He wasn’t mine anywhere except in my heart.”Excerpt from:
Smooth Talking Stranger
by Lisa Kleypas
I don’t know why but these past few days I started to read romance novels and Lisa Kleypas really did pass my expectations. The first two novels of Travis Series really caught my reading attention and since I wanted to know more about them, I proceeded with their third novel which is The Smooth Talking Stranger.
Synopsis from Amazon:
Jack Travis leads the uncomplicated life of a millionaire Texas playboy. He makes no commitments, he loves many women, he lives for pleasure. But no one has ever truly touched his heart or soul. Until one day, a woman appears on his doorstep with fury on her face and a baby in her arms. It seems Jack is the father and this woman is the baby’s aunt. The real mother has abandoned the child to her more responsible sister. And now, Jack is being called upon to take responsibility for the first time in his life.
After reading the third book in the Travis Series by Lisa Kleypas, I can honestly say that she did not disappoint me. Lisa Kleypas is a skilled romance author. The love tale of the Travises had me completely enthralled.
The multimillionaire playboy Jack Travis and the endearingly smart Ella Varner were both featured in this book. I adored Ella’s persona, the way she counseled her readers on dating and life, and how endearing Jack Travis was. I really knew how Ella Varner felt about the baby after giving birth as well as about all the obligations she had due to her sister. Though perhaps I’m simply not that familiar with how that sort of connection works, I found her bond with Dane to be incredible. Still, I was amazed by how much of a romantic Dane was for me.
Additionally, I smiled a lot while reading this book. I’m seeing Jamie Dornan as Jack Travis, and I adored his romance with Ella Varner. In contrast to the second series, this book includes a love narrative that flows well. I liked this book more than the second, and I’m eager to read the fourth and last book in the series.
I’ve discovered a new author to love. I adore how her works combine romance and fairy tales with a compelling real-life narrative. I swear each one is greater than the previous. This work is one that every book lover should read.
My Overall Rating
Here are a few phrases from this book that I enjoyed and highlighted along with my personal commentary.
Sometimes when we’re not paying attention, relationships happen. There is no rule that requires two people in love to be exactly alike. Infact, there is some scientific evidence to suggest that on a genetic level, the people who are the most opposite are the most likely to have a healthy and long-lasting pairing.”
This quote really resonates with me. Love may sometimes surprise us when we least expect it. Sometimes, when we are persistent in seeking a partner, we become aware of how difficult it is to find true love, and just when we are about to give up, love appears in our path.
I think the busiest people are often the loneliest.”
Some individuals spend their time being busy in order to forget. To forget how alone their lives had been. Not all individuals who are busy are like that, but some of them could be for this reason.
Babies were dangerous . . .
they made you fall in love before you knew
what was happening.”
Indeed, they are. Because of this, most people find it difficult to abandon children. Babies are so endearing that even if you are completely worn out from caring for them, all the agony and challenges will vanish as soon as you glimpse their innocent faces.
These are a few of the qualities that make this novel amusing to me. Your time won’t be wasted reading this. 😊😊