Thursday, 14 July 2016

Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett - Review

Seduction has never been so sweet! The New York
Timesbestselling 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!

So, when I first began this book I was simply astounded at Sela's stupidity. No joke. How on Earth she thought she could get away with an espionage mission and try to infiltrate and murder her rapists with no prior experience and knowledge I'll never know. I just couldn't believe the stupidity I was reading, by one of my all-time favourite authors. I just didn't understand how Sawyer Bennett could write such amazing series, and produce this? 

But I shouldn't have worried! Sawyer Bennett did not let me down! This book was fast-paced and amazing! It didn't take me long till I was hurrying my way through this to find out what was going to happen. And then I turned the last page over and was like "Whaattt?!" I did not have the prior knowledge of knowing this ended on a cliff-hanger, 'cause if I did I would have waited till the others were out. I hate, hate, cliffhangers! I got online as soon as I finished it to find out when the next book was out. Luckily I only have a few weeks wait (less if I can get an ARC (fingers crossed!)). 

So, back to the story. On Sela's 16th birthday she lost her virginity in the most horrific of ways. She's been broken, damaged and lost ever since. Not knowing much about her attackers other than the fact that they all had a red phoenix tattooed on them. Skip ten years and the main antagonist is famous for his company, The Sugar Daddy. It's during one of his interviews that Sela recognises her main attacker and comes up with the scheme to infiltrate and murder them all.

Beckett North is our hero in this story. The mastermind behind The Sugar Daddy, he's sick to death of his dead-weight business partner and long-time friend. He's had enough and wants to buy his partying, whoring friend out.

It's during one Sugar Daddy Ball that Beck meets Sela. And the rest is history.

I adored these two together! I just love the way they were towards each other. Never really trusting men and unable to enjoy intimacy and sex, Sela has always been alone. But Beckett North is special. He makes her feel and want things; diverting her from her plan. However, Beck decides to give his friend one last chance! Hell no! It's Beck's naiveté and well-meaning trusting nature that makes himself vulnerable to vultures like JT. Beck tries to see the best in everyone, whereas Sela only sees the worst.

Then we get to that cliff-hanger scene. I got to the end of it and was like, "WTH?! You can't just end it like that!!! Why the need to torture us?!" However, I've calmed down since finishing reading it a few days ago and am hopefully waiting for an arc (or impatiently for the release!)

This book is amazing. You guys need to read it. However, if you're like me and hate cliff-hangers (foresight is 20:20 as they say! insert rolling eyes) I'd wait to the next book is out. Unless that also ends on a cliff-hanger, then I'd just wait till the whole series out and enjoy it all in one sitting!


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