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Blue Eyed Devil. Home · Blue Eyed Devil Author: Kleypas Lisa. 67 downloads Blue-Eyed Devil · Read more · Blue Eyed Devil. Read more · Blue Eyed. The New York Times bestselling author of Sugar Daddy is back with her most breathtaking, hot-and-bothered novel yet! He's a self-made millionaire who comes from the wrong side of the tracks. Lisa Kleypas (Author). Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Scenes of domestic abuse and the journey to recovery make Kleypas's modern romance anything but fluff.
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Oct 17, Ms. Smartarse rated it really liked it Shelves: There was a time when my life goal was to devour absolutely everything penned by Ms. I loved her work so much, that I would willingly humiliate myself by asking for her books in one of Dublin's larger bookstores. And let me tell you, there are few things more embarrassing than having two guys loudly recite things like Tempt Me at Twilight , Seduce Me at Sunrise or Mine Till Midnight with a faux-poker-face.
I was a fan with a mission! I can still see myself waking up at 7 am on a holiday, tucked away on the couch, hoping my BFF would not wake up and give me the stink-eye.
All I'm saying to that is: Haven Travis is the daughter of filthy rich Churchil Travis, but she fervently wishes she were disenfranchised instead. So when he father opposes her relationship with the less "monetarily endowed" Nicholas Tanner, she all but jumps at the opportunity to go against him.
But not before having an sizzling tryst with her sister-in-law's ex. By accident Unfortunately for our intrepid heroine, married life doesn't agree with her, especially when her loving husband turns into a controlling maniac intent on getting his share of the Travis fortune by any means i.
Luckily for Haven, she has three older brothers ready for rescue It might just be my preference for more light-hearted subjects, but I haven't seen many romance books handling marital abuse. I loved every single pep-talk that Haven would get from her family, friends, or shrink. Every step of her rehabilitation, moreso when she almost immediately stumbles on yet another sociopath.
Even after the 10th reread, I never get tired of any of it. And the cherry on top of everything, is that even now I can still swoon just at the thought of being swept off my feet by Hardy Cates. No wait, I mean Haven getting swept off her feet. It's not without its cliches, both story AND character-wise. But I still pick it up from time to time, and reread my favorite passages with just as much enjoyment, as I did the first time around. For all of you who dislike Hardy following his actions from the first book: I've read this one, first.
So knowing how much he'll do for Haven, made it easier to overlook his past "misdemeanors".
For everyone else: View all 8 comments. Mar 27, Auntee rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Any romance fan, but especially a must read for Kleypas fans. This won't be much of a review because I'm dying to get back to Smooth Talking Stranger which I already started. Just some of my thoughts God, how I adored this character and his 'mink' hair--I think LK went a little overboard on that description! I love all the good, and the wee bit of bad, in Hardy.
I love his charming side, his teasing side, his sexy side, his compassionate side, and his roguish side. What a perceptive, lovable, blue-eyed scamp! I was a bit worrie This won't be much of a review because I'm dying to get back to Smooth Talking Stranger which I already started. I was a bit worried about him at first, thinking he might be hung up on Liberty Sugar Daddy , and was relieved to see that wasn't the case, that he had moved on and was ready for someone to enter his life. Loved the chemistry he had with Haven, and was so, sooo relieved that Haven stood up to her family and fought for what she wanted.
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.
This book was almost too hard to read at first. I kept wondering when Haven was finally going to say enough is enough. And LK nearly pushed me to the breaking point--I couldn't take much more of Nick and wanted to rip his throat out! I thought LK did an excellent job though with these scenes and the therapy scenes describing the kind of personality disorder that Nick had--some frightening, and unfortunately all to true-to-life stuff there. I was just glad that Haven was able to get out alive.
I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed that Haven's brothers Gage, Jack and Joe didn't give him the woopin' he deserved, though. But I guess it was meant to be that Hardy took care of that! I loved his drive and ambition. I loved how he took care of his family view spoiler [ although I was a bit surprised that he paid his father to stay away from the family--I wouldn't have given him a dime. It just about broke my heart.
But I loved how Haven had no doubts about Hardy and was ready to fight for her man! The previous book, Sugar Daddy , was more of an epic soap opera, but provided plenty of background about the character of Hardy and where he came from. I think it's a must to read that book first in order to get the full effect of "Blue-Eyed Devil". This one was much more like a standard romance and oh yeah, Haven and Hardy's bedroom scenes were hot! To sum up, a verrrry satisfying read. Hardy and Haven may be my favorite couple and their story my favorite contemporary read of the year.
