Tuesday 24 May 2016

Release Day Review ~ Sugar Daddy (Sugar Rush #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett is LIVE!!!

Book Description:

Seduction has never been so sweet! The New York Times bestselling 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!

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***

“Infiltrate. Murder. Repeat.”

Sawyer Bennett is one of my 1click authors, whether it be lawyers, hot hockey players or anything else in between she never fails to pull me into her stories, hook, line and sinker and Sugar Daddy was no different.

I went into this book with all sorts of expectations, smut, old men, young women, gold diggers and all the shallow, meaningless relationships that go with it, but that is not what was delivered. Yes, the back drop of this story is all of the above, but the crux of this story was so much more. This was a totally captivating read, one that had me fully invested both mentally and emotionally. This was a different side to Sawyer Bennett and I adored it.

This is the first book in a trilogy, so if you are of the “I must wait till they are all out crowd,” then you may want to wait but for all of us die hard waiters and nail biters, this book will definitely have you salivating for more. I didn’t want this book to end and when it did, I felt lost…I needed and wanted more.

This was Sela’s story, a woman on a mission for revenge, a woman who wanted to conquer her demons even if that meant committing murder to do it. When Sela sees a man on the TV with a clearly identifiable tattoo, a tattoo that is a huge part of her nightmares, her inner fight was sparked. She had been merely existing, not living and seeing her tormentor on the screen, cocky, arrogant and without a care in the world was too much, the fuse had been lit and I felt sorry for the man she was next to when she detonated.

“While I thought Jonathon Townsend took everything away from me, I’ve realized just now that he took nothing. He only warped my perception.”

Jonathon Townsend aka JT was the man on Sela’s hit list, one of the owners of the Sugar Bowl, an online site that puts Sugar Daddy’s together with their Sugar Baby’s. Yes, it sounds all kinds of yuck but as I said above, this is just a back drop and forms a very small part of this story. JT was the money behind this venture and the face of their advertising. His celebrity status though was beginning to take its toll, some people took fame with a pinch of salt, others became arseholes, JT was the latter.

“Wealthy by birth, spoiled by circumstance…Playboy. Bachelor. Rapist”

Beck is the brains behind the Sugar Bowl. He was the tech geek, the sensible one and a man with a heart of gold. Although he had been born into a life of privilege and money he had not let that define him, unlike his business partner. Although they had been best friends since a very young age, Beck was nothing like JT and just like with all business relationships, sometimes they hit the skids and friendship cannot come into it and JT was testing Beck’s limits.

“…it’s like the flame I had already burning on a steady low for Sela got whipped into a frenzied firestorm and I couldn’t leave her alone…”

Sela and Beck’s lives were about to intersect, neither one anticipating the other and both of them extremely wary. Is Beck just a pawn in Sela’s quest for revenge or will the hardest of hearts finally open up and let someone in? This cuts both ways, both of them have never loved, both have never wanted to love, but sometimes love has other ideas.

“I think you’re the best thing to ever happen to me, and when you’re given a gift like that, the prospect of losing it can be a little consuming.”

Sawyer Bennett delivered a fast paced story that had me totally captivated from the first page, for me this was a romantic suspense type read sprinkled with humour and a potential beautiful love story in the making. The foundations have been laid, the seeds have been planted and we have another two books to cover germination and full bloom. As with all Sawyer Bennett books, this woman knows how to write her sex scenes, her character connection is always on point and this book is no different. These are two characters that you will be rooting for from the very beginning, travelling the path of love with a lot of firsts for both of them but with plenty of obstacles, bumps and turns ahead of them. I cannot wait to see where Sawyer Bennett takes these two, after that ending I am scared, but the ever romantic in me sees greatness for these two, as long as JT is dead in the meantime.

“I realized that intimacy is actually something that I could learn to crave with a man like Beckett North and that I’ve only just begun to discover the true potential inside myself.”

Another great read from Sawyer Bennett, bring it on!!

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