Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
🍃 Q: who’s your fave Kleypas wallflower?
One brawny, sentimental Scotsman, one soothing, take charge daughter of an Earl who’s also a shipping company magnate, & a conflagration burning between them—& it’s all written by queen Lisa Kleypas. It sounds really good, right?
It was. Also I have some big quibbles with it.
Devil in Disguise is Kleypas’s latest Ravenels offering & it’s hot & romantic & packed with so many of those emotionally resonant Kleypas moments I love. Not to mention two leads who are immediately heart- & body- struck by the other. Throughout DID Keir MacRae & Lady Merritt Sterling can’t stay away from the other without suffering.
But despite how beautiful of a writer Kleypas is & how her love stories make me feel, this romance feels lacking in moments of emotional intimacy (though the physical intimacy is 👍🏻) & two of the main conflicts feel unsatisfactorily resolved. Please see my CWs for a description of one conflict & its resolution which might be upsetting for some readers.
If you believe in love soon after meeting, DID might work well for you. I still really enjoyed it but it didn’t capture me heart & soul.
4 ⭐️. Release date: today!
Give me that HEA, please.
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