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Sweet Escape

(Sugar Rush #2)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  607 ratings  ·  128 reviews
She wants to leave. He has to stay.

Hannah Lockhart travels the world and blogs about love. At least she used to before she promised to look after her sister’s bakery. Now, stuck in small town California for the next six months, Hannah is desperate to find romantic content for her blog or risk losing both readers and income.

Then a whipped cream disaster sends her into the
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 298 pages
Published December 6th 2016 by Snow Queen Publishing
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

He tangled his other hand in her hair and cupped the back of her neck. His grip was certain, gentle as if he were securing her rather than holding her in place. Then he lowered his head and pressed his mouth to hers. And inside Hannah, a light clicked on.

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Sweet Escape is the second installment in the SUGAR RUSH series and now that I have read both books so far, I can say with certainty that Nina Lane has struck gold again!! I thought that
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Pour some sugar and lovin’ to Nina Lane’s newest sticky and sweet contemporary romance, Sweet Escape. I have a sweet tooth and a sugar rush when it comes to the Stone siblings. And in this second installment, Nina Lane has perfected her recipe when it comes to these sweet and delectable romance. A pinch of sass, a teaspoon of drama, a tablespoon of laughter, a cup of sex, and a whole heaping of love. And oh yeah, a sprinkling of Evan Sto
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
5 'Sahnehäubchen' Stars!
ARC provided by the author via InkSlingerPR in exchange for an honest review.
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Nina Lane is one of my favorite authors, especially when it comes to emotional, swoony but still so-sexy love stories. Earlier this year she started a new series and I have to say I am loving these books! Sweet Dreams was a great start but Sweet Escape, for me, was even better!

Sweet Escape is the second installment in the Sugar Rush series and it’s all about Ethan Stone and Hannah Lockhart, a
Nina Lane has done it again! She has developed a sweet, sexy, and romantic story with a couple that melts your heart and has you rooting for them right from the start! This story also includes a lot of quirky fun facts from both characters, and made a great addition in their romance. I have found in most of Nina Lane's books, she includes these little fun messages...or interesting facts that all her heroes and heroines exchange. Whether it be in the notes they leave for one another, or text mess ...more
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 Heartbreaker Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Evan Stone is a 31 yr. old gorgeous man born with a heart defect. He is one of seven siblings & his family owns the Sugar Rush Candy Company in the coastal California town of Indigo Bay. Dealing with his heart condition has become a way of life for him. He didn't know life without it, or a time when his family wasn't overprotective of him. He still hasn't found his place in the company & wanted to show he was capable of running it. When his oldest
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
4 Sweet Stars!


It's no secret I love Nina Lane. Ever since the Spiral of Bliss series I've been a huge fan. She gives me detailed romance stories that leaves me feeling breathless and indulged. There's something about her writing that always makes me emotional. Her stories whisks me away and I have to force myself back into reality.

Evan Stone is Luke's younger brother and the second oldest of the Stone siblings. Evan has dealt with a defective heart his entire life...even with his heart conditio
Katy Loves Romance ❤️

5+++ Stars
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I always know what I'm going to get when I pick a Nina Lane book up and that's toe curling sensuality, storytelling Nina knows how to keep you on your toes and she just takes you to a different world. Honest to goodness I indulge in her reads. They are a REAL ESCAPE for me and I devoured this book from beginning to end.

So what's it about?
Hannah is the sister of Polly back in Sweet Dreams and while Polly got her HEA and is off enjoying her dream
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
5 stars

If you haven't read this series you are looking all the fun!!Nina Lane is one of my favorite authors!This series is different from her other books yet so good!!

Sweet Escape was another delicious,super hot,intense,passionate,sweet and emotional story!So far Evan is my favorite man!!!I don't know where to start !He was sexy,sweet,funny and charming.Hannah was also fantastic,I loved her personality!!

If you are looking for a delicious read this is the perfect book!!



Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crazy-rich
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After meeting Hannah in the first Sugar Rush book I was a little nervous about reading her own book even though I can't exactly explain why. But for whatever reason I kept putting this story off and it's something I regret doing now. I ended up loving her and Evan's journey and they made such an amazing couple.

