Early Review: Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett

Posted April 7th, 2016 in book review / 22 comments

Early Review: Sugar Daddy by Sawyer BennettSugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett
Series: Sugar Bowl #1
Publisher: Loveswept on May 24, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Pages: Novel Length
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: four-half-stars
Heat: four-flames

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.

At A Glance

I want to throw something right now.

The Good

Stupid, stupid, stupid. I’m so stupid. I knew better but I let the pretty cover and awesome blurb reel me in too early. If I could have just waited a few months I wouldn’t be in this predicament. Now I just want to punch someone in the throat. Why, Bennett, why? How could you do this to your readers? You wrote this fucking epic book and then you ripped my heart out, stomped on it and spit on it for good measure. How could you end Sugar Daddy that way and not have the second book ready? I don’t even care that it’s coming out in August, it’s not soon enough, dammit!!!

Breath in, breath out, breath in, breath out. I was so heated after the ending of Sugar Daddy I had to take a break. I’ve never been that pissed over an ending (okay, maybe I have a time or two). Now, I’m not saying it wasn’t good, I’m saying I loved this book so much that a cliffhanger was like a small death. Anyway…this romance had a lot of dark aspects that I loved. A little prostitution, some lies and deceits, an a whole lot of past trauma.

Since Sela’s rape at 16 years old, she has shut off her emotions as much as possible, especially towards sex. It’s just a means to an end. But when she sees one of her rapists on TV promoting his “dating” website, she is out for blood. If only Beck, the rapist’s business partner wasn’t so hot, charming, and distracting in all the right-naughty ways.

Sela’s path was hard to read about. She is so messed up from the gang-rape that took her virginity. Nothing in her life has been normal since. She thinks killing her rapist would finally free her from her torment, but it’s Beck who releases her and makes her feel things. Beck is not perfect but he’s a great businessman, very honest, and he knows what he wants. I loved his frankness. The best part was how Sela and him never put labels on anything, they let their relationship evolve organically. It felt so natural and positive.

Then the ending happened and I wanted the whole world to DIE!

The Bad

I was expecting a little more plotting over romance but Sugar Daddy is mostly romance. If Sela stuck with her plan of taking down her rapist, things would have been a little more interesting.

The Snuggly

We get rape flashbacks that may upset some people. You have been warned. But the consensual sex was HOT! Sela and Beck had so much chemistry is was crazy. I loved their relationship.

Final Thoughts

If book 2 doesn’t come out sooner I might go apeshit. I just have to know what happens. I am dying inside every day I have to wait. I don’t care how much I have to pay for the next book, I would sell my soul!!! Okay, maybe that’s going too far. Oh, by the way, in case you weren’t sure, I RECOMMEND THIS BOOK.


“No one has ever made me go weak in the knees. Not one single man has ever inspired me to want to bring them to theirs.”

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22 Responses to “Early Review: Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett”

  1. Carrie

    Awesome review! It sounds fantastic! However… I’m gonna wait until August so I can get both books at the same time! LOL Sorry. 🙂 I hate it when a book is so good and then you have to wait for the next one too. Thanks for the heads up.

  2. Jaclyn Canada

    LOL I checked out the star rating at the top. Started reading your review. Scrolled back up to check out the star rating. I was really confused at your anger when I saw that you liked the book until I saw what it was all about 😀 Fantastic review!

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      LOL, I like to fake you girls out sometimes. Keeps you on your toes.

  3. Nathan

    Great review. When I started reading the post I thought you hated the book but I see now you just can’t wait for the next book. The book has some weighty issues, but that is not a problem.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      I know, I did a fake out. hehe. It really was awesome. That’s why I was so upset with the ending.

  4. Braine

    Oh wow, I love how messed up the situation is. Although I’m a little disappointed that this isn’t romantic suspense or some romantic thriller. Being gang raped is so horrifying and it can make anybody lose their shit. I wish she lost her shit and went all GOne Girl lol

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Right!!! If she went bonkers killings spree, that would have been awesome.

  5. Kristin

    Well… looks like I’ll be waiting to read this one. LoL It sounds like a really good read. I’ve been in the mood for something a bit darker and this sounds like it could be the one. I’ll just wait until the second books comes out before reading this though. LoL 😛 Try not to punch anyone in the throat until then.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      It is pretty dark, but nothing depressing. Hope you love it when you read it.

  6. Olivia Roach

    Oh wow, it certainly sounds like this was one book that ripped your heart into shreds and trod on it. It sounds amazing in every possible way and like the ending has you needing more and ASAP as well! It sounds like it digs deep into an important theme as well as having a character bent on revenge (which always has me interested!)

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Even thought I hated the ending, this damn series is off to an amazing start.

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