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?
This was indeed sweet and sexy thanks to the handsome and yummy CEO Luke Stone of Sugar Rush candy company.
He was just what baker Polly Lockhart needed to relax and have a good time but
of course their friendship
turned out to be
so much more than fun.
Polly was an honest, open and trusting woman who just wanted to save her mother's bakery. She was dedicated and determined in her work to accomplish her goal.
She had a close group of friends and a sister Hannah which she
wasn't as close to anymore.
When she met Luke at that bar it was the beginning of something new and special.
I really enjoyed Polly and Luke's relationship and how it changed them both
in particular Luke.
He had always been a workaholic
because of a certain experience in his past but the way Polly came into his life and brightened it was the heart of this story.
She showed him how to have fun,
to enjoy life.
He wasn't into commitment
and just wanted it to be casual.
But because of Polly's easygoing personality Luke couldn't stay away.
Their interactions were so much fun and their chemistry delicious just like his candy. Their slowly build romance was well written with some great heat and tension.
The other characters were also great and I enjoyed the Lockhart and
Stone family dynamics.
Luke's brother Evan was a fabulous brother who had his own issues to deal with but was always supportive of Luke.
I can't wait to read his story when Polly's sister Hannah is going to be his opposite. Hannah had been traveling most of her life and not laying down roots anywhere.
She hadn't had as close a relationship to their mother as Polly had.
I loved how Hannah also turned out to put her needs aside and help
Polly when it mattered the most.
These two was slowly on their
way back to being sisters again
and I enjoyed that part of the story too.
I can't wait to get more of Hannah and Evan's story in the sequel.
I'm a huge fan of Nina Lane and especially her Spiral of Bliss series because
of a certain professor
but with this book she has succeeded in creating not one but two fantastic male characters in the form of
Luke and Evan Stone. T
hey are definitely giving
Professor West a run for his money.