SUGAR by Jenna Jameson

SUGAR

KIRKUS REVIEW

A retiring adult entertainment icon leaves Los Angeles for New York City to take care of her sick best friend and winds up in a sexy new relationship that ultimately makes her yearn for more.

Sarah Halliday, aka Sugar, the most famous porn star ever, has just wrapped her 100th film. Ready to move on, she still lets her manager convince her to announce an extended vacation rather than retirement, then heads back to her roots in NYC, where her best friend is suffering from breast cancer and struggling to take care of her 7-year-old son. Sarah settles into a modest SoHo apartment within walking distance of Liz and Jonathan and then meets the sexy-yet-troubled Cole in dramatic fashion after he chases down her snatched purse. Intrigued and attracted, she finds out quickly that he’s the son of a wealthy old-money family. Despite some reservations, she enters into a friends-with-benefits, no-emotional-attachment sexual relationship with him. Of course, things get complicated as they grow closer. Navigating sex, family, reputation, cancer and external friendships involves a complex cocktail of emotions, especially once genuine affection and protective instincts kick up on both sides. Can they put pride and fear aside in order to work toward the shared future that might save them both? Adult entertainment icon Jameson pairs up with Tarr—a romance author known for sexy yet emotional stories—to co-write her first erotic romance. There are obvious parallels to Jameson’s real life, as well as sizzling sex scenes and a spectrum of heart-wrenching elements, including an endearing child, a war hero and a stalker. Well-done and intriguing for the right audience, but it’s more graphic than typical light erotica.

Tarr and Jameson create an engaging, touching, blazing hot story that packs a lot of sex, action and emotion.

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62636-101-0
Page count: 288pp
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Nov. 15th, 2013




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