Happy September! It’s time for the monthly book roundup of what I read lately. I read 3 thrillers and I think if you’re into that genre as well, you’ll enjoy these. If you’ve already read these, I’d love to know your thoughts too. Just comment down below. Ok, on to the reviews.
From Goodreads // Natalie, a young art student in New York City, is struggling to pay her bills when a friend makes a suggestion: Why not go online and find a sugar daddy—a wealthy, older man who will pay her for dates, and even give her a monthly allowance? Lots of girls do it, Nat learns. All that’s required is to look pretty and hang on his every word. Sexual favours are optional.
Though more than thirty years her senior, Gabe, a handsome corporate finance attorney, seems like the perfect candidate, and within a month, they are madly in love. At least, Nat is…Gabe already has a family, whom he has no intention of leaving.
So when he abruptly ends things, Nat can’t let go. She begins drinking heavily and stalking him: watching him at work, spying on his wife, even befriending his daughter, who is not much younger than she is. But Gabe’s not about to let his sugar baby destroy his perfect life. What was supposed to be a mutually beneficial arrangement devolves into a nightmare of deception, obsession, and, when a body is found near Gabe’s posh Upper East Side apartment, murder.
My Review // This was a provocative (or maybe trashy?) concept on the sugar daddy and sugar baby arrangement. Natalie is a young art student, on the verge of being kicked out by her roommates as she can’t pay rent. Desperate for money, she finds a sugar daddy to help her financially. This was an interesting read on a lifestyle that I’m unfamiliar with. There’s murder, sex (not graphic at all which was a plus in my book), and betrayal. I’ve never heard of Robyn Harding before but now I have to add “Her Pretty Face” to my TBR.
‘I got here yesterday.’
‘Where did you come from?’
‘I have no idea.’
From Goodreads // Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. He’s a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley’s most innovative start-ups. He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid surfer, a loving mother to their young son, and the perfect wife. He says she had a terrible accident five years ago and that, through a huge technological breakthrough, she has been brought back from the abyss.
She is a miracle of science.
But as Abbie pieces together memories of her marriage, she begins questioning her husband’s motives–and his version of events. Can she trust him when he says he wants them to be together forever? And what really happened to Abbie half a decade ago?
Beware the man who calls you . . .
*Thanks to Netgalley for the advanced copies.