Blue-Eyed Devil (#31 on our Top Romances List) reading Sugar Daddy, Lisa Kleypas’s first foray into contemporary writing, I was eager. Scenes of domestic abuse and the journey to recovery make Kleypas’s modern romance anything but fluff. A Wellesley grad and daughter of a. Blue-Eyed Devil Lisa Kleypas When Haven Travis defies her father’s wishes by marrying college boyfriend Nick Tanner, she is determined that.
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Her gentle nature made her easy prey for bullies and narcissists, just like her ex-husband. The previous book, Sugar Daddywas more of an epic soap opera, but provided plenty of background about the character of Hardy and where he came from. Funny dialogue and a risque’ situation that most girls dream of being caught in!
I was so glad when Haven finally stood up to her and that Jack heard the whole conversation and fired her ass! Like Haven, I totally didn’t think he needed to feel shame about that. This chick had serious issues and needed more than a few months eyd therapy. After all that, the highlight for me was Hardy Cates.
Spousal abuse is a tough issue, no matter in what form it presents itself, and I kleypass that is especially true in a romance setting wherein some readers may believe the issue is dealt with either too swiftly or easily.
That same support from Gabe and Jack even Liberty was astounding.
Brave enough to take a risk again by being with Hardy. Honestly, considering the characters in his midst, he was eyyed from a devil. Gage and Liberty offered her that abiding love. I sometimes hate feeling helpless Haven felt passed from one patriarchal relationship to the next including her HEA.
I would suggest that readers start with the first book in the series, Sugar Daddybecause it really gives a lot of background, not dwvil mention it is an excellent book. And boy does he shine. Unfortunately her family was right, and the man she married was not who she thought he was.
Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2) by Lisa Kleypas
A few friends have mentioned their everlasting love for this book, being one of their all-time favourites and I think that Blue-Eyed Devil will be one of those books on my keeper shelf that will be bent and ripped from so many rereads. Southern accent with a twist quoting Wikipedia. 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.
He had a reputation for being twisted, view spoiler [ and what he did to Gage in Sugar Daddy was wrong, hide spoiler ] but I felt that Hardy had honor. I loved how visually this is illustrated with Haven’s dream about being a Barbie doll whose body parts slowly fall off until nothing is left. Good luck recovering in my eyes, you jackass.
That their respective broken areas make llisa fit together so much better. Seriously, sometimes I feel like I’m an alien somehow, because I just can’t take how men’s behavior is portrayed. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your combined flaws were arranged in a way that allowed two separate beings to hinge together. It leaves you empty upon finishing it because it was such a pleasure reading it.
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 already loved Devkl when I started this book, but by the end I was in love with him. He was a man that would fight and work for what he valued. And when the life she had chosen begins to crumble and her marriage had became a dark place to be she found herself a completely broken person.
She gets away from Nick and reconnects with her family, and ends up bu into Hardy again. Hardy was a wonderful hero, he was very patient and kind to Haven with her lingering issues. I think this story should have been called – Blue-Eyed I could identify with Haven’s tendency to want to make others happy, often at her own expense. The trauma and eventual erosion of Haven’s self worth was felt so acutely by me it was scary. Although maybe that’s not surprising at all in the sense that I never doubted Lisa Kleypas’ ability to write a beautiful, enjoyable book.