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Brown-Eyed Girl (The Travises #4)

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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 s ...more
Paperback, 291 pages
Published August 11th 2015 by Piatkus
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Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
4 stars. Rating clarification see below. Review posted July 17, 2015
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"That's one of the great things about being a guy: Sometimes we fix things by deciding it was bullshit and ignoring the hell out of it."
"That's not fixing," I had protested.
"Sure it is. Like Civil War medicine: Amputate and move on." Joe had paused. "Usually you can't do that with a woman."
"Not usually," I had agreed dryly. "We like to solve problems by actually facing them and working out compromises."
"Golf's easier."

"Uncle Jo
Jun 26, 2013 Jill rated it really liked it

I held the crystal flute by the stem, its contents shimmering with tiny bubbles.

"To your beautiful brown eyes," he said, lifting his glass.

I flushed. "Thank you."


I breathed in the scent of him, burnished with sun and salt, and I was confounded by the yearning to press my mouth against his neck, taste him.

"You're nearsighted," I heard him say on a questioning note.

I nodded. "You're the only thing I can see."

He looked down at me, our noses nearly touching. "Good."

Basically, what's it about...

Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
3.5-4 stars!

Lisa Kleypas is one of the very few authors where I’ve either liked or loved everything she’s written – that’s almost 50 books! The genre doesn’t matter; whenever I pick up a book from her I know I’ll get a wonderfully romantic story that’ll warm my heart, and a new book hero to add to my favorites list as well. On top of that, Lisa Kleypas writes like no other, and her words are infused with so much wit and passion it makes her stories an absolute joy to read. Not surprisingly, Brow
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I knew I was in trouble when I gave this to my mom to read first, who is a HUGE Lisa Kleypas fan and within the first few chapters she was giving the stink face. Her and I are usually likethis when it comes to LK books, with most (ok pretty much all) being complete hits. You can never go wrong with a Kleypas book. I love and adore her and she's always at the top of my list in Romance literature. As thrilled as I was initially that Joe was getting his book finally, the excitement wore off gradua
♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥
Jun 26, 2013 ♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥ rated it really liked it
4 stars!

“What do you like to read?”
I glanced at the pile of candy-colored novels on the nightstand and replied with self-conscious amusement. “Love stories. The kind with happy endings.”
“Do you ever get tired of knowing how the book’s going to end?”
“No, that’s the best part. Happily-ever-afters are hard to come by in real life, even in the wedding business. But at least I can count on one in a book.”

When you have a Lisa Kleypas book in your hand, you can be sure of a couple of things. One,
Feb 13, 2015 Wendy'sThoughts rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lisa Kleypas Fans, Romance
4 For Joe, Yup, Joe Travis Stars * * * *

If you have been following my ode to Lisa Kleypas and the Holy Grail of Brown-Eyed Girl... then you have read of my deep affection for the author and her series. To say I was sort of excited to have it in my desperate little hands would be an understatement.

My love for this series was due to my introduction to this genre through Ms. Kleypas' Historical Romance series and this first contemporary one. She went out on a limb with Sugar Daddy and continued t
Oct 10, 2013 Polo rated it it was amazing
why would someone give it a "1 star" without even reading it???? i am giving it a "5 star" to balance it out.. take that unknown crazy hater person......

Title: Brown-Eyed Girl
Series: Travises #4
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Release date: August 11, 2015
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

This has to be the biggest gap between books that I can remember. Six years! And I was just as excited when this landed on my Kindle as when I first heard that Brown-Eyed Girl was in the works quite a while ago. That is how much I adore this author. I realized that this is my Twenty-fifth book by her that I've read and she still has that indescribable ma
Jul 15, 2015 Amanda rated it really liked it
4 'modern day fairy tale' stars

It had been years since I read the last book with Jack Travis, so I'm not gonna try to compare them. My memory is a little fuzzy except that I remember loving Jack and his power tools and his chest hair.

Brown-Eyed Girl feels much like a retelling of a modern day fairy tale, an insecure, awkward heroine who caught the eye of an absolutely swoon-worthy Prince Charming. It might sounds cliche at first, but the whole reading experience just make me feels so good and th
4 Stars!!


“Brown-Eyed Girl” is the fourth book in Lisa Kleypas’s “Travis Family” series, can be read as a standalone and fallows Joe Travis, the youngest man from Travis family. We met Joe briefly in the previous books in the series, so we know he’s the youngest, that he’s a photographer and that he’s like his brothers – hot as hell.

