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Lisa Kleypas - Author

About the Author

A former Miss Massachusetts, Lisa Kleypas is an award-winning writer of historical novels who is now turning her attention to contemporary romances. Lisa’s writing has earned her praise from both the media and her peers, including such doyennes of the romance novel as Kathleen E. Woodiwiss and Johanna Lindsey. Her novels are published in fourteen languages and are  bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

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Hello Stranger

Hello Stranger

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/02/2018

'It is no secret that the RT editors are smitten with Lisa Kleypas's Ravenel family' RT Book Reviews New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas delivers a scintillating tale of an unconventional beauty who finds passion with the spy who can't resist her A woman who defies her time . . . Dr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man - why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumoured assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again. A man who breaks every rule . . . As a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett's skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he's ever known. This is the fourth novel in the Regency romance Ravenels series by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas - perfect for fans of Sarah MacLean and Eloisa James The Ravenels series: Cold-Hearted Rake Marrying Winterborne Devil in Spring Hello Stranger Praise for Lisa Kleypas: 'Intricately and elegantly crafted, intensely romantic . . . A gratifying series starter from a not-to-be-missed romance author' Kirkus Reviews 'Kleypas is an amazing writer. In my opinion, she might be the most technically skilled historical romance author out there' Smart Bitches, Trashy Books 'Unforgettable, beautifully etched characters; a flawless sense of pacing; and a perfectly executed plot imbued with an abundance of desire and danger are the outstanding literary hallmarks of the latest splendid addition to Kleypas' Ravenels series' Booklist 'Witty, often hilarious, and delightfully passionate, this compelling, thrill-laced Victorian romance is another superb series entry' Library Journal, starred review 'Readers are introduced to the unforgettable characters and their original personalities through a delightful storyline peppered with sharp repartee and steamy sensuality' RT Book Reviews (top pick) 'Reading Kleypas' long-awaited return to historical is akin to walking into the arms of an old friend' Heroes and Heartbreakers

Devil in Spring

Devil in Spring

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/02/2017

'It is no secret that the RT editors are smitten with Lisa Kleypas's Ravenel family' RT Book Reviews An eccentric wallflower . . . Most debutantes dream of finding a husband. Lady Pandora Ravenel has different plans. The ambitious young beauty would much rather stay at home and plot out her new board game business than take part in the London Season. But one night at a glittering society ball, she's ensnared in a scandal with a wickedly handsome stranger. A cynical rake . . . After years of evading marital traps with ease, Gabriel, Lord St. Vincent, has finally been caught by a rebellious girl who couldn't be less suitable. In fact, she wants nothing to do with him. But Gabriel finds the high-spirited Pandora irresistible. He'll do whatever it takes to possess her, even if their marriage of convenience turns out to be the devil's own bargain. A perilous plot . . . After succumbing to Gabriel's skilled and sensuous persuasion, Pandora agrees to become his bride. But soon she discovers that her entrepreneurial endeavors have accidentally involved her in a dangerous conspiracy - and only her husband can keep her safe. As Gabriel protects her from their unknown adversaries, they realize their devil's bargain may just turn out to be a match made in heaven . . . This is the third novel in the Regency romance Ravenels series by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas - perfect for fans of Sarah MacLean and Eloisa James The Ravenels series: Cold-Hearted Rake Marrying Winterborne Devil in Spring Hello Stranger Praise for Lisa Kleypas: 'Intricately and elegantly crafted, intensely romantic . . . A gratifying series starter from a not-to-be-missed romance author' Kirkus Reviews 'Kleypas is an amazing writer. In my opinion, she might be the most technically skilled historical romance author out there' Smart Bitches, Trashy Books 'Insightful characterisation, an abundance of super-charged sexual chemistry, a dash of dry humour, and a to-die-for hero, all of which will have the author's legions of fans giddy with delight at her triumphant return to historical romance' Booklist '[An] addictive, rewarding story . . This delightful, compelling story is the first in Kleypas's new Victorian series about the Ravenel family' Library Journal 'Readers are introduced to the unforgettable characters and their original personalities through a delightful storyline peppered with sharp repartee and steamy sensuality' RT Book Reviews (top pick) 'Reading Kleypas' long-awaited return to historical is akin to walking into the arms of an old friend' Heroes and Heartbreakers

Travis Family, The Complete Series

Travis Family, The Complete Series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 14/02/2017

Here together for the first time in a convenient ebook bundle, all four books in New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas' beloved series featuring the Travis family: Sugar Daddy Liberty Jones has dreams and determination that will take her far away from Welcome, Texas. Hardy Cates' ambitions are bigger than Welcome, and Liberty Jones is a complication he doesn't need. But something magical and potent draws them to each other, in a dangerous attraction that is stronger than both of them. Hardy leaves town to pursue his plans and soon Liberty finds herself under the spell of a billionaire tycoon. But the relationship goes deeper than people think, and Liberty begins to discover secrets about her own family's past. Two men. One woman. A choice that can make her or break her. A woman you'll root for every step of the way. A love story you'll never forget. Blue-Eyed Devil Hardy Cates is a self-made millionaire who comes from the wrong side of the tracks. He's made enemies in the rough-and-tumble ride to the top of Houston's oil industry. He's got hot blood in his veins. And vengeance on his mind. Haven Travis refuses to set out on the path her wealthy family has chosen for her. But when Haven marries a man her family disapproves of, her life is set on a new and dangerous course. Two years later, Haven comes home, determined to guard her heart. And Hardy Cates, a family enemy, is the last person she needs darkening her door or setting her soul on fire. Smooth Talking Stranger Jack Travis leads the uncomplicated life of a millionaire Texas playboy. But no one has ever truly touched his heart or soul. Until one day, a woman appears on his doorstep with fury on her face and a baby in her arms. It seems Jack is the father and this woman is the baby's aunt. The real mother has abandoned the child to her more responsible sister. And now, Jack is being called upon to take responsibility for the first time in his life.Brown-Eyed GirlWedding planner Avery Crosslin may be a rising star in Houston society, but she doesn't believe in true 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. When Joe makes it clear that he's not going to give up easily, Avery must confront the insecurities and beliefs that stem from a past she would do anything to forget.

