REVIEW – SWEET DREAMS (Sugar Rush #1) by Nina Lane

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SYNOPSIS:

A new standalone sexy contemporary romance by New York Times bestselling author Nina Lane!

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?

*****Mel’s Review*****

5 “You’re Everything” Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Polly Lockhart is a woman living in Rainsville, California, a small town south of San Francisco. Her mother passed away about ten months ago, and she’s been trying desperately to keep her mother’s bakery afloat. She loves The Wild Child Bakery & wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps. So while she’s trying to avoid bankruptcy with the bakery, she’s also attending a nearby community college & working on earning her Culinary Arts certificate.

Polly Lockhart is a woman living in Rainsville, California, a small town south of San Francisco. Her mother passed away about ten months ago, and she’s been trying desperately to keep her mother’s bakery afloat. She loves The Wild Child Bakery & wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps. So while she’s trying to avoid bankruptcy with the bakery, she’s also attending a nearby community college & working on earning her Culinary Arts certificate.

Mr. Hottie is Luke Stone, the CEO of The Sugar Rush Candy Company. Luke is a hot, wealthy, successful bachelor who doesn’t make promises to women or do commitments. He’d been burned in the past by women, so he now didn’t let them get too close to him. He’s a workaholic who took over his family owned business eleven years ago. He lives & breathes his job & rarely relaxes or takes a break. He’s always focused first on protecting the company.

Luke is immediately attracted to the bohemian beauty coming on to him, but she’s had too much to drink for him to act on his attraction. Polly thinks she embarrassed herself with Luke & doesn’t expect to see him again, so she is shocked when her class tours his company headquarters & they once again cross paths. Sparks fly & they begin spending time together.

Soon they both grow quite attached to one another & feelings develop. What was supposed to be just fun and casual turns into more. Polly helps Luke really stop & enjoy life again. He begins to slow down & have some fun with this beautiful woman he’s falling for.

I loved this book so much! It was fun and flirty & I adored the sexy candy man Luke Stone aka Mr. Hottie. I can’t wait to get more of the Stone brothers! Bring on Evan!!! ;))

-Luke Stone had come into her life right when she needed someone like him the most.

-From the instant she’d seen Luke Stone, she hadn’t wanted any other man. She only wanted him.

-“You belong with me.”

-“I need you to be mine.”

-“I love everything about you.”

-“You are the glaze on my doughnut, the sugar on my cookie, and the chocolate on my eclair.”

 

 

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****FIVE SINFULLY SWEET STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

It felt like he’d first seen her a lifetime ago, when in reality it had only been a couple of months. And yet, Polly had filled him so completely, her presence so softening and soothing, that somehow without his even realizing it, she’d become part of him.

 

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It’s looking to me like Nina Lane has the makings of anotherHIT on her hands. I will always love her Spiral of Bliss series but now I am convinced that Ms. Lane is FAR from a one hit wonder. There was never a doubt in my mind that she could write a story that I was going to fall in love with but I didn’t think there was a chance that the Hero could be as captivating and swoon-worthy as Dean West. I was proven wrong!! Ladies, get ready to meet your next book boyfriend who is going to melt your panties and get your hearts racing!! You are going to fall for this utterly delicious alpha male – Luke Stone!!!

 

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Polly Lockhart is a young woman who hasn’t really begun to live her life yet. She put her dreams on hold temporarily and had left college to come back home in order to help her very sick mother run the family bakery. Almost a year after her mother’s death, Polly is still living at home and trying to figure out how to bring her mother’s thriving bakery back to life so she has started to take culinary courses at the local community college in hopes of learning new skills that will help her do just that. Having spent most of her time taking care of her mother has caused Polly to put romance on the back burner. She had been seeing someone she met at school but the guy’s idea of a Friday night date was to hang out in his parent’s basement eating take out Indian food and playing World of Warcraft. Polly’s boring existence is about to get injected with a good dose of a sugar rush when she meets the extremely gorgeous CEO of the Sugar Rush Candy Corporation during a birthday celebration night out with her girlfriend!!

Luke Stone catches Polly’s eye at a local bar and with a healthy dose of birthday cake shots to lower her inhibitions, she tries to hit on the handsome stranger. At first, she thinks she completely bombed with the man but later on the two share a passionate kiss where she begs him to take her back to his bed so that they can get even better acquainted. Let’s just say the birthday cake shots end up ruining Polly’s plans of seduction and she winds up being taken home without getting the handsome stranger’s name or number!!! The stars and fate will lend her a hand when she runs into Luke during her culinary class’ tour of Sugar Rush Candy Corp. the following day.

 

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Luke and Polly end up starting a tentative romance. He makes it clear that he’s never been involved with a woman for too long, and that all his relationships have an impending expiration date. Polly is going into this thing with Luke only looking to have her toes curled by getting some mind numbing sex from a real alpha male. Polly is one adorable and utterly charming Heroine. Her spunky attitude and in-depth knowledge of astrology have a bewitching effect over Luke. This woman’s innocence and desire to enjoy life to the fullest helps Luke realize that maybe there’s more to life than just running his family’s corporation.

 

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I have to take a moment to mention that the steam level in this story is freaking out of this universe HOT!!! Ladies, depending on how fast you read, I’d say you’re going to go through at least a few panty changes during this story. Nina Lane delivers her usual signature delicious schmexy in this one!!! You’ll definitely understand why I fell so hard for Luke!!!

As the two grow closer, will they both be able to try for something more or will their fears and outside influences cause Luke and Polly to go on their separate paths?

Nina Lane fans and those of you who haven’t read any of her books yet, you will not be disappointed with this story!! I highly recommend that you make this your very next read!!!

SWEET DREAMS is available now!! Make sure you one-click!!!

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2cbH1QY
iBooks: http://apple.co/2c8mhsx
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2c5pkQa

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