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Gimme Some Sugar by Molly Harper
Series: Southern Eclectic #3
Published by Gallery Books on April 2, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.
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. There are also plenty of characters from previous books and the town.
Lucy has had some tough breaks but she’s not taking it anymore. Instead of saying, “Bless her heart” she is telling it like it is to those crazies. But she has a child to protect when others only care about themselves. Plus she is opening a bakery; who doesn’t love treats?
Duffy is not exactly what I expected from the other books, but I was happy to know him better. He has some personal growth which is wonderful to see. Overall, the young adults are growing up and making good in their lives.
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