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Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

7 reviews

anamustacho's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny inspiring mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0


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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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smuttymcbookface's review

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adventurous medium-paced
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

This was sweet, with cameos from Evie and Sebastian.

It was lovely reading about the man who everyone wants having to convince someone to be with him in spite of all his flawlessness. Gabriel was sweet, patient, and willing to compromise; something that felt necessary when matching someone with Pandora. I did feel he bended a little too easily to have her, but I found it easy to understand his draw to her, rather than just some bodily instinct he couldn't deny.

On the other hand, Pandora was so different from the other FMCs. With poor urge control, voiced inappropriate thoughts, yet an ability to understand and forgive others beyond the norm, I found her a fun and refreshing read.

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chilivanilli28's review

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adventurous emotional funny 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? No

3.0


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sydapel's review

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adventurous emotional lighthearted fast-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? It's complicated

4.5

Easily my favorite of the series so far, and really my only complaint is that I wanted more than what I was given. Pandora is wonderfully eccentric,  even reading to me as Neuro divergent. While I'm not in a place to judge how well that was handled, I thought it really added to her character. Gabriel's fascination with her really worked for me. All that was missing was a bit more time spent on the action of the plot, and perhaps a bit more about Pandora and Gabriel navigating her independence, but it is a historical romance, so room has to be left for sexy times. 

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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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