Sugar Free (Sugar Bowl, Book #3)
Release Date: October 11, 2016
Sela and Beck’s deliciously sinful tale of sex, lies, and vengeance reaches its explosive conclusion in the final chapter of Sawyer Bennett’s Sugar Bowl trilogy, which began with the novels Sugar Daddy and Sugar Rush.
For years Sela Halstead dreamed of revenge, but the quest for payback has been anything but sweet. Now, once again, she finds herself at the mercy of Jonathon Townsend, his hands crushing the very breath from her body. And even though she escapes with her life, Sela fears she may never recover. In desperate need of shelter and comfort, she runs to the one man she can trust. Beckett North has stood by Sela since the beginning. But can he handle the brutal truth?
Beck will do anything to protect what is his—and make no mistake, Sela belongs to him, heart and soul. The passion between them runs hot, even as their world begins to unravel. With the legacy of his ruthless business partner hanging in the balance, Beck stands to lose everything: his fortune, his family, his freedom. But each touch of Sela’s mouth on his skin, her nails down his back, makes it harder to let her go—and it might not even be his choice to make.
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The Sugar Bowl Series is a romantic suspense trilogy, and cannot be read as standalones. Get the first two books of the series here:
Sugar Rush (Book #2): http://sawyerbennett.com/bookstore/sugar-rush-sugar-bowl-book-2/
Sugar Daddy (Book #1): http://sawyerbennett.com/bookstore/sugar-daddy-sugar-bowl-book-1/
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. *
About the Author:
Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions.
A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.
Sawyer likes her Bloody Mary’s strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two.
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