Early Review: Gimme Some Sugar by Molly Harper

, by Kt Clapsadl

Gimme Some Sugar by Molly Harper
Southern Eclectic #3

A young widow returns to Lake Sackett, Georgia to face the ghosts of her past—and decide if she’s ready to take another chance on love—in the third sparkling Southern Eclectic novel that “goes down as easy as honey on a deep-fried Twinkie” (Library Journal, on Sweet Tea and Sympathy).

Lucy Brewer would never have guessed that her best friend, Duffy McCready (of McCready’s Bait Shop & Funeral Home) has been in love with her since they were kids. Fear of rejection and his own romantic complications prevented Duffy from confessing his true feelings in high school, so he stood by and watched her wed Wayne Bowman right after high school. Wayne had always been a cheapskate, so it comes as no surprise when he suffers a fatal accident while fixing his own truck.

Even as her family and friends invade Lucy’s life and insist that the new widow is too fragile to do much beyond weeping, Lucy is ashamed to admit that life without Wayne is easier, less complicated. After all, no one knew what a relentless, soul-grinding trudge marriage to Wayne had been. Only Duffy can tell she’s hiding something.

In need of a fresh start, Lucy asks Duffy to put his cabinet-building skills to use, transforming the town's meat shop into a bake shop. As the bakery takes shape, Lucy and Duffy discover the spark that pulled them together so many years ago. Could this finally be the second chance he’s always hoped for?

Once again Molly Harper “writes characters you can’t help but fall in love with” (RT Book Reviews) in this charming and entertaining love story.

I really enjoy Molly Harper’s books. She’s my go to author when I need a bit of humor and sunshine in my life and GIMME SOME SUGAR more than delivered. I always enjoy a good friends to lovers story, and mixed in with a bit of second chances, this book was a winner. The slow sweet burn between Lucy and Duffy sucked me right in. Lucy is starting over, and isn’t taking any nonsense from anyone despite many trying to dish it out. And Duffy is finally finding his own and re-prioritizing his life, and Lucy is it. But there’s no insta-love here, which really works for the characters and their situation, which I really appreciated. Add that to the typical hi-jinks of this town and its hilarious inhabitants, and you have one heck of a sweet read.

If you are looking for a read full of wit, humor, romance, and a great plot-line, look no further than GIMME SOME SUGAR. I’m a huge fan of the series, and I can’t wait to see what comes next!

(Received a copy from the publisher)

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Other Reviews:
     A Midlife Wife
     Rolopolobookblog

Previous Books:
     1. Sweet Tea and Sympathy
     1.5. Peachy Flippin' Keen
     2. Ain't She a Peach

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