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Sweet Time

(Sugar Rush #4)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  399 ratings  ·  84 reviews
A rock-hard bodyguard gets a sassy, sweet treat.

Stuck in a boring insurance job, vivacious Mia Donovan has spent the last few years searching for her life's true path. She fills her time helping plan the wedding of her best friend to the CEO of the Sugar Rush Candy Company.

Mia has also been trying to attract the impossibly rigid Sugar Rush security chief Gavin Knight. But
Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 202 pages
Published October 10th 2017 by Snow Queen Publishing (first published October 7th 2017)
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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FIVE STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

”I’ve been falling in love with you for over a year. And the moment you finally kissed me is when I fell in love with my whole heart.”

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The Sugar Rush series is going down as one of my top favorites of all time. It just keeps getting better with each installment. Not one book has been anything less than AMAZING!!! Not only have I fallen for each and every Hero, but I also found every Heroine to be so endearing. This is a series filled
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Nina Lane Fans, Romance
4 The Value of Hope and Surprises Stars
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Ah, the feeling of Hope.... We hope things go well...We hope our life will be good...We hope about big ideas and the most intimate...and we do it naturally. It can make us a positive person with the idea there is the possibility of whatever we are focused on...But when there seems to be an immovable obstacle blocking all this hope...It can cause either extreme pain or...a challenge to climb that obstacle...

Sweet Time (Sugar R
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4.5 'The sweetest surprise' Stars!
ARC provided by the author via InkSlingerPR in exchange for an honest review.

Nina Lane has been an auto-buy author for me for what it seems the longest time. I love her stories because all of them manage to be extremely sweet, romantic and emotional but also pretty fucking sexy! Of course, Sweet Time was no exception to that. I loved every minute of reading this sweet love story.

So, Sweet Time is the fourth installment in the Sugar Rush series and it tells the
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
3.5 Sweet Time Stars!

"He'd lost the battle all right. He was about to lose the whole war. And never before had he wanted to surrender."


Sweet Time is definitely one of those sweet treat reads. This whole Sugar Rush series is filled with lovable characters, the fantastic setting of Indigo Bay, sexy times and alpha heroes that take your breath away.

I really liked the heroine Mia Donovan. She was feisty, funny, and down to earth. When it comes time to help her best friend Polly plan her wedding, Mi
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
4.5 Stars!

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Mia Donovan is a gorgeous, feisty, confident woman from a coastal California town called Indigo Bay. She works a job she hates at an insurance agency, but occasionally also helps out her best friend Polly at her bakery called Wild Child. Mia is the type of woman that goes after what she wants, & what she’s wanted for the past year is a man named Gavin Knight. Gavin is the head of security at her friend Polly’s bakery. He was sexy as hell, & she loved his strength. As much as she re
Sep 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I would be lying if I said Gavin and Mia didn't have me intrigued. Mia's flirting with the silent security expert had me impatient to finally see him give in to her because I knew they would have amazing chemistry together. And I was right! I loved this couple, and Mia's fun and just a little silly personality was the perfect match for Gavin's no-nonsense demeanor. I can't wait to get more from this series but I was a little sad to see this one end. Definitely a
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


Sexy, delicious, and oh so scrumptious!!! Nina Lane once again has readers on a sugar high of love as she has bestowed us with one delectable morsel of sugary and sticky as molasses love story. In Sweet Time, Gavin and Mia have been on each other radars. Both wanting each other and yet all the flirting Mia has done to get Gavin’s attention seems to go unnoticed. Or has it? As it turns out, Mia has been the star in Gavin’s fantasy but sufferi
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Well this has been a long anticipated coupling! Mia Donovan has had the hots for Gavin Knight ever since he walked into Wild Child bakery. She admittedly is a flirt but he is on another level of hotness altogether!

For the past 12 months Mia has shamelessly flirted with ‘Mr Serious’ Gavin Knight and has never had any sign of any mutual interest back from him. Now that she is tasked with planning her best friend’s wedding to one of the well know Stone brothers, they will be working very closely to
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
"4.5 Sweet Stars!"

Loved this!

I've waited for a couple of books now to see how Mia's flirty attempts to engage with the very rigid Gavin Knight would pan out. I thought it'd be fun to finally see him bend, to see him smile, to see him more than what we saw in the other books.

