Book Review: Smooth Talking Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

 “He wasn't mine anywhere except in my heart.”

― Lisa Kleypas, Smooth Talking Stranger

A flawless contemporary romance penned by Lisa Kleypas is certain to endure the test of time. Each scenario is expertly created, and every feeling seems incredibly authentic. Long after finishing the book and running to the bookstore to buy everything Kleypas has ever written, readers will be reflecting on these excellent characters. Women's literature readers and Kleypas's followers will both enjoy this profoundly gratifying tale of love, loyalty, and family. Lisa Kleypas creates a story that will make you smile, laugh, weep, and cheer with its exquisite romantic tension and characters that are so genuine they leap off the page and into your heart.

Synopsis from Goodreads...

Jack Travis leads the uncomplicated life of a millionaire Texas playboy. He makes no commitments, he loves many women, he lives for pleasure.

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. 

My reaction to this novel...

I don't know why, but during the past few days I've begun reading romance books, and Lisa Kleypas exceeded my expectations in every way. The Travis Series' first two books truly grabbed my attention, so I continued reading with their third book, The Smooth Talking Stranger, since I was interested in learning more about them.

After finishing the third book in Lisa Kleypas's Travis Series, I can really state that she did not let me down. Lisa Kleypas is an accomplished romance author. I was totally charmed by the Travises' love story.

This book had the multimillionaire playboy Jack Travis and the endearingly astute Ella Varner. Ella's demeanor, the advice she gave her readers about love and life, and how adorably charming Jack Travis were all things I enjoyed. I was able to accurately predict Ella Varner's emotions over the newborn child and the numerous duties she was expected to carry out for her sister. Although perhaps I'm just not that familiar with how that kind of connection works, I thought her attachment with Dane was remarkable. Nevertheless, I was astonished by how romantic Dane was for me.

I also found myself smiling a lot while reading this book. I liked Jack Travis' relationship with Ella Varner, and I'm picturing Jamie Dornan as him. This book has a well-written love story, unlike the second series. This book was better than the second, and I can't wait to read the fourth and last installment in the series.

I've fallen in love with a new author. I admire the way she weaves romance, fairy tales, and a gripping story into her writing. Each one, I swear, is better than the last. Every book lover should ought to read this work.

My Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐(4/5)

“Sometimes when we're not paying attention, relationships hap­pen. There is no rule that requires two people in love to be ex­actly alike. In fact, there is some scientific evidence to suggest that on a genetic level, the people who are the most opposite are the most likely to have a healthy and long-lasting pairing. But really, who can explain the mysteries of attraction? Blame it on Cupid. The moon. The shape of a smile. Both of you can thrive on your differences, as long as you respect them. You say tomato, he says tomahto. Let it happen. Dive in head first. We usually learn the most about ourselves from people who are different from us."

This is absolutely true. I firmly think that unexpected events frequently occur. These unforeseen events or snap decisions happen as quickly as the wind blows, which we cannot control, while the planned events are occasionally postponed or delayed. Let's all follow the current, then. These unforeseen events will undoubtedly allow us to learn more about ourselves since they will allow us to understand how our minds process and how we adjust to new situations with ease.

“I think the busiest people are often the loneliest.”

This quote has some merit, in my opinion. Because I have done it previously, for me, it is true. I would rather work more whenever I feel down. I worked hard to keep myself occupied so that I could somewhat forget my problems or the things that had made me upset. I genuinely think that the most of those busy individuals are the loneliest because the majority of them labor themselves to death simply to be able to deal with the loneliness they are experiencing, even if it is just momentary.


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