Sugar-baby Bridge (Paperback) by Brett Edward Stout...
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Sugar-Baby Bridge Reviews
Why I love this book?I love this book because it has the power of making you hard to put it down once you started it.It tells a story of how a discharged Marine, Brad spends a short trip with a man he met, Ron in a bar. In more details, it tells a story of how a journey of being a sugar baby (in contrast to the word "sugar daddy") being unveiled. Soon, as the journey began, Brad had to slowly understand Ron's eccentric behavior, in the mean time he found that he just couldn't leave Ron, because he had no money.I love how the author characterized Brad, a cute, disciplined Marine who paid a very high degree of attention to details. He is polite, knows how to react to any embarassing situation, despite he constantly mentions that he dislikes his childhood memory of being perceived as a boy who didn't live up to the expectations of people around him.I really enjoy the meticulous and humorous description of Brad's action, from the make of the bed, to how he prepares a breakfast etc. With the highly resemblance of Brad to the real author's life, I can't tell how many qualities of Brad did actually reflect the real Brett. And I'm sure that with Brett's handsome face in your mind, you'd definitely going to savor this book as much as I do.The only flaw of this book is the suspense of whether Brad could meet Ron back again and whether Ron did have a feeling on Brad.I'm really looking forward to the next book by Brett, which the first chapter was included in the end of this book.
Brad Spicer is trying to find his identity after recently finishing his four year stint in the marines and in this novel we follows Brad and his thoughts after meeting in a gay bar with Ron, a wealthy older man. They depart from the bar together and then spend the next few days in each others company with Brad driving them around in Ron’s Mercedes and visiting various friends and relatives around California.I though this novel was extremely well written and it’s very interesting following Brad’s thought processes as it’s written in the first person. Brad is in his early twenties and Ron is in his early thirties and they appear very different. I feel it would have been great to learn more about Ron in the book, as he was a man of very few words; however I suppose he wouldn’t have been Ron and it would have been a very different story if he had said more. Brad does try to encourage Ron to talk more, but I feel Brad thinks much too much as it seems at times that he can overanalyze absolutely everything and also he always appears to want to fit in everywhere and can try too hard, but then he is young!Overall it was an enjoyable read, although a little different from most of my reading, but I would recommend it. I’m also interested in the fact that Brad’s life does not end here and there is more to come from Brett.
I am giving it a 5. I have not finished the book yet, but it is very good. This maybe a spoiler or may not be, but I noticed that we get to know the main character a lot as the book develops. I was identifying with him for the start of Lake Tahoe - it helps that I have been there. The lead characters's idiosyncrasies have passed me by though. This guy has a lot more issues than I do. After I know them all I'll go back and read the book again and see if it is a different experience. I have finished it now. I too have had Ron' in my life. I felt I was there in the room, especially at the cottage. I was afraid as we got to know Brad more that I'd hate him. He was a bit over the top and I couldn't see him having fun. It was a good book. I will read it again.
I really did enjoy this book. I had a hard time putting it down and it was perfect for my coffee shop time when I like to read. I just wish the ending was a little bit different. I was able to relate to the characters pretty deeply as I felt they were similar to my relationship with my husband...this is probably why I commented on the ending. The setting was great. I have always loved Tahoe and Fallen Leaf Lake is the most beautiful place in the world. Looking forward to reading another book by Stout... I think this is his first book as well. Not bad for a first.
It was a great novel. You really got into the characters head. The only thing keeping it from being five stars was the end, which wasn't bad but wasn't as strong as the tension building up to it would seem to indicate.
2009 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention (5* from at least 1 judge)
Starts off good enough then zzzzzzzzzz. I kept thinking something interesting might happen. It didn't.