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- File Size : 4477 KB
- Print Length : 150 pages
- ASIN : B014OL8TNK
- Publication Date : September 29, 2015
- Publisher : Rebekah Weatherspoon (September 29, 2015)
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #157,067 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Kayla has been laid off from her human resources job and hasn’t had much luck on the job search front. Her best friend and roommate, Adler, suggests that Kayla join her on the Arrangements website—a service that introduces sugar babies to sugar daddies.
Kayla (24) meets Michael (49) at her first sugar party and it’s basically lust at first sight. Beginner’s luck, in Kayla’s case. It turns out that Michael owns Arrangements and he’s also a billionaire. His work is his life, but he wants a companion who isn’t just a random gold digger, social climber, or sex worker. Hence, the sugar daddy scenario.
Everything happens so fast. Kayla and Michael meet, then it’s boom they’ve slept together, then boom they’re having feelings for each other, then boom they’re moving in together? Within what, a couple of weeks? He might be a billionaire, but he’s not too smart, in my opinion. I’m also supposed to believe that Kayla is smart, but I’m not buying it. Yes, she’s still looking for jobs in the meantime because she doesn’t want to become dependent on Michael long-term. But that kind of flies out the window when they decide to get serious about each other within weeks.
Additionally, there are several conflicts inherent to their arrangement: Kayla has a falling-out with someone close to her and it directly involves Michael; Kayla has to figure out how to break the news to her family, once she and Michael decide to move in together; and Kayla and Michael’s age difference is a real sticking point for her parents.
Lastly, I just didn't enjoy the writing style, which reads more like a laundry list than an engaging narrative. We get Kayla's point of view about what she does every day and what happens, but I didn't get a sense of who she really is as a character. Same for Michael: why is Kayla so drawn to him, other than for his money and the security it offers?
There are sex scenes galore, but without a substantial emotional connection, they feel empty and generic. Both Kayla and Michael profess deep feelings; but to me, it was a case of telling and not showing because I just didn’t understand where this supposed meaningful relationship was.
So Sweet didn’t work for me on any level, so I won’t be reading the next book in the series.
It is a lovely little novella that takes on so much that matters: friendship, age differneces, sexual agency, class, inter racial dating, varied bodied but does so with joy in each each person.
The heroine is great and the hero is steadfast and honest. Everyone in this book in grown (well maybe not the heroine's best friend) and reacts in realistic and practical ways.
Weatherspoon does such a good job with the attraction, falling in love and dilemma's of this romance.
I do wish we had a bit more. I like to linger into happily ever after. I hear we shall be seeing more of them in the future. I need Daniella to have her own book. Need.
Having recently found Ms. Westherspoon it is great fun reading her earlier work. She has quickly become a favorite author.
Kayla, fresh out of a job and a backup plan, needs to find a way to make money. Sad thing is Kayla is under an unusual amount of pressure because her roomie is out of work too. Roomie previously worked as a "sugar baby" to an older wealthy gent and suggested she and Kayla try it out to make ends meet.
Kayla meets a stone cold fox in Michael. He's older, he's wealthy, and he makes her knees weak. Good pacing, good story, wonderful character development. Liked these two lots! Can't wait to see what comes next. Great job Ms. Weatherspoon!
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Because of the cold, maybe I'm being a bit grumpy. But I really missed any conflict in this. Our first-person heroine is perfect. Our hero is perfect. Neither have any personality flaws. Yeah, okay, she's a curvy black lady, and he's turning 50, and they met at a sugar daddy event, but there is zero conflict. It is always a proper relationship, there is no does s/he like me, because they declare their feelings for each other almost as soon as they meet. They are both entirely transparent emotionally to each other.
I didn't really know this, but I really like some angst before my HEA. This has zero angst. The only tiny conflict that happens is totally predictable and occurs about 80% of the way through the novella.
This also had some novella problems. It was all very quick. It really bugged me that lots of the relationship development and conversation was in narrative rather than present scene. Neither did I feel that the characterisation was very consistent. Michael is supposed to be this rich tycoon, but he comes across more like a careers advisor, consequently the sex scenes didn't really sizzle for me. The heroine says early on that she likes her HR job, but then she wants to code, or be a graphic designer. The skill set for those three things are so totally different, I struggled to understand Kayla as a person.
All that said, I read it. It is sweet and light and very fluffy. Don't expect any angst, do expect unexpected butt smex and you will probably enjoy this.
I really liked the premise and the characters, but couldn't help but feel sad about the developments in some friendship areas. And I struggled with the initial start of the relationship agreements. I can't exactly say why, it was well written, and the tricky sex worker - client dynamic was very well handled imo. I still struggled to *connect* and ended up feeling like the MCs were always one step ahead of me.
I definitely enjoyed it and I'm looking forward to reading more of this series after a solid start with this one.
A lacklustre yet occasionally charming romantic read. Definately not erotica!