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Blue-Eyed Devil (Travis Family #2)

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The New York Times bestselling author of Sugar Daddy is back with her most breathtaking, hot-and-bothered novel yet!

MEET THE BLUE-EYED DEVIL

His name is Hardy Cates. He’s a self-made millionaire who comes from the wrong side of the tracks. He’s made enemies in the rough-and-tumble ride to the top of Houston’s oil industry. He’s got hot blood in his veins. And vengeance on h...more
ebook, 352 pages
Published March 25th 2008 by St. Martin's Press (first published January 1st 2008)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
Okay. How to write this review without the whole thing turning into a Hardy Cates droolfest. It's going to be very hard, because I love the man!

One Upon a Time, There was a Guy Named Hardy Cates...:
I met Hardy Cates in Sugar Daddy, and I have to say that I sure did fall hard for him. Big time! Hard as a young Liberty Jones did. I could see that beneath that mind-numbingly sexy bad boy veneer was a sensitive, loving, good-hearted person. My feelings never changed for him. (view spoiler)...more
Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED

"Just you," Hardy said when he got his breath back. "All I want is you."
"I love you enough to try and deserve you. I would do anything, be anything, for you."


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Candy Gandy may not be the perfect Hardy. But. Let's face it: he's the perfect man for anything (pun intended).

THANK YOU, Dhes, for some great pointers. You popped my pics cherry, my lovely! ((Hugs))

That's romance. Gut-wrenching. Thoughtful. Beautiful.

Ah, it's like a dream come true, isn't it, when you give a "new" au...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted at Under the Covers

Her name is Haven. But it’s her last name that gets her noticed. Being the only girl in a family of men can be tough sometimes. With three overprotective brothers plus a meddling father, Haven has a difficult time finding a guy who can stand up to her family name, let alone her family. Haven falls in love quickly with a man who she thinks she knows. But, in the end, being married to Nick isn’t what she thought it would be.

Blue-Eyed Devil made me bawl like a baby. I’m...more
Shawna
5+ stars – Contemporary Romance

I wanted to read “Blue-Eyed Devil” because Hardy Cates seemed like such a sexy and magnetic bad-boy character. I mainly read “Sugar Daddy” in order to have the necessary background on him to read this, so color me surprised that I wound up not liking this as much as “Sugar Daddy”.

Don’t get me wrong, Hardy Cates is everything I thought he would be and then some, but to me, this book is seriously inhibited by not having his point of view. It’s told strictly from the...more
Tammy
Blue-Eyed Devil would have earned a solid 5-star rating from me if it had been written from Hardy Cate's point of view.

Don't get me wrong - I liked Haven Travis. I sympathized with her during the abuse scenes with her narcissistic, whack-job of a husband. But Haven was not the sort of person I could see myself becoming friends with. In spite of all the horrible things that happened to her and the way she started to turn her life around, her character still smacked of the poor little rich girl c...more
Auntee
Aug 10, 2011 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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...

Hardy...Hardy...Hardy! 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...more
Miss Kim
Jan 11, 2010 Miss Kim rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any CR fan
Recommended to Miss Kim by: Teryl, continuation of a series
Shelves: 2009, contemporary
Blue Eyed Devil was an awesome follow up to Sugar Daddy. I was disappointed that Hardy didn’t end up with Liberty in that one, especially after all of the background we get on him. Then he just leaves town, and comes back to pull a total a-hole move in order to get Liberty back.
In BED, we get to know Haven, the youngest daughter of the Sugar Daddy, Churchill. She first meets Hardy at Liberty and Gage’s wedding and they have the classic moment. “Their eyes meet across a crowded room….causing hea...more
Ronyell
Wow! Can I officially say that “Blue-Eyed Devil” by Lisa Kleypas has now become one of my top contemporary romance novels of all time next to “Kiss An Angel?” “Blue-Eyed Devil” is the second book in Lisa Kleypas popular “Travises” series and this time, it stars the sister in the family, Haven Travis and the former bad-boy, Hardy Cates! “Blue-Eyed Devil” is a truly mesmerizing book that has drama, secrets and forbidden love rolled into one novel!

