Aug 28, 2015

REVIEW of Sugar Baby Beautiful by J.J. McAvoy -- Blog Tour

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My love for author J.J. McAvoy's books is no secret. She creates characters that I always end up loving, writes plots that are excellent, and throws in twists that has me reeling like crazy! So obviously I had to jump on the chance of reading and reviewing her latest release, Sugar Baby Beautiful. Before I start my review, let me just tell you...this has been one hell of a ride. 

Title: Sugar Baby Beautiful
Author: J.J. McAvoy
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication Date: August 21, 2015
Source: ARC Given by Tour Organizer
SYNOPSIS:
When twenty-four-year-old Felicity Harper is dragged to a sugar party, an event where wealthy men and women seek “companionship,” she never expects this one simple decision to drastically change her whole life. 
Her past is nothing but broken dreams and heartache. Her present is detached and dull. And her future? Well, before meeting Theodore Darcy, the famed film director, writer, producer and CEO of Darcy Entertainment, she would have expected more of the same. Love is just a fantasy and she wants no part of it—even if she can’t deny the undeniable attraction between the two of them. 
So their arrangement is simple: sex with no strings attracted. But as their intimacy becomes more powerful, so do Felicity’s demons. Can Theo really shoulder her past and his own? And could Felicity even let him?
BUY LINKS:
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1LerGLs

CHARACTER BACKGROUND:

Felicity Harper is the epitome of the word "enigma". There are so many things about her that people easily falls in love with and yet she's emotionally distant and mentally closed-up. She has a hard time trusting people and letting them in because she believes that she'll only end up hurting them. She's jaded and broken but is willing to give love a chance for the first time. But what if she ends up being hurt and hurting others in the process, in more ways than one?

Theodore Darcy or Theo is the kind of man everyone is after. Women want to be with him and men want to be him. He has all the material things anyone can ever ask for; but he feels hollow inside. He's yearning for something more in life and he found that in the form of a woman playing his piano like the world doesn't exist. Perhaps there's still hope for happiness. Or maybe happines is just an illusion after all.


REVIEW:
Let's break this down, shall we? 

Characters: Creating heroines who are strong willed and heroes who are not afraid to compromise is one of J.j. McAvoy's signatures. I have no qualms about this because I prefer it that way. Theo and Felicity's chemistry is off the charts, and I just can't get enough of them. Same goes with Felicity's "best friends" (noticed how I put a quotation mark on that?), the friendly banter between the three of them is hilarious and will have you wishing for that kind of camaraderie. I must note though that there were a few characters I hated: Felicity's father, Theo's step-parents, and his ex-fiancee. 


Story: The thing with J.J. McAvoy is she's not one to make things easy for her characters. She also doesn't create a story with a single plot; there has to be many layers that readers will unravel while delving deeper in the book. As usual, I was once again thrown for a huge loop here in Sugar Baby Beautiful. The twist McAvoy sprung in about 2/3 of the book was beyond anything I could have imagined. I can confidently say that I have not read anything like it all. I was actually waiting for something more to happen because like I said earlier, the author won't settle for a normal and easy love story. More than half way through when Felicity and Theo were already doing so well, I knew that something big was headed my way. And I was right. 


Technical: I received an uncorrected copy of the book so whatever typographical or grammatical issues I noticed is considered null. One thing I have to say though is I feel like there were scenes that weren't described as vividly as I would have wanted them to. I would have liked to paint a clearer picture of the setting; what was the place like? What's the weather? What were they wearing? It would have been nice to have those questions answered.


SUMMARY:
Like another favorite author of mine, J.J. McAvoy can never do wrong in my eyes. I love all her work and this is no exception. Sugar Baby Beautiful will take you on a rollercoaster ride that is sure to make you laugh, cry, fall in love, and believe in happily-ever-afters. I give it 4.5 stars, and the only reason I won't give it 5 is because I'm left with a lot of questions. I felt as though the story is yet to be labeled as Finished. So I am looking forward to future updates on this. Come check this out guys. You will not regret it I promise you all.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
J. J. McAvoy first started working on Ruthless People during a Morality and Ethics lecture her freshman year of college. X number of years later, she is an insomniac who has changed her major three times, and is a master in the art of procrastination. If you ask her why she began writing, she will simply tell you “They wanted to get their story out.”
 
She is currently working on her next novel . . . so please bug her on Twitter @JJMcAvoy
 
AUTHOR LINKS:
Website: http://iamjjmcavoy.com/
 
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