Crystal Cove

Crystal Cove

by Lisa Kleypas
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Crystal Cove by Lisa Kleypas

ONE WOMAN WHO HAS BEEN CURSED NEVER TO FIND LOVE . . .

ONE MAN WITHOUT A SOUL WHO WANTS HER MORE THAN LIFE ITSELF . . .

THEY MEET IN A SMALL ISLAND TOWN IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, WHERE MAGIC IS IN THE AIR AND FATE IS A FORCE TOO POWERFUL TO DEFY. . . .

In New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas's Crystal Cove, Justine Hoffman has made a comfortable life for herself on the island of Friday Harbor. She is the proprietor of a successful boutique hotel, and she has the safe, predictable life she has always wanted. Growing up with her flighty, nomadic mother, Marigold, has instilled in her a deep longing for stability. But in spite of everything Justine has achieved, there is still something missing. Love. And after years of waiting and dreaming, she is willing to do whatever it takes to change her destiny.

What Justine soon discovers is that someone cast a spell on her when she was born, with the result that she will never find her soul mate. Determined to change her fate, Justine finds a way to break the enchantment, never dreaming of the dangerous complications that will follow.

And when Justine meets the mysterious Jason Black, she accidentally unleashes a storm of desire and danger that threaten everything she holds dear . . . because Jason has secrets of his own, and he wants more from her than fate will ever allow.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250011756
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Series: Friday Harbor Series , #4
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 635,443
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author


Lisa Kleypas is the Award-winning author of more than thirty novels, including A Wallflower Christmas, Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor, and Love in the Afternoon. Her books are published in twenty-five languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband and two children.

