Quickie Review – Sugar by Lauren Dane

Posted September 24, 2018 by smutmatters in ARC, Reviews / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from Harlequin in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Quickie Review – Sugar by Lauren DaneSugar by Lauren Dane
Series: Cake #2, Whiskey Sharp #3.5
Published by Carina Press on September 10, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Harlequin
Apple Books

A Cake sequel

An impromptu road trip makes for the honeymoon Gregori and Wren didn’t know they wanted

Bad-boy artist Gregori Ivanov wants nothing more than to marry Wren Davis. He’s asked her before—more than once—but she insisted on waiting until she’d established her own career. Now that the time is finally right, Gregori has one hell of a celebration in mind. Restaurants, museums and NYC luxury all the way…on top of all the newlywed sex they’ll be having.

The universe, unfortunately, did not get the message. When their plane is grounded in Idaho, they’re forced to improvise a road trip to get back to Seattle instead of the romantic getaway Gregori painstakingly planned. But that they’re together is what’s important, and with giant roadside potato museums, funky galleries in towns with little more than two stoplights and some seriously great diner food—in between all the great sex—Gregori and Wren find a honeymoon as unique and memorable as their love.

Full disclosure – I requested this ARC because I was thinking of the wrong couple. I thought this was a follow up to one of Lauren Dane’s other books, but I was incorrect. So I haven’t read Cake. But after reading this one, I think I’m going to go back and check it out. 

Wren and Gregori have been together for six years by now. Gregori has asked Wren to marry him multiple times, but she turns him down every time. This time, however, ,she doesn’t. This time, she says yes. Which is perfect since Gregori has planned their entire wedding down to the minute, starting the next day. 

I really liked these two together. Their chemistry is off the charts, and the way they balance each other is beautiful. Each of them knows their own weakness, and they have no problem letting the other step in and take over when they need to. 

This story was pretty basic; pretty much just a couple on a road trip. There wasn’t a lot of drama or hijinks, it was simply a lovely way to catch up with a couple that (most of us) read and enjoyed the first time around. But I will read Cake. These two are super fun to read about, and now I want more of them. 

About Lauren Dane

The story goes like this: While on pregnancy bed rest, Lauren Dane had plenty of down time so her husband took her comments about “giving that writing thing a serious go” to heart and brought home a secondhand laptop. She wrote her first book on it before it gave up the ghost. Even better, she sold that book and never looked back.