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The Arrangement 25 stars A fabulous premise marred by too many cliches When Natalie a 22 year old art student loses her job she has two choices take out a student loan gasp or become a Sugar Baby She chooses the latter While she isn’t completely comfortable with becoming a Sugar Baby and grossed out by the prospect of having to potentially touch or sleep with older men she finds herself surprisingly attracted to Gabe her first “daddy” dateGabe is a powerful and attractive corporate cutthroat attorney in his 50’s Gabe married for 29 years has an 18 year old daughter He justifies his indiscretions apparently he has had several due to his wife letting herself go physically after she got cancer she is currently in remission Did I mention that he is vile? Here is an example of the thoughts that run through his head “If he spent too much time alone with the crazy bitch he would either fck her or kill her” Natalie and Gabe begin dating and soon Natalie falls in love with him She and Gabe come to an arrangement they will date exclusively and he will pay her rent gives her a monthly allowance and buy her expensive gifts But when he breaks off their relationship Natalie finds herself obsessed with hurting the man who betrayed her even if it means destroying his family When one of them winds up dead the other is put under the spotlight and their babydaddy relationship is exposed to the massesNatalie and Gabe are giant cliches and lack chemistry Their characters have little depth and I couldn't care less about them Both were horrible people although Natalie's character is likable than Gabe's I didn’t have to like them to enjoy this novel but they needed to have some depth of emotion instead they just fell very wooden Both spend a lot of reminiscing about their relationship this might be one of the reasons why I didn’t feel their chemistryI was expecting a juicy tawdry read but I was underwhelmed by the characters and the writing I found Harding’s writing style to be a little odd there is way too much telling vs seeing but also something just felt off I can’t put my finger on what it was exactlyReading The Arrangement is like watching a bad Lifetime movie I wanted to look away but I couldn’t The ending saved it a bit which is why I bumped up my rating I love the premise of The Arrangement as I find the whole Sugar DaddySugar Baby dynamic fascinating However the execution failed I was hoping this would be a fun entertaining psychological thriller but sadly it missed the mark I won a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway 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 reuired is to look pretty and hang on his every word Sexual favours are optionalThough 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 isGabe already has a family whom he has no intention of leavingSo 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 Sugar baby vs Sugar daddy Such an intriguing premise of the wealthy man gorgeous woman sugar arrangement Here are some definitions I became aware of whilst reading this novel I had to look it upA Sugar Daddy is a boyfriend who comes with financial benefits Sugar benefactors can help to cover tuition bills and freuently enjoy bestowing gifts upon their partners Sugar Daddies exist on three levels Honey highest Sugar wealthy and Splenda on a budget Who knew? Natalie is an art student struggling with her bills and living in New York City is expensive One of her college friends introduces her to the sugar daddy website and benefits Natalie decides to take the plunge  I was hooked from the beginning chapter when a phone call is made from the police precinct in Chelsea I was drawn right into all the sugar daddy drama the believable situation of a student who is struggling to make ends meet and the overall theme and pace of the story throw in some red herrings along the wayWhat fell a bit flat was the ending Why?I wanted to figure out the ending or have it suggested not explained Show not tell Instead of a explosive crash ending it was of a smooth landing  Came close thoughI read this in 2 days racing to the end Thanks to NG publisher for my review copy My reviews can also be seen at I’ve always been really intrigued by the Sugar lifestyle Daddy Momma and Baby As soon as I read the description for “The Arrangement” I knew I had to get my hands on this bookTwenty one year old Natalie Nat is on the phone with her father This is the first time they have spoken in years Unfortunately she has no one else she can turn to Nat tells her father that she’s been arrestedA few months earlierNat hasn’t been in New York very long but she loves it She’s a young art student with big plansAfter a night out Nat wakes up hung over and has to deal with her angry roommates They are always upset with her about something and since her name isn’t on the lease they have the power to kick her out at any timeNat knows it’s not supposed to be easy especially for an artist But money is getting very tight Her classmate Ava sure doesn’t seem to have the same financial issues that Nat does She doesn’t understand how Ava can afford to live in