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Sugar Daddy

(Sugar Bowl #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  10,165 ratings  ·  1,385 reviews
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 monste
Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published May 24th 2016 by Loveswept
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Lisa Degraaf Yes, with each chapter they flip the point of view. It is very easy to follow though because they tell you which character is telling the story. The a…moreYes, with each chapter they flip the point of view. It is very easy to follow though because they tell you which character is telling the story. The audiobooks for this series are read by a man and woman so it brings the story to life and makes it easy to know who is talking if you left off in the middle of a chapter. (less)
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Mar 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE+++ STARS*****
{Netgalley ARC}

"I want to crawl inside of you, Sela and feel every inch of you against me. I don't want any barriers and I don't want any fucking walls between us. Just you and me, melding into me, me into you. I want to know what that feels like with you...

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WOW…JUST WOW!!!! I have read Sawyer Bennett’s Cold Fury series and really enjoyed them but, HOLY HELL, I really think this one right here is her BEST yet!!! There are some seriously dark elements
Jennifer Kyle
Dec 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing

"I'm going to make Jonathon Townsend pay for what he did to me."

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This book is so much more than fans will expect and I loved every minute of it even that brutal cliffhanger! This is the first book of a three book series that was just so damn good. This is definitely the author’s best work that I have read to date. The author nailed each and every aspect of the plot and I’m in no danger of forgetting this storyline anytime soon.


This was one hell of a thrilling story that
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!


So far I have read only one book by this author that I really enjoyed, so I was eager to get my hands on this one, especially since I’ve heard it’s a fantastic, addictive read. And let me tell you, it totally was! 'Sugar Daddy' is the first installment in this author’s newest series, entitled 'Sugar Bowl' and it was a great mix of steam, angst and suspense with some dark elements that will keep your interest from start to finish. This first installment was well written, intriguing and
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
I've read one of Sawyer Bennett's books before Friction and remembered it as being hawt as when I saw this one pop up I didn't even read the blurb-I just hit that request button. AND I LIKED IT.

Sela was raped when she was sixteen. She is in her early twenties now but she really has not moved on. She sleeps with men without a connection. She frequently has depressive episodes. The author painted the image of a rape survivor very well in my opinion. She is watching TV one day when they a
Karen Mc
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Scintillating, sexy, and scandalous, Sugar Daddy is a thrilling ride of delicious deception that seizes your head and heart, leaving you aching for more. It’s a romance, a thriller, and a suspense wrapped in an oh-so-pretty package. Daring. Different. Decadent. Sugar Daddy is full of sugar and spice, and everything naughty and nice.

From the first few pages, Sugar Daddy cast a spell on me, seducing me like a predator luring its prey. I was gnawing at this book, quickly devouring it like a hungry
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you follow my reviews you know I am a huge Sawyer Bennett fan, I love this lady’s books. They are always fun, sweet, sexy reads and I usually jump in as soon as I get them. So obviously that’s what I did with Sugar Daddy, the point of my long windiness, I was in noway expecting this!!

"Of course sex occurs. People have sex. It makes the world go round."

After a traumatic even in Sela’s life she is on a mission to take down Jonathon Townsend, the millionaire founder of The Sugar Bo
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 'Sugary Revenge' Stars!
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I think I have become a Sawyer Bennett fangirl after reading this. I actually have read (and enjoyed) her Legal Affairs series and I have many of her books on my never-ending TBR list so when I saw this new novel on Netgalley I instantly requested it. Best decision EVER.

Sugar Daddy is the first installment in Sawyer's new Sugar Bowl series, a trilogy that I have read is a little bit different from her other
Jun 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars


Wow. This one surprised me. I was hooked from the start. The pacing and characters were fantastic. Sela experienced a horrific event at a young age, and has been haunted since. A chance glimpse of a tattoo, finally gives an identity to one of her attackers, Jonathon Townsend. A millionaire and founder of The Sugar Bowl, which is basically a dating site for older, wealthy men to meet young women. Learning about JT ignites a powerful need for vengeance within Sela. So she immerses herself
Stacey is Sassy

I had an overwhelming desire to kick a fictional character in the ding ding.

This book made me want to have the ability to shoot fireballs from eyes at my kindle. But see, I like my kindle and I don’t want to hurt my kindle. But I really didn’t like what I was reading on my kindle. Sugar Daddy is one of those books that I love to hate…or is it…hate to love?

