Another Cliffhanger

Sugar Rush (Sugar Bowl, #2)Sugar Rush by Sawyer Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Revenge Is Sexy!

From the moment that I finished the first book in the ‘Sugar Bowl’ series, I’ve been dying to get my hands on ‘Sugar Rush’. It seemed like every one of my Goodreads friends was the lucky recipient of an ARC and I was green with envy. I was able to bide my time by reading the teasers they provided in their reviews to hold me over until I could get my copy on release day. Finally, I got my copy and it did not disappoint! Sela and Beck are back baby!

Immediately, I was thrust right back into the emotional upset that we were left with at the end of ‘Sugar Daddy’. I love a story that brings the angst and emotional turmoil, so I was more than happy to let Beck’s callous actions gut me all over again. I’m a bit of a masochist like that.

However, as much as I continue to love this story, I do have one big complaint. If you follow my reviews, you know that I absolutely hate it when the hero messes up big time and the heroine forgives them too easily. I want to see some big-time groveling and suffering before they’re able to work their way back into the heroine’s good graces. I want retribution. I want justice. I want them to pay!

Suffice it to say, Beck got off too easy in my opinion. I wanted the first half of the book to detail his apologies, shame, regret and grand gestures to win Sela’s affection again. Instead, he essentially had a single conversation with her, apologizing for his behavior, and all was forgiven. Seriously! WTF! It kind of undermined Sela’s supposed emotional state. Instead, it made her “broken” emotional response seem insincere and kind of fickle.

Now that I got that off my mind, I want to stress that I thoroughly enjoyed every other aspect of this story. Beck may have gotten off easy, but he did keep working hard at redeeming himself. He devoted all his energy and resources to making JT pay for hurting Sela.

While ‘Sugar Daddy’ had Sela trying to seek her revenge secretly, ‘Sugar Rush’ has Beck teaming up with Sela. With a private investigator helping them, they come up with a plan to seek revenge. At last, they seem to have JT backed into a corner.

Of course, if it were that easy it wouldn’t be much of a story. Things are never that straightforward and this series is no exception. This book ends with another huge cliffhanger. I’ll have to wait for the third, and final, book to see how everything works out for Sela and Beck.

Let the wait begin!

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