Title: Sugar Daddy (Travis Series #1)
Author: Lisa Kleypas
Release Date: 2007
Medium: Kindle E-book
A few weeks ago I reviewed a book called Brown Eyed Girl. I found out later that the novel was in fact the last book in a four book series about the Travis Siblings. The first book in the series was Sugar Daddy and was focused on Liberty Jones, a woman who grew up poor and ended up having to raise her baby sister. She gets torn between her first love – Hardy Cates, and the man she has started falling for – Gage Travis.
I like this book better than Brown-Eyed Girl because it seems to have more details and more consistent pacing. Liberty’s story has a strong backstory. I had to admit I found the fact that Gage didn’t show up till about 2/3 thorugh the story odd for a romance, but it put more emphasis on it being Liberty’s story. She’s the narrator (and its in first person) and the story is more about her moving on. Given the information in the ‘description’ I thought both Gage and Hardy would have showed up more then they did.
Reading this novel was helpful in improving my thoughts on Brown-Eyed Girl simply because some of the information I found lacking in that novel gets explained in this one (and the two others). So while each book can stand its own, its a good idea to read the series in order to get the full story.
Final Grade: B+