Sugar Daddy (Sugar Bowl Series #1)

Sugar Daddy (Sugar Bowl Series #1)

by Sawyer Bennett

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Sugar Daddy (Sugar Bowl Series #1) by Sawyer Bennett

USA TODAY BESTSELLER • “This book devastated me in the most wonderful way,” raves Meredith Wild. In Sugar Daddy, the 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.

The Carolina Cold Fury series from New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett can be read together or separately:
ALEX
GARRETT
ZACK
RYKER
HAWKE
MAX
ROMAN
LUCAS
VAN
REED
MAREK
 
The Love Hurts series features sexy standalone novels:
SEX IN THE STICKS
JILTED
 
And the Sugar Bowl series is one treat you’ll want to read in order:
SUGAR DADDY
SUGAR RUSH
SUGAR FREE
 
“One of the best voices in contemporary romance.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne

Praise for Sugar Daddy

“Beck and Sela are so scorching and real together that I didn’t want to let them go. I can’t wait to devour the rest of this series!”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Meredith Wild

“A totally gripping take on romance and revenge!”New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely

Sugar Daddy is raw, gritty, and exceptionally hot. I couldn’t put it down.”New York Times bestselling author Marquita Valentine

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101968123
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/24/2016
Series: Sugar Bowl Series , #1
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 227
Sales rank: 32,300
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.
 
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 contemporary romance, she writes something for just about everyone.
 
Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys 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 daughter, as well as a full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others and that a bad day can be cured with a great workout, cake, or even better, both.
 
Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

Read an Excerpt

I give a quick scan of my makeup and deem it perfect. I had to have someone teach me, because I never wore this crap before. Never cared about my looks or catching a man’s attention.

Until now.

Now I’m getting ready to step out into the ballroom of the Four Seasons hotel and put myself on display. My dark hair falling in lustrous waves over bare shoulders, my skimpy dress and ridiculous heels I spent weeks practicing in, and a sexy attitude I also practiced, all in the hopes of catching Jonathon Townsend’s eye.

Six months ago, I hurled on my living room carpet.

Within minutes of that, I developed a plan for justice.

It’s taken me a long time to get here, but now today is the first day of the rest of my new life. It’s where I’m going to make things right for poor Sela Halstead.

I’m going to make him suffer and then I’m going to end him.

My nefarious plan is quite easy, at least to my way of thinking that admittedly might be colored by an overabundance of rage and an overwhelming need for retribution. After only a few hours of Internet research, I had all I needed to know about my rapist.

Jonathon Townsend, age thirty-two.

Attended Hillcrest Preparatory. Bachelor’s and MBA from Stanford.

Wealthy by birth. Spoiled by circumstance.

Launched The Sugar Bowl three years ago and made millions upon millions.

Playboy. Bachelor. Rapist.

Those are the basics, and I find it hilariously ironic that his own business is going to be my way in to him. My research on The Sugar Bowl was fastidious and there were dozens of articles about it. CNN even did a documentary about the revolutionary and unconventional website platform that hooked up Sugar Daddies with Sugar Babies.

Quite brilliant, actually.

Sugar Daddies are wealthy men, usually in their fifties and sixties, who are looking to regain their youth by dating much younger women. Beautiful women too. Now there are some more youthful Sugar Daddies, but they are few and far between and obviously in high demand. I wondered why the vast majority of Sugar Daddies were old enough to be grandfathers, but according to the CNN film, most wealthy men in their thirties and forties were trying out the family life with cute suburban wives and a passel of kids. It’s usually not until divorce hits and the resulting fat belly sets in that these guys start scrambling to prove their manhood. Statistically speaking, that most often happens in a man’s late forties after the kids are grown and the wife doesn’t give it up anymore.

The Sugar Bowl makes all of this easy for these poor, ignored men by providing a database of willing Sugar Babies.

Sugar Babies are young women, usually between eighteen and twenty-six, although some can be a bit older. CNN says the average age is actually twenty-two, and that’s because most Sugar Babies are joining as a means to get their college tuition paid. At twenty-six, I’m stretching the outer limit of the normal range, but my face is very youthful and I could pass for twenty if I wanted.

While most sugarships—that’s a combination of “sugar” and “relationships”—are formed through introductions facilitated through the Web database, much like some of the popular dating sites, The Sugar Bowl also hosts regional parties where the Daddies and the Babies can mix, mingle, and have face-to-face time to see if there are any common bonds.