I Will

I Will

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 13/12/2016

Andrew, Lord Drake, has been cut out of his fathers will because of his dissolute manner of living. To be reinstated, Andrew decides to pretend that he has changed his wicked ways.As part of his plan, he wants to convince his father that he is courting a respectable woman with the intention of marrying her. The problem is, he doesnt know any decent women, except for his friends spinster sister, Miss Caroline Hargreaves. He blackmails the reluctant Caroline into helping him, and so the charade begins . . .

Brown-Eyed Girl

Brown-Eyed Girl

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/12/2016

The Travis series concludes with the fourth installment from award-wining author Lisa Kleypas. 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.

Marrying Winterborne

Marrying Winterborne

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2016

A ruthless tycoon Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better . . . A sheltered beauty Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys's determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen's gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys's enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable . . . the reward, a lifetime of incomparable bliss. And it all begins with . . . Marrying Mr. Winterborne

Cold-Hearted Rake

Cold-Hearted Rake

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2015

'I'm just so excited for everyone to discover Cold-Hearted Rake, and for me to read the rest of the Ravenel series!' Sarah MacLean A twist of fate . . . Devon Ravenel, London's most wickedly charming rake, has just inherited an earldom. But his powerful new rank in society comes with unwanted responsibilities . . . and more than a few surprises. His estate is saddled with debt, and the late earl's three innocent sisters are still occupying the house . . . along with Kathleen, Lady Trenear, a beautiful young widow whose sharp wit and determination are a match for Devon's own. A clash of wills . . . Kathleen knows better than to trust a ruthless scoundrel like Devon. But the fiery attraction between them is impossible to deny - and from the first moment Devon holds her in his arms, he vows to do whatever it takes to possess her. As Kathleen finds herself yielding to his skillfully erotic seduction, only one question remains: Can she keep from surrendering her heart to the most dangerous man she's ever known? This is the first novel in the Regency romance Ravenels series by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas - perfect for fans of Sarah MacLean and Eloisa James The Ravenels series: Cold-Hearted Rake Marrying Winterborne Devil in Spring Hello Stranger Praise for Lisa Kleypas: 'Intricately and elegantly crafted, intensely romantic . . . A gratifying series starter from a not-to-be-missed romance author' Kirkus Reviews 'Kleypas is an amazing writer. In my opinion, she might be the most technically skilled historical romance author out there' Smart Bitches, Trashy Books 'Insightful characterisation, an abundance of super-charged sexual chemistry, a dash of dry humour, and a to-die-for hero, all of which will have the author's legions of fans giddy with delight at her triumphant return to historical romance' Booklist '[An] addictive, rewarding story . . This delightful, compelling story is the first in Kleypas's new Victorian series about the Ravenel family' Library Journal 'Readers are introduced to the unforgettable characters and their original personalities through a delightful storyline peppered with sharp repartee and steamy sensuality' RT Book Reviews (top pick) 'Cold-Hearted Rake brings to mind some of the best elements of her Hathaway, Wallflower, Gambler, and Capital Theatre series novels.... Reading Kleypas' long-awaited return to historical is akin to walking into the arms of an old friend' Heroes and Heartbreakers

Brown-Eyed Girl

Brown-Eyed Girl

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2015

The Travis series concludes with the fourth installment from award-wining author Lisa Kleypas. 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.

Brown-Eyed Girl

Brown-Eyed Girl

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 11/08/2015

Shes a single woman in the Lone Star state.Wedding planner Avery Crosslin may be a rising star in Houston society, but she doesnt believe in true 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, at the end of the day, Avery cant resist his charms.Hes a tried-and-true Southerner who wont go down without a fightA man like Joe can only mean trouble for a woman like Avery, and she cant afford distractions?especially now that shes been hired to plan a career-making wedding event. But when Joe makes it clear that hes not going to give up that easily, Avery must confront the insecurities and beliefs that stem from a past she would do anything to forget. What is she willing to risk for a chance at happily ever after?Swoonworthy and romantic. Brown-Eyed Girl is simply delightful and not to be missed. RT Book ReviewsKleypas is a class by herself, and the conclusion to her Travis Brothers quartet deserves an A+. Booklist (starred review)

