Rebel of the Sands
Progress: 145/358 pages
WOW... Out of the three books so far in Lisa Kleypas Travises series this is by far my favorite. I am happy that I started reading this series from book three though. If I would have read book one I would have never read the others. I started with Smooth talking stranger, then Sugar daddy and now Blue Eyed Devil. I really love the way Lisa Kleypas wrote this book. Everything fell into place and though it was a bit predictable, it was perfect. Haven falls in love with Nick who asks her to marry him only Nick has not asked her father for her hand in marriage. Haven dances with her father and explains to him or at least tries to that she loves Nick and wants to marry him. Of course the dad disapproves and tells her that if she marries Nick he will cut off her funds and pretty much take her out the will. Haven decides to take a chance on love and eloped with Nick. She loses touch with her family and moves to Dallas Texas with her new husband. Of course things start out fine, but soon life takes a toll on Nick and he changes with Haven. The things Haven goes through with Nick brought tears to my eyes about five different times while reading this book. Not only was she abused physically, but mentally and emotionally as well. I cried because it is so sad and women go through this all the time. They lose themselves in what they think is love and because of fear. Some where down the line Haven finally has had enough and decides to reach for help. She goes back home and starts her life over. She meets Hardy, who is in the book Sugar Daddy, and instantly she feels something for him. Because of Hardy’s past though and her past Haven tries to keep her distance. She does not feel she is ready to let another man into her life or even have a little fun with a man. It is very hard for Haven to get close to Hardy for a while, but Hardy who feels this pull to Haven does not give up even though the family hates him and thinks of him as the enemy. They both learn that they have similar baggage and learn to let go and move on together. I don't think either one of them expected anything to really kick off with one another. This book can be a true story and a lot of women can relate to this book. I really enjoyed this book and definitely recommend it. It has a little bit of drama, obsession, a little action and love and romance. It is one emotional ride good and bad with a happy ending.