Ava Sinclair-Stern Daddy

Oh my ducklings, this book witnesses the end of an era. There will be no more Ava Sinclair Daddy books. This is very last one. And she’s chosen to go out with a good one. So, let’s get into Stern Daddy.

Lindsey has a relatively good job. The problem is that she has a bad habit of living beyond her means. She never really learned how to manage her money. When her father had money he would help her out, which meant that she never had to learn how to bail herself out. Now, she’s buried under her debts, close to losing her apartment, and having a hard time buying groceries. So, she’s decided to do something about that. She decided to put an ad out on Craig’s List looking for a sugar daddy. She can still look like she’s in her younger 20s and she can accentuate it if she dresses younger. She’s spent several weeks talking to Silas, a nice older man. Now, it’s time to go meet him.

Silas’ limo has come to pick her up, and Lindsey is a wee bit rude to the driver. Well, I say wee bit… He tries to warn her that Silas is an old fashioned kind of guy, but she just tells him to be quiet and that she’s sure his employer doesn’t want him gossiping. When she gets to the huge house, and meets an older man who she is told is Silas. So, are you seeing the set up here?

Yup, the “driver” was really Silas, and he’s not an older man, and oh yeah, since he owns the company she works at, he’s her boss. When he tells her that she’s not leaving because he’s going to teach her a lesson, she threatens to call the cops. He tells her that he knows her criminal background, so she’s blackmailed into staying.

So, here we are again. Silas was hot and cold and it’s hard on Lindsey. I can’t blame her for anything she does. Sometimes he’s a very good Daddy and is very caring, sometimes he is really kind of stand-offish. No wonder she’s so confused about how she feels and how he feels about her. He’s kind of prickish about that, and I wanted to dropkick him. But, no character is perfect and conflict makes the character and relationship grow and the story advance.

Before we go to spoilers, I want to share my fave section of this book. “An unwitting young woman blackmailed into captivity by a tall, handsome stranger who keeps her as a child? It sounds like the imaginings of some kinky romance novelist.” I laughed my ass off. I couldn’t explain what was so funny to my husband, but I laughed and laughed.

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I legit love Lindsey and how she stands up for herself. She doesn’t let Silas pawn her off. She doesn’t let him buy her off. When he talks to her about coming back, she draws lines and holds him to the boundaries that she needs. That is so awesome. So, very awesome.

OK, that’s all I have to say about this one today.

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