Sugar Babies

Mickey J.

“Three women. I broke one’s spirit, I broke another’s neck, and I married the third.”

With these words begins your introduction to the Sugar world, dear reader...the world of wealthy men and professional girlfriends. Maire, Esme and Niki will be your guides. They are young, beautiful and desperate. Love, happiness....all illusions. They are seeking the comfort of financial security in the big bad world, and they know just who can give it to them. Their world is forever changed when they all get tangled  up with one man…


In this dark, gritty story of desperation and survival Mickey J. Corrigan doesn’t pull any punches. “Sugar Babies” is addicting, powerful and will leave a reader forever changed after reading it. While exploring the Sugar world, some things are perhaps inevitable: the objectification of women, their willingness to let someone else take control of their lives and the way they are shown as absolutely defined by the men in their lives. Perhaps it is necessary, that doesn’t make it any less upsetting. Also, the lack of deeper insight, makes Maire, Esme and Niki feel less real and somewhat cardboard. This lessens some of the impact of their stories.


Before picking up this book, a reader needs to know this is NOT a romance. The view of love and marriage is downright depressing. And, yet…the novel is fascinating and simply dares one to follow its twisted paths, then leaves haunting thoughts: What is true? What is good and what is wrong? Who is the villain and who the hero? Does it matter?


Mimi Smith