The Ravenels: Book 7
July 27th, 2021
New York Times bestseller Lisa Kleypas returns with an enthralling and steamy romance between a Scot with a mysterious past and strong-willed lady looking for adventure—and love. “The devil never tries to make people do the wrong thing by scaring them. He does it by tempting them.” Lady Merritt Sterling, a strong-willed beauty who runs a shipping company, knows London society is dying to catch her in a scandal. So far, she’s been too smart to provide them with one. But then she meets Keir MacRae, a rough-and-rugged Scottish whisky distiller, and all her sensible plans vanish like smoke. They couldn’t be more different, but their attraction is powerful, raw and irresistible. From the moment Keir MacRae arrives in London, he has two goals. One: don’t fall in love with the dazzling Lady Merritt Sterling. Two: avoid being killed. So far, neither of those is going well. Keir doesn’t know why someone wants him dead until fate reveals the secret of his mysterious past. His world is thrown into upheaval, and the only one he trusts is Merritt. Their passion blazes with an intensity Merritt has never known before, making her long for the one thing she can’t have from Keir MacRae: forever. As danger draws closer, she’ll do whatever it takes to save the man she loves . . . even knowing he might be the devil in disguise.
The Wallflowers series by Lisa Kleypas ranks among my favorite book series' of all time and in, The Ravenels we get to enjoy seeing that series continue as their children find their own Happily Ever After's.
Lady Merritt "Merry" Sterling is the eldest daughter of the Earl of Westcliff and his ex-wallflower bride, Lillian ( It Happened One Autumn ). Now a widow, Merry is in control of her deceased husbands shipping company and is in the process of handing over the day to day operations to her younger brother when a maelstrom in the form of an angry, but undeniably handsome Scotsman comes barreling through her door.
Keir MacRae is bold, brash and furious about an important shipment of his beloved whisky going awry, but the second he meets the shipping company's beautiful owner he knows that he is in serious trouble. Merry is a force of nature and well out of his reach, socially, but the instant chemistry between them is undeniable.
It's lust/love at first sight for Merry as well, but when two attempts on Keir's life nearly end things before they can truly begin, it seems as though their one night of passion might be all they will ever have.
Further details would simply spoil the best parts of this story, but believe me when I say that the devil is definitely in those details. :)
Sublimely sweet, sensual and chock full of all the angst and joy you might expect from a story set in the wonderful world Ms. Kleypas has created with her Wallflowers and now the Ravenels, Devil in Disguise was well worth the wait and truly unforgettable!