Wedding planner Avery Crosslin may be a rising star in Houston society, but she doesn't believe in love - at least not for herself. When she meets wealthy bachelor Joe Travis and mistakes him for a wedding photographer, she has no intention of letting him sweep her off her feet. But Joe is a man who goes after what he wants, and Avery can't resist the temptation of a sexy southern charmer and a hot summer evening.
After a one night stand, however, Avery is determined to keep it from happening again. A man like Joe can only mean trouble for a woman like her, and she can't afford distractions. She's been hired to plan the wedding of the year - a make-or-break event.
But complications start piling up fast, putting the wedding in jeopardy, especially when shocking secrets of the bride come to light. And as Joe makes it clear that he's not going to give up easily, Avery is forced to confront the insecurities and beliefs that stem from a past she would do anything to forget.
The situation reaches a breaking point, and Avery faces the toughest choice of her life. Only by putting her career on the line and risking everything - including her well-guarded heart - will she find out what matters most.
©2015 Lisa Kleypas. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I read this thinking it would be the conclusion of a series. The Travis kids are all checked off the list..and that is how I think of this book. A box is checked. The whole thing felt like it was just something to get through and get finished. Everything except the heroine's sister Sophia and assistant Steven. I would have preferred more of them and less of Joe and geez, I have already forgotten her name.
I really like Lisa Kleypas' books and will keep reading her work, but this one was just half there.
I have to agree with other reviewers. After waiting for years for Joe's book, I'm a little disappointed. Just something missing from this book. Maybe Lisa put this book out because everyone wanted Joe's story and didn't do it justice? In the past I have loved this author... one of my favorite but her Friday Harbor and this book can't compare. I see she'll be having a historical coming out next. Hopefully that will be better.
If you want one sex scene and after another this is your book but if you were looking for Lisa Kleypas rich character development you'll be disappointed. The first three books in this Travis series were amazing and it seems like somebody else wrote this book.
This story is wonderful, eventful, easy to follow and keeps you wanting more as most all Lisa Kleypas stories are. The only thing keeping it from being 5 stars was the narration. We all know the narration can make or break the audio book. The narrators voice for the main character females is great, but her voice for the males Joe and Stephen are horrible. Joe's voice sounds like a hick and Stephen's sounds like a nerd....not that there is anything wrong with being a nerd! I think that I would have enjoyed this book more if I had just read the e-book.
I was worried that since it had been so long since reading the other stories in this series that it would be awkward to jump back in. But I was wrong! Such a great story, just like the rest of her works! I also loved the narrator she did a great job with all the different voices!
I thought the book was as good as her other Texas Travis stories. I especially enjoyed the narrator. She made the store come alive!
I have listened to this book twice now, and I thoroughly enjoyed it both times, the second more than the first! Great read! Sadly no more Travis novels, but the 4 that Kleypas wrote were wonderful!
I was on the third chapter before I realized I had already read two of the previous books! But both of those previous books were amazing as well and I was already so thoroughly enjoying this one that I couldn't wait to hear the rest. This one absolutely lived up to the other two and I so totally enjoyed all three!
God, I love the Travis'. Although Jack and Ella will always be my favorite, Joe and Avery are wonderful. Even though Joe's path was different from the other Travis', he is still a wonderful hero. And it was great to revisit the others and to share in Hardy and Haven's daughter's birth. It made me sad that Churchill was dead, but it didn't tarnish the story. So now do we get Ryan's story?
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