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Manhattan Sugar

(From Manhattan #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  168 ratings  ·  74 reviews
Once upon a time there was a party-girl called India Rivera… ah, who am I kidding?
This is no fairytale.
My whole life is crap right now.

Bad Ideas:
Relying on anyone.
Drunk texting.

The sexiest man alive; shoe kingpin, Gray Ellison, is back in my life.
We had a combustible flirtation a year ago.
My begging, lonely heart doesn’t stand a chance against his sweetness… espe
Kindle Edition, 279 pages
Published September 13th 2018
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Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: EVERYONE if you want to swoon your pants off
I wanted to stay in Gray and India's SUGAR FILLED world.


Sign me up for a sugar daddy who looks like Gray Ellison! Holy shit, that guy was hot as hell and sweet as sugar. He would do anything for India despite all the road blocks our heroine put up in the beginning and at the end ( that fucking end scene nearly gave me a stroke! but I loved it)

When a hero/heroine are made for each other you feel the chemistry in the words on the page. These two were everything you want in a romance couple.
Well, well, well she's done it again! V has written what has to be one of the hottest books I've ever read.

Gray and India are absolutely perfect together, the chemistry between them is scorching and without giving too much away I want to say this is one of my favorite ever pairings.

Oh and one of "those Murphys" is featured <3

Absolutely fantastic and one I will be rereading.

Thanks to V for the ARC copy.
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve finished this read a mere 12 hours ago and I’m at a loss for words. I’ve yet to meet a book by this wonderful author that I haven’t loved yet. India is one of the most relatable characters I have ever come across and her story alone sucked me in feet first. “Nine days out of ten I could be the sassy, outspoken fun-loving woman I portrayed to the world.” Honestly, what woman goes through life not feeling this way at least once or ten times. Everyone going about saying that you deserve the be ...more
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sugar Daddy- Gray Ellison- tall, gorgeous, sexy, well endowed, shoe mogul. He's so sweet that sugar wouldn't melt in his mouth, but India sure does.

Sugar Baby- India Rivera-blonde, sexy, sassy, beautiful with a lot of baggage and I'm not talking shoes. She had experienced loss and held onto her control with both hands and all ten toes.

This story just stole my heart, made me weak kneed, melted my panties and made me view the cereal aisle in a whole new way. I love romance, connection, hope, hum
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me start this review by saying, I fell HARD for Gray and India. However, I bulked hard core when I saw the words "Sugar Daddy". Not gonna lie, folks. I was like "ehhhhhhhhh, I don't know how I feel about the whole sugar daddy situation". With that being said, I'm thanking my lucky stars that I put my judgments aside and read this book. I wanted to read it in one sitting, but you know, kids/life/holiday weekend and all that jazz. Bottom line, though? SO. FREAKING. GOOD.

Story Line: So India, s
3.5 stars

The first 30% is so devoid of dialogue (seriously goes 10-15 pages between spoken exchanges with nothing but character thoughts) that I nearly DNF's. Thankfully, things got better but I couldn't shake the feeling that this would have been better if it hadn't been written in first person POV.

India was funny, stubborn and dealing with way too much. Her anxiety was earned but she was emotionally high maintenance. Gray was almost too perfect at first. An older Henry Cavill* look alike with
Tamara Harrington
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Mother of Pearl...
Ms. Theia has done an absolutely amazing job with Gray and India's story. We first met these two people in Noah and Sena's story It Was Love and from that quick glimpse, we thought it was going to be good. Manhattan Sugar has far passed any expectations that I could have set for it.
India is so completely different from what I thought she was going to be but in the best way possible. You might think that she is just a party girl and even reading the book, you don't realize
Claire Louise¤°.¸¸.•´¯`»
I'm Addicted to that Sugar D!!


There are certain indisputable laws of the romance genre for me and one being I know going into a VT book it will be safe for my romance loving heart. I don’t mean safe as in a boring story. Far from it, but I know the drama and character angst will only be between two people. There’s never any other third party involved and it’s something I’ve come to rely on from her.

