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Devil in Spring

(The Ravenels #3)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  34,029 ratings  ·  3,673 reviews
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Dauguma debiutančių Londone svajoja susirasti vyrą, bet ledi Pandora Ravenel turi kitų planų. Ambicingoji gražuolė, užuot dalyvavusi pokylių sezone, mieliau leistų laiką... Planuodama visuo
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published February 21st 2017 by Avon
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Samia Ruponti Yes! I jumped up and down when I read the excerpt! Sebastian is still my favorite hero of all time!
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Geri Reads
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: all-my-loves

“I’m not your enemy,” he managed to say.
“You’re not my fiancé, either.”
“Not yet.”
“Not ever.”
Gabriel wanted to pounce on her. He wanted to haul her into his arms and kiss her senseless.

This book is everything a historical romance should be. From its unforgettable characters to its sparkling and witty dialogue, Devil in Spring not only met but exceeded my very high expectations. I loved this book and these characters so much.

Lisa Kleypas has a way of capturing emotions without wasti
Mar 24, 2017 rated it liked it
This one is hard to rate. For me, anyway.
The first half of the book was easily 5 stars. EASILY! Pandora was adorable, plucky, and sure of what she wanted out of life. And Gabriel is charming, funny, considerate, and sexy.
I just sat back and waited for the sparks to fly!


The meet-cute was adorable! With just the right amount of humor, silliness, and historical must marry for appearances nuttiness that keeps me coming back for more of these sorts of books.
Oh, and the cameos of characters from othe
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish
Have you forgiven Lisa Kleypas for ditching historical romance for...for...whatever that was she was writing? Still holding on to that bitterness? Well, let it go, baby.

Let. It. Go!

Not only is she back with the FABULOUS folks at Avon Books, but she's writing a HISTORICAL ROMANCE series again!


Take a peek at that title, DEVIL IN SPRING. Remind you of another similar title? Come on, surely you don't have to think toooooooooooooooooooo hard.... Okay, here's a hint - DEVIL
Christina ~ Brunette Reader

Devil in Spring takes the cake! Persevering and good intentions notwithstanding, I'm sorry to say that after having left Cold-Hearted Rake and Marrying Winterborne quite disappointed, this third book in the Ravenels series has surpassed them by a long shot and has managed to be both boring and irritating in a way I haven't encountered in a long time. If you put together a faux rake and a petulant childish woman, add an inconsistent plot awkwardly spanning from light comedy to overblown melodrama
2.75 stars

Mixed feelings over this one.

A recurring theme for me in 2018. *sigh*

Some parts I enjoyed and thought were cute. Other parts? Bored me silly. That’s why it took me so long to finish this. 3 weeks to finish a Lisa Kleypas book is unheard of for me. But to be completely fair I’ve also had hectic life get in the way of reading. I’ve been tired, stressed, sick and moody as hell so it was hard to even pick up a book and read.

Did I hate this? No. Did I love it? Not really. It was just...ok
Feb 27, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
I know that I'll be in minority, but I had problems with this one...

First, let me tell that Ms. Kleypas writes very well and that I love her style! And that's the ONLY reason I'm giving this 3 starts rating.

When I read the prologue, I was rubbing my hands and avidly read on... At the beginning the story was so promising: fanny, whitty dialogue, headstrong and indipendent heroine, a charming hero...

But from their marrige on the things went so fast downhill that I was left breathless...

The heroin
5 stars - Historical Romance

This was a delightful read, and I especially loooved Gabriel! He was just too yummy, swoonalicious perfect to be true! I really enjoyed all the witty, charming exchanges between him and Pandora. Pandora frustrated me at times with her insistent reluctance, and I felt like it took a bit too long for her to appreciate Gabriel and return his affection. Still, this was a wonderful romance!
I love the Ravenels!
Every last one of them. Just as much as I loved The Hathaways, The Wallflowers, and anything else Lisa Kleypas has ever written. I never realize how much I miss historicals until I pick up a Lisa Kleypas book--then I want to reread her whole darn catalogue over and over again!

And omg, to match up clumsy, clever, ambitious, independent, free-spirited Pandora with irreverent, seductive, somewhat of a rake-about-town Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, son of Sebastien and Evie? (Devil i
Aly is so frigging bored
This has to be one of the best books Ms Kleypas has written in years! There's just nothing to dislike in this book, seriously.
I LOVE THE COVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
24th June:
Think my verdict has been solidified now. No one writes historical romance like Lisa Kleypas does.

