Coming out on Tuesday! Chandra and I were so excited and it’s a huge honor for both of us to be mentioned in the acknowledgements with a group of other amazing Bookstagrammers.
Thanks to Gallery Books for the free advanced copies in exchange for our honest reviews.
THE ARRANGEMENT – Robyn Harding (Releasing July 30th, 2019)
You can check out our reviews for Harding’s other book and an author Q&A – HER PRETTY FACE (here)
Chandra’s Thoughts: 5/5 stars
Well now, THAT escalated quickly! Welcome to the Sugar bowl – careful or you could end up with Splenda or salt. In any situation, keep your guard high and your hopes low. And make sure you’re up on all the acronyms!
As someone who lives in NYC, I am all too familiar with how easy it is to be in debt and have situations out of your control come up when it comes to living situations and what not. If you look around, there’s a myriad of *questionable* couples all around that make you wonder what their situation is. Countless successful men with money who have lives where they compartmentalize their home life with their wife and child(ren) and their other life with their work and their mistress/girlfriend/side piece.
Regardless of the usual clichés of this life, I am fascinated, like the author, of sugar arrangements and how they work. I’m impressed that Harding actually joined a site and did such in depth research in reaching out for interviews to get all the sides of what seems to be a symbiotic/mutually beneficial relationship between two consenting adults. There certainly needs to be a certain mind set to be able to realistically be in these types of situations and you must make sure to follow certain rules to make sure your safety is in tact at all times. It’s a duplicitous world and I’m utterly fascinated.
Absolutely loved every single page of this book. I started this earlier today and in between chores, work and anything else that came up, I took every moment I had to continue reading this. The ending, while not completely a surprise, is smart, thorough and cunning. This is my third book by this author and my second five star review by her. Harding, you did it again.
My Thoughts: 5/5 stars
I’ve been in love with Robyn Harding since THE PARTY and she quickly became an auto-buy author for me. Do you want a binge read that you just don’t want to put down? Well, THE ARRANGEMENT needs to be on your TBR.
We are brought into the world of sugar daddies and sugar babies. Nat is an art student struggling to make her rent and other bills every month. After losing her job, Nat is desperate to find a new source of income. A classmate of hers introduces her to a sugar baby website and opens her eyes to a whole new world.
She meets Gabe, how becomes her first sugar daddy. They make an arrangement to have their relationship become more official. A new apartment, monthly allowance, gifts, and traveling. Nat falls in love with Gabe and things get complicated when he abruptly ends things. Secrets, sex, money, and even murder. This book will keep you on your toes!
I loved seeing that Harding put in so much research into this book. She even joined one of the websites for her to better understand this world. I highly recommend picking up anything by Harding and now the wait begins for her next book!