Review: Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas

Posted December 5, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 5 Comments

Review: Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa KleypasBlue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas
Series: Travis Family #2
Narrator: Renée Raudman
Published by Brilliance Audio on March 25th 2008
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: Audiobook
Length: 10 hrs and 16 mins
Source: Purchased

Rating: A+
Narration: B

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.

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I am somewhat new to the contemporary world and Lisa Kleypas was a great place to start. Her writing just sucks me into the story and I feel everything that the characters feel. Blue-Eyed Devil made me cry like a baby. Haven went through so much hurt that I wanted to just give her a hug.

Haven meets a sexy stranger at her brother’s wedding. They have a moment in the wine cellar then she returns to her boyfriend’s side, trying to forget the kiss she shared with the stranger.

She later finds out that the stranger is Hardy Cates. The guy that has a history with her brother’s new wife and is a business enemy of her family.

Haven forgets Hardy and marries her boyfriend. Then after a couple of years later and many horrible things, Haven runs into Hardy again and all those feelings that he heated up in Haven returns in a hot rush.

Haven sees Hardy as nothing but a bad boy who has a different woman on his arm every night and tries her best to stay away from him. After all he can’t really want her; he must be using her to hurt her family after he lost to them in a business deal.

Hardy has never forgotten about Haven after the kiss they shared that nigh in the wine cellar. No other woman has made him feel the way that she has and he is determined to make her his. And not just for a night but forever.

Haven and Hardy have some major issues to over come but in the end it all comes together. Blue-Eyed Devil is a very emotional roller coaster. But it’s worth the ride.



About Renée Raudman

Renée Raudman is a multi-award-winning audiobook narrator. A multiple Audie Award nominee, she has earned a number of AudioFile Earphones Awards, including for The Last Secret by Mary McGarry Morris and Wesley the Owl by Stacey O’Brien, as well as a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award for Joe Schreiber’s Chasing the Dead. She has also performed on film, TV, radio, and stage, including the recurring roles of Jordon on ABC’s One Life To Live, Phyllis on NBC’s Passions, and guest-starring roles on prime-time TV. She has been heard in cartoons (The Simpsons, Billy & Mandy), videogames, and on the E! channel. Her narration of Homer’s Odyssey by Gwen Cooper was selected by Library Journal as one of the best audiobooks of 2009, and her reading of Marthe Jocelyn’s Would You was selected by the ALA as one of the best young adult audiobooks of 2009.

About Lisa Kleypas

Lisa Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College with a political science degree. She is a RITA award winning author of both historical romance and contemporary women’s fiction. Her novels are published in fourteen different languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband Gregory and their two children.

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5 responses to “Review: Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas

  1. This one of my favorites too! I love the Travis, this was also my introduction to contemporary romance. After reading your review I’m feeling like doing a re-listen….I’ll never get ahead on my TBL…LOL

  2. yay, middle sister wine! (leave it to me to comment on the cocktails first…) I love the Travises and Blue-Eyed Devil is an emotional, really good read. Glad you liked it! I put up some quickie thoughts on it today… Book Savvy Babe