Travis Family Series, Books 1-3

Travis Family Series, Books 1-3

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 30/06/2015

Here together for the first time in a convenient ebook bundle, the first three books in New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas' beloved series featuring the Travis family: Sugar DaddyLiberty Jones has dreams and determination that will take her far away from Welcome, Texas. Hardy Cates' ambitions are bigger than Welcome, and Liberty Jones is a complication he doesn't need. But something magical and potent draws them to each other, in a dangerous attraction that is stronger than both of them. Hardy leaves town to pursue his plans and soon Liberty finds herself under the spell of a billionaire tycoon. But the relationship goes deeper than people think, and Liberty begins to discover secrets about her own family's past. Two men. One woman. A choice that can make her or break her. A woman you'll root for every step of the way. A love story you'll never forget.Blue-Eyed DevilHardy Cates is a self-made millionaire who comes from the wrong side of the tracks. He's made enemies in the rough-and-tumble ride to the top of Houston's oil industry. He's got hot blood in his veins. And vengeance on his mind. Haven Travis refuses to set out on the path her wealthy family has chosen for her. But when Haven marries a man her family disapproves of, her life is set on a new and dangerous course. Two years later, Haven comes home, determined to guard her heart. And Hardy Cates, a family enemy, is the last person she needs darkening her door or setting her soul on fire.Smooth Talking StrangerJack Travis leads the uncomplicated life of a millionaire Texas playboy. But no one has ever truly touched his heart or soul. Until one day, a woman appears on his doorstep with fury on her face and a baby in her arms. It seems Jack is the father and this woman is the baby's aunt. The real mother has abandoned the child to her more responsible sister. And now, Jack is being called upon to take responsibility for the first time in his life.

Friday Harbor Series Books 1-4

Friday Harbor Series Books 1-4

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2013

Here together for the first time in a convenient ebook bundle, the first four books in New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas' Friday Harbor series:Christmas Eve at Friday HarborThree lonely people. Three lives at the crossroads. Three people who are about to discover that Christmas is the time of year when anything is possible, and when wishes have a way of finding the path home...Rainshadow RoadLucy Marinn is a glass artist living in Friday Harbor, Washington, with a boyfriend who she believes is her soul mate. She has always had a magical side-a gift that finds its way into the glasswork she creates-and she struggles to keep it contained. But then Lucy is blindsided when her boyfriend leaves her and his new lover is none other than Lucy's own sister. Questions about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings are explored as Lucy learns that some things in life-even after being broken-can be re-made into something beautiful. And that it is only by discovering who you really are that you can find the one who truly deserves you.Dream LakeOne of three Nolan brothers who call Friday Harbor home, Alex Nolan, is about as bitter and cynical as they come. He battles his demons with the help of a whiskey bottle, and he lives in his own private hell. And then, a ghost shows up. Only Alex can see him. Has he finally crossed over the threshold to insanity? When Zoe Hoffman meets the startlingly gorgeous Alex Nolan, all her instincts tell her to run. But she somehow manages to open his mind to the possibility that old ghosts can breathe new life into a broken soul-and that love can reach beyond time, space, and reason to take hold of hearts that yearn for it. . . Crystal CoveAs the proprietor of a successful boutique hotel, Justine Hoffman has the life she has always wanted. But there is still something missing: Love. A spell was cast on Justine when she was born, with the result that she will never find her soul mate. But she is nothing if not determined and eventually Justine finds a way to break the enchantment-never dreaming of the dangerous complications that will follow...

Someone to Watch Over Me Number 1 in series

Someone to Watch Over Me Number 1 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2013

She couldn't remember who she was . . . A temptingly beautiful woman awakens in a stranger's bed, rescued from the icy waters of the Thames, her memory gone. Told that she is Vivien Rose Duvall, one of London's most scandalous beauties, she finds herself in the protection of enigmatic, charming Grant Morgan. Her life is in his hands. Deep in her heart, she knows he has mistaken her for someone else . . . He was the only man she could trust. As one of London's most eligible and unattainable catches, Grant Morgan is a man who has known every kind of woman. And the one in his arms now seems so innocent, so vulnerable, that he can't help but be enchanted. And as his love for this mysterious beauty grows, he's determined to unravel the secrets of her past and discover the truth - no matter what.

Worth Any Price Number 3 in series

Worth Any Price Number 3 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2013

What is the price of love? Nick Gentry is reputed to be the most skilful lover in all England. Known for solving delicate situations, he is hired to seek out Miss Charlotte Howard. He believes his mission will be easily accomplished - but that is before he meets the lady in question. For instead of a wilful female, he discovers one in desperate circumstances, hiding from a man who would destroy her very soul. So Nick shockingly offers her a very different kind of proposition - one he has never offered before: he asks her to be his bride. But Nick quickly discovers that while he might easily claim Charlotte's body, it will take much more than passion to win her love.

Lady Sophia's Lover Number 2 in series

Lady Sophia's Lover Number 2 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2013

Can Lady Sophie seduce the most eligible man in London? Lady Sophia Sydney would do anything to ensnare the unattainable Sir Ross Cannon. Her goal is to ruin his reputation and cause a scandal that would be the talk of all London. So, she charms her way into his life by gaining his trust and living in his house. Every morning, her lush presence tempts him beyond all reason and every night she promises with her eyes - and her body - that the hours before dawn could be spent in unbridled passion instead of restless sleep - if only he'd let her share his bed. She knows he is falling more in love with her each day. But she never counted on falling in love with him. And she never dreamed he might, very respectably, ask for her hand in marriage . . .

