A sugar daddy can make your money woes disappear overnight. But for sugar babies, life is like a chocolate covered time bomb: sweet on the outside, deadly on the inside.
Young, beautiful, and hungry, Maire, Esme and Niki want what every woman wants: love, work, safe shelter, the bills paid off, a diamond-studded Rolex, and a two-bedroom condo with an ocean view. Working as sugar babies seems to be the only way to make this happen. But the sugar life is more dangerous than they thought.
Maire O’Rourke is too hot to handle herself properly. She tends to wear too tight clothes and too much make-up, but she’s got more than sex on her mind. She’s already landed one of the richest sugar daddies in Coconut City, a tropical paradise boasting more lonely men per multimillion dollar estate than just about anywhere else.
Sweet Esme Grant is a buxom blonde with a rough and tumble lover she’s left behind somewhere in hill country. She’s come to Coconut City in order to find herself a sugar daddy, a rich older man willing to fund her, along with her hometown boyfriend and their Mayberry-gone-bad dreams.
Niki Stephanopoulos, a dark, iconoclastic artist enrolled in a teaching certification program at Coconut College, struggles with depression fueled by guilt. She is embarrassed by her dependence on her family for the money she needs to survive. But she feels even worse after sleeping with her sexy, much older landlord when she’s short the rent.
Welcome to the secret lives of sugar babies. On the first day of the month, Maire, Esme and Niki struggle with overdue bills and sexy beaus. Readers can join them as they figure out ways to pay the rent, make decent love to indecent men, and stay upright on the rough road to happiness. Sugar Babies is a modern-day romance, a blue martini with a nasty twist. An intoxicating mystery steeped in social satire, the story of Esme, Niki and Maire is an all-American morality tale.Three beautiful young women: place your order now.
Now if that don’t get your attention, I don’t know what will.Three women. I broke one’s spirit, I broke another’s neck, and I married the third.
The opening lines of this book and the phenomenal cover had me hooked on the page one. However, I quickly realized that this book was not going to quite live up to my expectations.
The book starts with the excerpt from the Sugar Daddy's Diary. In fact the whole book is supposedly his manuscript, or documentation of how he interacted with the three main sugar babies: Maire, Niki and Esme.
Maire is Ted’s sugar baby has been for a long time. He is in his seventies but virile and not bad looking.
Esme is gorgeous and every man wants her she meets Jay at a mixer and he hires her.
Niki is an aspiring artist that falls in love with her landlord and becomes stalkery to him.
The whole idea of the Sugar world was very fascinating. I'm pretty sure there are women and men all over the world who actually live this life day to day, but ordinary people like me, it seems crazy. I enjoy peeking into a world that is so foreign to me and seeing how they live. And I totally loved that.
Maybe my body member's like the whole idea of the book yet my brain said give it 4 stars.
About the Author
Author Mickey J. Corrigan lies and works and gets into trouble in the lurid tropics of South Florida, where sugar babies are as common as gators, skeeters and snowbirds. Other titles include the novellas Geekus Interruptus, Dream Job, Professional Grievers, and Me Go Mango. Sugar Babies is her first novel.