Brown-Eyed Girl (Travis Family #4)
St. Martin's Press / August 11, 2015 / $25.99 print, $12.99 digital
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.
You know when something is so good you don't see the point in trying to convince others because it's so obvious? That's how I feel about Brown-Eyed Girl. I read this book in a morning and considered re-reading it immediately upon finishing it. I don't think I've read anything by Lisa Kleypas since the last Travis book was published (and I loved Smooth Talking Stranger too)—and it was like a homecoming. Reading this book made me happy. The story is simple enough—but not. Lisa Kleypas is a beautiful writer, and you're immediately drawn into the story. Even someone who doesn't love first person narratives will like this story, because Ms. Kleypas has such an effortlessly engaging style.