Crystal Cove Number 4 in series

Crystal Cove Number 4 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2013

Justine Hoffman has made a safe and comfortable life for herself on the island of Friday Harbour but there is still something missing. Love. And after years of waiting and dreaming, she is willing to do whatever it takes to change her destiny. But when Justine discovers that someone cast a spell on her when she was born, with the result that she will never find her soul mate, she is determined to change her fate. But she could never have dreamt of the dangerous complications that will follow . . . Meeting the mysterious Jason Black, Justine unleashes a storm of desire and danger that threaten everything she holds dear - because Jason has secrets of his own, and he wants more from her than fate will ever allow.

Crystal Cove

Crystal Cove

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2013

Justine Hoffman has made a comfortable life for herself on the island of Friday Harbor. She is the proprietor of a successful boutique hotel, and she has the safe, predictable life she has always wanted. Growing up with her flighty, nomadic mother, Marigold, has instilled in her a deep longing for stability. But in spite of everything Justine has achieved, there is still something missing. Love. And after years of waiting and dreaming, she is willing to do whatever it takes to change her destiny.What Justine soon discovers is that someone cast a spell on her when she was born, with the result that she will never find her soul mate. Determined to change her fate, Justine finds a way to break the enchantment, never dreaming of the dangerous complications that will follow.And when Justine meets the mysterious Jason Black, she accidentally unleashes a storm of desire and danger that threatens everything she holds dearbecause Jason has secrets of his own, and he wants more from her than fate will ever allow.Bestselling Kleypas proves that she has perfected her recipe for emotionally nourishing, richly rewarding love stories. Booklist (starred review) on Dream Lake

Crystal Cove

Crystal Cove

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 05/02/2013

Justine Hoffman has made a comfortable life for herself on the island of Friday Harbor. She is the proprietor of a successful boutique hotel, and she has the safe, predictable life she has always wanted. Growing up with her flighty, nomadic mother, Marigold, has instilled in her a deep longing for stability. But in spite of everything Justine has achieved, there is still something missing. Love. And after years of waiting and dreaming, she is willing to do whatever it takes to change her destiny.What Justine soon discovers is that someone cast a spell on her when she was born, with the result that she will never find her soul mate. Determined to change her fate, Justine finds a way to break the enchantment, never dreaming of the dangerous complications that will follow.And when Justine meets the mysterious Jason Black, she accidentally unleashes a storm of desire and danger that threatens everything she holds dearbecause Jason has secrets of his own, and he wants more from her than fate will ever allow.Bestselling Kleypas proves that she has perfected her recipe for emotionally nourishing, richly rewarding love stories. Booklist (starred review) on Dream Lake

Dream Lake Number 3 in series

Dream Lake Number 3 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/08/2012

Zoe Hoffman is as gentle and romantic as they come, and when she meets the startlingly handsome Alex Nolan, all her instincts tell her to run. But something about him intrigues Zoe, so she attempts to make Alex open his mind to the possibility that love isn't for the foolish. Alex Nolan is about as bitter and cynical as they come, battling his demons with the help of a whiskey bottle, until he is visited by a mysterious ghost. Has Alex finally crossed over the threshold to insanity? The ghost doesn't know who he is, or why he is stuck in the Nolans' Victorian house. All he knows is that he loved a girl once. And Alex and Zoe hold the key to unlocking the mystery that keeps him trapped there.

Rainshadow Road

Rainshadow Road

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 28/02/2012

Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in mystical, beautiful Friday Harbor, Washington, with a boyfriend, Kevin, who she believes is her soul mate. She has always had a magical sidea gift that finds its way into the breathtaking glasswork she createsand she struggles to keep it contained. But when Lucy is blindsided by the most bitter kind of betrayal, she questions many of her choices. Her boyfriend leaves her and his new lover is none other than Lucys own sister. Lucys bitterness over this devastation is multiplied by the fact that she has constantly made the wrong choices in her romantic life.Meanwhile, facing the severe disapproval of Lucys family, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, a local vineyard owner on San Juan Island, to romance Lucy so that she can more easily move on. But when Sam and Lucy begin to feel real sparks between them, Lucy must ask herself if she can easily risk her heart again.As Lucy questions her beliefs about love, loyalty, old patterns, mistakes, and new beginnings, she explores the possibility that some things in lifeeven after being brokencan be re-made into something beautiful. And that it is only by discovering who you really are that you can find the one who truly deserves you.Lisa Kleypas has a knack for making readers cry, laugh, and cheeroften within the first couple of pages. RT Book Reviews

Rainshadow Road Number 2 in series

Rainshadow Road Number 2 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/02/2012

Lucy Marinn is a glass artist living in beautiful, inspiring Friday Harbour, Washington. Creatively fulfilled and in love, she is content with her life, until she is stunned by the worst kind of betrayal: her boyfriend Kevin announces he's leaving Lucy to be with her younger sister. Facing the disapproval of Lucy's parents, Kevin asks his friend Sam Nolan, one of the owners of the Rainshadow vineyard, to 'romance' Lucy and help her get over her anger. But when Sam and Lucy begin to fall in love, things become complicated, especially when Kevin starts to have second thoughts. And when Lucy discovers that the new relationship in her life began under false pretences, her world is shattered, and she is forced to question everything.

