BOOK HEARTTHROB PROFILE: DEVON RAVENEL/EARL OF TRENEAR FROM COLD-HEARTED RAKE
It's Eid Mubarak eve today! How are my Muslim friends doing? I hope you guys are feeling excited and all ready to celebrate the festive celebration with family and loved ones. And I wish you guys a good celebration as well. I hope tomorrow will bring everyone loads of joy and happiness. Insya-Allah. Aaamiin.
Since time is precious, let's carry on with today's objective. And I hope you guys are also excited to read today's entry. It's because the book heartthrob profile series is back with another crush-worthy book heartthrob to swoon your heart and imagination. Yay!!!
For this month's book heartthrob profile episode, I'm going to share my analysis of Devon Ravenel, Earl Of Trenear. He is a book heartthrob created by Lisa Kleypas for one of her historical romance novels, Cold-Hearted Rake. Now let's check out Devon Ravenel's profile...
ABOUT DEVON RAVENEL, EARL OF TRENEAR
NAME: Devon Ravenel/Earl Of Trenear
AGE ESTIMATED: 32-35 years old.
OCCUPATION: He is an Estate Owner
HIS ROLES IN THE STORY: The male protagonist/ the love interest to the female protagonist, Kathleen Ravenel.
Devon Ravenel suddenly becomes an Earl at the beginning of the story. Devon inherits the title right after his cousin, Theo Ravenel passed away. Devon is not looking forward to inheriting the Earl title. Plus, his powerful new rank comes with unwanted responsibilities and more than a few surprises.
At the beginning of the story, Devon decides to sell Ravenel's estate, Eversby Priory. To Devon, that estate is going to give him loads of burdens. It's because the estate is saddled with debt. But selling Eversby Priory might be a cruel decision. It's because the late Earl's young widow, Kathleen, and her three unmarried sisters-in-law are still living in the house. Where will Kathleen and her sisters-in-law go after Devon sells the estate? However, nothing changes Devon's mind. He still wants to sell Eversby Priory.
But once Devon meets Kathleen, he changes his mind. Kathleen is a beauty and the most amazing woman he has ever met. He vows to do everything to possess her. However, Kathleen is a one-thought cookie and is not easy to please.
Devon is portrayed as a heartless rake at the beginning of the story. He has no love in him. And he definitely has no intention to marry. Devon only changes after Kathleen enters his life.
Devon is not a gentle traditional romantic hero. Kleypas portrayed him as a seductive hero and an aggressive lover. He is the kind of man who will grab his woman anytime he wants, and push her on the bed anytime he is in his mood. Ouch!!!
Even though Devon is recognized as a swoon-worthy book heartthrob, there are still controversies about the way Kleypas portrayed him. Most female readers think Devon is too aggressive and barbaric in the way he treats and seduces Kathleen. He totally takes away her innocence without her being ready for it. Gulp!
However, Devon's character did not just end in Cold-Hearted Rake. Cold-Hearted Rake is the first novel in Lisa Kleypas' The Ravenel series. So Devon's character is going to be in most books of the series. I have already read Marrying Winterborne (the second book), and Devil In Spring (the third book). Devon is also featured in these two books. And in these two books, Devon is portrayed as a caring big brother to Helen and Pandora. I'm sure his character will develop more in other Ravenel books. To me, Devon is another hero with an interesting character arc just like Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent from Devil In Winter, and Leo Hathaway from Married By Morning. So fear not, ladies. Just read all books in the Ravenel series if you want to see Devon's character development.
HIS PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES
Devon is a very handsome and stunning man. He is tall, masculine, and elegant. He is also a well-dressed man. Devon has fair skin, dark brown hair, dan sparkling dark blue eyes with black rings. He is a very attractive man indeed.
Devon Ravenel was once an innocent child. But his childhood was not a good one. Devon's father was a rake with loads of affairs. Devon's mother became sick of her husband's behavior. One day, while Devon was nursing his sick mother, the woman told the innocent child that love doesn't exist in this world. The world is a manipulative place. Devon believed his mother. The sick woman's words changed Devon's perception. Devon grew up and became a rake just like his father.
