Friday, May 27, 2016

Blog Tour: SUGAR DADDY by Sawyer Bennett

Sugar Daddy 

by Sawyer Bennett
Sugar Bowl, Book #1
Release Date: May 24, 2016 

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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How does a prolific author like Sawyer Bennett top her other popular books?  Well, she writes a mystery/suspense romance, of course.  I have loved most of Sawyer Bennett's books, but this is the book/series I've been waiting for.  The emotional reach in this book is deep.  Sela has been through a horrific trauma that still resonates with her.  She still struggles to overcome the emotional scars and make a decision to get her revenge.  Sela's rage reverberates throughout the story.  With determination and bravado, she seeks justice against those that changed the course of her life.  

Sela evolves throughout the story.  When we first meet her, she is reticent, introverted, and numb to the world.  She is not really living.  Once she makes a decision to get her revenge, she comes alive.  I'm not a particular fan of revenge stories, mostly because the cost to the one seeking retribution is often very high.  But I did admire how Sela takes control over her own life.  

In the midst of this revenge plot, Sela meets Beckett North, the business partner of her target.  She plans to use him to get closer to Jonathon Townsend. What she does not plan is to fall in love with him.  I do not blame her.  Jonathon has an openness and a vulnerability that is very appealing.  He seems to have a noble nature and is conflicted about his relationship with his business partner.  He knows that Jonathan has a dark side, but he mostly ignores his concerns in favor of loyalty to a childhood friend.  

There are twists and turns in this story that will keep you at the edge of your seat. Despite the dark nature of the circumstances, the relationship between Sela and Beckett is a pure delight. Yes, it does end in a cliffhanger, but I considering the next book is out at the beginning of August, this is more like a serial with a long break in between.  

Perfect.  This book is just perfect.  I'm not a fan of cliffhanger, but this story is worth it!

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Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions. A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. Sawyer likes her Bloody Mary’s strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two. 

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