4.5 🌟
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“I’m not your enemy,” he managed to say.
“You’re not my fiancé, either.”
“Not yet.”
“Not ever.”
Gabriel wanted to pounce on her. He wanted to haul her into his arms and kiss her senseless.

Unlike most debutantes Lady Pandora Ravenel has no plans to marry. She has dreams of making her board game business a success, of being free to do as she wants. She refuses to throw away her freedom on a man and marriage. Not even for the wickedly beautiful stranger Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, who she was caug

Jul 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm being generous with my stars because one of my favorite book-boyfriends in HR, Sebastian Saint Vincent, is the father of our hero, Gabriel Saint Vincent. He's such a DILF!!!

So, Gabriel is a rake and as gorgeous as his daddy. He gets caught in a compromising position with our heroine, Pandora. Even though it was completely innocent, she is ruined unless he marries her. He is willing, but she isn't. This perplexes our rake because, hey, who wouldn't want him?? His milkshake brings all the girl
May 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG, OMG, OMG!!! I have just died and gone to heaven!!!

Watch this:
Lisa Kleypas' video

And then read this:
Sneak peek
Gio Listmaker
When We First Meet Pandora (Our Heroine) In Cold-Hearted Rake

You Can't Help But Fall For Her Quirky, Wild Ways

Then The Excerpt Was Released In Marrying Winterborne And I Lost My Mind

Sebastian And Evie's Son As The Hero Be Still My Heart

Pandora The Heroine Is Me And I Am Pandora

Here Are The Facts...................

Pandora Is A Klutz - I Am A Klutz

“Pandora decided to take another tack. “You do not want to marry me, my lord. I would be the worst wife imaginable. I’m forgetful and stubborn, and I c
Lady Wesley
May 13, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars.

If, like me, you have read and adored Devil in Winter, you probably have been eagerly anticipating this book featuring the grown son of Sebastian and Evie, now the Duke and Duchess of Kingston. And if, like me, you read the prologue on Lisa Kleypas's website last year, where Sebastian seduces a nursery maid, playfully pretending not to know that she is actually his wife, your anticipation grew even more. And you may be asking whether this books is as wonderful as Devil in Winter, to wh
nick (the infinite limits of love)

If you asked me which one book was my most desired book of the year, I would answer, without any hesitations, Devil in Spring. I mean I cried when I heard who the book would be about, so that speaks volumes. Honestly, a book need only have Lisa Kleypas’ name on it for me to want it. But this book, I wanted because I fell in love with Pandora Ravenel in the previous book. And secondly, it features the son of Lisa Kleypas’ most iconic couple, Evie and Sebastian. How could I resist? Yet again,
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everything I hoped for.

Quickie review...I loved it.

I was an emotional/hormonal goose reading Devil in Spring. At times I was so overwhelmed that I had a lump in my throat because of the feelings it brought out in me. It wasn't because I was sad, it was more about seeing someone who is a wee bit different, finally finding acceptance. We are all different in our own special way. Some of us accept our differences and/or quirky ways and own it. Others withdraw into themselves hoping to go unnoticed.
Feb 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Ah, I love this book. I love this series! Lisa Kleypas writes the actual most beautiful books in all the land and you can quote me on that.

Devil in Spring is a book that could have gone very wrong. The male lead, Gabriel, is the son of Evie Jenner and Sebastian, former Lord St. Vincent and current Duke of Kingston (and the best male lead of all time, not up for discussion). As we saw in the Wallflowers series, Sebastian was the rake of all rakes, and a dispassionate, cold, cruel one at that (exc
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 3500-2022
When I am looking for pure entertainment in my reading then Lisa Kleypas is one of the authors I always turn to, and she certainly did not fail me with this book!

I loved the characters, the story and the humour. Kleypas writes excellent and frequently very amusing dialogue. There is maybe a little bit too much sex but I always speed read that anyway.
I seem to have entered the series in the middle again but I am sure that does not matter overmuch, and I am certainly going to seek out all of The R
Geri Reads
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all-my-loves

“I’m not your enemy,” he managed to say.
“You’re not my fiancé, either.”
“Not yet.”
“Not ever.”
Gabriel wanted to pounce on her. He wanted to haul her into his arms and kiss her senseless.

This book was everything a historical romance should be.

From its unforgettable characters to its sparkling and witty dialogue, Devil in Spring not only met but exceeded my expectations. I loved this book, these characters so much.

