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.
Release date: March 6th, 2007
Published by: St.Martin's Press
Page numbers: 371
It is no secret that I absolutely love Lisa Kleypas books. She writes amazing historical romances and I have fairly enjoyed reading some of her contemporary romances as well. I've read the third book in the Travises series called Smooth Talking Stranger and really loved it so I decided to finally get to Sugar Daddy, which is the first book in the series. Though all these books can be read as standalones.
Firstly, I have to say that Sugar Daddy was a very different read as compared to all of Lisa Kleypas' other books. This is the story of Liberty which starts off from her child hood and then goes on till she finally settles down with the one she loves. Sugar Daddy does have a love triangle but I wouldn't exactly call it a traditional one. The situations are very complicated.
I really liked Liberty. She was a sweet and determined woman who loved her younger sister, Carrington to pieces. Liberty was hard working and was willing to do whatever it took to have a better life for her and her sister. Her thoughts and feelings were very realistic and genuine. The way she falls for Hardy, her first love with innocence and hope was easy to understand. Then years later we see her feelings come alive again for Gage Travis.
What I really liked about Sugar Daddy was the way the love triangle was handled. Hardy and Gage were both really strong characters and they made their presence felt. I loved the way Gage took over for the last 30% or so. Gage and Liberty shared great chemistry and there was this intense connection between them.
The only complaint I have is that I felt Liberty's childhood in Sugar Daddy was very dragged. I would have liked more time in the present but I can see how it was important to show how solid her connection was to Hardy as well. Lisa Kleypas is an amazing author and though Sugar Daddy may not be my favorite, it was still a very good read.