September 25, 2016 | by Alexis | Sweet Dreams
by Nina Lane on September 20th
Genres: Contemporary, Love & Romance
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?
Sweet Dreams is the first book by Nina Lane in her new Sugar Rush series. This one is a bit different than her Spiral of Bliss series but just as yummy!
Polly is a struggling bakery owner. Her mom’s passed away and she has devoted herself to carrying on her mom’s legacy by keeping her bakery, Wild Child, alive. While working full-time at the bakery, she’s also attending school. With both school and Wild Child on her mind, her personal life has taken a bit of back seat. Luke is the CEO to his family’s candy company, Sugar Rush Candy Company. He is a workaholic who also doesn’t have time for any real sort of relationships. The only sort of relationships he allows himself are ones with clearly defined parameters and an expiration date.
Polly needs a night out after her friend makes her realize she’s not really living her life. Her and a girlfriend go to a hole-in-a-wall bar and she ends up meeting sex-on-a-stick Luke. She is determined to get laid and thinks he is the perfect candidate. Unfortunately, she’s had a bit too much to drink and she’s not able to execute her plans.
When Polly’s college class goes to tour the Sugar Rush facility she comes head-to-head with Luke. After realizing this, she hopes he doesn’t notice her. When he does, their attraction to each other is still palpable. Luke offers to help Polly with her fledging bakery and they start to spend more time together. Will their relationship have an expiration or can Polly change Luke?
“…you are the glaze on my doughnut, the sugar to my cookie, and the chocolate on my éclair.”
What I liked most about this book was that there wasn’t too much drama or angst. Both Polly and Luke were such likeable characters and you want nothing but the best for them to find their HEA. Both are completely different from one another and yet they totally are perfect for each other. She helps him loosen his tie a bit and he teaches her how to be successful. The secondary characters were a perfect addition and I CANNOT wait for the second one.
Lastly, Nina writes the best sex ever. Hands down, this book was DELISH. Thank you Nina for letting me indulge my sweet tooth without the calories with this sweet, sexy, and swoony read!