A review by samchase112
Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

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


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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