Watching the story develop between this gorgeous hero ( seriously, he was perfection in rock s

Gray Ellison is my Sugar Daddy!

OMG, I'm still all in my feelings as I write this!! From the teasers posted over the last few weeks I knew I'd love this book. Gray is my kind of hero. You know the rare type that isn't damaged or has a dark past and is just a genuinely nice guy who can admit he is in love and he wants to make the world a better place for his woman? Gray is that guy and he was EVERYTHING!! God, I was living for his sweetness ( no pun intended on the title ) He was fucking ama
Elisha Blade
Aug 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta-read
Sweet Romance

The story of Gray and India is such a beautiful love story; about loving someone because of all their baggage. It’s about that love you feel when you find your other half, they know how to deal with you perfectly so you find out what true love feels like. A reminder not to judge because you never know how someone got to their point in their life; until you take the time to truly get to know one another then no judgement just pure emotions and expressions of love for all of who some
Beth Frank
I finished this story last week and struggled with what to write in my review. I am still struggling but here goes….

After meeting Gray and India in Noah and Sena’s story “It Was Love” I knew from their instant connection that V. would give them a beautiful story. I was not wrong.

India has always been the party girl, someone who likes her independence and hates asking for help. She’s been on her own for too long, has trust issues and has the responsibility of taking care of her mom. Gray is a ma
Sep 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

OK, so I liked this a lot but just didn't love it either!
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved everything about this love story! Even nameless could not mess up what I love about this book.

Gray was so calm and patient with India in the most beautiful way. The way he took care of not only her, but her mom, brings tears to my eyes. How much did the delivery guy make bringing all that food to India?

What I don't like about this book? I have to wait until 2019 for the next book in the series. Seriously?! I didn't even complain about nameless.
Karen Sedgman
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fantastic story! Loved the banter that Gray & India have going on! Swoon worthy Gray is the perfect sexy Rockstar, Sugar Daddy for the gorgeous India! These two rock as a couple in everyway! Awesome ending! ...more
Sasha Gonzalez
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love a relatable heroine. Most of the romance books I read are missing someone you can see a part of yourself in. This book had that in quirky, witty, self sabotaging India. And Gray was equal parts sweet and commanding. This book was just fun. I was smiling through most of it and laughing out loud. 5 stars. V Theia just keeps growing as an author
Ellie Rice
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an incredible story! India was so much like so many of us, dealing with the insecurities and self-doubts of our lives.
Gray was EVERYTHING I have ever wanted in a man. Sweetest thing alive, sexy as hell, dominating, accommodating, loving...
I could go on and on but I won’t. Fair warning though, I licked him, so he’s mine. Back off!
I cannot wait to read Noah and Sena’s story!!
Joy Westerfield
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Be still my heart! This story about Gray and India is mind blowing. We met them in It Was Love and It Was Always Love, and I was hoping to hear more about these two characters. India has a rough life and doesn't believe in love, you only get hurt is her feeling. And Gray, a bit older than her, sees her one day in a coffee shop and knows she is the one for him. But he has to wait quite a while for India to acknowledge him. These two belong together. You can feel it in your heart that Gray is the ...more
Hollye Hill
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
All of Ms. Theia has done it again! She has completely blown me away. The heat and comedy between the main H & h is wonderful! Ms. Theia has created a world with her writing that pulls you in and keeps you there til the last work on the last page! You will not want to put this book down its a real page turner. Thank you again Ms. Theia for a wonderful work of fiction! Keep up the great work. ...more
This is one gorgeous man… and story. I want to squeeze this book like a teddy bear.

Hungry, vivid writing style. I was completely taken over by its energy, mordacity and wit. Is V-humming a thing? Because it happens here :-D

Self-deprecating heroine who’s fought on her own for too long, a dashing and mature gentleman who wants the best for her. An you imagine the feeling it would arise to have a beautiful, honest man offering you the world when you’re really down, almost beaten? The temptation gro
Jan 06, 2020 rated it did not like it
Make the rambling stop!

