Book 1, Sugar Bowl - A Sugar Bowl Novel
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USA TODAY BESTSELLER • “This book devastated me in the most wonderful way,” raves Meredith Wild. In Sugar Daddy, the author of the Cold Fury series proves that vengeance is sweet—but seduction is to die for.
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!
Advance praise for Sugar Daddy
“Beck and Sela are so scorching and real together that I didn’t want to let them go. I can’t wait to devour the rest of this series!”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Meredith Wild
“A totally gripping take on romance and revenge!”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely
“Sugar Daddy is raw, gritty, and exceptionally hot. I couldn’t put it down.”—New York Times bestselling author Marquita Valentine
“Wow! Sawyer Bennett steps out of her ice skates and into her Manolos. Sugar Daddy is a hot read that only gets better with every page.”—New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker
“I read it in less than three hours because I am a freak reader when I like something. This book is great!”—USA Today bestselling author MJ Fields
“Sawyer Bennett has talent that knows no bounds and this book proves it. From page one to the end I was captivated and enthralled. I can’t wait for more! ”—USA Today bestselling author Chelsea Camaron
“Sawyer Bennett does dark with amazing facility, drawing me in with Sela’s story, and holding me there with Beck’s. Sugar Daddy is compulsively readable, deliciously dirty, and passionately written.”—USA Today bestselling author C. D. Reiss
“Sawyer Bennett delivers a titillating novel that balances between the desire to seek revenge and the yearning to hold on to love. It’s sexy and addicting, and I devoured every last word.”—Meghan Quinn, author of The Randy Romance Novelist
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
From Publishers Weekly
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Very fast, steamy read...
This was a very fast (still full-length) read and I was hooked right in and along for the wild ride.
Also, it ends on a cliff hanger! I don't mind that, but I didn't realize when I started. Argh... Now I'm stuck waiting but that's another story.
The setup: Sela lost her innocence as a 16 year old at the hands of three brutal rapists. When she finally learns the identity of one of the men, she sets a plan into motion to make him suffer and pay for what he did. In her attempt to get close to him, she is led right into the arms of Beck... He's the one man who just may be able to break through her walls and give her a HEA. Will she have to give him up to get her revenge? Will she forget about her plan to get her HEA? Who the frack knows? I'm ready to find out though...
Pros: Steamy, love Sela (equal parts confident and damaged), love Beck a little more... ;-)
Cons: A cliffy?!? AAAAHHHH... It's totally worth it though. Can't wait until #2 is released!
I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review.
So sexually charged
I literally fell in love with Beck and Sela as a couple! I can't believe that cliffhanger though! I need the 2nd book now!!!!
This is my first book of Sawyer Bennett and all I can say is wow! This book was seriously good and frustrating! I have so many questions and I can't wait to unravel this story with book 2 and 3.
Sela is an amazing heroine. She suffered a gang rape at age 16. 10 years later, she's still just barely existing when she sees one of her rapist on tv. Jt, said rapist, is one of the partners in a business called Sugar Daddy, hence the book title. I'm sure I don't need to explain what this business is. Sela is determined to make JT pay with his life and her only option is to become a sugar baby. This is where Sela meets the other partner of the business, Beck. Change of plans has her needing to get to JT through his best friend and partner Beck. There is mystery about an event that has happened in Beck's past that bonds him to JT but I can't help but wonder if the cause wasn't JT himself. Beck seems clueless to who JT really is despite growing up with him.
This book was so well written. I usually find characters that are annoying and I just didn't in this book. I felt Sela's brokenness, sadness, anger and her need for revenge. I felt Beck's aloofness give way to fondness, love and betrayal. And I just felt JT was a slimeball! I can't wait to see him get what he deserves in the end. This book ended with a cliffhanger that made me want to scream! Need second book now!!!
ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.