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Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

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annick's review against another edition

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adventurous funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25

This was amazing fun to read and enjoy... until the melodramatic final act. Sigh. 

Disliked:
- MMC referring to her a lot as his sweet “girl” 
- melodramatic final act plot. Knife wound. Conspiracy. Fake fenians. Why couldn’t we have some commercial turmoil with the FMC’s patents and board games. That would feel more in sync with the vibe of these characters and their story. 
- only a brief mention of Carys from book two but no further sign of her. 

Likes
- Gabriel and Pandora. I liked them even more than the pairs from the first two books of this series. 
- dual POV. 
- the seaside and may spring vibes
- banter and lighthearted flirting. 
- several lines made me chuckle out loud. 
- Pandora has vertigo and altered hearing abilities and it’s good this disability is represented and accepted by main characters 
- Phoebe and others call Gabriel out to show he is isn’t good at things but also there is childhood trauma he manages by being faultless at so much.  
- echo of the themes and characters from the wallflower series. (The book of the MMC’s parent was not a win for me but it helped me feel fond for those characters)
- set up of Phoebe and her mourning
- fun with FMC and Devon as older brother vibe
- fun with the siblings of MMC
- FMC stance on marriage and legal rights. 
- sex scenes were fine. But I was mostly into their flirting and courtship in Herons point. 



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abby_can_read's review against another edition

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lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

📖
I don't know how I missed reading this. I thought this was a good book and I had a good time reading it.

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aklovekorn's review against another edition

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emotional lighthearted tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75


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kyeruhh's review

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lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.0

I’m conflicted in this one. On the one hand, I really enjoyed the first half of the book. It was a bit insta-lovey, which isn’t my favorite, but I also love when a man falls for a girl first. On the other hand, Gabriel’s infantilizing of Pandora after they were married was uncomfortable and the conflict at the end was so random. 

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smithrachaelynn's review against another edition

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adventurous funny hopeful medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

After re-reading: OMG. I forgot how incredible this book was. It is full of charm and wit, but also so much heart. Absolutely stunning. I think I loved this more after re-reading than I did the first time. 
Original review: 5⭐️ While this doesn’t top Marrying Winterborne for me, I still really loved it. Pandora is so endearing. I love her never-ending stream of thoughts and her untamed personality. She was so full of life and I loved that Gabriel loved her for who she was. The romance was so sweet. I loved this couple so much!

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ember_eyes_are_for_tigers's review against another edition

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emotional funny lighthearted fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

3.75

A nice, easy read, with the return of dearly beloved characters and a plot that, despite feeling forced at the beginning, is just too self indulgent and fun to really matter.
The characters are amazing, and the two main characters really shine in the spotlight offering the promised incredible story!

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gemin1reader's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny

5.0


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valeria_gzz's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny inspiring lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75

4,75 because of the needless stress it gave me when the romance was already all nicely tied up. Also maybe don’t put the entire summary of the book on the back of said book? Lol. It was romantic BUT not more than Chasing Cassandra (to me) I loved this in the way that I loved the characters but because I’m not as awesome and independent as Pandora I didn’t relate to her as much as I could still it was AMAZING and so sweet

Besides that I really loved this book. I instantly figured out that Pandora had ADHD. Gabriel was so hot and not just in the physical sense because duh Sebastian and Evie are his parents. He was really kind and understanding to all the fears Pandora had about marriage. Also was very much willing to do the right thing even though he didn’t actually ‘ruin’ her or know her yet. Gabriel is literally the perfect type of jealous you want to see in a romance novel, he feels jealous but he’s not controlling or makes a whole ordeal out of it.

Besides the romance this book was feminist AF and I loved all the support Pandora’s family were giving her on the subject of her not wanting to be married and starting her own business. 

‼️‼️HE TOOK THE WORDS <strong>OBEY</strong> OUT OF THEIR VOWS‼️‼️

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arthur_ant18's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

3.25


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_alyssar_'s review

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funny lighthearted medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No

4.0


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