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Sugar Rush (Sugar Bowl Series #2)
     

Sugar Rush (Sugar Bowl Series #2)

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by Sawyer Bennett
 

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In the steamy and suspenseful sequel to Sugar Daddy (“A totally gripping take on romance and revenge!”—Lauren Blakely), 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:

Overview

In the steamy and suspenseful sequel to Sugar Daddy (“A totally gripping take on romance and revenge!”—Lauren Blakely), 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.

Sawyer Bennett’s New York Times bestselling Sugar Bowl series is one treat you’ll want to read in order:
SUGAR DADDY
SUGAR RUSH
SUGAR FREE

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Praise for Sugar Rush

“Brilliant and heart-wrenching, with more twists and turns than a hedge maze,Sugar Rush will keep you up until the wee hours of the night.”New York Timesbestselling author Melanie Moreland

Sugar Daddy hooked me. Sugar Rush left me hungry for more. And Sugar Free can’t get into my hands soon enough! Raw, real, and deliciously sexy, the Sugar Bowl series is a must-read!”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series

“Just when I thought Bennett couldn’t suck me into Sela and Beck’s story, she does! The love between the two is emotional, sweet, and off the charts hot, but nothing holds a couple together better than revenge. I can’t wait for the finale!”New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker

“Sawyer Bennett did it again. I devoured Sugar Rush in one sitting and it was totally worth the binge!”New York Times bestselling author Marquita Valentine

“I am eagerly awaiting the conclusion of Sela and Beck’s story and I cannot wait!”—My Book Muse

“Sawyer Bennett is amazingly talented and she continued with an even darker story that won’t leave you indifferent! I am absolutely sure the Sugar Bowl series will be one of my favorites this year, so I highly recommend it!”—Alba and Her Secrets

“I thoroughly enjoyed Sugar Rush and look forward to the finale in Sugar Free.—NC2DC

“Five stars: Sugar Rush had all that and then some!”—Collector of Book Boyfriends and Girlfriends

“I have been waiting with bated breath for this installment. It does not disappoint. I can’t say too much without spoiling it, but it’s safe to say that it moves at a really fast pace and doesn’t let you relax for one moment.”—Lucy Licious Reads

Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Editorial Reviews

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“Brilliant and heart-wrenching, with more twists and turns than a hedge maze, Sugar Rush will keep you up until the wee hours of the night.”New York Times bestselling author Melanie Moreland

Sugar Daddy hooked me. Sugar Rush left me hungry for more. And Sugar Free can’t get into my hands soon enough! Raw, real, and deliciously sexy, the Sugar Bowl series is a must-read!”—Stacey Kennedy, USA Today bestselling author of the Club Sin series

“Just when I thought Bennett couldn’t suck me into Sela and Beck’s story, she does! The love between the two is emotional, sweet, and off the charts hot, but nothing holds a couple together better than revenge. I can’t wait for the finale!”New York Times bestselling author Susan Stoker

“Sawyer Bennett did it again. I devoured Sugar Rush in one sitting and it was totally worth the binge!”New York Times bestselling author Marquita Valentine

“I am eagerly awaiting the conclusion of Sela and Beck’s story and I cannot wait!”—My Book Muse
 
“Sawyer Bennett is amazingly talented and she continued with an even darker story that won’t leave you indifferent! I am absolutely sure the Sugar Bowl series will be one of my favorites this year, so I highly recommend it!”—Alba and Her Secrets
 
“I need my hands on Sugar Free! I can’t wait for it to be released.”—Smut Book Junkie
 
“I thoroughly enjoyed Sugar Rush and look forward to the finale in Sugar Free.—NC2DC
 
“Five stars: Sugar Rush had all that and then some!”—Collector of Book Boyfriends and Girlfriends
 
“I have been waiting with bated breath for this installment. It does not disappoint. I can’t say too much without spoiling it, but it’s safe to say that it moves at a really fast pace and doesn’t let you relax for one moment.”—Lucy Licious Reads
 
“Building the perfect revenge, this author delivers a second installment to this trilogy, which will leave your mind spinning.”—After Dark Book Lovers

Sugar Rush was just as good as the first book, Sugar Daddy.”—Obsessive Book Nerd

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101968130
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/16/2016
Series:
Sugar Bowl Series , #2
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
6,244
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Sawyer Bennett has written more than thirty books and has been featured on both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists on multiple occasions. A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone. Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great workout, cake, or a combination of the two.

