Monday, March 24, 2014

Straight Reading from the Library: Sugar Babies by Mickey Corrigan

The Library was sent a copy of Sugar Babies by Mickey Corrigan to read and review as part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Leave a comment or ask the author a question and you'll get a chance to win a download card for this book. You can see the other stops on the tour here:


A sugar daddy can make your money woes disappear. But for sugar babies, life is like a chocolate-covered time bomb: sweet on the outside, deadly on the inside.

Young, beautiful, and hungry, Esme, Maire, and Niki want what every woman wants: love, work, safe shelter, the bills paid off, a diamond-studded Rolex and a two-bedroom condo with an ocean view. Working as sugar babies seems to be the only way to make this happen. But the sugar life is more dangerous than they thought.


This is a gritty, no-holds-barred look at a life that might appear glamorous to some looking in, but has its share of darkness-- the life of wealthy men and the "professional girlfriends" or "sugar babies" that keep them company, in exchange for being taken care of.

Sugar Babies focuses on three of these women and what happens to them. Maire recruits young women for her company--the company that her own sugar daddy is covering the bills for-- a company designed to hook young women (and men) up with benefactors. Esme and Niki are two of these girls, and they soon find out that the picture isn't as pretty as it first looked.

Ms. Corrigan does an excellent job portraying the girls, the city, the men... and kept this reader guessing to the very end who the "mystery man" is whose diary entries bookend this story. If you are in the mood for a dark thriller, give Sugar Babies a try. I think you'll be glad you did.


Author Mickey J. Corrigan lives and works and gets into trouble in the lurid tropics of South Florida, where sugar babies are as common as gators, skeeters and snowbirds. Other titles include the novellas Geekus Interruptus, Dream Job, Professional Grievers, and Me Go Mango. Sugar Babies is her first novel. Visit her at: or on Goodreads. Buy the book at Amazon, All Romance eBooks, or Champagne Books.