Book Review: Devil in Disguise (The Ravenels #7) by Lisa Kleypas

This was the best story with witty dialogue and entertaining scenes and the most wonderful characters. I loved Merritt and Keir coming together and the twists that happened along the way. Devil in Disguise is a must-read!

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Devil in Disguise (The Ravenels #7) by Lisa Kleypas

“The devil never tries to make people do the wrong thing by scaring them. He does it by tempting them.”

Lady Merritt Sterling, a strong-willed young widow who’s running her late husband’s shipping company, knows London society is dying to catch her in a scandal. So far, she’s been too smart to provide them with one. But then she meets Keir MacRae, a rough-and-rugged Scottish whisky distiller, and all her sensible plans vanish like smoke. They couldn’t be more different, but their attraction is powerful, raw and irresistible.

From the moment Keir MacRae arrives in London, he has two goals. One: don’t fall in love with the dazzling Lady Merritt Sterling. Two: avoid being killed.

So far, neither of those is going well.

Keir doesn’t know why someone wants him dead until fate reveals the secret of his mysterious past. His world is thrown into upheaval, and the only one he trusts is Merritt.

Their passion blazes with an intensity Merritt has never known before, making her long for the one thing she can’t have from Keir MacRae: forever. As danger draws closer, she’ll do whatever it takes to save the man she loves . . . even knowing he might be the devil in disguise.

5 out of 5 stars

Devil in Disguise was an exceptional story. With wonderful characters, rich details, and a strong storyline filled with twists and turns, I was captivated from beginning to end. I feel like this story made me fall in love with Lisa Kleypas all over again.

I was instantly in love with Keir and thought he was a sexy Scottish dream. He’s totally swoon-worthy with the best dry humor. He seemed so gruff but was incredibly sweet and caring with a heart of gold. I loved Merritt and her strength and perseverance. I loved how bold she was with Keir and why he was holding himself back. There were so many well-executed, entertaining moments between them that had me smiling and chuckling. I loved their dialogue, excellent banter, and flirting. They seemed so opposite at times but their attraction was undeniable, I loved that chemistry and exploding heat. There were also some seriously romantic moments in this that made me melt.

I loved the bit of mystery surrounding Keir and thought the build was amazing. With each new piece of information learned, I got more and more excited. There was so much emotion involved and I was filled with anticipation. I was absolutely THRILLED when everything about Keir was discovered. It was one of the best, I didn't-see-that-coming twists ever.

There are so many fantastic character connections involved and I loved seeing so many familiar faces from other books and series. I want to go back and reread stories and relive them all over again. I loved the bonds between the different people and seeing where everyone is at in their lives. I loved the build to different developing relationships and I got choked up so many times. It was brilliantly crafted.

Lisa Kleypas is one of my favorite authors and this story is one of the reasons why. I love how it pulled me in and how inviting it was. I loved the different POVs, the incredible build and pace, the details, and the picturesque scenes. It was extremely well done. The epilogue was like icing on the cake. With engaging characters, entertaining scenes, and witty dialogue, this story is a must-read!

Complimentary copy received from Avon Romance.

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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
Devil's Daughter (#5) - Amazon | My Review | Favorite Read of 2020
Chasing Cassandra (#6) - Amazon | My Review
Devil in Disguise (#7) - Amazon

 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 | Favorite Read of 2019
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

The three historical romance series by Lisa Kleypas listed below are standalone stories so you can read and enjoy them in any order. They do have interconnected characters so I would suggest starting 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, the surprises that happened along the way, and the flow of the world as it expands. If you are an "in order" person like me, I suggest the following:

I loved all the crossover characters and how the author weaved the different generations together. Do you enjoy stories with interconnected characters? Let me know!

Book Review: Devil in Disguise by Lisa Kleypas | About That Story