Book Review: Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas

"Why was love so easy for some people and so hard for others?”
Excerpt from: Lisa Kleypas,Sugar Daddy

Millions of readers have been captivated by Lisa Kleypas' ferociously enticing books. With Sugar Daddy, she now tells a tale featuring some of her most memorable characters.

Two males, one female. A decision with profound consequences. A lady you'll support at every turn. You won't soon forget this love story.

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?

My reaction to the novel...
I couldn't say anything after reading this superb book. Even though I don't often read romance novels, this one made me smile. Let me start by describing why I decided to read this particular book. I'm looking through my eBook collection, and I'm not sure. I tend to read books depending on how I'm feeling at the time, so finding this one was just a coincidence.

When I began reading Blue-Eyed Devil, I thought it would be a thriller; however, it turned out to be a romance novel and the second book in the Travises Series, so I went in search of the first book, Sugar Daddy. I was first hesitant to read it because of the title and the fact that I dislike romance. However, I made the decision to give this book a go.

It's an easy book to understand and read. I thought it's hilarious how the author was able to portray Liberty, the main character, and her life story. Due to the author's really effective narrative, I felt Liberty's loneliness, problems, and longing for the things she desired in life as well as her happiness and love for her sister, giving me the sensation that I knew Liberty very well. I had the impression that Liberty and I were getting ever-closer as I read about her life.

Although I don't know much about Texas, this novel made me feel as though I could experience what it's like to live there. As I watched cowboys and cowgirls perform in the arena, I also envisioned myself scorching in the July sun. It's quite exciting.

Oh, the romance! Every time I read, a smile comes to my face. You'll be curious to learn more about their story because they are so wonderful. How strong love can be, and how beautiful each character is. I just tend to want more and more of them. One of the novels I regard to be among my favorites. I heartily urge everyone to read it, especially lovers of romance who want to give it a try.

My Overall Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐✨
"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 exciting and frightening, much like meeting a stranger in real life. Many people come into our lives as complete strangers at first, but as we get to know them, we can discover that we want to find out more about them and build a stronger relationship with them.

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

This is entirely right... Sometimes when we want for something or someone, we are dissatisfied because we do not receive what we desired. After some time, though, we will realize that what we want already exists, just in a different form. All we need to do is learn to appreciate and to open our eyes.

"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 can't pretend to be an expert in dating because I've only had a few dates, but the statement from this book also grabbed my attention, so 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 identify to the circumstance in which they have a tremendous desire for something that is also exceedingly tough to attain, but they gradually forget about it as life moves on. Then, when life surprisingly grants them the things they had hoped for, they abruptly realize they didn't want them at all.

"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.”

Personally, I like this the best. It truly affected me, so I read it out to myself multiple times in front of the mirror. I cried. I cried because this is how I truly feel. It's important to never give up expecting that you won't encounter problems that are beyond of 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.  I adore this excerpt even if it makes me sad. It's sad and truthful, all at once.


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