I wasn't disappointed! They were fun together. When Mia and Gavin had to work together to ensure Polly and Luke's wedding was both beautiful and safe of security threats, it pretty much lent itself to Gavin finally givin
Sep 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, oct-2017

★3.5 STARS★

Oh how I love the Sugar Rush! This hit comes courtesy of serious Sugar Rush security chief, Gavin Knight and flighty and flirty, Mia Donovan. If you’re a fan of the series you’ll know Mia has been unsuccessfully trying to snare Gavin’s attentions. Her sweaters have gotten tighter and her skirts shorter, but much to her chagrin the stoic security chief does not appear to be enamoured by her charms.

Finally at her wits end Mia gives up and decides to throw her efforts into the planni
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You want to know why I pretended to ignore you for so long? ... Because you make the bad stuff disappear... I go into the bakery, and you’re there, like an ice-cream cone on a hot day... I was afraid if I talked to you, I’d break the spell.

She wanted to see him again... but she also just wanted him. She wanted to curl up on his lap and feel his arms lock around her. She wanted him to bring her ice cream and call her a pretty girl. She wanted to feel his strong body beside hers as
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, favorites
I could not wait to get my hands on this couple's story since first introduced in Sweet Dreams and WOW, Sweet Time was a tasty little treat. Sexy, flirty and witty, Gavin and Mia's romance was on the shorter side in comparison to the other installments, yet no less enjoyable. Eloquently written and jam-packed with all the goodness this author spoils me with ~ a captivating plot, a sprinkling of drama, lovable characters and heaps of passion ~ it was a delightful addition to Nina Lane's Sugar Rus ...more
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-book
I have read quite a few books by Nina Lane and I especially love her Spiral of Bliss series. Sweet Time is the part of the Sugar Rush series which is a series of contemporary romances which follow on a lighter note. Though this is a part of the series Sweet Time can be easily read as a stand alone novel. The Sugar Rush series follows the Stone family and their love stories but Sweet Time was a bit of a deviation from that. This is the story of Gavin who is the Sugar Rush security Chief and Mia.

Polly’s best friend Mia Donovan has been..lusting..over Gavin Knight for a year. Ironically, it takes Luke and Polly’s wedding to finally make Gavin acknowledge Mia’s presence and admit their undeniable chemistry.

Mia, with her pockets full of rainbows and sunshine, was exactly what Gavin didn’t know he needed to break up his monochromatic world. I liked the emotional undercurrents that ebbed and flowed between these two! I adored how Gavin made Mia more aware of herself and her talents and love
Sofia Lazaridou
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet time indeed. I had a good time reading the book and I enjoyed it a lot. It was a quick and easy book to read. Mia and Gavin were a good together. Mia is all about sweetness and living her life, while Gavin is strict and grumpy. I liked seeing him change because of Mia. The book belongs in the opposites attract category, which is almost always a fun read. This book got me hooked and I plan to read the rest of the books in the series. The secondary characters were a good addition to the stor ...more
Meh. This was just okay. I wasn’t that fond of Gavin and I hated that the heroine does most of the chasing in the book. I didn’t really get how he’d pretended to ignore her for a year and how out of nowhere he decided he couldn’t keep pretending anymore. There wasn’t any real reason or a good enough reason for pushing her away IMO.

The ending was pretty cheesy and I wasn’t sure what they really loved about each other. It was just okay.
Dec 10, 2017 rated it liked it
After witnessing glimpses of the will-they-or-won't-they debacle of Mia and Gavin in the previous three books, I was so excited to finally see them get their chance at a HEA in Sweet Time. In the previous books, Mia's always been a constant source of amusement. I love her ceaseless flirting, especially when it comes to Gavin. Additionally, I admire that she's always been a great friend to Polly. I mean, she is the reason why Polly and Luke ended up together, which honestly deems her worthy of a ...more
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
I like this author but haven't enjoyed this series much. The men aren't alpha enough. It's all too 'sweet'!

Cyndi Becker
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
“They were night and day, oil and water, fire and ice.”

With Sweet Time Nina Lane delivers yet another wonderful story surrounding The Sugar Rush empire. While Sweet Time could be read as a standalone, if you haven’t read the first 3 books in the series I implore you to get acquainted with the Stone family. Plus much of what happens in Sweet Time is driven by a wedding that comes about from characters featured in a previous book. That aside, Sweet Time focusses on the non-relationship between the
Bookgasms Book Blog
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
Gahh! Sweet Time was everything I love in a Nina Lane book. It had heart, humor and heat. It was soo soo sexy and filled with alpha goodness and a sassy heroine that blew up his world. I absolutely FLOVED Gavin and Mia and seeing the whole Sweet Rush cast. This was so amazing and I could not get enough. I never wanted it to end!

