Title: Sugar Daddy
Author: Sawyer Bennett
My Rating: A
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Sugar Rush #1
Main Characters: Sela and Beck
Release Date: May 2016
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Sexual Intensity: hot
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!
Okay, I don't handle cliffhangers well so HUGE KUDOS to the author for giving us that warning right up front. It made it so much easier to read and finish this book, even knowing that nothing about the story would be tied up. And it should be noted that the book is worth having to wait for parts 2 and 3 that are still coming...in August and I think October. It was a great, interesting read.
The book starts with Sela, seeing JT on the news with a story about his company...Sugar Rush, which legally hooks up hot, young things (Sugar Babies) with Sugar Daddies. She's completely stunned to see his phoenix tattoo, one of the few things she remembers from the night she was gang-raped when she was 16. This sets her off on a quest for revenge. She spends the next six months completely reinventing herself so that she can become a Sugar Baby to get close to JT. Her plan...to kill him.
But things don't quite go as planned. Part of her reinvention is dying her blonde hair dark. JT is purely a blonde guy so he's not interested. Beck, JT's partner and best friend, sees the rebuff and Sela is his type so he takes her home. She figures she can get to JT this way, but she's not expecting the explosive chemistry between her and Beck.
This book is like watching a train wreck. You absolutely know that everything is going to blow up in Sela's face. She's lying to Beck and hasn't given up on her quest for revenge, but the story is so good. I honestly couldn't look away from the pages of the book, needing to read faster and faster. I'll admit I figured that the end would be explosive. It wasn't as much as I expected. I have a feeling that will probably happen in book 2. I have a bad feeling about Beck's part in all this, but who knows if I'm guessing right?
The only thing I know is that I adore Beck and Sela together, and I absolutely cannot wait to get the next installment of the story. I'm dying because I need it NOW. JT is scum and I'm dying to see how this all plays out with Beck, because right now, he just doesn't see the truth about his friend and partner. He's being played and it kills me.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.