West is my new Book Boyfriend! Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas [ARC Review + Giveaway]

Posted February 22, 2019 by Zeee in Giveaways, Reviews15 Comments


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West is my new Book Boyfriend! Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas [ARC Review + Giveaway]Devil's Daughter written by Lisa Kleypas
Genres: Historical Romance
Series: The Ravenels #5
Published by Avon
Publication Date: February 19, 2019
Source: the Publisher
Format: ARC
Pages: 384
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Flame Rating: three-half-flames


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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My Thoughts

There is a reason why Lisa Kleypas is called the Queen of Historical Romance (in my romance circle, at least) and this book basically sums it up! Devil’s Daughter is everything I hoped of and more! In fact, it’s better than the other books in this series and actually reminded me of the older Lisa Kleypas books!

Let’s start with the hero.

Lisa Kleypas heroes are one of my favorite heroes – in fact, she knows how to redeem the baddies like Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent, now the Duke of Kingston and Rhys Winterborne (more on this later). She also knows how to write heroes who turn into book boyfriend material.

West Ravenel is one hero who used to be a bully, in fact, he used to bully Phoebe’s husband! It was really interesting how Lisa Kleypas redeemed him, especially since Phoebe really hated West.

Then there are her heroines.

I love all of Lisa Kleypas’ heroines! Pheobe is not the exception! I love her so much as a heroine and of course, as a mother. I’ve only read a few historical romances where heroines have children, so this one was refreshing to me.

And basically all her secondary characters.

It’s not a secret that her Wallflowers series is one of the best historical romance series ever and ALL OF THE WALLFLOWERS MAKE AN APPEARANCE! I mean, I can’t get enough of all the name dropping here! Simon Hunt (my fave Wallflower hero) even gets a mention in a conversation between Sebastian and West! Also, Daisy is an author now and is writing a book inspired by Sebastian! And Marcus and Lillian’s kids! Oh and Annabelle and Simon’s kids! I just can’t help but geek out!

Also, who else was falling in love with silver fox Sebastian as a doting grandpa? I also can’t help but compare him to West and I actually wished I could whisper to West that he was talking to an ex-wastrel just like him!

The romance and the banter!

I love the romance between Phoebe and West! Also the banter! I actually laughed out loud when they were coming up with a poem together at the dinner table. And the threat that West gave to the footman who was snickering behind them was gold! I can go on and on about the banter but I tell you, it’s so good!

The romance and sexy times were amazing, too! It was sweet and sexy and hot and also there was a mention of Phoebe’s stretch marks in a positive way that I can’t help but fall in love with him all over again!

I had to take off half a star though.

So here’s the thing. As much as I loved the heroine and Sebastian, there were some things that I can’t help but notice. Sebastian mentioned that he should have seen that Phoebe was educated in running an estate because her husband was not well and was sure to pass away at a young age (he was sickly since he was a boy), so why didn’t he? He was supposed to be an aristocrat that was an advanced thinker. In fact, Phoebe’s brother Gabriel was mentioning this to her.

Another thing that I noticed was on Phoebe herself. She basically changed herself just so she could marry Henry and suppressed her own personality. As someone who grew up in Evie and Sebastian’s home, I had a hard time believing that. In fact, we can see her sassiness and snark pop-in throughout the book. I do want to give her credit though because she does mention this to West in their conversation.

Which is why I am just taking half a star off my total rating.

I thoroughly enjoyed Devil’s Daughter so much and hope that Lisa Kleypas writes the Wallflowers spin-off that we are absolutely clamoring for!

 

Rating Report
Plot
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Characters
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Romance
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Rereadability
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Cover
One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Overall: 4.5

 

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Devil in Spring | Hello Stranger

 

And while you’re at it, read the Wallflowers series!

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Devil in Winter

 

Giveaway

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. One will each receive a paperback copy of Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas.  Avon Romance will send the winning copy out to the winner directly. 18 years and older only. Winner will have 48 hours to respond otherwise I will pick a new winner.

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Let's Discuss

What do you think of spin-off series?

What is your favorite spin-off series?

Have you read the Wallflowers series? What is your favorite Wallflowers book?

 


About Lisa Kleypas

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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15 responses to “West is my new Book Boyfriend! Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas [ARC Review + Giveaway]

  1. Ann S

    I’m so excited for Devil’s Daughter. I’ve read the other books in the Ravenel series, I loved Devil in Spring, and after reading them went back to read the Wallflowers series over the winter. I can’t wait to see all the characters again!

  2. Sharlene Wegner

    I love the Wallflowers – Secrets of a Summer Night is my favorite. Simon- swoon! I also love the Hathaways, and in the first book, Marcus and Lilian from It Happened One Autumn Night make an appearance. Marcus also appears in the Bow Street series. I am currently rereading the Ravenels & already bought Devil’s Daughter. I think West will be a favorite hero of mine. He is already there as a secondary character in the other books & is certainly hero material!

    • WHAT WHAT WHAT? I did not catch Marcus in the Bowstreet Runners series!! This means a reread from me!

      And I agree about Simon!!!! <3

      And west is equally amazing! Also, I'm learning that Sebastian is an awesome hero - he was my least favorite!

  3. Danielle Hammelef

    I love finding new book boyfriends! This couple sounds so much fun with the banter and chemistry. I just found a new book boyfriend in The Boyfriend Whisperer 2–Darius, who is geeky, intelligent, and confident.

  4. Oh yay, another Simon Hunt fan! He’s my favorite Wallflower hero too with Matthew coming in second. I was thrilled to see everyone from the Wallflower world in this book. I thought Kleypas did a good job of including all of them without stealing West and Phoebe’s thunder.

    Great review with great points. I thought it was really boneheaded of Sebastian to not have tried to step in and steer Phoebe in the right way to do things to secure Justin’s inheritance too but chalked it up to things that he meant to do but never got around to doing. I’m so guilty of this all the time but I get what you mean. 🙂
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    • Yes! I feel like Simon Hunt is the most underrated Wallflower hero! Also, I love all the easter eggs in this book! They definitely didn’t steal West and Phoebe’s thunder!

      Ehh.. with Sebastian, though. That’s his daughter! He could have just interfered since he was planning to do so already! LOL

  5. carissa

    I can’t wait to read this one, I just got all caught up about 2 weeks ago, and Ive heard great things already.