Review: Sugar Free (Sugar Bowl #3) by Sawyer Bennett

October 11, 2016 Review 0

Review: Sugar Free (Sugar Bowl #3) by Sawyer Bennett

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.

Title: Sugar Free
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Sugar Daddy, Sugar Rush, Sex in the Sticks, Jilted
Series: Sugar Bowl #3
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Sugar Daddy, Sugar Rush
Published by LoveSwept
Source: Publisher
Published: October 11, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 258
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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When I first started reading the Sugar Bowl series, my mind was completely blown away when I finished Sugar Daddy. It was loaded with unexpected surprises, the complete opposite of what that fluffy pretty in pink cover suggested and it ended on quite the cliffy. Along comes Sugar Rush picking up and closing up that previously mentioned cliffy up quite nicely. It lacked the oomph but still was a great read. The building of the relationship, less sex, less excitement, more emotions, more depth. And just when you think you have it figured out we are once again blindsided by a HOLY @#$%!!! cliffy. This now brings us to the final conclusion with Sugar Free.


Time for me to be rather vague since I am not going into great detail and I don’t want to reveal any spoilers.


Just like its predecessor, Sugar Free picks up right after that insane cliffy which you will need to read to find out what it was. And just like its predecessor, there was less oomph so it was no gigantic firework show for me. I don’t know, maybe the shock value that was in the beginning seems to have worn off for me. Don’t get me wrong the story line is still great; I just felt that some of the decision-making was a tad bit out there. Sela and Beck are still a great couple and JT is still a rat bastard who gets what is coming to him. However, the fiercely strong, wanting vengeance Sela and sexy geek Beck we first meet in SD, seems to have disappeared. Or evolved, or something because this time around instead of being excited I was more well okay if you want to play it that way.


Now for a few words about the ending. The beginning of Sugar free was great, the middle dragged, but the ending – twisting, suspenseful and complete. Yay for no more cliffys! From the very beginning, I was trying to guess how it would all end. Yes, I knew there was going to be a HEA for Sela and Beck, BUT there was no way I could have ever predicted how it was all going to go down. For those of you who love and what to know what becomes of the happy couple, there is the epilogue of all epilogues that should satisfy even the pickiest read.


So now that I have finished reading my first series by author Sawyer Bennett, I have to say I find her to be quite the excellent writer. The unexpected twists, fantastic storyline and steamy sex make this author worth reading. I’m already eyeballing other titles by her and can’t wait to get them started. As for her Sugar Bowl series, despite my having a few issues, it was definitely worth my time to read it. Now on to my next book!



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