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Sugar Rush 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sawyer Bennett did it again ! Sometimes the second book in a trilogy can let you down but not this one! Just need to hold on till October to see how Sela and Beck's story ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait to read this book after the first book Sugar daddy left off on such a cliffhanger. Sugar Rush was full of twists and turns and I didn't put it down until I was finished. Guess what Sawyer Bennett has left us with another cliffhanger and even more anticipation for the next book Sugar Free to finally come out to discover what happens. I cant wait to find out what Sela has done to JT. I really enjoy reading about Sela. She has a strength about her with all that she has been through. She has picked herself back up since she was raped as a teenager. She has plotted and planned her revenge on her rapist and she is not showing a weak side that would have just given up in her situation. Sela has Beck to help he through anything and this books shows that he would do anything for her, even it is illegal. I would definitely recommend this series and I am trying to wait patiently for the last book Sugar Free.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seriously, you are going to love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am so wishing I had a time machine to jump to release day for Sugar Free because this ended on a real nail biter! Sugar Rush continues the story of Sela Halstead's quest for revenge against one man who drugged and assaulted her ten years prior on the night of her 16th birthday. Not wanting to give anything major away, I will say Beck joins her in planning their revenge, but things do not go smoothly. If you enjoyed Sugar Baby you will love this one even more, because the action and suspense are crazy good. There are also lots of romantic, hot, and intense times. My brain is still spinning!
avephoenix More than 1 year ago
I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!! Sugar Rush is absobloodylutely amazing. Is thrilling, intriguing, entertaining, captivating and mind-gripping! The story is well-written, just flawless. An amazing continuation to the series. It's fast paced, an automatic page turner, and kept me on the edge of my seat! I love the well-built plot. The characters are all amazing, likeable, memorable and important regardless how evil, dark or sweet the may be. I loved and enjoyed every minute of it and can't wait for the final installment! Just remember, this is book #2 of the amazing series Sugar Bowl, and as well as book #1, this one also ends with a cliffhanger.
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MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
In the second book of the Sugar Bowl series, things are rocky between Sela Halstead and Beckett North. They had a serious misunderstanding, but Beck came to his senses quickly, and no time was lost in miscommunication of all sorts. But Sela still wants to make Jonathon Townsend pay for what he did. Beck has some ideas, but Sela needs convincing. I had really loved the first book in this series, Sugar Daddy, and I was very much looking forward to SUGAR RUSH, which picks up right after Sugar Daddy left off. Ms. Bennett is a terrific writer, and the writing is amazing, especially with how she conveys the characters’ feelings and thoughts. SUGAR RUSH is told in alternate points of view, and while I don’t care one way or the other for this stylistic technique, in this series, I think it adds to the story because Sela and Beck have very dissimilar ways of looking at things, their “relationship” to Jonathon, at the beginning at least, couldn’t be any different. However, there was one thing I found rather odd, especially from Sawyer Bennett: an overuse of “softly”, and several words of that ilk, which made it a tad too obvious that we should understand that Sela is soft-spoken, gentle, and so on. While SUGAR RUSH started well, I thought the pace slowed down too much, it dragged even, when Beck and Sela get really comfortable with each other, and fell even more deeply in love. Strangely enough, I had thought the choice of cover art was a bit peculiar – pink while the theme is rather dark – but it fits SUGAR RUSH, I might add, unfortunately; as far as I’m concerned Sela and a “pink” atmosphere don’t quite go together. To be honest, the not-so-angry-and-in-love Sela is not that interesting, and as Beck is not much more compelling either, I found SUGAR RUSH rather sedate, and I did not race through it. While the sightseeing in Europe is lovely and all that, I was missing the real gritty story, it just dragged on and on while Sela and Beck were mostly floating away in a pink cloud of blissful love, and I found that atypical of Ms. Bennett. It’s not that SUGAR RUSH is bad, but it was not what I expected. I’m wondering if the series might have