Review & Giveaway – Burnt Sugar by Layne Harper

Burnt Sugar (ACE Series #2) by Layne Harper

Release Date: June 28, 2017



He left me crumpled in a ball on the worn hardwoods where my living room furniture used to be. He fed me to the paparazzi. He teased me with his new album—full of songs written about me. Then, I never heard from him again.


Did I let Aaron Emerson break me? Of course not. I’m MK Landry. I turned my mess into my message. I poured my heart out to my fans on Then, I picked up the phone and made the scariest call of my life. The rest, as they say, is history.


She dropped the worst line in the history of breakup lines: be the man I deserve. What does that even mean? I ran. I had no idea how to handle her injury, anger, and disappointment. She gave up on me when I needed her the most.


My life has marched forward. I’m in the middle of my comeback, sold-out tour. I have a model girlfriend. On the outside, my world looks rock star perfect. But Mary Kay Landry left a void in my soul that no amount of fame or time spent with others can fill. I’m stuck in MK purgatory where she haunts my nights and fills my days.


Burnt Sugar is the second book in the ACE series.




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My Review – 4 Stars

Oh my goodness!!! Is this really not the conclusion?! How much more could this couple possibly endure? And why do we have to wait for their happily ever after?

I loved their relationship this time around. If you read my review of book 1, No Pink Caddy, you’ll remember that I wasn’t a fan of Aaron. I thought he was way too volatile and off his rocker at the start. And I couldn’t believe that MK put up with it, especially all within 2 weeks time. However, the author redeemed these characters in my eyes this time around. I enjoyed watching them break and then find their footing as individuals and a couple. I’m pleased with Aaron’s moments of clarity in regard to MK’s love for him as well as Grace’s influence. I was glad to see that they were willing to fight for each other when things got tough and love each other through it all. I’m hoping that the next book will be as angst free as this one and that we can see Aaron and MK find some peace. 

The secondary characters are great, but we don’t see them as much in this book. As you can imagine, I’m still not a fan of Grace. Could she be any more snotty towards MK? And the way that she fed her brother’s ego and ignored his addiction and obvious spiral made me so angry. Was she really that jealous and selfish? Also, I was a little confused by Sam’s actions considering she seemed to like MK in book 1. 





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About the Author

Layne Harper is a mom, wife, book junkie, and sports fanatic. However, when the kids and husband are safely ensconced at school and work, she slips into her office with her three rescue dogs and writes until it’s time to drive carpool. Her children have no idea about her secret life (and they hopefully never will), and the dogs won’t tell. She’s always writing in her mind though and making notes on whatever is close by; envelopes, napkins, a kid’s homework…


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