I’ve read some of her stuff before and wasn’t all that impressed, to be honest, but this book was different. I absolutely loved the hero. He has some of the best dialogue I’ve encountered in a romance book. I like that he’s depraved, shameless and totally honest about marrying the heroine only for money. I thought it was refreshing that he wasn’t embarrassed about being in financial ruin.
I got this recommendation from the girls over at The Book Binge. They were having a discussion (of sorts) on who was a better hero: Derek or Sebastian? I thought I’d never heard of either but Holly made Sebastian St. Vincent sound so sexy I just had to read his story *g*, and seeing as I have most of Kleypas’ books in my TBR (misguided judgment on my part, I’ll tell you right now LOL) I went ahead and started.
I am so glad I didn’t find out the Derek they were referring to was that guy from, er, whatever that Kleypas book was. You know, the hero had a casino and she was a teacher? Well, whatever. All I know is he was a nasty piece of work who had sex with a prostitute; she was an idiot and someone burned a building down (maybe the prostitute?).
Still confused why they were even comparing these two characters, except maybe for the fact they were both written by LK? Who knows? I’m just happy I gave Devil in Winter a chance because it was verra good!
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