Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: he’s a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband’s life a misery, and she’ll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters a dashing and impossibly charming stranger who sends a fire-and-ice jolt of attraction through her. And then he introduces himself…as none other than West Ravenel.
West is a man with a tarnished past. No apologies, no excuses. However, from the moment he meets Phoebe, West is consumed by irresistible desire…not to mention the bitter awareness that a woman like her is far out of his reach. What West doesn’t bargain on is that Phoebe is no straitlaced aristocratic lady. She’s the daughter of a strong-willed wallflower who long ago eloped with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent—the most devilishly wicked rake in England.
Before long, Phoebe sets out to seduce the man who has awakened her fiery nature and shown her unimaginable pleasure. Will their overwhelming passion be enough to overcome the obstacles of the past?
Only the devil’s daughter knows…
About the Book
by Lisa Kleypas
The Ravenels meet The Wallflowers
February 19, 2019
I always know when I read a Lisa Kleypas book that I am in for a real treat. The Wallflowers series was one of my favorite series EVER! Might I add my favorite couple was Sebastian and Evie from Devil in Winter. They were THE couple I absolutely fell in love with. Sebastian was my book boyfriend for a very long time. Although, he may have to share me now with West from Devil’s Daughter! Yeah, like I would be complaining! Sigh, if only!
Phoebe is the daughter of Sebastian and Evie. Her husband passed away two years ago and Phoebe is now a widow with two young children. Phoebe has to attend her brother’s wedding, but she knows going to the wedding will finally put her in contact with the one man she does not want to meet, West Ravenel. West tormented her husband Henry when they were in boarding school and Phoebe only knows West as the mean, rotten bully who tormented her Henry. But, when she meets a dashing stranger at the wedding and feels an attraction to him, Phoebe can’t help but to want to get to know him better. That is until she finds out he is West. But West is not the boy he once was and Phoebe is beginning to realize that West is so much more than his past. Can Phoebe put her differences aside to find love again?
OMG, I absolutely adored the chemistry between Phoebe and West. Their quick and witty banter had me easily laughing and rooting for the both of them to find their happily ever after.
Phoebe is such a strong heroine raising two young children on her own. She is passionate and fierce and wants what is best for her children. As much as she wants to stay away from West, she can’t help but feel that pull and I can see her hesitation because she truly was in love with her husband and felt disloyal to a point for having feelings for West. But, come on who can resist West. He is just so boyfriend worthy!
I am fangirling hard over here! You have no idea. OMG! West. Is. Just. Perfect! He might not be titled, but he is so worthy of Phoebe. West did not have the best upbringing and he is very much a rake, although he has reeled it in to become a better man. He still does not think he is good enough for Phoebe. West thinks she deserves someone better than him. He fights the attraction, but slowly his resolve starts to crumble as he wants more out of life. He wants to be the man she deserves he just doesn’t know if he is made that way.
I never thought it would be possible for Kleypas to ever top Sebastian St. Vincent, but Kleypas has made a believer out of me. I bow down to your greatness! Kleypas is indeed the queen of writing The best book worthiness boyfriends ever to grace the pages of romance novels.
“You’re all I think about. You’re all I see. You’re the center of a star, and the force of gravity keeps pulling me closer, and I don’t give a damn that I’m about to be incinerated.”
Sighs! I have melted. I am just a puddle now. Just mop me up off the floor. This line right here just makes you want to get up and slap your husband/boyfriend in the back of his head and be all like “Why can’t you be like West!”
Reading a Lisa Kleypas book is like sipping on hot chocolate on a cold winter night. You just know it’s going to be great and oh so satisfying! Devil’s Daughter is so worthy of every star in the freakin sky. I will rave to everyone about this book! So, yeah purchase it…purchase it right now or I will come there wherever you are and smack you silly!
“If you have any misguided thoughts about taking me into your bed, you would find it a vastly mediocre experience. I’d be on you like a crazed rabbit, and half a minute later the whole thing would be over. I used to be a proficient lover, but now I’m a burnt-out libertine whose only remaining pleasure is breakfast food. Speaking of which—”
Phoebe reached for him, brought herself up hard against him, and interrupted him with her mouth. West flinched as if scalded and held very still in the manner of a man trying to withstand torture. Undeterred, she wrapped her arms around his neck and kissed him as passionately as she could, touching her tongue to his stiff lips. The feel and taste of him was exhilarating. Suddenly he responded with a primitive grunt and his mouth clamped on hers, wringing sensation from her with demanding pressure. Forcing her lips apart, he searched her with his tongue the way she remembered, and it felt so good, she thought she might faint. A whimper rose from her throat, and he licked and bit gently at the sound and sealed their mouths together in a deep, insatiable kiss that involved his lips, breath, hands, body, soul.
Whatever it might be like to go to bed with this man . . . it would be anything but mediocre.
About Lisa Kleypas
New York Times bestselling author LISA KLEYPAS graduated from Wellesley College with a political science degree. She is a RITA® Award-winning author of both historical romance and contemporary women’s fiction. Her novels are published in twenty-eight different languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband Gregory and their two children.