Sugar Free
Sawyer Bennett     

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Sugar Bowl
Book: 3

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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Sela Halstead is finally able to confront the man who has caused her so much pain. She can go on with her life now that JT. is out of the picture. Life is not always as it seems and Sela discovers she need Beck’s help if she plans to move forward.

This is of those reviews that is so difficult to write because I don’t want to give away the plot especially since everything ties so heavily into the big cliffhanger from book 2. Talk about an OMG moment! Sela and JT.’s issues are at center stage again in this book. There are some moments when the characters acted out of their typical behavior. After everything that Sela went through to take JT. out, it is odd that she could behave in such a way.

I just got to love Beck. He will do anything to protect Sela and make sure she is not implicated in any of the drama from what happens to JT.  I get why he wanted to do things on his own but I wished he would have got some help along the way.

I’m afraid that my major complaint with this one is that there is endless inner dialogue. The prolonged stretch of dialogue and limited action felt forced. I think that this book could have been wrapped up in two books. This is one of the reasons why writing trilogies can be tricky.
Sela and Beck’s story went from wild and slightly neurotic to completely predictable. The ending was just rushed and a tad too sweet but of course I’m not complaining. I love romances and anytime there is a HEA, I’m happy!

Overall, I will recommend this book for readers of erotic, thrilling and crazy romance with plenty of twist and turns. I’m glad to finally get a nice conclusion for Beck, Sela and their friends.

~ Samantha