View all 28 comments. Jun 26, Didi rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sometimes you come across a book that leaves you speechless. It leaves you empty upon finishing it because it was such a pleasure reading it. Blue-Eyed Devil was my first LK novel and it left me wondering, agonizing, why it took me so damn long to read her work. She is a brilliant writer. She tells a story so evocatively, so intelligently it makes you wonder about other books you've read. I was amazed by LK's ability to use such descriptive language and witty Sometimes you come across a book that leaves you speechless.
I was amazed by LK's ability to use such descriptive language and witty dialogue in her writing. And for something so smartly written it was equally engrossing. Many people have read this book so I won't go into the plot, but I absolutely fell in love with it and the characters. The first half of the book dedicated to Haven's disaster of a marriage to an abusive brute was very frightening.
The trauma and eventual erosion of Haven's self worth was felt so acutely by me it was scary. The breakdown of a marriage is something, but the breakdown of one's spirit in the face of the ultimate betrayal was something else entirely. I couldn't believe the experience Haven went through, always doubting her self and her mind. Nick was the definition of monster. He was brutal and savage in his treatment of her and I was hoping against everything she'd get out.
The second half of the book we saw Haven healing and leaning on her family for support. That same support from Gabe and Jack even Liberty was astounding.
Despite being cut off from them they were there when it counted and I loved seeing that. Now on to the good stuff! Hardy, Hardy, Hardy!!! The alpha male accentuated by being raised a Texan was incredible!
The opening scene at Gabe's and Liberty's wedding was so sensually raw and hot, it set a precident for both of them that finally came to fruition years later. I loved the excrutiating sexual chemistry, the no-holds-barred attitude of Hardy and their eventual coming together. Hardy's characterization was spot on as the blue-collar kid from the wrong side of the tracks that fed off ambition. He was the perfect man for Haven and she was the perfect woman for him. I can't express how much I loved this book!
It had all the elements of a wonderful story without the plot being riddled with useless filler. That is the benchmark of a fabulous writer. Looking forward to the rest of this series and LK's other works! High POV: HEA with Jack's story for the next book View all 44 comments.
Kleypas is a goddess, she knows how to write sexy times scenes and how to make you fall in love with her characters. Why one of those things was missing, escapes me completely. While Sugar Daddy was tragic and emotional, Blue-Eyed Devil is too predictable and beyond belief at the same time.
It suffered from Tell, Don't Show syndrome. We read a lot about how amazing Hardy and Haven are together, but we don't get to actually see it. At least, not outside the bedroom. The dialogs seemed phony and if I read the word narcissistic one more time, I was gonna throw myself on a trap. The first half of this book was good enough, domestic violence was really well portrayed, not to mention the abuse and yet, I couldn't connect with Haven. Instead of a romance, you get a story of instalust, possessiveness and just two plain horny young people with daddy issues and a lot of money.
Plot devices, elevator rescues, mistaking a stranger for your boyfriend, evil people with evil plans, the world against poor Haven!! Even the good 'ol Churchill was a total jackass.
All it was missing was a big muajaja , seriously. And don't get me started on the healing sex! Barrons would be proud, ladies. View all 6 comments. Well, you guys, I mother-f-ing hated this book. I'm about to unleash spoilery spoilers, but I will start with a few status updates to illustrate: Oh the mansplaining Because they are Texas Men.
Although one it's well-established why. I don't know, trust your sister and empower her maybe after her life events Adding: And it's brutal. LK deserves credit for her vomit Well, you guys, I mother-f-ing hated this book. I felt it, I was there, I had a physical reaction. Good luck recovering in my eyes, you jackass. No woman should be subjected to that judgement ever, because we all know this happens with relative ease. I wish I was gif-talented, because this deserves a few choice ones.
Especially if the man knows what he's doing, which I have no doubt Hardy does. That's cool. And also, PSA, not necessarily. Thanks and bye. So what else? Maybe this isn't as spoiler-y as I thought. But I just didn't get them. I didn't see any evidence of an actual relationship outside the bedroom save for one thing that he listened to her about. Oh, swoon. No woman huh? I was all for a gentle build in the trust between the characters after Haven's first marriage.
Haven felt passed from one patriarchal relationship to the next including her HEA.