such a fancy apartment and wear such fancy clothingAva tells her about a website that matches young women with rich older men Men who will happily pay for fancy dinners and beautiful gifts They will even help with bills and rent The website is called “The Sugar Bowl“ Nat had heard of sugar babies but she didn’t think it was that common She had no idea Ava was a Sugar Baby It’s a mutually beneficial agreement for both parties Ava tells her that all she has to do is look pretty When Nat asks about sex Ava tells her that sexual favors are optionalOne night Nat is completely overwhelmed with the fact that her rent and tuition are coming due and she doesn’t have the money to pay them She recalls her conversation with Ava and sends her a text“I want in“Before she knows it she has a Sugar Baby profile Ava warns her that the lifestyle is addictive but Nat decides she's just going to go out on a couple of dates or “pay per meets”It’s not long before she meets fifty five year old Gabe Turnmill Gabe is a good looking corporate finance attorney He is the perfect sugar daddyWith Gabe Nat feels safe and protected She knows this isn’t a real relationship because Gabe is paying her but her feelings for him are growing stronger At the same time Nat worries that someone will find out about her “arrangement” with Gabe She starts feeling like someone is watching herThings are becoming VERY complicatedWhat happens if the arrangement isn’t working out any?Things take a very dark turn Wow What a thought provoking and entertaining readI’ve watched a couple of documentaries about this lifestyle and how common it is becoming There was so much I'd never even heard of like Salt or SPLENDA daddies It’s easy to see that Robyn Harding has done her researchI liked reading Gabe’s perspective too Learning about his life and why he became involved with “The Sugar Bowl” Not everything was completely realistic but it wasn’t a big deal for me I suspended my disbelief and really enjoyed this intriguing storyI thought this was a wicked domestic suspense novel filled with sex obsession envy revenge and Another thrilling read for this summerI'd like to thank the publisher and GalleryScout Press and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this novel All opinions are my own Seductive alluring and wickedly entertainingA modern day and sinister version of Pretty Woman right here folks I didn’t even realize that this was a thing what’s a Sugar Baby Sugar Daddy? Well I know now and I definitely fell for this hook line and sinker THE ARRANGEMENT by ROBYN HARDING is a fascinating dark twisted and gritty tale that was such an irresistible entertaining and fun book to read I was immediately pulled into the story totally intrigued by the premise and fully absorbed in this suspenseful page turnerNorma’s StatsCover Arresting intriguing eye catching electrifying and a fitting representation to storyline I definitely love the cover art and find it aesthetically pleasing Title A perfectly perfect suspenseful intriguing and fitting representation to storyline I absolutely love how the title played so perfectly into storyline WritingProse Compulsively readable well written entertaining engaging and suspenseful Plot Fascinating suspenseful gritty uniue riveting brisk engrossing dark thrilling seductive sinister captivating twisty and entertainingEnding Well that was an extremely satisfying end that I absolutely loved So good A neat ending that wraps things up smoothly perfectly Overall I absolutely loved this one and devoured every single page of this dark sexy sinister and thrilling tale Would highly recommend Thank you so much to NetGalley Simon Schuster Canada and Robyn Harding for the opportunity to read an advance digital copy of this bookReview can also be found on Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee Reading If something looks or feels too good to be true then it probably isuick money spending a little time getting spoiled good food travel clothesahh the perks of being a Sugar BabyAdoration sex power companionship calling all the shotsthe perks of being a Sugar DaddyBut what happens when those lines get blurred when feelings get in the way when the truth behind the lies comes out and when sugar no longer tastes so sweet????? Then you have a HOT mess on your hands Struggling to pay her bills while attending art school Nat meets another young woman named Ava who has an affluent lifestyle and shares with Natalie how she can afford her pricey apartment and designer wardrobe Natalie decides to give it the old college try and soon meets with a man name Gabe A wealthy lawyer who tells her he is single and wants to take care of her keep her on a monthly allowance This is love isn't it? Or is it? Then things take a drastic turn and Nat is blind sighted and things go from bad to worse – much much worseI found this to be a fast read and I did guess the whodunit before the reveal but still found this book to be enjoyable escapism reading I do wish the ending had a little of a punch to it but still this was a fun one Didn't reuire much thought except about the Sugar BabySugar Daddy arrangement Secrets lies deception