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.
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.
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.