Despite being a Lisa Kleypas fan for many years (since 2010!), I've always had misconceptions about this b* * * This review may contain spoilers * * *
Despite being a Lisa Kleypas fan for many years (since 2010!), I've always had misconceptions about this book. Until now. I mean come on, the title of the book threw me off. That'll teach me never to judge a book by its title... haha. Although I do actually get why Kleypas decided to title her story that now. I still can't believe it took me so long to read this book since I've read Blue Eyed Devil and Smooth Talking Stranger before and loved it. Better late than never! Alright, time to get this show on the road.
GAGE TRAVIS. You sly devil! He was such a jerk to Liberty in the beginning. However, everything changed the night he had a fever and she decided to go over to his apartment and nurse him back to health. The chemistry between Gage and Liberty was absolutely amazing. I honestly wished Kleypas had focused more on their romance instead of Liberty's entire life, family, and friends. I wouldn't have minded if the book was longer because of that. His love for Liberty was inspiring and I just loved how he claimed her as his once Hardy showed up in her life again. In addition, he was such a sweetheart and I adored his relationship with Carrington, Liberty's sister.
LIBERTY JONES. She was such a strong heroine and I definitely commend her for all the hardships she had to go through. Especially after her mom died and she basically had to become the head of the family and a "mom" to Carrington. Her relationship with Hardy was so... heartbreaking. I hated what he did to her and his betrayal broke my heart and Liberty's. It's been a long time, but I'm sure Liberty forgave him in the sequel? At least, I hope so! I should probably read it.
The ending and epilogue literally had my heart soaring. It was so touching and beautiful! Liberty finally got the family and the ending she had always wished for PLUS the amazing man to boot. All in all, I thought Sugar Daddy was one of the most beautiful books I've ever read and Lisa Kleypas definitely didn't let me down. If you've never ever read any of her books before, shame on you! You should start doing so now! ...more
I have always been a fan of Lisa Kleypas and even though this book was short and was missing the LK magic touch, I still loved it nonethless. It was aI have always been a fan of Lisa Kleypas and even though this book was short and was missing the LK magic touch, I still loved it nonethless. It was a very sweet and enjoyable read and I think that was enough for me! Anyway, Christmas at Friday Harbor is a book about two people from different backgrounds coming together to build a family from one single child and eventually finding love in the outcome. This is definitely a great holiday read and even though I read this book in the summer, I could still feel the 'holiday magic.' Maggie and Mark had their happy ending and now it's time for Sam and Alex! I wonder whose book is the fourth one... possibly Holly? Either way, I think I will be looking forward to them in the future!...more
If you must know, there were quite a few people that I wanted to strangle while reading this book. Two of these people were Nick, Haven's ex husband,If you must know, there were quite a few people that I wanted to strangle while reading this book. Two of these people were Nick, Haven's ex husband, and Vanessa, Haven's boss. God, these two people made me so mad because they kept on abusing Haven in every single way. But nonetheless, they both got the ending that they deserved and I am happy for that! It definitely took me awhile to finally read Blue-Eyed Devil by Lisa Kleypas, and I'm really glad that I did. Even if I did read the series out of order... meh. I must agree with other reviewers that this book seems to be more of a chick-lit then a contemporary romance; but it's all good. Although I didn't exactly find the first person POV comforting at all, sadly. I think the book would have been better if it was either from Hardy's POV or even third person.
Let's talk about the situation that happened to Haven that made me cringe, shall we? Wow, it was definitely one emotional roller coaster of a ride and I congratulate Lisa Kleypas for pulling it off. Throughout the entire book, I kept on thinking that Hardy had some kind of ulterior motive... but apparently that wasn't the case so I was slightly a bit disappointed. Don't get me wrong, I liked him but the relationship between he and Haven just clicked too fast and easy? At times, I felt that Haven was just too innocent and it was frustrating. Their relationship wasn't exactly realistic in my opinion, but I did like the outcome of it because they both had great sparks with each other!
Overall, I did like this book but it wasn't exactly my favorite from Lisa Kleypas-- even if I did give it a 5 star. Sure, the making love scenes were hot and the sexual tension was off the charts... but I loved Smooth Talking Stranger even more. Either way, it was still another great book by this amazing author!...more