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Title: Sugar Rush
Series: Sugar Bowl #2
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Publisher: Loveswept
Publication Date: 16 Aug 2016
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4.5/5

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Synopsis from Goodreads

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!

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REVIEW 

THERE ARE NO WORDS. If you thought the cliffhanger at the end of Sugar Daddy nearly killed you then you haven’t seen anything yet. Sugar Free cannot come fast enough.

Sugar Rush picks up at the exact moment Sugar Daddy ends, reliving every single devastating second of the events leading to THAT intense cliffhanger. My heart was pounding out of my chest with every word read. Who needs extreme sports when you’ve got Sawyer Bennett providing an adrenaline rush.

I loved the direction Sawyer took Sugar Rush in laying all of Sela and Bennett’s cards out on the table, some revelations came as a surprise and provided much-needed insight. Especially the connection between Beck and JT. While others added to the speculation to previous events within the narrative, only to discover the worse kind of confirmation regarding JT.

I adored the character development within Sugar Rush, Sela allowing herself happiness and not letting herself be defined by the traumatic incident in her past. While Beck surprised me, allowing his true self to shine through his barriers and revealing just how amazing he truly is *SWOON*

The narrative provides a lot of thought-provoking scenarios regarding accountability, retribution, revenge and justice; especially showing how flawed the legal system can be with blame placed on the victim and the guilty escaping punishment. It makes you consider what you would do if faced with Sela’s situation.

There is a lot of twists and turns within the plot keeping the tension at an all time high. However, balance is achieved with some seriously swoon worthy moments and the constant chemistry between Beck and Sela.

I am having to (figuratively) hold myself back from spilling all the amazing details of the plot within Sugar Rush, seriously I need someone to talk to about this ♥ I desperately need to know justice will be served and that there is a happily ever after within the characters future.