SUGAR DADDY by Sawyer Bennett is the first book in her Sugar Bowl series.
Sela Halstead has a dark past, haunted by a night when she was 16 years old. The person at the very middle is Jonathon Townsend, who years after the tragic event is the co-founder of The Sugar Bowl website - connecting Sugar Babies with Sugar Daddies (men willing to pay the way companionship). Bent on revenge Sela wants to infiltrate the Sugar Bowl system in order to get close to JT and exact her revenge. A wrench is thrown into her plans in the shape of Beck North.
Completely thrown off by Beck's presence Sela second guesses her decision to exact revenge, but will she give up all her years of hard work for Beck or will she continue with her original plan?
The book itself had a little bit of an issue with the layout of the time line. There were a few errors in keeping track with the time line presented, for example: Sela runs into JT two weeks after meeting him according to where the story is, but tells JT she met him a week earlier. It is a very minor mistake but it is something that should be caught while editing or by the author.
There were a lot of steamy moments, and intimate/touching moments between Beck and Sela. She has believed she was broken based on the things that happened to her when she was 16, so she's surprised when Beck might be able to reveal that she's more put together than she thinks.
Overall, very well done. I enjoyed reading it, and it was quick to get through. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys graphic romance, and a little bit of a dark edge. I will be checking out the next book in the series when it's available.
In Sugar Daddy, hailed by Marquita Valentine as “raw, gritty, and exceptionally hot,” the New York Times bestselling 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!