Monday, October 22, 2012

This Is Serious Lisa Kleypas Love!

If you want to know anything about me here are the top 3 (or four) most important things:

1. Lisa Kleypas is my favorite author. Blue-Eyed Devil by her is MY ALL TIME FAVORITE BOOK EVER. NOTHING can beat it. NOTHING!
2. I love Julie James. She's my second favorite author after Lisa Kleypas
3. I love watching soccer (Forza Milan <3) and dramatic make-up makes me happy

I've proved #2 in THIS post & #3 in THIS post and now it's time to prove #1 true (because its the most important out of the 3. It's number ONE- who doesn't love that song?)

It all started sometime in February 2011 when my best friend declared Sugar Daddy her new favorite book. Back then I wasn't a serious reader and the only adult romance books I read were online. I went out to buy the book because my bestfriend said so and I fell in love! Even though by then Blue-Eyed Devil and Smooth Talking Stranger were out, I didn't know about their existence since I didn't know that companion novels were a thing. But then my bestfriend told me that HARDY from Sugar Daddy had a book (sometime in late May, early June) and I thought that was the greatest thing in the universe since I love Hardy and I had to get the book IMMEDIATELY. I read it and the rest was history. A history of complete and utter dedication as Lisa Kleypas's number 1 fan. And well, why?
 Lisa Kleypas simply knows how to write a story.
From plot, to characters, to conflict, to writing, everything is well done. When you read a Lisa Kleypas book, you KNOW it's a Lisa Kleypas book. She's THAT fantastic. She could take a generic, over done plot and make it her own. And her characters are always, always, 3D characters. But what I love most about them, is that her heroes could have serious flaws that would usually not make them a candidate for a romance hero. Yet Lisa Kleypas is queen of taking a realistic issue and addresing and handling it in well done fashion. And her heroines are heroines you'll remember! Sure her heroes are just swoon-worthy (Hardy Motherfuckin' Cates!!! Sebastian  St. Vincent! Alex Nolan! Harry Rutledge!) but they don't complete steal the show from her heroines who are all bad-asses in the real sense.

-Here are the Lisa Kleypas books I've read (In order and bold ones are my favorite)
  1. Sugar Daddy (Travis #1)
  2. Blue-Eyed Devil (Travis #2)
  3. Smooth Talking Stranger (Travis #3)
  4. Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers #1) August 29th
  5. Devil in Winter (Wallflowers #3) September 1st
  6. Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor (Friday Harbor #1) September 3rd
  7. Rainshadow Road (Friday Harbor #2) September 5th
  8. Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways #1) September 30, 2012
  9. Love In the Afternoon (The Hathaways #5) September 30, 2012
  10. Dream Lake (Friday Harbor #3) October 13th
  11. Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways #3)  October 20th
I read a few chapters of The Wallflowers #2 before I skipped it and went to Devil In Winter (The Wallflowers #3) because I just wanted to read Evie & Sebastian's book SOOO FREAKIN' BAD! And as you could see, I didn't include book #2 or #4 of the Hathaways series because I only skimmed book #2 and skipped book #4 because there was no way I could read anything if it wasn't book #5, Beatrix book.*

I still have over 25 books of Lisa Kleypas books to read but that's kind of scary. What will happen when I get caught up? (which will happen)/ Oh it's okay. I could reread her books. I do it EVERY week anyways! (Blue-Eyed Devil is winning the race with over 10 rereads!)
So from now, every week, I will posting a review for a Lisa Kleypas book. I most likely will NOT review the Travis series because it's very dear to my heart and I cannot put my love for it into words but I will review both The Wallflowers Series, The Hathaways Series and the Friday Harbor series.

*When I wrote this post, I also didn't read Tempt Me at Twilight, The Hathaways #3 OR Dream Lake (Friday Harbor #3). That's how long this post has been sitting in my draft folder.

1 comment:

  1. Love the Travises!!! I hope Joe gets his own book too!