REVIEW – SWEET TIME (Sugar Rush #4) by Nina Lane


Stuck in a boring insurance job, vivacious Mia Donovan has spent the last few years searching for her life’s true path. She fills her time helping plan the wedding of her best friend to the CEO of the Sugar Rush Candy Company.

Mia has also been trying to attract the impossibly rigid Sugar Rush security chief Gavin Knight. But for well over a year, the unyielding Mr. Knight has ignored her, despite her short skirts, tight sweaters, and patently obvious flirting. And when he finally approaches her, it’s only to assess the wedding plans for potential security risks.

A former soldier, Gavin has intercepted hostile anonymous letters threatening the high-profile wedding. Determined to keep everyone safe, he’s forced to work with the maddeningly sexy Miss Donovan of the thousand-watt charm and irresistible body.

Irked by Gavin’s many months of disregard, Mia takes her teasing flirtations to a whole new level. But her coquettish ways are no match for the edgy, lust-fueled dominant he conceals behind his impassive exterior. And when Gavin exerts his full control, Mia discovers he can protect everything except her heart.


*****Patty’s Review*****

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

”I’ve been falling in love with you for over a year. And the moment you finally kissed me is when I fell in love with my whole heart.” 



The Sugar Rush series is going down as one of my top favorites of all time. It just keeps getting better with each installment. Not one book has been anything less than AMAZING!!! Not only have I fallen for each and every Hero, but I also found every Heroine to be so endearing. This is a series filled with amazing characters, off the charts sizzling steam, and romances that we all wish for. SWEET TIME was as fabulous as all its predecessors and even though it’s a novella, Nina Lane was able to give us an absolutely entertaining and satisfying story that very much felt like a full-length novel. Ladies, it’s time to fall in love with the stoic but supreme alpha security specialist, Gavin Knight.



We have met Polly’s bestie, Mia Donovan, and Luke’s friend and head of security, Gavin Knight in Sweet Dreams. From that moment, the chemistry between the bubbly and delightful Mia, and the strong, sexy and off the charts alpha Gavin, was undeniably strong. I knew their story was going to be just as steamy and fun as all of the other books in the series. Nina Lane did not let me down!!!

Mia and Gavin have been on each other’s radar for well over a year now but nothing has ever come of it. Mia has several failed flirtatious attempts with Gavin and she has come to accept that it might just never happen with him, but that doesn’t seem to have killed the incredible crush she has for him. What Mia doesn’t know is that Gavin has been aware of her from the moment he first set his eyes on her. She’s been the star of all of his dirty fantasies over the past year. What he wouldn’t give to just haul her over his shoulder and throw her down on his bed, and do all the dirty things he’s dreamed of with her. But Gavin has put her in the ”hands-off” zone because she is Polly’s best-friend and since Polly is soon becoming a Stone, she will be like family to him.

Gavin is also haunted by his past. He served seven tours in Afghanistan while he was in the Marine Corp., and he suffers from a severe case of PTSD. It’s made it impossible for him to sustain long-term relationships. He even closes himself off from social interactions with his childhood friends, which includes the Stone family.



When Luke and Polly’s upcoming wedding forces Gavin and Mia to work together, since he’s in charge of security during the event and Mia is acting as the wedding planner as a favor to her friend—let’s just say a year’s worth of pent-up attraction and lust will come crashing through. Will Mia’s light and whimsical nature be the healing touch that Gavin so desperately needs? Or will their differences end up being what keeps them apart?

Here are my overall ratings on the book:

Hero: 5
Heroine: 5
Plot: 5
Angst: 3.5
Steam: 5
Chemistry Between Hero & Heroine: 5

This book had it all—great characters, entertaining plot, suspense, and deliciously naughty steam!! I HIGHLY recommend this one!!

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*****Mel’s Review*****
4.5 Stars!



Mia Donovan is a gorgeous, feisty, confident woman from a coastal California town called Indigo Bay. She works a job she hates at an insurance agency, but occasionally also helps out her best friend Polly at her bakery called Wild Child. Mia is the type of woman that goes after what she wants, & what she’s wanted for the past year is a man named Gavin Knight. Gavin is the head of security at her friend Polly’s bakery. He was sexy as hell, & she loved his strength. As much as she relentlessly, shamelessly flirted with him, he seemed completely immune to her charm. She finally begins to give up her pursuit, & that’s when Gavin finally makes his move.

Gavin Knight is serious, brooding, & all about his job and keeping people safe. He noticed the lovely Mia Donovan with her blonde hair, tight sweaters, & little skirts a long time ago. He just wasn’t ever willing to cross that line. Now that they are working together on Luke & Polly’s wedding, they are seeing more of each other. It’s becoming harder for him to pretend he doesn’t desperately want her, & she’s testing his self-control. He hadn’t wanted to admit to himself that he always looked forward to seeing her. She’s had his attention all along. He’d grown rather fond of her but didn’t act on anything because he didn’t want complications. He didn’t feel he was relationship material.


Gavin & Mia are so different. He’s all serious & about strict control, and she’s all fun, flirty, and easy going, but when these two opposites connect it’s magical. Mia can’t believe she’s finally with the delicious man that’s starred in all her fantasies. She thought he barely knew she existed. For so long she wished something would happen between them, & now she’s in pure bliss at the thought of him touching her again.

As Gavin & Mia become more involved, Gavin worries he can’t be everything Mia deserves. He has troubles from his past he still deals with, & struggles with his feelings for Mia. She’s suddenly become everything good in his life, & he can see their future together.

I adored Gavin Knight & love this series so much! Each book is just as fabulous as the last. Can’t get enough of this series & look forward to more of the Stone brothers & Papa Stone too! ;))



-As much as she’d been after him, she hadn’t known, not really, if she could handle the dominance and rigidity that were such an intrinsic part of him.

-“Come on, my little flirt,” he whispered roughly. “You think I haven’t noticed you all these months?

-After all those months of trying to get his attention, she now had his attention right to the center of her soul.

-Gavin Knight was a man who knew how to take what he wanted. And take her he did.

-She couldn’t believe this was happening, that after all this time, Gavin Knight was holding her and touching her like this.

-Everything inside her came alive.

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