THE SUGAR GAME
By Ashley Brown
Published 15th January 2020
Sugar Daddy websites, promising young women money, fun and independence are among the fastest growing sites on the internet. But what really goes on? Is there a dangerous reality below the surface? The Sugar Game is a novel that takes readers behind the curtain and into the lives of two young women who rush headlong into the world of the ‘sugar baby’. And once they are in, can they get out again?
💋 Jessica and Holly arrive in the bright lights of London with a thirst for the highlife and hunger for adventure. Joining a Sugar Daddy website gives them the glamour and freedom that they crave. They discover that the romance and opulence of the lifestyle are real, but so are the risks.
💋 Ashley Brown is an author and writing coach. Her first highly praised book Job Slut was based on her own fear of career commitment and, like The Sugar Game, reflects her interest in the adventure of life and the choices of young women in the playground of London.
💋 A novel based on a massive real-world trend that is happening right now. The Sugar Game is cultural phenomenon that most of us never notice but is all around us. And we may well know people who are secretly involved…
Jessica and Holly don’t want love, they want independence. They don’t want predictable, they want adventure. They don’t want a relationship they want to play. Jessica and Holly’s friendship was inevitable as sunrise and hungry for life beyond sleep, eat and
repeat, they land in the bright lights of London.
When Holly stumbles across a sugar-baby dating website, a glamorous world of entertaining wealthy men lures them in. They make their own rules, choose an alias and the Sugar Game begins. Jessica’s pursuit of independence is rocked when Jerod, a workaholic scientist opens the door of her latest date. Jessica’s mask slips as he loosens the grip on her stubborn heart. But when he pulls back, her insecurities flare, what is he hiding? A shadowy figure from his mysterious past may have the answer. What he reveals locks Jessica into a dangerous conflict, putting her security on the line. Determined to find the truth, she battles between her heart and head. Whatever choice she makes, this is not going to be easy. As rules get broken, will the girls ever win the sweet futures they signed up for?
I quite liked the Sugar Game, when I read the description I wasn’t exactly sure what I was in for but I was intrigued. Within the pages I found a main character who was really likeable, while maybe not relatable she was someone I’d like to be friends with. When she found herself in a difficult situation she chose to be a good person. I thought the book was fast paced and the setting was great travelling from London to New York it was a fun world to emerge myself into. The story took a bit of sugar baby turned international spy and it was a lot of fun reading Sugar Game. I’m definitely interested in seeing what Ashley Brown does next.
About the Author
ASHLEY BROWN is a London-based author and writing coach. Turning her back on a career in law led her to becoming a notorious jobslut, inspiring her first book, published in 2018. She has completed various writing courses with Michelle Danner in LA and Faber & Faber. The Sugar game is her second novel. She believes a sense of humor is the only seatbelt required for a creative life, pursued with infectious optimism. Her writing is inspired by the rollercoaster of life, fueled by coffee and an insatiable sweet tooth.
The Sugar Game will available in paperback and ebook at all good bookshops and online retailers.