Tuesday, 17 April 2018

The Devil Winter (Wallflowers #3) by Lisa Kleypas

7939893"I'm Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. I can't be celibate. Everyone knows that."

Desperate to escape her scheming relatives, Evangeline Jenner has sought the help of the most infamous scoundrel in London.

A marriage of convenience is the only solution.

No one would have ever paired the shy, stammering wallflower with the sinfully handsome viscount. It quickly becomes clear, however, that Evie is a woman of hidden strength—and Sebastian desires her more than any woman he's ever known.

Determined to win her husband's elusive heart, Evie dares to strike a bargain with the devil: If Sebastian can stay celibate for three months, she will allow him into her bed.

When Evie is threatened by a vengeful enemy from the past, Sebastian vows to do whatever it takes to protect his wife... even at the expense of his own life.

Together they will defy their perilous fate, for the sake of all-consuming love.

Cover: I absolutely love this cover.  It’s probably one of my favourite historical romance covers.  I think the contrast between the snow and the red is just stunning.

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve become a huge Lisa Kleypas fan, and I don’t know why I hadn’t read more of her books sooner.

The Wallflower series is just brilliant, and the third book in the series Devil In Winter is no exception.  I can see why this book is as popular as it is, it seems to be many people’s favourites.

Sebastian is an unashamed rake, and makes no apologies for it.  While he may have a title, he’s broke.  He needs to marry into money.

That’s where Evie comes along.  Her family are trying to bully her into a marriage she doesn’t want, so they can get their greedy hands on her money.  But she has other ideas.  Normally shy and stuttering, she plucks up the courage to approach Sebastian and tell him her plan.  A marriage of convenience mutually beneficial to them both.  The arrangement suits Sebastian down to the ground…until he finds himself captivated by Evie, until no other woman will do.

Ahh how I loved this book.  Evie is such a cute character.  In the previous books we see her, and she’s painfully shy and has a stutter, so I was so glad to see her paired off with Sebastian.  They’re complete opposites, but they really complete each other.  We really see Evie grow as a character, she really she’s her worth and this changes Sebastian.  He comes to view her differently to the women of his past.  In the previous books we've seen his disrespectful behaviour, and his careless ways, but even though there's still a sly and deviousness about his character, he puts those traits to use in running a gaming hell.

I really think this was a historical romance with a lot of depth to it.  I really grew to love the characters, they will be favourites of mine forever.

5/5 stars.

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