Lisa Kleypas has a way of capturing the perfect emotion without wastin
Princess under cover
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I didn't know if I would like Pandora from previous books. She was more of a quirky background character that didn't seem all that compelling. But in this book, Pandora is lovely. She's fresh, fun, independent (mayhap the lady doth protest too much at times, but nevertheless) and Gabriel is abs perfect. Beautiful, mature, responsible, patient, loving, what more can you ask for??


The two of them togther is dynamic and wonderful and charming and I loved that the book made me smile almost the whole

To say that I didn't care for this book would probably be a massive understatement. I think part of it was because it was a new Kleypas in general, but also because it was Sebastian and Evie's son And...well. Yeah, I could've done without it.

(Unmarked spoilers, of course.)

For starters, one of the things I dislike greatly is not only books featuring virgins with manwhores, but especially those that feel the need to recount the experiences of said manwhore. (Or worse: Give me an actual scene. Ugh.
MG *Bury Me with My Kindle.. & a REALLY Long Charger*
4.25 stars

I put off reading this book for awhile because Marrying Winterbourne (the previous book in this series) is one of my all-time favorite historical romances, so pretty much anything else would pale in direct comparison... And I wasn't wrong (this one isn't as good, imo), but it was an overall good story that I enjoyed.

Pandora Ravenel is the younger sister of Helen (h in the prior book), twin sister of Cassandra, and cousin (and ward) to Devon (H from book 1 in the series). Pandora has s
Jul 09, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition

“Look you,” Pandora told him in a businesslike tone, “marriage is not on the table.”

Look you? Gabriel was simultaneously amused and outraged. Was she really speaking to him as if he were an errand boy?

“I’ve never wanted to marry,” Pandora continued. “Anyone who knows me will tell you that. When I was little, I never liked the stories about princesses waiting to be rescued. I never wished on falling stars, or pulled the petals off daisies while reciting ‘he l
Rachel Reads Ravenously
3.5 stars

The first half of this book was 5 stars, and then the second half was about 2 stars. It went from cute to this harried plot thrown in at the last second to make the book thrilling(?). All it did was make it convoluted. It's such a shame because it had such a strong beginning.

Ravenels doesn't seem to be a great fit for me, I prefer the Wallflowers and The Hathaways, but Lisa Kleypas is like pizza, even when it's not great it's still good. And I'm still going to be reading the other bo
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary
Lady Pandora Ravenel isn't like all the other debutantes, she isn't preoccupied with looking for a suitable match, or talking non sessically about the weather, she is always looking for new designs for her board games and the best ways to implement them. While doing a favor for a friend, she gets caught in a delicate position and before she knows it she is compromised by none other than Gabriel St. Vincent.
the setup…
Lady Pandora is the quirky and spirited one of the Ravenel twins. Unlike most women her age, she has no desire to find a husband, preferring to devote her energies towards the creation of her new board game. Her plans are to sell it in Winterborne’s Department Store, which is owned by her brother-in-law Rhys. But, life deals her a different hand to play when she attempts to help out a wayward friend and gets caught up in a scandal at a ball with none other than the most eligible bachel
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. This was a lovely story of two people who simply make each other so happy. There is a little drama, but throughout, their relationship stayed solid. No stupid misunderstandings or miscommunications. Not too much angst. Just the way I like it.

I enjoyed Gabriel and Pandora. I know not every reader likes Pandora, but I do. For me she is a charming and slightly eccentric character who is very young and innocent, and has a lot of growing up and understanding herself yet to do. She even ad
Kat valentine ( Katsbookcornerreads)
Lisa kleypas devil in spring is the third book in her ravenel's series and its a awesome passionate love story between Pandora ravenel and the handsome as sin lord Gabriel st. Vincent. Pandora has no plans on getting married,and Gabriel's not ready to settle yet,but when these two are caught in a scandalous moment their lives will change.I love Lisa's historical romances their full of passion,sensual love making and the happy ending too. Her characters are awesome. ive loved Pandora from the beg ...more
This was the kind of book I needed to read after the dark one I read a few days ago! “Devil in Spring” was the perfect light hearted, sexy, and entertaining read that I was looking for. I loved Pandora and Gabriel together! Pandora especially was a refreshing character whom I fell in love with flaws and all! She was such a quirky and unique heroine and it made this story that much more enchanting to me!

My only complaint with this story was that the second half had such a different feel to it tha
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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.

Other books in the series

The Ravenels (7 books)
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