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As MMA’s Light Heavyweight champion, Zeke’s million-dollar matches and multi-million-dollar sponsorships have given him the freedom to do whatever he likes. It pleases him to spoil Korey. Before Zeke’s best friend Charlie was deployed two years ago, he made Zeke swear he’d care for his brother Korey if anything happened to him. When Charlie is killed by a roadside bomb, Zeke takes the young college student in, determined to give him everything he requires to succeed. He never expects to end up hoping he can keep Korey under more than his roof. He needs Korey beneath him.
If Korey had been in his right mind after Charlie’s death, he would’ve turned down Zeke’s offer. By the time he realizes his mistake, he’s already addicted to Zeke’s powerful presence. He never meant to end up dependent on the man’s smiles and hot glances. The money, Korey could live without. The man has him hooked. There’s only one problem—neither man wants to cross the line from friends to lovers, ruining what they have.
Sugar Fighter is a short introduction to a new series by Charity Parkerson, Sugar Daddies. This series will feature male/male May/December romances where the men are hot, rich, naughty, and don’t like to be told no.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating by chapters.
I’m a fan of May/December & MM – so I was happy to have KU suggest this series to me. Unfortunately, this didn’t work for me. I admit that novellas are hard because it doesn’t give the author a lot of time to bring a story to life, but this really felt like an outline or rough draft of some kind. Things were repeated a lot (younger brother of friend) and other things came out of nowhere with no explanation as to why they were supposed to make sense (sits on his lap every night while reading?). A lot of the dialogue/interactions didn’t make sense in that they were in direct contradiction to whatever was right before. It was hard for me to be immersed in the one sex scene when the entire time the internal monologue of one character is “never again” and the other is “finally, because I’m in love”.
Other books in the series are rated higher, so maybe when the author has a longer story it works better…
Trigger Warnings (possible spoilers):
Off page death of a sibling/friend killed in combat. Off page death of parents.