What’s the typical “sugarship” look like?

Well, there’s actually a written contract. In a signed agreement, all expectations are laid out. The Sugar Daddy clearly defines what he wants from his Baby. It could be a live-in companion or someone to travel with. It could be as simple as just a weekly dinner date. In return, the Daddy promises the Baby certain things. That could be money, tuition expenses, a car, expensive jewelry, whatever.

Bottom line: the Daddy pays for the Baby.

One thing you will never find in the agreement is an expectation to have sex. In fact, after I joined The Sugar Bowl two weeks ago, it was interesting to read their sample agreement online and find that it actually has a clause that “specifically prohibits discussion and/or agreement regarding sexual acts in exchange for monetary compensation and/or gifts.”

Squeaky-clean on its face, but as CNN showed during the documentary, sex is most often implied. Numerous former Sugar Babies were interviewed. Most of them were very happy with their experiences, having come out of college debt-free. Most of them also admitted that sex was a given and were unapologetic about having their expenses paid in return for a little roll between the sheets.

I find it sickening and repulsive, and yet . . . here I am. Getting ready to attend a San Francisco Sugar Bowl Mixer, and I have it on good authority from Jonathon Townsend’s secretary, Karla Gould, that he’s going to be here. I’m not the least bit ashamed that I researched and targeted her as an unwilling accomplice in my plans. I learned that she’s thirty-three, divorced, a single mom of three, and desperate for friends. I ultimately stalked her, forming a friendship after a “chance meeting” in her favorite coffee shop. That happened two months ago, and I played up my down-on-my-luck poor college student trying to pay for her master’s degree, which led to Karla suggesting The Sugar Bowl to me. While she’s too old and too overweight to be a marketable Baby, she had no problem with urging me in that direction, and I did a great acting job looking surprised at the suggestion, slightly dubious yet equally intrigued.

Karla was a good inside source, and I even once met her at her office for lunch and got a peek inside the great Jonathon Townsend’s empty office. I almost shuddered in ecstasy as I imagined jamming a letter opener through his eye and deep into his brain while he sat at his desk and computed his millions.

My plan is simple, and as such, will involve a great deal of luck.

I am going to try to catch Jonathon Townsend’s attention tonight. It’s well-known that he prefers blondes, but it’s also well known he prefers big tits, and I have a set of those. My blond hair is not an option, because I don’t want him to recognize me.

I don’t think he will, because I have learned in my research that he’s an egomaniac. I also learned that he screw a lot of blondes and I have to imagine all of our faces blend together. While I can’t be sure, I’m betting on his cocky arrogance and the fact it probably had him forgetting about me even before the semen in my hair dried that night.

Rage sparks, froths, and bubbles low in my gut as I think about it.

