Title: Brown Eyed-Girl
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Release Date: 2015
Medium: Large Print Hardback
My grade: B
I found this book on a stroll through Ollies, a discount surplus store with a huge book section. I thought the summary on the back looked interesting and got it. My first reaction was surprise at just how huge the large print was. It seemed bigger than the usual large format I’ve seen in the past, but its been awhile so I could have been wrong. I found it actually takes a bit to get used to the different size when you aren’t used to it.
This book apparently is the fourth book in a series about the Travis family. I wasn’t aware of that before I read it, so that might have affected how I read the book. There seemed to be bits that seemed rather shallow and under developed and that might just have been because the assumption was you’ve read the previous three books. The book overall was not bad. The story focuses on Avery, a fashion designer turned event planner who focuses on Weddings. She is a bit guarded due to a really bad break-up and the memory of her father’s tendency to never stay committed. Joe Travis wants to change her mind on relationships, but he can only do so much. With Joe and Sophie (her sister)’s help she ends up finding more confidence in herself and allowing herself to open up and trust others. It does have its clichéd moments, but then what romance novel doesn’t?
I think I may try to read the earlier books and see if it changes my mind on the book. Till then its a good light read.