(Sugar Bowl #3)
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Published: October 11, 2016
Genre: New Adult, Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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.
“What you and I have, Sela… no one will ever comprehend it. No one will ever come in between it. But it’s real and it’s ours, and I’m never letting it go.”
Sawyer Bennett just threw some nice and powerful fireballs in this thrilling finale of Sugar Bowl series. This book had to be one of the most nerve pounding books that I’ve read. It provided unforgettable twist and turns that had me on edge and a beautiful ending that really satisfied.
Sugar Free is the third and final book of the series. It picks up where Sugar Rush left off. As describing the premise will just lead to spoilers, I won’t be giving it. What you just need to know is this: The series continues to become darker and edgier, some minor gory scenes were thrown in so expect yourself to cringe at some parts, the romance was more intense, and a lot of interesting revelations were exhibited.
I found myself completely submerged in this book. It was so impossible to stop. When you are reading such an unpredictable book that makes you feel anxious, you definitely can’t sit still. You have to know what happens next. That’s how this book made me feel the entire way through.
Beck and Sela’s romantic development was the first thing that I felt here. It was so sweet and real and perfect. Despite all the worst things that they went through, their love for each other remained strong. Sure their journey to happiness was such a total mess but I’m glad to see how tough they were together and how determined they were (especially Beck) in finding solutions to their problems.
I most especially loved Beck’s character development. For me he is one of the perfect heroes in a romantic-suspense book. He is cunning and he didn’t entirely depend on his money and connections. Now I admit I had a little problem with Sela’s character. You guys, she f*cked up here big time (and in the previous books. What’s new??). But it’s so ironic how I always forgive this woman for her stubbornness and stupid decisions. Maybe it has something to do with her will-power end the shitstorm that’s happening in her life and Beck’s.
As a whole, Sugar Free delivered such a terrific finale. It’s a series-ender that gives an adrenaline rush from start to finish. When you read this book, buckle up and expect yourself to be stunned by a lot of surprises and dramatic scenes that will manage to pull your heartstrings. What a well-done series!
(I buddyread this book together with the awesome Trish. Click her name to read her wonderful review!)
P.S. I rated all three books of this series 5 Stars. :))
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