Vivian’s Review: Sugar Free by Sawyer Bennett

Posted October 11, 2016 by viviangrey in Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Books, Release day / 0 Comments

Vivian’s Review: Sugar Free by Sawyer BennettSugar Free by Sawyer Bennett
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Published by Loveswept on October 11th 2016
Genres: Romance
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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.

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Book Review: 3 Stars


More Lies.
New revelations.

SUGAR FREE starts out right were SUGAR RUSH left us…on a major cliffy where we are left wondering if Sela finally got her revenge against JT!*bites nails from anticipation* This book was about all the puzzle pieces falling into place. And Sawyer Bennett did a great job of tying up the series with this final book. There was some major plot twists that came to light, which made the readers jaw drop. To me, the premise of this book, was about protection. Beck will protect Sela at any cost. Beck is doing everything he can to keep the police from suspecting Sela in the murder of his business partner, JT, but that leaves him as a prime suspect. Even with Sela’s “self-defense” claim, no judge is going to accept that with the fact that she went to JT’s willingly and with a gun. “I’m going to be an automatic person of interest because I stand to get an entire multimillion-dollar company free and clear with his death.” –Beck.  How will Sela and Beck get out of this new dilemma? Will Beck be found guilty of a crime he did not commit or will Sela turn herself in? Will they be able to build enough reasonable doubt to save them both from going to prison? “We try to hold this puzzle of lies together because we’re fueled by this love we have for each other.” –Sela.

Overall, I am happy with how this series ended. The journey of growth, salvation and redemption that these two characters went through was crazy. They definitely went to hell and back for themselves and each other from book 1 to book 3. In the end, they both got their retribution and HEA’s. But…I’m not going to “sugar coat” this, the reason I am giving this one 3 stars, was because of the pace. I personally felt like it took up until about 50% to really get moving and for me to really get into the book. All of the angst, twists and revelations were from around 50% to around 90%. Whereas in the first two books, I felt connected with the characters and loved the storyline, this final installment kind of drug on and was hard to get into. Lots of back and forth and indecision that I felt could’ve been summed up sooner or completely left out. And then from about 95% to the end, it all seemed too rushed. (I was worried this was going to happen). The epilogue was “meh” and put a nice little bow on Beck and Sela’s (and the secondary characters) story. All in all, the story left me happy with where their story ended, but my expectations unfortunately weren’t quite met for the rest of the book.

“This has gotten so goddamned complicated, I’m terrified that there’s no way out for either of us.” –Sela.


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