Friday, July 30, 2021

Devil in Spring (The Ravenels) - Book Breakdown

An eccentric wallflower…

Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she’s ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger.

A cynical rake…

After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught-by a rebellious girl who couldn’t be less suitable. In fact, she wants nothing to do with him. But Gabriel finds the high-spirited Pandora irresistible. He’ll do whatever it takes to possess her, even if their marriage of convenience turns out to be the devil’s own bargain.

A perilous plot…

After succumbing to Gabriel’s skilled and sensuous persuasion, Pandora agrees to become his bride. But soon she discovers that her entrepreneurial endeavors have accidentally involved her in a dangerous conspiracy—and only her husband can keep her safe. As Gabriel protects her from their unknown adversaries, they realize their devil’s bargain may just turn out to be a match made in heaven... 

Book Breakdown

This was one of the most anticipated books in this series for many people because everyone loved the unique Pandora. I am not one of those. I never really cared for Pandora and how she doesn’t care about the rules or anything that doesn’t excite her.

Pandora would rather crate her board game than dance at balls and try to catch a man. Don’t blame her there! She knows that if she were to marry, she’d lose everything to her husband because the rules back then sucked!!! She can’t dance because of her abusive father, so lots of men overlook her, anyway. 

Trying to help a friend, she gets caught with Gabriel and it will force them to marry. Devon tells her that would never happen unless she wanted to marry the rake. Pandora seems fine with that answer and doesn’t plan to marry the rake at all! Even though it would cast her twin sister into ruin. Selfish. 

She’s just too naïve for my personal tastes. She let herself be lured into helping her friend find a missing piece of jewelry without even registering why the girl lost it in the first place. 

Gabriel makes no sense to me. He had been avoiding marriage for years, like it’s the plague, but when Pandora comes around, instantly he seems on board with marrying her. 

The writing is great as usual; I laughed at parts and smiled at others, but honestly, I’m glad to be done with this one. Just not my cup of tea.