Book Review: Fracture (Midnight Ice #3)

 

Fracture TeaserWhen you fall for the devil, you’re bound to get burned.

Pandora Scott’s world has blown up once again, but this time she’s learned her lesson–saving the world isn’t a job she can do solo. She needs friends. But when her strongest ally also happens to be the boy who shattered her heart, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Especially since the person she has to destroy might just be the love of her life. With her fate hanging in the balance, Pandora’s got to make a choice. Forgive? Forget? Fight? Or falter? But everything changes when she realizes that the people she thought were heroes might be villains, and the good guys aren’t always as trustworthy as they seem…

Fracture is the third book in the thrilling Midnight Ice series–the brand new spinoff to Midnight Fire, a bestselling paranormal romance with over 200,000 copies sold and over 5000 5-star reviews on Goodreads!

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My Review

Amazing! This is how I would describe the third installment in the Midnight Ice series.  A turn to the story that is almost unbelievable. It is more than I would have ever imagined and expected. We have a more determined Pandora, on the verge of discovering her true identity and how to tap into all her power. I cannot tell you too much, as I would spoiler the previous parts, unfortunately.

But this time she is not alone. If in “Frost” she is on the run, trying to survive, alone and not willing to trust, in “Fracture” Pandora has allies, friends, people she can count on. She cannot finish this without them.  She is stronger and dedicated to her cause. She is spectacular!

“You look like crap.”

Naya didn’t bother to move except to arch a single pointed brow, amber eyes flashing. “Let’s see how you do after a few weeks of torture. I’m happy to start right now.”

In this book we have this struggle, this fight between good and bad, right or wrong, light and dark at its finest. It is incorporated at so many levels. Is Sam trying to clean his soul for Pandora? Are the titans good or bad? Do their actions have good or bad intentions behind or the desire to prove they are these mighty creatures? Is Pandora innocent or guilty? Did she determine Sam going bad? So many questions arise and somewhere in the middle of the book I wanted to find out more. I wanted to go deeper with every page.

Looking back to the other two books, I stopped to wonder if this series has gone a long way, if the characters have matured, if the action is the same of it has evolved. Well definitely yes. Everything is now different, everything is now so much complex. So yes, you will not get tired of the same old Pandora and her doubts.  Kaitlyn Davis is an auto buy author for me, she is fantastic. She has this gift of mixing words with feelings and emotions just to create memorable stories.

Forgiveness is about releasing the pain, releasing the blocks in your own heart, releasing anything and everything that is stopping you from being happy. But forgetting is something else entirely. And, well, whether you do or you don’t, that’s up to you.

An obvious amount of 5 stars and I do recommend the series – In case you haven’t figured that out. Start with book one, which is just 0.99 $ for a limited time only. If there ever was a series I wanted to see as a movie, this would be it! But on second thought, I’m not sure the movie would give justice to the way it’s written. Ok, I’m shutting up now J Happy reading!

P.S.: This quote describes it perfectly:

This isn’t my first time saving the world, and if there’s anything my past experience has taught me, it’s laugh whenever you get the chance. You never know what shit-storm is going to come next.

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 Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found playing fetch with her puppy, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com

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Book Review: The Mistletoe

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About the book:

Title: The Mistletoe

Author: Patricia Catacalos

Published: November 14th 2014 by Smashwords Edition

Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Format: epub

Blurb:

England 1874…The irresponsible Marcus Brody is suddenly guardian to his recently deceased brother’s three little girls. Christmas is fast approaching and he needs feminine help from the children’s maternal aunt, a reclusive young widow, Lady Alyssa, who wants nothing to do with her nieces. But in soliciting Lady Alyssa’s help, is Marcus unknowingly drawing her into a paranormal encounter with Spirits warning of mortal danger.

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My Review:

My second book by Patricia Catacalos has not disappointed me at all. I loved every page and it held me captive between its lines. I was not quite quick to write my review though – kind of lazy.