What happens when a sassy, gorgeous, whimsical cupcake fairy, Mia Donovan, butts heads with HOT, stoic, broody and buttoned up (former) military, elite security speciali
Brandi (Brandi Janee's Bookshelf)
Sweet Time is the fourth book in the series Sugar Rush. This book follows Mia Donovan and Gavin Knight. At the start of the book the two have known each other for at least a year. While Mia has done everything she can think of to get Gavin's attention, he's managed to ignore her for the last year. However, everything changes when Mia and Gavin have to work together on logistics for Polly's, Mia's best friend, wedding.

This my introduction into the series and as can be expected I missed out on som
I was given a advance copy for honest book review and I am so happy that I did. This story was a great read, Nina Lane is a great writer who literally captivated my attention from the beginning. I was taken in by Mia's character and her infatuation with Gavin. I loved Gavin's attitude towards the attention he was getting from Mia and how they were playing a whole cat and mouse game for a whole year. Their story was not cheesy or overly dramatic, they had great chemistry and I enjoyed reading how ...more
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
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Sweet Time can easily be read as a standalone if you have not read any of the previous books or are behind on the series. This was a fast paced book that hooked me in from the very start. I was easily able to read this one in one afternoon and I loved the laughs it gave me, the touch of angst and suspense that added some depth and the romance was well balanced.

Mia and Gavin will quickly win over your hearts and
Lucinda Claire
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shmexy
Nina Lane a favorite author of mine, and her Sugar Rush series is quickly becoming one of my favorites too. Like a special go-to snack, these light-hearted contemporary romances are seasoned with just the right amount of sweet and spice to make them utterly addictive. You can’t stop with just one. They have deservedly earned a spot on my “to re-read” shelf. Sweet Time is the latest addition, and it’s Mia and Gavin’s story.

Readers already know Mia as Polly’s BFF, and Gavin as Luke’s long-time tru
Isha Coleman
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Sweet Time is a reminder of why I'm a Nina Lane fan. In a world full of jaded people where anger and hate seems to be becoming the norm, it's nice to see that there are still a few optimists among us encouraging us to be strong. Gavin and Mia may be less than perfect, totally mismatched and not keen on falling in love, but the wit that Ms. Lane brought to the table is the perfect blend of humor, heart and happiness to chase away life's blah moments and leave a lasting impression that is sure to ...more
Jatana Fleming
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth installment of the Sugar Rush romance series. Gavin Knight has been a friend to the Stone family for years and he's over Sugar Rush security. Mia Donavon has tried everything to get Gavin's attention and nothing has worked, but maybe her dreams will come true when they have to work together on the Stone family wedding. I have really enjoyed this series from the beginning and I really couldn't wait for this love story to happen. Great story and wonderful series. Nina Lane never ...more
Oct 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These two characters together are like some kind of hard boiled, soft centred candy. And the story itself is just as tasty.

What I enjoyed most about this though was the contrast of their characters. Sometimes, when you have protagonists who are so different, you can be scratching your head about their attraction. Here, their chemistry (restrained or let loose) just sizzled, and underneath their fronts, their differences are less apparent.

Loved it.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of
Apr 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, romance
I have fun watching straight laced Gavin have his world get turned on his head when he finally gave into his crush on Mia, sweet, fun loving Mia, who ate sugar and other crap. The last part was funny seeing how Gavin reacted to, but loved how he embraced it all at the end. I was a bit worried in the middle when it didn't look like Gavin was going to let himself find happy and in the process break Mia's heart. It was a good thing he came to his senses. ...more
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've been waiting for Gavin and Mia's story since we've meet them in the first book with Luke and Polly! And I was not disappointed in Sweet Time. Gavin came off mysterious, moody and not very social, but all he needed was the right woman to bring light into his life and Mia is his perfect match. Full review up on blog during blog tour stop 10/14. ...more
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: l-v
Sweet so sweet omg loved Gavin and Mia so so much.

As always Nina Lane delivers such a fun and sweet story. From the moment this pair was introduced I was so excited to read about them, and it was so sweet it almost gave me a toothache ha!
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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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