Series: Sugar Rush
Author: Nina Lane
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: September 20, 2016
Publisher: Snow Queen Publishing
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?
I couldn't relate/empathize with the characters (I actually felt nothing about either the two, absolutely nothing); the domineering hero is a trope only few authors can get away with in my book, and once the heroine started spouting about zodiac signs and communes, it was over...Add to it absolutely no chemistry between the two leads, the predictability of the plot, and the snail pace at which it moved, I couldn't get past the 40% mark.