A wallflower never gives your heart back. Still smiling, Sebastian reached for some chalk and applied it to the tip of his cue stick. The word makes me a bit sentimental. Dear Phoebe, I drew this picture of West for you, so if you ever see him, you will know to run away. He also acts like one. For four years, West Ravenel had annoyed and plagued poor Henry, Lord Clare, a small and weedy boy with a delicate constitution.
His intelligence, wit, and endearing eccentricities had made him a favorite with the Challon family. That was cruel, Mrs. We certainly deserved to see some hearty moments from this adorable couple's everyday life.
Maybe with Galoshes and her kitties or another kid on board. West as an anxious father, waiting on his wife in labour would have been a delightful ending. Even as gramps, Sebastian is so fricking hot. Age has done nothing to lessen his devilish charm.
Watching his parenting skills gave me hot flashes. Matchmaking papa, ftw. The cameo of the Wallflowers' reunion along with their families was awesome. View all 4 comments. Feb 19, Jen rated it it was amazing Shelves: erotic-romance , family-series , kindle-own , regency-romance , series-book , february , historical-romance. Review to come!
View 2 comments. Such a beautiful story, this is one of my top favorite reads in the series! It has everything I wanted and even more. I loved it so much and this story, touched me in so many ways.
My heart was aching for both characters, as they struggled with their own issues. I adored West and Phoebe, they were perfect for each other. Phoebe is a smart,strong,sweet and lovely heroine. I could easily relate with her. West is a swoon worthy hero and I love the slow burn between them!
Their romance was addictive. Overall, it was an amazing story, intense,emotional and sweet! Devil's Daughter will keep your interest till the end! View 1 comment. I loved the Devil and his Daughter … Back in the olden days 3 years ago I was able to read five 5!!!! It makes me a little sad though, that a book that would normally have taken me 24 hours, took me five days to read.
By the end of the first chapter of this story, I kne I loved the Devil and his Daughter … Back in the olden days 3 years ago I was able to read five 5!!!! By the end of the first chapter of this story, I knew I was in for a treat. In this case, it was very good friends I caught up with.
On that thought…how dare Sebastian and Evie get older. So, the fact that we get to catch up with Sebastian and Evie AND see history repeating itself not really, but kind of brought a goofy smile to my face. Phoebe has survived heartbreak and now is on the path to falling for a bad boy…does that sound a little familiar???
So basically, both Phoebe and West are battling their pasts to find a happy future. The characters were lovable, the glimpse of the past was riveting, and the battle of the classes is frustrating to observe. I hate seeing the snobbery, social-climbing and what lengths people will go to for the power of a good name. I love the dresses, the furniture, formal sit-down breakfasts and wedding parties that last for days.
All these little things seem different but were the realities of the time and very fascinating to me. The romance story between Phoebe and West was fairly slow moving. Once it does hit the sheets…I mean floors…and walls… it gets decidedly fast. West spent nearly the whole story loving Phoebe but never dreaming of keeping her.
He was convinced he would sully Phoebe and her wonderful boys with his terrible reputation. West must be the one to accept and realise they were perfect for each other and meant to spend the rest of their days together. I highly recommend you go back to the beginning, though, and check out the Wallflowers. If you have read the Wallflowers , you may be interested to know that we get to catch up with them all a little in this one.
Hint, hint, nudge, nudge…Ms Kleypas. Mar 08, Ms. Victorian weddings! The place to be, if you want to mingle with the nobility: dressing up, dancing the night away, indulging in some of the most decadent food and If you're a widow fresh out of mourning however, then you might think twice about attending.
Provided, of course, you can come up with a really good explanation for skipping your favorite brother's wedding. And Phoebe can't. Don't misunderstand her, she truly wanted to rant her way out of keep Victorian weddings! Don't misunderstand her, she truly wanted to rant her way out of keeping company with her late husband's childhood-nemesis, but then Weston Ravenel has the gall to get her heart racing!
If only the two wouldn't keep meeting in the most extraordinary circumstances! It's so much easier to hate someone, when they didn't just risk their life saving your kid. This was so much fun. Unlike the serious tone of the previous book, it had all the playful flirty atmosphere of a proper well-crafted romance novel.
