He may own a candy company, but this wealthy bachelor is no Willy Wonka.
Sugar Rush Candy Company CEO Luke Stone is a devoted businessman who doesn’t do relationships. He does short-term affairs with clearly defined rules. But when a sexy bohemian angel propositions him in a bar, Luke is tempted to want more.
Polly Lockhart is horrified when she wakes the morning after her twenty-third birthday to realize she made a fool of herself with a sinfully delicious man. She tells herself she doesn’t have time for romance anyway, as she’s fighting to keep her mother’s beloved bakery afloat and finish her culinary studies. That all changes when her class tours the famed Sugar Rush headquarters, and Polly collides with her dream man again.
As she succumbs to their hot attraction, Polly soon realizes her bakery isn’t the only thing that needs saving. Luke, driven and unyielding, will burn out unless someone convinces him to taste the sweetness of life. But can Polly remember this sugar rush is only temporary?
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4.5 ‘Polly Promises’ Stars!
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Nina Lane is one of my favorite writers ever. She is the creator of one of the best book boyfriends in the book community (the sweet and hot Professor Dean West) and that got me incredibly excited about her new series. And what a great way to start, Nina! I am sure this will be another fantastic series!
Sweet Dreams is the first installment in Nina’s Sugar Rush series and it introduces a candy company and the family that owns it, the Stones. In this case, this story is about the oldest brother and CEO of Sugar Rush, Luke Stone, and Polly Lockhart, a young woman who is fighting to keep her mother’s bakery afloat while finishing her culinary studies. This all gets better when one night, she meets Mr. Hottie and sparks start flying!
“Come on, Mr. Hottie, kiss me again.”
He looked faintly amused. “What did you just call me?”
“Mr. Hottie. You know, cuz you’re so damned smoking hot. And, of course, a mister.”
She knew what she wanted. As long as she didn’t get swept up in silly thoughts of romance, then Luke Stone was exactly what she both wanted and needed.
This was hilarious, super-sweet and, of course, crazy hot too! Nina changes all that we lived with her Spiral of Bliss series for a less-dramatic, funnier version of her writing and I loved it. I really enjoyed all the food related stuff (yum!) and, obviously, the relationship between Polly and Luke. This starts quite differently, with an instant attraction that builds into something more profound as these two get to know each other.
“Fuck, you’re sweet,” he muttered, pressing a line of kisses over her neck as he slid his hand up her bare leg. “You taste like cherries. Bet you’re juicy like one too.”
“Tell me you believe in love,” she whispered.
His eyes flickered with an indefinable emotion. “I believe in you.”
I love how Nina writes love stories. I love the absolute scorching hot chemistry between the couple. I love how this develops into a sweet, adorable and deep relationship. Luke and Polly are so good together! I have to say, Luke is very close to my adoration of Dean West lol Still, Professor is my favorite 😉 But Sweet Dreams was just the perfect light and lovable read for me!
“You are the glaze on my doughnut, the sugar on my cookie, and the chocolate on my éclair.”
So sweet ❤ Therefore, my rating for Sweet Dreams is 4.5 STARS because it was a great start for Nina’s new series on this yummy candy company and its owners! I loved Luke and Polly and their lovely and hot relationship! I can’t wait for all the next books, this is going to be awesome, for sure! So, if you love Nina’s writing or you want a light, funny and sexy read, check this one out 🙂
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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Although Nina would go back to college for another degree because she’s that much of a bookworm and a perpetual student, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer.