When dessert goes wrong…
Hannah Lockhart travels the world and blogs about love. At least she used to before she promised to look after her sister’s bakery. Now, stuck in small town California for the next six months, Hannah is desperate to find romantic content for her blog or risk losing both readers and income.
Then a whipped cream disaster sends her into the arms of sexy, charming Evan Stone, heir to the Sugar Rush Candy Company.
Since childhood, Evan has been trying to overcome family concerns about his defective heart. Known as “The Heartbreaker,” he’s found an outlet with women. And when bad news strikes him, he seeks a diversion by offering to show Hannah the romance of the Bay Area.
Hannah jumps at the chance…as long as they keep things platonic. But soon Evan’s hot combination of charm, perfect kisses, and a serious sweet tooth melts her defenses.
As Hannah and Evan surrender to their delicious attraction, they are forced to confront the reality of her wanderlust and his heart condition. When love and hearts collide, can Hannah and Evan find their sweet ending?
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5 ‘Sahnehäubchen’ Stars!
ARC provided by the author via InkSlingerPR in exchange for an honest review.
Nina Lane is one of my favorite authors, especially when it comes to emotional, swoony but still so-sexy love stories. Earlier this year she started a new series and I have to say I am loving these books! Sweet Dreams was a great start but Sweet Escape, for me, was even better!
Sweet Escape is the second installment in the Sugar Rushseries and it’s all about Ethan Stone and Hannah Lockhart, aka Luke’s brother and Polly’s sister. So, Hannah is helping with the bakery while Polly is in Paris with Luke and everything changes when she ends up falling in love with Ethan. Both are escaping different aspects in their lives (Hannah wants to go back on her travels and Ethan wants to prove that his heart defect will not affect his value as CEO).
“You have a sweet tooth,” he said. “Everyone has a sweet tooth. You’ve just misplaced yours.”
“I assure you…” […]“I have not misplaced my sweet tooth.”
“Yeah, you have.” Evan narrowed his eyes. “But don’t worry. I’ll find it for you.”
I loved this story so much! I felt so connected with the characters and how they deal with the circumstances that appear in their lives. I loved that Hannah is a blogger and is making a living from that. I loved that Ethan is such a strong character even though he can’t stop feeling scared from his heart disease. I love how this couple find their own escape together.
“Why have you spent so many years traveling the world?” he asked.
He was careful to keep his emotions guarded and cautious with women, but if he let her, Hannah could breach his guard. She might be the only woman in the world who could.
Here is the thing: not Hannah nor Ethan want a serious relationship. Hannah only promised 6 months to her sister and Ethan does not want to risk his heart. However, it’s impossible for them not to fall in love because they have such an amazing connection. They understand each other and they gave us adorable, heartfelt and lots of sexy moments! This woman knows how to write the sex, that’s for sure! Ethan is so powerful and hot!
“You did it,” she whispered, brushing her lips against his.
“Did what?” His voice was a sleepy murmur.
“You found my sweet tooth.”
“I want to fuck you in every way imaginable. And in ways that haven’t been invented yet.”
But as I mentioned before, the best thing about Nina’s books are the emotions she is can make you feel with her words. I loved Sweet Dreams but I loved Sweet Escape even more because of the feelings it provoked in me. Who complains about a couple with crazy chemistry who gave you all the feels by the end of the book? Not me! I loved this story and how it ended (even though I always miss my epilogues! lol).
If anything would make him not only realize he was still alive but revel in the glory of being alive, it was the sight of Hannah Lockhart.
“You’d never be the reason I’m trapped,” she said. “You’re the reason I’m free.”
Therefore, my rating for Sweet Escape is 5 STARS because this is Nina Lane at her best, giving us all the feels and her swoony worthy heroes! I can’t wait to see who is next because I know this whole series will be fantastic! So, if you enjoyed Nina’s writing in the past or you want a sweet, touching but still off-the-charts hot, check this series out. I can tell you, you will not regret it!
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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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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.