I really liked that they both were so different but that they could explore those differences. Evan showed Hannah that she didn't need to run to find happ
Dec 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Nina…be still my heart, you have brought us another swoonworthy hero! Since I read the first book in the series, Sugar Dreams, I couldn't wait to read Evan and Hannah's story! No joke, I totally did PM Nina about it a few times.

In the first book, we find out that Evan was born with a heart defect. He hasn't let it get in the way of living his life though. He has this way about him in that he doesn't let his heart issue define him. He wants people to like him not just because they think they can
Ivy Deluca
Nov 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: _arc-reads


I liked it. Since I’m slightly OCD and I am gearing up to read the next release in the Sugar Rush series, I had to catch up with all the books in between that and the first one, Sweet Dreams, which I really liked alot.

Unfortunately, since I really liked her sister Polly (the heroine in the first book), I had a preconceived idea of Hannah. It was not good. Now, I did get to know Hannah better in this entry, so she grew on me, and she paired well with Evan, but


Yes, I looked at her like that for
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Sweet Escape (Sugar Rush #2) by Nina Lane
4.5 stars!!!

“You’d never be the reason I’m trapped… You’re the reason I’m free.”

For those that have a sweet tooth this is the book for you. There is a lot of sticky and sweet in this book and I’m not only talking about the pastries. This is a cute, honest, sweet romance that touches every single romantic bone in your body. As ever, fantastic character connection and a swoon worthy man in the form of Evan Stone. Nina Lane never fails to deliver
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: e-book, 2017, romance
I feel like I should have liked this one better. Part of it was I didn't care for Hannah due to her actions in the last book and how it seems like Polly had to almost blackmail Hannah to stay and help Polly out with the bakery, after having not come home while their mother died. Another part of it was that Evan came off as a closet man-whore, a fact he was a bit proud of. Nor did it help how he felt the need to hide his medical condition. I think it's time to grow up and realize that you have a ...more
Dec 11, 2016 rated it did not like it
I didn't think much of book 1 but liked Evan in that book so decided to read his story but unfortunately this series is not for me. This story followed a similar format to book 1 but it was predictable and I never felt their love.

I can't believe this is the same author who wrote the Spiral of Bliss series. This new series is really below par.
Cyndi Becker
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Let me start by saying that I dove into this read straight after I finished Sweet Dreams. I was a bit anxious about reading it as I was totally in love with Luke and Polly and worried that Ethan and Hannah might not measure up. I was worried the 2nd Stone/Lockhart combo might not mesh... Lesson learned. With Ethan Stone and Hannah Lockhart I found myself completely captivated and over the top in love with them. Once I started I couldn't put this down and I read it into the wee hours of the morni ...more
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I just want to crawl inside Nina Lane’s mind as she magically brings her oh-so-swoon worthy heroes and their romances to life. It never fails. Each time, with every story penned, Lane touches the very heart of me as I become so totally lost within her fantastical worlds. Everything around me simply fades away until all that remains is the beauty created from her written words. It’s no surprise how easily Evan “Heartbreaker” Stone stole my heart with all his sugary sweetness and off the c
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
After reading Sweet Dreams, I couldn't wait to dive into Hannah and Evan's story! I loved both of their characters in the first book. Plus, I couldn't wait for them to prove their siblings "wrong" - for Hannah that meant staying at the bakery for a few months rather than giving into her wanderlust and for Evan that meant being a successful temporary CEO. As it turns out, this book was EVEN BETTER than the first one!

I loved the dynamic between Hannah and Even. It was the perfect distribution of
Sweet Escape was a sexy and fun romantic story where you are going to want to escape to all these amazing places that get mentioned throughout the book. Evan and Hannah are people that are just living for the now without any expectations and it's in the mind frame that they don't even realize that they are falling in love.

In Sweet Dreams we all think that we have Hannah all figured out but we finally get to read about why she is always gone and how she feels about missing out on not being there
Jenny - Book Sojourner
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars
I really enjoyed the first book, 'Sweet Dreams'. Having been introduced to Evan and Hannah as support characters there, I was super excited about them getting their own book. Turns out, I liked 'Sweet Escape' even more than the first book.

Evan has finally been given the opportunity to play CEO while his brother is out of town, but business and health issues are not making things easy. With his history of heart defect, he's been lavished with love and protection from his family, but it's
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the author for an honest review.