Lady Sophia's Lover

Lady Sophia's Lover

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2011

Lady Sophia Sydney would do anything to ensnare the unattainable Sir Ross Cannon. Her goal to ruin his reputation and cause a scandal that would be the talk of all London. So she insinuates herself into his life by gaining his trust and living in his house. Every morning, her lush presence tempts him beyond all reason...the way she bends over the table to serve him the meals she has prepared...the way her hands oh, so gently yet sensuously brush against him. Every night, she promises with her eyes and her body that the hours before dawn could be spent in unbridled passion instead of restless sleep if only hed let her share his bed. She knows he is falling more in love with her each day. But she never counted on falling in love with him. And she never dreamed he might very respectably ask for her hand in marriage...

Midnight Angel

Midnight Angel

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2011

Lord Lucas Stokehurst is captivated by the gentle grace and regal beauty of Miss Karen Billings, who appeared seemingly out of nowhere and now stands demurely before him. Enchanted, the gallant, haunted widower impetuously offers her a position as governess to his young daughter, taking the lady of mystery into his home. But Miss Billings has another name, Anastasia, and a dark past that pursues her still. Condemned for a crime she cannot remember, she barely escaped the gallows. And now she seeks shelter in the arms of a man devastated by tragedy, a man who must now defy society and the forces of vengeance to keep his lady safe and their bold new love alive.

Scandal In Spring Number 4 in series

Scandal In Spring Number 4 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

After spending three London seasons searching for a husband, Daisy Bowman's father has told her in no uncertain terms that she must find a husband. Now. And if Daisy can't snare an appropriate suitor, she will marry the man he chooses - the ruthless and aloof Matthew Swift. Daisy is horrified. A Bowman never admits defeat, and she decides to do whatever it takes to marry someone . . . anyone . . . other than Matthew. But she doesn't count on Matthew's unexpected charm . . . or the blazing sensuality that soon flares beyond both their control. And Daisy discovers that the man she has always hated just might turn out to be the man of her dreams. But right at the moment of sweet surrender, a scandalous secret is uncovered . . . one that could destroy both Matthew and a love more passionate and irresistible than Daisy's wildest fantasies.

Somewhere I'll Find You

Somewhere I'll Find You

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

The toast of the town... All London is at Julia Wentworths feet and anything she desires is hers for the asking. But the glamorous leading lady guards a shocking secret: a mystery husband whom she does not know, dares not mention...and cannot love. For years Damon Savage has been searching for thestranger his parents wed him to without his consent, hoping to legally free himself from matrimonys invisible chains. And he is astonished to discover his bride is none other than the exquisite lady hed hoped to make his mistress! But though his wife by law, Julia will never truly be Damons until he conquers her fears, his formidable rivals...and her proud, passionate, and independent heart.

Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 01/02/2011

Lady Madeline Matthews would rather shame herself than sacrifice her freedom which is why, to avoid a marriage to an aging, lecherous lord, she seeks out the company of Logan Scott. A torrid affair with the notorious womanizer would surely condemn her in the eyes of good society. Though a legend in the bedchamber, Logan is, in truth, an intensely private man tormented by past betrayals. Now a forward little minx is disrupting his life with her vibrant charm and unspoiled beauty, a high-spirited enchantress completely at sea in Londons sophisticated whirl. But when what begins with a kiss threatens to blossom into something more rapturous and real, will Logan and Madeline have the courage to drop the masks they hide behind in the name of love?

The Devil In Winter Number 3 in series

The Devil In Winter Number 3 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/01/2011

Evangeline Jenner stands to become the wealthiest Wallflower, once her inheritance comes due. Because she must first escape the clutches of her unscrupulous relatives, Evie has approached the rake Viscount St Vincent with a most outrageous proposition: marriage! Sebastian's reputation is so dangerous that thirty seconds alone with him will ruin any maiden's good name. Still, Evie appeared, unchaperoned, on his doorstep to offer her hand. Certainly an aristocrat with a fine eye for beauty could do far worse. But Evie's proposal comes with a condition: no lovemaking after their wedding night. She will never become another of the Viscount's discarded broken hearts - which means Sebastian will have to work harder at his seductions . . . or surrender his own heart for the first time in the name of true love.

Dreaming of You

Dreaming of You

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2011

A prim, well-bred gentlewoman, Sara Fielding is a writer who puts pen to paper to create dreams. But now curiosity is luring her from the shelter of her country cottage into the dangerous world of Derek Craven handsome, tough, and tenacious and the most exciting man Sara has ever met. Derek rose from poverty to become the wealthy lord of London's most exclusive gambling house. And now duty demands that he allow Sara Fielding to enter his perilous realm of ever-shifting fortunes with her impeccable manners and her infuriating innocence. But there is a hidden strength and sensuality to the lady that captivates him beyond his better judgment. And in this world, where danger lurks behind every shadow, even a proper mouse can be transformed into a breathtaking enchantress and a cynical gambler can be shaken to his core by the power of passion and the promise of love.

