Scenes of domestic abuse and the journey to recovery make Kleypas’s modern romance anything but fluff. A Wellesley grad and daughter of a. Blue-Eyed Devil (#31 on our Top Romances List) reading Sugar Daddy, Lisa Kleypas’s first foray into contemporary writing, I was eager. Blue-Eyed Devil Lisa Kleypas When Haven Travis defies her father’s wishes by marrying college boyfriend Nick Tanner, she is determined that.
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Hardy Cates is self-made, charming – and determined to carry out his private revenge against the Travis family. So when he crashes a Travis family wedding, the last thing he expects is to find himself kissing his adversary Haven Travis in a dark corner. Hardy has done many things in his life he’s not proud of, but now he’s trying to rid himself of his roughneck past, which doesn’t mean falling in love with a rival – no matter how beautiful she is.
Haven, likewise, vows to stay far away from Hardy. Having had her heart quite recently broken – and her body battered and bruised by the man she thought she had loved – she’s through with men. That is, until she discovers that the temptation of a tender-hearted, blue-eyed devil is hard to resist. And then, when a menace from Haven’s past appears, Hardy may be the only one to save her. A tautly plotted mystery of dark family secrets, perfect for fans of Kate Morton.
A beautiful read that delivers a shocking and satisfying ending’ Liv Constantine, bestselling author of The Last Mrs ParrishSeraphine Mayes blye-eyed her kleyypas Danny are known as the summer-born Summerbournes: But on the day they were born their mother threw herself to her death, their au pair fled, and the village thrilled with whispers of dark-cloaked figures and a stolen baby.
Now twenty-five, and mourning the recent death of her father, Seraphine uncovers a family photograph taken on the day the twins were born featuring both parents posing with just one baby. Seraphine soon becomes fixated with the notion that she and Danny might not be twins after all, that she wasn’t the baby born that day and that there was more to her mother’s death than she has ever been told Why did their beloved au pair flee that day?
Where is she now? Does she hold the key to what really happened? Christmas on the remote Scottish island of Mure is bleak, stark – and incredibly beautiful.
Blue-Eyed Devil (Travises, #2) by Lisa Kleypas
It’s a time for hunkering down, getting cosy in front of whisky barrel wood fires, klyepas enjoying a dram with the people you love – unless, of course, you’re accidentally pregnant to your ex-boss, and don’t know how to tell him. In what should be the season of peace and goodwill on earth, will Joel think Flora is a bearer of glad tidings? Meanwhile Saif, the doctor and refugee from war-torn Syria is trying to enjoy his first western Christmas with his sons – but without his missing wife.
Can the little family possibly find comfort and joy? Travel to the beautiful northern edge of the world and join the welcoming community of Mure for an unforgettable Christmas.
Number one bestseller and queen of crime Val McDermid returns with her most breathtakingly atmospheric and exhilarating novel yet’Somebody has been here before us. And he’s still here. Unearthed with someone’s long-buried inheritance, the victim seems to belong to the distant past – until new evidence suggests otherwise, and Karen is called in to unravel a case where nothing is as it seems.
It’s not long before an overheard conversation draws Karen into the heart of a different case, however – a shocking crime she blue-eeyed she’d already prevented. As she inches closer to the twisted truths at the centre of these murders, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with a version of justice terrifyingly different to her own.
She is hoping for nothing more than a break from her demanding young family, but as she soon finds out, this most ancient and beautiful of cities has its dark side. Within hours of her arrival, Gina meets the elegant Frances Richardson, who invites her to her birthday party. As Gina learns, Frances’ party is the highlight of the expatriate calendar. This year it is to be held in the gardens beneath the city’s medieval wall. However, as Gina’s week in Florence unfolds and the party draws near, a terrible discovery is made.
And no one in this close-knit community is free of suspicion. An isolated Tuscan farmhouse on the edge of an ancient wood is the perfect setting for a late September holiday.
As a group of old friends from university and their families gather to relax and unwind, all are hoping it will be a chance to put the tragic events of the previous year behind them. There were six of them once; now they are are five.
Watching the British visitors arrive from her own terrace is Anna Viola, whose family has lived for centuries in the crumbling red-brick farmhouse above Il Vignacce. As a little girl during the war, Anna watched an Englishman arrive at the house, seeking kleupas from the Germans.
His appearance would change her life for ever; it still haunts the family home she holds in trust for her beloved son Paolo. Rose Lida friends think she’s taking a big risk when she leaves the security of home and career to move to the beautiful but isolated lisq of Grosso, near Genoa. But after a year of emotional turmoil Rose no longer has any ties back home, and she relishes the challenges of a new start.