I guess maybe it wasn't that spoiler-heavy But I'm disappointed. Gage was cool, but otherwise, I am pretty much left with the feeling these are the types of men I'd like to run over. And oh, shit, I didn't even get around to the bullshit drunken rough sex scene. View all 33 comments. Dec 21, Miss Kim rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Recommended to Miss Kim by: Teryl, continuation of a series.
Blue Eyed Devi l was an awesome follow up to Sugar Daddy. Then he just leaves town, and comes back to pull a total a-hole move in order to get Liberty back. Later she follows a guy who she thinks is her boyfriend into a wine closet and makes out with him, and gets pretty darn close to closing the deal. Suddenly she realizes its not her boyfriend, Nick, but Hardy instead. I do find it hard to believe you can be making out heavily with someone and not know its not your intimate partner.
Not by his smell, the way he kisses, the size of certain things? She marries, Nick, a total a-hole who abuses her progressively until he ends up beating the shit out of her and then eventually raping her and leaving her to die. She gets away from Nick and reconnects with her family, and ends up running into Hardy again. He remembers her too, and starts to pursue. I felt Haven grew throughout the book, and of course fell for Hardy big time.
His eyes are mentioned so much, I started to picture his eyes like young Paul Newman. Her ex shows up the picture again creating added strain and danger. I don't want to give anything else away. I was happy with the HEA, and I know you will be too. There is spousal abuse, and a rape scene that may be uncomfortable for some readers. View all 24 comments. It's not too often that you come across a contemporary romance author that can write a timeless book.
Now, probably doesn't seem that long ago, but you would be surprised how quickly a book can seem out of date. Terminology, slang and modern technology changes quickly, daily even. I know in my own experience that my teen boys seem to even speak a different language to me. I've even had to translate hand-written notes for workmates because the cursive has changed so much in Hardy I've even had to translate hand-written notes for workmates because the cursive has changed so much in the twenty years between our schooling.
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. Haven was a bloody idiot.
OK, that's probably a little harsh. I just found myself completely frustrated with her when she allowed herself to be mentally and physically abused. I know, I know, bad Sassy for being so judgemental and narrow-minded.
I just can't see myself EVER putting up with what she dealt with and it wasn't just at the hands of her despicable husband. I could write a list and a ten-page essay on all the douchewaffles she's faced in her life.
I guess those little hits to the self-esteem in your childhood really do leave you with permanent scars. I have to admit that this was a LOT more emotional than I expected. I kind of wish I'd known how much before I decided to listen to the audio on public transport. No sunglasses, a train carriage full of blokes There were plenty of highs and lows that kept me a bit of an emotional wreck through this one.
Mind you, it was never OTT or made me want to discontinue. It was just a wee bit confronting. I felt like I was there, with my hands tied behind my back and my screams of warning falling on deaf ears. I sometimes hate feeling helpless I get way too "into" my books. Now, the narrator, she does a very Southern accent with a twist quoting Wikipedia. I almost needed an interpreter at times and even had to replay it to catch the meaning.
As I'm not from Texas or even America, it took a little more effort listening. Please excuse my ignorance if I got that all wrong. Let's just say that I knew it was a Southern accent, I'm just guessing that it was Texan. After all that, the highlight for me was Hardy Cates. Oh boy, he made my heart flutter. A bad boy who was just waiting for the right woman to come into his life.
Sure, he had his fun until she was ready, but boy does he use his experience well. Honestly, considering the characters in his midst, he was far from a devil. I think this story should have been called - Blue-Eyed Sexy, Bossy, Dirty-talking, Bad Boy, with a heart of gold and a magic touch. But, obviously, that's a wee bit too long. Lisa Kleypas is a bit of a legend.
I am a HUGE fan of her historical romances but her contemporary romances are nothing to laugh at. If I had my way, she would write morning, noon and night and alternate between the two. Pretty please with sugar on the top. I highly recommend Blue-Eyed Devil and will definitely be going on in the series. Sep 02, Ronyell rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Lisa Kleypas fans!!!
Haven Travis is the only sister in the famous and f Wow! 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. However, when Haven ends up marrying a man named Nick who she believed was her true love only to discover too late about his abusive ways, she believes that she may never find true love ever again. Oh my goodness! This book really set my heart up in flames!