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Crystal Cove 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 160 reviews.
Readerofmany More than 1 year ago
I normally can't put down a Lisa Kleypass book; having said that, I had to make myself finish this book. The character development is weak and the plot is weaker. It's almost as if she tried to mix ingredients from "Beautiful Creatures" with "50 Shades of Gray" and brought none of the Kleypass magic. It’s as if she didn't write it at all- it is as far from the Friday Harbor characters as was that horrible "Christmas with Holly" Hallmark movie. There are no mentions of the other characters from the previous books, which is completely off character for this author with her other series books. I was so looking forward to more of Alex & Zoe, and hoping she would even pull in Sam & Lucy (since Lucy is Justine's bff) and then maybe even Mark & Maggie. No such luck. Alex & Zoe get a couple of sentences. Instead, the reader is subjected to supernatural and people-born-without-a-soul nonsense. As if that is even possible... if your target audience is American women with a romantic notion, then taking away the concept of SOUL MATES is not the way to have them buy more of your books. This book will definately impact whether I purchase another Kleypass novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love reading Lisa Kleypas books. Crystal Cove was very hard to get into. The 2 main characters did not connect for me. In the past I have read her books over and over but not this book. I felt that the "spell" just kept getting tossed back and forth with no meaning. There was just too much magic for me. If you enjoy magic then you will enjoy this book. Still waiting on Joe Travis's story. Smooth Talking Stranger is still one of my very favorite books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not worth it. I discovered this author last month and enjoyed the first three books in this series. I preordered the fourth, Crystal Cove because I loved the characters and story line. Well Crystal Cove is awful. Ms Kleyas seems to have decidec to sell books it had to mimic 50 Shades of Disgust. Don't waste your money.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the first three books of the Friday Harbor series, but not this one. I liked the off beat personality of Justine in the other books. She did not seem like the same character in this story. How she would let a man tell her, during sex, she'll take what he gives her, even though he is hurting her. Jason is just not a likable man. He is controlling, selfish, and arrogant.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a great disappointment. I do wish authors would stop trying to emulate the Fifty Shades books.
RubyNC More than 1 year ago
I have read the other Friday Harbor Series Books. I liked both, but this one I have had a hard time finishing. It really is a disappointment. If this had been the first of the series I would not have read the others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not connect with characters. For the firt time, I could put this book down and walk away without wondering about the charscters ending.
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
4.5 STars ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog “Once I started, I was compelled to turn the pages and know what happened next.” ~Under the Covers I’ve said this before, but it bears repeating. Lisa Kleypas has a way with words. The ease of her writing is astonishing every single time. She can truly write a novel that flows almost effortlessly and draws you in until you are living and breathing in her world. CRYSTAL COVE was no different. I devoured this book in less than 24 hours. Once I started, I was compelled to turn the pages and know what happened next. Other than the beautiful writing and sweet storylines that she’s always known for, CRYSTAL COVE has again an amazing set of characters. Justine is a spunky heroine that believes love is out of her reach. But truly there is a curse in her family and the men they fall in love with are destined to die. So she’s preferred to stay alone. Better NOT to have loved and than lost. And Jason is the typical millionaire that is so popular nowadays in romance books. He’s all powerful, has all the money in the world, lives a very methodical lifestyle where everything goes according to his wishes, and …. he also has a dark secret. “The fissure of a crescent moon gleamed white and clear like a claw mark in the sky. A night made for magic.” CRYSTAL COVE is also a bit different from the rest of the series in that Ms. Kleypas does delve into the paranormal and magical aspects that were previously just hinted at or where not the main focus of the story. Although, ultimately, this is a story about Justine and Jason, this is also very much so about magic for both of them. In the previous books that was less prominent. However, being a reader of paranormal, I didn’t have a problem with the deeper exploration of these topics. Another surprise in this one was the addition of some BDSM. To be quite honest, that’s the main reason this book didn’t get a 5 star review for me. I read BDSM normally, it just didn’t quite work to where it needed to be for Kleypas. It didn’t feel like real BDSM, it just felt like she wanted to put the characters in that position and then didn’t know how they should act once they were there. Yes, he ties her up and all that. And yes, this makes sense with his character because he is very controlling in every other aspect of his life. I’m just not sure if BDSM works for Lisa Kleypas. Ultimately, I couldn’t wait for that scene to be over and done with so they could get back to more sexy loving. And this book did have quite a bit of hot, sexy loving. This may not be my favorite book in this series, I still think nothing can compare to DREAM LAKE, but it was definitely a great addition and it has me wanting LIGHTNING BAY that much more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is extremely well written...no problem there. I just couldn't get into it. When they started doing the witchy curse stuff, I just put it away. Sorry. I've been in Friday Harbor on these islands and I guess the place interested me more than the story. Didn't throw it away though. Maybe later.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the other books in this series; however, was very disappointed with this book. It was all I could do to get through this one, as if had not purchased this Nook Book probably would have passed and stopped before half through. Basically about casting spells, and meeting the mysterious Jason Black. Loved the other characters in past books; however, this one was not my style and would not recommend. It would take a great book for me to go back to this author. Very boring!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was not the standard Lisa Kleypass book, but I thought it was outstanding!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series, but this is my least favorite of all the books so far, but still a great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the third book in the series. It was good but I think the other two were more enjoyable. Lisa Kleypas is a good author, I have read a few of her books and I will lookfor more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not as good as other books by same author. Strange but interesting.
krazymama_98 More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Lisa Kleypas. I like her writing. This is not a case of horrible writing. Or even a horrible story. Not at all. If it were a stand alone book, likely it would be a 4-5 star. But I also likely would not have read it. The story is filled with hard core witches, magic, spells, deeply unstable family relationships. The series has had ''magic'' throughout. But it was more like fairy tale magic. It was not damaging. Dangerous. Life threatening. So it is pretty harsh to find yourself going from the love and family of the friday harbor series and then find yourself here. I dont understand how this book winds up here. But I am incredibly disappointed. I feel like a reader being used as an experiment. "Lookie here, we got ourselves a successful series going. But how about we mix things up?? Like throw a book in that has nothing in common with the rest of the series. There is going to be almost no happiness. No future. Only animal like attraction. A main character that has no soul. Literally. Another main character that has one person after another in her life that lies to her. And uses dangerous, unpredictable, powerful magic spells to control her. To direct her life. Always in the name of love. The happy ending is marginal. Now doesnt that sound exactly like a Lisa Kleypas story her fans are looking for?" I hate doing 3 stars. I do not do it lightly. And I seriously even thought about doing no review atI am a fan of Lisa Kleypas. I like her writing. This is not a case of horrible writing. Or even a horrible story. Not at all. If it were a stand alone book, likely it would be a 4-5 star. But I also likely would not have read it. The story is filled with hard core witches, magic, spells, deeply unstable family relationships. The series has had ''magic'' throughout. But it was more like fairy tale magic. It was not damaging. Dangerous. Life threatening. So it is pretty harsh to find yourself going from the love and family of the friday harbor series and then find yourself here. I dont understand how this book winds up here. But I am incredibly disappointed. I feel like a reader being used as an experiment. "Lookie here, we got ourselves a successful series going. But how about we mix things up?? Like throw a book in that has nothing in common with the rest of the series. There is going to be almost no happiness. No future. Only animal like attraction. A main character that has no soul. Literally. Another main character that has one person after another in her life that lies to her. And uses dangerous, unpredictable, powerful magic spells to control her. To direct her life. Always in the name of love. The happy ending is marginal. Now doesnt that sound exactly like a Lisa Kleypas story her fans are looking for?" I hate doing 3 stars. I do not do it lightly. And I seriously even thought about doing no review at all. But after much thinking, I decided to go ahead. all. But after much thinking, I decided to go ahead.
LollyReads More than 1 year ago
A bit disappointing after the good reviews I read. The first 2 books in the series had only light touches of magic but this one was over the top. The end was predictable.
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Is on
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J.ared please come back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He as a massive bump in his shorts and he starts to tie up the girl
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Happywitch More than 1 year ago
It was was different... But, I really enjoyed it. With each book in the series she added a little more magic or the supernatural. So, this wasn't too crazy! She is a great author &amp; I scan read anything she writes. Like all of them it drew me in &amp; had me cheering &amp; crying with them.
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