Devil in Disguise (The Ravenels #7) by Lisa Kleypas
Publication Date: July 27th 2021 by Avon
Source: Publisher & Purchased Audiobook
Lady Merritt Sterling never figured she’d be running a shipping company, but when she lost her husband, Merritt was determined to keep his company alive. She’d never picture herself with a rough and gruff Scot, but Keir is impossible to resist.
Scotish whiskey distiller, Keir MacRae arrives in London with a shipment of his finest to sell, but he encounters problems offloading his cargo and means to hold the shipping manager accountable. He doesn’t expect a woman or that they’d have an immediate attraction and connection. Merritt’s beautiful, nurturing, and completely out of his league. They think they’ll part ways for good after a lusty night, but an attempt on Keir’s life halts those plans.
It’s hard to go wrong with a Lisa Kleypas romance. Her clever, witty dialogue, multi-layered, likable characters and vibrant descriptions make her a win for me over and over, but her Ravenels series is a cut above! Merrit isn’t a Ravenel, but her family is closely connected to the characters and her mother and father had their own romance in the Wallflowers series. I loved Merritt and Keir’s instant connection, with long, soulful talks between passionate encounters. I appreciated most of the drama came from outside issues, like the attempts on Keir’s life and the reasons behind that. I won’t spoil any of the surprises there.
I alternately read and listened to the audio version narrated by Mary Jane Wells, who narrates the whole series. Her performance is absolute perfection! I highly recommend the entire series either reading or listening!
New York Times bestseller Lisa Kleypas returns with an enthralling and steaming romance between a widowed lady and a Scot on the run—who may have connections to one of London's most noble families.
“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 young widow who’s running her late husband’s 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 his secret connection to one of England’s most powerful families. 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.