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Top Shelf Reads: February 2019

Each of us girls have very definite tastes here at Under the Covers. We know what we like and we get excited about sharing this with you. We can’t help but share when our favourite books are coming out and want to share the joy with as many people as we can. And this is one of the ways we want to do it. Each month we will give you our pick of the bunch, the cream of the crop, the top shelf books! Basically, the ones that we are just itching for you to get your hands on. The kind of books where the year wait is always worth it; where you may have drawn plans to go a little Kathy Bates, but with less sledgehammer action and more hot cups of tea and custard creams – we don’t want to scare the muse away after all. These are the books we are just dying for you to read next month!

Top Shelf Reads: February 2019
Devil's Daughter
Book Info

Released: February 19, 2019
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: The Ravenels #5
Published by Avon
Pages: 384
 

Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: he's a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband's life a misery, and she'll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters a dashing and impossibly charming stranger who sends a fire-and-ice jolt of attraction through her. And then he introduces himself...as none other than West Ravenel.

West is a man with a tarnished past. No apologies, no excuses. However, from the moment he meets Phoebe, West is consumed by irresistible desire...not to mention the bitter awareness that a woman like her is far out of his reach. What West doesn't bargain on is that Phoebe is no straitlaced aristocratic lady. She's the daughter of a strong-willed wallflower who long ago eloped with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent—the most devilishly wicked rake in England.

Before long, Phoebe sets out to seduce the man who has awakened her fiery nature and shown her unimaginable pleasure. Will their overwhelming passion be enough to overcome the obstacles of the past?

Only the devil's daughter knows…

Devil’s Daughter by Lisa Kleypas is one of my most anticipated reads of 2019. Not only because Kleypas is one of my favourite authors, but because I have been dying to learn more about the hero since he first appeared in Cold-Hearted Rake. West Ravenel has had quite the character arc in this series and we see it come into glorious fruition in Devil’s Daughter. I guarantee he will be your next book boyfriend. Phoebe our heroine in the daughter of familiar figures if you are a Kleypas fan – Sebastian and Evie from Devil in Winter – and I loved seeing this glimpse into the life of a previous hero and heroine I have adored. She was also a fantastic heroine in her own right. A widow with two young sons, I really loved her strength and her humour. I predict Phoebe and West will be one of my favourite couples of 2019.

Top Shelf Reads: February 2019
Devil's Daughter
Book Info

Released: February 19, 2019
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: The Ravenels #5
Published by Avon
Pages: 384
 

Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: he's a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband's life a misery, and she'll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters a dashing and impossibly charming stranger who sends a fire-and-ice jolt of attraction through her. And then he introduces himself...as none other than West Ravenel.

West is a man with a tarnished past. No apologies, no excuses. However, from the moment he meets Phoebe, West is consumed by irresistible desire...not to mention the bitter awareness that a woman like her is far out of his reach. What West doesn't bargain on is that Phoebe is no straitlaced aristocratic lady. She's the daughter of a strong-willed wallflower who long ago eloped with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent—the most devilishly wicked rake in England.

Before long, Phoebe sets out to seduce the man who has awakened her fiery nature and shown her unimaginable pleasure. Will their overwhelming passion be enough to overcome the obstacles of the past?

Only the devil's daughter knows…

It really should come as no surprise that this book is on this list, repeatedly.  Devil’s Daughter was my most anticipated read of the year probably. At the very least top 2!  There were many reasons to be excited about this book but top of that list was the fact this was West Ravenel’s story, a character I’ve come to love throughout this series because of how much he’s changed and grown.  And the fact that the heroine is Sebastian and Evie’s oldest daughter.  If there is one thing you can expect from Lisa Kleypas is a romance like no other that will literally sweep you off your feet and Devil’s Daughter delivers that.  West is now firmly placed in my book boyfriend list (probably favorite in this series) and all the butterflies I had reading this story made this a book you won’t want to miss.

Top Shelf Reads: February 2019
Devil's Daughter
Book Info

Released: February 19, 2019
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: The Ravenels #5
Published by Avon
Pages: 384
 

Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: he's a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband's life a misery, and she'll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters a dashing and impossibly charming stranger who sends a fire-and-ice jolt of attraction through her. And then he introduces himself...as none other than West Ravenel.

West is a man with a tarnished past. No apologies, no excuses. However, from the moment he meets Phoebe, West is consumed by irresistible desire...not to mention the bitter awareness that a woman like her is far out of his reach. What West doesn't bargain on is that Phoebe is no straitlaced aristocratic lady. She's the daughter of a strong-willed wallflower who long ago eloped with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent—the most devilishly wicked rake in England.

Before long, Phoebe sets out to seduce the man who has awakened her fiery nature and shown her unimaginable pleasure. Will their overwhelming passion be enough to overcome the obstacles of the past?

Only the devil's daughter knows…

DEVIL’S DAUGHTER is one of my most anticipated books of the year so I had some pretty high expectations going into this book. I’m happy to note that this book is everything that I wanted and more. Lisa Kleypas always delivers a fantastic read, but I feel a special connection with her books because I feel like the books of late have been getting less and less unique and good. But Kleypas quality remains the same. This book kind of reminded me of why I love to read the Romance genre.

 

Top Shelf Reads: February 2019
Lost Souls
Book Info

Released: February 25, 2019
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Soul Charmer #3
 

Get out of Hell free card? Not for Callie Delgado, Gem City’s newest soul charmer. Sin and salvation collide in this gritty and action-packed urban fantasy.

Callie’s magic is finally her own. She and Derek dispatched Ford. They should have been able to breathe, but layers of sin run deep beneath Gem City. Another mob boss quickly rises, and his sights are firmly set on Callie—and her family.

Mobile soul rental shops begin to bite at the Soul Charmer’s business. His retribution is wicked, but the blowback threatens to crush Callie. If she can’t maintain the tenuous balance of souls in Gem City, more lives will be lost.

Only the more magic she uses, the more danger finds her. A break-in, pools of blood, and bare shelves at the Soul Charmer’s store force Callie to choose the fates of others. But which can she live with? Losing her city, her love, her family …or her very soul?

Chelsea Mueller’s third installment of Soul Charmer comes out at the end of February and I can tell you that this installment is the best one yet. Callie Delgado’s story continues as she takes over this “soul collecting” business and this time she has to go against another mob who wants the business for himself. Yep, this story just a got a little more exciting. If you like urban fantasy with a bit of soul, this series might be for you.

 

What book are you most anticipating in February?
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Elizabeth

Unfortunately, Lisa Kleypas is a hit or miss author for me. However, I have been seeing the soul charmer series and am interested in them.

Timitra

Thanks for the recs! The Risk by Elle Kennedy

Kathy Valentine

I love Lisa kleypas!!! Love all her books!! Shared on my socials!

denise

Devil’s Daughter

Dawn M. Roberto

Not a big fan of Lisa Klepyas right now. She is a hit or miss for me lately but am really eager to read the next soul charmer book as well as the new In Death book.

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