Series: Sugar Bowl #1
Publisher: Loveswept on May 24, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Adult
Pages: Novel Length
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.”