At 4 percent in the h was still drunk in a bar inner monologue rambling and rambling useless non sense about her life and the decisions she’s made that bad. Turns out she’s a party girl, serial sleeping around chick with attachment and emotional issues.
She met the H about a year ago and hasn’t texted him or called. But now that she’s been fired and evicted she’s calling him up to use him.
I can’t handle boring books where there’s just soooo much blah blah blah inner rambl
Lynn Ann
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This love story deserves all the stars in the universe! There is humor, hotness (I mean c'mon Gray Ellison is easy on the eyes and sells shoes for a living, and has a thing for nailing on walls!!), and is a trademark is everything V. Theia does there's heart. India Rivera is a woman who needs & deserves a man with a great heart and that's what she gets. It's not without struggle, it's not without self doubt, some painful self sabotage and the inability to trust in other's to love her as she is. ...more
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I want my own Sugar Daddy
I frigging adored this book! I'm a big old sucker for and alpha male, but Gray is so sweet with it...gahhh! I need a man like him in my life, I am jealous of India getting to keep Gray, like all good love stories there's ups and downs, and my God did I want to punch India's dad in the face.
It was nice to hear from Noah and Sena, but seriously I wanna be Sugar baby!
I give this amazing book five hot sweet sexy stars *****
A.J. Daniels
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I think this may be Vic’s best book yet. The writing was on point.

India, to me, was easy to relate to. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t struggled with their feelings of responsibility towards family, or struggled with how they view themself vs how others view them. Gray is the perfect hero. I mean who doesn’t want a hot rock star/shoe mogul? I loved their relationship.
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Words cannot describe this book. Gray is perfection, I have fallen completely for him. India is so relatable and I found myself feeling like she has in my own life- should I expect my own gray to sweep me off my feet. I hope we see these again because just like the kitten and the geek they have a piece of my heart.
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is everything!! It’s full of heartache, and also so full of love that it just seeps off the page. India is like so many of us, she wants to feel that all consuming love and wants to know she is worth something. Gray just so happens to know that he is the man for the job and he takes his job very seriously 😜, get ready for a whole lot of hot and get ready for your teeth to hurt because this man is pure sugar ❤️❤️
Sep 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing it is really the definition of a true love... I’m pretty sure this is every girls definition of the type of Sugar Daddy / Gray Ellison they want in there lives.. I can't not wait to read more from this serious!!!
Anastasia Jenkins
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh sweet Jesus!! This book!!
V has created amazing characters in Grey and India!
Honestly you connect with India from the very first page, wether it be her personality, her anxiety or her love of shoes, you’ll feel a little of yourself in her.
Grey...well he’s just peachy....a giant flipping peach I want to sink my teeth into! He’s determined to help India and V forces you in love with him. He’s perfect.
They’re perfect.
There are no words that can describe this book for what it is!! It’s just am
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Love Gray

A great addition to the series. I couldn’t put the book...not for second. Gray is the perfect boyfriend and I’ve just placed him on my book boyfriend list. I would highly recommend this great series. I cannot wait for the next book in the series.
Multiple times reading: I've dived into Gray and India's story many times now. When I'm in a book funk and nothing is sticking well I go back to an old favorite and this was one of my best books of last year. It still has the same impact on me as the first read did. It's excellently written, it's relatable and hella romantic and I love the contrast between the both characters and yet their differences in age, personality, temperament and strength makes for one hell of a pairing. V. Theia can do ...more
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Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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“Loving Gray fell into place as easy as taking my next breath.

He’s my heaven. He’s love and he’s safety.”
“Loving him sneaked up on me one tentative step at a time and then a bouncing rush and I was the lucky one who got to love him.
I get to love this man every day of my life.
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He makes me want to jump in the puddle of love with both my feet.
Not only that, I craved it, hungered for the love he showered me with.
Our love opened me to new feelings. Like we’ve built mansions on top of clouds with bells and whistles loud enough to drown out the world.
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