Devon only starts to believe in love and kindness again after he falls in love with Kathleen. Falling in love with Kathleen transforms Devon from a cold-hearted rake to a romantic hero. Chapter 32 is my favorite chapter in the novel. In that chapter, Devon realizes his feelings for Kathleen and how far she has changed him. Devon no longer wants to be known as a rake. He wants to marry Kathleen and start a family with her. Devon wants to be Kathleen's knight in shining armor. Auwww... that is so sweet ^_^
MY OVERALL REVIEW OF THE CHARACTER
As I said before, Devon Ravenel is another LK hero with an interesting character arc. When you first get to know this character, you might not like him. But as the plot evolves, you will slowly fall in love with Devon. I believe Devon Ravenel is another success for Lisa Kleypas. The way Kleypas transforms this character from a wicked rake to a romantic hero is awesome. And even though most female readers did not like Devon and called him an aggressive love machine, I still believe he is another swoon-worthy book heartthrob to have a crush on.
For those who are into traditional romance, Devon Ravenel may not be your kind of hero. But for those who are into steamy romance stories, Devon is your alpha male kind of hero. And if you want to know more about Devon, don't just read Cold-Hearted Rake. Read all seven books in Lisa Kleypas' The Ravenel series. Trust me, ladies, you will like Devon.
Ok, so this is my analysis of Devon Ravenel, Earl Of Trenear. He is a book heartthrob created by Lisa Kleypas for her novel, Cold-Hearted Rake. Devon is another crush-worthy book heartthrob to swoon your heart.
I've been a fan of Lisa Kleypas for the past two years. To me, Lisa Kleypas is one of the best authors in creating swoon-worthy heroes. All of her heroes are swooning! The heroes that LK created are one of the reasons why her novels are so enjoyable to read ^_^
So are you a fan of Lisa Kleypas too? If yes, who are your top 3 favorite LK heroes? And besides Lisa Kleypas, which author do you believe creates swoon-worthy book heartthrobs as well? I believe Anjell, Ana Huang, Julia Quinn, and Zan Zarida also create book heartthrobs that melt female readers' hearts.
Ok, this is all for now. Thank you for reading my analysis of Devon Ravenel. I'll see you guys again in my next post. Insya-Allah. And Happy Eid Mubarak to all my Muslim friends. I wish you guys a blessed celebration with family and loved ones. Take care ^_^
Fadima Mooneira ^_^
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FADIMA MOONEIRA'S REVIEW OF COLD-HEARTED RAKE
Yes, Devon does develop into a more loveable character as the Ravenel series progressed! He also acts as the responsible family patriarch in Hello Stranger, Devil's Daughter and Chasing Cassandra ❤ Btw you already know my favourite LK heroes: Sebastian, Rhys Winterborne and Tom Severin 😍😍😍😍😍ReplyDelete
Yes, I like the way he cares for the girls.Delete
Happy Eid Mubarak! Definitely sounds like a heart-throb. I love a character with a good arc.ReplyDelete
Happy Eid! Honestly, I've had some characters that I didn't like at first but later started to like the character.ReplyDelete
That’s good. It means the author did a good job.Delete
Your drawings look great. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the character.ReplyDelete
You’re welcome 💖♥️❤️Delete
Thanks for sharing this character profile! I've heard of this author but never tried any of their books before.ReplyDelete
Umm... I see...Delete
Belated Happy Eid Mubarak, Fadima! My goodness, you surely are a fan of Lisa Kleypas, I've lost count of how many of her books you've read :) Fab review, Devon does sound like he goes on an interesting arc and your illustrations are gorgeous, as always.ReplyDelete
Hehehe... I just counted and realized I already read 11 LK novels. Woah!!!!!! Hahaha 🤭 my best friend and I are a big fan of Lisa Kleypas. To us, she writes the best romance stories ever. And all the male lead she creates for her stories are swoon-worthy 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍Delete
Devon Ravenel sounds a bit nasty, only interested in saving the estate when something is in it for him - a women! Oh dear!ReplyDelete
Hehehe... But he is in love with Kathleen. But he is not just enjoying a fling with her.Delete
Sounds like another well written character. An excellent read!ReplyDelete
Another great character assessment! Love reading these posts. Sam - Thrift Plan EnjoyReplyDelete
I always enjoy these character assessments but my favourite part of these posts are your illustrations! You are so talented!ReplyDelete
Hehehe... Thanx 💖💖💖Delete
I like this kind of romantic relationshiop and Devon's strong characterReplyDelete
Totally can resonate with you on this , at times I'm too when ended up start to like the book character at the end of the whole book reading. Cheers SiennyLovesDrawingReplyDelete