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Sweetened Suffering

(Sweet Treats #2)

4.63  ·  Rating details ·  128 ratings  ·  77 reviews

The problem with getting what you’ve always wanted, is the chance of losing it. Before I met Alexander, I was blissfully blind, unaware of what was possible. Now that I’ve seen the colors of his world, I don’t know how to go back to the dreariness of mine. As much as I want to allow myself to dream of a life that I never knew was possible, the doubts still dig their c
Published April 22nd 2018 by Broken Spine Press
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Mar 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a brilliant follow up
Charity writes with exquisite detail about many dark themes.
Her courage to challenge themes that the heirarchy normally don’t allow us to talk about is commendable.
Alexander and Tavin lead us into a world that is so believable.
A great tale woven with thought and research.
Great complications.
If you like reality and dark themes this is a tale for you.
Enthralling despite the darkness
The themes will make you feel for all the characters involved.
The saddest thing
Kim BookJunkie
***Review of ARC which was provided free from the author in exchange for my honest review***

Gawd this series! These books just get better and better and better!!!!

This installment begins where the last one ended with Tavin reluctantly moving in with Sasha and Drew. I was immediately sucked back into the story, captivated by the eloquent writing of this addictive tale! I loved the introduction of new characters including Timmothy, Master (I thought Logan was Master but wow, he’s not) and a kinky
Mar 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
I don’t know were to star to write the review. I don’t want to spoiled the book for any one. Is just to good, you have to read it to feel it.

This book had all the emotions for me.

But most of all my heart was broken with Tavin and Toven history.
This explains so much. And the feelings were so real that had me in tears.

Thank God for Alexander and his love for her.

You just have to read this book, there is no words to explain the feelings that this book left you
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Holy smokes!! I'm in love with Charity Bailey. Last week I finally got around to reading Candy Coated chaos and loved that but Sweetened Suffering was outstanding!! This book is NOT a standalone, it's the 2nd installment of the Sweet Treats series.
This book contains triggers and is not suitable for all.
It contains Rape, drugs, violence, abuse and well you get the drift.
The raw emotion that flows through this book will shatter your soul. I laughed, I cried and I cursed ALOT!!
The book picks up ri
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Apr 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
Make sure you read Candy Coated Chaos first as this is a continuation of the story and your definitely not gonna wanna miss out on book one.

This book is darker than the first with many trigger warnings so be warned. The author wrote about these characters in a beautiful yet heartbreaking way. I really felt for the characters and went through so many emotions while reading it.

Talk about a book hangover. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series. If you loved book one your gonna certainl
Kim Whitehead
Dec 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Fantastic ending! So many emotions! Heartache and anxiety!
Julie  whitsett
Feb 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I couldn’t stop reading this.. I just love learning more about Alex and Tavin... so much info came to light in this book.... I’m ready for the 3rd book now.
This is the second book in the series. If you haven't read the first book of this series, then don't read this one until you do. You will have no clue as to what is going on and it will only frustrate you. Once you've read that one, come back for this one.

We pick up right where CCC left off. Sasha is driving Tavin away from Alex's house. He's so angry at her, and Tavin is broken up about it. He just doesn't understand what's going on and what just happened. He thinks that she purposely did what
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sweetened Suffering is the second book in the trilogy by debut author Charity B. You do need to read Candy Coated Chaos first. I was eagerly looking forward to reading this as the previous book which I really enjoyed ended on a cliffhanger. Once again I was soon caught up in the captivating and tangled story of Tavin, Alexander, Toben, Logan and Sasha. I read it in one sitting as I really wanted to know what happened next. The character of Tavin is complex, damaged and I admire how the author we ...more
Paula  Phillips
Jul 27, 2018 rated it liked it
This series to give you a heads up, even though the cover and the series title makes you think that it is candy-coated sweetness which is similar to the title of the first book it is anything but. This series is edgy, darker than dark and gritty. In the second book, Tavin has left Lex and living with Sasha as she is trying to protect him from Logan. We learn that Logan is Logan James and is a billionaire and we delve back into the beginning of how Tavin and Toben became Logan's property to do wi ...more
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
🍭🍭Suffering has never been this Sweet 🍭🍭
This was everything I never knew I wanted in a closing love story!
The exposure and brutality of Tavins past blended with the endless possibilities of her future were brought together in an absolutely sensuous and heartbreaking tale filled with angst - sacrifice- jealousy- and love
I honestly am looking forward to a hopeful spin-off series of some of the secondary characters - you have to read it yourself 😉 but we get to meet some really fun and unique chara
Charity B.
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
Sweetened Suffering is now LIVE!