Love In The Afternoon Number 5 in series

Love In The Afternoon Number 5 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/12/2010

As a lover of animals and nature, Beatrix Hathaway has always been more comfortable outdoors than in the ballroom. Even though she participated in the London season in the past, the free-spirited beauty has never been swept away or seriously courted and is resigned to never finding love. Christopher Phelan is a handsome, daring soldier who plans to marry Beatrix's friend, the vivacious Prudence Mercer, when he returns from fighting abroad. But life on the battlefield has darkened his soul - and it's becoming clear that he won't return the same as when he left. When Beatrix learns of Pru's disappointment, she decides to help by concocting Pru's letters to Christopher for her. Soon the correspondence between Beatrix and Christopher develops into something fulfilling and deep and when Christopher comes home, he's determined to claim the woman he loves. What began as Beatrix's innocent deception has resulted in the agony of unfulfilled love - and a passion that can't be denied.

Scandal in Spring

Scandal in Spring

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 30/11/2010

After spending three London seasons searching for a husband, Daisy Bowmans father has told her in no uncertain terms that she must find a husband. Now. And if Daisy cant snare an appropriate suitor, she will marry the man he chooses the ruthless and aloof Matthew Swift. Daisy is horrified. A Bowman never admits defeat, and she decides to do whatever it takes to marry someoneanyoneother than Matthew. But she doesnt count on Matthews unexpected charmor the blazing sensuality that soon flares beyond both their control. And Daisy discovers that the man she has always hated just might turn out to be the man of her dreams. But right at the moment of sweet surrender, a scandalous secret is uncoveredone that could destroy both Matthew and a love more passionate and irresistible than Daisys wildest fantasies.

Christmas Eve At Friday Harbour Number 1 in series

Christmas Eve At Friday Harbour Number 1 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2010

When Mark Nolan is given custody of Holly, his young orphaned niece, he moves back to Rainshadow vineyard, the Nolan family business, to provide a secure life for her. Although he does his best to take care of her, the trauma of losing her parents has made her increasingly withdrawn. And when Mark stumbles upon a letter Holly has written to Santa asking for a new mum, he is determined to kiss goodbye to his bachelor lifestyle and marry a woman who will be the 'right kind' of mother for her. Then one afternoon Mark and Holly wander into an intriguing shop called the Magic Mirror and meet the free-spirited and unconventional owner, Maggie Flynn. There is an instant attraction between Mark and Maggie, but having suffered a tragic heartbreak of her own, Maggie has vowed never to risk loving again. She offers to help Mark fulfil Holly's Christmas wish and introduces him to a warm, attractive, traditional woman - just what Mark had been looking for, until he fell under Maggie's spell . . .

Wallflower Christmas

Wallflower Christmas

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 02/11/2010

Its Christmastime in London and Rafe Bowman has arrived from America for his arranged meeting with Natalie Blandford, the very proper and beautiful daughter of Lady and Lord Blandford. His chiseled good looks and imposing physique are sure to impress the lady-in-waiting, and if it werent for his shocking American ways and wild reputation, her hand would already be guaranteed.Before the courtship can begin, Rafe realizes he must learn the rules of London society. But when four former Wallfowers try their hand at matchmaking, no one knows what will happen. And winning a bride turns out to be more complicated than Rafe Bowman anticipated, especially for a man accustomed to getting anything he wants.However, Christmas works in the most unexpected ways, changing a cynic to a romantic and inspiring passion in the most timid of hearts.

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 26/10/2010

ONE LITTLE GIRL NEEDS A FAMILYOne rain-slicked night, six-year-old Holly lost the only parent she knew, her beloved mother, Victoria. And since that night, she has never again spoken a word. ONE SINGLE MAN NEEDS A WIFEThe last thing Mark Nolan needs is a six-year-old girl in his life. But he soon realizes that he will do everything he can to make her life whole again. His sisters will gives him the instructions: Theres no other choice but you. Just start by loving her. The rest will follow. SOMETIMES IT TAKES A LITTLE MAGIC . . . Maggie Collins doesnt dare believe in love again, after losing her husband of one year. But she does believe in the magic of imagination. As the owner of a toy shop, she lives what she loves. And when she meets Holly Nolan, she sees a little girl in desperate need of a little magic. . . . TO MAKE DREAMS COME TRUEThree lonely people. Three lives at the crossroads. Three people who are about to discover that Christmas is the time of year when anything is possible, and when wishes have a way of finding the path home. . . .

Married By Morning Number 4 in series

Married By Morning Number 4 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2010

He is everything she wants to avoid... For two years, Catherine Marks has been a paid companion to the Hathaway sisters - a pleasant position, with one caveat. Her charges' older brother, Leo Hathaway, is thoroughly exasperating. Cat can hardly believe that their constant arguing could mask a mutual attraction. But when one quarrel ends in a sudden kiss, Cat is shocked at her powerful response - and even more so when Leo proposes a dangerous liaison. She is not at all what she seems... Leo must marry and produce an heir within a year to save his family home. Catherine's respectable demeanour hides a secret that would utterly destroy her. But to Leo, Cat is intriguing and infernally tempting, even to a man resolved never to love again. The danger Cat tried to outrun is about to separate them forever - unless two wary lovers can find a way to banish the shadows and give in to their desires...

