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' 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.
©2008 Lisa Kleypas; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio
"[A] formula-breaking romance that takes on social issues and escalates passion to new heights." (Publishers Weekly)
Wow! This book was better than SugarDaddy. I couldn't stop listening to it. The characters, Hardy and Haven, were great and the chemistry hot, hot, hot. I highly recommend this book.
Wow what a book. I was capitivated from the very beginning. Parts were sultry and well done. For me, I'd describe it as a gripping love story... and so much more. The reader was quite good and kept me very interested. I'd highly recommend it. This was my first experience with this author. (Lisa Kleypas) I will look for another one of her books immediately.
It is entertaining, it is worth it. i felt like it was slow in the beggining, or may be it was the narrator. (I had finish a great narrated book prior to this one), But i was soon hooked. Definetly, not a waste of money.
Audio-fiction ADDICT !
I loved this second book in the series ! I fond it even better than the first book. This book gets you hooked from the start . Amazing story, and dialogue . The most enchanting in the story in the main characters. The hero is one of my best heroes ever ! What I love about Lisa's work is that she creates a full community of people that participate in the story effectively. The narration was not up to the level of the book. I liked the narrator of the first book compared to this narrator. But still you will complete this book with a smile on your face :) enjoy :)
I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.
The heroine is a depressing basket case, so whiny and weak I found myself wishing I could reach out and slap her myself. And the hero was so angst-ridden he was totally unbelievable. This had the potential to be a good story. But the main character was a total wimp, and the tough guy hero was so tortured that together they would suck the air out of any room. I don't know if they would have come across so pathetic with a different narrator. For this book the voice plus the characters equaled fingernails down a chalkboard. By the time she got some backbone near the end, it was too late, and even with backbone she still sounded like she was on heavy duty tranquilizers. And he became increasingly stupid.
I can usually deal with two or three episodes per book when a character fails say the one thing that would resolve so much conflict, that would make the other characters make more sense, or something that would move the story along. In this book though, I lost track of the times I wanted to shout - "Just spit it out!"
The book actually dealt with a serious subject - spousal abuse and rape. I realize these subjects can't be treated lightly or humorously. But it was hard to work up any empathy, much less sympathy for anyone in this book.
I had already read the book before, which made the hero of this book come across as much more interesting and worth knowing. I had already read the book after this one as well, which includes the main characters of this book. I was looking forward to reading their story. Instead I almost stopped reading this every few pages, but something kept me going. I wish now I had stopped.
I love to read romance books.
Blue Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas (Audio Edition)
Narrated by Renée Raudman
Travises series #2
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ½ I thought this book was very well written. It brought out a range of emotions in me. What Haven has to go through in the first part of this book is not pleasant,(abuse: verbal and physical) and no one should ever have to experience that, but the author wrote it perfectly making me feel what Haven was feeling.
Hardy is a good guy. I liked that the sparks fly right from the first time they met. I was a little disappointed in Haven when she basically falls back into the same demeaning relationship with her boss instead of just standing up to her right away, and she even knows her boss is treating her this way and why! But for the sake of the story I can let that slide. Lisa Kleypas is a wonderful storyteller and I am looking forward to the next books in the series.
The Narration was done by Renée Raudman and I felt she fit Haven’s character perfectly, however as I had just listened to the first book in the series I liked Jeannie Stith’s version of Hardy in the last book a bit more. Not to say Renée did a bad voice for him… I was just used to the previous one. I do wish Renée’s male character voices were a bit more varied as sometimes it was hard to tell them apart. Her voice was easy to listen to though and I would buy another book she narrated.
This story, while a bit cliché in ways, was much more engrossing than the first book in the series. I am a sucker for any good man rescues damsel in distress novel. It's so romantic - no matter how non roaring strong woman -esque. I thought the heroine's transition was well developed and moving. My kind of story!
Maybe. The story would have been better if the narrator was better.
The love story between Hardy and haven.
I grew up in Texas and I don't get the accent used in the narration.
The Historical novels by Ms. Kleypas are better reads overall.
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