Thursday, February 21, 2019

Blog Tour Book Review: Devil's Daughter by Lisa Kleypas

Devil's Daughter by Lisa KleypasAuthor: Lisa Kleypas
Series: The Ravenels #5
Audience: +18
Genre: Historical Romance
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: February 19th 2019
My Rating: 5 Cups
Source: Publisher
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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...
*Disclaimer: I received an eARC of this book from HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review. This does not influence my rating or the content of my review in any way.

**Disclaimer: This book contains mature content. As a result, my review may contain references to content intended for mature audiences only.

If there's one author I've been told to try out more times than I can count over the years is Lisa Kleypas. Which is probably why I was so scared of picking up one of her books, because my expectations are so high. When the opportunity came to read one of her books I decided to take advantage of it, and let me tell you friends, it was the best decision ever. I now understand why readers kept recommending me her books.

It's been a while since I last read a historical romance book, and if I could have said what I wanted to read in the book that finally got me back into the genre, I probably would have said "sassy characters, amazing details based on the time period of reference, with a feel of Jane Austen". Devil's Daughter had that and more.

I'll be honest, I tried pacing myself with this book, because I wanted to keep my expectations in check, but once I started reading I couldn't put it down. Devil's Daughter tells the story of Phoebe and West. Phoebe is a young widow just trying to raise her sons, while dealing with the pain of the loss of her beloved husband. I really liked Phoebe, because she was able to rise above her personal opinions on the people around her, and actually listen to what they were saying. She didn't act like she was above learning something new, or that learning more about farming and how to keep the tenants happy was beneath her. I also loved how she tried to be civil with West even if in her heart of hearts she had a lot of negative opinions of him in the beginning. She wasn't petty, and I admired her for that.

West was a great hero, and I loved him. Since this is my first Lisa Kleypas book ever, I didn't know anything about West's backstory, so I got to learn more about it alongside Phoebe, and I got to discover his story and his true self beyond what Phoebe knew from her late husband or even what West himself considered to be his "true nature". I loved how supportive he was of Phoebe and how willing he was to teach her how to take care of her estate. He was also very adorable when he was with Phoebe's sons, and I hope that in the future books we'll see more scenes with him and kids.

I really enjoyed the pacing, I liked that there wasn't any unnecessary drama. There were also very funny scenes that had me giggle, and very hot and steamy scenes that I enjoyed reading. All in all, I loved this book.

Devil's Daughter definitely was everything I could have wished for. It reminded me of why I love this genre so much and it made me want to delve into Lisa Kleypas's backlist as soon as possible. I think this was the perfect book I could have started my Kleypas journey and I can honestly say I understand why so many readers have been recommending me her books for years. I will definitely keep reading her books.

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“If you have any misguided thoughts about taking me into your bed, you would find it a vastly mediocre experience. I’d be on you like a crazed rabbit, and half a minute later the whole thing would be over. I used to be a proficient lover, but now I’m a burnt-out libertine whose only remaining pleasure is breakfast food. Speaking of which—”
Phoebe reached for him, brought herself up hard against him, and interrupted him with her mouth. West flinched as if scalded and held very still in the manner of a man trying to withstand torture. Undeterred, she wrapped her arms around his neck and kissed him as passionately as she could, touching her tongue to his stiff lips. The feel and taste of him was exhilarating. Suddenly he responded with a primitive grunt and his mouth clamped on hers, wringing sensation from her with demanding pressure. Forcing her lips apart, he searched her with his tongue the way she remembered, and it felt so good, she thought she might faint. A whimper rose from her throat, and he licked and bit gently at the sound and sealed their mouths together in a deep, insatiable kiss that involved his lips, breath, hands, body, soul.
Whatever it might be like to go to bed with this man . . . it would be anything but mediocre.


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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