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The Devil in Winter (Wallflowers #3)

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  38,584 Ratings  ·  2,293 Reviews
Four young ladies enter London society and band together to each find a husband. Has the third "Wallflower" now met her match?

A Devil's Bargain

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. Vin
ebook, 384 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published February 28th 2006)
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Katrina Passick Lumsden



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Sebastian St. Vincent?


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That's really all I can say. I keep rereading parts of this book because the man just...he's just...I mean...words are can

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*This review contains spoilers for It Happened One Autumn*


Welcome to YET ANOTHER feminist rant. If that sort of thing isn’t for you, look away now, or unfriend or unfollow me. Because this sort of thing IS for me, and it’s something I do with alarming frequency when reviewing books in the romance genre.

Let's jump right into it, shall we?


You have got to be kidding me with this shit. Look, I consider myself a Kleypas fangirl (see
Sep 11, 2010 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone who likes to read!
Recommended to Auntee by: Eastofoz
What a truly beautiful, romantic book, with so many sigh-worthy moments, so many humorous moments, lots of wickedly sexy dialogue...and featuring some very satisfying emotional growth from both the hero and heroine. I've always loved the stammering, shy, yet beautiful red-headed 'Wallflower' character of Evie Jenner, and could hardly wait to read her story. But when the hero of this book, 32-year-old Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent was introduced in It Happened One Autumn, I had my doubts about him. ...more
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
Sebastian is one of the sexiest heroes ever written. Gosh the man just makes me melt. Out of all the Wallflowers, Evie is my favorite, hands-down. I thought she was an interesting character and I wanted to know more about her, although she didn't seem to say much. But what she did and didn't say sparked my curiosity about her. I knew I was eager to read her book. I was overjoyed that Ms. Kleypas paired her with Sebastian. I saw a possibility there between them, don't ask me why. Literally, I sai ...more
Jan 05, 2012 Jana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
''How is Sebastian St. Vincent today?'' was the text message I had received this morning after my boyfriend had left for work.
''He's fine thank you.'' Was my reply with a huge grin on my face. Fucking bastard.
''Are you moaning his name?'' was his next reply.
''No, boyfriend, just yours with his picture in my mind.''
''He's blond, you don't like blonds.'' This was beginning to look like a full attack on my fantasies.
''I'm on trying to find myself a face for him.''
'':) Have a nice d
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
5 StarsAUDIO book review
Sometimes the fractures in two separate souls become the very hinges that held them together.

Why? Why have I not read more historical romance? Because if they're anything like this book? *happy sigh*
A ruthless, immoral rake that does whatever he wants no matter the cost. A beautiful wallflower in a desperate situation, willing to make a deal with the devil. This book was absolute perfection.

The narrator was fantastic with doing various accents and intonations, which

3.5 stars

Nature had squandered an unreasonable quantity of male beauty on this undeserving creature.

This was a re-read for me, having first read it when it came out in 2006, it was a little different this time around.

The Devil in Winter is amazingly popular. It has been often voted as readers' most popular romance novel. And its hero, Sebastian, Lord St Vincent readers' favourite romance hero. Ever. Its popularity, I think, is due almost entirely to its hero, Sebastian, and the pairing with th
10 Second-Favorite-Book-of-all-Time STARS!!!!!!!

My love is upon you.

This isn’t your ordinary romance. It’s real. It’s dry. It’s cold….like winter. The perfect book for curling up in a big comfy chair with some English breakfast tea (my favorite) while it’s raining or snowing outside (or you can just read this book all year long, like me).

Between the covers

Sometimes the fractures in two separate souls become the very hinges that held them together.

Lord Sebastian St. Vincent is not a good man. He is a man who
Mar 22, 2014 Kinga rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Colour me baffled. Why does everyone love this book?

At least finally we have a genuine rake here – meaning a total selfish, overbearing asshole. He is a rake alright. He is also a rake in need of money. And then we have a shy, stuttering, abused heroine who has grown up in a family that can be described as dysfunctional. In a way it all makes sense, she would gravitate towards overbearing assholes, while he enjoys being one AND getting praise for being a little better than her fucked-up family.

Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
5 Reformed Rake Stars

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Devil in Winter was AMAZING! I loved it. It's my favorite book of the series! Evie and Sebastian's story was even better than I expected and I expected a lot. From beginning to end it captivated me. The plot was entertaining. The hero and heroine charming and their love epic! Devil in Winter is now tied with Seduce Me at Sunrise for my favorite Lisa Kleypas book.

