Scenes of domestic abuse and the journey to recovery make Kleypas’s modern romance anything but fluff. A Wellesley grad and daughter of a. Blue-Eyed Devil (#31 on our Top Romances List) reading Sugar Daddy, Lisa Kleypas’s first foray into contemporary writing, I was eager. Blue-Eyed Devil Lisa Kleypas When Haven Travis defies her father’s wishes by marrying college boyfriend Nick Tanner, she is determined that.

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She’s a very funny, and insightful person when it comes to human nature. Hardy was a wonderful hero, he was very patient and kind Loved it! Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband.


You might not like it, and that’s okay. She marries, Nick, a total a-hole who abuses her progressively until he ends up beating the shit out of her and then eventually raping her and leaving her to die.

I’m about to unleash spoilery spoilers, but I will start with a few status updates to illustrate: Well, sentences like that piss me off. I enjoyed seeing more of Liberty, Gage and Carrington.

So in essence, the first person voice ruined this book for me. And not only was I thankful for that but I, for one, was relieved when Kleypas chose to move on. Hardy does something absolutely rotten at the end of Sugar Daddy, but he manages to redeem himself in Blue-Eyed Devil.


Gage was cool, but otherwise, I am pretty much left with lisq feeling these are the types of men I’d like to run over. This review will have a spoiler for the first quarter or so of the book. Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid returns with her most breathtakingly atmospheric and exhilarating novel yet’Somebody has been here before us.

I could write a list and a ten-page essay on all the douchewaffles she’s faced in her life. Haven falls in love quickly with a man who she thinks she knows.

View all 16 comments. I loved her for her having the courage to confront blueeyed truly scary situations and take control of her life from the fear that held her back and caged her. That feeling was reinforced by Haven knowing she could throw an emergency line to him and knowfundamentally, that he’d catch it. If I had my way, she would write morning, noon and night and alternate between the two.

A lot, given how much that kind of thing is hard for me to tolerate.

Blue-Eyed Devil

Fans of sexy southern heroes. I’ll do my best, but now you know not to expect my best work View all 44 comments. But her relationships with her mom and her dad were lacking of some the most fundamental things when it comes to parents. You want to be loved but control isn’t love.

Showing that difference almost elevated this an extra star for me both because it is a hard thing to do and because she pulled it off so well. Hardy is one of my favorite heroes of all time. Kleypas hits the mark in crafting her characteristic self-made hero. This year it is to be held in the gardens beneath the city’s medieval wall.


I’ve been in a massive book hangover this week and Ny couldn’t read anything new.

Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2) by Lisa Kleypas

Making a home, however, in the ravishing, haunted landscape of Italy’s Riviera coast turns our to be lonelier than Rose had anticipated. She is hoping for nothing more than a break from her demanding young family, but as she soon finds out, this most ancient and beautiful of cities has its dark side. Hardy Cates is self-made, charming – and determined lis carry out blue-ejed private revenge against the Travis family. I honestly didn’t feel that he loves her at all.

Contemporary Romance Review Tags: I was even more elated when Hardy showed up.

There is so much in this book that calls to my book-loving soul. The teenage girl that now occupies this old ladies body still swoons a little bit every time I even think about Hardy Cates as a teenager. I reread this romance regularly.