Thursday, September 22, 2016

Devil in Winter - Lisa Kleypas

A Devil's Bargain

Easily the shyest Wallflower, Evangeline Jenner stands to become the wealthiest, once her inheritance comes due. Because she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St. Vincent with a most outrageous proposition: marriage!

Sebastian's reputation is so dangerous that thirty seconds alone with him will ruin any maiden's good name. Still, this bewitching chit appeared, unchaperoned, on his doorstep to offer her hand. Certainly an aristocrat with a fine eye for beauty could do far worse.

But Evie's proposal comes with a condition: no lovemaking after their wedding night. She will never become just another of the dashing libertine's callously discarded broken hearts—which means Sebastian will simply have to work harder at his seductions... or perhaps surrender his own heart for the very first time in the name of true love.

Evie runs away from her abusive extended family.  Her last chance to be protected from them is by marrying the notorious rake, Sebastian.  Sebastian is as desperate as Evie.  His father has used up all the family money and he needs to marry a lady of wealth.
Evie goes in determined not to lose her heart to Sebastian.  She has a hidden strength, that makes all other characters underestimate her.  Sebastian deep down can't help his feelings.  Though at the beginning I was sure he wouldn't win me over he did in the end.  The secondary characters keep the story flowing perfectly,  I love Cam, the employee of Evie and Sebastian's establishment.  I hope he plays a part in Daisy's story that is upcoming.  Though the story was a bit slow to take off once it did the story was difficult to put down.
If you enjoy an intriguing historical romance with unique character who will have you enthralled from beginning to end, I would definitely check out Devil in Winter.  

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