Throughout the book, I disliked all three main characters at one time or another. One of those three stood out from the others. I absolutely,
Dec 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Sawyer Bennett, Romance
4 Sugar From the Dark Side
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Sawyer Bennett has a knack for tapping into subjects... but with her own unique investigative style.
Stop- what does that mean, Wendy...
Well, for me, it means Bennett using her years of practicing law to be open to trends and issues whether she is actively researching or just instinctively following an organic idea... and it reflects in her choice of plots and style of presentation. It makes following her path always interesting no matter which way she goes.

So, w
Pearl Angeli
5 Stars!!!

What a book!

I'm incredibly impressed. And I'm in shock that I have not read a Sawyer Bennett book. Clearly I was missing out because this book is written so well. It left me on the edge and kept me on my toes.

I wasn't expecting what I got when I started Sugar Daddy. I knew it was a dark read and yet I was stunned by all the surprising elements that I found here.

Sugar Daddy follows the main character Sela Halstead. She was 16 years old when she was drugged and gang-raped by the men she
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4,5 "Sugary Seduction" stars***

I will start my review by saying...
God, that was the ending???

Damn me!!! I didn't like how the things went south between Sela and Beck...
I didn't like the bitterness that is still remaing in the tip of my tongue...
Neither of them deserved that ending!!!

God, i need the next book!!! I need to see that the things have a possibility to get mended...

Well, Sela at the age of sixteen was violated in the worst way...
From that moment her life went downhill...

Ten y
Jacqueline's Reads
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Jacqueline's Reads by: Beverly
5 Please be My Daddy Stars

Sugar Daddy is the first book in the Sugar Bowl series. There will be a total of three books in this series, but all books are full novels (not novellas). I really have to put this disclaimer out there, yes its part of a series, but don’t rule it out because of that. I love serial books, they can be frustrating, but they are also addictive, they make my heart race and I love it when an author hooks you in, because she does do that.

I popped my Sawyer Bennett cherry and w
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
May 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I normally don't do cliffys but damn this was good. Sawyer Bennett knows how to weave a tale you get sucked into. Sela is bent on revenge against the men who raped her taking her virginity at 16. She identifies one of them and tries to get close. When she strikes out at getting close to the man, she meets his business partner, Beck. What starts as her way in, turns into a relationship. The moments they share are great. They have excellent chemistry. The lovemaking is seriously hot. The growth is ...more
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I absolutely hate cliffhangers. I actually used to avoid any book that ended in a cliffhanger, even if the whole series was out and I could read it all at one time. I've started to read more of them but I like to wait until I can read the serial as if it was one book, but there are a few books that I've made an exception for - like this one. Why? Because it was written by Sawyer Bennett and I'll read anything at all that she writes. Even the drea
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm a huge fan of Sawyer Bennett's writing and I am happy to report that she doesn't disappoint again. I loved this book hard, loved characters, their developing relationship, the smut, the mystery, but damn that ending.... it will keep me on edge till the next book comes out.

Full review to come on release day...

ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Megan✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
****4.5 Stars****


“Today is my 16th Birthday. I was raped. I think I deserved it.”

This is the first book I have read by Sawyer Bennett, so I didn’t have any expectations going into it, but having read it, I thoroughly enjoyed it. “Sugar Daddy” is the first book in the “Sugar Bowl” series and it was a great start to what I’m sure will be an amazing trilogy. It was so suspenseful, intriguing, sexy and utterly compelling.

The opening chapter (prologue) shocked me somewhat. It started with a very
⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
Jul 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lovers of a good book with a little dark inside

So I finished this book this morning, while working today I have been trying to get my feelings in check to do this review.

Well it started with a bang!! Fantastic prologue that pulled me in and hooked me. It goes through a very terrible ordeal that Sela goes through at 16 and its what leads her through the book.

Not sure how I felt about how easily Sela gave up on her mission, one minute nothing was going to stop her then the next she was like maybe I will just forget it, Huh? girl no.
Sela .
enqi ☁️✨

sugar daddy is a gripping take on the fine line between romance and revenge, and how that same line is blurred even more when one falls in love. it was a very raw read, unbelievably gritty and unexpectedly emotional, and definitely one that will stay with me for a long time.

sela halstead was brutally gang-raped when she was sixteen. she suffers from extreme trauma and spends years trying to forget that night even while wondering about the identities of the monsters who b
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
Rating Clarification: 3.75 Stars


What in the world just happened?!
I'm torn between crying or going into an angry rage destroying everything in my path. This book completely surprised me, when I started reading it this afternoon I kind of expected an erotic thriller which it wasn't. But then again the story still drew me in, Beck and Sela's relationship was pretty sweet and a pleasure to read about.