The main characters evolve from the beginning till the end of the story and the beauty is they evolve together, helping each other, leaning on one another. Marcus meets Lady Alyssa at his niece’s birthday party and his interest in her is quite evident. Still, her being married and his lack of commitment make any kind of intimate relation impossible. However, time will do its magic and bring them close, unfortunately by means of a tragedy. What happens next? You’ll have to read through the book.

What I mostly liked about the story was how well the characters evolve together. Alyssa will overcome her fear of men and society with Marcus’ help, while he will start focusing on having a family, hopefully with the lovely Lady. But there are people who do not desire their happiness. There are traps, deceiving and there is envy.

Same as in her other book, “The Aura Of The Crescent Moon”, we have again a situation of abuse, this time we have a woman abused by her husband. The consequences are way beyond physical pain. The trauma is well presented, but the author has insisted more on the recovery process. I do appreciate when this subject is not treated lightly and I believe the author has done another great job.

A small spoiler alert: there is something that is not as believable as the rest of the book and that seems kind of out of theme. One of the children has some outwardly help and tips her aunt and uncle of the bad things to come. I cannot say I hated the idea, but it just doesn’t feel well. Other than this, no other complains.

After two books by this author, I find myself enjoying Patricia Catacalos’ writing and her stories. Even if I liked more “The Aura Of The Crescent Moon” (review can be found here), I did enjoy “The Mistletoe” and I hope You’ll give it a try as well. Enjoy J

 

About the Authorpatricia

Patricia Catacalos holds a BA in Theatre from Seton Hill University and a MA in Theatre from the University of Denver. Years ago, when still single, she acted in and directed plays in the Philadelphia area but suffered the fate of many artists, struggling financially. So, she entered a career in sales but her creative spirit needed to express itself. So approximately eight years ago, she started writing historical romances. Many of the historical romances have a subgenre of mystery and/or the paranormal. She discovered that writing historical romances and ultimately, mystery/intrigue is her passion. Currently, she has written twenty novels and novellas.

She has been happily married for twenty-eight years to a loving and supportive man with a Greek heritage (which influenced a couple of her novels) and they live in southern New Jersey.

Book Review: Soul Awakening

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Title: Soul Awakening

Author: Paul Lonardo

Published: May 24th 2017 by Inkspell Publishing, LLC

Source: received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Format: ebook

Blurb:

Something otherworldly is happening in a small Texas town.

As a small Texas town mourns the tragic death of its high school football star, Alecia is struggling to adjust to life without the boy she has dated since sixth grade and thought she would be with forever.

When Braden comes to her as an apparition, she finds herself falling for Riley, Braden’s best friend and teammate. Has Braden returned to spy on her, or for some other reason?

Alecia’s not sure, but she soon realizes she must find a way to accept Braden’s death and welcome love back into her life, or risk losing everything.

The Power of Secret Love changes everything…

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My Review:

It’s incredible how, in less than 70 pages I managed to cry, be enraged and hope again for and with the main character. the author did such a great job with Alecia and her emotions, that everything she was going through managed to reach me – the reader.

After her boyfriend’s death, Alecia feels lost and more alone than ever. She and Braden have been together since sixth grade, they shared a numerous amount of moments, some of which she remembers throughout the book. She has a very difficult time accepting his passing and only when Braden’s spirit appears, she starts focusing on life again. A love that reaches from beyond to help her living and hoping again. I loved it!

Alecia will become moral support for Riley, Braden’s best friend. She will help him move on from his grief and guilt and encourage him not to give up on his dreams. Riley on the other hand will be the only one to understand her loss, he will be the only one she could talk to. With a mother unable to comprehend her daughter’s feelings, Alecia will have to lean on her boyfriend’s ghost and his best friend.

Paul Lonardo’s story has a very powerful message. One can still hope for the best after a terrible loss. One should honor that person’s memory, by living a life in the most beautiful way possible.

Suffice to say “Soul Awakening” deserves my 5 stars. I was so lucky to have received a complimentary copy in exchange for my review and I cannot wait to read more by this author.

