The Devil in Winter
"I'm Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. I can't be celibate. Everyone knows that."
Desperate to escape her scheming relatives, Evangeline Jenner has sought the help of the most infamous scoundrel in London.
A marriage of convenience is the only solution.
No one would have ever paired the shy, stammering wallflower with the sinfully handsome viscount. It quickly becomes clear, however, that Evie is a woman of hidden strength—and Sebastian desires her more than any woman he's ever known.
Determined to win her husband's elusive heart, Evie dares to strike a bargain with the devil: If Sebastian can stay celibate for three months, she will allow him into her bed.
When Evie is threatened by a vengeful enemy from the past, Sebastian vows to do whatever it takes to protect his wife . . . even at the expense of his own life.
Together they will defy their perilous fate, for the sake of all-consuming love.
Bestseller Kleypas's latest begins with the rake Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent, striking a deal with Evangeline Jenner, the stuttering daughter of a sickly club owner whose uncle is plotting to marry her to a cousin, kill her and take her father's money. Evangeline offers up her future inheritance to Sebastian in exchange for the protection of marriage and assistance in seeing her father before he dies. They embark for Scotland, where they have a hasty marriage. Despite their mutual mistrust, they forge a tentative bond, but Sebastian is alarmed by his powerful reaction to the consummation, while Evie tries to defy her feelings for this "muff-chaser." After Evie's father dies, Sebastian takes an interest in the club, and while reforming it, Evie challenges him to a three-month celibacy bet before she'll bed him again. The suspicious newlyweds fight growing passion and frustration while a mysterious villain makes attempts on Evie's life. Kleypas's fans will appreciate the high action and scintillating twists and trysts.
Loved it!!! 1000/5 stars
After reading the previous book in the series, I started this book a little meh on Sebastian’s character BUT IN THE END, I LOVED THIS BOOK more than the last!! 😭 Technically enemies to lovers, marriage of convenience, a scandalous rake, and a smart main character who knows how to stand her ground. Love it all, no skim reading at any point. The dialogues between them were so intriguing and never left me bored lol Sebastian’s humor was everything. ITS A MUST READ!!
2nd best fav in Series
Love that we get three books connected to these characters but now I want more! V.L.L-Book Lover
I love this book! I’ve re–read it a few times. It’s my absolute favorite of this series. Love the characters. Sebastian and Evie. Perfect together. It flows wonderfully and you fall in love with the both of them ❤️