Ms. Kleypas continues her “Wallflower Series” with her third effort “Devil in Winter.” This was a romantic romp from start to finish and I am eagerly waiting for the final book is this entertaining series.
Evangeline Jenner is the ultimate wallflower. She is shy, untitled, and in possession of a stutter. Her family what there is of it only wants the fortune that will come her way once her father Ivo Jenner dies. Not wanting the life they have planned for her…Evie takes matters into her own hands. She makes a deal with the Devil…Viscount St. Vincent. Sebastian is a rake and has a nasty reputation…but she trusts him and together they make a dash of Scotland, Gretna Green to be precise and they are married. But, what starts off with battle lines drawn ends up changing and Evie can’t help but realize despite her best efforts…her husband is slowly but surely making a place for himself in her heart.
Sebastian has almost hit rock bottom. When a stuttering wallflower walks into his home and offers him a second chance he takes it not asking why. He will keep her safe while being rewarded with her dowery. This rake has no plans on expecting much out of life…and truly can’t see himself as a husband and father. But, Evie makes him believe in things he never thought possible. So when someone threatens her life he will do all he can to keep her safe. If he doesn’t he will loose the one thing in his life that means something. But will he admit that his heart has already Evie’s?
Sebastian and Evie were wonderful protagonists in this romance. Ms. Kleypas has done a fine job turning this anti-hero into a hero readers will fall in love with. Ms. Kleypas is at the head of her game now. Her stories only get better with each effort. This one read you will want to add to your “must read” stack.