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Smooth Talking Stranger

Smooth Talking Stranger

A Novel

The Travis Family (Volume 3)

Lisa Kleypas

St. Martin's Press


The last Travis brother, Jack, is at center stage in this steamy, sexy novel from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas, Smooth Talking Stranger.

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.

With delicious romantic tension, characters so real they walk onto the page and into your heart, Lisa Kleypas delivers the kind of novel that makes you laugh, love; cry and cheer.

Chapter One

"Don't get," I said as I heard the ringtone of our apartment phone. Call it a premonition, paranoia, but something about that sound severed every comfortable feeling I had managed to stitch around myself.



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The phone rang and it changed her life forever. Her mother wanted her to come to Houston immediately and take charge of the infant son her sister had left behind. Ella was left alone with the child. Her boyfriend would not allow her to bring the child home. With no one to turn to Ella found help from the most unlikely source, millionaire Jack Travis. With her world crashing down around her Ella would have to take a chance and trust a Smooth Talking Stranger.

Praise for Smooth Talking Stranger

“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.” —

“Filled with charm, wit, and an interesting and adult love story...Kleypas comes out on top again!” —

“Simply irresistible.” —


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Lisa Kleypas

Lisa Kleypas is the RITA Award-winning author of many contemporary and historical romance novels, including 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.

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