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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (15,071 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lisa Kleypas Narrator: Emily Durante Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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Smooth Talking Stranger is one of those books that shows how two totally different lives, in different worlds, with opposite personalities, can collide and create chaos.

Ella Varner has it all together. In fact she has it so together she solves other people's problems in her advice column. Everything in her life is responsible, intentional, and planned. That is, until a baby comes along. The baby isn't even hers. It belongs to her sister, Tara, who decided motherhood wasn't for her, and left him with her mother. Her mother decided Ella was the best one to deal with the infant, since a grandchild would definitely inhibit her social schedule. Ella decides to attack this problem with her usual practicality and travels to Houston to take control.

Jack Travis' reputation precedes him and everyone in Houston knows him as a wild, wealthy real estate developer. When Ella shows up demanding a paternity test from him, he wants to run the other way, but there's something in her that intrigues him. Likewise, Jack doesn't fit the image she had of him in her mind, and she's surprised by her attraction to him.

As the two work out the details of who is going to care for the baby, Ella starts to care for little Luke, and is quickly growing attached to him. At the same time, things are heating up between Ella and Jack, yet love and trust doesn't fit into her nice, neat, ordinary life. Can she open herself to being in relationship that might stretch her beyond her usual boundaries?

Lisa Kleypas, former Miss Massachusetts, started writing novels during her summer vacations while attending Wellesley College. Her parents agreed to let her finish a manuscript after graduation before looking for a job in her field of political science, and she ended up selling the book immediately. From that time on, she has been writing both historical and contemporary romance novels. She lives in Washington with her husband and two children.

He answers to no one... No one has ever truly touched Jack Travis's heart or soul...until Ella Varner comes along. She appears one day on his doorstep with fury in her eyes and a baby in her arms. Her troubled sister is the mother and, according to Ella, Jack Travis is the father. But when Ella demands that Jack take responsibility for the first time in his life, he ends up taking much more than that.... She trusts no one.... Ella Varner is responsible and controlled. Her childhood taught her that love is fleeting and best avoided. That is, until baby Luke appears on her doorstep after her reckless sister, Tara, abandons him. What Luke needs now is stability, and Ella's determined to do what is best for him. As her bond with the helpless child grows stronger every day, Ella goes to Houston in search of the father. What she finds there will change her life forever... And when things heat up between these two, the time for talking is long gone... Lisa Kleypas lets the sparks fly once again in a novel featuring the larger-than-life Travis family. Full of sizzling sensuality and undeniable heart, her storytelling will grab hold of you from the very beginning. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 2/18/2014

    " BEST in series! Love LK, Jack, Ella ~real "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tia B | 2/12/2014

    " I'd recommend this, I loved this storyline line "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hanne | 1/10/2014

    " This book was ok, but I thought it was too slow paced and I couldn't really get into the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Hadjez | 12/31/2013

    " My first Kleypas book. Romantic and sexy.....leaves you wanting more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine St. Vincent | 12/27/2013

    " Very good but I prefer for Travis Series my fave is Blue-eyed Devil. Luuuuvvvv Hardy Cates..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 12/20/2013

    " I enjoyed the story more than the audio book narration. I'd recommend reading vs. listening to this one. 3 stars for performance, 4 stars for the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katrina | 12/2/2013

    " Such an amazing read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chillsarah | 11/11/2013

    " Love her. She started with historical romance and has now gone onto contemporary. Fast paced, witty, great sex scenes, the whole shebang. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Niratisaya Niratisaya | 10/28/2013

    " Like this one better than the other Travis' story. Thumbs up! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 10/26/2013

    " Great fun! Made me want to read the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oriana | 5/6/2013

    " Very predictable but still a comfy read.:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ali | 4/4/2013

    " Love, love, love this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Silvia | 2/25/2013

    " I really enjoyed the characters in this novel. The story wasn't forced and I found them believeable. The love scenes weren't too overwhelming and belonged with the story. I thought it was sweet and at times humorous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shanrina | 2/12/2013

    " No dip in quality here. I just wasn't as interested in the plot as I was in the others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Clocklin locklin | 2/7/2013

    " I really enjoyed listening to this on tape, while sewing. I want a Jack in my life, also enjoyed that the story took place in my home town Houston. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 12/28/2012

    " Good book. Nothing special. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aizawa Shiori | 8/20/2012

    " sweet story. I love possessive man like Jack "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mo | 7/23/2012

    " Love everything I have read by this author. LOVED JACK! And nice that the heroine wasn't a tall blonde bimbo either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chella | 5/30/2012

    " Really liked this series. Sad to see it end! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Morgan | 1/14/2012

    " When I grow up I want to write first person like Lisa Kleypas. Seriously, it doesn't get better or I have yet to read better. As smooth as thirty year old scotch. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 8/20/2011

    " Well-written. I was expecting more thriller than romance "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kari | 6/1/2011

    " Easy, mindless read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lea Ivy | 5/22/2011

    " writing was effortless, i flew while reading this book. great plot! better than a good read! :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 5/18/2011

    " Lisa Kleypas must have sprinkled crack inbetween the pages of these Travis books because they were so addicting!!! Loved them all! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicci | 5/11/2011

    " This book really surprised me. I'm not usually a fan of modern day romance but I absolutely loved this one.
    I also can not believe that this is Lisa Kleypas, it is soooo different from anything else I've ever read by her. A great find. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina | 4/26/2011

    " The cover and title didn't appeal and it sat on the shelf for a while.
    Turned out i quite enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate | 4/10/2011

    " My goodness, I just love this series! This book, Ella & Jack's book, was so great! I really liked Jack, he was so confident and sure of himself, he knew exactly what he wanted.

    I can't wait for Lisa Kleypas to write her next book about Joe! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emina | 4/8/2011

    " I absolutely loved this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amanda | 3/31/2011

    " I loved this book, it was a new take on a Travis Family Romance. "

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