Series: Sugar Bowl #1
Published by Random House on May 24th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Seduction has never been so sweet! The New York Times bestselling author of the Cold Fury series—Alex, Garrett, Zack, and Ryker—returns with the first novel in a hot new trilogy.
Sela Halstead lost her innocence in a way that no sixteen-year-old should ever have to endure. She’s spent years trying to forget that night even while wondering about the identities of the monsters who brutalized her—until a telltale tattoo flashes across Sela’s TV screen. The incriminating ink belongs to Jonathon Townsend, the millionaire founder of The Sugar Bowl, a website that matches rich older men with impressionable young women. Obsessed with revenge, Sela infiltrates Townsend’s world, only to come face-to-face with a tantalizing complication: Beckett North, his charismatic business partner.
The tech mastermind behind The Sugar Bowl, Beck always gets what he wants, in business and in bed. And yet, for a man who’s done every dirty thing imaginable, there’s something about the naïve, fresh-faced Sela that sparks his hottest fantasies. Because with her, it’s not just about sex. Beck opens up to her in ways he never has with other girls. So why does he get the feeling that she’s hiding something? In a world of pleasure and power, the shocking truth could turn them against each other—or bind them forever.
First, let me say that Sugar Daddy was completely different than what I thought it was going to be. I went into this book completely blind. I absolutely loved the cover and the name sold me. Now saying that it turned out to be a nice, easy romance book or so I thought I would be lying. I won’t elaborate on that because I don’t want to spoil the book for anyone. Sugar Daddy ends in a cliff but that isn’t the reason I’m rating it a 4 instead of a 5.
Sela, Sela, Sela- What can I say about her? She frustrated the hell out of me at times but she also made me want to reach through the book and hug her. She’s been through so much and she’s a very strong character. Albeit she’s damaged. She has revenge on her mind and I can’t blame her one bit. Then enters Beck, swoony, gorgeous, drop my panties on the floor Beck. I loved how he was the white knight when Sela let him be. I love how he has such a strong bond with his sister and niece. I hated how Sela wouldn’t talk to him. She lived with her “secret” for so long that she knew how to hide it.
It frustrated me beyond belief that she didn’t share it with Beck. Someone that she trusted with every part of her body but she couldn’t trust him with her “secret”. That aggravated me and only that. The rest of the book was amazing! The writing was phenomenal and sucked you in from the very first sentence that I couldn’t put it down. The characters are relatable and easily liked except for JT, he’s an asshole.
I finished it in under 3 hours that’s how great it was. The ending sucked because it’s a cliff. I need Sugar Rush like yesterday Sawyer!!! Lol, I wish there were half stars because Sugar Daddy is definitely a 4.5 star! If you want a nice read, full of plenty of steamy, drop your panties scenes with dark undertones then you have to read this book! If you hate cliffs wait until Sugar Rush comes out in August!
“I think you’re the best thing to ever happen to me, and when you’re given a gift like that, the prospect of losing it can be a little consuming.”
Just like Angie, I too went into this book blind. It was first the title and then the book cover that had me 1-clicking this book. I thought it was going to light, sweet and funny story but it is completely the opposite.
“Sugar Daddy” is about a young woman named Sela who was seeking vengeance for an atrocious act done against her. She comes up with this intricate plan to make this man (TJ) pay but while doing so she gets sidetracked by his business partner – Beck, instead.
To say nothing goes as planned is an understatement. She was originally out for blood and instead unexpectedly falls madly in love. She had so much pain and agony in her heart which was understandable but with a man like Beck at her side, all of that hate melted away. He was exactly what Sela needed in her life.
I was counting on Sela getting her well-deserved HEA but the author doesn’t make it that easy on us. Yes, the first book ends in a (sigh) cliffhanger and normally I would feel more aggravated but I am not because I know that it will be worth the agonizing wait. Despite the cliff, I enjoyed every moment of this book and can’t wait for the next installment.
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