Sugar on Top
She's sassy and sweet...
The last thing Glory Mann wants is to become chairman of the Miss Peach Pageant in Sugar, Georgia. Spending months hearing nothing but the clinking of pearls and judgment? No tha ...more
I don't like romance books set in judgmental little towns - these people should be ashamed of themselves - and the sheriff's abusing his authority for a personal vendetta was very unsettling (specially since I get the feeling he will be a future hero.)
I will probably try something else by this author but this is not for me.
Thanks to Forever (Grand Central Publishing) and Netgalley for providing a review copy of this book.
Glory has been an ‘outsider’ ...more
If you ask the people of Sugar, Georgia, to talk to you about Glory Gloria Mann, they'ld probably tell you not so nice things and talk to you about her inappropriated relation with the football coach years ago. But that's so far from the truth. Glory have a heart of gold and the thing between her and the coach was only a kiss. But it still destroyed her reputation and made her a pariah in town. Trying to fix her grandma's blunder get Glory in trouble with the law and the last thing Glor ...more
Marina Adair continues to warm my heart with her lovely stories. Sugar on Top tickled me pink with a story that surrounds two people who absolutely deserve happiness in their lives.
We are back in Sugar, Georgia for book 2 in the series. This time eldest McGraw brother, Cal, gets a second chance at finding love. Cal is a single father who has sacrificed so many things in his life for his family. His daughter has and always been his top priority. He really has no ...more
Book Review – Sugar on Top (5 Stars)
In the small town of Sugar everyone knows everyone and everyone knows everything. Glory Mann is all too familiar with this; after all, as a teenager she was the center of one of the town’s biggest scandals. So now all Glory wants to do is keep her head down, pass her finals to get her nursing degree and become the manager of the Youth Outreach Center in the town’s hospital and prove that she is better than her past mistakes. But when y ...more
Sugar On Top was everything sweet with a bit of spice. It was funny, heartwarming, and I couldn’t help but shed a tear at the end of the book.
The story takes off with an exciting altercation with Glory Mann and the deputy. Caught red handed and accused of theft, she is sentenced to community service. She was appointed the chairman of the Miss Peach Pageant in Sugar, Georgia to plan for this year’s event. She was in the worst predicament. She hated the town of Sugar. She hated pageants ...more
Sugar on Top focused on Glory and Cal. We saw both of them in Sugar’s Twice as Sweet and it was so good to find out their stories.
Glory had a really rough childhood, but she didn’t give up and had the biggest heart. Cal has taken care of everyone else for the last twenty years and never takes anything for himself. Thrown together through some silly circumstan ...more
The chemistry between Cal and Glory is so palpable in Sugar on Top ...more
Two people brought together under unusual circumstances. She doesn't want to be over a pageant, but it ordered by the courts to do so. He is dealing with personal issues following his divorce and a boy-crazy teenaged daughter. Now Glory and Cal are co-chairing the committee for Miss Peach Pageant. There is great chemistry between them--along with angst!
I won an autographed copy of this book during a Goodreads giveaway. I am under no obligation to leave a review ...more
Release date: April 28, 2015
I liked this book a lot more than I did the first in the series. I think that the story was better and I felt a connection between the characters a lot faster in this on than I did with the character of Sugar's Twice as Sweet. Even with that being said, I don't think I can give it a full four stars.. But it's better than a three. So I think I'm going with an indecisive 3.75 Stars.
Let's start off with talking about her name, shall we?
Glory Mann is a nursing student who has lived in Sugar, Georgia all her life. She tries to live life under the radar these days having experienced one of the most notorious ...more
Sugar On Top was everything sweet with a bit of spice. It was funny, heartwarming, and I couldn't help but shed a tear at the end of the book.
The story takes off with an exciting altercation with Glory Mann and the deputy. Caught red handed and accused of theft, she is sentenced to community service. She was appointed the chairman of the Miss Peach Pageant in Sugar, Georgia to plan for this year's event. She was in the worst predicament. She hated the town of Sugar. She hated pageants, and she
This is Cal McGraw and Glory Mann's story. An interesting, unique tale of a small town, with endearing, quirkiy characters and a chance for second love. Cal and Glory has a chemistry between them, that could just prove to be scandalous. Oh, and of, course, there is the Miss Peach Pageant, which Glory has been sentenced to be the head of the committee by ...more
Here we go again with the small towns. They are such a lovely place to be, especially when it's a sweet contemporary romance novel. Sugar On Top is a guaranteed sweet thing. The title isn't just a play for the series title. It is also how the book generally feels.
I don't really encounter lots of books where I equally like the hero and the heroine. Most of the time, I always like one character better ...more
Cal has spent his life since the death of his parents taking care of everyone: his brothers, his grandmother, his wife (now ex-wife), their child. When Glory, with what can only be described as her perpetual bad luck, practically falls into his lap, he sees another person he can help, despite willing himself to stay far, far away from her.
Glory is not a popular woman in Sugar, though she's determined to turn her life around for the better regardless of what the townspeople think. She' ...more
Cal has his own problems to deal with, mainly a teenage daughte ...more
Glory tries to move on from her past mistakes and all she wants is to get her nursing degree and be something. But keeping her head dawn isn't exactly in plans for her, especially when she takes the blame for the crime she didn't commit, just to save her grandmother.
Cal (*swoon*) tries to live his life calm, raising his daughter but life doesn't always go as planned. Especially, if you have a grandmather, who always needs a help t ...more
The angst in this one is a years old opinion that Cal has about Glory. Glory is an amazing person who loves her grandma and takes care of her, despite the fact that her life would be easier elsewhere.
Glory works hard trying to become a nurse while Cal is working on being a dad and a business owner. I loved how these two managed to set aside what appeared to be differences and work as a team. Sadly, their “breaking” point was at a time when they needed to be the strong ...more
What is not to love about a heroine in ducky galoshes? Glory Gloria Mann has spent her life trying be better than people have decided she is, and she has been secretly in love with Cal McGraw, her best friends brother. A misunderstanding lands her in jail and Cal bails her out. Through the whole story they keep bumping into each other and they end up planning the Harvest Fest together. Cal doesn't want to start a relationship since he is trying to raise his daughter and f ...more
Cal and Glory shouldn’t work, but they do. Once you get past the exterior layers, you see that they’re actually meant to be together. They are both just so stubborn. Glory, with her need to act as if the town’s actions toward her through the years haven’t bothered her. Cal, with the ...more
Glory is trying to escape a bad reputation in a small town. Unfortunately her rep goes all the way back to when she was in high school and the town will never let her forget. Cal is a single dad and the hottest bachelor in town.
I found myself rooting for Glory through this whole book. I loved her budding relati ...more
The marauding granny plot device has gone on long enough. This author, in particular, has beaten it to death. In these books, the grannies are a malignant tumor. They are evil. The first book in the series had them causing tens of thousands of dollars in property damage to Joie, with little consequence. They are at it here, too, nearly destroying the livelihood and reputation of an innocent person. Still, no consequences for the grannies. Is it any wonder that the high schoo ...more