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 c ...more
5++++ stars – Contemporary Romance
This still remains one of my absolute, all-time favorite books. I especially love the last third of the story (from page 274-418), which I've read countless times. The romance between Liberty and Gage never fails to make me swoon and cry!
I really hope Lisa Kleypas writes Carrington's book one day. And I would love to see this made into a movie!
5++++ stars – Contemporary Romance
Sugar Da ...more
This was once again, a book I would have never picked up had my favorite book pusher not recommend it to me. Thanks, Rachel! When she heard I had never read Lisa Kleypas, she demanded I read this one as soon as possible. I picked up the audio shortly after and was so happy I did! I fell in love with the writing and with Liberty Jones story.
Liberty Jones is a teenager living in a Texas trailer park with her momma. Life takes her through a lot. A baby sister, her momma passing, beco ...more
I've had this book on the TBR pile for years--and I don't know why. I love LK's historicals (she's one of the few historical authors I read), so I don't know what kept me from trying this one. Maybe I didn't have faith that Kleypas could weave her magic with a contemporary as well as a historical? Well was I ever wrong! I thought this book was just wonderful. Yes, there were just a few thin ...more
Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible. The irony of it split my heart open, setting loose more bitter regret than I could bear.
Be aware that my review is a little bit spoiler-ish; nothing major though
About my rating
When you read my review you will ask yourself why I rated this book so high. Well, even though I dislike chick lit I think it wouldn't be fair to give it a low rating. That's a personal p ...more
Liberty Jones, living in a trailer, with her Mom, with no prospects …
She meets Hardy Gates, an older guy, living in the trailer park also. They become friends but he wants OUT of Welcome and he knows if he gets involved with her, that won’t happen.
He leaves town and Liberty has to grow up fast…. Her Mom has another child, Carrington, who Liberty loves, as if she were her own…
It takes place over a number of years…. Liberty takes control of her ...more
Last night I would have given Sugar Daddy more stars. This morning, refreshed and having thought about it, I'll settle for 2 Gage stars.
Seriously! Why was Hardy in this book to begin with? He was barely there for Liberty during her childhood. And he couldn't help scratch her itch. And don't give that I won't be able to leave if I have you nonsense because I don't buy it.
Also, the next book in the series, Blue-Eye ...more
When Sugar Daddy starts out we meet a young Liberty Jones. She is living with her mom, trying to find her spot in world, dreaming about her future and falling in love like any other teenager. She doesn’t have much but she surrounds herself with people that matter knowing that someday her life would be different.
While fluttering through her yo ...more
I still remember when I first saw the paperback was finally out in the bookstore and being so disappointed because yet another one of my favorite HR authors was bowing to pressure and going mainstream. I wasn't reading contemporary romances at the time, so I actually hesit ...more
Lisa Kleypas definitely doesn’t need my crappy little review in order to sell books, so I’ll make this short and sweet and then tell y’all how I ended up arriving terribly late to this party.
Liberty wound up in Welcome, Texas as a kid with her momma and momma’s deadbeat boyfriend. It was in Welcome that she met Hardy – boy next door (and on the wrong side of the tracks) who placed Liberty firmly in the friendzone due to their age diff ...more
“Sometimes life has a cruel sense of humor, giving you the thing you always wanted at the worst time possible.”
I LOVED THIS BOOK! I'm so shocked, I put off reading it for years because of the horrible title. It was so good!!!
First thing everyone needs to know or this book might piss them off, the hero isn't introduced until halfway into the book. Yes there is another man at the beginning and he's wonderful but he has his own book in this series.
Sugar Daddy is about Liberty Jones, ...more
The span of three or four minutes is pretty insignificant in the scheme of things. People lose hundreds of minutes every day, squandering them on trivial things. But sometimes in those fragments of time, something can happen you’ll remember the rest of your life.
I loved this one! From start to finish, loved it all! No doubt it was a little far fetched. But there was actually, a plausible reason for bringing all of these people together. I really liked Liberty. I liked her candid natur ...more
I initially gave this 3-stars but revised it to 4-Stars on second read.
Thoughts on first read (in 2009):
I am a huge fan of Kleypas’ historical romances and was somewhat disappointed in this contemporary story. It read like the life story of Liberty Jones as opposed to a contemporary romance. I did really love Liberty and really felt for her through her hardships, but felt a lot of the things that happened in the first half of the book could have been shorter. Based on the blurb at the back of t
I don't know how to rate this book! I hated the last 15%. HATE.
But I really loved most of it up till then. I loved the way Liberty's life was chronicled from the time she was 14 years old all the way through her 20's. I loved the way Kleypas captured the essence of the small town of Welcome, Texas, and the artful way she painted ...more
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 i ...more
So close and yet so far from being awesome.
I can't understand why the author made us read half of things while depriving us of details that were relevant to the story. I did like the storytelling, even the story itself wasn't bad. But I was never really emotionally invested - both heroes and both of their relationships with the heroine were portrayed super superficially. In the end, the heroine picked the right guy (though I can't say for sure because not enough details). He's a saint, ...more
Liberty has decided she is destined to be an old maid. Her life changes when two men want her affection.
"I'm thinking how thankful I am for everything even the bad stuff. Ever...more
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I read this in 2013 while going through a Huge Health issue. I had discovered Romance and Lisa Kleypas and fell hard for her crafting, her ability to capture you from the first page and wrap you up in a story that wouldn't let go. Her characters held my hand and made everything better- I came through the other side and Lisa Kleypas along with Tiffany Reisz, Alessandra Torre, C.D. Reiss, and many others contributed.
Kleypas has given me hours and hour ...more
Amazing! :D Kleypas really knows how to do it.
I know without a doubt this man loves me for exactly who I am. No conditions, no limits. That’s a miracle too. In fact, every day is filled with ordinary miracles. You don’t have to look far to find them.
You know how sometimes you look back at simpler times and realize how all the shit in your life was actually necessary and good? How all those things that you went through were part of this bigger plan and brought you to this moment and maybe ...more
Before I get to the really nasty part of the review, I’ll touch on the story and characters, etc. Our main character is Liberty Jones, a girl from the tra ...more
Frankly, I thought I would be forcing myself to plow through a Danielle Steel-esque type of soap opera.
But I found that I was pleasantly surp ...more
Did this book bore me ?
Yes,the first 50% of the book did,with so many unnecessary details of the lead protagonist's childhood.Before you all go yelling at me with (SHOUTEY CAPITALS),let me just take a moment to explain what I meant.
I get that it's important at times,to go in depth into a character's past to understand them as individuals and what really makes them choose the things,that they choose.
But that DOES NOT mean I want to read he ...more
For the first 200 pages (and yes, the book has like 312 pages) i was constantly checking at the cover image of my e-book, wondering if i'd somehow screwed up the purchase and was reading some story from the wrong author. I'm a recently initiated Lisa Kleypas' lover, but i think i've come to know her style, but to me, 3/4 of the book was an awful narrative experience, with lots and lots of pages of over descriptive chapters telling us the struggles Liberty had t ...more
Liberty makes friends with a tough, sexy older boy named Hardy, from the local neighbourhood, whom she meets when she is almost fifteen. They form a lovely, deep friendship. As they mature, both of them want more. But Hardy wants to ...more
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