I had never read anything from this author before and I'm so glad I've discovered her. The best way to enjoy her books is to read them in order. I would recommend starting with this book, Sugar Daddy. Then go on to Blue Eyed Devil and then Smooth Talking Stranger. I'm eagerly awaiting the next book, which I'm hoping will be about the youngest brother. These books are nice, relaxing and enjoyable. If you like romance books, then I think you'll like this series.
Lisa Kleypas has written an unusual contemporary romance with strong characters, an interesting plot, and a vivid setting. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. The only reason it doesn't have five stars is because of the narration. It feels too rushed, and it lacks procity at times, like it's told by a robot on high speed. It's still a worthwhile listen if you can get used to it.
Audio-fiction ADDICT !
One of the good audios I listened to . I stopped reading contemporary romance and been addicted to historical . This book brought me back to contemporary . It was a bit distracting at the first half ofthebook. But it caught up and the second half was amazing.
I always adore incorporation of family ties and paternal emotions and struggles into a story. So I loved Liberty's interaction and struggles to take care other younger sister.
She was a really good narrator !!! I enjoyed her voice for both males and females and also children. She is so animated
I recently fell head-over-heels in love with this auther's historical romances, but few of these have been available on audible, so I decided to give "Sugar Daddy" a try. This book is AWESOME. This auther captures her characters with such a natural and authentic light--I feel like I'm there, and I don't want to leave! I haven't even finished listening to this book for the first time and I'm already looking forward to another go-around.
A better story
Anything but this series
someone that does not have a baby voice
the high school story
just an overall boring tail
This was the second time I experienced this wonderful story and I still like it as much as I did the first time and maybe even a little more. I still remember picking this book up the first time at my local library shortly after its release. I remember looking for something new to read and the bright colors on the cover of this book called to me. I had never heard of Lisa Kleypas but I decided to take that book home with me and give it a try. I fell in love. Liberty's story grabbed me and I was soon telling all of my friends to read this book. I have now read a good portion of the books that Kleypas has written and have enjoyed every one of them but I have a soft spot in my heart for this story - maybe because it was my first.
Since it has been years since I read this book, I decided it was time to listen to the audiobook that I have had sitting in my audible account for quite some time. I must admit that I was not in the love with the narration right away but in the end I really enjoyed Jeannie Stith's narration of the story. She did a fantastic job of giving each character a different voice and I think she was able to show Liberty's voice maturing through the story. I was pulled in the story just as completely during this audiobook listen as I was when I read the book.
This is Liberty's story. I really think that this is a coming of age story more than a romance. Yes, there is romance but the focus of this story is Liberty. The book starts out with Liberty as a young awkward teenager living in a trailer park in Welcome, Texas. She experiences many of the things a typical teenager does - crushes, boyfriends, school, and spending time with friends. Liberty is forced to grow up quickly when tragedy strikes. Instead of giving up, Liberty works hard to find a career and takes her responsibilities seriously. Through her work, Liberty meets Churchill and a friendship quickly forms. She eventually takes a job as Churchill's assistant and moves into his home.
The romance in this book is different in many ways. As you may be able to guess from the cover, there is a love triangle (see there is 2 cowboys and only 1 cowgirl - big clue right there). The romance really comes at the very end of the book and it is intense. The big difference is that Liberty dates others during the course of the story. She doesn't have a lot of boyfriends but she does have a few. She also spends a lot of time thinking about the boy she met back in the trailer park, Hardy Cates. I must admit that I have spent a lot of time thinking about that boy myself. There is just something that I love about Hardy - where was this kind of teenage boy when I was a teenager? Then we finally get to see Liberty fall in love and try to figure things out and I couldn't help but be happy for her. I absolutely love how this story ends.
Lisa Kleypas does a lot of things right in this book. I fell head over heels in love with her characters. The only character that I didn't like in this story was her mother's boyfriends and a couple of the losers that Liberty dated. The pacing of the story was perfect and I found that I had a really hard time putting the story aside. I actually sat on my bed with my headphones one evening because I had to know what happened next, despite the fact that I have read the book before and already knew. This says a lot both about the story and about the narration.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good coming of age story. This story of Liberty Jones is really hard to put down because everything is so vivid. I know that this is a book that I will come back to read again many times in the future.
I read this book a couple of years ago, and recently upgraded the book to the audio version. I throughly enjoyed revisiting this beautiful love story.
very romantic & funny. took a little while to get to the meat of the story, but overall was very sweet