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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

A Love Story As Swoon-Worthy As The Cover: Devil's Daughter by Lisa Kleypas

DEVIL'S DAUGHTER

by Lisa Kleypas
Series: The Ravenels #5
Genres: Historical, Romance, Adult
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: February 19th 2019
Source: ARC received for review
Star Quotient: ★★★★★
Kiss Factor: ✷✷✷✷✷
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If you were to ask me who my favorite author is, I'd tell you in a heartbeat that it's Lisa Kleypas. She's an author whose works I value tremendously, not only because they are outstanding, but also because she is the author who got me invested in romance. Devil's Daughter was one of those books that I knew even before going in that I would love. I'm happy to report that my gut was not wrong and that Lisa Kleypas showed yet again why she sits firmly at the top of my favorite authors list.

Devil's Daughter tells the story of a widowed and single mother of two adorable kids, Phoebe. I've loved Phoebe since she was a teeny red-haired baby, mostly because she was my one of my all-time favorite couple's daughter. In Devil's Daughter, we get to know the adult Phoebe, who was just as delightful as the adorable baby. What a gorgeous character she was! She was an absolute powerhouse of a heroine with her fortitude, intelligence, and utter kindness. I loved and admired her very much, and my heart ached when she related the story of losing her best friend and her husband, Henry, very early on in her marriage. Phoebe was so well-layered, it was almost as if I knew her as a friend, so I wanted nothing more than for her to find a partner who would love and appreciate every molecule of her. She finds that in Weston Ravenel, a reformed scoundrel. Oh, West! How I adored this fellow. I always knew that his story would be one of the best in this series. He has come such a long way and I was so proud of the hardworking and remorseful man he was in this book. West was dreamy, flirty and just all kinds of swoon-worthy goodness. It was impossible for me not to fall for the man and if you've read Kleypas' books, you know she writes some of the most delicious heroes out there.

When Phoebe and West meet at Pandora and Gabriel's wedding, it wasn't love-at-first-sight for Phoebe. She had heard all the stories of how he used to torture her sweetheart, Henry, during their school days and didn't have the best opinion of him. Of course, she doesn't expect West to be such a magnetic, roguish and charming man. Or for him to be so good with her sons. Their relationship was very much one that was a slow-burn, but the intensity and chemistry were prevalent all throughout. West pushes Phoebe into more of a leadership role, giving her the tools that she would need to succeed at running her son's estate, and she shows him just how far he had come along in his life. They were the perfect complementary couple for each other and watching them interact was an indescribable experience. I loved them so so much and the love scenes were so sensual and romantic. LK writes some of the best sex scenes EVER. I loved the secondary cast in this book too. I especially loved seeing my favorite, Sebastian, who is now a hot grandpa (WHAT), be meddlesome and his usual flirty self. What a legend. I also loved little precocious Justin. He stole every scene he was in!

I could honestly go on and on about how wonderful this book was because it absolutely was one of the best romance books I've read, but I want to let you readers discover more of Devil's Daughter on your own. I can't wait to read Cassandra and Severin's book next! That one is going to be GREAT as well. I can just tell! :)

Have you read Lisa Kleypas' books before? Who is an author who got you into romance?
Let me know in the comments below!

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