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Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

11 reviews

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

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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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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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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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livruther's review

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emotional lighthearted medium-paced
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

the first 75% of this was basically perfect, and i liked the way the rest of it was plotted, but i wanted them to have a conversation at the end where gabriel promised to stop being so overprotective!!!!!!!! that would have made it perfect 

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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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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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samchase112's review

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lighthearted fast-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

3.5

I highly enjoyed this fun, well-researched historical romance between steady Gabriel and Pandora, the quirkiest girl around. It was one of those books that I couldn't stop reading; I flew through it. The characters were enjoyable, the romance was adorable, and it was just an all-around good time. Pandora was the ultimate quirky girl, but there were reasons behind her character, and while her contrariness grated on me at first I grew to love her; Gabriel, on the other hand, was fairly bland and really had nothing going for him — Pandora definitely took up all the personality between the two. As for the plot, this book could be split into separate sections, all of which are very different, and I can see why many readers did not click with the last third or so. It definitely felt a bit too much like a setup, though the emotional romance was still there. All in all, however, I enjoyed this historical romance and am intrigued to continue in the genre!

Note: The title makes absolutely no sense. It truly has nothing at all to do with the book.

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