Gimme Some Sugar
Lucy Bowman would never have guessed that her best friend, Duffy McCready (of McCready’s ...more
Lucy Brewer is a young widow when she returns to Lake Sackett, Georgia. Her best friend, Duffy, has been in love with her for a lifetime, and she has had no idea. Duffy watched as Lucy married Wayne, and he’s there when Lucy needs to pick up the pieces after Wayne’s death.
Lucy feels guilty her life is better, simpler even, ...more
"She was ten pounds of mean in a five pound package."
"She was worn thinner than a flour-sack dress."
Along with a lot of sweet tea, barbecue, church ladies, beer-drinking men fixing cars and going fishing, and trucks. Lots of trucks.
They are just so damn useful!
(And, yes, my sons and their friends totally drove around in "Redneck Swimming Pools" when they were teenagers.)
The romance was fine, and t ...more
I love this series. The characters are so perfect and unique for this eclectic southern family. While you can read this book independently, it is encouraged that you read all the books of the series to get a flavor of this fun and crazy family.
Lucy moves back home after her husband suddenly dies. She is going to raise her son in the quiet town and open a bakery. She is met with push-back by her in-laws and soon learns why. She is suppressing her own feelings of scorn, disrespect and ...more
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Duffy has loved Lucy since childhood, but she went and married someone else and then moved to Texas. Now she is back and he might have another chance at love. He just needs to stop his ex-wife from interfering and convince Lucy he's worth ...more
In this book, Duffy McCready gets his own story, which I was glad to see because he's a sweetie! He's the quintessential nice, southern guy--much too nice for his crazy ex-wife, Lana, who I have thoroughly disliked since book one, Sweet Tea and Sympathy! He's been through enough thanks to Lana, and maybe now is the time he can find someone ...more
I love this quirky series. This is the third story in this series I have been able to read and every time I see her name on the cover I just know that I’m in for a real treat. Gimme Some Sugar is a perfect example.
We’ve met Duffy in past books and now it’s his turn to realize what true love is. With his high school “best friend“ back in town, maybe it’s his turn for a happy ending.
This story is loaded with ...more
I had read a couple of the other books in this series and was pretty much on board with whoever got a story next.
I loved Lucy and Duffy. They’re both such good people, they have a childhood history, and they’ve both been in love with the other since forever. Sam was adorable and stole every scene he was in. Of course the family appearances were fantastic. I loved seeing Frankie and Eric and I think I missed a book, but I need to go back and read it.
Plot wise, it was sweet. It did get re ...more
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I have loved this series since the first book! If you are looking for a slice of small town southern hospitality look no furth ...more
I look forward to each book in this series, wondering what author Molly Harper will do next to make me laugh. This one started with a great first line that clued me in on how this sweet baker was going to get herself into a pickle. As you can well ...more
First off, Lucy is just awesome. I loved her soul and attitude. She has a lot to deal with moving back home; while she doesn’t have any family, her deceased husba ...more
Even as her family and ...more
You know, the kind that has a lot of "bless her little hearts" in it while the knife is sticking out of your back.
This book is about a widowed mother who is trying to do right by her young son and at the same time trying to build a new life for them...all the while falling back in love with her childh ...more
Not without flaws - a lot of the problems keeping them apart seemed borrowed and unnecessary - but this was a solid romance w small town quirk.
"Most people had nightmares about mortuaries. They didn't spend Christmas in one. But he was proud that the McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop was a Lake Sackett institution. Or the McCready's belonged in an institution. It was a thin line." *
Book one, Sweet Tea and Sympathy, followed the story of Margot and her place within the hilari ...more
*I received a free copy from the publisher and chose to leave a voluntary review. Thank you!*
I read the first two book in the series and really enjoyed them. Now we finally get Duffy, those following my reviews know that I have been waiting for Duffy’s story and I’m happy to report the wait was worth it.
That being said, it is no secret that I liked Duffy, after reading this book I liked him even more since we get to know him so much better.
I also really liked L...more
Review copy was received from NetGalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
A couple of years ago I moved east and south, which is all new territory for me. It's given me a better appreciation of the southern flavor of the Southern Eclectic series. Gimme Some Sugar is my favorite in this contemporary series. There is a feisty new female to love - Lucy, a child and we get to learn more about Duffy ...more
Full of southern delights, this series is a must read for all romance readers. I hope it's not the last book and we get more stories. I want to attend Frankie and Eric's wedding. I need to know if Margot has a boy or girl. I even want the next generation stories of Aiden, Nate, Hazel, June and Sam. ...more
Gimme Some Sugar was a sweet down home treat filled with hysterical locals, rednecky goodness, and tons of hi-jinx between our friends-to-lovers pair, Lucy and Duffy who will win your heart faster than you can say Chattahoochee.
Boy was it great to be back in Molly Harper’s raucous fictional town of Lake Sackett, Georgia. I just adore the cast of characters she’s created for this series and I truly can’t get enough of them. This has become one of my liter ...more
After a week of influenza, I am back. Now, of course my husband is also sick – but with a different bug. Hopefully I won’t get his bug as well as the flu.
I confess that as soon as a publisher sends me a Molly Harper novel, I pretty much drop everything to read it — few authors get to me as much as Harper with her feel-good, small town Southern charm style in either regular romance or in her paranormals.
It w ...more
This is my first time reading Molly Harper, which also means this is the first book of this series that I’ve read.
This was a pretty typical small-town romance with quick-spreading gossip, awful in-laws and exes and everybody knowing everyone. Overall I enjoyed the vibe of the story.
I really appreciated that Lucy was by no means a pushover and she didn’t take shit from Lana or Evie. I also liked that there wasn’t a lot of back and forth between Lucy and Duffy in regards to their feeli ...more