 

About the Authorpaul

 

Paul Lonardo has published both fiction and non-fiction. He has had titles excerpted in Reader’s Digest and reviewed in Publisher’s Weekly.

FROM THE ASHES became the basis of a 2013 documentary web series, THE STATION, which he produced. Paul was interviewed as part of NBC’s documentary program featuring the true crime story depicted in his book CAUGHT IN THE ACT.

Book Review: Moon River

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Title: Moon River

Author: Amber D. Tran

Published: September 17th 2016 by Amber D. Tran

Source: received from the Author, in exchange for a review

Format: ebook

Blurb:

In this debut novel from author Amber D. Tran, a tale of adolescence and heartbreak unfolds. Nine-year-old Abigail Kavanagh first meets Ryan Mills during the summer of 1999. A shy and awkward boy, Ryan hides behind his wide-framed glasses while Abigail is determined to learn everything there is to know about him. The next few summers are filled with birthday parties, adventures in and around the West Virginian mountainsides, and late night conversations where they share their most secretive and personal thoughts.

Their friendship starts to crumble when Abigail befriends the attractive and musical Lilly Anderson, a girl who is also interested in uncovering the mysterious nature surrounding Ryan. However, everything comes to an end the summer of 2004, and Abigail must decide if her new journey is worth traveling alone.

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My Review:

 

I took my time in writing this review, especially because I don’t often give 2 stars to the books I read. So I did my best to put on paper the good and the bad things.

We follow the life of Abigail Kavanagh since the age of 9, with her struggles to make friends, talk to the boy she likes and even understanding some important life aspects. The tone of the writing gradually evolves, as Abigail grows up, and we only get to see her perspective. The reader will be able to feel the changes in our main character’s personality, throughout the tone of the narration.

Abigail has had a crush on Ryan since the moment she saw him. I could very much relate to that innocent feeling and those pure emotions, as I also had a crush at that age. Most of the actions and reactions in this book are very close to reality, but even having this in mind, I had some hard time with it.

I liked how the author managed to present the story strictly with what Abigail could know or understand. We don’t get to understand the reasons behind Ryan’s sudden change, as she only has some vague ideas. While this is an excellent point for Amber’s writing style (it must be difficult to refrain from disclosing stuff about the other characters), for me it was hard to put some pieces together and I feel that there is a big gap in the story.

I was not very comfortable with how developed these kids were. They were talking sex at a very young age. There was a bullying scene I did not enjoy at all (cannot describe because of spoilers) and as well a scene where parents encouraged inappropriate behavior. And speaking of parents, I would have wanted to see them more involved in the education of their sons and daughters. But then again, maybe this was one of the points this book wants to show: parents should pay more attention to what their kids are doing.

The main character was not to my liking either. I felt she wanted so much to be accepted that she turned out to be a victim of her so called friends. She was manipulated and used, but she was always the nice girl and good friend. There were also moments when I got really tired and could not wait to finish the book.

Even if “Moon River” has not received a big score from me, I do believe Amber D. Tran is a great author. I would read more books by her, just that this one was not for me, or to my taste.

Let me know your opinion in the comments below, as usual J

 

About the Authoramber

 

Born and raised in the heart of the Appalachia, Amber spent her childhood growing up on gravel roads and playing Pokémon Red on her Game Boy Color. At the age of 10, she discovered her fascination with creative writing and turned a 1-page homework assignment into a 35-page document for her 5th grade teacher. Less than a year later, she wrote her very first book about a female basketball player with leukemia. She will spare you the pain from having to read it.

After graduating Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia University in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and a concentration in creative writing, Amber moved to northern Alabama. She married her husband after meeting him in a Dragon Ball Z chat room. She is currently employed as a senior technical writer and Scrum Master for a software company. In her free time, she enjoys playing League of Legends and discovering dive bars with her girlfriends.

