[587]: Brown-Eyed Girl by Lisa Kleypas

18126966 Brown-Eyed Girl by Lisa Kleypas
Series: Travis Family, #4
St. Martin’s Press | August 11th, 2015
Hardcover, 304 pp.
Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars

Wedding planner Avery Crosslin may be a rising star in Houston society, but she doesn’t believe in love-at least not for herself. When she meets wealthy bachelor Joe Travis and mistakes him for a wedding photographer, she has no intention of letting him sweep her off her feet. But Joe is a man who goes after what he wants, and Avery can’t resist the temptation of a sexy southern charmer and a hot summer evening.

After a one night stand, however, Avery is determined to keep it from happening again. A man like Joe can only mean trouble for a woman like her, and she can’t afford distractions. She’s been hired to plan the wedding of the year-a make-or-break event.

But complications start piling up fast, putting the wedding in jeopardy, especially when shocking secrets of the bride come to light. And as Joe makes it clear that he’s not going to give up easily, Avery is forced to confront the insecurities and beliefs that stem from a past she would do anything to forget.

The situation reaches a breaking point, and Avery faces the toughest choice of her life. Only by putting her career on the line and risking everything-including her well-guarded heart-will she find out what matters most.

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Most fans of this series have waited years to get their hands on this instalment. I wasn’t even aware that there was going to be more books to this series, to be honest. Thank God for that. One off the list of things I didn’t need to wait for. 🙂 Honestly? I don’t even remember the stories now. But reading this book made me want to revisit the ones that I’ve already read. Unfortunately, I’ll have to find them somewhere between my basement and our cabin. So…maybe not now.

Brown-Eyed Girl tells the story of Joe Travis. A photographer by trade, and a member of the affluent Travis family of Texas. This is his romance with Avery Crosslin, a wedding planner who have seen way too many broken hearts (including her own) many times over, but still see the beauty of two people in love. She’s one tough customer though – skittish to say the least. Joe had to show her that not all men were made from the same cloth her father was made from.

This is the type of book that really had no earth-shattering plot points. It was just a lovely story of love and family. With that being said, this wasn’t a Kleypas favourite of mine. It just lacked fire and angst. And as much as I love those type of stories, I think I expected more from Lisa Kleypas. Still a good story, though.