Haven Travis is the only sister in the famous and f...more
Amy (Foxy)
♦ ALL I WANT IS YOU ♦ JUST ONE LITTLE TRAVIS ♦

Blue Eyed Devil starts off with Liberty and Gage’s (Sugar Daddy) wedding. 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 beginnin...more
Wendy
What can I say? I've been sucked in, into the wonderful world of the pure bliss that LK has created. Alpha males that are just too good to be true and wonderful heroines.

This is my favorite, so far. Hardy you are a gem and you have found a beautiful heroine in Haven, who is such a sweetheart.

A special thanks to Karla, for providing this wonderful image of Hardy, that is just sublime. Thank you my friend, it really enhanced my reading experience. *waggles eyebrows*

Hardy Cates

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Thanks again Karla...more
Didi
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.

THIS WAS ONE OF THOSE BOOKS!

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. BRILLIANT.
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...more
Leah
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MelissaB
Loved it! The story just grabbed me from the beginning and kept me entertained the entire time. Hardy Cates is such a hot, sexy hero! Haven was a bit harder for me to identify with than Liberty was but I still liked her. Her horrible relationship with her ex-husband was hard to see but at least she was able to get out with the help of Her brother Gage who was wonderful in this book too. I enjoyed seeing more of Liberty, Gage and Carrington.

Hardy was a wonderful hero, he was very patient and kind...more
Diana~
If you must know, there were quite a few people that I wanted to strangle while reading this book. Two of these people were Nick, Haven's ex husband, and Vanessa, Haven's boss. God, these two people made me so mad because they kept on abusing Haven in every single way. But nonetheless, they both got the ending that they deserved and I am happy for that! It definitely took me awhile to finally read Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas, and I'm really glad that I did. Even if I did read the series out...more
Jill

4.5 stars

Sugar Daddy the first book in the Travis series is great and 4 stars for me. But Blue-Eyed Devil book #2 is brilliant.

The first-person narrative from heroine Haven's point-of-view works well here, as it did in Sugar Daddy from Liberty's pov. Although I loved this story a little more, it's still a toss-up as to my favourite hero - Gage or Hardy - and my favourite heroine - Liberty or Haven.

One thing that Lisa Kleypas manages better than almost any other author, is an authentic, complete...more
Beanbag Love
Four and a half but rounded up for making me cry.

This definitely has a better, more organic through line and ending than Sugar Daddy. It didn't start out as wonderfully (I really loved Liberty's coming-of-age in SD), but the story was engaging throughout.

I loved Hardy and Haven as a couple. I thought their chemistry was great. I was plagued slightly with doubts by the way SD made Hardy so smarmy at the end, but he redeems himself well here. I wasn't sure I was going to like Haven as a romantic...more
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
I enjoyed this book immensely, and in my opinion it was better than Sugar Daddy; it seemed to have the elements that were missing or were rushed over.

Blue-Eyed Devil continues the Travis saga but this time from Haven Travis’s, the youngest and only girl in the broods point of view. I was actually quite surprised by this, because you see so little of her in the previous book, I expected it to be from Hardy Cates, the blue-eyed devil in questions POV. The pairing also surprised me as I didn’t see...more
 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
5 Stars

Blue-Eyed Devil is the story of Haven Travis and Hardy Cates. I really enjoyed this one compared to Sugar Daddy. I flew threw it! Hardy Cates?! *siiiighs* He’s one sexy blue-eyed devil! Every time he appeared on the page, I felt an electric buzz go through me. LOL Seriously! He’s kind of a contemporary St. Vincent who manages to redeem himself from some bad choices. And even though Sugar Daddy was nothing like Kleypas’ trademark historicals, I’m glad I read Sugar Daddy first, to get to kn...more
 ✿Alyssa✿
Feb 26, 2012 ✿Alyssa✿ rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
Shelves: favorites, 5-star

This review was posted at My Secret Romance



To sum it up: His name is Hardy Cates. He's a self-made millionaire who comes from the wrong side of the tracks. He's made enemies in the rough-and-tumble ride to the top of Houston's oil industry. He's got hot blood in his veins, and vengeance on his mind.

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 dangerou...more
Sanaa
ALL-TIME FAVORITE!!! Prepare yourself for one of the best books you will *ever* read. This story has the most memorable opening scenes. There are so many facets to this treasure of a novel. You really feel the heroine's struggle with abuse & trust. This book made my heart race, made me cry and definitely made me smile. This is hands down one of my all time faves.