I went in blind here, and when I realised that Sela was a rape victi
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 Revenge or Not Stars
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I loved this story. It was a storyline that kept my attention and tugged at my heart. And then there was a cliffy that really tore at you. In all it was a fantastic read!!!

Sela Halstead is 26 and was brutalized at the sweet age of 16. She carries that with her. She knows she will never really love, she can't, not after what happened to her. But what if she discovers who attacked her all these years later? Can she seek out revenge and become whole again? She is sure as h
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ bookwormthoughts
★It's LIVE! Amazon US * Amazon UK

Sugar Daddy is a luscious, suspenseful and sexy love story about one girl’s quest for revenge against the people who perpetrated a violent sexual attack against her at the tender age of 16. Sela's history has determined her emotional detachment and lack of any meaningful relationship outside of her family. Importantly, she believes she's found the perfect opportunity to wield her vengeance, she grasps it and this is where the story unfolds, playing out with a com
Oh wow, I never thought such a sweet looking book would pack such an intense punch full of hot, delicious sexiness and vengeance!

No woman should ever be brutalized the way Sela Halstead was. She never knew the monsters who took more than her virtue at the young age of sixteen. After years of trying to cope with the assault though, she recognizes a nickname she heard along with a tattoo that plagues her nightmares belonging to the playboy Jonathon Townsend (a.k.a. JT), co-owner of a uniqu
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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I might have freaked out over the reveal of this cover. I might have stalked NG for this to be added for requests. I might not have read the blurb going into this. And I might have screamed in frustration when I read the final page.

I love Sawyer Bennett’s books. I don’t have to know anything about them before I one-click. I know that whatever story she is going to tell me is worth it and that I’m going to end up devouring it. Sugar Daddy was no different.

Sela is out for revenge when the first mi
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Don't be fooled by this pink and sparkly cover. Even though Loveswept normally publishes light and easy confections, this book completely shatters that mold. It's like someone took a rape and revenge film from the 70s and tried to make it a chick flick, which sounds like it absolutely should not work, but it almost does except for a few problems I'm going to talk about later. Sela was gang-raped when she was just sixteen-years-old when s
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️
4.5 Smutastic Stars!

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Wow! I've only read one book by Sawyer Bennett and it was years ago. After reading Sugar Daddy, I'm going to change that PRONTO. I had no idea she wrote such freaking hot romance. Couple that with this having kind of a dirty talker and dual point of views, I simply devoured this book!

Sugar Daddy is the first in a trilogy so this book cannot be read as a standalone. And yes, it has a mutha of a cliffy. I detest cliffies but in no way do I regret picking this up. Sugar Dadd
4 Sugar Daddy Stars




At the age of sixteen, Sela Halstead experienced something no woman should ever have to live through. The attack stole her innocence and, for years, the will to keep going. 10 years later and a master’s degree in her sights, Sela’s a little numb to the life going on around her but moving forward nonetheless. When fate intervenes, a television interview and an all too familiar tattoo leads to the identity of one of her attackers, and Sela’s plan for
Kim Bailey
I'm seriously impressed.

Not at all what I would have expected from Sawyer Bennett – her books are generally good, but this one kind of knocked my socks off & the subject matter is much darker than her norm. I was not expecting such a thrill ride. But I sure am glad I got it!

Of course, there are elements to this story that keep in line with Ms. Bennett’s signature style. The hero is dreadfully swoon-worthy (right up until that cliffhanger ending). The leading lady is damaged and, yet she has man
Olga therebelreader
I cannot say enough great things about this book!

Jonathon Townsend and Beckett North are co-founders of The Sugar Bowl, a find-a-rich-guy website.

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Both men are charismatic, successful, intelligent, really handsome, irresistible and millionaire bachelors. They have been best friends since college but JT’s irrational and reckless behavior has led Beck to fall out with him.

“He’s wayward”, Beck agrees with frustration. “A douche. Irrational, impulsive, and immature. He’s all of that, but he
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