BROWN-EYED GIRL is the newest book in Lisa Kleypas' wildly popular TRAVIS FAMILY series. Finally it is time to read how Joe Travis falls in love! And as any Kleypas reader can expect, it is a mesmerizing experience. Joe and Avery get off to a rocky start, with an unexpected one-night stand together, which scares Avery but only proves to Joe how compatible they are together. I liked both of these characters. Avery is a bit shy when it comes to relationships but she is full steam ahead in her wedding business. Family is important to her and her close relationship with Sofia is illustrated throughout the story with great scenes and funny dialog between them. When a dream opportunity to host her own wedding television program lands in her lap, Avery does not know how to proceed. Her feelings for Joe have grown. She does not want to lose him but Joe is a Texas man through and through. He wants to support her but his feelings for her have grown deep and now, he faces the fact that he may just lose her.
BROWN-EYED GIRL soars with emotions. The love story is fabulous but it is the interactions between Avery and her sister, and Avery and her little dog, and well, any scene with Avery that really make this story stand out. Avery is just a class act character. Readers unfamiliar with the Travis family need not fear being lost in this story. Lisa Kleypas sets up the back story easily, though I promise you will want to go back and read the other Travis siblings' stories after this book!
BROWN-EYED GIRL is a robust love story with characters who will soon stand tall in readers' memories for their great chemistry and big hearts.