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?
Luke was also engaging, you could understand his drive to succeed, the reasons he wanted to make sure the company he runs is successful.
Together, they had chemistry and things that each of them brought to the other, that they were able to show the other, and the other was able to change, to see things differently, and to appreciate the new things the other brought. This was a lot of fun. And I enjoyed the evolutionof the story here, as each person was able to not only exist in the relationship, but outside of it.
Polly and Luke were engaging overall, although I am not sure I completely believed the ending. From Polly's perspective, the way things ended up, I think worked...but I am not sure Luke would have been ok with the resolution. Although, as I am writing this, I am arguing with myself...as maybe he would have been. I guess, for me, the issue is I was not convinced either way.
The writing was strong overall, the dialog was good. The pacing was strong...as I mentioned the only issue I had with the book was that I did not 100% buy into the ending...but I do recommend it.
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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. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Pinterest | Goodreads | Newsletter