I received an advance copy of this book via Netgalley. As with all books that I read, I went to Goodreads to mark that I was “currently reading” the book.
However, the cover of “Sugar” by Monique X, is basically exactly the same as “Sugar Daddy” by Sawyer Bennett. So, that’s super confusing. Are these by the same person? Or did one copy the cover art of the other?? I have included both covers for comparison.
Anyway, this book (told as a memoir) is about a single mom raising two kids after her divorce from her deadbeat husband. In order to make ends-meat, the main character “Monique” joins a sugar daddy dating site called “Seeking Arrangements”. Basically, a “Sugar Babe” is a woman who receives money from older, wealthy (sometimes married) “Sugar Daddies”. In general, from what I understand, a Sugar Babe is like a kept mistress who gets a monthly allowance, and in return, accompanies the guys on fancy dinners, trips abroad, and of course, engages in very ellicit sexual activities.
As the author says: “what all men really want: a lady on their arm and a hooker in their bed.”
I haven’t really read many erotica books, except for maybe 50 Shades of Grey 1-3, and like 50 Shades of Grey, this Sugar story is more interesting than the writing is good. But, as Stephen King says, a book is about the story, and not the writing technique — and this story is fast paced, entertaining, adventurous, and full of very sexually graphic scenes (which are exciting). The men Monique met were fun and exotic and took her around the globe on world-wind adventurous filled with fine dining, high priced wine / cocktails, and mindblowing sex.
If you have ever fantasized about what it could be like to live dangerously or on the edge, this book will defenitely intrigue you.
Check out this book on Goodreads: Sugar: My Life as a Sugar Babe http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40667863-sugar
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