From the moment he laid his eyes on Avery Crosslin, a beautiful redhead who works as a wedding planner he knew not only that she’s different from other women in his p
Duchess Nicole

I was set up to love this book. I contains my favorite things. First off, the fact that the wait for Joe's story just heightened my expectations should have been a buzzkill...but it wasn't. Usually, when I expect a book to be outstanding, it inevitably disappoints. I'm thrilled to say that Kleypas really delivered with her answer to the begging and pleading of thousands of readers. Secondly, I love a good chase...when a hero sees that elusive "something" in a woman and goes for gold. Wh
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
LIVE on AMZ (for the bargain price of $12.99 for an ebook)-

4.25 Classic Kleypas Romance Stars!

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Brown-Eyed Girl
took me back to my early reading days. Lisa Kleypas was one of the first authors I binged on several years ago when I really ramped up my hobby of reading. Her library more historical than contemporary romance, I fell immediately for her style of writing and her ability to capture the essence of her characters so flawlessly. Since then, I've hardly read anything fr
Amy (Foxy)
Jul 13, 2015 Amy (Foxy) rated it really liked it
I've read the complete series and enjoyed each book. My favorite of the four books is Blue-Eyed Devil which is about the sister of the Travis brothers.

Check out your local library that is where I found this book (it was available via kindle version).

Sugar Daddy (Travises, #1) by Lisa Kleypas Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2) by Lisa Kleypas Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises, #3) by Lisa Kleypas Brown-Eyed Girl (Travis Family, #4) by Lisa Kleypas
Continuing story where secondary characters from the first book become the main focus in subsequent books.
Book 1 - Gage Travis | Book 2 - Haven Travis | Book 3 - Jack Travis | Book 4 - Joe Travis

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Lisa Kleypas is an author I've seen touted by my reading friends, all of whom speak very highly about her work so I relished the opportunity to read this story and jump into the fourth book of the TRAVIS FAMILY series.

Brown-Eyed Girl is a Contemporary Romance about family, trust, discovering what you really want from life and the most important feeling of all, LOVE.

The Travis man in the spotlight in this fourth installment is Joe. He's rich, single and LOVEL
Danielle (Love at First Page)
I honestly thought I'd die before I got to read Joe Travis' story. Seriously, that's how long the wait has felt. So thank you, Racquel, for putting me out of my misery and letting me borrow your ARC. Writing post-it notes alongside yours, Alexa's, and Miranda's was the perfect companion to this reading experience. <3


For fans of these stubborn, sexy as hell, alpha, Texas-bred heroes of Lisa's, you will be pleased to know that Joe is cut from the same cloth. He goes after what and who he wants
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books)
My sister and I listened to this on Playaway in the car as we did our usual car commuting. I have to say I enjoyed it a lot. I know that many fans weren't that happy with it. To my surprise, I really bonded with Avery. I got her. I understood her fears and what drove her and why she was trying so hard to avoid a relationship with Joe. It was funny how I would have a thought about the story and it would pop up either in the dialogue or Avery's thoughts.

I do also have to say that this nails some
Sep 03, 2015 Alp rated it really liked it
As always, Lisa Kleypas delivers this pleasant, heartwarming, and delightful romantic story. Brown-Eyed Girl is a great read and I really enjoyed reading it though the whole story just seems a bit plain to me. The writing is excellent and the dialogue is spot on and so natural.

Let's talk about Joe because nothing in this book is better than him! Joe is a freelance photographer, the youngest Travis sibling. He is every woman's dream: sexy, optimistic, charming, sweet, patient, and understanding.
Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)
I hated this. There is just no other way to put it. I want to tear it up and set on fire. So much of this was just rage inducing. There was more that annoyed me but I'm angry so I'm just putting what's sticking out in my head the now.
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I don't think I've ever rated a Kleypas book lower than a 4...well, there's a first time for everything.

This is swimming in the 3-3.5 range. All of the stars are for Joe who I love but I don't think this book did him justice. I waited all these years and nearly quelted myself when I found out finally he was going to get a book. Because if you ever ask to name some of my favorite series, the Travis Family, is cement shoes in there. I can go on for days about Liberty/Hardy/Gage because that was so
Sep 05, 2013 Didi rated it really liked it
I swear, this woman can't write a bad book! I love LK, love her. She's in my top 3 authors and never fails to impress me with her effortless execution of writing a beautiful romance. Her way with words is magical:

"He had a lazy, easy way of talking, as if every word had been simmered for hours over a low flame."
Is that not the most evocative sentence?!

