Review: Sugar Free

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Sugar Free
Sugar Free by Sawyer Bennett

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Murder. What lengths would you go to, how much would you be willing to give up for the person you love? Read the exciting conclusion of the Sugar Bowl trilogy by Sawyer Bennett.

Sela Halstead had fantasized about vengeance and murder since the day she identified one of the men who robbed her of innocence. After meeting Beckett North though, her life changed course once again. She had been ready to let go of the past in order to focus on a future with this incredibly smart and caring man, but life has led her into the hands of her attacker Jonathon Townsend. Narrowly escaping she turns to Beck for support, comfort and help but can he deal with the vicious revelations Sela brings? And can she actually get away with murder?

Beckett North will do anything to protect his loved ones which undeniably includes Sela even when the world around them starts to fall apart. He’ll loose everything he once held dear, his sister, his company and wealth, and Sela. It’ll be worth it if it means Sela can live free. Still holding on to hope, can he find a way out of the predicament they’re in?

I just loved the cliffhanger Sawyer Bennett left us with in Sugar Rush (book #2 in the Sugar Bowl series). I honestly didn’t know which direction she would take us in but was certain whichever it was I’d love it and oh wow what a ride! I thought Beck and Sela were toast, no wonder Sawyer Bennett has become a staple in my reading list.

I don’t think I can say much about the book without spoiling you so I’ll keep it brief. There were no more shocking secrets besides actually knowing what happened between JT and Sela which Bennett reveals fairly quickly. But Sela and Beck’s future looked very bleak for a while and I honestly couldn’t figure out how they’d be able to get out of it.

More than once I wanted to murder Sela myself for her decision making and lack of forethought. But the fact remained that I just couldn’t put the book down because everything was on the line for both of them and lack of planning and bad decision making aside, I truly wanted Beck and Sela to find their happiness together because they loved each other warts and all.

I enjoyed every single tense and anxious moment this couple went through as well as every delectably sweet, sexy and hot one they found themselves in be it because they wanted to express their love or needed an outlet for the fear and strain they were in. Rest assured though, all loose ends are neatly tied up, and Sawyer Bennett treats us to a very sweet, rare and extended epilogue.

Sugar Free is book #3 and the finale in the Sugar Bowl series by Sawyer Bennett. It is a thrilling conclusion to this hot contemporary romance with twists and turns you won’t expect. This is not a standalone book, its predecessors should be read first. Told from both point of view.

* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via NetGalley. The excerpts are from that copy. *

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