TNA BOOK REVIEW PAGE
THE blesser and sugar daddy phenomenon has taken the country by storm and author Jackie Phamotse brings that world closer with her second book, Bare. The book shows how young women with the fantasy of living the high life are easily lured by men who end up using them and spitting them out like sugarless chewing gum.
Bare is the sequel to Shattered Innocence where the author introduces Treasure Mohapi and her family.
Her story continues into the second book where she is now an established model and has to meander through life with her super-rich sugar daddy who is making her life a living hell.
He is no longer the sweet man she met three years ago.
The story looks at the type of sacrifices these young women make to live the high life.
Treasure is now being emotionally abused by her sugar daddy Tim, but finds it hard to leave him as he has isolated her from her family and friends.
As much as the book is enticing from the very beginning and one can’t put it down, the mood is a bit sombre as you get to know the main character and how she interacts with the people around her and with her sugar daddy lover.
One gets a feeling that they are all just faceless to Treasure and they have no true meaning to her life and family as witnessed in this exchange between the two in an extract from chapter 30.
“So this is how you play it, Treasure?” Tim confronts Treasure during an unexpected visit. “Babe, I did not know that you are coming today,” said Treasure.
“That’s why I came, you do as you please! Who gave you permission to roam around at this time of the night? Look at what you are wearing, tight jeans like a prostitute!” Tim fires back.
One of the things I found highly confusing is that all chapters from the first book Shattered Innocence are included in this book with the story picking up where the previous book left off in chapter 26. However, the author keeps a uniformed look throughout both books with each chapter starting with a motivational quote or Bible verse.
Bare ends in a rather dramatic scene where one is left hanging. Judging from