Book Review: Devil's Daughter (The Ravenels #5) by Lisa Kleypas

Devil's Daughter has been one of my favorite books so far this year! I loved West and Phoebe and the build to their relationship. It was filled with so much humor and wit and a wonderful amount of emotion. I highly recommend it.

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Devil's Daughter (The Ravenels #5) by Lisa Kleypas

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas delivers a scintillating tale of a beautiful, young widow who finds passion with the one man she shouldn't...

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 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...

5 out of 5 stars

I adored Devil's Daughter! By the end of chapter one, I was completely in love with the story! It was so entertaining with witty and charming characters. I loved West and Phoebe together, their first meeting, her feelings about him, the antagonism and flirting between the two, it was perfection. Their relationship had an incredible build and I couldn't get enough.

I have loved West since he was first introduced and was thrilled that he'd be getting his bit of happy. I've loved watching him grow over the course of the series, he was such a sweet man with a wonderful self-deprecating humor. He and Phoebe were quite the pair. I loved all they went through, the challenge between them, their growing attraction, and the personal feelings they were battling. There was a lot of emotion and entertaining moments as well that were incredibly fun. West was amazing with Phoebe’s kids, those scenes totally made me melt. I loved the development of West and Phoebe’s relationship, how it goes from animosity to friendship to a building passion… which turns pretty darn hot. I felt for West as he works out his personal demons and I love how Phoebe sees past all that. Phoebe was the best. She was strong from the start but by the end, I thought she was even more determined.

The start of the book felt like a reunion of sorts, seeing previous characters and I meeting new ones too. I loved all the updates on the families, the interactions of everyone, and the ties they've formed. I thought the bond between West and his brother Devon was fantastic. I loved seeing Sebastian and Evie again, they’re one of my all-time favorite couples. Speaking of, considering who Phoebe’s father is, the title is perfect! I love Sebastian but I have to say, West gave him a run for his money.

Lisa Kleypas is a master storyteller. I was so pulled into the banter, ease of dialogue, the wit. It was so well worded with the perfect flow. There were so many great scenes that really made their personalities shine. This was such an amazing story and my favorite in the series. It was an amazing read!

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Cold-Hearted Rake by [Kleypas, Lisa] Marrying Winterborne by [Kleypas, Lisa] Devil in Spring: The Ravenels, Book 3 by [Kleypas, Lisa]
Hello Stranger: The Ravenels, Book 4 by [Kleypas, Lisa] Devil's Daughter: The Ravenels meet The Wallflowers by [Kleypas, Lisa] Chasing Cassandra
The Ravenels Series
Cold-Hearted Rake (#1) – Amazon | My Review
Marrying Winterborne (#2) - Amazon | My Review
Devil in Spring (#3) - Amazon | My Review
Hello Stranger (#4) - Amazon | My Review
Chasing Cassandra (#6) - Amazon | My Review

 It Happened One Autumn (The Wallflowers, Book 2) by [Kleypas, Lisa] The Devil in Winter (The Wallflowers, Book 3) by [Kleypas, Lisa] A Scandal in Spring (The Wallflowers, Book 4) by [Kleypas, Lisa]
The Wallflowers Series
Secrets of a Summer Night (#1) – Amazon | My Review
It Happened One Autumn (#2) - Amazon | My Review
Devil in Winter (#3) - Amazon | My Review
Scandal in Spring (#4) - Amazon | My Review

Mine Till Midnight (Hathaways Book 1) by [Kleypas, Lisa] Seduce Me at Sunrise (Hathaways Book 2) by [Kleypas, Lisa] Tempt Me at Twilight (Hathaways Book 3) by [Kleypas, Lisa]
Married by Morning (Hathaways Book 4) by [Kleypas, Lisa] Love in the Afternoon (Hathaways Book 5) by [Kleypas, Lisa]
The Hathaways Series
Mine Till Midnight (#1) - Amazon | My Review
Seduce Me at Sunrise (#2) - Amazon | My Review
Tempt Me at Twilight (#3) Amazon | My Review
Married by Morning (#4) - Amazon | My Review
Love in the Afternoon (#5) - Amazon | My Review

These historical romance books by Lisa Kleypas are standalone stories so you can read them in any order you want. They do have interconnected characters so it was suggested to me to start at the very beginning with The Wallflowers series. This way you can see all the characters grow and have kids. I loved reading them this way, I enjoyed the build, the overall character development, and the flow of the world as it expands. If you are an "in order" person like me, I suggest the following reading order:

I loved this series so much! What are some of your favorite historical romance series? Let me know!

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