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Book Review: Devil In Winter

Recently I finished Devil In Winter by Lisa Kleypas. It's the third book in the Wallflowers, a historical romance series. I've read all of the books in the series except for the fourth book and the prequel, though a little out of order. Wallflowers is without a doubt one of my favorite historical romance series.

When it came to Devil In Winter the heroine did surprise me with her personality. In the previous books in the Wallflowers she appeared to be extremely shy and quiet, which she is but beneath all of that she is a strong and brave character.

Devil In Winter definitely had it's share of heartache but there were also bouts of humor and, of course, romance.

Step into a historical romance based around a few ladies of varying ages known as the Wallflowers.

"I-I just want to be safe from him. From all of them."

 Meet Evangeline, otherwise known as Evie. Though her exterior is shy and almost mouse like her interior is strong and even stronger than she might think at first. Her glass is more than half empty, it's empty period. With very, very few options to get out of the horrible life that was possibly unintentionally paved for her she decides to take matters into her own hands. To be rid of a horrifying present and future she attempts to acquire a miserable future but less miserable than currently. She seeks the help of an aristocrat with plenty of ego and flair. She expected the bitter-sweetness of being rid of a horrifying situation and not being truly happy but what she didn't expect was right under her nose. Love. True love.

"I'll take your bet," he said grimly.

Meet Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. An aristocrat who doesn't have to want for female companionship as the ladies nearly fall into his lap with all of his charm. A lord he might be but money he does not have until an unchaperoned wallflower pays him a visit one night with an offer. He isn't in much of a position to refuse. St. Vincent needs money and Evangeline needs a husband. A proposal he accepts only to acquire a fortune. However, along with the fortune he also acquires a heart full of passion and love.

Devil In Winter by Lisa Kleypas

Four young ladies enter London society and band together to each find a husband. Has the third "Wallflower" now met her match?

A Devil's Bargain

Easily the shyest Wallflower, Evangeline Jenner stands to become the wealthiest, once her inheritance comes due. Because she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St. Vincent with a most outrageous proposition: marriage!

Sebastian's reputation is so dangerous that thirty seconds alone with him will ruin any maiden's good name. Still, this bewitching chit appeared, unchaperoned, on his doorstep to offer her hand. Certainly an aristocrat with a fine eye for beauty could do far worse.

But Evie's proposal comes with a condition: no lovemaking after their wedding night. She will never become just another of the dashing libertine's callously discarded broken hearts—which means Sebastian will simply have to work harder at his seductions... or perhaps surrender his own heart for the very first time in the name of true love.


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