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Recommended Reads: So Sweet by Rebekah Weatherspoon (review)

It’s probably no surprise that my Twitter community is full of readers and writers, and because of this I see a lot of books reviewed/promoted/recommended. Much of these are one person and one title at a time. But every so often I see a bunch of people getting excited about the same book, and I pay attention.

Had I stumbled across this title on my own, I might have passed it by, and I would have missed out on a great novella. Thanks to my tweeps and their recommendations, I didn’t.

so sweet

Desperate times call for desperate measures…
And desperate is the only way to describe Kayla Davis’s current situation. Out of work and almost out of money to cover her bills, Kayla finally caves to her roommate’s nagging and follows her to Arrangements, an online dating site that matches pretty young women with older men of a certain tax bracket.
Convinced this “make-rent-quick” scheme will surely fail—or saddle her with an 80 year old boyfriend—Kayla is shocked when Michael Bradbury, Internet billionaire and stone-cold salt and pepper fox, offers her a solution to all her financial troubles.
It’s hard enough for Kayla to accept his generosity, but what’s a girl to do when the wealthiest man she’s ever met is a dream in and outside of the bedroom?

from the Amazon description

 

Kayla’s not the typical sugar baby–she’s a plus sized African American girl who is totally ambivalent/doubtful about the whole Sugar Daddy/Baby thing. Kayla is a great heroine–when Michael propositions her, she says that she won’t consider a relationship without feelings. She is irritated when he pays her rent after only one date, when she hasn’t decided on whether she’ll actually have a relationship with him.

Michael is taken by Kayla’s bluntness. She’s not impressed by his wealth, nor is she trying to capitalize on it.

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I recently re-read the novella and was just as taken with it as I was the first time. The dialogue is snappy and the sex is hot as hell. One of the secondary characters, Kayla’s roommate Adler, is particularly great–her character also a has a major arc in the story. Weatherspoon  has great pacing–the evolution of the relationship feels natural, as do the changes in Kayla and Adler’s relationship, and the sex feels natural at the various scenes as opposed to shoehorned in (which I’ve seen all too often).

So Sweet is a great story, and my only complaint is that she left me wishing it were longer. I’m eager for the next novella in the series, and have purchased her FIT trilogy while I’m waiting for So Right.

You can learn more about Rebekah at her blog, see her full booklist, or follow her on Twitter (I’m a new follower, myself.)

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  1. […] is a sequel. Go here for a review of the first book in the series, So […]

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