Book Review: Sugar Free by Sawyer Bennett

Sugar Free
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Title: Sugar Free (Sugar Bowl #3)
Author: Sawyer Bennett @BennettBooks
Reviewer: Grace
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 216 pages
Rating: 4 Stars

Synopsis

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.

Grace Review

Warning: Do not read this review if you have not read book two!

When I first started this last installment, I fully expected it to be a story of “how to get away with murder”.  However, that’s not how this book played out.  This felt more like, “how to get convicted of a murder you didn’t commit”.

I won’t go into details, but Beck and Sela make so many wrong turns following JT’s death, sending them down a path that neither of them deserve.  From getting their stories straight, to being selective with information given to the police, they give the authorities plenty to work with beyond the obvious motive.

While I questioned their intelligence throughout, I did like the way this installment was laid out.  I really didn’t think they had a chance to survive, and was pleasantly surprised by what helped them out.  Yes, it may have worked a little too well, but the author filled in some gaps to make it work for the story.

Another interesting part of the story is how everything going on around Beck and Sela impacts their relationship.  There is obvious tension at times, but they both try really hard to be there for each other, and both show a willingness to make sacrifices for the other.  A true sign of love.

Other than the building tension of the case against them, one of my favorite parts was there interactions with Beck’s sister, Caroline.  What happens to JT exposes new information that while painful at first, gives some closure as well.  I loved how Caroline supported both Beck and Sela, and vice versa.

On the flip side, I could not believe how cold Beck’s parents could be.  Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!  I’m glad Beck did what he did and had no regrets.  Bye Felicia!

This being the end of a trilogy, the author gives you the closure and HEA you’ve been waiting for.  And while this is the end of Beck and Sela’s story, I wouldn’t mind if the author wrote a spin off series with Caroline and a certain man. . .

– Grace

*An ARC was received via NetGalley for an honest review.

PURCHASE LINKS:
Book 1, Sugar Daddy: Amazon USAmazon UK
Book 2, Sugar Rush: Amazon USAmazon UK
Book 3, Sugar Free: Amazon US Amazon UK

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