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Review: SMOOTH TALKING STRANGER by Lisa Kleypas

I haven’t read any of Lisa Kleypas‘ historicals but have read some of her contemporary books and love them. Smooth Talking Stranger is my favorite hands down.

Official Summary:

Ella Varner has it all–a successful career as an advice columnist, a handsome boyfriend, and a circle of friends in Austin. When anyone has a problem, Ella knows the answers.

But one night she receives a call that changes everything. And as Ella’s world is turned upside-down, she meets a man who is the opposite of everything she ever wanted . . . a man who will offer her the most irresistible challenge she has ever known . . .

So Many Reads Review:

This is probably one of my all time favorite contemporary romance books. I can’t even count the number of times I have read it. I enjoyed the characters, the story, the plot, everything. I fell in love with Jack and adored Ella. Jack was a strong man who wasn’t afraid to show his emotions and go after what he wanted without playing games.  Not many men are that comfortable in their skin to just lay it all out there like he did.

As for Ella, I loved her devotion to her sister and nephew. She was used to living a “safe” life and not really going outside her comfort zone until Jack came into the picture.  He pushed and challenged her to go after things she never thought she wanted.  It was so fun to watch the transformation in both Jack and Ella.

Ella’s mom was annoyingly humorous and I was glad that Jack was able to put her in her place. Jack’s family made an appearance and was great fun to watch the siblings interact after reading about them in previous books. The ending of this book was perfect and couldn’t have been any better. If you are looking for a fun, Southern, family-oriented contemporary romance story that is both sweet and sexy, I highly recommend Smooth Talking Stranger.

Have you ever changed your life and moved from what you knew was “safe” to take a chance on a new relationship?

2 comments

  1. Edie Ramer

    I thought I’d read this, but now I see that I didn’t. I’ll have to pick it up. Thanks for this!

    My biggest life change was when I decided to be a writer. That was huge.

    1. Amy

      That would be a huge change. I know that if I ever decide to switch careers the scary part will be quitting the day job in favor or embarking on a new journey. 🙂

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