever, ambitious, independent, free-spirited Pandora with irreverent, seductive, somewhat of a rake-about-town Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, son of Sebastien and Evie? (

    Every last one of them. Just as much as I loved

    . I never realize how much I miss historicals until I pick up a Lisa Kleypas book--then I want to reread her whole darn catalogue over and over again!

    And omg, to match up clumsy, clever, ambitious, independent, free-spirited Pandora with irreverent, seductive, somewhat of a rake-about-town Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, son of Sebastien and Evie? (

    ) What a stroke of genius!

    I didn't care that this was a match of almost insta-love. It only took a matter of days for the hero to know that he had found the one--or at least to know that he didn't want any one else to have her. And I believed in the attraction .

    Gabriel and Pandora were caught in a purely innocent but 'compromising' position and expected to wed to prevent scandal. Of course Pandora wants no part of marriage--she's determined to be her own woman and never any man's 'property'. But if there's one man who can change her mind, it's Gabriel Challon (I never knew their last name!) Lord St. Vincent, who becomes utterly captivated by the beautiful yet quirky Pandora.

    As Gabriel and Pandora get to know one another and eventually wed, we the reader get clever and amusing dialogue, wonderful supporting characters (I want stories for all the remaining unmarried Ravenels and Challons but especially Drago(n), the footman/bodyguard), some steamy lovemaking, and a few dangerous moments that draws the H/h even closer together. Ah, the romance...I just loved Pandora and Gabriel.

    If you've been reading this series you're going to love this one. I especially enjoy all the effort LK puts into researching the time period--just love all the little background info she provides that makes the story so enjoyable. Keep a close eye on the detective near the end of the book, who just

    be

    .

    I wonder whose book will be next? There's a wealth of possibilities, especially if LK is going to link the children from previous series' H/h with characters from this series. Can't wait! 5 stars["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Jo


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