" The truth is, I've wanted you ever since I met you in that damned wine cellar. Because I got a bigger charge out of that five m
...more
Eliza
This book not a fairy tale romance. This an unusual one. The evil that the woman faces isn't a vampire or serial killer. It's real and it's something that happens thousands of times a day, all over the world.

Many romances center around a woman who has triumphed over difficult experiences. Yes it was a bad time, but it's in the past. This book starts before the abuse begins. We get to experience that scary, horrible time with her. We see the the profound changes in her and her efforts to rebuild...more
Angie
Originally reviewed here @ Angieville

Sometimes you come full circle with a certain author. My very first Lisa Kleypas novel was actually Sugar Daddy, the first book in the Travis Family trilogy. And I enjoyed it for the most part. But I started to grow fatigued near the end with all of the Texas good ole boy charm, enough that I figured I'd part ways with Kleypas at that point and call it good. Then, awhile later, I won a copy of the introductory novella to her magical realism Friday Harbor seri...more
Kara
Dec 15, 2013 Kara rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kara by: Amy (Foxy)
This was a fun read.
It was enjoyable to see Haven Travis through this book. Hardy Cates- sexy hotness!!

I thought this line was funny:
"You were right about something," I said. "I do have pathetic daddy complex."
"Everyone does, sweetheart. You're not special."
Zumbagirl
Lisa Kleypas, you did it again - it was hard to imagine you could woo me again after Sugar Daddy and write another story that stole my heart. Hardy and Haven are now one of my favorite couples, they really complimented each other so well. While no couple is "perfect," these two come close. Sugar Daddy had so many quotes that I loved, but my favorite one from this book illustrates how much these two needed each other: I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I...more
Jane Stewart
3 ½ stars. Very good & educational about abusive relationships. Entertainment & romantic emotions were good, not great.

The author researched verbal and emotional abuse for this story. Many victims aren’t aware they are being abused because they believe what is happening is “normal.” See below for some information about NPD which is Nick’s problem. The author did a great job showing what NPD abuse is like, how subtle it works, and the victim’s confusion and loss of self esteem. The heroin...more
♡Karlyn P♡
I am not always the easiest critic for Lisa Kleypas books, but I will admit when one just works extremely well. And this one was great. What I think I loved the most about this series, and especially about Hardy and Haven's story in BED, is that Kleypas has found a way to break the predictable romance novel mold and deliver a fresh story telling style. It really is original, at least to me, and I loved it.

I have read most of her historicals, so her historical fans should beware that she has step...more
Kathrynn
Aug 02, 2011 Kathrynn rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Auntee
Recommended to Kathrynn by: Kim
Wonderfully written! There were many places in the book that the way the words were strung together made me stop and think, "Nicely written." This author can sure weave a tale.

Set in Dallas and Houston, with many references to East Texas, Conroe and other places I felt like I was reading a book about my neighbors. :-)

Two excellent characters, Haven and Hardy (it irks me when the H/h have names that begin with the same consonant, but in this case it worked). Haven came from the very well off Tr...more
Katie(babs)
There are not many books that can effect you so much that you can hardly bare to start reading a new one. Or you just simply sit and stare into space because you are trying to hold back tears and figure out why such a book has affected you the way that it did.

Lisa Kleypas has reached her zenith with Blue Eyed Devil and is my number one top read of 2008, and will go down in my top 20 of all time favorite books. If you have not yet read Blue Eyed Devil, you are missing out on something so powerful...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Sep 11, 2010 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the series
Recommended to Mollie *scoutrmom* by: the ladies in the Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group
I do not recommend anyone begin this book who has not already completed Sugar Daddy. The character of Hardy Cates is a complex one, and Lisa Kleypas' trick of telling the entire story from a single point of view does not give us as much insight into other characters' motivations as one might hope.

Because of the priveleged upbringing, and because of the plot, I did not connect to Haven Travis very well. I sympathized but was unable to empathize. I do not think what she endured diminishes her, bu...more
Ruth
This is such a great book. Even better than Sugar Daddy. I loved both the hero and heroine again. I had no problem scoring this one 5 stars - the whole thing was absolutely spot-on for me. I particularly liked how the author gave the heroine such a strong voice, but leaves you to really discover her personality through the interactions she has with other people. It's a really well-written first person - full of the internal dilemmas people face, but also seen purely from the heroine's own dysfun...more
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LISA KLEYPAS is the RITA award-winning author of 21 novels. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.
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