Lisa Kleypas has enthralled millions of readers with her powerfully seductive novels. Now she delivers a story featuring her most unforgettable characters yet....
SHE'S FROM THE WRONG SIDE OF THE TRACKS
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.
HE'S THE ONE MAN SHE CAN'T HAVE
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.
WILL THEY FIND THEIR HEARTS' DESIRES OR WILL HEARTBREAK TEAR THEM APART?
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.
I love Kleypas’ writing! Her historical romance books are some of my favorites. So I wanted to finally dive into her contemporary writing.
This story starts off in a way that I didn’t really connect with. The leading lady, Liberty, is moving into a trailer park due to her family being poor from her father passing away. At this trailer park she starts to have a crush on a local boy, Hardy. The beginning of this book is really about Liberty growing up in this poor town and what she does to pass the time until her baby sister is born. Only then does she try to find some purpose in her life by raising a baby that could practically be her own. I didn’t connect with any of this. I’m lucky enough to be from a middle class family and I do not have any siblings. I also do not believe that she should have to raise her sister as if it was her own child because her mother is too wrapped up dating the wrong men.
As Liberty gets older we watch her struggle to make it. She is still raising her sister and she is doing it all on her own. She isn’t getting any help from anyone and it is sad and heartbreaking to watch what she goes through but at the same time I still was not connecting with her. She meets a wealthy man, he wants her to meet his family. She meets a new guy and starts to fall for him. Hardy comes back into her life just to mess with her feelings and relationships. She ends up picking one of the guys.
Overall, I know I do not sound happy about this book. The book was just sort of there. I didn’t really feel anything or any connection with Liberty. We had watched her grow up which is different for an adult romance novel but I just didn’t care much for her. She was a poor girl who gets dragged into a wealthy life and then has to decide if she leaves it all behind for an old flame. I didn’t like Hardy and I can’t even remember the other guy’s name. I felt like the synopsis of this book lied to me. I was expecting passion, romance, heartfelt pain and sorrow. I wanted to see how these two men loved her. Instead it just felt like all of these people were on a page together but no real lasting feelings or relationships seemed to form.