4.5/5 stars for Sugar Daddy: A Sugar Bowl Novel by Sawyer Bennett

sugar daddy


Sugar Daddy: A Sugar Bowl Novel

Author:  Sawyer Bennett

Publication Date:  May 24, 2016

Genre:  Romantic Suspense, New Adult & College



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 andSugar Free!


My Review:

Rating:  four and half stars


Cliffhanger alert!

And oh what a cliffhanger it is!

I generally hate cliffhangers, but I can honestly say this one was anecessity and has left me salivating for the next book.  Like, August can’t come fast enough.

Another warning:  There are triggers (rape) discussed in this book, so be aware and warned.

Okay, now to the good stuff…

All Sela has on her mind is revenge…of the murder kind.  Sela was assaulted as a teenager by a group of college boys who drugged and raped her.  She unexpectedly discovers the identity of one of her rapists and she is hell bent on revenge against this man, Johnathon Townsend, the co-owner and CEO of a successful but unique dating company.  Sela sets a plan in motion to get her revenge but she doesn’t count on Beck North, the other owner of the dating company.

I kind of have a little girl crush on Sela.  She is broken, but still manages to pull her big girl panties up and put a plan in motion (even if it does involve murder and that is wrong…very wrong).  Beck is another, hot and sexy Bennett hero with a heart.

I really liked the book.  I was dying at the end with the perfect little cliffhanger Bennett left us with.  It was a little clinical at times, but I that is just Sawyer Bennett’s writing style.  It bothers me some, but I always enjoy the content and storylines, so the style I can forgive.

I highly recommend this book if you like romantic suspense, steamy goodness, and great characters.

Book Review: Bastard by J. L. Perry


Title: Bastard

Series: None
Author: J. L. Perry
Publication Date: September 14, 2015

Genre: New Adult & College Romance
Rating: 5/5

Synopsis: Description

My name is Carter Reynolds. I was born a bastard and I’ll die a bastard. I learnt it at a young age, and nothing and nobody can change that. I’m on a one-way path of destruction, and god help anyone who gets in my way. I hate my life. Actually, I hate pretty much everything.
That’s until I meet the kid next door. Indi-freakin’-ana. My dislike for her is instant. From the moment I lay eyes on her, she ignites something within me. She makes me feel things I thought I was incapable of feeling. I don’t like it, not one bit. When she looks at me with her big, beautiful, haunting, green eyes, it’s like she can see into the depths of my soul. It freaks me the hell out. She’s like sunshine and rainbows in my world of gloom and doom. I hate sunshine and rainbows.
I’m Indiana Montgomery, my friends call me Indi. Despite losing my mum at the age of six, I have a wonderful life and great friends. My dad more than makes up for the fact that I only have one parent. I’m his little girl, the centre of his world. I adore him.
When Carter Reynolds moves in next door, my life takes a turn for the worse. He’s gorgeous—sinfully hot, but that’s where my compliments end. He seems hell bent on making my life miserable. He acts tough, but when I look into his eyes I don’t see it. I see hurt and pain. To me, he seems lost.
I should hate him for the way he treats me, but surprisingly I don’t. If anything, I feel sorry for him. I want to help him find peace. Help him find the light that I know is buried somewhere within his darkness, but, he won’t have a bar of it.
He’s warned me time and time again to stay away, but I can’t. I’m drawn to him for some reason. He’s always referring to himself as a bastard. That may be true, but to me, he’s more like a beautifully, misunderstood bastard. Whether he likes it or not, I refuse to give up on him.
***WARNING This book is recommended for persons over the age of 18 years, due to sexual content and coarse language. 
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Review: All I can say is wow! What a fantastic story! Carter has a permanent place on my book boyfriend list. This book puts you through the wringer from the first page. A story of feeling alone and unwanted with the redemption of a time-tested love, you will not want to put this book down until it’s finished.