Brown-Eyed Girl

Narrated by: Brittany Pressley
Series: Travis Series, Book 4
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.3 out of 5 stars (435 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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.

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Well...darn.

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.

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NOT AS GOOD AS THE OTHERS

Any additional comments?

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.

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Didn't like this one as much

I liked the other 3 books in this series, but not this one. It didn't hold my interest.

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So disappointed after such a long wait

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.

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Great Story.....terrible narration!!

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.

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Great story, poor reading

The reader’s trying too hard to get the accent right, she comes as unnatural and exaggerated southern accent. Couldn’t finish the book, would have been better to read in her natural voice. Reading was good on other Travis series.

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Similar to "Secrets of a Summer Night"

This was my first foray into Kleypas outside of her Regency genre books. I love every single one of them and gave the modern day ones a shot finally. The story was pretty good, but the male lead, Joe, fell flat for me. Kleypas did copy a scene from her book "Secrets of a Summer Night".... it is identical in many ways and was odd to see it play out again.... it is the part where Simon tells Annabelle that she has 1 minute to get upstairs while at a hotel or he will have her there and then in public, and then Simon stalks her (in a sexy way) as she playfully runs away from him up the stairs to get out of public. In this book it's the same thing with Avery and Joe. Joe gives a surprise visit to Avery and tells her she has 30 seconds to get out of the public setting or he will have her and the stalks her to the bedroom....Oh well. Overall Lisa Kleypas's style is generally witty and engaging so even that detail doesn't deter me from wanting to ready the other books in this series. The narrator nails the character voices. Bravo.

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Meeehhhh

I loved Gage & Liberty, Hardy & Haven, Jack & Ella. But Joe Ana Avery? Meeeehhhhh. The story line was all over the place. The first three books in the series gave background to the characters and really cultivated the story line. By the middle of the first three books I was captivated by the characters and loved them, but this one I was left uninterested. I feel like the book was maybe thrown together. It could have been written in a manner that made you fall in love with Avery and Joe by the middle of the book, but I merely listened to the story because I had purchased the book already. There were several couples with their own stories during Avery and Joes romance so it was hard to keep up with each one. I DO think Lisa should write a series about the Chase cousins because you meet Ryan in this book and I would totally listen to it as long as Brittany Pressley narrated it. I think Ryan could be the start of the series and I’d fall in love with the characters all over again.

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Did not disappoint

This was a great book for the series!!! PLEASE CONTINUE THE TRAVIS FAMILY SERIES!!!! I just can’t get enough!

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What a disappointment!

I was glad to see I was not the only one disappointed in this book. I found the heroine unlikable except for the relationship with her sister. She was whiny and I wasn't even halfway through before I just wanted her to get over it already. Joe was a typical Travis hero, Anyway, a very disappointing end to a good series.