Infiltrate.
Murder.
Repeat.
Keep your eye on the prize, Sela.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So as always Sawyer Bennett does it again! I absolutely love her and her writing from the beginning. In Sugar Daddy I read it in 1 sitting. I couldn't put it down. I laughed, cried, and was on the edge of my seat. This was definitely not like her normal style of of books but hands down this is just as amazing! I can't wait for Sugar Rush and to see where Beck and Sela will go from here! The cliffhanger on Sugar Daddy is no good but yet the best cliffhanger.... I screamed at the book "NO THIS CANT BE WHERE SHE LEAVES IT! UGH I WANT TO KNOW MORE! " Can Not wait for Sugar Rush to come out! This is a must read and buy book just sayin. I received an Arc Thanks to netgalley for an honest opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First, let me begin by saying that Sawyer Bennett is one of my favorite authors. Definitely in the top four. Now, on to the book... I was blown away with the story. Love the characters. However, the story ends on a big (in my opinion) cliffhanger. With that being said, I wish I had waited to buy the book until the next one comes out. I feel like I was just getting to the good part and Bam! It ended. That's the reason I gave it four stars. Happy reading, if you choose to do so :)
LoveReadBooks More than 1 year ago
This was my first book by Sawyer Bennett and I can proudly say I am hooked on this author. After reading Sugar Daddy, I went ahead and pre-ordered Sugar Rush which coming out in three days and Sugar Free which will be out later this year. I've stay up late couple of nights reading this book even though I had to get up early the next morning. The story is interesting and characters are likable. Sawyer has this way to bring the characters, their thoughts and feelings to you where you feel like you are connected with each of them. Her writing style is easy and fun to read. I really enjoy this book and highly recommended, but be aware it ends with a cliff hanger and if you are one of those readers who likes to read whole story at once you might want to hold off till whole series is released. But do add this series to your Priority wish list.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! I read it in 2 days and couldn't put it down. My heart broke for Sela for what she went through. My stomach was in knots as I neared the end of the book. I wanted so badly for J T to get what he deserved, but will have to wait. I look forward to the next book in this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Sela and Beck, and hated J T with a passion. Well done Sawyer Bennett for giving us such great characters and villains in this book. Only sad we all have to wait until August and October to get to what I'm sure will be a great Ending to their story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow really good. I hated that Sela got gang raped but I hope the next book she gets revenge on that scum JT. I have the rest of this series, looks like a reading weekend for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I lived this series. I really think it could've been stretched out into a 4th book, but it kind of felt like towards the end she just got tired of writing and called a halt and wrapped the story up. I loved these characters and even though I wish it had been a little more developed at the end, I'd happily buy all 3 of these books again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this trilogy. I love my HEA's. Would definitely recommend.
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JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
I went into this story blind and was immediately blown away by the powerful prologue. Dealing with an issue that too many girls are forced to deal with Sugar Daddy starts out with Sela seeking revenge. She meets Beck and for the first time in years finds herself thinking about more than revenge. This story is fast paced and packed with a rollercoaster of emotions. I found myself dying for things to unfold and wondering in what books they happen and then.....the ending. Glad I have book two downloaded and ready to go!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG you need to read this it's very very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first Sawyer Bennett book. I LOVED it! It was such a good story. It kept me guessing the entire book. I've already started Sugar Rush and can't wait for Sugar Free in October!
KaraS More than 1 year ago
This is a different type of series for Sawyer Bennett. There is still romance and good sex, but more mystery as well. This is a trilogy, so be prepared for a major cliffhanger. Beckett North and Sela Halstead meet by chance. Sela has endured a terrible tragedy and this book may include triggers, so be warned. Sela is determined to make Jonathon Townsend pay and hopes that Beck can help her achieve that. But of course, feelings develop and what starts out as a revenge plot for Sela and a one-month sex relationship for Beck - soon develops into much more. Beck helps Sela come out of her sexual shell (and a totally understandable shell, it is) and Sela becomes more than a "Sugar Baby" for Beck. However, Sela is keeping a BIG secret from Beck and he's already warned her that secrets and lies are deal breakers. So you know this will not end well. You'll have to read Book 2 to see how this turns out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best I've read in ages. It ends making you not just wanting more, but needing more. Come on, Aug 16!
dollipop More than 1 year ago
I think a lot of readers are over exaggerating this book. Yes it was good but I wouldn't go so far as amazing. I'm no prude but I found myself skipping the many sex scenes because there's really a lot of them. The lead male Beck is very likable but I wish the author gave more insight to his life as far as growing up. Also like everyone mentioned the cliff hanger. This book really doesn't need 3 books to tell this story. It could truly be written in one long book. I will continue the series because it is a really good story but I guess the arthr just wants us readers to hold out & crave to know what happens next.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMG !!! WOW !!!! Pulls you right in from the first page and never lets you leave!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'll be honest. Its an amazing book. But I'm super angry at it being a cliffhanger. I know I know, she warned us. But here's the thing. You finish this AMAZING book, but then have to wait for the others. Its very frustrating. You end up having to re read parts because you forget things that happened. Not to mention HAVING TO WAIT!!! I'm just kind of over authors releasing their books in stages. But of course I'll be buying the next ones!! Lol
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wholly cap what a great story... my heart breaks for Sela....JT needs to pay...and Beck needs to get his head out of his butt. And my big question was Beck involved in the rape
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one day! Easy read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought the next two books were ready to purchase because I saw the cover, my fault I didn't notice I had to order them. I would have never started to read this series if I would have known the final book didn't come out until oct.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm definitely curious how this is going to pan out and left wanting more. Can't wait for book two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great characters and a good plot.
bookworm66SW More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars. I am predicting an incredible book hangover from this one! Sawyer Bennett crafted wonderful characters that I am completely invested in. The story really resonated with me. The conflict Sela experiences between her two desires creates some fantastic tension. Quintessential sexy good guy Beck North is my new favorite book boyfriend. The story’s cliffhanger is making me anxious for the release of the next book in the series “Sugar Rush” to be published on August 16, 2016!