In Review: Sugar Daddy (Travis Series #1) by Lisa Kleypas

Posted July 17, 2019 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 2 Comments

In Review: Sugar Daddy (Travis Series #1) by Lisa KleypasSugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas
Series: Travis Series #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: March 6, 2007
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover, 371 pages
How I got it: I bought it!
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon
Reading Challenges: 2019 Tackle My TBR Challenge
My rating:

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.

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.

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.

In Review: My Thoughts

Sugar Daddy, and the rest of the Travis Series, has been on my TBR since shortly after I first fell in love with Lisa Kleypas’ historical romances. I wasted no time scooping them up in hardcover format (99¢ each at the used bookstore, y’all!) and adding them to my shelves. But, as intrigued as I was by them and as many friends had loved them, I just never got around to reading them. Thankfully, my friend Ginger decided to host a buddy read for the first two books and I wasted no time joining in.

One of the biggest compliments I can pay a book is to say it was addicting or unputdownable. It’s been awhile since I had a book capture me quite like Sugar Daddy did. Since I had nearly a month to read the two books, I decided to read three chapters a day and spread it out. That lasted exactly one day. The second day I picked up Sugar Daddy, I read 12 chapters. The third day, I read the entire second half of the book. So much for savoring, huh? ? But I’m not kidding when I say I did not want to put it down once I started. I simply couldn’t get enough of Liberty’s story.

What I don’t want to do is run the risk of spoiling the book for you if you’ve not yet read it, so I’m not going to talk about plots or pairings. I understand now why friends insisted I go into Sugar Daddy blind *and* read the series in the order it was released. This is romance, even if it read at times a little like women’s fiction to me. The romance might not be exactly what I expected, but it was perfect. The story was gripping, the writing rich and indulgent. I literally felt like I was living it right alongside Liberty. Her emotions were my emotions, her experiences my experiences. Sugar Daddy was as much about Liberty’s development as it was the romance and I was there for every single bit of it.

I’m already so excited to start Blue-Eyed Devil. My goal is to wait for the weekend, but I’m not sure I’ll make it that long. I’m in love with the Travises and everyone else in this series.

Favorite Quotes:

A couple of times in your life, it happens like that. You meet a stranger, and all you know is that you need to know everything about him.

“Being afraid’s not always bad. It can keep you moving forward. It can help you get things done.”

“I’d sell my soul to have you. In my whole life, you’ll always be what I wanted most.”

Many times in my life I’ve regretted the things I’ve said without thinking. But I’ve never regretted the things I said nearly as much as the words I left unspoken.

I had experienced sex without love, and love without sex, and now I wanted nothing to do with either of them.

When you’re walking through the darkness, you can’t depend on anything or anyone else to light your way. You have to rely on whatever sparks you’ve got inside you.

About Lisa Kleypas

Lisa Kleypas graduated from Wellesley College with a political science degree. She is a RITA award winning author of both historical romance and contemporary women's fiction. Her novels are published in fourteen different languages and are bestsellers all over the world. She lives in Washington State with her husband Gregory and their two children.

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The rest of the Travis Series?
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