Happy Release Day! Sugar Daddy by @BennettBooks
SUGAR DADDY (Sugar Bowl #1)
Release Date: May 24, 2016
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.
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WHOA! What did I just read? I picked up this book for two reasons: the author and the cover. I didn’t read the blurb because that’s not my style. I judged the book’s content on the look of the cover. I figured it would be a light-hearted, fun story about rich men hooking up with young gold digging women. I’ve read some of this author’s other works so I figured she’d keep to a similar feel for the story line. I was wrong because this book dealt with a traumatic subject(view spoiler) and had a dark undertone to it.
Since I was so surprised by the book I put it down because I’m a mood reader and I was looking for a fun adventure, not a heavy read. Then my blogging partner, Kim, was wowed by the book which made me curious. So, I picked it up again but this time, I was in the right mindset.
Yep, this is one of my favorite books by Ms. Bennett. As I was reading it I worked out in my mind how it would end. Yes, I knew it had a cliffhanger and I had this elaborate cliffhanger all worked out. Well, the author didn’t read my mind and follow how I had it worked out. I got to the end of the book and now I want the next one in the series like RIGHT NOW. *lol*
RELEASE DATE: May 24, 2016
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**Complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.**
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Yes, everything that Amy said is completely true.
I was seriously impressed by this book.
Not at all what I would have expected from Sawyer Bennett – her books are generally good, but this one kind of knocked my socks off & the subject matter is much darker than her norm. I was not expecting such a thrill ride. But I sure am glad I got it!
Of course, there are elements to this story that keep in line with Ms. Bennett’s signature style. The hero is dreadfully swoon-worthy (right up until that cliffhanger ending). The leading lady is damaged and, yet she has managed to maintain a semblance of strength, coming out of a bad situation and using it to give her purpose. There’s lots of steamy, sexy goodness to fill the pages as well.
Overall, I think this is my favorite Sawyer Bennett book to date. Even with that cliffhanger ending.
I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for Sugar Rush.
*Advance copy provided via Netgalley for review.*