Devil in Disguise (Mass Market)
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.
New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College with a political science degree. She’s a RITA award-winning author of both historical romance and contemporary women’s fiction. She lives in Washington State with her husband Gregory and their two children.
“The rare author who can make you laugh and cry--on the same page.” — Julia Quinn
“The novel abounds in the vintage pleasures of Kleypas' writing: finely-drawn characters; a tactile, sensuous style...; banter...; dual points of view...; moving moments of familial ties; and glimpses of couples from other novels to assure us that love lasts forever. Undemandingly pleasurable and guaranteed to go on the reread shelf.” — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"A must for historical romance lovers. Fans of Kleypas in particular will find this books essential." — Library Journal (starred review)
“Devil in Disguise truly stands out thanks to Kleypas’ masterful blend of blazing ardor and tender yearning. Readers will bask in this lovely romance that hits every emotion just right.” — BookPage
Kleypas continues her winning streak with a thoroughly engrossing crossover between her Regency Wallflowers series and Victorian Ravenels novels...fans of both series are sure to rejoice in the tender love story. — Publishers Weekly
“Lisa Kleypas offers up what just might be the best of the bunch—a charming, amusing, heartfelt tale. Kleypas is a romance gem, a queen among a vast royal court of historical romance authors, and Chasing Cassandra is a welcome star in her brightly twinkling constellation of interstellar romantic achievements.” — Entertainment Weekly
“Spectacular... The plot is well-balanced, the pace steady, the characters deliciously complex, and the chemistry electric. Kleypas fans and first timers alike will fall in love with this refreshing romance.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Chasing Cassandra
“[A] delightfully smart and sensual historical romance.”
— NPR on Devil’s Daughter
“Long-time fans of RITA Award-winning Kleypas will relish the cameo appearances of so many of her beloved characters, while readers new and returning alike will revel in her stylish prose, sharp wit, and swoon-worthy sensuality as she successfully merges the worlds of her Wallflower and the Ravenels series in a splendid Victorian-set historical romance.” — Booklist (starred review) on Devil’s Daughter
“Another breathtakingly romantic and exquisitely sensual love story that is deftly enhanced by the author’s graceful prose and flair for nuanced characterization.” — Booklist