Saturday, January 14, 2017

Next Installment: Books that Wrecked me for other Books 2016 - Sugar Bowl Series by Sawyer Bennett

Now, before you roll your eyes as "of course, she'd have an SB book. She's like a super fan."  Hear me out.

Sawyer Bennett has a few series for different genre types.  You love Sports - Cold Fury Hockey.  You love more HOT and spicy- Wicked Horse.  She even has a well known and very well loved attorney series by yours truly - Legal Affairs. You name it - she's probably got your type.  However, the series that WRECKED me - Sugar Bowl.


The Sugar Bowl gave us her first Suspense/Thriller Romance.  And come hell or all things beloved by fangirls I hope it's not her last. 

I need to be open and transparent.  Sawyer Bennett approached me to beta read the series. Okay, yeah right like I am going to turn that shit down - NOT.  I live in Northern California with a stint of time in the Bay Area.  She asked me to pay particular attention to the locale references. Because if nothing else, Ms. Bennett is known for her dedicated research.  I agreed in a heartbeat. Remember this as you read.  

I love everything about this series. I mean LOOK at those covers up there.  Gorgeous!  And the teasers?  I'm going to share with you some throughout the post that how could you NOT click on these books.  And the story...well, the story is fucking fantastic.  Which is why I am not going to tell you a damn thing about it.  It's something you need to experience and I, for one, am not a spoiler type.  

First up is Sugar Daddy.  It's an introduction to the characters, Beck and Sela. What motivates their actions, what their expectations are... oh and book one ends in a cliffhanger. 

Yeah, so that was fun.  I mean the waiting.  I hope you read that my trademark sarcastic tone. 😏 Because it was agony. 

Now, Sawyer being the wonderful supportive person started a Facebook support group: #SweetRevenge - The Sugar Bowl Series by Sawyer Bennett.  Now, because if you haven't read the books you will because I said. Then go over there to cry and rant because you'll need it.  Really, we are a super fun group and love talking about the series.  Just few short months, we were were put out of our misery.  And me, I πŸ’– LOVE πŸ’– this book so much that I did a fan trailer here:

Book two, Sugar Rush, continues Beck and Sela's love affair.  You get more involved with the characters and the elephant in the office that needs to be exterminated.  You cannot help but wonder what is the best course of action for them to proceed. 

So, if you thought book one was fun.  Book two is Disneyland and Disney World all wrapped up in super awesomeness.  I'm lying.  It was pure reader torture and agony.  Why?


This was where the support group became a mutual place of discussion and wishing the author to be likewise in misery. We were all wildly guessing who did what and why.  Once you finish the books and have joined the group, check out for a post from me on October 25th.  Now, you have questions. Hold that thought for a minute.  If you believed that the story couldn't get any better, along comes book three, Sugar Free.

Sugar Free was everything and more.  The story continued with a few more twists and turns before coming to the best epilogue ever written and probably ever will be by a romance writer.  I am like every other super fan that becomes invested in the characters. I want - no that's wrong - I NEED to know how they live happily ever after.  This epilogue was the bomb diggity for every readers HEA in the future need to know.  Okay minor exaggeration that I will touch on in a few paragraphs. But that question that is burning in your brain.  Let me guess:

If you were beta reading, why are you bitching about the cliffhanger? 

I know. You'd think because I beta read I know what's going to happen so I could create massive havoc with messing with people.  Yes, I did.  However, while you are beta reading you can't skip ahead. See you are going to click on the links to buy this series and binge read.  Where me...I had to wait.  Let me give you an analogy:

You are 6 months old. You love pears. Your mom is feeding you pears. The bowl of pears is on the table out of reach of your high chair.  Mom is busy talking to Dad.  She is not spoon feeding you pears fast enough.  See...waiting SUCKS!  So beta reading...

You have to wait for the author to feed you chapters.  Maybe the character just stepped off the curb while a cab comes barreling down at the end of the last chapter emailed.  Now the author is going to go to the beach and hang with friends.  All the while you are waiting to find out if the character gets hit with the cab.  See...waiting SUCKS!   Now because I suffered, I did enjoy misdirecting people in the Facebook group because I could. And used the power of the group to get what I wanted next. Remember I said the epilogue was almost perfect. 

As you read Sugar Bowl series not only are you swept into the world of Beck and Sela, you become interested and involved with the secondary characters.  And the epilogue gives you closure for these minor players - sort of - not really. No, I got no fucking closure.  So, I rather went on a quest of sorts. I decided that we readers were not going to take that bullshit at the end and need REAL closure.  Dennis' Darlings was formed. 

Check out my blog entry from November 2016.  Notice what I'm wearing especially for Sawyer Bennett. Yes, I am so committed to this cause that I had a shirt made to make a point. 

Now why did this series wreck me for others? 

What is my one word for Sugar Bowl Series:  Captivating.  From page one to 'The End' Sawyer Bennett keeps you gripping your eReader with tension as the story twists and turns.  It is definitely a romance. You WANT - no - You NEED Beck and Sela find a way to be together in the end.  But it is not easy or simple.  And that my fellow book lovers is what makes a fantastic read.  Although you get complete tale, it is a series to pick up and re-read periodically. Ms Bennett took storytelling to another level.  Each time I am deeply immersed and do not want to pause for life in general.  I've not had a series grip me so acutely.  When asked my favorite series, it is this one - EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Sugar Bowl Series is available at all major eRetailers and local bookstores.  The link provided are for Amazon for the complete three books series:

Sugar Bowl Series by Sawyer Bennett

If you'd like links to the other retailers, hop on over to her website where she happily provides them for you:

Sawyer Bennett Bookshop

PS: I'm surprised you didn't ask but I'll let you in on a well known secret.  Yes, my posse and I got our Christmas Wish.  Dennis is coming soonish...

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