Things at the Sugar Bowl aren’t so sweet. SUGAR FREE, the gripping conclusion to the Sugar Bowl series is available now!
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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.
Sugar Free is the perfect title for the conclusion to Sela & Beck’s story because the events at the end of Sugar Rush and the fallout from JT’s death turn their lives upside down, putting their love and their freedom in jeopardy as they struggle to hide their crimes and protect themselves against persecution for actions that they’re very much guilty of but have valid reasons for committing.
There’s definitely a much darker feel to Sugar Free than the previous two books in the series. As secrets are revealed and cover ups are put into play, it’s hard to tell if Sela and Beck are going to come out of this situation unified and free or if they’ll lose everything due to what they see as necessary actions.
Sawyer Bennett does a great job of illustrating how conflicted Sela and Beck are with the choices they’ve made in order to protect each other and those they love. Their crimes are extensive and even with just cause for their actions, they still made missteps that could cost them a lot more than their freedom. There were times as I was reading Sugar Free that I wanted to shake both Sela and Beck for their misspoken words and deeds, but with the intensity of the situation and the depth of their love for one another, it makes sense that things would go off kilter.
I did find Beck’s double standard in terms of his beliefs about deceit, lies, and cover-ups a little off-putting because those are the exact things he does throughout Sugar Free, but because Sawyer Bennett gives readers his perspective, it’s easier to see why this situation is different compared to the sins of his parents.
Bennett’s Sugar Bowl series a fantastic collection of romantic suspense stories that will keep readers intrigue until the very end. The chemistry between Sela and Beck as well as the bond Beck has with his sister, Caroline, are perfectly illustrated, which in turn, allows readers to understand Beck’s need to protect them and make sure that things go according to his plan and no one else’s strategy because he feels responsible for so much of what happens and wants to make things write for the women he loves.
A complimentary copy was provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
4 Poison Apple