It Happened One Autumn Number 2 in series

It Happened One Autumn Number 2 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/2010

It happened at the ball... Where beautiful but bold Lillian Bowman quickly learned that her independent American ways weren't entirely the thing. And the most disapproving of all was insufferable, snobbish, and impossible Marcus, Lord Westcliff, London's most eligible aristocrat. It happened in the garden... When Marcus shockingly - and dangerously - swept her into his arms. Lillian was overcome with a consuming passion for a man she didn't even like. Time stood still; it was as if no one else existed. It happened one autumn... Marcus was a man in charge of his own emotions, a bedrock of stability. But with Lillian, every touch was exquisite torture, every kiss an enticement for more. Yet how could he consider taking a woman so blatantly unsuitable...as his bride?

Secrets of a Summer Night

Secrets of a Summer Night

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 01/08/2010

Four young ladies enter London society with one common goal: they must use their feminine wit and wiles to find a husband. So a daring husband-hunting scheme is born.Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster, decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman into making an offer of marriage. But Annabelles most intriguingand persistentadmirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistible pleasure he will not offer marriage. Annabelle is determined to resist his unthinkable propositionbut it is impossible in the face of such skillful seduction.Her friends, looking to help, conspire to entice a more suitable gentleman to offer for Annabelle, for only then will she be safe from Simonand her own longings. But on one summer night, Annabelle succumbs to Simons passionate embrace and tempting kissesand she discovers that love is the most dangerous game of all.

Secrets Of A Summer Night Number 1 in series

Secrets Of A Summer Night Number 1 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/06/2010

Annabelle Peyton, determined to save her family from disaster, decides to use her beauty and wit to tempt a suitable nobleman into making an offer of marriage. But Annabelle's most intriguing - and persistent - admirer, wealthy, powerful Simon Hunt, has made it clear that while he will introduce her to irresistible pleasure he will not offer marriage. Annabelle is determined to resist his unthinkable proposition... but it is impossible in the face of such skillful seduction. Her friends, looking to help, conspire to entice a more suitable gentleman to offer for Annabelle, for only then will she be safe from Simon - and her own longings. But on one summer night, Annabelle succumbs to Simon's passionate embrace and tempting kisses... and she discovers that love is the most dangerous game of all.

Smooth Talking Stranger Number 3 in series

Smooth Talking Stranger Number 3 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/03/2010

Jack Travis is a macho Houston businessman - rich, tough and always in control. So when a beautiful young woman approaches his office carrying a baby that she claims is his, he's shaken more than he would ever let on. Stunned, Jack listens to Ella Varner as she explains that her sister recently gave birth and then abandoned her baby boy - and that enquiries have brought Ella to Jack's door. He virtually has a seizure when she asks him to do a paternity test. But ultimately, will a paternity test set things right? If Jack is the father, will he be the one to care for the baby? Would Ella be prepared to let him go? And if not? Ella can't bear to think of an answer...

Tempt Me At Twilight Number 3 in series

Tempt Me At Twilight Number 3 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2009

Engaged to the very sensible Michael Bayning, Poppy Hathaway is content with her lot - having longed for a life of normality. That is, until she meets a mysterious hotel owner, Harry Rutledge - the most complicated and dangerous man she has ever met. Harry is wealthy and powerful, a collector of secrets, with hobbies more dangerous than Poppy could imagine. What Harry wants, Harry gets - and Harry wants Poppy, like he has never wanted a woman in his life. So when Michael breaks off their engagement and Harry makes his move, Poppy quickly learns that her life is destined to be anything but normal - filled with wild, passionate days and steamy nights . . .

Seduce Me at Sunrise

Seduce Me at Sunrise

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 07/09/2009

He has tried hard to forget her. Kev Merripen has longed for the beautiful, well-bred Winnifred Hathaway ever since her family rescued him from the brink of death when he was just a boy. But this handsome Gypsy is a man of mysterious originsand he fears that the darkness of his past could crush delicate, luminous Win. So Kev refuses to submit to temptationand before long Win is torn from him by a devastating twist of fate. Can she remember the man he once was?Then, Win returns to Englandonly to find that Kev has hardened into a man who will deny love at all costs. Meantime, an attractive, seductive suitor has set his sights on Win. Its now or never for Kev to make his move. But first, he must confront a dangerous secret about his destinyor risk losing the only woman he has lived forWill leave you breathless. Romantic Times BOOKreviews*

Blue-Eyed Devil Number 2 in series

Blue-Eyed Devil Number 2 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2009

Hardy Cates is self-made, charming - and determined to carry out his private revenge against the Travis family. So when he crashes a Travis family wedding, the last thing he expects is to find himself kissing his adversary Haven Travis in a dark corner. Hardy has done many things in his life he's not proud of, but now he's trying to rid himself of his roughneck past, which doesn't mean falling in love with a rival - no matter how beautiful she is. Haven, likewise, vows to stay far away from Hardy. Having had her heart quite recently broken - and her body battered and bruised by the man she thought she had loved - she's through with men. That is, until she discovers that the temptation of a tender-hearted, blue-eyed devil is hard to resist. And then, when a menace from Haven's past appears, Hardy may be the only one to save her. . .

Seduce Me At Sunrise Number 2 in series

Seduce Me At Sunrise Number 2 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2008

London, 1848 - for the last two years, following an attack of scarlet fever, Winifred Hathaway has been an invalid. She's been told she can do nothing but succumb to her illness, but her bright and optimistic nature means she will not accept such a fate. She has too much to live for, namely the handsome Merripen. A part of the Hathaway family since they took him under their wing, after he was wounded and left for dead, the gypsy-bred Merripen will do anything to protect Win - even hide his true feelings and break her heart. However, nothing can stand in the way of true love...