I've been waiting a long time for Joe's story and I did love it, but was it my fave of the series? No. That honour goes to Smooth Talking Strange
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Almost everyone who's read this series wanted Joe's story. It's not necessarily because of what we knew about him but the last story ended with him barely surviving the boat accident. We just needed to know...more. He was a blank page so I didn't have any expectations.

Avery Crosslin meets Joe Travis at one of her weddings she's managing, mistaking him for one of the photographer's minions. Something about the brown-eyed redhead appeals to Joe and so begins hi

Arc provided by St. Martin's Press through Netgalley

Release Date: August 11 th

The first two books in this series are absolute favourites of mine, unfortunately things started going downhill (for me at least) with the third book... and now this one.

I absolutely loved the way this story started: the humour, the character's sass. All the things I like in a romance, they were all there...

But things got strange and more than that, they became downright uncomfortable, after the two main characters
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

I really enjoyed this book. It seems like I have been waiting forever to get my hands on this book. Okay, I know that it has only been six years but it has felt like forever to me. I read Sugar Daddy right after its release and immediately fell in love with Lisa Kleypas's storytelling. I was at the book store to buy the next two books in the series on the day they were released. When I found out that there was going to be a fourth book after
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Avery is a wedding coordinator whose business she runs with her sister is up and coming. At one of her more affluent weddings she gets the attention of a mother, whose family is basically Texas royalty, who wants her to organize her daughter's wedding; it would be a huge boost for her business. Avery also meets Joe Travis, another member of a Texas royalty famil
Sep 05, 2013 NinaReader rated it really liked it
4.5 "Because I had a big ol' smile on my face the whole time" Stars!

The whole time I was reading this, I had the goofiest hugest smile on my face giggling like a deranged girl. That's right - a girl - as in not mature as my age would normally call for.

I was just so happy to be reading about the Travises again after all these years.
It's such a throwback to the Lisa Kleypas I've loved for years. Her writing is as smooth and as effortless as it was for the 3 other books of this series.

Joe Travis
I love the Travis family. They are Houston royalty, rich, sexy powerful and the sweetest people you'd ever meet. Shadows have followed them, their past has not been a bunch of yellow roses. I've enjoyed watching them all find the light that chases those dark bits back in the corner where they belong, and I will miss them now that they are done.
Joe, the young rebel Travis, who set his own path, one that Daddy didn't approve of has finally found his match. Avery, the red headed spit fire weddin
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
"BROWN-EYED GIRL rekindled my love for this series..."

Read this review in its entirety at Fresh Fiction
Mandi Schreiner
Dec 30, 2013 Mandi Schreiner rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Favorite Quote: Lowering his head, Joe murmured, “You’re not in charge. I am.”

I went still. For some reason, hearing those soft words while he was pinning me down like that sent a deep, deranged thrill through me. His voice curled hotly in my ear. “You belong to me, and I’m going to have you. Here and now.”

Oh Joe Travis. We’ve waited a very, very long time for his book, and it was totally worth the wait. A swoon-worthy hero who is rich as hell, a successful photographer, and a beast in bed. Be s
Jul 08, 2013 [Aengell] rated it really liked it
After a long, long wait, this story finally fulfills the wish of everyone who has read the Travis series. This is Joe's story, the youngest Travis son, the independent, artsy photographer who is a little bit different than his brothers but not different enough to stand completely apart from his family.
We meet Avery, who is a rather cynic wedding-planner with a troubled family past and some major relationship issues.

Plot-wise there isn't happening very much, but a series of wedding-planning and
Nov 17, 2016 Jo rated it really liked it
“What do you like to read?”
I glanced at the pile of candy-colored novels on the nightstand and replied with self-conscious amusement, “Love stories. The kind with the happy endings.”
“Do you ever get tired of knowing how the book’s going to end?”
“No, that’s the best part. Happily-ever-afters are hard to come by in real life, even in the wedding business. But at least I can count on one in a book.”

Avery Crosslin was an excellent heroine! Normally I would be annoyed by such a reluctant heroine,

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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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