This book was sweet & steamy! The romance builds slowly, and you get to experience it along with the main characters, Hannah & Evan! I LOVED both these characters. They were both tortured internally in their own ways, and so good together. Nina Lane always creates the best worlds in her books. You can almost taste it in this book (get it...candy...taste it :)! I highly recommend this book and series! I will read anything from Nina!!

"None o
Lit Reader
Jun 17, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a fun and sexy read; I enjoyed the story overall, still many elements bothered me throughout the book. Hannah is the unreliable sister, the one who run away from town leaving her dying mom under the sole care of her little sister who had to drop out of college and save her mom's business on her own while Hanna travelled the world... That issue was half solved in the previous book, and could be a non issue in this book, only that having the hero, Evan, having a serious heart condition, h ...more
Apr 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing

One of the loveliest series out there. Nina Lane proves us that she is a talented storyteller in SPIRAL OF BLISS and now this. She just makes one of the loveliest stories out there that makes you want to hug your phone and shower the characters she created with so many hugs.

We met the Polly & Luke in and book 1 and fans of this series will have to agree that we did root for the sister and brother-in-law to hook up and Nina did so by giving us their story
Glorimar Irizarry
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed for a Book Nerd, a Bookseller and a Bibliophile.

Sweet Escape was a sexy and fun romantic story where you are going to want to escape to all these amazing places that get mentioned throughout the book. Evan and Hannah are people that are just living for the now without any expectations and it's in the mind frame that they don't even realize that they are falling in love.

In Sweet Dreams we all think that we have Hannah all figured out but we finally get to read about why she is always g
Rating ~ 3.5 stars
3.5-4 stars, I can't decide.

This book didn't capture me instantly like the first book, but as the story progressed it grew on me and by the end of it I was left a sobbing mess.

"Is this what we are? An escape?"
"I don't know exactly what we are. It doesn't feel like an escape, though. It feels like a return."

It took me a while to warm up to Hannah, but when I did I found myself being able to relate to her so hard; I, too, have a strong wanderlust and I sometimes just want to drop everything and le
Sandy S
Dec 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 6, 2016

When dessert goes wrong…

Hannah Lockhart travels the world and blogs about love. At least she used to before she promised to look after her sister’s bakery. Now, stuck in small town California for the next six months, Hannah is desperate to find romantic content for her blog or risk losing both readers and income.

Then a whipped cream disaster sends her into the arms of sexy, charming Evan Stone, heir to the Sugar Rush Candy Company.

Since ch
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-books, arc
Hold onto your heart because I just lost mine. And I couldn't be happier. In a word, Sweet Escape is divine. It’s the reason why I lose myself in gloriously written books such as this one and never want to leave. The sweetest kind of book hangover that I never want to get over. With Evan Stone's story, we get his constant struggle to feel worthy, as he continues to allow his defective heart to rule his love life. But when Hannah Lockhart enters his life, he may just have to reconsider and finall ...more
Susan (susayq ~)

Nina Lane has a new loyal fan. This is the second book I've read by her and like the first one, I LOVED this!

We met Evan and Hannah in the first book in the series since they are the siblings of Polly and Luke. Evan is the protected one of his family due to his heart condition and Hannah is the wanderer. Neither of them do long term relationships because neither of them expect to stick around. Yet, Evan has wanted Hannah since the first time he saw her and Hannah has been
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Why is that the reviews didn't update with the new edition... Anyway...


To define this book with just a word: swoon-whorty. Nina Lane once again delivers a book that beyond being sweet, shows us a story between two opposites that might not be opposites at all. But all in love isn't that easy, so Hannah and Evan made the journey of falling in love worth fighting for.

Hannah has her heart set in traveling and writing stories that fill the hearts of her followers in her blog, she has what we call wan
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Escape. Sweet it is. Meet Hannah. Used to travelling the world, blogging about her experiences, not letting herself being tied down by any relationship, she is stuck in her home town running her sisters bakery during her absence. While catering at a charity event she finds herself bidding more than she can afford. Bidding on no other than Evan, her sisters finances brother.

Their attraction to each other is undeniable and there is only so much she can do until she succumbs to his advances.
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New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances about professors, bad boys, candy makers, and protective alpha males who find themselves consumed with love for one woman alone.

Originally from California, Nina holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling and

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