*Please note this is NOT a stand alone and must be read after Candy Coated Chaos. This is a DARK romance and contains many triggers*




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A percentage of all sales will be donated to the To Write Love On Her Arms charity
Maura Pritchard
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It’s an exceptional story
This is the second book in Charity’s sweet treats trilogy. What an exquisitely weaved story. It twists back and forth through Alexander’s, Tavin’s, and Toben’s lives. The story flows well from scene to scene. This story is so emotional! We meet Tavin and Alexander again, the main characters introduced in Candy Coated Chaos. Tavin, Lille, is an amazing character. She is a contradiction of innocence and corruption and naiveté and experience. Alexander, Lex, is such a stron
Feb 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
this story continues directly after the end of Candy Chaos and you can't read this one without reading that so if you haven't stop here.

We were left with the aftermath of finally seeing the villain Logan of our story and seeing how deeply rooted Toben and Tavin are with him and his business.. Our hero Alex is bitter angry and wants to hate Tavin for the secrets that are and are not revealed here. Tavin runs from everything finding comfort and friendship in Sasha Alex's sister. We see Tavin and
Katrina Rains
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing follow-up to Candy Coated Chaos. Be sure to read that first.

This book is dark and beautiful. You will laugh and cry and want to punch people/things.

Charity B. does amazing at developing these characters and I felt deeply invested in them and their happiness and well-being.

The intimate scenes are so hot and well written. You will definitely want more.

Must read.
WendyW ~ Girls Just Wanna Have Books
Are you ready for this? Was I ready for this? The answer is NO. But yet, here I am wanting to read it all over again. There is nothing sweet about the suffering that happens in this story. This story is the ugly side of life, life unfiltered without the rose colored glasses. A life the fortunate can’t even imagine.

This story holds you victim and will manipulate your emotions. You become so invested in their story that you need them to find happiness. These characters have let us - the reader -
Apr 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good plot!

Mild Spoilers ahead!

I don't know how to write this review without sounding too harsh. Don't get me wrong, the book was enjoyable, it was well written and gritty. I really loved Alexander and every girl would wish for someone like him. He's strong, extremely devoted and supportive.

What I didn't enjoy much was the heroine, while I understand her past and conditioning, I felt her love for Toben overshadowed her feelings for Alexander. She never really put Alexander first while all he d
WendyW ~ Girls Just Wanna Have Books
Are you ready for this? Was I ready for this? The answer is NO. But yet, here I am wanting to read it all over again. There is nothing sweet about the suffering that happens in this story. This story is the ugly side of life, life unfiltered without the rose colored glasses. A life the fortunate can’t even imagine.

This story holds you victim and will manipulate your emotions. You become so invested in their story that you need them to find happiness. These characters have let us - the reader -
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
The second book in the series starts right where book one left off.

The tone of the book is different in this book, it is hard to explain, but I guess book is more about the events and how they affect everyone and their relationship. While in the first book the relationship between Alexander and Tavin was the main part.

