The New York Times bestselling author of Sugar Daddy is back with her most breathtaking, hot-and-bothered novel yet!
MEET THE BLUE-EYED DEVIL
His name is Hardy Cates. He's a self-made millionaire who comes from the wrong side of the tracks. He's made enemies in the rough-and-tumble ride to the top of Houston's oil industry. He's got hot blood in his veins. And vengeance on his mind.
MEET THE HEIRESS
She's Haven Travis. Despite her family's money, she refuses to set out on the path they've chosen for her. But when Haven marries a man her family disapproves of, her life is set on a new and dangerous course. Two years later, Haven comes home, determined to guard her heart. And Hardy Cates, a family enemy, is the last person she needs darkening her door or setting her soul on fire.
WATCH THE SPARKS FLY. . . .
Filled with Lisa Kleypas's trademark sensuality, filled with characters you love to hate and men you love to love, Blue-Eyed Devil will hold you captive in its storytelling power as the destiny of two people unfolds with every magical word.
Scenes of domestic abuse and the journey to recovery make Kleypas's modern romance anything but fluff. A Wellesley grad and daughter of a Houston energy baron, Haven Travis is an unlikely romantic heroine until her brief but ardent encounter with a man who turns out to be Hardy Cates, the East Texas roughneck from Sugar Daddy who worked his way up from poverty and then outmaneuvered the Travis clan in a business deal. Haven's engaged to Nick Tanner "a man her dad thinks is unfit for her "and though she and Hardy have a charged interaction, she elopes with Nick, and her father cuts her off. Nick turns out to be a bad guy, and a beaten and bruised Haven returns to Houston, where Hardy's still at odds with her family. Their passion proves as fervent as ever, but demons from Haven's recent past "as well as strife with her family and troubles at work and in bed "stand in the way. Kleypas isn't a literary stylist, but she delivers a page-turning, formula-breaking romance that takes on social issues and escalates passion to new heights.
This is one of my favorite Lisa Kleypas books. It really makes you hold your breath at times. I absolutely love Haven and Hardy together. What a perfect couple. They both had to overcome so much to get to their happily ever after. Great job Lisa Kleypas.
3 stars just cause I love Lisa
I’m not sure why, but I feel like I’m reading a completely different author. It’s the first of her contemporary series that I’ve read. I wasn’t interested in Sugar Daddy. I feel like she took too much time developing the abuse part and all the times Nick came back to Haven rather than develop Haven and Hardy’s relationship. I feel like they fell in love based on all the amorous encounters but you can’t really see much any other aspect of their relationship. Hardy is a doll and even though I would have love to see more of him in a daring and romantic context he was definitely my favorite character.
I do however like how Lisa addresses the verbal, physical and sexual domestic violence issues.
I really enjoyed this book but I couldn’t give it 5 stars for the simple fact that it was very short. I feel like I paid full price but only got 3/4 of a product.