Title: Sugar Daddy

Author: Lisa Kleypas

Series: The Travises #1 (Books are stand-alone)

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Published: March 6th 2007 by St. Martin’s Press

Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★

“Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.”

 

SYNOPSIS:

SHE’S FROM THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS
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.

HE’S THE ONE MAN SHE CAN’T HAVE
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.

WILL THEY FIND THEIR HEARTS’ DESIRES OR WILL HEARTBREAK TEAR THEM APART?
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 REVIEW:

4 of 5 stars to Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas

★★★★

I read this series in random order. I started with Blue-Eyed Devil and loved it but I got curious with how Hardy’s relationship went with Liberty. I understand it now. I’ve always questioned that maybe, Hardy really had romantic feelings for Liberty despite his reassurances to Haven. However, reading about his time in Welcome with Liberty made me realize that while they may have developed feelings for each other, it wasn’t the all-consuming kind. In the end, he left Welcome (and in the process, left Liberty too) because she wasn’t enough and although he did come back years later, he still betrayed her which proved how very little he valued her feelings.

After that betrayal, they couldn’t even be friends because they’ve become completely different people from how they were in Welcome.

Moving on to the actual story, Sugar Daddy was good in a way that I’m emotionally invested to Liberty’s journey. She started her story when she was a teenager so it’s impossible not to root for her. She’s changed so much over the years and grew to become an amazing woman. I commend Kleypas for expertly painting Liberty’s story. There was very little romance but it wasn’t boring in the least. In fact, I like the story not for Liberty and Gage but for the rich characters it has.


 ***cover art: 3/5 stars. Another s0-so cover  but, at least it’s not tacky.***