I finally got to read Devil in Spring By Lisa Kleypas and Oh my god! Firstly EVIE AND SEBASTIAN !!! they are just as perfect now as they were in The Devil in spring !
Now about Devil in Spring! The basics of the story is this Gabriel, Lord St Vincent Finds Pandora Ravenel stuck in a settee bottom stuck up in the air. Gabriel then does what any man. more like any man who is known as Lord St. Vincent would do he has a conversation with Pandora as to why she’s there and how she became..compromised by the settee much to her dismay. However when Gabriel goes to help Pandora they are found by the host of the party and forced into marriage. Poor Gabriel he was just there for the fireworks and ended up with a wife! Pandora on the other hand is none too pleased to be shackled to this man who is too handsome and charming, because she has dreams of her own to run her own board game company.
Let me stop here.
Firstly I am all for Pandora having a board game company and doing her thing but if she could have a Lord Vincent tied to her bed….. Yeah.. I would rather that instead… Also Lord Westcliff makes an appearance!! omg I was like Marcus!!! and he has daughters!!
Now back to where I was, This is not a convenient thing for either of them but for some reason Lord St Vincent wants Pandora and will do anything to get her to say yes, So naturally he invites her to spend a week with is family, which I don’t know about you but I would had already said yes, Also his little brother Ivo should seriously have his own book someday because he is most certainly a Lord St Vincent in his own right if you know what I mean. Naturally They do get married because they feel this connection that most likely lust which all know will turn to love, however there is a struggle for Pandora to keep her Independence especially after she attracts the notice of some unsavory characters who threaten her life. The book comes full circle with Gabriel coming to terms with his feeling for Pandora in the light of almost losing her, and Pandora comes to terms with the fact that when you love someone you sometimes have to compromise.
Most of the times I work my notes into the synopsis but I am just going to make this post more rambely than normal because this book had a few extras that stuck out to me. Pandora suffers from vertigo and is deaf in one ear which she tends to hide, it just struck me how much I really love the ‘flawed’ hero/heroine and I really connected with Pandora, which like I said before is something that is hard for me at least, It just everything about her character resonated with me I could totally relate with her not liking compliments and them making her uncomfortable and this quote “If you live in isolation for long enough it becomes part of you” just really struck a cord with me.
Also can we talk about Gabriel and what he likes in the bedroom?! This might be a spoiler but really, he likes to tie women up and when I read that I was like OOOH!! because of course I am all here for something like that, I just wish there would have been a little more of it. Because I really loved it. Lastly Ransom is he a Ravenel??!!! you can’t hint at something like that and then walk away I need the answers!! I NEED them!!
Over all Devil in Spring was extremely enjoyable and if you’ve read The Devil in Winter which I highly suggest you should, it was like coming home and visiting old friends. This book left me with that happy comfort read feeling this is well worth read and I gave it 5 stars on good reads.