Smooth Talking Stranger
By Lisa Kleypas
(St. Martin's Paperbacks, Mass Market Paperback, 9780312351670, 384pp.)
Publication Date: March 2, 2010
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Billionaire playboy, and all-around ladies’ man, Jake Travis has a reputation as big as the
state of Texas. He drives too fast, lives too hard, and loves too many women to count.
In her advice column, and her love life, Ella Varner is always practical. So when she’s left holding her reckless sister’s baby, she decides to ask Jake Travis to take a paternity test.
Ella is instantly struck by Jake’s bold good looks and easy charm—but she’s not falling for his sweet talk. This big sexy tomcat needs to take responsibility for his actions, and Ella’s making him stick to his word. Now if she can only ignore the unspoken attraction that smolders between them…
Lisa Kleypas is the RITA Award-winning author of many contemporary and historical romance novels, including the Hathaways series, A Wallflower Christmas, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, and Love in the Afternoon. Her books are published in fourteen languages and are bestsellers all over the world. Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College and published her first novel at the age of 21. In 1985, she was named Miss Massachusetts in the Miss America competition. She lives in Washington with her husband and two children.
“A romantic novel with considerable depth.”—Brazosport Facts
“Kleypas’s clever pairing of a testosterone-rich hero and a wonderfully endearing heroine gives her latest romance its irresistibly sexy flavor …[a] richly rewarding story of love, commitment, and family.”—Booklist
“Masterfully crafted…extraordinarily real. Readers will be thinking about these superb characters long after closing the pages and rushing out to grab everything Kleypas has ever written.”—Romantic Times BOOKreviews
“Intelligent and gripping…Smooth Talking Stranger is sharp, sexy and will keep you captivated from beginning to end.”—ArmchairInterviews.com
“Filled with charm, wit, and an interesting and adult love story…Kleypas comes out on top again!”—ARomanceReview.com