She is featured in Calliope, Sonic Boom Journal, HeartWood Literary Magazine, Speculative 66, Blue Stoat, and Spry Literary Journal. Her novel Moon River was released in September. Her essay “Saltwater” will be featured in the upcoming anthology This Bridge Called Language, available in print in 2017.

Amber currently lives in Alabama with her husband and two dogs, Ahri and Ziggs.

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Book Review: The Aura of the Crescent Moon

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Title: The Aura of the Crescent Moon

Author: Patricia Catacalos

Published: December 14th 2013 (first published January 23rd 2013)

Source: received from the author in exchange for a review

Format: e-copy

Blurb:

England 1854 – Charity appears as a mysterious, veiled woman insisting upon an interview with Hugh Morgan for the position of governess. Hugh was cuckolded by his deceased wife and no longer trusts women, doubting that ‘his’ child is truly his own and achingly withholds love from the little girl. But once the kind-hearted Charity lifts her disguise, she will teach Hugh to trust and love again.

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My Review:

 

This book is a lovely combination between romance and 19th century England, whit its customs and language, all possible throughout a fantastic writing. It also covers some important themes, such as family, reputation, unconditional love.

We have two main characters, each looking to start a new life: Charity, who’s running from her family, and Hugh Morgan, who’s trying to find room in his life and heart for a child that may or may not be his. Both characters meet when they need each other the most. The opening scene, when Charity requests an interview for the governess position is a good indication of their personalities and intelligence. There are two main themes on which I will insist upon in the following lines: family and pure love.

Hugh’s uncertainty if the child is actually his daughter has affected not only his relationship with her, but as well the innocent girl, who has been abused by her aunt. I appreciated how well the author has treated this subject, offering it the attention it deserves. The fear, the panic and sadness were very well expressed. Charity has to help the little child regain her confidence and Hugh to accept her and offer his parental affection and guidance.

We also have here the pure love element, the love that is beyond physical beauty, that grows in time and melts fears, that is based on respect and trust. I am an avid reader of romance books, so I really do appreciate seeing trust and respect coming forward.

The author has adapted the writing and the language to the 19th century English and has managed to draw attention to the customs from this period. The importance of reputation and as well the need for young women to marry a rich, titled man are just two of them.

All in all, I do believe this was an excellent read. I had so much fun and not a moment of boredom. The characters are complex and well developed and the plot has substance and meaning. Five stars and my big THANK YOU to Patricia Catacalos for gifting me a copy of this lovely book J

 

About the Authorpatricia

 

Patricia Catacalos holds a BA in Theatre from Seton Hill University and a MA in Theatre from the University of Denver. Years ago, when still single, she acted in and directed plays in the Philadelphia area but suffered the fate of many artists, struggling financially. So, she entered a career in sales but her creative spirit needed to express itself. So approximately eight years ago, she started writing historical romances. Many of the historical romances have a subgenre of mystery and/or the paranormal. She discovered that writing historical romances and ultimately, mystery/intrigue is her passion. Currently, she has written twenty novels and novellas.

She has been happily married for twenty-eight years to a loving and supportive man with a Greek heritage (which influenced a couple of her novels) and they live in southern New Jersey.

Book Review: Freeze (Midnight Ice #2)

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Locked up doesn’t mean locked in.

 

        Pandora Scott is in jail…again. Everyone she once loved betrayed her…again. And somfreeze_coverof the most powerful people in the world want her dead…yes, again. Sound familiar? But if there’s one thing Pandora is good at, it’s wriggling her way out of life or death situations, and this time is no different. Armed with her ability to disappear and aided by the mysterious Sam, Pandora’s got a plan. Escape the most secure prison in the world. Evade the most powerful trackers on the planet. Forget every word that Jax has ever told her. And figure out how to change one teeny tiny thing–fate. Easy, right? Well…doable, at least.

Freeze is the second book in the thrilling Midnight Ice series–the brand new spinoff to Midnight Fire, a bestselling paranormal romance with over 200,000 copies sold and over 5000 5-star reviews on Goodreads!