been better as a duology, because there is a lot of filler in SUGAR RUSH. I was expecting to rush through this book, instead it took me forever to read, and I must admit I was tempted to skim several times, but I kept hoping things would pick up. I understand it was to make us grasp that Sela was in a better place, but I was numb from all this pastel, fuzzy fluff, and by the time we get back to the nitty-gritty, I found it difficult to get out of my sweet, pink coma. I think I understand what the author was trying to do, but as far as I’m concerned, it didn’t work. It’s a good thing there was Dennis Flaherty, a fascinating secondary character. And then Sela does something really stupid that a whole star fell here, but something so stupid that I’m not even sure if I will read the next book, Sugar Free, and there is a cliffhanger… I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
Very thankful this series was complete when I started reading. I couldn't imagine waiting for each release. I was left just as heartbroken as Sela was at the end of Sugar Daddy and was dying to see if Sela and Beck could work their way back to each other. Fast paced and full of surprises. Read it in hours and cannot wait to see how this series ends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good
Naughty_Book_Blog More than 1 year ago
This is book #2 in a series that must be read in order. If you haven't read Sugar Daddy, stop reading now. Sugar Rush picks up at the cliffhanger from Sugar Daddy that had my heart pumping with anger and anticipation. Beck messed up in a big way. Thankfully he figures that out rather quickly, otherwise this would have ended up being a rather frustrating and uneventful story without any sexy times, right? Just saying! The Sugar Bowl series delves deep into the dark, murky waters of rape. It is handled with the utmost care and respect for the subject, but the pain and darkness is soothed a little bit by Beck's complete love and devotion to Sela. As important the message of the total destruction this act of violation creates, the message of love and healing is just as powerful. I'm not going to go into a play by play of what happens in this book because I don't want to ruin any of the surprises. Since this is the second book in a three book series so you know this one is going to end in a cliffhanger as well. So between Beck figuring out he screwed this up in an epic way and another heart-stopping and anxiety inducing cliffhanger, there was some intense heat, BIG heartbreaking & heartwarming feels and some plot twists and shocking revelations that I never saw coming. This book was panty melting, jaw dropping and so worthy of the anxiety attack I nearly had in the end! I'm not sure how I'm going to survive the wait for Sugar Free!
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Sugar Rush by Sawyer Bennett is the second book in her new Sugar Bowl trilogy. It is a stunning, romantic, erotic, suspense filled story that picks up immediately where the cliffhanger from Sugar Daddy left us, literally, hanging and slowly pieces the lives of Sela and Beck back together only to start to have things unravel yet again in another cliffhanger. Well-written with excelelnt pace and endearing characters that are flawed and all the more perfect for those flaws, this is another stunning book from Sawyer Bennett **********Potential spoilers ahead: You have been warned!!!!! The connection and desire for revenge that becomes a shared goal between these two is exquisite in it's purity. The PI that gets drawn in and befriends them is an extremely intriguing side character and I absolutely cannot wait for more. Up next is Sugar Free and it is the concluding book in this series but I'm hoping that we may see more from this particular world of characters.
BookWorm221 More than 1 year ago
Another great book in this series, it just keeps getting better and better! More drama, plotting revenge, and sexy times! Oh and plot twists! Many plot twists! And I looooved them! After the shocking finale of the last book I didn’t know what to expect, I was hoping for the book to start right where it left off and it did! And we got to see both characters dealing or not dealing with the aftermath of the big revelation. Throughout the book Sawyer managed to give her characters more layers, they became more intense and other revelations about the past were made, it is impossible to not like and even love them, it was also impossible to stop reading and plotting revenge in my own head. The last few chapter I was on the edge of my seat, well more like reading couch but still on the edge, it was one thing after another, I was stressed until the last word. Another big ending for the book that makes you look forward to the next one.
dollipop More than 1 year ago
