A review by annick
Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas

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


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

- 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. 

- 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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