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Subject: Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas
Date Posted: 4/25/2008 8:51 AM ET
Member Since: 7/17/2007
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Hello,

I just finished this book last night and it about knocked me off my feet.  It was so good I found myself reading it during the commerical breaks of Grey's Anatomy.  Has anyone else read this and what did you think?

Date Posted: 4/25/2008 9:04 AM ET
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I read this book and felt quite depressed by it.  I was really affected by it and couldn't quit thinking about it for days after I finished it.  I had mixed feelings about it at that point because of the way it affected me.  I couldn't decide if I liked it or hated it :-)

I ended up being very disappointed in one particular person, I'm sure you can guess who.

 

Date Posted: 4/25/2008 9:08 AM ET
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Yes I know exactly who you are talking about.  I already went and bought Blue Eyed Devil - the sequel to this book to see what happens next.

Date Posted: 4/25/2008 9:09 AM ET
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I haven't read Blue Eyed Devil yet, but it is on my wish list.  I didn't realize that book was part of the same series. 

Now I really need to read it.

Date Posted: 4/25/2008 9:14 AM ET
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I didn't care for Sugar Daddy. I thought it was boring, but I usually find contemporary romance boring which is why I rarely read it.

Date Posted: 4/25/2008 11:14 AM ET
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I read it with low expectations after some reviews that I read.  I was really surprised.  I loved it and read it again after I finished just in case I missed something. 

But I wonder what the author is going to do to redeem that "certain character".   I think it's doable.

Date Posted: 4/25/2008 12:42 PM ET
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this is totally off topic but... Grey's Anatomy is back?  I missed it.

*checking out Sugar Daddy and ABC online now*

Date Posted: 4/25/2008 1:05 PM ET
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Lol, yes Grey's Anatomy is back...it was a good episode too.  And Bronwyn, my office mate here at work, has read the other book about the "certain character" but won't tell me anything.  But she did say it was good with an evil glint in her eye...lol

Date Posted: 4/25/2008 1:40 PM ET
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Well Emily, let us know how Blue-Eyed Devil measures up.  I want to rush out and buy it but I've made it to #9 on the Wish List and I'm trying to stay on a book budget.  (Failing miserably so far.)  Mmmmmm, prudence vs. instant gratification.  I know which one I have more experience with.

Date Posted: 4/25/2008 2:08 PM ET
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I didn't even look at the wish list.  I saw that there was a sequel and just ran to Borders.  I know all about the failing book budgets --- so does my DH --- he said if my book shelves get any fuller they'll fall through the floor to the basement!!

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 9:30 AM ET
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I am reading Sugar Daddy now and I can't form a big opinion yet because I'm not done, but so far I just keep thinking "get on with it", but I keep reading to see how it's all going to turn out! This book is definitely different from everything else I've read by her.

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 10:11 AM ET
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I was bored with it and put it down.  Now I want to try it again.  Dang it.

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 12:54 PM ET
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I didn't love it. I thought it was just OK. I will give Blue-Eyed devil a shot though.

Date Posted: 4/27/2008 11:28 PM ET
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I just read Blue-Eyed Devil last week and LK sure redeemed that "character". I just wished the book was in that character's narrative instead. Parts of the book can be depressing but at the end, it was all well.

Date Posted: 4/28/2008 8:22 AM ET
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I've never read a Kleypas.  I guess I'll start with this one unless someone recommends something else.

Date Posted: 4/28/2008 8:24 AM ET
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I would recommend her Wallflower series first. Sugar Daddy isn't a typical Kleypas. She usually writes regency novels.



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Date Posted: 4/28/2008 3:12 PM ET
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I enjoyed Sugar Daddy and was surprised by how different it was from her historical stuff.  The growing up background was my favorite part.  It kept me going and there were a few surprising twists.  I am looking forward to Blue Eyed Devil.  I am curious as to what is going to happen to "that character".

Date Posted: 4/28/2008 9:36 PM ET
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I've read every single book by this author and must say it was her worst yet.  Maybe my expectations were tad too high but I didn't find anything special about this book.  

I thought the ending was just too rushed with heroine ending up with a guy the readers didnt really know, the guy we fell in love with actually turns into a jerk.. it was in a word, a mess.  Sorry to say I won't be getting the Blue Eyed devil, wish she would just go back to writing historicals. 

Date Posted: 4/28/2008 9:48 PM ET
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I finished Sugar Daddy yesterday, and for anyone wanting to try a Kleypas book, don't use this to measure it by. It's WAY different from anything else I've ever read by her...I LOVED Devil in Winter! I will go on to read Blue-Eyed Devil soon, but I'm a little peeved with the first guy (ya'll who read it know who) and I'm not ready to forgive him yet:)