Series: Sugar Bowl #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: August 16, 2016
Format: eARC, 216 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
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After posing as an escort for the Sugar Bowl online dating service, Sela Halstead is looking for one thing: payback. She's closing in on the site's heartless founder, Jonathon Townsend, and she needs Beckett North, Townsend's business partner and her lover, by her side. She'd thought that their intimate nights together had forged an unbreakable bond, but after a shocking betrayal, Sela begins to doubt the brilliant bad boy. When push comes to shove, can she trust Beck to do the right thing?
Now that he understands the truth, Beck will stop at nothing to secure the reckoning Sela deserves. But between his desire for her and his disgust for JT, Beck doesn't exactly have a lot of control over his emotional state. Left with no other choice, he must summon all his discipline to maintain JT's trust and pretend that they're still friends. But how far will Beck go to prove his loyalty to Sela? He nearly lost her once. To keep her, Beck might have to kill for her.
I received a complimentary copy of this book for review consideration.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
If you read my review of Sugar Daddy, you know how much I enjoyed this darker, grittier side of Sawyer Bennett and just how desperate I was to get my hands on this book, the second in the series. It took me a little longer to get around to reading it than I suspected it would, but holy hell… it was worth the wait.
Sugar Rush picks immediately after the end of Sugar Daddy and I was grateful for that. There was a fairly brutal cliffhanger at the end of that one and I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. I was disappointed, ever so briefly, in Beck’s actions but it didn’t take all that long for him to win me back over. Despite what I find to be a pretty creepy occupation, he is a damn good guy. He’s good for Sela, too. And after all she’s been through — which we learn even more about during this book — she deserves a good guy.
Once I got through the initial hiccups with this book, I can honestly say I couldn’t put it down. I simultaneously couldn’t get through it fast enough and didn’t want it to end because I knew I’d be looking at another crazy cliffy when I got there. There were plenty of hot — and even sweet — moments among the action and twists. I wasn’t ever 100% sure how things would turn out … and I’m still not. Sawyer’s kept me guessing with this series through the first two books and the set up for the third is proving to be seriously intense. I think wine will definitely be required. I’ve grown to really love Sela and Beck and I’m champing at the bit to get the rest of their story.
The cliffhanger at the end of Sugar Daddy was NOTHING compared to the one at the end of this book. Holy crap. I definitely had one of those “Oh shit! You HAVE to be kidding me!” moments when I realized I’d run out of pages in Sugar Rush. I’m about 98% sure I’ll be diving right into Sugar Free as soon as I get my hands on it. Which, you know, can’t come nearly soon enough… because I need answers!
“It took only moments after I slammed that door in your face for it to sink in. Penetrate the truth of what you were saying. For me to believe you unequivocally. But you were already gone.”
“You can whisper sweet, precious words to me, but you better be fucking me hard while you do it.”
“All I ever wanted was a quiet life. I always thought I’d be alone because of what happened to me. I never thought there was room in my life for anything other than my anger and misery. But now that’s all changed. You’ve already given me the world.”
Have you read any of Sawyer Bennett’s books?
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