 

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My Review:

Ok, this was amazing! And I wish I could just leave my review at that, because there so many things to talk about when it comes to Book #2 of the “Midnight Ice” series. Let me start by mentioning that I gave “Frost” 4 stars, but “Freeze” cannot be less that a 5 stars book, at least in my opinion.

The story begins where Book 1 ended, with Pandora imprisoned by the very people that raised her and that she was trying to hide from. Most of the plot focuses on her attempts to escape and to find out the reason why she is a danger to everybody.

I love Pandora! The author has preserved her main attributes from “Frost” and added much more. I mean, if in other series we can feel a change in the main character’s personality, here we can really see Pandora evolve. She is the same confident woman, with her need to “asses” her surroundings before taking a definite action. But she has learned from her mistakes. She is not that willing to trust someone again, but at the same time understands the need to rely on others. While trying to escape, she will discover new abilities that come in handy – and that’s awesome!

 

From the romance perspective, we have a turn that I must admit I was expecting. “Frost” ended with a “What?! How? Why does it have to end like that?” from me! I could not wait to see what’s behind Sam and that is his connection to Pandora. It was worth the wait (though it was not that long for me)! Their relationship is explosive, Sam is patient and gives her time to accommodate with the world and the truths he will unravel. We do see as well the regret and the pain Jax goes through. Half way through the book I thought I knew who the good guys were, but there it goes, spinning me around again!

Some other things to mention: the addition of a new character – Naya (necromancer and goddess!!!) was a breath of fresh air. It adds a lot to the story! Oh, and the writing…. It was amazing as well. The feeling is there, the reader can feel the passion Kaitlyn has put in writing it!

Fabulous! This was a fabulous read, with amazing characters and an amazing turn in the story. Now I’m not sure I want to read the next book because I do not want it to end (but I will read it, because… I love it and I cannot NOT read it!). There are books you really like and books you miss when the story is over. This one falls on the latter category. Enjoy J

To the amazing author: THANK YOU! For giving me the opportunity to be part of this blog tour and for this great series J

 

 

If you haven’t started the series, FROST (Midnight Ice Book One) is currently on sale for $0.99 for a limited time!

 

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 “A snarky, action-packed, and entertaining read!” – Betwixt the Pages

 “I am in love with Pandora, she is badass!” – E.A. Walsh

 “A story of teenage love, betrayal, double crossing and danger…” – Splashes Into Books

 Even the hottest love can turn a girl cold-blooded…

 Life’s tough for a vampire thief on the run–just ask Pandora Scott, she knows. Four years ago she ran away from home after everyone she loved betrayed her. But now her annoyingly grown up (and handsome) ex boyfriend is stalking her, begging her to return. A mysterious vamp with a particularly dangerous (and sexy) stare keeps popping unexpectedly into her life. The extremely powerful head vampire of New York is hunting her down because she may (or may not) have broken into his highly-secure, highly-secretive personal vault. And the fate she’s been trying to outrun? Well, it’s about to catch up. Because even a super-speedy vamp with the ability to disappear can’t escape her own destiny.

Fell free to check my review for Frost here

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 Available from:

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And the third book, Fracture, just became available for pre-order!

 

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**Special pre-order discount! Price will increase to $3.99 at on sale!** When you fall for the devil, you’re bound to get burned.

Pandora Scott’s world has blown up once again, but this time she’s learned her lesson–saving the world isn’t a job she can do solo. She needs friends. But when her strongest ally also happens to be the boy who shattered her heart, it’s not as easy as it sounds. Especially since the person she has to destroy might just be the love of her life. With her fate hanging in the balance, Pandora’s got to make a choice. Forgive? Forget? Fight? Or falter? But everything changes when she realizes that the people she thought were heroes might be villains, and the good guys aren’t always as trustworthy as they seem…

Fracture is the third book in the thrilling Midnight Ice series–the brand new spinoff to Midnight Fire, a bestselling paranormal romance with over 200,000 copies sold and over 5000 5-star reviews on Goodreads!

