- Mass Market Paperback: 374 pages
- Publisher: Avon Books (18 Mar. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 006056251X
- ISBN-13: 978-0060562519
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.4 x 17.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 810,423 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Devil in Winter (Wallflower Quartet) Mass Market Paperback – 1 Mar 2006
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Third book in New York Times bestselling Lisa Kleypas's historical Wallflowers series --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
Lisa Kleypas is the author of twenty-two historical romance novels that have been published in twelve languages. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts and competed in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City. After graduating from Wellesley College with a political science degree, she published her first novel at age twenty-one. Her books have appeared on bestseller lists such as the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and WaldenBooks. Lisa is married and has two children.
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Evelyn (Evie) Jenner is the shyest of the wallflowers. She lives with her maternal family who are appallingly awful, and her Dad who runs a gaming club, is dying. In order to gain her freedom and be with her father, she makes the disreputable St Vincent (whose father is busily squandering his family fortune) an offer he can't afford to refuse - marry her and exchange his name for her considerable inheritance.
Kleypas redeems this awful rake with a deft touch - beneath her shy and stammering exterior Evie has a backbone of pure quiet stubborn steel that means Sebastian can't coerce, charm, manipulate or seduce her into bending to his will (of course he tries) which is an entirely new experience for him. Evie discovers her own strength, and he discovers his integrity, and that some things are worth working and fighting (honorably) for. The chemistry between them is absolutely scorching, as well as quite charming and tender.
I loved revisiting with Lillian and Marcus Marsden (Lord and Lady Westcliff) from book two in this one as well. I do like that where Kleypas has characters from another book visiting they actually have a purpose in the storyline.
A great book from a great writer. I have devoured many of her books since reading the Wallflowers. If you like your heros to be a bit bad/tortured to start off with, I also thoroughly recommend Prince of Dreams by the same author.
Evangeline is desperate. She makes a late night visit to the heartless rake, Sebastian, with a proposition she knows he cannot refuse. She will elope with him to Gretna Green, and use her money to pay off his considerable debts if he will give her freedom to care for her father and escape from the marriage plans of her family. She knows that he kidnapped and attempted to rape her best friend, but is hoping that he is also so desperate that he will accept her proposal, and the conditions that go with it.
Thus begins a love story that develops through many twists and turns, as we see both Evangeline and Sebastian change and reveal new depths. Both are damaged products of broken families. As they find out more about each other, and grow to care for each other, new strengths are revealed. As always, Kleypas writes her characters with real sensitivity, and it is lovely to learn more about the heroes and hreoines of her previous books, who play important secondary parts in this story.
Kleypas always writes better stories for her damaged and dangerous male characters such as Prince Nikolas and Derek Craven, and the redemption of Sebastian, the Viscount St. Vincent is up there in the same league.I loved this book and will re-read it many times in the future. It is worth at least 5 stars and I would give it more if I could !
St. Vincent has returned from his foiled attempt to kidnap, wed and seduce Lillian Bowman. Beaten and downtrodden, he's not expecting the shy and reclusive redhead that insists on entry into his home. Even more surprising, he's astonished at Evangeline Jenner's proposal of marriage - a marriage of convenience in which she receives sanctuary and protection from her abusive family and he gets what he so desperately needs. That would be money, of course. The daughter of a notorious gaming club owner and a rumored half-wit, St. Vincent never thought he'd be stooping to such a level as to consider Evie's offer. Hard times call for desperate measures, on both their parts, and the two are quickly off the Gretna Green for an elopement of the not-so-heart. Both are determined to maintain their distance, but both are in for some eye opening experiences, ones where prior assumptions and false conclusions about one another will be tossed to the curb. Is it really possible for a self-professed rake to do a complete one eighty? The chances are good for St. Vincent, and watching his awakening to Evie's not so obvious charms is a wonderful experience.Read more ›
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I worried about this book, even though I have read on the discussion boards on GR that is tends to be a favourite for most for this author. Read more
Didnot like it, its all about sex and sex and has nothing more to offer the reader. A weak plot indeedPublished 1 month ago by banni
I have read all of the wall flower series and this is my favourite by far. Something about the main characters clicked with me & I really enjoyed their interaction. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
My favourite in The Wallflowers series. I have such a weakness for a 'bad boy' hero rehabilitated by a strong minded female. Read morePublished 5 months ago by gimmielinda
I just can't seem to help myself when it comes to starting a series out of sync, but the blurb along with the promise of a lascivious Lord made The Devil in Winter a temptation too... Read morePublished 6 months ago by ElizaReadAlot
I've read all the Wallflower series and the Hathaway series. I don't usually read romance, but following recommendations from friends, I gave these a try They are beautifully... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
Once again another phenomenal series by one of my favourite historical romance authors. Storylines are fantastic and the characters so likeable. Read morePublished 10 months ago by XxxBeexxX