Lisa Kleypas has done a brilliant job at developing a story that was quite unusual for any romance novel, but was still able to produce enough drama and romance that really made my heart flutter! What I mean by how this novel was quite unusual for a romance novel is that the story starts off with Haven being abused by her former husband Nick and this was the first romance novel that I had read that dealt with the subject matter of domestic abuse and it really made this story much more relatable to any reader who had also suffered through domestic abuse.
I also loved the fact that Lisa Kleypas provided facts and helpful websites that would help the reader really understand the nature of domestic abuse and how to deal with them, which really helped me understand more about domestic violence.
Now, onto the characters of this book! Haven Travis was just an amazing heroine throughout this book as she had to go through domestic abuse caused by her former husband and for awhile, she could not trust anyone with her issues and was afraid to get close to any man she had contact with.
I also loved the way that Lisa Kleypas made Haven Travis into a strong and independent woman as she may have suffered through a terrible ordeal, but she still tries to move on with her life. Now, I am going to start getting all flirty whenever I am talking about Hardy Cates, the hero of the story, since he has become one of my most favorite romance heroes of all time!
Also, it would not hurt to mention that the fact that Hardy Cates is muscular, large and sexy all around just really makes me feel all giddy inside! Since this novel discusses about domestic abuse and gives vivid detail about the abuse that Haven has suffered at the hands of her former husband, some readers who do not like reading about such subject matter might feel a bit uncomfortable reading this novel and they might want to see if they can handle such subject matter before reading this book.
Also, this book has many scenes that detail explicit sex and they might want to skim over these sex scenes if they feel uncomfortable about them. Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog View all 16 comments. Dec 10, Amy Foxy Blogs rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hardy party crashes the wedding where he and Haven notice each other and their attraction is undeniable. This is Haven and Hardy's love story.
It wasn't an easy relationship because Haven makes a mistake by marrying Nick. Nick's true colors show once he is married. He inflicts spousal abuse upon Haven. After one horrible event Haven escapes back to her family. In the beginning of Sugar Daddy Hardy was a sweetheart but by the end of the book I didn't care for him.
I wasn't sure I would like this story because of Hardy. I was pleasantly surprised that I loved it. Hardy really steps up and redeems himself. He is just what Haven needs to get on with her life. Continuing story where secondary characters from the first book become the main focus in subsequent books. View all 34 comments. Apr 02, Chan rated it liked it.
Guess what my Dear GR Friends. I skipped book 1 Shocking, I know. I was prepared to read Sugar Daddy. I ordered the book and was excited when it came in the mail But then one of you posted a review and mentioned an in depth love triangle.
That brings us to book 2 Blue-Eyed Devil. It was clear from the outset that I was missing something, but whatever. It was a decent read. I think Haven was suffering from Savior Complex syndrome because the romance felt forced.
Also, the intimacy was uncomfortable to read in some sections. Hardy might as well wrap her in bubble wrap and lock her in a padded room so nothing else bad can happen to her. View all 14 comments. Rather than berate myself for taking so long to read this, I'm glad to have finally succumbed to the awesomeness that is Lisa Kleypas. View all 5 comments. Mar 24, Jacob Proffitt rated it really liked it Shelves: I've been busy enough lately that my time here on GoodReads has dwindled.
Blue-Eyed Devil is, in essence, a continuation of the first book more so than most sequels , picking up where the first leaves off and maintaining significant involvement of many of the original characters.
Hardy Cates is a hero some readers may consider beyond redemption after his hijinks in the previous book. But this is, after all, the author who redeemed one of the most villainous heroes of all, Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent, in The Devil in Winter.
Hence, I knew Kleypas was more than capable of transforming Hardy, who is merely egotistical and ruthless, into a compelling hero. Haven Travis is a poor little rich girl, looking for her place in the world, considered frivolous by her father, and at odds with him on about every issue.
Written in first person, the opening 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. Spousal abuse is a tough issue, no matter in what form it presents itself, and I think that is especially true in a romance setting wherein some readers may believe the issue is dealt with either too swiftly or easily.
And not only was I thankful for that but I, for one, was relieved when Kleypas chose to move on. For the most part Haven had my complete sympathy as I applauded each stage of her recovery, but she had an aura of entitlement that at times made her come across as a spoiled little rich girl despite her struggles. I finally concluded that it was the contrived ending — wherein characters experienced temporary personality changes — that dealt the blow to lower the grade to the B range.
But, of course, the high expectations and comparisons to Sugar Daddy are inevitable and there it falls short as well.