Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Review: Sugar Daddy - Lisa Kleypas


Liberty Jones has dreams and determination that will take her far away from Welcome, Texas---if she can keep her wild heart from ruling her mind. Hardy Cates sees Liberty as completely off-limits. His own ambitions are bigger than Welcome, and Liberty Jones is a complication he doesn't need. But something magical and potent draws them to each other, in a dangerous attraction that is stronger than both of them. 

When Hardy leaves town to pursue his plans, Liberty finds herself alone with a young sister to raise. Soon Liberty finds herself under the spell of a billionaire tycoon---a Sugar Daddy, one might say. But the relationship goes deeper than people think, and Liberty begins to discover secrets about her own family's past. 

Two men. One woman. A choice that can make her or break her. A woman you'll root for every step of the way. A love story you'll never forget.

My thoughts:
I usually know that yes everything will be all right, but here I was unsure. I knew there would be a HEA, but would I get what I wanted? I just did not know.

The beginning was slow. Yes I know we had to see her grow up in the trailer park, meet first crush Hardy who she can't forget, and get a new sister. But the whole start was moving slowly and then I realized this was more a book about her whole life..to a certain point. Also the title seems misleading, there is no real sugar daddy. Disappointing.

It's more a story about Liberty who is a strong young woman and who wants to make it on her own. She is protective of her sister, has a major crush on Hardy (which I never really got, no sparks there), and we see her grow up and start a life. Also seeing her sometimes unlucky in love, not a lot of romance in this one. Which makes me unsure what to make of the genre, it can't be contemporary romance when there is no romance.

Conclusion:
But when it picked up it picked up and I kept wishing the best for her and when the end came around I was happy.

Cover
Eh

Travis Family #1
Contemporary romance
Hardcover, 371 pages
Published March 6th 2007 by St. Martin's Press
Own


40 comments:

  1. Lisa Kleypas is sometimes a hit and sometimes (definitely more often) a miss for me.I am not sure about this one.

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  2. well.. I haven't read any of her books but I should try, I see her around a lot. I just need to know which one...

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    1. I had trouble with picking one too

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  3. LK is so inconsistent with her books but at least you left wanting the best for her.

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    1. That does not sound so good, inconsistent

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  4. I think I have this on the shelf - I'll get to it someday.

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  5. I have not read this author yet even though I keep meaning to, It seems that her books are really good or they aren't I am glad that you got your HEA. I love your verbose descriptions of the covers they always make me laugh!

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    1. Haha, yes you can say a lot by saying a little ;)

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  6. I have not read her contemporary books.

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    1. And I have not her historical books

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  7. Wow, that's a boring cover.

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  8. Aw, its hard with slow beginnings and the ending where you just aren't sure it is the hea that you wanted.

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  9. I love it when you know you are getting an HEA, but is it the one you want? :) Like that you enjoyed the ending and I'm curious about the genre it would be in as well...

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    1. I will never tell, mowuahahaha, but..nope never tell

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  10. I'm not crazy about that cover either!! The story does sound good and this author is on my TBR list!

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    1. The cover is just so...too many colors

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  11. Thanks for helping me set my expectations. I love Lisa Kleypas so I'd definitely give this one a try.

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    1. I think I would have liked it more with another blurb

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  12. this sounds good and i like that you worried a little.

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  13. I was so disappointed with this book. I do love her historical romances, a lot, but her contemporaries, they just lack for me. I still have not read the next two books in this series, though I bought them 5 years ago or something like that.

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    1. I could read the rest but then I saw what book 2 was about and was all nooo

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  14. Good thing the HEA did come.

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  15. Seems like a satisfying end, glad the HEA worked out! Great review :-)

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  16. This sounds good, I still can't believe I haven't read Lisa Kleypas

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    1. It's a first time for everything

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  17. yeah the cover looks like a lollypop ... ughh

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  18. Not a fan of that cover! Glad to see from the comments that she has some better books.

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    1. This one was good, just...the blurb

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  19. i've never read any of her contemporaries

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