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.
The Sugar Bowl Series is a romantic suspense trilogy, and cannot be read as standalones. Get the first two books of the series here:
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
This series is so addicting! Each book ends in a cliffhanger and after that ending in Sugar Rush I had to read Sugar Free immediately. I needed to know what happened!
Sugar Free begins immediately following the cliffhanger in Sugar Rush. The reader gets the answers they needed to know. It also shows just how far Beck is willing to go to keep Sela safe. The sensuality of their relationship continued to be off the charts hot, but the situations they were dealing with took a greater focus than their sex lives.
I continued to love Sela and Beck despite some moments of major stupidity on their parts. Beck continued to be a stand up guy, doing everything he could to keep those he loves safe. I didn’t agree with many of his decisions, but I liked what he was trying to do. Sela’s character felt more helpless in this installment than the others. She lost a little bit of her spark and determination, but it was understandable.
My favorite thing about Sugar Free was that I was so wrapped up in the story I didn’t see the ending coming. I was definitely surprised by how everything wrapped up. I really loved how everything tied up.
The only thing I thought went a little overboard were the multiple time jumps in the epilogue. It was fun to see how life was later for everyone, but I would have been happier with just one major time jump. I guess I’m just not a fan of extending the ending multiple times.
Sugar Free was a great ending to a really fun story. I would highly recommend the Sugar Bowl series if you enjoy books with a lot of sexy time and a little suspense.
**I received an ARC from Loveswept via NetGalley in exchange for an unbiased review.
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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