October 21, 2020

Blue-Eyed Devil (#31 on our Top Romances List) reading Sugar Daddy, Lisa Kleypas’s first foray into contemporary writing, I was eager. 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 Lisa Kleypas When Haven Travis defies her father’s wishes by marrying college boyfriend Nick Tanner, she is determined that.

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And lksa person besides Nick who drove me absolutely insane? He’s everything that a bad boy hero should be. I don’t think Hardy deserved that. I know it’s sexist, but I’ve always had a terribly hard time with violence against women.

Blue-Eyed Devil

I think it’s a must to read that book first in order to get the full effect of “Blue-Eyed Devil”. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In Jack’s view, you are obliged to sin on Saturday night so you’d have something to atone for Sunday morning. The trauma and eventual erosion of Haven’s self worth was felt so acutely by me it was scary.

And also, PSA, not necessarily. There is spousal abuse, and a rape scene that may be uncomfortable for some readers. Alpha males that are just too good to be true and wonderful heroines. I mean, if I were a man, especially a Texan, I would be fucking pissed to see how sexist I’m shown. And boy does he shine.

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

Terminology, slang and modern technology changes quickly, daily even. I need to go back and re-read to see if I still love the book just as much. Haven Travis is the only sister in the famous and filthy rich Travis family and she is known to have a mind of her own. Coming out of a bad marriage Haven has attracted the attention of Hardy, a rival of the family.


I felt like I was there, with my hands tied behind my back and my screams of warning falling on deaf ears. When he comes to Haven’s apartment to talk to her, he walks in on Nick holding a gun on her and trying to rape her again. He reached out and pulled the sides of the shirt closed, an used the backs of his fingers to stroke my cheek. I listened to the audiobook on this read through and I have to admit I had a hard time with the narration at the beginning of the story.

She knows it will take years of therapy before she is ready for the likes of him.

Most women would be in hysterics by now. Filled with Lisa Kleypas’s trademark sensuality, bpue 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.

And I loved this book, the wonderful romance, but also the deeper issues she touched upon.

I can’t express how much I loved this book! And no, I’m not counting the rape. View all 28 comments. Kleypas is a goddess, she knows how to write sexy times scenes and how to make you fall in love with her characters.

I loved these two together, and thought if anyone could restore Haven’s confidence in herself and help her move forward, it would be Hardy. I think Haven was suffering from Savior Complex syndrome because the romance felt forced. When she meets Hardy Cates again, she is pulled again into his snare once more. Haven is kind, stubborn and sweet.


She gets eyrd from Nick and reconnects with her family, and ends up running into Hardy again. Sure, some of the things we witness in Blue-Eyed Devil seem a little behind the times, but I think it had more to do with the characters than the times. I was just glad that Haven was able to get out alive.


On the other hand, how can we skip through the bad parts of life that help us to be who we were meant to become, that make us strong, so we can get to the good parts? View all 18 comments. Her dad had more time and love for Liberty and Carrington than Haven and that really upset me because she tried so hard to become the daughter he wants.

He’s a self-made millionaire who comes from the wrong side of the tracks. Written in first person, the hy page describes Hardy, as seen through the eyes of Haven, and such a first look at the hero instantly engaged my interest for the entire book. And the worst – do you want to know what the worst is?

I was amazed by LK’s ability to use such descriptive language and witty dialogue in her writing.