“I’m offering to marry you,” she said. “I want your protection. My father is too ill and weak to help
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

Devil in Winter is, no surprise here, another winner in Lisa Kleypas' Wallflower series.

In my opinion, this story was a deeper, slightly darker installment as we watch Evie escape the clutches of her horrid aunt and uncle, and take the necessary steps to remain free of them. It was a pleasure watching her overcome her shyness and learn to stand up for herself and fight for what she wants - to be with her father who is dying of consumption and to ease him through his final days. Ms. Kleypas wrote
Jan 08, 2015 Shawna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: LK fans, historical romance readers, & sexy rake/scoundrel hero lovers
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5++ stars – Historical Romance

It’s no wonder that The Devil in Winter is a Kleypas fan favorite and historical romance reader’s dream because the beautiful, touching, and evocative love story of awkwardly shy wallflower with profound, quiet inner strength, Evangeline Jenner, and dashing libertine and unscrupulous, villainous rake Sebastian, Viscount St. Vincent, is absolute magic. Verrry big 5 stars for this remarkable, beautifully romantic, top favorite, keeper!

I think this quote from Marcus,
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Like Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent in Lisa Kleypas' Devil in Winter.


#5: A Great Romantic Hero Doesn’t Share His Heroine.

“I can’t think clearly. I’ve got knots in my stomach, and constant pains in my chest, and when I see you talking to any man, I go insane with jealousy… Do as you please. But when you’re with Rohan or any other man, keep in mind that you belong completely to me.”


#4: A Great Romantic Hero Views Sex With His Heroine As A Life Changing Event.

Robin (Bridge Four)
4.5 Reformed Rake Stars

I was really ready not to like this book. I was totally loving St. Vincent in the last one until….well you know what he did.
“He didn’t seem to take it well, my borrowing of his betrothed.”
“You k-kidnapped her,” Evangeline countered calmly. “‘Borrowing’ implies that you intended to give her back.”

But it seems that our little stammering Evie is just as desperate if not even more so than St. Vincent and needs a husband quick. Evie has way more strength and gumption than I h
Lisa Kay
(This is a review of the audiobook.)
Gabriel Aubry as Lord St. Vincent; Amy Adams as Evangeline Jenner.
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Top Ten Reasons to Listen to Rosalyn Landor read you Lisa Kleypas' Devil in Winter on Audio:

1. A favorite book, as narrated by Ms. Landor, is ALWAYS kicked up a notch; it is so worth a re-visit via your ears.

2. She does the American accents, for both Daisy and Lillian Bowman, with authenticity and still manages to distinguish them by infusing
Written February 3, 2015

3.9 Stars - A very sweet 'Wallflowers' tale - My first but not last

I know a lot of friends and romance readers love Devil in Winter. A historical high up on several 'best-lists' and it have been on my TBR a while now. ~ I got hold of an 11 hrs audio recording narrated by Rosalyn Landor and started with big expectations.


These eleven audiobooks-hours passed quickly
Charming sweet!! - I smiled from start to end.


Thanks Summer for reading it with me! <3 Bumped up to 5 stars on our reread! New review posted!


"Good God. I don't believe St. Vincent and the word 'celibacy' have ever been mentioned in the same sentence before."

This is the third book of the wonderful Wallflower series. IMHO, it is the best historical romance series! And this installation is beautiful, endearing, fun and touching. I loved how comfortable they were with each other from the beginning. Even though they don't realize it at the ti
I just can't seem to help myself when it comes to starting a series out of sync, but the blurb along with the promise of a lascivious Lord made The Devil in Winter a temptation too hard to resist.

Although Lisa Kleypas is a new to me Author, the fantastic reviews I've read from friends here on her works gave me comfort in regards to what to expect. When it comes to Historical Romance, I've dabbled in the past with standalones but wouldn't have imagined I'd have been captivated enough to be snare
Sep 25, 2009 AgentScully rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of the loveliest historical romances I've ever read. Sebastian is a darling. Indolent, witty and an amoral rake, he constantly surprises himself by his feelings for Evie and his efforts on her behalf. From the beginning he protects and takes care of her. He never mocks her stutters or social clumsiness. The scene where he asks her what it will take for him to get back into her bed is awww-worthy.

