on July 27, 2011
I like Lisa Kleypas and have read several of her books. She writes romances and does it very well. Smooth Talking Stranger is the third in this series. After I finished this book I downloaded the first two to my Kindle. Enjoyed them as much and then reread this again now that I had met the other characters in the Travis family. I liked it as much the second time. Nothing heavy, but written with wit and warmth. The inevitable romantic end (never in doubt in a romance novel) was satisfying,the hero was hot and fun to know, and the heroine was worthy of the story. I appreciate the little touches such as an old boyfriend who is neither a jerk nor a trooper, a mother who is a poisonous narcissist and never improves and a sister who is wounded at the start of the book and fragile at the end. This is a modern Cinderella story and there is a reason we never get tired of that classic. When presented convincingly, we all want to believe in the truth of Cinderella.
on February 14, 2012
I enjoyed this book so much! The characters were so well written, I just couldnt help but fall in love with them! I had never read a Lisa Kleypas book before and I will certainly explore the author more after this. I was sad to learn at the end of the book that this was a third in a series, so I will be going back to read the others as well. The book is an easy, relaxing read - keeps you interested from start to finish, with a few steamy bits to keep you on your toes as well. Well done Lisa Kleypas - two thumbs up!