heartbreak anger fear guilt they are all here which makes for a juicy tale This was a Traveling Sisters group readteetered around a 35 and 4 for me so I rounded upThank you to GalleryScout Press and NetGalley who provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All the thoughts and opinions are my own I read The Arrangement with a few of my Traveling Sisters and after reading this one we need to know about Sugar Bowls Robyn Harding has joined us in our new group Behind the Pages with The Traveling Friends to answer a few spoiler free uestions about The Arrangement To see what she has to say you can find the group herehttpswwwgoodreadscomgroupshowThe Arrangement is an instant Canadian bestseller Candy Bar and Jelly Beans Yipee I might be on a Tootsie Roll here with another winning thriller for me My groove is backAre you ready to rumble here in this sugar bowl? Wondering what a sugar bowl is or curious to take a look into one Well Robyn Harding has got you covered here with her intriguing entertaining yet unsettling fast easy paced story that left me wanting to talk about it Things are not so sweet as sugar here between this arrangement with our main characters and Robyn Harding delivers a uniue take here with the premise to the story and adds some twists and turns that had me totally entertained from start to finish I highly recommendOur blog posthttpstwosisterslostinacouleecom2 A tale of obsession deceit and betrayal The Arrangement looks at the world of sugar daddies and sugar babies It's a subject that most people are aware of yet don't know or care to know the full details of We have Natalie a struggling art student in New York getting by on bar jobs and copious amounts of alcohol until one day a friend introduces her to the lucrative world of sugar babiesSoon Natalie meets Gabe a handsome and older financial lawyer and they soon come to an arrangement as long as Natalie realises his daughter and his work will always come before her Natalie is sucked in to a seductive world of theater trips high class restaurants and weekends in the country Then suddenly Gabe puts his family first and ends the arrangement leaving Natalie devastated and heart brokenand determined to get Gabe back And she will stop at nothingAn eye opening book The Arrangement is a look into the life of a working class girl who is swept up in a life of glamour then finds it crashing down on her The plot sucks you in as seductive as the world itself and you'll find yourself unable to put this one down The short chapters give thoughts to 'just one ' and you find yourself reading long into the night Though the end did show some serious plot holes it was still satisfying enough I recommend this book to all who want to have a look into this glamourous lifestyle albeit one that will always be judged harshly35 stars rounded up to 4My thanks to Simon Schuster Australia for an uncorrected proof in exchange for an honest review The opinions are entirely my own If you enjoy a story line where you love to hate the lead characterthis is the perfect read for you Natalie recently moved across country from the west coast to the bright lights of Broadway That’s right New York City She’s pursuing her dream of becoming an artist and has just been accepted to an Art College in the heart of the city But it comes at great sacrifice it means living dollar to dollar And now after losing her job and being evicted by her uncaring roommates Natalie is desperate to make enough money to stay in New YorkJust how desperate is she? Enough to become a sugar baby? To find herself a sugar daddy to look after all her expenses? What could possibly go wrong with a well thought out plan like that? What if it becomes far complicated than Natalie ever imagined? Leaving one person deadOh my gosh I was absolutely enthralled with this book Natalie was such a fabulous character I loved her and was rooting for her But Wait Now I loath her and hope she gets what she deserves Hold on the tides are about to turn again You go girlMy head was spinning Be prepared This book is going to take you on a true roller coaster rideI only wish the ending would have been on par with the rest of the book It seemed to come apart at 93% WHY?? The ending was too hurried As though there was a big rush to wrap things up in the final 7% with a bow on top NO I want Until this point it was a five star read One star knocked off for the wrap up A fun crazy buddy read with Susanne Thank you to NetGalley Gallery Threshold Pocket Books and Robyn Harding for an ARC to read and review So I didn't love this one I didn't hate it either It was entertaining but there was definitely something missing here for me It was a uick read but I unfortunately expected My expectations definitely affected my enjoyment but with so many glowing reviews I thought I'd get a sexier grittier read NOPE dare I admit at times I found it a little too cliche and boring? This was definitely one of those times where I wondered if I was reading the same book as everyone else 🤷🏻‍♀️ The little twist at the end was probably my favorite part Oh well onto my next read


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