by Ugod

Romance - Contemporary
137 Pages
Reviewed on 01/17/2019
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I love to write, travel, and read all kinds of books.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite

In the sizzling romance, Sugar by Ugod, a small-time girl with big hopes and big dreams, who has always desired love with a healthy romance, a woman married to an ex-military, gorgeous and caring man, finds herself in an adventure that makes her take a stripper as a lover. She reminds the reader that she’s always wanted a romantic dream, one she can control. It is not long before her stripper lover, Angel, introduces her to Chad, a pimp with a strong inclination for dominance. While the sexual adventures inebriate her with pleasure, she experiences the pressure of leading a double life. Crisis sets in when Chad threatens to expose her double life to her family. Can she find the courage to break away or will she be controlled by blackmail?

Sugar is a beautifully written novel — breezy and sensually exciting — a narrative with mature content and deep emotional insights. The reader understands what the idle words of a mother can do to a child. When she was young, the protagonist’s mother had told her that real happiness was an illusion, not knowing that those words would sink in, make her daughter’s heart restless, and set her on a path she could never have imagined. The question is: Can one have enough of sex? The writing is beautiful, tight, and focused, and readers will enjoy the apt descriptions of scenes and how the author captures the emotional and psychological tensions in the narrative. Fast-paced, exhilarating, and sizzling, this narrative will arouse emotions in readers that they never thought they had.

Anthony Elmore

Sugar, a sexual fantasy novella, is written by Ugod. What happens when you think you have the perfect life, including a perfect house, a perfect husband, and a perfect child? Then you find out that all of it is a lie! That is what happened to an unsuspecting woman named Sugar, while she was living her everyday life. One moment she was taking care of her child and husband, the next minute a huge secret turned her life upside down in turmoil because she was being threatened and chased. Why is this happening to her? Is she a normal everyday housewife, or is she hiding some dark secret that will change her life and the lives of everybody she holds dear? Will her life ever go back to normal, or will her whole existence be dramatically changed forever?

Everybody has needs, and with those needs come responsibilities. What if everything you thought you knew was nothing as it seemed? That is what Sugar found out, when she saw different things changing which she hadn’t noticed before. Sugar is an intense book that makes you think 'what if?' I truly got into the plot, and was surprised by twists and turns which led to the suspenseful outcome. The beginning of the story was very well defined, which made the rest of the story, including the plot, easy to understand once it unfolded. I could relate to the main character. I felt for her because she was confused. I felt this book was very well written. Because of a few strong words and sexual references, I would suggest a mature audience only to read this book.

Lit Amri

“My mother once said to me that happiness is nothing but a lie. I could not possibly have known that in my young heart her soft-spoken words would grow uncontrollably. With each passing beat, I questioned my motives. What would make me happy? Who would make it possible? How could I find it? Was it really true… or just a lie?” Sugar seems to be the housewife with the perfect life; a husband who works at a law firm, a son, and a nice house. Yet, she is secretly having an affair with a stripper named Angel, who introduces her to Chad, a man running a business servicing clients who crave domination. When she can no longer handle his demands, Chad threatens to expose her secret and destroy her family.

At a glance, Sugar (A Novella) by Ugod seems to be an old and familiar story of a spouse having an affair behind their partner’s back, but Ugod quickly shows that the plot has more depth than I expected. Protagonist Sugar put up a facade as a contented wife and mother while fulfilling her desire that her husband can’t give her. Her world becomes more compartmentalized when she becomes a dominatrix, run by a man who’s ruthless with his demands. Her biggest mistake, however, is believing that she’s the only one with damaging secrets. Unexpected betrayals and deceptions become her undoing. At times, the truth and revelation are crudely delivered, giving those specific moments a great impact. The twists in the story are well done. Coupled with an engaging, eloquent narrative, solid characterization and dialogue, Ugod delivers this tragic tale excellently.