Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2)” as Want to Read:
Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Blue-Eyed Devil (The Travises #2)

4.21  ·  Rating Details  ·  24,268 Ratings  ·  1,290 Reviews
The New York Times bestselling author of Sugar Daddy is back with her most breathtaking, hot-and-bothered novel yet!


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
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published March 25th 2008 by St. Martin's Press
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Blue-Eyed Devil, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Alexb2785 I actually read Blue-Eyed Devil before Sugar Daddy (I didn't know the books were tied together). I loved them both. I went on a serious Kleypas…moreI actually read Blue-Eyed Devil before Sugar Daddy (I didn't know the books were tied together). I loved them both. I went on a serious Kleypas reading binge after finishing Blue-Eyed Devil!(less)
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 3,000)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja)
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)
Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & Hunter
 photo oie_FDgVmgyJmiHP_zpsm6ns2jir.png

 photo oie_VQPZbi7d5f5U_zpsoj3cimqj.gif

 photo oie_p8FVbkTrJeuO_zpsizq8bsjy.gif

"Haven, you know I'm right. Let's talk about this."
"If you don't want to have sex, I don't want to talk about our feelings."
He scrubbed his hand through his hair, looking confused. "Well, that's for damn sure the first time a woman's ever said that to me."
"I don't take rejection well," I muttered.
"It's not rejection, it's a postponement. And if Jack Daniel's makes you this ornery, I'm never pouring you another shot."
"It has nothing to do with the whiskey. I'm this ornery all on my own."

♥~♥Geri ~ the Racy Lit Reader ♥~♥

I've been in a massive book hangover this week and I couldn't read anything new. Fortunately, this book got me out of my slump.

Hardy Cates...

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

He's everything that a bad boy hero should be. He's gorgeous, rich, charming with enough vulnerability to make you fall in love with his character. He's strong and heroic and there's no doubt to his love and devotion for Haven.

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Haven Travis...

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

Despite growing up rich and privileged, Haven's life is far from perfect. She made a really bad decision of marr
Mar 29, 2015 ♥Sharon♥ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is only my second book by Lisa Kleypas but I am here to say that I am really enjoying her books and I’ll be reading many more. I’m finding her writing to be so genuine. I don’t always end up loving stories that are told in the first person’s point of view but LK gives such a strong delivery and her stories are enticing and engaging.

Blue-Eyed Devil was a bit of a surprise to me. I was preparing myself for all things Hardy Cates and yes I got that, but it was as much a story about Haven Trav
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
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
Carole (Carole's Random Life)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.

5 Stars!

I have been in love with Hardy Cates since I first met him way back in 2007 when I first read Sugar Daddy. The teenage girl that now occupies this old ladies body still swoons a little bit every time I even think about Hardy Cates as a teenager. Where were the boys like Hardy back when I actually was a teenager? Even when Hardy does something a little wrong, I can forgive him. When this book came out in 2008, I drove to my local Borde
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
May 04, 2015 Brandi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emotional
4.25 Stars
Aug 10, 2011 Auntee rated it it was amazing  ·  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
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. 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
Miss Kim
Jan 11, 2010 Miss Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)
I'm on the fence with this one, and I don't know what to do with my rating. I'm leaving at 2, because while the first part did a very good job at portraying home life abuse, I wanted to slap the men more often than not and the romance didn't work for me. That's going to be long, and it might involve a lot of cursing. Sorry about that.

This book starts like a cheesy tale - Haven Travis, spoiled daughter of a Texan millionaire, marries the guy she loves more than anything, against the will of he
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
Amy (Foxy)

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 beginning
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


Thanks again Karla
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.
Liz* Fashionably Late

*Unpopular Opinion Time*

I find it hard to believe this was written by the same author, guys. 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

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
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
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Beanbag Love
Feb 13, 2011 Beanbag Love rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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
Suzanne (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
Jun 28, 2013 Angie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Angie by: Racquel
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
Reread in preparation for Brown-Eyed Girl

An achingly beautiful novel, and the first I read by Lisa Kleypas.

Hardy Cates is a true LK hero: from rags to riches, a self-made, powerful man not only comfortable in his own skin, but self confident and strong. And all that with an capital A.
He’s the kind-of-enemy of the Travis family, and he enjoys his role a little too much for their taste. Yes, added to all aforementioned comes a devilish streak that makes him even more sexy.

Then there’s Haven Tra
 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
Feb 26, 2012 ✿Alyssa✿ rated it it was amazing  ·  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
Michelle [Helen Geek]
04/24/2016 -- Re-read

Again, I read this originally when it came out in 2008. It was a good read. Now, I wouldn't say it was 5 Stars, but more of a 4 Star read. I think what I liked about it originally is the content it deals with. At the time I read it first, hearing about domestic abuse in a romance novel never happened. Never. It was still something kept behind some sort of curtain. Now? You have this topic covered in the romance genre quite often, so the novelty is gone. Saying this, I think
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 99 100 next »
  • Dream a Little Dream (Chicago Stars, #4)
  • Letters to a Secret Lover
  • Unlawful Contact (I-Team, #3)
  • Truly Madly Yours (Truly, Idaho, #1)
  • A Lot like Love (FBI/US Attorney, #2)
  • Lead Me On (Tumble Creek, #3)
  • After the Night
  • The Sweetest Thing (Lucky Harbor, #2)
  • Texas Splendor (Leigh Brothers Texas Trilogy, #3)
  • Paradise (Second Opportunities, #1)
  • Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane, #3)
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.
More about Lisa Kleypas...

Other Books in the Series

The Travises (4 books)
  • Sugar Daddy (Travises, #1)
  • Smooth Talking Stranger (Travises, #3)
  • Brown-Eyed Girl (Travis Family, #4)

Share This Book

“I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. 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.” 10551 likes
“He liked cheap women, fast cars, late nights, and hard liquor, especially all together. In Jack's view, you are obliged to sin on Saturday night so you'd have something to atone for Sunday morning. Otherwise, you'd be putting the preacher out of business. ” 144 likes
More quotes…