Hardy Cates was a self made man and always wanted more and he did all he could to get it. Then he found a woman, Haven. She was a woman he could not get but with her divorce Hardy was going to go after the woman he wanted.
Haven Travis had thought she married for love but she had been wrong. Now with a broken marriage behind her Haven will try to get her life together. She wasn’t expecting Hardy to come into her life.
Blue Eyed Devil is the second book to the series Travises by Lisa Kleypas. After I had finished the first book I was apprehensive about reading this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. I really enjoyed this book. I picked up the book and kept reading from start to finish.
Hardy’s character was much better in his own story. I liked that there was no flirtation between him and Liberty. I didn’t want his pursuing of Haven to be tainted by that. I felt that he had matured some and wasn’t as cruel. Though he was still certainly rough around the edges and that will certainly help when he is needed by Haven. Now Haven’s character was the one that truly drew me into the book. I was drawn to her because of the mistake she made and cringed every time she was hurt. What I liked was she finally got the courage and changed what needed to be changed. She took her life back.
The villain is clearly Nick, Haven’s ex, who is a piece of work. He is an abusive man who wants only to have someone to beat down on. The other villain was Vanessa who seemed to be cut from the same cloth as Nick. I wouldn’t lie, I was pretty happy that there was some justice for their cruelty.
I am reading the third book next, Smooth Talking Stranger.
The Texas! series by Sandra Brown is a blast to read. The two brothers and one sister trying to get their drilling company back running but there are bumps along the way as each sibling have to face problems in their personal life.
Lucky Tyler is a man who lets his lust lead which got him in trouble with a woman he meet at a bar. After a night of pain and pleasure Lucky’s mystery lady disappears but the problem is she is his alibi. Devon Haines is torn from that one night. She knew it was a mistake but felt right. Of course nothing could happen as Devon is not an unattached woman. But when Lucky needs her for her alibi she has to decide what is right.
Chase Tyler lost everything when his wife and unborn child were killed in that fatal car crash. He blamed God and no one else especially not Marcie but Chase’s anger told a different story. His hatered for life was soon shattered as all the people who loved him said they were finished and it was up to Chase to get back on track. But Chase wouldn’t be a alone in this adventure as Marcie will be along with him. Marcie Jones has loved Chase for most of her life and she just wants to see him happy again. Her ploy to help with the business was to get him back on track and hopefully ignite something between them. Passion does ignite but Chase is not ready for it.
Sage is done with her masters and apparently her boyfriend is done with her. Rather have her family pity her she does not tell what happened and Harlan Boyd who witness the scene keeps quiet. Harlan and Sage instantly are butting heads but passion sizzles underneath and love blooms. But there is a secret that Harlan is not telling and that will change the outcome and reveal a whole new side to Harlan.
The entire series is worth reading with its ups and downs especially in Texas! Chase. Sandra Brown created wonderful characters who were driven and real from a family point of view.