Sunday, October 22, 2017

Book Review: 'Hot Sugar: A Billionaire Bad Boy Romance' by Cassandra Dee

Cassandra Dee doesn’t offer a biography but from her output (twenty four books to date) of erotica it appears she enjoys all manner of ‘group therapy’. Taking off on the social media ‘want ads’ or dating games Cassandra offers a story that shows both the dangers – and the possible rewards of such seeking of partnerships.

The plot is fairly straightforward and serves as a background for the erotica elements that overwhelm this book. ‘Cute, innocent girl wanted. Sugar baby with all the benefits. I shouldn’t have. I didn’t mean to. But times were hard. There was no money, no food. My younger sister was going hungry. So when I saw the ad online, my finger clicked. Cute, innocent girl wanted. Sugar baby with benefits. What’s a sugar baby? What benefits? My eyes only saw the five thousand dollar retainer. Because it was enough to pay my bills. To stay in school. To make sure my little sister could eat. So I replied. And oh god, but my sugar daddy is gorgeous. No one said an older man could be this hot. Mr. Channing makes me burn inside. Sizzle. Tingle. This is wrong. So taboo. Totally illicit. But you know what they say. Everything tastes better with sugar…’

And so goes the affair of Carrie and Mason. A bit of Cassandra’s comic talent comes early on in the preparation for the ‘encounter’ – ‘The World Wide Web has been my downfall for a long time. I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve lost to endlessly reading random sites. Not even educational sites like the news or following the stock market. But really random things like BuzzFeed and Bored Panda, mind candy that sucks you in, only to spit you out three hours later, dazed and confused. I should find some blocking software to prevent my bad habits. That would help my procrastination, for sure.’

For those who thrive on erotica this book is a feast. For those who have not read steamy novels…better to start with one a bit less ‘frank’. Grady Harp, October 17
This book is free on Kindle Unlimited

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