Good quick read, the sex pages got really boring after a while. I didn't read any of them in this book. I love the story of Sela & Beck but as I said in my last review, I wish the author just wrote 1 book instead on breaking it up into 3. It really isn't necessary in my opinion especially since they're barely 200 pgs(nook). Good & interesting story otherwise.
LightningCityBookReview More than 1 year ago
"Sugar Rush" picks up at the climactic and heart wrenching ending of "Sugar Daddy" but from Sela's point of view. Sawyer Bennett shows the growth that these characters have developed in their feelings toward one another in the first two chapters. The storyline in this installment is incredibly gripping and the addition of a new "cast member" is fabulous. Dennis is a fantastic character that rounds out Sela and Beck's group of friends and family and is a key player. The plan to exact revenge on JT is complex and ingenious and the twists at the end … that darned cliffhanger that has you turning the page and moaning, "Not again, Sawyer Bennet you sadistic wench!!!" Is glorious torment in it's genius and it's torture. To read the entire review please visit: http://wp.me/p4XqxF-1jn This novel was provided in exchange for an unbiased review
DaneWeimMama More than 1 year ago
A terrific follow up to Sugar Daddy. This takes place right after Sugar Daddy ends. Sela tells him Beck the reasons behind her betraying his trust & together they work to bring down his business partner (and half brother). These books need to be read in order. This ends in a cliff hanger & I can't wait to read Sugar Free- the conclusion to this spectacular series. Advanced Reader Copy provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Whoa. Sugar Rush is really very aptly named--reading it is quite a rush! It begins pretty much exactly where Sugar Daddy ended and throws you right into the thick of things. To be honest, I started out feeling a tad bit lost, because it's been a while since book 1 came out. (Okay, okay, it's not really a matter of time, but the sheer amount of other stuff I've read in between...it's been said that I read a lot. Which I take as a compliment, of course. That's how it's meant, right?) But no worries, I pulled up Sugar Daddy, re-read the ending, and was all good to go. And go we all did--Sela, Beck, and me--right up until that OMG ending. And yep, it's a cliffhanger. And yeah, you really do need to have read book 1 to really appreciate where they go in book 2. And gah, Sugar Free isn't coming out until October. October! (Note to self: check and see if it's up on NG already, and see if there's any room in the calendar for it before classes start on August 29. What are the chances??? ;)) Even though we left Sela and Beck in a pretty bad place at the end of Sugar Daddy, they manage to resolve their differences fairly quickly (a little too quickly, to be honest. I appreciate the path that Beck took to get there, and am all for getting the story moving, but still, he "got there" a bit too fast to be totally believable) and are soon moving full speed ahead both with their relationship and with the make-JT-pay-for-his-crimes plan, which of course Beck gets behind 100%. Their plan is decent, if not entirely ethical (okay, not really ethical at all, but look at what he did) and holy schmoly, are the two of them ever good together. The tension steadily amps up as they go along, leaving us with one heck of an are-you-kidding-me-it's-ending-there? cliffhanger. And now all that's left is waiting for OCTOBER. Sigh :) Rating: 4 stars / B+ I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
hockeymom4 More than 1 year ago
So after the cliff hanger we had with Sugar Daddy I was not sure what this book would bring us. From the first sentences in chapter one, I was hooked to see what was going to happen. There was betrayal, hurt feelings, fear and love that all had to be figured out. Could what was not shared before, now out in the open be forgiven and life move forward? Beck and Sela come back together in book two with more turns that ever thought. Sawyer did a great job keeping you on your toes with their relationship, feelings and plans for the future. Things however did not go according to plan and in the last few chapters your heart was ripped out with the events that occurred. And once again Sawyer left you wondering what the hell was going to happen in the next book. It can't get here fast enough.... Has once again there's a cliffhanger leaving you thinking of all of the possibilities that are waiting for us in book 3, Sugar Free. Loved it, thought it was well written and outside anything I have read from her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Don't let the cover fool you, it looks like a sexy, fun, chick read...it is anything but. The Sugar Bowl Novels are very intense, and based on very traumatic events in a young girls life, and the choices she makes to bring about justice...or maybe...revenge...or maybe, she will give it all up for the love of a very good man? Be prepared to sit on the edge of your seat, and maybe chew on a nail or two while routing for the good guys, and waiting for the bad guys to pounce...intense! Be sure to read them in order, very important...happy reading:)
