Of course sex occurs. People have sex. It makes the world go round.
I’m going to start my review by warning everyone- this book has a doozy of a cliffhanger. The book is good but if you don’t like being left hanging, maybe wait until the next book in the series comes out? I had been warned about the end but even being warned I don’t think I was prepared for how it happened. Darn it, now I am back to grumbling about it again.
Sometimes Sawyer Bennett books are light and feel good and sometimes they are dark with a heavy undertone. Sugar Daddy falls into the dark with a heavy undertone category. Sela Halstead was raped at age 16 and it has colored her whole life. It affects her relationships and her perception of herself. Because she was drugged she has very fuzzy memories of the event but it all comes rushing back when she sees a man on tv with a tattoo she very much recognizes.
The tattoo belongs to Jonathon Townsend, part owner of the company The Sugar Bowl. The concept of the company is to hook younger women up with older men, not for sex because that would be prostitution, but for whatever the needs of that man may be. He might need a standing date for business dinners, he might need someone to look good on his arm, whatever it is the exchange pays the women to “help” out the men.
Sela changes her whole life. She works out, make herself over and signs up for the service. She is going to get close to Jonathan and then kill him. He is responsible for ruining her life and she wants to make him pay. She doesn’t know who else was there with him so the one thing she must do before killing him is get him to talk.
Beckett North notices Sela approach Jonathan at one of the their party mixers. He knows she isn’t going to get very far because Jonathan only likes his women submissive. Jonathan wants to do the chasing. Something about Sela captures Beck’s attention and he finds himself doing something he has never done- setting up a contract with her and keeping her for himself. Beck is the brains behind the company but he has never been one to partake in the women offered, as far as the commitment part goes.
Sela, thinking she can use Beck to get close to JT and destroy him, agrees to the relationship. Beck will pay for her college bills and she will be his for a while. Beck has never had a woman catch his attention like Sela does and he can’t help but wonder why. Sela is getting her exposure to JT all the while falling for Beck. Things eventually come to a head when Beck catches Sela doing something suspicious. The book ends and I am left with my mouth hanging open.
Overall, Sugar Daddy will capture your attention on page one and not let it go. It is a great mix of suspense and sexy. Eventually everything has to come out and you are holding your breath waiting for the moment it does. One thing that really bothered me was Beck devotion to JT. Beck had moments of doubt but overall JT seemed to be able to say the right thing to fool even Beck. The guy is a douchebag and I am not sure why Beck didn’t see it, especially with the way JT seemed to treat Sela.
This is a three book series and obviously there has to be a HEA so Beck will eventually see the light. Hopefully that will happen in book two and I don’t have to suffer another dreaded cliffhanger! Final grade- B
“Infiltrate. Murder. Repeat.”