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Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas
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Feb 28, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: contemporary-fiction, romance
Read from February 28 to March 06, 2012

I generally love Lisa Kleypas, although I have traditionally been an historical romance reader and am only recently beginning to explore contemporary. This was a case of a clash between my expectations and reality. I was expecting a standard contemporary romance with lots of drama and some humor. What I got instead was a book that broke a lot of my standard expectations for romance and sometimes made me uncomfortable. This is actually much more in line with women's fiction or a coming-of-age story because most of the story is about Liberty trying to make it through life on her own. She spends most of the book pining for her childhood love - or at least the ideal of him. It is not until the last 1/5th of the book that she meets the actual hero and then struggles with her childhood dreams and expectations. Also she spends some serious time kissing someone other than the hero which is generally a no-no and did annoy me quite a bit. Overall, I had very mixed feelings about this book. I liked Liberty and enjoyed her struggle to dig out of poverty, although this was undermined somewhat by the occasional financial and political assistance of a rich fairy godfather. I also very much liked Gage the hero. But I joined Liberty in her emotional struggle between two men and I wasn't really happy about it. So there you have it - this is a very different kind of romance and worth a read but be prepared for some serious reality.
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message 1: by Meagan (new)

Meagan I hate women's fiction dressed as romance. It feels so deceptive.


Jessi Yeah I think I would have enjoyed it more if I knew what I was getting in to. It did have an HEA but I was so annoyed by the end that it didn't do much for me... Still Smooth Talking Stranger, another book in the series is really good (and more traditional romance)


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