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Gimme Some Sugar

Written by: Molly Harper
Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Lucy Bowman 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 Garten 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.

©2019 Molly Harper White (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • G. Gustin
  • 2019-05-04

What's with the f***ing f-bombs?

I love Molly Harper's books paired with Amanda Ronconi's narration. But there seems to be more f-bombs in this book than previous books. I'm not a prude, but I enjoy books and stories without them. I hope it does not become a regular addition in future titles.

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  • Lagavulin
  • 2019-04-29

MOLLY IS BACK!!!

I LOVED this book. It's Molly Harper at her best -not taking the easy (obvious/typical/oft-used by others) plot progressions, giving us a heroine that has common sense, and having a really satisfying group of people and backstory. I laughed, and I loved that people grew (not just the main characters) during the story.

Those who love "And One Last Thing..." will enjoy this one.

Well done, Molly!

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  • Matt Bourdo
  • 2019-04-05

Good, but not great.

Good book, staying close to the series. I didn't love the main character Lucy. I feel she just wasn't that likeable. I love this series enough though so that didn't ruin the book for me.

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  • Linda
  • 2019-04-27

Entertaining

This is a fun listen. Amanda Ronconi does an excellent narration. This story has a bit of bite, which makes the story a good listen. I do wish I had skipped the “Pecan” short and gone straight to this book. Fun listen.

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  • Heather
  • 2019-04-09

I had a hard time liking this heroine.

I love Molly Harper and Amanda Ronconi, but I had a really hard time liking this heroine. She was just so prickly and standoffish and I thought she was overreacting to much of what she was being prickly with (part of that was because the reasons for her standing back from some people weren't given until too far in the book so it seemed like overreaction). I listened a second time and felt the same way. Not one of my favorites from Molly Harper. Still looking forward to more from her, though.

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  • Connie Zehnder
  • 2019-09-03

Hope there is a follow up

love it. Give me more. What happens to Margo , Lucy and the the families?

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  • Charlotte Steinbrenner
  • 2019-08-02

Absolutely Darlin’

This book series is absolutely precious. Funny, original characters and situations that are not only plausible but downright relatable. Quick, easy listens that I will happily revisit over and over!

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  • E. Sander
  • 2019-07-28

Assertive adult characters for the win

I love all of Molly Harper’s books, and this one is no exception. What I love most about this book is that the heroine is assertive, confident, and smart while also being relatably human. It is so refreshing to see a character actually say what she is thinking rather than the whole book being based on the silly and immature miscommunications that many romance novels employ as the challenges between the hero and heroine. The hero is also refreshing in his ability to talk about his feelings and not be some sort of emotionally stunted man-child. Finally, Gimme Some Sugar takes on the complications of second chance romance and complicated family dynamics in a humorous, warm, and realistic way that I really enjoyed. Highly recommend!

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  • Margaret
  • 2019-05-12

Better and better

I didn’t want it to end. I’m looking forward to listening to it several more times. Best puns and snark!!!

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  • Khubb
  • 2019-04-02

great addition to the series

As a long time fan of Molly's work, this addition to the Southern Eclectic Series doesn't disappoint. The book is full of Molly's signature humor and snark. And you just can't go wrong with Amanda Ronconi's narration!

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