Books, Romance

Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas Review

Why was love so easy for some people and so hard for others?”

Excerpt From
Sugar Daddy
Lisa Kleypas
Synopsis from Goodreads

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’ desire or will heartbreak forever 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.

I was speechless after finishing this outstanding novel. I’m not a big fan of romance books, but this one made me smile. OK, let me begin by explaining why I chose to read this work. I’m scanning my eBooks, and I don’t know, I’m the sort of reader that will read the novel based on my mood first, and reading this one was simply a coincidence.

I started reading the first chapter of Blue-Eyed Devil, which I assumed was a thriller, but it turned out to be a romance story and the second novel in the Travises Series, so I went looking for the first novel, Sugar Daddy. Due to the title and the fact that I am not a lover of romance, I first had second thoughts about reading it. Nevertheless, I decided to give this book a try.

It’s a straightforward book to read. I found the way the author was able to depict Liberty, the main character’s life and tale to be quite amusing. I felt Liberty’s loneliness, troubles, and desire for the things she wanted in life as well as her happiness and love for her sister because of the author’s highly powerful storytelling, which gave me the impression that I knew Liberty very well. Every time I read about her life, I felt like I was becoming closer to Liberty day by day.

Despite the fact that I know very little about Texas, this book gave me the impression that I could experience what it’s like to live there. I also imagined myself sweltering in the summer heat while I watched cowboys and cowgirls perform in the arena. It’s extremely thrilling.

Oh, the love story! I find myself smiling every time I read. They are so nice that you will want to hear more of their tale. How powerful love can be, and how lovely each of the characters are. I can’t seem to get enough of them. One of the novels that I consider to be among my favorites. I really suggest it to everyone, especially those who enjoy reading romance books and wish to give it a try.

My Overall Rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Here are some of the quotes that I loved and highlighted from this novel:

A couple of times in your life, it happens like that. You meet a stranger, and all you know is that you need to know everything about him.”

Meeting a stranger may be both exhilarating and scary, much like meeting a stranger in real life. Many individuals enter our lives as strangers at first, but as we get to know them, we may find ourselves wanting to learn more about them and become closer to them.

I discovered life sometimes has a way of giving you what you need, but not in the form you expect.”

This is absolutely correct… Sometimes when we wish for anything or even someone, we feel disappointed because we don’t get what we wanted. However, after a while, we will understand that we already have what we desire in a different form. All we have to do is open our eyes and learn to appreciate.

Dating is like trying to make a meal out of leftovers. Some leftovers, like meat loaf or banana pudding, actually get better when they’ve had a little time to mature. But others, like doughnuts or pizza, should be thrown out right away. No matter how you try to warm them up, they’re never as good as when they were new.”

I have only dated a few people, so I cannot claim to be an expert in dating, but this novel’s quote also drew my attention, which is why I highlighted it.

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

I’m sure everyone can relate to the situation in which they have a strong desire for something that is also extremely difficult to obtain, but they eventually forget about it as life goes on. Then, when life unexpectedly provides them with the things they were hoping for, they suddenly discover they didn’t want them at all.

And last but definitely not the least…

Poor people have few choices in life, and most of the time you don’t think much about it. You get the best you can, and do without when necessary, and hope to God you won’t be wiped out by something you can’t control. But there are moments it hurts, where there is something you want in the very marrow of your bones and you know there’s no way you can have it.”

This is my personal favorite. I read it to myself in front of the mirror several times… It really got to me. I cried. I cried because this is precisely how I feel. You must never stop hoping that you won’t run into difficulties that are beyond your control. You attempted to keep your emotions in check by reminding yourself that you had enough, yet you still desire and need something within your grasp. This excerpt makes me sad, but I love it. It’s both sad and true.

These are the factors that make Sugar Daddy appealing to me, and I believe that you will like reading it and learning more about their tale as well.

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