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Sugar Daddy | [Lisa Kleypas]

Sugar Daddy

Liberty Jones has dreams 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. When Hardy leaves town to pursue his plans, Liberty soon finds herself under the spell of a billionaire tycoon.
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Publisher's Summary

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 heart's desires?....

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.

©2007 Lisa Kleypas; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    bluebelle Cache Valley, UT USA 07-17-12
    bluebelle Cache Valley, UT USA 07-17-12 Member Since 2008

    When I clean, drive or exercise I listen to romance. The steamier the better but it must have a great story as well!

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    "A Terrific Read!"

    I was not expecting much of this book, maybe an easy romance. I was surprised of the depth of emotion that it contained! The story rhythm reminded me of reading a diary, so much information is given. It takes a while for the romance to really begin, it was about 2/3 of the way through before things started heating up. The story it's is amazing however, I was thoroughly enthralled by the life experience Liberty has at such a young age. I loved the relationships that she has formed and how she handles love lost and found. Truly an amazing book!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    NanaMeryl Ocala, FL 12-16-09
    NanaMeryl Ocala, FL 12-16-09 Member Since 2008

    11th/12th Grade Reading Teacher Love reading and love listening to audio books in my car.

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    "Light Entertainment"

    The men in this series are too hunky for words. This is the kind of lignt, no-brainer books I love to "read." It's a little hard to get used to having the love/sex scenes read to me, but I'm lerning to deal with it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Stacy9203 Forest Lake, MN 10-31-11
    Stacy9203 Forest Lake, MN 10-31-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Makes me wish I was in Texas & had me a cowboy"

    Can Lisa Kleypas write or what?! The woman puts other authors to shame in this novel. If you???re looking for a classic romance you???re in the wrong section. However, this book only gets bonus points for bringing the reader through the journey of a woman???s life so that not only are you emotionally invested in the story, but you truly understand the decisions she makes when deciding between her two alternate endings. To say it???s one of the best books I???ve read would be an understatement. The narrator performs an authentic Texas accent (coming from a born & raised Texan - that???s sayin??? somethin???) and really does the book justice. Can???t go wrong ??? buy-on-with-your-bad-self. It???s well worth the credit.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    L.D. Lebanon, TN, USA 01-30-10
    L.D. Lebanon, TN, USA 01-30-10 Member Since 2009
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    "LOVED it! Follow with "Blue-eyed Devil""

    I have listened to this book twice. Loved the story line and characters. Follow these characters in "Blue-Eyed Devil". What a wonderful sequel to Sugar Daddy. Buy it!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 08-05-12
    CAROLYN newark, New Jersey, United States 08-05-12 Member Since 2010

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    "Alas, not up to her usual standards"

    Lisa Klypas can do no wrong for me and I usually listen to her Historical Romances so I was surprised and excited to see her delve into another era. Unfortunately I was disappointed - most of part 1 was taken up with too much of Liberty's childhood and love for Hardy that it became boring then suddenly at the end we meet Gage and the story seemed to speed up and then finish. You could actually just listen to part 2 only and nothing much would be lost.

    Narrator was just too young, which was fine at the beginning for the age she was but not all the way through.

    Message to LK the saying "if it ain't broke then don't try to fix it" applies - you had a winning formula and it didn't need fixing.

    Worth a credit? I liked the end so, for that it would be a Yes - but for the whole book then I'd have to say No keep your credit (and I thought I'd never say that about a LK book !).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Champaign, IL, United States 01-18-11
    Sarah Champaign, IL, United States 01-18-11

    Mom, cupcake froster at local gourmet shop, and avid listener to books while doing said frosting or housework. True audiobook addict!

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    "Great Author, Good book"

    Lisa Kleypas quickly became one of my favorite romance writers after listening to this book. This book has a mixture of difficult topics, sadness, and joy. Great book all around.

    Make sure to "read" _Blue Eyed Devil_ which is the follow up to this book - great book as well!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Thomas Memphis, TN 08-23-10
    Donna Thomas Memphis, TN 08-23-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Typical, but Very Enjoyable"

    This is the first book by Lisa Kleypas, I think. I enjoyed it so much, good story line. I went right on and purchased the next book in this series, Blue Eyed Devil and will get third installment as well, but no historicals. I always want to know what happened to characters in the first book as well as the books following. I did not think I was going to enjoy the narrator in Sugar Daddy, but she turned out to be good. I was reading reviews under Blue Eyed Devil--some were not to pleasing; I am hoping she does not disappoint me. Narrators can make or break a book. No matter, I do enjoy Ms Kleypas' writings.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Camille Beavercreek, OH, United States 07-05-10
    Camille Beavercreek, OH, United States 07-05-10 Member Since 2007
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    "3.5 Stars"

    Sugar Daddy was an ok book. I enjoyed Liberty and the way the book took us through her growth. I just wish Gag would have shown up earlier in the story. The narrator was ok...just a little too high pitched. However, Blue-Eyed Devil(next book in the series) more than made up for this slow moving story. It's narrator and story were wonderful!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 05-19-10
    Wilhelmina Orlando, FL, United States 05-19-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Sugar Daddy"

    I enjoyed the story. The second half was better more because it moved faster. The first part was way too detailed. Enjoyabe...like a good B movie. Reader's voice was way too high...good for child's voice but couldn't pull off mature voice.
    Wilhelmina

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    LeftyMom North Carolina 01-17-10
    LeftyMom North Carolina 01-17-10 Member Since 2007

    leftymom

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    "Excellent!"

    This is the first book of a series and I loved it. The narrator is great and the story even better. It is so well written that you can really get a feel of who each character is and how they lived their lives. I have listened to all of them and I can say the story of Liberty and Gage is the best. Don't miss it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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