Sunday, March 8, 2020

Book Review: Devil's Daughter (The Ravenels #5) by Lisa Kleypas

Devil's Daughter (The Ravenels #5)
By: Lisa Kleypas
Publisher: Avon books
Published: February 19, 2019
Source: Cloud Library Rental
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Book Summary:

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 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...


My Thoughts:

It has been quite awhile since I've read a historical romance, but lately, I find myself drawn to them.  I've been wanting to try Lisa Kleypas, because I think the covers of her books are so beautiful. I loved this one so much, that I immediately downloaded the next book in the series, Chasing Cassandra.  Needless to say, I've found a new author to love and enjoy.

Devil's Daughter was a tender and tentative romance that I devoured. Narrator, Mary Jane Wells, does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life, and she infuses them with personality.  

Phoebe, Lady Clare, is a widow raising two precious little boys.  She plans on marrying her deceased husband's cousin, because of a promise that she made to him on his deathbed.  However, once she attends her brother's wedding, she meets and is drawn to the wickedly alluring West Ravenel. Phoebe is prepared to hate him, because she heard stories about how he used to bully her husband when they were in boarding school together.  However, she soon learns that West is a good man, and is not the same person he use to be.

West thinks Phoebe is too good for him.  She is of higher social standing, and West has quite the scandalous past.  However, he quickly realizes that nothing can stand in the way of love.

I adored these two characters and didn't want their story to end.  Phoebe was such a lady.  She was patient, kind, caring, and really sweet.  Yet, she also knew how to stand on her own two feet.  West won me over with the way he interacted and played with Phoebe's sons.  He treated everyone with respect and kindness, and the workers respected and admired him.

West had me swooning, and when he was with Phoebe, you could feel their combustible chemistry.  Read Devil's Daughter if you're looking for a truly romantic read, with sizzling chemistry, loveable characters, and a story you will never want to end.  Let the swooning commence! 

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About the Author:

LISA KLEYPAS is the RITA award-winning author of 21 novels. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.


  1. I didn't know she wrote historical romance and yes the cover looks great. Love the blurb and your review thanks LIndy

  2. This is definitely an author I've been meaning to try, I think I even have one of her books. Glad this was good, I will definitely make reading this a priority over the summer!

    1. That's awesome! I know you'll enjoy her stories :)

  3. You will LOVE Chasing Cassandra, its one of my favorites of the series other than Marrying Winterborne. But all the books are good. You should read the Wallflower series next since its connected to this one.

    Glad you had such a fun time with this one here, lovely review.

    1. I still need to read Marrying Winterborne, but recently finished Chasing Cassandra. I loved that book so much! I'm reading the Walllflower Series right now.

  4. It's an author I heard a lot about but that I still need to try

    1. If you enjoy historical romance, you should check her out Melliane!

  5. I haven't read many historical romances but this definitely sounds like a good one. That cover is beautiful too.

    1. It was really good, and I'm enjoying the rest of the series too!

  6. Oh my gosh. Yes! I love this book so so much! I'm glad you do, too. :)

    Great review!

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    1. That's what originally drew me to this series. All of the book covers are so pretty!

  8. Neat review, I like the main character, seems nicely written as well.


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