This book had more darker elements when we found about more about Tavi and also Toben life with Logan. there are secrets in secrets. There is love, hope, despair, frustration, hear
May 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is the second in a series and must be read after book one. I wanted to know more about Tavin and Toben's background after the first book and the author certainly delivers. I had a feeling that their story was going to break my heart and boy was I right. Both of them are such messed up characters but seeing just a small glimpse of where they came from explains so much about their behaviors. Alexander loves Tavin so much. She has so much baggage and even though he gets angry with her or ...more
May 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark, bdsm, erotic-erotica
Don't let the sweet cover fool you...This is dark, very dark with explicit sexual content, drug use, violence, descriptive scenes of sexual abuse and rape. Since its book two, I don't want to spoil anything but you'll learn more of Tavin's backstory, while her present day love story with Alexander continues. As gruesome as some of the scenes are, the book kept my attention and was very thought-provoking (and sometimes head-scratching). I would have loved to have gotten a little more of the end - ...more
Dawn Yarrow
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After reading the first book in this series i was hooked but at the same time i was scared to start book two in case it didn't live up to the first or the author made me start hating the characters i loved, (i do this with every series no matter what author btw) so i finally plucked up the courage and I'm so glad i did as the book was amazing and kept me totally hooked throughout. The story breaks you in some places and is slightly darker than the first book in the series. I love a dark read. I ...more
Lisa Roberts
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This conclusion is absolutely amazing there are no words on how good this is written, you get so involved and entranced with these characters you feel every single emotion there is to feel, so well detailed and explained with the past and the present so we get to see the horrid details of Tavin and Toben and it is not pretty, we get to experience hope, tragedy, despair and grief and oh my heart that this could happen but you know I really have a lot of respect for Lex he handles a lot and still ...more
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-reads
WOW, just WOW!! If i Iove the first book what can I say about this one except AMAZING!
So well written, this story is so overwhelming!
Right now my heart it's broken for Toben but full of overjoyed for Alex and Tavin,Sasha and Silas and all the others!!
Charity B you made cry, laugh, fear and fell in love with your characters,but I thank you for the chance to read this books!!
Can I have the new book, please?!!!! I need it....
Mawgan Dipple
Jun 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-reads
This is the second book in charity b's series and to be honest I was finding it hard to get in to at first. Totally enjoyed the first book, but the story unfolds i was waiting for the other show to drop. Toben to me seemed to try to drag tavin back to the dark side when all Alex wanted was to love her and save her. Torn between them it confused her to point she thoughts she deserved her life, sad ending in some regards and moving too
Jane B
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
everything seemed easy going. you know something's about to happen so your in suspense waiting for the ball to drop then boom! This author drops a huge bomb and lays me out flat.

amazing continuation and completion of the book. great freaking ending and absolutely loved the sneak peek to her third book which will be about tavin and tobin's childhood. this one is much more intense and heartbreaking. loved it
May 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Did you ever want to reach through a book and slap some people? Well, in this book I did. I love when a book can make you feel the characters like that. Tavin ( although I know what she’s going through) needed a couple of good ones. By the end of the book I had to remind myself to slow down so I didnt miss anything but there was so much action and it was so intense. New characters ( like Timothy ) who you fall in love with and think they need their own book. And Lex, the man I want in my life wh ...more
Apr 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully disturbing. Heartbreakingly beautiful. Wonderful character development that exceeded my expectations since the first book was freaking outstanding! What makes these books by Charity Bailey so amazing is the realistic troubles of life and how Tavin and Alex handle beyond complicated situations. Emotions will run high with this book. To be honest, I have NO IDEA where book 3 (Cupcakes and Crooked Spoons) will take us but I am beyond eager to find out!
Great story filled with darkness, drama and suspense and takes you on an emotional roller coaster. If you like a dark read that at times makes you uncomfortable, makes you question your sanity as to why you like to read this kind of subject matter then you should definitely read this book. Unfortunately for Tavin the horrors of her past rears its ugly head and unspeakable things are done. There's the perfect amount of dark and light in this story and in the end the characters in this story recei ...more
Terri Oconnell
Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Charity has done it again. Another rollercoaster book of emotions and feelings. This book left you crying and cheering at the raw emotions the good guys felt and the pain they were going through came through clearly in the writing. The chapters flowed together nicely. There are a lot of triggers in this book in regards to sexual abuse (adult and child) and plenty of drug abuse so if this offends you look for something else to read. This was an awesome dark romance read.
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Other books in the series

Sweet Treats (3 books)
  • Candy Coated Chaos (Sweet Treats, #1)
  • Cupcakes and Crooked Spoons (Sweet Treats #3)