Evie is a worthy heroine. Spirited but not foot-stampingly annoying, stubborn but not st
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I've heard about the "polarizing" event in the previous book that caused so many people to hate Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. I also agree with what others are saying; that despite all the other characters in the book telling the readers, repeatedly, what a villain he is, he sure doesn't walk the walk (apart from that one incident). If I'm going to suck it up and read a book about a rake and a virgin, then by God, I want a man who is in desp
Alice Kellen
Sep 17, 2016 Alice Kellen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favoritos
Mi preferido de la serie. No hay duda, dame un protagonista de pasado turbio que reformar y seré feliz. Si encima es irónico y bocachancla como Sebastian, la mitad del trabajo está hecho. Y si a ello le añadimos una protagonista genial para suavizar ese ego de más, pues se va directo a favoritos ...more
Dec 17, 2015 Daniella rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of course, this was a 5 star book. I'd give it infinity stars if that was possible.

It'll take me a while to write a proper review for this, though. I want to give justice to it, and to my feelings for it.

Now, if you will excuse me, I'll go meditate under a waterfall for a few days.

(Full review to follow.)
Sarah MacLean
greatest romance novel hero. possibly of all time.
As I read the third book in the Wallflower series, I couldn’t get the image of a young strong woman taming a blue-eyed dragon. The dragon though was a handsome rake; Sebastian St. Vincent who at first comes across as cold, selfish and callous thinking of himself and only his self. So when Evie comes to him with a deal to save him from the so-called poorhouse, he takes the deal with both hands like a greedy child. Evie sees Sebastian as her only way out from the abuse of her family and to see her ...more
Lady Wesley
Sebastian, Viscount St. Vincent -- what a hot mess. The total degenerate who, after marrying solely for money, discovers he has not only a heart but also a talent for running his bride's inherited business. I do believe that LK has created the hottest bad boy in all of Romancelandia (although Lord Dain is a close second).
Rachel Reads Ravenously
4 stars!

“Mysteries of attraction could not always be explained through logic. Sometimes the fractures in two separate souls became the very hinges that held them together.”

Devil in Winter is probably the most hyped historical romance novel I’ve ever come across, and while I really enjoyed it, I didn’t love LOVE it like everyone else did.

This is the story of Evie the wallflower, cursed with a stutter she has spent much of her life on the side. Once her home situation becomes life threateni
I have recently been reading Lisa Kleypas' “Wallflower” series and so far, I have enjoyed the series immensely! This time, I have read the third book in the “Wallflower” series called “Devil in Winter” and in this book, we are introduced to the relationship between Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent and Evangeline Jenner! Full of drama, forbidden love, and a rake that you would have never seen reforming himself, “Devil in Winter” will certainly go up any romance novel fans' alley!

Evangeline Jenner (Evi
Jacqueline's Reads
5 Surprising Stars

I haven’t read a historical romance in forever. I would say it’s been maybe four years. When I started to read romance books, historical romances were the first books I started to read. I loved them and I’m happy to say I’m going to go back to them.

Before you say, I don’t think historical romances are for me, you need to give it a go. Devil in Winter, to my surprise was an amazing read. From the first page I loved it and I couldn’t stop reading until I was finished. The only w
Dec 07, 2015 Nastassja rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of romance and rake heroes

The first time I read this book in russian and a while ago. I did not enjoy it as much as the second time around. They say that translation can kill a story and definitely for me it was true back then. I did not feel as much as I am feeling now after reading the original. The main reason for me to write a review now is, of course, the hero of the book - Sebastian. Lisa Kleypas is a talented well-known author in the world of historical romance genre. And her books are a prove of her talent. She c

Sooooo good! I loved St. Vincent in the last book and in this one he actually gets more swoon-worthy.

St. Vincent, who was more than a little intimidating, with his golden beauty and wintery ice-blue eyes , and a mouth made for kisses and lies. He looked like a fallen angel, replete with all the dangerous male beauty that Lucifer could devise.

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Along with his gorgeous looks is a wicked sense of humor about his own depravity. When he tells Evie that he doesn't want her living in the apartments o
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LISA KLEYPAS is the RITA award-winning author of 21 novels. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.
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Wallflowers (4 books)
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  • It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2)
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“A man's vanity is more fragile that you might think. It's easy for us to mistake shyness for coldness, and silence for indifference.” 361 likes
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