Saturday, February 23, 2019

Review: Devil's Daughter by Lisa Kleypas

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 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…

4.5 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

There are few authors of historical romance that can even come close to Lisa Kleypas' writing. Her series are steamy and capture that time period without bogging the reader down with boring details.

I adored Devil in Winter and Evie and Sebastian always remain as the benchmark couple for any historicals that I read. So when I saw that their daughter Phoebe was getting her own book- I begged the publisher for a review copy.

Phoebe is recently widowed. Her husband and child hood best friend, Henry succumbed to a lengthy illness, leaving her to raise their two young sons alone. At the wedding of Gideon and Pandora, she meets a man who stirs something inside of her. But to her dismay, he is West Ravenel, her late husband's nemesis. He made Henry's life hell as a child. As much as she is attracted to him, she can't allow herself to feel anything for West, that would be a betrayal to Henry.

West was a rake of the worst kind, but has spent the last two years trying to be a better person. He has no title, or fortune or prospects, but he is intelligent and has a natural instinct for matters of the estate. He is honestly trying to help his brother to make things prosper.

He too felt something for Phoebe but thought her sudden coldness could be attributed to his reputation. West has always suffered from feelings of inadequacy. He had a brutal childhood and has never quite believed himself worthy or real love or respect.

Devil's Daughter is a story about the power of healing and redemption. (Yes, my beloved Sebastian, the ultimate reformed rake, saves the day so to speak!) Phoebe learns to listen to her instincts and to stand on her own two feet and West learns that he has suffered enough, that he is worthy of this beautiful, fiery creatures love and devotion.

"I realized that before I can have trust...actually feel it...I'll have to start doing it. Trusting blindly. I'll have to learn how. It's ...difficult." 
Her beautiful eyes shimmer. "I know, darling," she whispered. 
"But if I'm ever going to try it with anyone, it has to be you."  

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College with a political science degree. She’s a RITA award-winning author of both historical romance and contemporary women’s fiction. She lives in Washington State with her husband Gregory and their two children.

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