Sugar Daddy

Sawyer Bennett
Sugar Daddy
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Publisher
Loveswept
Release Date
May 2016
Series
Book 1 of Sugar Bowl
Genre
Contemporary Romance

SUMMARY
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.

Note: Sugar Daddy ends on a cliffhanger. Sela and Beck's story continues in Sugar Rush and Sugar Free!

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Jun 23, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
56 people found the following review helpful
4 "Love or Revenge?" Stars!

Lovers of revenge driven plots with a sexy edge will enjoy Sawyer Bennett's new series, Sugar Bowl. Showcasing her signature talent with hot, sexy romances, SUGAR DADDY--the debut of this new series--has some seriously hot scenes. But be forewarned, to get the full story you will need to read two more books (Sugar Rush and Sugar Free) as SUGAR DADDY is the first part of a trilogy. Additionally, this book deals with the subject of rape and therefore may not be suitable for all audiences.

Sela Halstead is looking for revenge against the man, and his friends, who took advantage of her in the most brutal of ways when she was just a young, naive teenager. It has taken years to recover, and she has never been able to have a normal relationship. So now she is resolute that the only way to move on is by exacting her own brutal form of violence.

Her plan leads her to devising a plot which begins with her pretending to be a "sugar baby" looking for a "sugar daddy" on an online dating service similar to Match.com but for older rich men and young women looking for someone to support them. Though one would think that for a woman with her unfortunate background of abuse pursuing such a relationship which is clearly predicated on the sugar baby submitting to whatever the sugar daddy's demands are, would be impossible; it is the only way Sela can see to get close to Jonathan Townsend, the leader of the pack who wronged her long ago. You see, Jonathan is one of the co-founders of the sugar baby/daddy dating service called Sugar Bowl.

What Sela never expected, however, was falling for the other co-founder, Beckett North. Beckett is as different as night is to day when compared to Jonathan. He's the tech guy behind the scenes, seems genuine, and makes her feel things she never thought she'd ever be able to experience with anyone given her past. But is Beckett too good to be true? Can Sela ever give up her revenge plans, even for love? Moreover, like with any relationship built on lies, will the truth defeat them?

I felt like this book had a slightly different feel from Sawyer Bennett's other books I've read, primarily her sports based romance series, Cold Fury. Specifically, SUGAR DADDY had more of a new adult feel with characters that are less set in their personalities and perhaps more susceptible to influence. Corruption and decadence are also driving themes--whereas the Cold Fury series is generally all over more wholesome feeling. Interestingly, I've enjoyed both sides of Ms. Bennett's pen, and look forward to indulging in the rest of this trilogy with a slightly more wicked feel, once each part is released.
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