Friday, May 23, 2008

Dance, are you trying to get me fired?

Last night I started reading Sugar Daddy by Lisa Kleypas. This novel was one of Dance’s recommendations from a previous posts.

I find myself unable to figure out if Dance recommended this book because she really likes me and wanted me to enjoy myself, or because she truly hates me and wants me to get fired for not meeting a deadline I have on Monday. I don’t see how—short of bodily harm—I’ll be putting Sugar Daddy down until I’m finished or not picking up the sequel, Blue-Eyed Devil, the minute I’m done.

I have to admit I never really liked Ms. Kleypas. I did enjoy Devil in Winter, but every other book I’ve read by hers was mediocre at best. You can imagine my surprise—and my delight—to be so enthralled by this read! I’ve realized that the more I read, the more I love every single sentence. I’m even comparing LK to some of my top authors like Marian Keyes! I’m shocked beyond words. How is it possible that the same person who wrote this book is the same person who wrote that horrid romance with the hero who had sex with a prostitute pretending it was the heroine and then stole her (the heroine’s not the prostitute’s) pin (or was it a pair of socks/sunglasses?) and carried it in his pockets for months like a deranged sexual deviant?

Color me both confused and enchanted.
Thanks, Dance. *g*


4 comment(s):

Blogger Marg said...

You'll need to get Blue Eyed Devil to read too!

**Shakes head at someone not liking Kleypas** (grin)

5/23/2008 05:49:00 PM  

Blogger Midas said...

I've always liked Kleypas. I can tracked my dip in grades to her publication dates. I'd stay up all night reading her book, even if I have a huge exam the next day.


5/24/2008 12:07:00 PM  

Blogger said...

*grin* I'm glad you like it!

Sugar Daddy (and Blue Eyed Devil) is quite a departure from LK's other work, isn't it?

I'm interested in seeing what happens in her next book, which I think is a historical again.

I just re-read one of her earlier works - I can't recall the title, but I think it had "Angel" in it somewhere - and I think it's safe to say she's improved as a writer.

Sorry for the late reply. I've been offline the last few days (almost a whole week!) so I don't get fired from my job. ;)

5/28/2008 06:47:00 AM  

Anonymous Mia said...

Kleypas' historicals are not the most thrilling, but Kleypas writing contemporaries is pure genius. Sugar Daddy and Blue-Eyed Devil are probably my favorite romances. Ever. That's a lot of romances.

7/01/2008 12:44:00 AM