Tuesday, June 23, 2009
A Wellesley grad and daughter of a Houston energy baron, Haven Travis is an unlikely romantic heroine until her brief but ardent encounter with a man who turns out to be Hardy Cates, the East Texas roughneck from Sugar Daddy who worked his way up from poverty and then outmaneuvered the Travis clan in a business deal. Haven's engaged to Nick Tanner—a man her dad thinks is unfit for her—and though she and Hardy have a charged interaction, she elopes with Nick, and her father cuts her off. Nick turns out to be a bad guy, and a beaten and bruised Haven returns to Houston, where Hardy's still at odds with her family. Their passion proves as fervent as ever, but demons from Haven's recent past—as well as strife with her family and troubles at work and in bed—stand in the way.
Did she really do it again...did she REALLY put out ANOTHER...BETTER book! HECK YES SHE DID!
You met Hardy the roughneck boy from Texas in Sugar Daddy. Hes a self made millionaire who has a past not only with Southern Belle Liberty but with the Travis's. This "past" puts Haven Travis totally out of reach for Hardy. But when Haven gets out of an abusive marriage with her college love Nick somehow she ends up into the arms of the man her family hates the most...HARDY CATES! Can Hardy help Haven heal from her wounded past? Will Haven be able to totally let go of her ex-husband Nick...will Nick let her let go? And will Haven ever be able to trust the man her family despises?
Wow...WOW! Luvs it! This book was awesome. You know I really love Sugar Daddy and in my head I was thinking "I don't know if Lk will be able to top this one" but wow was I ever wrong!
First off you got to meet Haven Travis. I loved how Haven wasn't really moved by her fathers money. She was her own person and didn't care if she was rich or poor. She went to college and didn't really expect any handouts. And OH I hated her husband Nick. He was such an abusive (excuse my lang) bastard! OMG he was making her go by her middle name and that totally pissed me off. I think Liberty had it right when she said that he was basically trying to erase her.
Hardy...OH HARDY!!! You know one of the best things in Sugar Daddy is how LK came about outing Hardy and what he did. (Don't want to put any spoilers out there) You really were disappointed but you didn't hate him. It was what it was. So for him to totally redeem himself in this second book was great! Hardy was also AWESOME with trying to heal Haven. His tenderness was breathtaking. He really was the man I knew he could be! :*)
Another thing I also loved was how you got to see how Liberty and Gage's relationship was. Which is great b/c I totally crushed on Gage in the first book! I loved how Gage came to the rescue being the big brother and you totally fell for him all over again!
Oh and I cant tell you how excited I am about Jacks story in Smooth Talking Stranger (which I will be reading within the next week I assure you).
"I guess it's over now," I said bravely. "Right?"
"Is that what you want?"
My throat clenched. I shook my head.
"What do you want, Haven?"
"I want you," I bust out, and the tears spilled over again. "But I can't have you."
Hardy moved closer, gripping my hands, forcing me to look at him. "Haven, sweetheart...you've already got me. I'm not going anywhere. Will you let me hold you now?"
Mmmm...Okay...so overall if I had to choose three words to describe this book they would be...
I give this book a total of...
PS - It SO only took me 1 stinking day to read this book and you're crazy if you don't go get it ;op~