There's the reformed rake with the witty comments, the jaded-heroine whose grim outlook on life gets turned upside down, the nail-biting heroics Who knew single entries could be so sizzling? With excerpts like these, I can be excused for laughing a full five minutes, right? You've never done it. Now who could possibly find smut interesting? All the interesting words are. It's probably the closest we'll ever get to a Wallflower reunion. There's a bit about the ladies, some mentions of the lads, a passing comment or two about the kids, and a whole lot about Sebastian, Duke of Kingston see Devil in Winter.
Just as Lisa Kleypas said : he always steals the scene. My one and only complaint is: why does he have to channel Westcliff so much?! Sebastian was doing perfectly fine on his own Score: 3.
Feel free to leave the political intrigue out of it. That said, my literary palate is all but overflowing with this genre. I stayed up till 2 AM to finish the last few chapters, but was so sleepy that I totally forgot everything I read by morning But here I am, saying that this was one of my most anticipated books of the year and I loved every minute of it.
West has gone through such a transformation, proving over and over again that he's a changed man who wants to do the right thing Title: Devil's Daughter Series: Ravenels 5 Author: Lisa Kleypas Release date: February 19, Cliffhanger: No Genre: historical romance If you would have told me I'd be excited about West's book when I started the series, I'd have thought you were full of it. West has gone through such a transformation, proving over and over again that he's a changed man who wants to do the right thing by his family.
Instead of being an albatross around their necks, he works hard to finally give them the security they've lacked for so long. After years of debauchery, embarrassment, and a lack of purpose, he's finally on the right track in his life.
That doesn't mean that he believes his many sins are now erased. The fact that the St. Vincent family is once again getting page time as well as a Wallflower reunion and an introduction to Marcus and Lillian's son??? I had heart eyes the entire time while reading this. Phoebe is everything I hoped she would be and more, and the perfect match for West. She's a young widow with two little boys who is just starting to heal and move on, two years after her husband passed away. The last thing she's interested in is falling in love, most especially with the childhood bully who tormented her husband at boarding school.
She knows that it's old history, but she can't help but feel an immediate dislike towards him. I liked the fact that she was never mean or harsh when speaking to him at first, she simply tried to keep her distance.
She was no match for his droll sense of humor and sensitivity towards her sons, and it didn't take her long to realize the man he had become was someone worthy of her respect. West struggles with self-esteem and seeing himself as an equal partner for the beautiful, titled, and wealthy Phoebe.
As far as he's concerned, dalliances are the most he can give a woman. If his past were to resurface, he could hurt his family with the embarrassment of it all and that's not something he's willing to risk. Phoebe is yet another strong heroine from Kleypas that I fell in love with.
She married her childhood sweetheart even knowing that his early death was inevitable. She wanted to cherish him during the time they were given, and she faced all of the hardship that came along with that without complaint.
She's intelligent, willing to self-reflect on her flaws, and doesn't allow people to push her around or manage her. With Henry she had a tender love, but with West she's found something altogether different and unfamiliar. Consuming, breathtaking, and unstoppable. Honestly, I think he was the perfect person to open West's eyes and show him that redeemed rakes make the best husbands. I loved his role in this story, and I will never tire of seeing him cherish and care for his family.
If I could bring up a complaint, it would be that West's realization of love felt a bit rushed. I debated taking a bit off my rating for it, but in the end it didn't alter my enjoyment in the book at all. The dialogue was hilarious, the interactions between Phoebe and West were heartfelt and heated. I didn't want it to end.
If you're new to this series, it can be read as a standalone, but you're really missing out if you haven't introduced yourself to the Ravenels yet. Cassandra is the only sister left to marry off, but the good news is that there may be a series for the Wallflower children coming next!!! Sign me up, please! She felt as if they were still beyond the reach of the world, entangled even though their bodies were separate. For example, they let us know which features and sections are most popular. This information helps us design a better experience for all users.
It Happened One Autumn Wallflowers 2. Secrets of a Summer Night Wallflowers 1. Again the Magic Wallflowers 0. They had married, the two of them a pair of giggling virgins discovering the mysteries of love with affectionate awkwardness. Their first child, Justin, was a dark-haired and robustly healthy boy who was now four years old.
Henry had gone into his final decline a year ago, just before the birth of their second son, Stephen. In the months of grief and despair that had followed, Phoebe had gone to live with her family, finding a measure of solace in the loving home of her childhood. But now that the mourning period was over, it was time to start a new life as a young single mother of two boys. A life without Henry.
How strange that seemed. Nor could she remember consuming this much food in one sitting in years. Ravenel shook his head slowly, regarding her with somber disappointment.