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Monday, April 27, 2009

Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas

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Publisher: Avon
Publication Year: 2006
ISBN: 006056251X
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 384

Place(s) Traveled to: London, England (1843)

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas is a book that comes highly recommended by author Sarah MacLean…if it was good enough to make her Top 10 Historical Romance books then it was good enough for me to check out of my local library. Devil in Winter is the third installment in Kleypas’s series, The Wallflowers and tells the story of Evie Jenner and Lord Sebastian St. Vincent, Viscount St. Vincent. At the start of this book Evie is desperate, her vial relatives are trying to force her to marry her cousin in order to lay claim to her inheritance. They will stop at nothing to make the match and so Evie does the unthinkable she runs away and enters the home of someone who might be even more desperate then her, Lord Sebastian St. Vincent. St. Vincent is a member of the nobility but thanks to some very poor investments that his father makes the family is borderline bankrupt. So when Evie proposes marriage St Vincent sees no reason not to accept. St. Vincent has a reputation for being a rake but with Evie’s goodness to guide him he may not be irredemable.

I have to admit, Devil in Winter was a fun read. I enjoyed this book so much more than Secrets of a Summer Night and I am glad that I skipped over the second book in the series to read it. There just seemed to be a little more substance to this novel then was in Summer Night. The characters seemed a bit more real, perhaps this is because they were more flawed and because of those flaws they were easier to relate to. If you are looking for a fun, light hearted book to pass away a few hours then you might want to consider Devil in Winter. It was a quick read but the plot moved along fast and kept me engaged in wanting to see how it was all resolved. Thanks again Sarah for the recomendation!