Life is too short to read a bad book.
Saturday, April 12, 2008,10:18 PM
Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas
Just Finished:


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: It’s been awhile since a book grabbed me and wouldn’t let me go until I finished reading it from beginning to end. I opened up Sugar Daddy last night and before I knew it, I’d had 200 pages read. Tonight, I finished it. And it was unbelievable. I loved every minute.

I almost regret that it took me so long to read this. But I, like several others, just didn’t know how to react when I heard Lisa Kleypas was writing a contemporary. But being a Kleypas fan, I wanted to love it. So, I got the hardback from the library last year ~ 3 times and never ended up reading it. And then when it came out in paperback, I snatched it up right away ~ and just now got around to reading it. Almost makes me regret waiting so long. Excellent books don’t come around that often.


Sugar Daddy was amazing. I loved Liberty, her openness, her capacity for love, her tenaciousness when it comes to taking care of her family. I enjoyed her friendship with Hardy and I could completely relate to how her heart broke when he left. When she left Welcome to go to Houston she blossomed. And her paternal-like friendship with Churchill Travis was wonderful ~ especially for a girl who’d never known a father, I especially enjoyed this part of the story.

Gage ~ well, I pretty much figured out who Gage was the minute he and Liberty were introduced. I enjoyed the passion of their relationship ~ and how deep they seemed to connect. And just when I was getting giddy at the prospect of their future together, Hardy makes a reappearance.

Verdict: This was Excellent. I enjoyed the whole story and literally could not put it down. I’d definitely recommend it and cannot wait to read Blue Eyed Devil.

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  • At 1:02 AM, Blogger Rosie

    Dev, I enjoyed this one two. I like family saga sorts of stories and really enjoyed following Liberty growing up.

  • At 12:36 PM, Blogger Kristie (J)

    Everything you say *g*
    Like you I had this one for a while before I actually started reading it and when I did, I wondered why I'd taken so long!! And I could really relate to her heartbreak when Hardy left.
    And though part of me was routing for her to pick Hardy, I'm so glad she choose who she did.

  • At 5:23 PM, Blogger Stacy~

    I was so nervous about reading this book, afraid of Julie Garwood syndrome, but I shoulda known better. Lisa did a wonderful job with Liberty and I loved this book. It worked out perfectly.

  • At 8:26 PM, Blogger Isabel

    Oh it is out in paperback? I'll have to look for it. Great review! :)

  • At 12:09 AM, Blogger ReneeW

    Oh, I agree 100%. Wasn't it wonderful? I have Blue Eyed Devil but haven't cracked it open yet (still kinda pissed at Hardy) but everyone is raving about that one too so I must get busy reading it.

  • At 2:30 PM, Blogger MaryKate

    Sugar Daddy was my favorite read of 2007. So far, Blue Eyed Devil is my favorite read of 2008. I'd be hard pressed to speculate on a book that could knock it out of the running.

    I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I love me some Gage Travis, and even though the book isn't about him, I fell a little harder when he shows back up in Blue Eyed Devil.

    Here's hoping Lisa will write about Jack Travis next. :wink:

  • At 1:22 PM, Blogger Carolyn Jean

    Wow, I cannot wait to read this one.