Devil's Daughter

Devil's Daughter

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"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..."--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York, NY : Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062890702
0062890700
9780062371935
0062371932
Branch Call Number: FIC KLE
Characteristics: 264 pages ; 24 cm

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Hillsboro_BoE Aug 21, 2019

A cozy bedroom romp novel, should especially appeal to those that find men being wholesomely parental appealing to read about.

RomanceAddict Jul 24, 2019

Review excerpt: "'Devil’s Daughter' by Lisa Kleypas is the romance novel equivalent of visiting an old friend and immediately feeling cozy and welcomed and nostalgic. It’s got witty dialogue, a self-aware and charming hero, a heroine is who slightly too pure for this world (but not so much as to be irritating), and cameos from Kleypas’s original Wallflowers. It’s not a perfect book; the conflict is weak and inconsistent, but I felt so happy and warm reading it that I didn’t care."

https://smartbitchestrashybooks.com/reviews/devils-daughter-by-lisa-kleypas/

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weezie1
Jul 06, 2019

#5 OF THE RAVENELS BOOKS

JessicaGma May 30, 2019

It was fun and fluffy - not a bad way to involve the various series, but as usual, the older generation proves to be more intriguing. The old hubby did seem to be a real downer, but I feel it's accurate in dealing with someone who is chronically ill (in the olden times, you see). A lovely read for a weekend.

ReadingAdviser_Sally May 07, 2019

As always I love Lisa Kleypas. I love that we are in the same "universe" as all her other novels and I adore all the references to past characters and the little updates on their lives. This was a light, fun story with strong, smart women and men who are pretty "ahead of their time" in terms of women empowerment (ha, ha). I'm curious who our next heroine and lady will be! I'm sure they will be people we have already met but who?

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violet_90
Apr 27, 2019

The book in my opinion was too boring i couldn't even get pass the 3rd chapter.

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Suellen1111
Apr 08, 2019

Not much content. Lots of fluff; lots of description, lots of people we've already met in other books. A couple steamy sex scenes but not much else of interest. A dollar-grabbing rip-off, imho.

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hadlock
Mar 27, 2019

The title puzzled me almost to the end of the book. I have read the Wallflowers books and liked them, but it has been a while, and Phoebe’s father was not introduced until late in the story. His scenes were some of my favorites, however.

West was funny. He was great father material from the beginning. And, not very often in any romances does the hero recognize his love so early. The idea that Phoebe was prejudiced against him for bullying her sickly husbad for one year of school was pretty thin; I disliked Henry, even though he was dead. And Phoebe deserved a medal for putting up with his mother.

Finally, I appreciated that Phoebe was not an “English Rose.” Her hair was RED.

KaiteS_KCMO Mar 25, 2019

It's the weekend and I wanted a Christopher Elbow equivalent of a biblio-bonbon. And I got it with this book. I'm not usually a romance reader, but this was a charming book. It's fairly short by romance standards and a cross over for two of the author's series, The Ravenels and the Wallflowers. Readers who are all caught up with both series will definitely get more delight out of this book than someone coming at the series with no knowledge at all of the players (like me). The conflict between the lovers is a little thin, but no matter, the humor and whimsy of the story will be the lasting appeal for the readers.

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poetdeluxe
Mar 19, 2019

Really enjoyed the humor in this book! Nice historical details. Lovely to "see" favorite characters again. Definitely an improvement on "Hello Stranger" but falls a smidgen short of Kleypas's greatest hits.

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Summerday18
Aug 05, 2019

“It’s something all violent men know: no matter what evil they commit, their children will still love them.” (p. 186)

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Summerday18
Aug 05, 2019

“Women aren’t capable of leadership. Our intelligence is no less than man’s, but it is shaped for the purpose of motherhood. We’re clever enough to operate the sewing machine, but not to have invented it. If you asked the opinions of a thousand people whether they would trust you or Edward to make decisions for the estate, whom do you think they would choose?”
“I’m not going to ask a thousand people for their opinions,” Phoebe said evenly. “Only one opinion is required, and it happens to be mine.” She went to the doorway and paused, unable to resist adding, “That’s leadership.” (p. 165)

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Summerday18
Aug 05, 2019

"So far, he hadn’t found an aristocratic family that was sufficiently desperate to yield one of their wellborn daughters in matrimonial sacrifice. However, it was only a matter of time." (p. 18)

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