Blue-Eyed Devil

Blue-Eyed Devil

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: eBook Release Date: 25/03/2008

Meet the Blue-Eyed DevilHis name is Hardy Cates. Hes a self-made millionaire who comes from the wrong side of the tracks. Hes made enemies in the rough-and-tumble ride to the top of Houstons oil industry. Hes got hot blood in his veins. And vengeance on his mind.Meet the HeiressShes Haven Travis. Despite her familys money, she refuses to set out on the path theyve chosen for her. But when Haven marries a man her family disapproves of, her life is set on a new and dangerous course. Two years later, Haven comes home, determined to guard her heart. And Hardy Cates, a family enemy, is the last person she needs darkening her door or setting her soul on fire.Watch the Sparks Fly....Filled with Lisa Kleypass trademark sensuality, filled with characters you love to hate and men you love to love, Blue-Eyed Devil will hold you captive in its storytelling power as the destiny of two people unfolds with every magical word.

Mine Till Midnight Number 1 in series

Mine Till Midnight Number 1 in series

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/11/2007

Amelia Hathaway is the oldest of four sisters and has only one brother to drive her mad. They live a genteel but impoverished life until they come into an unexpected inheritance. Amelia tries her best to rein in her colourful and unmanageable siblings to match society's expectations. Until the mysterious, extremely wealthy half-gypsy Cam Rohan appears.The irresistible attraction between Amelia and Cam poses a huge problem for both of them. However, as Amelia deals with a multitude of problems, including trying to save her alcoholic brother Leo from ruin, she finds herself turning to Cam Rohan, whose friendship turns into a passion that neither of them can deny...

Dreaming of You

Dreaming of You

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2000

When shy and secluded author Sara Fielding ventures from her country cottage to research a novel, she inadvertently witnesses a crime in progress-and manages to save the life of the most dangerous man in London. Derek Craven is a powerful and near-legendary gambling club owner who was born a bastard and raised in the streets. His reputation is unsavory, his scruples nonexistent. But Sara senses that beneath Derek's cynical exterior, he is capable of a love more passionate than her deepest fantasies. Aware that he is the last man that an innocent young woman should ever want, Derek is determined to protect Sara from himself, no matter what it takes. But in a world where secrets lurk behind every shadow, he is the only man who can keep her safe. And as Derek and Sara surrender to an attraction too powerful to deny, a peril surfaces from his dark past to threaten their happiness . . . and perhaps even their lives. Together they will discover if love is enough to make dreams come true.

Then Came You

Then Came You

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2000

A woman with a secret . . . Reckless beauty Lily Lawson delights in shocking London society. She will break any rule to get what she wants . . . and she is determined to stop her younger sister from marrying Alex, Lord Wolverton, a handsome and arrogant earl who has vowed never to fall in love. A man who will do anything to possess her . . . To Alex's fury, the headstrong hellion presents a temptation he can't resist. He vows to make her pay dearly for her interference-with her body, her soul, and her stubborn, well-guarded heart. As Alex and Lily challenge each other at every turn, they are caught up in a white-hot desire that burns through every defense and exposes the mystery of Lily's past . . . and together they discover that love is the most dangerous game of all.

Stranger in My Arms

Stranger in My Arms

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2000

One of today's leading lights in romantic fiction. -Seattle Times USA Today and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas is one of America's most acclaimed and popular authors of historical romance fiction-and Stranger in My Arms is one of her most beloved novels! A classic tale of a noble lady whose life is upended when her despised husband-believed lost at sea-returns, a remarkably altered, more passionate and loving man...if he is, indeed, who he claims to be. A two-time RITA Award-winner-and a nine-time nominee-Lisa Kleypas is at her sensuous best with Stranger in My Arms.

Because You're Mine

Because You're Mine

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2000

A classic historical romance novel from New York Times bestseller Lisa Kleypas ( One of today's leading lights in romantic fiction -Seattle Times), Because You're Mine is a breathtaking tale of romantic intrigues and uncontained passions that showcases this acclaimed author at her very best. I don't care about your conscience. All I want is for you to kiss me again. Lady Madeline Matthews would rather shame herself than sacrifice her freedom. To avoid marrying an aging, lecherous lord, she seeks out the company of Logan Scott, for a torrid affair with the notorious womanizer would surely condemn her in the eyes of good society. In truth, Logan is an intensely private man tormentedby past betrayals. Now a forward little minx, completely at sea in London's sophisticated whirl, is disruptinghis life with her vibrant charm and unspoiled beauty. But when what begins with a kiss threatens to blossom into something more rapturous and real, will Logan and Madeline have the courage to drop the masks they hide behind in the name of love?

Only With Your Love

Only With Your Love

Author: Lisa Kleypas Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2000

Celia Vallerand fears for her life as she stares into the deep, arresting eyes of the dashing man who purchased her from the brigands who had abducted her. But it soon becomes clear that it's her virtue, not her life, that's in danger. The rugged, powerful renegade known only as Griffin arouses desires in Celia as dangerous as they are forbidden. And though she knows she must resist him, she fears she may be unable to do so. But the magnificent adventurer is a man trapped in a perilous deception. And the shocking secrets he guards could deny him the love of the fair captive lady who has enslaved his reckless heart.