Series: Sugar Bowl #2
Published by Loveswept
Publication Date: August 16th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book. All opinions stated are solely mine.
In the steamy and suspenseful sequel to Sugar Daddy (“A totally gripping take on romance and revenge!”—Lauren Blakely), a heartbreaking rift threatens to unravel a dangerous alliance . . . and a fragile new love.
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.
Note: Sugar Rush ends on a cliffhanger. Sela and Beck’s story concludes in Sugar Free!
The end of Sugar Daddy left me crushed and I wasn’t sure I wanted to get back on this roller-coaster but it was worth it.
After their blow-up and with all the drama swirling around them, the bond between Sela and Beck has only gotten stronger. I absolutely love how real and easy their relationship is. The revenge and rage-driven Sela from the first book has mellowed into a woman enjoying her man and their unfolding relationship. That’s not to say that she has given up on her plans, only that they have taken a back seat to her relationship with Beck.
I didn’t think Beck would redeem himself in my eyes but even he knew he blew it and was very quick to fix things. That he believed Sela’s story and his unwavering support of her earned him more points from me.
While the main theme of this book is their growing relationship, Sela’s plans for JT have taken a new turn with Beck’s investment in them and it’s a no holds barred, bring in the big guns whatever the cost play to get JT and get him real good. Love and revenge make for strange bedfellows but with more of Sela’s backstory and all other revelations as the story unfolds, a lot of what’s driving the characters makes a lot of sense.
There is lots of drama and plotting, but the emotional connection between Sela and Beck casts a very wide shadow over everything else and you can’t help but root for them to succeed.
Forget the sedate tone of my review, I was screaming at the end of the book at very poor choices and that cliffhanger. It’s a straight walk of the edge with no bottom in sight! Thankfully, it won’t be a long wait for the final book in the series.