New York Times best-selling author Lisa Kleypas delivers the unforgettable tale of a strong-willed beauty who encounters her match in one of London's most notorious - yet irresistible - rakes.
An eccentric wallflower
Most debutantes dream of finding husbands. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she's ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger.
A cynical rake
After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught by a rebellious girl who couldn't be less suitable. In fact she wants nothing to do with him. But Gabriel finds the high-spirited Pandora irresistible. He'll do whatever it takes to possess her, even if their marriage of convenience turns out to be the devil's own bargain.
A perilous plot
After succumbing to Gabriel's skilled and sensuous persuasion, Pandora agrees to become his bride. But soon she discovers that her entrepreneurial endeavors have accidentally involved her in a dangerous conspiracy - and only her husband can keep her safe. As Gabriel protects her from their unknown adversaries, they realize their devil's bargain may just turn out to be a match made in heaven.
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WOW!! AMAZING FEEL GOOD HISTORICAL ROMANCE!!
How Pandora got stuck in the sofa in the summer house.
When Gabriel accidently Comprised Pandora by trying to help free her from the sofa!!
Mary Jane Wells is one of the best Narrators. She really brings a audible story to life. Just a Excellent Narrator.
Yes I had server extreme reaction once again Pandora getting stuck in the sofa and Gabriel helping to free was a Laugh Out Loud Moment and then when Pandora tells Gabriel how her father boxed her ear for ease dropping. She was a child and it made me feel like crying.
WOW!! Lisa Kleypas never disappoints her fans. Devil in Spring the 3rd book in the Ravenel series was one of those stories that makes you feel good.
The story opens with my all time favorite Wallflower Series characters from bk 3 Devil In Winter You got it!! Sebastian Lord St. Vincent who is now the Duke of Kingston and Evangeline/Evie Jenner. Oh!! how I love this couple. They are now parents to a brood of adult children and grandchildren.
Gabriel Lord St. Vincent is the heir to the Sebastian, Duke of Kingston and Evie Jenner Duchess. He is the eldest of there children. He is a wonderful, loveable, sexy and very handsome hero in this delightful story. He reminded me a bit of the character Jamie Fraser from Outlander. He happens upon Lady Pandora Ravenel twin to Cassandra. She is one of the daughters of the deceased Earl of Trenear. Her cousin Devon is the new Earl see bk.1 "Cold Hearted Rake". Where you meet the rambunctious twins. Pandora has gotten herself stuck in a sofa in a summer house and can't get unstuck. As she fights to get herself free, her hair comes down her gown is torn and she is swearing up a storm. She has obtained some bruises. This had me LOL!! Gabriel hears her distress and comes to her aid. As Gabriel is leaning behind her to help her get free they are spotted in what looks like a very compromising position. Of course he must marry the girl. In the Eyes of the Ton He has the same reputation as his father Sebastian before he married his mother Evie. He has thoroughly Compromised Pandora, by trying to help her.
Pandora is a beautiful young women who at times acts much younger then her 21 years. I think she would have been more understood if she was still that 19 year old we met in bk1. That's the one thing in this character that I think was wrong. She just acted to silly at times for any 21 year. But she has a great imagination and her ideas of owning her own board game factory was brilliant. Pandora does not want to marry and she won't be forced she just wants to design and sale her games. She is also, a very good impromptu story teller. So no matter how immature she acted at times I still fell in love with her character. She is just lovely and Gabriel is every females fantasy lover. He is so kind and gentle with her. Also patient he has never met anyone like Pandora.
The Storyline of "Devil In Spring" has been done many times and by many HR authors but Lisa Kleypas has put a new twist to this story and it is well developed funny characters. Its like watching a movie that's the way Lisa writes. She knows how to put the reader right there in the story. You can see the scenes play out in your minds eye. There's just enough sensual, sexy scenes between Gabriel and Pandora to sizzle. They don't make love until they are married. There is a dangerous plot to the Crown when Pandora sees a man that is up to some mischief. Which result in a plot to murder her. We are introduced to Ethan Ransom who looks like a Ravenel but he works for Scotland Yard or just who is he? I really want to know and I think we might find out in the next book in the Ravenel Series. Which I hope comes out real soon. This is a wonderful series and "Devil In Spring" was a excellent addition to that series.
I Highly Recommend you read "Devil In Spring". It will Stand Alone but it would be much better to get acquainted with the characters in the first 2 books of the series. Oh and by all means read Lisa's Kleypas's Wallflower series. Its Amazing!!
- Edwina "I Love books"