My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Scintillating, sexy, and scandalous, Sugar Daddy is a thrilling ride of delicious deception that seizes your head and heart, leaving you aching for more. It’s a romance, a thriller, and a suspense wrapped in an oh-so-pretty package. Daring. Different. Decadent. Sugar Daddy is full of sugar and spice, and everything naughty and nice.
From the first few pages, Sugar Daddy cast a spell on me, seducing me like a predator luring its prey. I was gnawing at this book, quickly devouring it like a hungry lion wanting more. Needing more. This sinful and sensational soap opera-like story quickly became my guiltiest pleasure. The taste: oh so sweet. Sugar indeed.
Beautiful Sela Halstead lost her childhood innocence at the tender age of 16 when a gang of monsters took what wasn’t theirs, brutalizing a teenager on a night that has haunted her since. Sela’s self-esteem suffers, and sex that should be pleasurable is more painful.
“As with any man I’ve been sexually involved with over the years, there is a mutually beneficial exchange. I let them use my body to get off, and they in turn make me feel as if I’m worthy to let them get off.”
My heart breaks for Sela. I want to wrap my arms around her and comfort her.
An identifying tattoo that Sela spots on TV reveals her main tormenter as Jonathon Townsend, a wealthy CEO who still treats women like garbage that he easily discards.
It’s time for her captors to pay for their crime. Pay for ruining her life. Pay for making Sela a shell of her former self. If Sela can infiltrate her way into Sugar Daddy, Townsend’s matchmaking and dating services company, she can take back her life. Revenge has never tasted so sweet.
Gorgeous Becket ‘Beck’ North collides with Sela at a Sugar Daddy party one night. It’s insta-chemistry and a panty-melting complication in her payback mission for Townsend. Beck is a ladies man. A bang and bolt guy. Though his women definitely leave satisfied. Sela’s sweet and sexy package, who is not part of the plan, happens to be Townsend’s best friend and business partner.
“My body has never reacted that way, and frankly, it scares me, almost to the point that I consider running…Beck North is throwing me off my game and we haven’t even gotten naked yet.”
While Sela is as beautiful like the women Beck typically meets, Beck is intrigued as she is also down-to-earth and a bit shy. Her confidence is an act that Beck sees right through, wanting to know the real Sela. The woman who has instantly captivated his body and head.
“I find that interesting that a little bit of praise and she turns shy. I’m betting this woman hasn’t had a lot of men in her life tell her just how exquisite she is.”
Sela, for once, throws caution to the wind and acts out on her immense attraction for Beck. She gives into her traitorous body that wants her enemy’s handsome business partner. Beck definitely aims to please.
Holy. Hot. Night.
“Baby…your pussy is so goddamn sweet, I’m glad I was the first to take a bite of it.”
Beck is a delicious dirty-talker and it’s so scorching hot.
“How fast are you going to come for me, Sela?”
Sela is one lucky woman who is with a man who puts her needs first—in and out of the bedroom. I love Beck; he is perfect.
It may be a lava hot night, but it’s more than sex for both of them. For the first time, both Sela and Beck want more than one night with a partner. More than just heat—head and heart too.
Sela is thrown off guard, unsure if she can focus on her revenge when Beck is slowly thawing her heart.
“I’ve always been able to keep emotion separate from sex, but for whatever reason, my body just doesn’t want to behave when he’s in close proximity.”
Beck, who has always been a manwhore, wants so much more for the first time ever.
“Whatever the connection…for whatever reason that I’ve given her something that others haven’t, I have a deep gut instinct that it’s something that defies reason or logic…for the first time in my life…I’m exploring something deeper with one woman. This woman to be exact.”
Beck is slowly bringing Sela back to life, shedding light into her darkness and giving her confidence as a broken woman.
“My empathy for Beck actually overtook my hate of JT…I realized that intimacy is actually something I could learn to crave with a man like Beckett North and that I’ve only just begun to discover the true potential inside of myself.”
As Sela’s confidence grows, she sparks to life and sparks even more happiness into Beck, making him think that he may have found ‘the one.’
“Maybe I was built for relationships but just never found the right one.”
Though Sela’s plan for revenge doesn’t cease, and the closer her heart wraps itself around Beck, the more risk she takes in a relationship with her monster’s best friend and partner. As this avenger gets closer to redemption, Sela may lose the possibility of love over retribution. Of Beck. Of more. Everything may be over for nothing.
“You’re no better than the other girls, Sela. All looking to get ahead at some man’s expense.”
Oh Sugar Daddy, you’re a shiny gem filled with dark and light. Angst and anger. Love and hope. So many feels. I was dazzled so much that I fell deep into this seductive story that spun me into its web of deceit and deliciousness. This all-consuming and alluring adventure was over too soon. I can’t wait until Sawyer Bennett casts a spell on me again with more Sugar Daddy as I need sugar and spice, and everything naughty and nice.
5 sugary sweet and seductive stars
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!