Ravenel #3 Den Rebelske Lady
Title: Devil in Spring
Series: The Ravenels #3
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Published in English: 2017
Dansk titel: Den Rebelske Lady
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2018
Forlag: Pretty Ink
Finished Reading: May 2019
Genre: Historical Fiction & Romance
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
An eccentric wallflower…
Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she’s ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger.
A cynical rake…
After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught-by a rebellious girl who couldn’t be less suitable. In fact, she wants nothing to do with him. But Gabriel finds the high-spirited Pandora irresistible. He’ll do whatever it takes to possess her, even if their marriage of convenience turns out to be the devil’s own bargain.
A perilous plot…
After succumbing to Gabriel’s skilled and sensuous persuasion, Pandora agrees to become his bride. But soon she discovers that her entrepreneurial endeavors have accidentally involved her in a dangerous conspiracy—and only her husband can keep her safe. As Gabriel protects her from their unknown adversaries, they realize their devil’s bargain may just turn out to be a match made in heaven.
I had some issues with this book. At first, it was somewhat boring and reminded me so much of all her other books. It was still good don’t get me wrong, but I have read better introductions. Once the book had had its little slow start it became so good. Pandora is a delight. She’s so full of life and it was very enjoyable getting to know her better. She’s one of my top heroine picks of all of Kleypas’ work. Her journey was so fun and interesting to read and I instantly loved her wittiness. Her development through out the book is amazing.
Gabriel is so fantastic too. He is the son of Sebastian St. Vincent whom abducted Evie and later on married her in Wallflower – so Gabriel is the spawn of my favorite couple from that series and it shows. Kleypas really brought that up in him and his personality are much alike two those characters. It was an absolute blast reading about them. It made me teary let me be honest about that.
I like how I was kept on my toes in this one. If you’re a hardcore Kleypas fan and have read all of her books in The Hathaway’s and The Wallflower series you know, that at some point in the book, some drama happens, and I was so excited to see what she came up with, in this one, and I was surprised how well she incorporated that into the plotline. It was very exciting and I ended up reading this much quicker than I intended to. However, I have the fourth book still and I’m looking forward to that. Our very own Doctor Gibson and the mysterious Ransom.
If you’ve enjoyed her other books I’m sure you’ll like this one too. I wouldn’t say it’s any less interesting or less romantic; it’s just Kleypas when she’s on a steak.
So enjoy these two wonderful characters and prepare to be entertained and laugh! I know I was for the seven hours it took me to read.