REVIEW – SWEET SURRENDER (Sugar Rush, #3) by Nina Lane


He’s an encyclopedia of sex. She’s ready to do some research.

Super-efficient Kate Darling needs lessons in love. As executive assistant to the CEO of the Sugar Rush Candy Company, Kate knows everything about organization and nothing about relationships. Then she literally falls into the arms of Tyler Stone, youngest Sugar Rush heir and notorious bad boy.

After a colossal screw-up involving a pretty girl and a stolen speedboat, Tyler is facing the punishment of an actual job. His father has sentenced him to organize the company library, which is Tyler’s definition of cruel and unusual punishment. But if he can convince industrious, resourceful Kate to help him, he’ll earn his release in no time.

Kate is no fool. Tyler is an encyclopedia of sex, and she’s ready to do some research. She’ll help him with the library—if he’ll teach her about the erotic side of romance.

Cataloging, alphabetizing, and metadata collide in a storm of lust, sweat, and dirty talk as Kate and Tyler get to work on both the library and each other. But when he starts falling for her, their hot affair will be one for the books.

*****Patty’s Review*****

*****4.5 STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

A few times in the past, he thought he’d been in love. He’d been an idiot. Because love was all the things he’d heard about but never felt until Kate—a crazy, spinning happiness, the knowledge that he was a better person with her than alone, that she’d made him a better person.


It’s no secret that Nina Lane is one of my favorite authors. How could anyone not fall in love with the writing of the woman who created Professor Dean West? She has proven that she is definitely not a “one hit wonder” with this latest series. The ”Sugar Rush” books are decadently steamy with Heroes who will melt countless of panties and make many toes curl from the signature schmexy that only Ms. Lane can deliver. I get just a bit giddy when I think of all of the Stone men that we have yet to meet because so far each one has had serious sex appeal and their level of swoon has been almost record breaking!

SWEET SURRENDER focuses on the youngest Stone brother, Tyler. He’s twenty-six and still very much living the life of a wild and reckless frat boy. Tyler has never shown any interest in the family business and his family views him as the irresponsible one. His recent antics with a girl he was seeing casually, has landed him in some trouble and to help pay for some property damages, his father has ordered him to work in Sugar Rush’s library. It is there that he takes notice of his brother, Luke’s, executive assistant, Kate.


Kate Darling is completely dedicated to her work. She makes herself available 24/7 and her personal life is pretty much non-existent. She moved to the west coast from North Carolina after her father remarried and it was apparent that he no longer needed Kate to take care of him. Up until that point, it had always been just the two of them and Kate did whatever she could to take care of her dad and help out with his business. She’s pretty but in a shy and Librarian-ish way. Kate has had a little crush on a co-worker for the past year but he’s never taken notice of her. When Tyler witness Kate’s failed attempt at asking her co-worker out, he offers to help her get the guy in exchange for her assistance with getting the library organized.

Kate and Tyler end up running into each other outside of work and after hanging out for dinner one night, they both start to develop a serious attraction for each other. What started out as a “Pygmalion/My Fair Lady” scenario, quickly morphs into a ”friends with benefits” arrangement, when Kate asks Tyler to teach her how to be a sex kitten. She thinks that is the reason why her past three relationships didn’t last because all of her sexual encounters had been lukewarm at best.


Tyler doesn’t jump at the chance of sex without strings with Kate because he sees how incredible she is and deep down he knows that that kind of relationship would never be enough for him. This is all new to Tyler because he’s never wanted to pursue anything deep and meaningful with any woman before, but something about Kate makes him want to abandon his womanizing ways.

The moment they come together, their chemistry is like a category five sexual hurricane! Neither Kate nor Tyler expected that the sex would be as incredible as it was between them and being able to keep matters of the heart out of it, proves to be nearly impossible.

SWEET SURRENDER releases on May 16th! Make sure you one-click! It’s the perfect book to curl up on the couch with a nice cup of coffee or a glass of wine!



*****Mel’s Review*****

5 Stars!



Tyler Stone is a gorgeous 26 yr. old guy from a wealthy family that owns the Sugar Rush Candy Company located in Indigo Bay, a town on the California coastline. He’s the youngest of the brothers and views himself as the family screw-up. The spoiled, rich, party boy with the trust fund. He’s never had any interest in the family business, & never been able to live up to the success of his siblings. He lacked responsibility & wasn’t known for his impulse control, so it was no surprise to anyone when he recently landed himself in trouble. As his punishment, his father has sentenced him to working in the company library in the basement. It’s time to grow up & work for a living, or at least until he pays off the damages of his latest disaster.

Never known for taking anything seriously, Tyler is shocked to now be tasked with whipping the library into shape. He’s been roped into doing a job he knows nothing about. He’s introduced to his brothers executive assistant Kate Darling, who is to help get him started at his new job. He quickly learns she’s brilliantly smart & great at her job. He also notices under the nerdy look & the ugly clothes she’s concealing a hot lush body. Something about this woman with the glasses really turns him on. She’s not his usual type, but she just does it for him.



Kate Darling is a 25 yr. old secretary at Sugar Rush. She’s socially awkward, & never been good at dating or talking to men. She wants a quiet, intelligent, hard working man who isn’t afraid to commit, & she wants a social life. After some shameless flirting from the youngest Stone brother, she finds herself extremely attracted to him. The problem is he’s not her usual type, but maybe he can help her anyway. They make a deal. He needs help with the library & she wants dating advice from an expert. He’s the perfect guy to let her know what a guy wants in a woman.

During these lessons, Tyler & Kate really enjoy spending time together. Kate realizes there’s more to Tyler than what’s on the surface. He’s fun, kind, & sexy as hell. As they grow closer they both have trouble resisting one another. The sexual tension is out of control, & they decide to try a temporary friends with benefits relationship. Things heat up & they can’t get enough of each other.


-He kissed her like she was the only thing that existed for him at that moment. Like he wanted to devour her, absorb her, fill himself up with only her.

-She loved being secure in the knowledge that she could touch him to her heart’s content.

-When they were this close, a force seemed to encircle them, wrapping them in a world where nothing else existed.

-There was no question that her body liked what Tyler could offer. Heck. Her body wanted what he could offer. Craved it. Lusted for it.


Soon both Tyler & Kate want more. Tyler is falling for her & feels very possessive of Kate. He craves her like an addiction. Kate realizes she’s broken the main rule of friends with benefits by letting her heart get involved. Tyler has slowly changed her world & her life would be empty without him in it. They both strengthened each other & brought out the best in one another. They come from different worlds, but can they make it work once their relationship is out in the open?

I loved this book so much! It’s fabulous! Seriously hot!!! I just adored Tyler Stone! I hope we get a book soon for Papa Stone too. I want a story for Warren & Julia!

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