When Sela Halstead was sixteen she was brutally ganged raped and has spent her life trying to overcome the one event. She doesn’t have real relationships and has many fears and anxieties that plague her daily. One day almost a decade later Sela sees a man on the television advertising for a company called The Sugar Bowl. Jonathon Townsend the co-owner of The Sugar Bowl has the same tattoo of her attackers.
Sela becomes obsessed with revenge and decides to change her appearance and sign up with The Sugar Bowl. Young women signing up become Sugar Babies while the rich men paying to meet them are known as Sugar Daddies. What Sela is not prepared for in her undercover search for revenge is meeting Jonathon’s partner and friend Beckett North who up until meeting Sela wanted nothing to do with the contracts his company supplied.
Sugar Daddy is the first book of the Sugar Bowl series by Sawyer Bennett and wow, what a start. Honestly if it weren’t for the unresolved cliffhanger ending this may have gotten five stars. The temperature between Sela and Beck was off the charts in the bedroom but the intrigue of Sela and her vow at revenge kept the pages turning.
Completely enjoyed both Sela and Beck as main characters, they both are what you might call dysfunctional when they meet. Sela having to live with her traumatic rape at such a young age obviously is plagued with issues. Beck is the player, never settle down and a new woman nightly type of bachelor that his bad boy nature doesn’t know why he wants to see this girl again. When the two paired up though the sparks flew and it just worked. Not necessarily a case of instant love but instant attraction with a side of hesitation which has you on the edge of your seat to see if love or revenge can win out in the end.
Overall, great start to this series and would definitely recommend checking this one out.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.