Making a home, however, in the ravishing, haunted landscape of Italy’s Riviera coast turns our to be lonelier than Rose had anticipated. And it is only when she is asked to write a profile on one of her reclusive neighbours, the once-glamorous film star Elvira Vitale, that Rose feels her new life is really beginning. But when a young girl’s body is found on the local beach, and the following day Elvira’s hard-working cleaner, Ania, goes missing, Rose finds herself embroiled in a murder investigation that threatens the idyll she has worked so hard to establish.
Prem is a recently married teacher who is neither very good at teaching nor at being married. He is promised an ally against his wife Indu, whom he regards with varying degrees of irritation, when his hlue-eyed comes to visit.
He soon finds, though, that maternal interference is far from helpful, and he receives comfort from an entirely unexpected quarter defil his wife – as he discovers through her the joys of being a ‘settled husband and householder’.
From every page rise the heat, the smells, the flashing iridescent colours and the ceaseless rhythms of Indian life. And such is the strength of Ruth Prawer Jhabvala’s humorous and perceptive pen that this appealing tale of a young man trying to come to terms with marriage and maturity becomes more than a highly comic vignette of a particular society – it is also a reflection of a universal experience.
Arthur Less is a failed novelist about to turn fifty. A wedding invitation arrives in the post: Arthur can’t say yes – it would be too awkward; he can’t say no – it would look like defeat. So, he begins to accept the invitations on his desk to half-baked literary events around the world. From France to India, Germany to Japan, Arthur almost falls in love, almost falls to his death, and puts miles between him and the plight he refuses to face.
Less is a novel about mishaps, misunderstandings and the depths of the human heart. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man – why not take lusa pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumoured assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again.
A man who breaks every rule. As a Ravenel by-blow spurned by llisa father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett.
Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett’s skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he’s ever known.
A gratifying series starter from a not-to-be-missed romance author’ Kirkus Reviews’Kleypas is an amazing writer. In my opinion, she might be the most technically skilled historical romance author out there’ Smart Bitches, Trashy Books’Unforgettable, beautifully etched characters; a flawless sense of pacing; and a perfectly executed plot imbued with an abundance of desire and danger are the outstanding literary hallmarks of the latest splendid addition to Kleypas’ Ravenels series’ Booklist’Witty, often hilarious, and delightfully passionate, this compelling, thrill-laced Victorian romance is another superb series entry’ Library Journal, starred review’Readers are introduced to the unforgettable characters and their original personalities through a delightful storyline peppered with sharp repartee and steamy sensuality’ RT Book Reviews top pick ‘Reading Kleypas’ long-awaited return to historical is akin to walking into the arms of an old friend’ Heroes and Heartbreakers.
Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans.
The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she’s ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger.
After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught by a rebellious girl who couldn’t be less suitable. In fact, she wants nothing to do blus-eyed him. But Gabriel finds the high-spirited Pandora irresistible. He’ll do whatever it takes to possess her, even if their marriage of convenience turns out to be the devil’s own bargain.
After succumbing to Gabriel’s skilled and sensuous persuasion, Pandora agrees to become his bride. But soon she discovers that her entrepreneurial endeavors have accidentally involved her in a dangerous conspiracy – and only her husband can keep her safe. As Gabriel protects her from their unknown adversaries, they realize their devil’s bargain may just turn out to be a match made in heaven. In my opinion, she might be the most technically skilled historical romance author out there’ Smart Bitches, Trashy Books’Insightful characterisation, an abundance of super-charged sexual chemistry, a dash of dry humour, and a to-die-for hero, all of which will have the author’s legions of fans giddy with delight at her triumphant return to historical romance’ Booklist'[An] addictive, rewarding story.
This delightful, compelling story is the first in Kleypas’s new Victorian series about the Ravenel family’ Library Journal’Readers are introduced to the unforgettable characters and their original personalities through a delightful bu peppered with sharp repartee and steamy sensuality’ RT Book Reviews top pick ‘Reading Kleypas’ long-awaited return to historical is akin to ddvil into the arms of an old friend’ Heroes and Heartbreakers.
A ruthless tycoonSavage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her.
If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better. A sheltered beautyHelen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys’s determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys’s enemies conspire against them, Helen kleypa trust him with her darkest secret.
The risks are unthinkable. And it all begins with. Devon Ravenel, London’s most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom.
But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl’s three innocent sisters are still occupying the house. A clash of wills. Kathleen knows better than to trust a ruthless scoundrel like Devon.
But the fiery attraction between them is impossible to deny – and from the first moment Devon holds her in his arms, he vows to do whatever it takes to possess her. As Kathleen blue-fyed herself yielding to his skillfully erotic seduction, only one question remains: Can she keep from surrendering her heart to the most dangerous man she’s ever known?