Series: Sugar Bowl #3
Published by Loveswept on October 11th 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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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.
The Sugar Bowl series by Sawyer Bennett has proven to be one intense, mysterious, and sexy trilogy. Sugar Free is the highly anticipated conclusion.
The stakes are high in this one and so is the suspense. There’s a saying that the truth will set you free. It’s a motto that Sela and Beck have difficulty embracing in this book, and their problems just keep mounting right along with the tension.
The story evolves into a legal drama primarily, and it has a very different feel from the previous books. Most of the scandalous revelations have already occurred, so this story is more about exploring the depths of relationships between all the characters than about plot twists and seduction. It’s quite lovely, even though Sela makes some truly dumb decisions, and she and Beck aren’t always on the same page. It can be a bit repetitive, but I never stopped loving the two of them together. Beck’s swoon rating is off the charts!
Sugar Free may not be my favorite book in the series, but it’s a fitting conclusion that I enjoyed very much. The extended epilogue is one of the best I’ve read in awhile, and it left me feeling extremely contented on every level. I highly recommend this series if you’re a fan of romantic suspense, and you enjoy a bit of steam to go with it.
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**