Thursday, September 25, 2008
(Mini) REVIEW: Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas
As you can see from my post previous to this one, having only been reading romance for a few months, I took a big leap out of my newly discovered reading genre of paranormal romance paperbacks when I purchased and read Lisa Kleypas' first contemporary novel, Sugar Daddy--in hardcover no less-- for the mere reason that I had the opportunity to meet Lisa at a booksigning in my local Barnes & Noble. That was back in March 2007, and it turns out that the risk of spending $20 risk and a few hours of time was one of the best investment in books that I've made in a long time.
Sugar Daddy was more than I ever expected out of a contemporary romance about a poor mixed race Mexican American girl named Liberty Jones, who after innumerable losses and struggles that life has thrown her way, finally finds her happily ever after. I think it's a true testament to Ms. Kleypas' talent as a writer and a story teller that I was able to easily connect with and empathize with Liberty--someone seemingly so different from me-- so much so that I felt I was living life vicariously through her for those hours I spent reading this novel. Sugar Daddy is the story of Liberty's emotional journey as she struggles to find herself and the meaning of true love, delivered in richly written novel that shouldn't be missed.