Sugar Daddy

Sugar Daddy

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.

So I decided that since I reviewed Smooth Talking Stranger, It would only be fair for me to do the same for Sugar daddy, the first book in the series. I read Lisa Kleypas’s historical romances before I ever read her contemporary, so I knew I loved the lady a long time ago. Then I read Smooth Talking Stranger, and naturally I wanted more of her contemporary. But, ironically, when I bought Sugar Daddy–On one of my thrift store book hunts–I did not even realize what I was buying. The title totally put me off and there was no jacked–I have the hard cover–but I couldn’t put it back since it was a Lisa Kleypas, and as I said, I am in love with the lady.

My Review

How many stars: 4 1/2

Main Characters:  The main characters, which from the summary you might have deduced the fact there are three, are Liberty, Hardy and Gage.  I can tell you this from now, Liberty and I were not very good friends. Liberty made me like her, love her, then she pissed me off–though I can understand her situation–and then she let me like her, then she royally pissed me the hell off, but we ended on loving terms. I cant really place her as one thing, since she was much more. Hardy, I loved, but the vibes were off. Gage, I love. Hands down! He was rock solid to me, and I don’t know why since his first, second and third impressions were for Shiitake Mushroom.

Story: The story, though told in more of an autobiography style, was very interesting from start to finish. The story is about Liberty, from where she started to where she is now. The story flow was good, and I only experienced a lull because I wanted to stop being in her past.

Would I re-read: I would definitely reread. Well I have :).

Improvements: There really is only one improvement that I think would have seriously given this book the other half of that star for me, and its more couple time. Yeah the book is great, but I don’t think Liberty and Gage spent nearly enough time together. I felt that they met and then it was over, in just a snap of the finger. Way too short for my liking. He needed some more story time, to really show just how awesome he really was.

Topping: This was a very enjoyable frappuccino for me. It had light whip, a very good amount of extra caramel, though there wasn’t any on the sides 😦 so I had to stir it.


Smooth Talking Stranger

It would be absolutely inexcusable of me if I didn’t review one of my favorite novels ever. I would be depriving the world of not only my humble opinion, but also the man that makes this book so darn unforgettable. I say unforgettable because not only can I not forget about him, but also because I have no other words that i can use to show his awesomeness. Or maybe I should say the authors awesomeness? Who knows.

Smooth Talking Stranger

A Billionaire playboy, and all-around ladies’ man, Jack Travis has a reputation as big as the state of Texas. He drives too fast, lives too hard, and loves too many women to count.

In her advice column, and her love life, Ella Varner is always practical. So when she’s left holding her reckless sister’s baby, she decides to ask Jack Travis to take a paternity test.

Ella is instantly struck by Jack’s bold good looks and easy charm–but she’s not falling for his sweet talk. This big sexy tomcat needs to take responsibility for his actions, and Ella’s making him stick to his word. Now if she can only ignore the unspoken attraction that smolders between them..

Now if that doesn’t say it all….I guess I still have to convince you. To think I wasn’t going to buy this book. Well it sure showed me. 7.99 plus tax, which is about 8.47. So, all in all, 8 dollars and forty seven cents well spent.

My Review

How many stars: 5

Main Characters: Main characters, Jack Travis and Ella Varner, redefine the meaning of three dimensional characterization. Oh My Gosh, I still feel like going to Texas and finding them and their little Luke to see if they are still living happily ever after–not that I have any doubt. I just want to meet ’em and the whole Travis Clan.

Story: The story is great from beginning to end. I cant get over how good it is. Its so uncomplicated, and very real. The main charcter’s, well mostly Ella, just ticked me off a bit. I couldn’t stop yelling “don’t push Jack away.” Its a great read. I did not want it to end.

Would I re-read: Yes!! I reread it when I can anyways. But yes, Its so good to revisit this book. I’ve reread it numerous amount of times, and its still not boring.

Improvements: Gosh, this book doesn’t need anything. I cant even say I wish it were longer, because I got a really good ending. The ending was just so fitting–it was perfect.

Topping: I cant even describe how perfect of venti frappuccino this book is. And I have had a really perfect frappuccino before. It’s the perfect venti frappuccino made by a charismatic hot guy–who knows how to give great customer service and no, not in a perverse way. And don’t be pessimistic, I can attest to this, because it happened to me before.