Find out our thoughts about Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas, a historical romance where a rake and wallflower enter into a marriage of convenience. Spoiler…we loved it.

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Devil in Winter
by Lisa Kleypas

Wallflowers #3
Released: February 28, 2006
368 Pages | ebook

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recommended read | hero is a rake | marriage of convenience | wallflower heroine


Under desperate circumstances, Evie appears at Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent’s home to offer him a proposal that solves both their problems. Marriage. If they married St. Vincent could have access to Evie’s plump bank accounts. And, in return Evie can gain protection and freedom from her cruel family.


In the first two books, I never really thought much about Evie. She was always just a quiet presence amongst the outspoken group. That is until Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas. I didn’t realize how much she had endured at the hands of her wicked family. No wonder she has a stutter and is afraid to stand up for herself! She is constantly put down and abused by her family. I adored her quiet strength and came to love Evie. So much so that she’s become my favourite Wallflower.

Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent captured my heart in It Happened One Autumn. Even after his attempt at kidnapping Lillian. I found myself captivated by the notorious rake. Sebastian makes himself look like a villain, when in fact he’s not. He makes mistakes, but he realizes his faults and after his transformation, he isn’t afraid to apologize for his rash decisions.

There are several instances in this book where he showcases his ability to love and his potential to be a man of intelligence, talent and wit. I loved the moment where he shows respect and kindness to Ivo, Evie’s ill father, as he shaved him. Another lovely moment is when he brought a heated brick to warm Evie’s feet for the long journey to Scotland. The small kindnesses he shows throughout the book demonstrate his true character beneath his wicked reputation.

I think this quote really sums it up well:

The situation was extraordinary. How someone like Evangeline Jenner could have wrought such a change in St. Vincent, the most worldly of men, was difficult to understand. However, Westcliff had learned that the 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.

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The love between St. Vincent and Evie is transformative. The notorious rake becomes monogamous and in love while the stuttering wallflower becomes a strong elegant woman. I loved every moment of it!

in conclusion

Devil in Winter is perhaps one of Lisa Kleypas’ most famous novel. And once you’ve read it you will understand why. Sebastian and Evie are such compelling characters and their journey to falling in love is the perfect blend of humour, intense emotion and that magical touch that Lisa Kleypas brings to all her novels.

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  1. this book was on my wish list but i didn’t know it was the third one … oh my i will move it up now it seem greater that what i thought

    thanks you for all these discoveries

  2. Sebastian is also my fave of the series!!! By far!

    Haha, Timitra! Sorry ;P

    Hope you enjoy it, Shelly!

    Miki, this is one of my all-time faves. Enjoy!

    Eli, you’re gonna have to fight me for him ;P

    Di, I think I may need to do a reread also!

    The wallflowers rock!

  3. The Devil in winter is also my fave of the series! 🙂
    One of the best historical romance books that I read!
    Great love story, quite witty and excellent dialogues!
    Loved it! 🙂