Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Sugar Fighter
Author: Charity Parkerson
Series: Sugar Daddies #1
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 50 Pages
Publisher: Punk & Sissy Publications
Release Date: June 25, 2018
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Zeke is the older man. The richer man. The man who plans to give Korey the world.
As MMA’s Light Heavyweight champion, Zeke’s million-dollar matches and multi-million-dollar sponsorships have given him the freedom to do whatever he likes. It pleases him to spoil Korey. Before Zeke’s best friend Charlie was deployed two years ago, he made Zeke swear he’d care for his brother Korey if anything happened to him. When Charlie is killed by a roadside bomb, Zeke takes the young college student in, determined to give him everything he requires to succeed. He never expects to end up hoping he can keep Korey under more than his roof. He needs Korey beneath him.
If Korey had been in his right mind after Charlie’s death, he would’ve turned down Zeke’s offer. By the time he realizes his mistake, he’s already addicted to Zeke’s powerful presence. He never meant to end up dependent on the man’s smiles and hot glances. The money, Korey could live without. The man has him hooked. There’s only one problem—neither man wants to cross the line from friends to lovers, ruining what they have
I am not normally a reader of short novellas, nor of May-December romances, however Sugar Fighter called to me. I do love the idea of an MMA fighter being the older guy. When I think age-difference, I normally think gray haired men vs no haired boys, but this was so not that. Zeke is in his 30s, fit, hot, gorgeous, and kind. He took his vow to his best friend, Charlie, seriously and went after Korey to help take care of him (after his brother Charlie died). Korey is a medical school student who has been silently in love with his benefactor. What he doesn’t realize is that Zeke has been silently in love with him, too.
Like I said, this is a short story, one that can be read in one sitting, but the relationship between Zeke and Korey was easily portrayed. I felt nothing was missing or left on the table. It could have easily been turned into a full length novel, but it was a nice ice-breaker on what is in store with this series. For me, it worked. It is nice to get a pretty well-fleshed out short story sometimes without wallowing in the angst and misery. Yes, Zeke and Korey have a moment of discontent, but it was resolved quickly and I ended this story well satisfied.
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*