As a reader I like nothing more than to be surprised by a book and J.J. McAvoy really did that with this stand-alone novel. ‘Sugar Baby Beautiful’ was like nothing I had expected and while I didn’t fully love it, I enjoyed very much. Steamy, witty and emotional, ‘Sugar Baby Beautiful’ was a fantastic, addictive read that made me smile and swoon until the end with a great, endearing heroine and a swoon-worthy hero that won me over from the very beginning.
“You are sugar baby beautiful, Felicity. Any guy would walk through fire for a chance to be with you.”
Felicity is a good, hard working girl who works as a school janitor, waitress and also as a phone credit card collector. Her jobs and her two best friends Cleo and Mark are more than she can handle right now, so she’s not looking for any type of relationship. When her friends ask her to attend a Sugar Baby Party, a party where rich people are looking for companionship or something more she reluctantly accepts, wanting to explore in some way her wild side and also have some fun.
Left alone at the party, Felicity feels that party is not for her after all, so she tries to hide in more ways than one. She meets a sexy and arrogant man, Theodore Darcy, CEO of Darcy Entertainment, a young billionaire who like Felicity is not very pleased to be at the party. From the moment they meet Felicity and Theo are drawn to each other, toying with each other numerous times. Theo is taken aback by Felicity’s grace and beauty, wanting to know her and make her his.
“There was something about her that kept drawing me back. The way she felt against me. How she moaned out my name. Not knowing what she would do or say next. She seduced me just by breathing.”
While Theo makes clear from the beginning what he wants from Felicity, proposing her a no strings attached relationship, Felicity doesn’t know exactly what she wants. Eventually she reluctantly accepts, but what begins a sex and companionship relationship slowly becomes something much more for both of them.
“When I said you’re mine, I meant it. Remember? I say what I mean. I chose scars and all. If it were me, if I were the one who had to be here, would you walk away?”
Like I mentioned above this one turned out to be so much more than I initially thought it will be. The story was interesting, fascinating at times and so very deliciously twisted. I enjoyed almost all the twists and turns here and many of them kept me at the edge of my seat for one reason or another. The plot was layered and the story-line was truly addictive.
Both Felicity and Theo were wonderful, engaging characters I fell in love with as the story progressed. Felicity was a fun heroine I liked from the start. I loved her colorful personality, her sassiness and her attitude towards…well, everything. She was smart and strong as the story progressed and I sympathize immensely with her at some point into the story. She was an engaging, well portrayed, independent and rebellious heroine I admired and adored until the end.
I loved Theo, even more than our heroine. He wasn’t your typical billionaire if you know what I mean which honestly I found very refreshing. He was cocky and possessive in an endearing way and as the story progressed he proved numerous times how great he is with everyone he cares about. I loved how thoughtful and supportive he was with Felicity at times. He was everything our heroine needed in her life and I loved how much he believed in her from the beginning. But what I loved the most was the fact that he never gave up on her. He was loyal, sweet and caring and perfect in every way for Felicity.
“You’re one of a kind, Theodore Darcy.”
While the first half of the story was sexy and also angst and drama free, the second half was more emotional that I had expected. Like I previously mentioned there are some interesting twists that I’m sure will leave you with your mouth hanging open.
Overall, a fantastic read!