Title: Blue-Eyed Devil
Author: Lisa Kleypas
First published March 25, 2008
336 pages, Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312351649 (ISBN10: 031235164X)
Get ready to meet Hardy Cates, the blue-eyed devil who has made his own fortune but has made a lot of enemies along the way. Haven Travis is an heiress who refuses to follow her family’s path, but her life takes a dangerous turn when she marries a man her family disapproves of.
Two years later, Haven returns home, determined to protect her heart. But when Hardy Cates, a family enemy, enters her life, she finds herself drawn to him, despite knowing he’s the last person she needs.
Lisa Kleypas’s Blue-Eyed Devil is a captivating tale full of sensuality, complex characters, and a destiny that unfolds with every magical word.
About the Author
Lisa Kleypas has written 21 novels and won the prestigious RITA award. Her books have achieved bestseller status in numerous countries and have been translated into fourteen languages.
She resides in Washington State with her spouse and two children.
Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas is a romance novel that was first published on March 25, 2008. Kleypas is a prolific author of romance novels, having written more than 40 books.
She is known for her well-developed characters, intricate plotlines, and steamy love scenes. The story of Blue-Eyed Devil follows the life of Haven Travis, a wealthy heiress who has been sheltered by her family her entire life.
Haven yearns for freedom and adventure, and when she meets Hardy Cates, a rough and rugged oil tycoon, she thinks she has found it. However, their love affair is complicated by his questionable past, and Haven’s overbearing family.
Set in Texas, the novel explores themes of family, wealth, and power, and looks at the struggles faced by women who are caught between societal expectations and their own desires. Kleypas does an excellent job of creating a vivid world that draws readers in, with characters who are both relatable and complex.
The plot of the novel is well-paced, with enough twists and turns to keep readers engaged. Haven and Hardy’s relationship is fraught with tension, as they struggle to navigate their differences in social status and personal history.
Kleypas does an excellent job of developing the characters’ relationship and adding depth to their personalities. One of the strengths of the novel is Kleypas’s writing style.
She is a master at creating vivid descriptions and setting the scene for her readers. The dialogue is also well-crafted and flows naturally.
Additionally, the pacing of the novel is well done, with enough tension to keep readers invested but not overwhelming them with melodrama. However, the novel does have some limitations.
The storyline can at times feel predictable, and the characters can be a bit one-dimensional. Additionally, some readers may find the portrayal of Haven’s family to be cliched.
Overall, Blue-Eyed Devil is a solid romance novel that will satisfy fans of the genre. Kleypas creates an engaging world with fully-realized characters and a well-paced plot.
While the novel has some flaws, it remains a compelling read that is sure to captivate its target audience. Rating: 3.5/5 stars.
While the novel has some minor flaws, it is a well-written and engaging romance novel that is sure to please fans of the genre.