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
This was a good read for me. The second book in the Sugar Rush series and I am looking forward to book three and finding out what happens next. This drama filled read and I liked the relationship between Sela and Beck. There are plenty of twists and turns throughout the book to keep you guessing. I really liked it.
AFOX0 More than 1 year ago
Oh, my gosh, the twists…5+ stars! Dayum! This story is mind bending, and it gets better and better. I got anxious towards the end of the book, I skipped chapter 23 since I knew something bad was going to happen to Sela, skimmed the last chapter just to find out if Sela made it out. Yup, I’m a romance reader cheater, if there is a group, I belong to it. I couldn’t help myself, Ms. Bennett made me do it. I don’t do it often, but when I do, it’s because the story is so…...darn good. I had to rush to put my words down while everything is so fresh in my mind. Sugar Rush is the second novel in the Sugar Bowl series, and it continues right where Sugar Daddy ends. The tenuous relationship of Beck North and Sela Halstead felt in the first book, develops to one of solidarity, understanding and love. Beck gently embraces Sela once she reveals the truth about her revenge plot against JT, Beck’s partner in the their business, Sugar Bowl. The tragic event in Sela’s past bring a deep understanding with Beck, it resonates so deeply to what also happened with his sister, Caroline. I don’t want to divulge this spoiler because it’s so pivotal to the storyline. But, it’s a must read, and so far it’s rocking the inner romance girly in me, I’m loving it. The plot thickens, they enlist the help of Dennis Flaherty, a private investigator who’s not averse to crossing ethical lines. I sure hope he gets his story, he’s one interesting guy, and a great secondary character. The other twist in the plot is that Beck’s father is also JT’s dad. Wow! I was just glued to the book. Sugar Rush has it all, plot, intrigue, romance, and sizzling sex. Ms. Bennett’s writing is stellar, she doesn’t mince her words, and has made her work so enjoyable to read. It’s been an amazing ride so far, and now I’ve got to face my worries and read the last two chapters which I don’t want to end. I can’t wait for the final book in this series, Sugar Free and how Sela and Beck get their HEA. Nicely done, Ms. Beckett. Copy provided by Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series great read
CLPetit1956 More than 1 year ago
The perfect follow-up to Sugar Daddy, Sugar Rush has every possible thing you want in a book... angst, betrayal, revenge, suspense, secrets, loyalty, hot sex scenes, overwhelming emotions, love, a great story-line, and interesting and intriguing characters. I received a courtesy ARC of this book for an honest review.
Rina_S More than 1 year ago
16095680 Marina Skinner's review Jul 25, 2016 · edit it was amazing Sugar Rush gives you a big RUSH. OMG!!! I literally don’t know how to overcome this book. I need the next one STAT…that is how good it was. You should have read the first book before reading this one. This book will blow your socks off, or panties…lol Oh Sela, I really feel for her, I just want to give her a hug and say things will get better but if she has Beck in her corner, things will surely get better right??? Oh I don’t know, I really don’t know. The ending of Sugar Daddy gave me heart palpitations but this one gave me so much more feels. I’m kind of reeling at how JT is. I feel incredibly bad for Becks sister Caroline. Plus we learn certain things that will have you shocked. So much about this story, the words, the sizzling tension coming off the pages make you NOT want to put it down ever. I really love Beck. I so do. I think when it all comes down to it, he is a very caring man that will do absolutely anything for those he loves. Brilliant and gripping as ever…. I NEED SUGAR FREE NOW, not in months I NEED IT RIGHT NOW!! Read it, devour it and put it at the top of your TBR list!!
JWright57 More than 1 year ago
Book 2 in the Sugar Bowl Series and it picks up right where Sugar Daddy left us. We have yet another fantastic read full of love, suspense and vengeance. Beckett and Sela have had a massive falling out after he found her snooping in his office and when she told him she was raped by his business partner JT he was sure she was lying. Once he has time to think everything over he realises he needs to talk to Sela to make her understand he does believe her and he will do what ever is needed to bring JT down. Together they can be strong together they can win.... And just when you think love has won and all will be ok another cliffy hits you square on the jaw Omg I'm so glad we don't have long to wait for book 3 Yet another fantastic read from Ms Bennett