The only thing that would hurt is for you to stop loving me.”Excerpt From
Synopsis from Goodreads
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 his mind.
Meet the heiress. 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 dangerous course. Two years later, Haven comes home, determined to guard her heart. And Hardy Cates, a family enemy, is the last person she needs darkening her door or setting her soul on fire.
Watch the sparks fly. Filled with Lisa Kleypas’s trademark sensuality, filled with characters you love to hate and men you love to love, Blue-Eyed Devil will hold you captive in its storytelling power as the destiny of two people unfolds with every magical word.
After finishing the second book in Lisa Kleypas’ Travises series, I can still appreciate how she crafts a love story.
Okay, after finishing the first book, I was incredibly eager to read the second one. Ever since I began reading the first chapter, I have been ecstatic. I’m quite interested to see how the author introduces Haven Travis, the primary female character and the youngest Travis family member. Her obstinacy had me so well-oriented that after a while I started to get annoyed by her. Although she had a grating attitude, the author truly made me understand how traumatized she was and how she battled to even try to forget her painful history. As a woman, I came to appreciate how she withstood everything she went through. Despite the fact that everyone will find it difficult to move on from the incident, I am pleased with how she handled it.
In actuality, I began to have suspicions about Nick in the first chapter, and by the time the book was done, I was like, “I knew it!” I was so enraged that I wanted to smack him. He has a character that I absolutely dislike. Nobody will, But anyway, after him came Hardy. Hardy, as we all know, was also included in the first book (I won’t tell you what happened to him, in case someone reading this hasn’t yet read the first book), and his tale has been continued in this second book.
What I think of Hardy in this second novel remains unchanged. I still prefer Gage’s character to his, and even if I become too familiar with Hardy, his individuality is still lacking. Not enough to make my heart skip a beat… hehe. I apologize for sounding so picky, but that’s how I felt. Their chemistry was not enthralling to me. It felt raw and aggressive. I’m not sure why, but the best part is that they eventually found their own partners.
I would suggest this book to anybody looking for a romance story with burden and struggles in real life. You will utterly value this. But I still prefer the first novel over this one.
My Overall Rating
Here are my favorite quotations from the novel, along with my thoughts on them. Please leave a remark down below. 😊😘
People who loved each other found a way to work things out”
I find this to be absolutely true because if two people truly love each another, they will accept each other’s imperfections and, despite that there are moments when you may want to give up, love will always give you the power to extend your love and tolerance for the other person.
part of being strong is being able to admit you need help sometimes”
Being strong doesn’t require you to keep up a false front even while you are breaking. Sometimes, part of being strong is acknowledging when you need support and how much you need it. At the very moment when you need it most, you will win both love and appreciation.
But there were certain moments in life when you had to step up to the plate or lose your chance forever.”
Chances only appear every so often. Maybe that wonderful opportunity may never come along again if you can’t step up your game or wait for another chance. So, whenever we believe that God is preparing something for us to receive or to obtain, we should put our faith in him and hang on to that opportunity.