Devil in Winter - Wallflowers, Bk 3 Author:Lisa Kleypas 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 ... more »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.« less
One of Kleypas' best, in my opinion. Definitely the best in this particular series. A very touching, sexy, and credible story of two people who should be completely wrong for each other, yet somehow manage to prove that opposites really do attract - and for very good reason.
Sensuality Rating: R
Devil in Winter is the third book in Lisa Kleypas' Wallflower series. This truly was an enjoyable tale, and I recommend reading them in order. Had I not, I would not have appreciated so many things that happened in the other books. I kept thinking in the back of my head how can Sebastian redeem himself. Evie visits Sebastian with a marriage solution that will benefit both of them. Evie, for protection and Sebastian, for money. What comes from that solution is a marriage that becomes real. Where they each quit being what others think them to be, and they turn into what they WANT to be. Sebastian is BAD, REAL BAD, and he doesn't care, but it's a front, and Evie knows it. Sebastian sees that there's more to Evie than her stammers and shyness, but she is a treasure- rich as a sweet and soothing lady. There was a bunch of symbolism (Jenner's Club) that occurs with this book, and the little actions that Evie and Sebastian take. You watch them fall in love, and enjoyable to see Sebastian be brought to his knees.
This is a memorable book, it's very emotional. If you haven't visited this series You many want to think about it!
There is nothing more fun than a naughty hero, and Sebastian is definitely naughty. I've read the other three Wallflowers' stories and I would have to say Sebastian and Evie are my favorite combination. The dialogue was sexy and the plotline was intriguing enough.
It was great to visit all the other ladies of the series. An older Cam appears in the Hathaway series and it was interesting to see a younger version of him here (A little disappointed he didn't end up with Daisy).
There is some repetition with the writing but I was glad I didn't have to read too much about Sebastian trying to push Evie away because he thought he wasn't deserving, etc... There is a little bit of that but not overbearing.