 

Available from:

 Amazonhttp://hyperurl.co/AmazonFracture

Applehttp://hyperurl.co/AppleFracture

B&N – Preorder is still processing, link should be available by Monday

Google Playhttp://bit.ly/GPFracture

Kobohttp://bit.ly/KoboFracture

Smashwordshttp://bit.ly/SWFracture

 

Author Bio: freeze_author

 

Kaitlyn Davis, a bestselling author with over a quarter of a million books sold, writes young adult fantasy novels under the name Kaitlyn Davis and contemporary romance novels under the name Kay Marie. Publisher’s Weekly has said, “Davis writes with confidence and poise,” while USA Today has recommended her work as “must-read romance.”

Always blessed with an overactive imagination, Kaitlyn has been writing ever since she picked up her first crayon and is overjoyed to share her work with the world. When she’s not daydreaming, typing stories, or getting lost in fictional worlds, Kaitlyn can be found playing fetch with her puppy, watching a little too much television, or spending time with her family. If you have any questions for her–about her books, about scheduling an event, or just in general–you may contact her at: KaitlynDavisBooks@gmail.com

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Book Review: The Sugar Baby Club

About the book:The Sugar Baby Club

Title: The Sugar Baby Club

Author: Teresa Lo

Published: 2017

Source: Received in exchange for a review

Format: ebook

Blurb:

Sick of “hanging out” and hookup culture, college freshman Jasmine Lewis decides to try out a new kind of dating—sugar dating. After watching a documentary about sugar daddies, she and her roommate Kita Okoye sign up for Searching Sweet Sugar, a sugar dating site that promises to change young girls’ lives for the better.

After meeting a few salt daddies, terrible men who abuse the system, Jasmine and Kita land the sugar daddies of their dreams, men who shower them with money, Louis Vuitton, and vacations. Their newfound, glamorous lifestyle attracts the attention of girls in their residence hall, and soon, Jasmine and Kita find themselves running a makeshift dating agency from their dorm room.

Check it on: Amazon  & Goodreads

My Review:

Well well what do we have here this is one book that reflects a reality we may be too quick to judge. It is an interesting perspective that may change your opinion on certain people.

So the Sugar Baby Club came to exist from the desire to satisfy two type of needs, as it is very well described in the book: young girls’ need to have money and enjoy a privileged life and mature men to feel young again and spend some quality time in the company of a beautiful lady. Jasmine and Kita start enjoying sugar dating and soon their lifestyle visibly changes, this attracting the attention and interest of other colleagues. We are offered an understanding of each girl’s motives and objectives, all leading to an outcome that will leave you thinking:  is this really a bad thing? I know, but read the book first.

Each girl has her own issues at home. Where Jasmine’s family seems not to care that much for their daughter, Kita’s father is very strict when it comes to his daughter’s education. Both girls dream of going to Paris and start an independent life. Social dating should be a money only thing, no woman should be involved. So I can say that this book deals with several family issues.

Life is hard. And if you aren’t really invested, you give up when is no longer easy.

From the romance perspective, indeed the focus is more on the money than feelings. It’s quite clear they date for money and only guys that can offer a considerable allowance. But if this issue raises a lot of questions: is it ok to do it even if one starts to care for the sugar dad? Where is the limit between what they are doing and prostitution? I would say it depends on which side you are.

The writing is very easy and funny. The way the author has decided to open the story is quite catchy. I appreciated being offered to see how the other girls handle their dates, so the multiple perspective was good. Though the jump between first and third person is a little confusing. The girls’ lack of experience and naivety were not as believable. One should assume that at 18 or 19 years old, one knows to expect the worst in men. I didn’t appreciate that.

To close up even if I do not agree with dating someone just to satisfy a financial need and some may argue that “The Sugar Baby Club” encourages such activities, I enjoyed this book. It was an easy read that raises questions. So a 3.5 stars for the story and characters. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

About the AuthorTeresa Lo

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