Gimme Some Sugar

Gimme Some Sugar

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...

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Title:Gimme Some Sugar
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Gimme Some Sugar Reviews

  • Chris  C - A Midlife Wife

    So entertaining! I just love her writing! Humorous and joyful

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    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

    So entertaining! I just love her writing! Humorous and joyful

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    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 smart mouth, wisecracking, hilarious characters that you can relate to, probably because you have a few just like them in your own family. They are not without their own trials and tribulations, however. But there’s no way you can read Gimme Some Sugar without a smile on your face. I love it when Lucy goes all Momma Bear! HA!

    Harper is a go-to author for books jam packed with humor, wit, intense emotion, and homey characters just waiting to invite you in for a glass of sweet tea.

    So grab a glass and cozy up for this partly sweet, partly rocky road read, and get to know the folks in Lake Sackett, Georgia. You can’t help but wish you were a part of this wild, kooky family, if only for the amusement factor! Not to be missed!

    * Copy received for review consideration

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  • Jeri

    Come on back to Lake Sackett, Georgia for some more small town hospitality. Lucy has moved back to her hometown after her husband died suddenly leaving her a widow with a small son to raise alone. She grew up and was best friends with Duffy McCready. But they both went their own separate ways in life and have come face to face again with unresolved feelings between them.

    I have loved this series since the first book! If you are looking for a slice of small town southern hospitality look no furth

    Come on back to Lake Sackett, Georgia for some more small town hospitality. Lucy has moved back to her hometown after her husband died suddenly leaving her a widow with a small son to raise alone. She grew up and was best friends with Duffy McCready. But they both went their own separate ways in life and have come face to face again with unresolved feelings between them.

    I have loved this series since the first book! If you are looking for a slice of small town southern hospitality look no further!

    I was given an advanced eARC by the publisher through NetGalley.

  • Debbie Oliphant

    HILARIOUS!!!!

    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

    HILARIOUS!!!!

    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 neglect that arose from her marriage. She feels guilty that her grief is met with relief.

    She reconnects with her old friend Duffy and the McCready family and it feels good to be part of a group where she can thrive and be herself. She is encouraged to open her bakery and follow her path to provide for herself and her son. Duffy has loved Lucy since they were kids but was heartbroken when she got married. He is satisfied with their renewed friendship because it gives him an opportunity to be around her, but it is becoming too difficult to be around her and want more. Their relationship becomes hopeful as the two have an honest discussion about the feelings each have for each other.

    But.......what would a sweet story about love be without roadblocks, distractions and misunderstandings?

    This story delivers and you find yourself laughing, sometimes sadness, but overall that feeling of hopefulness as these characters navigate themselves to where they are supposed to be. The supporting characters are hilarious and add a layer of consideration and attention to help boost the main characters. Duffy is so darned thoughtful and loveable. You are rooting for him throughout the story and he respects all of the women in his life, even when it's hard. Lucy came home stronger than she could imagine and she has courage to match to take on her adversaries, but with the right amount of southern charm. I hope there are more stories to tell with this series, great laugh-out-loud fun!!!!

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede

    Lucy Brewer is a young woman who returns home to Lake Sackett, Georgia after the death of her husband. She has decided to raise her young son in her hometown and transform the local meat shop into a bakery. Her best friend since childhood, Duffy McCready, is now divorced from his harpy of a wife. But what Lucy doesn't know if Duffy has been secretly in love with her for years... Could this return mean a second chance for Lucy?

  • Stephanie (Stephanie's Novel Fiction)

    Molly Harper always knows how to deliver with her Southern Eclectic series and book three,

    , is as scrumptious as the delicious looking cover!

    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,

    ! He's been through enough thanks to Lana, and maybe now is the time he can find someone

    Molly Harper always knows how to deliver with her Southern Eclectic series and book three,

    , is as scrumptious as the delicious looking cover!

    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,

    ! He's been through enough thanks to Lana, and maybe now is the time he can find someone else and be happy, especially since his high school love, Lucy Brewer, the one who got away is back in town for good!

    Lucy and Duffy have been each other's best friend since they were children, but Duffy has always been afraid to ruin that friendship. So he's just stayed Lucy's friend all these years even throughout her marriage to another man, and he definitely doesn't want to mess that up now since she's a newly grieving widow with an adorable young son, Sam.

    Besides, he knows that Lucy doesn't have time for romance! She's extremely busy trying to open a new dessert shop in Lake Sackett called Gimme Some Sugar. So Duffy is positive he's always going to just a friend no matter how many well-meaning McCready relatives are at giving advice or at shoving the two of them together since they ALL know he and Lucy belong together even if he is just as sure they're destined to stay friends!

    What Duffy just doesn't know is that Lucy isn't grieving her dead husband at all. Honestly, she doesn't miss Wayne, but she can't exactly tell people that because that would just sound awful, right? She's just happy to be home from Texas and back in Lake Sackett where she grew up with all her friends and raising the son who she absolutely adores!

    Lucy also knows after running back into Duffy that her feelings go way beyond friendship. In fact, she's been in love with Duffy for just about as long as he has been with her but both were too afraid back in high school to tell the other for different reasons. Now though, she's got her bakery to open if her crazy in-laws will leave her in peace because she knows it will be the fresh start she needs. Can Lucy make time while being a single parent and starting a new business to fall in love? Or will they forever be doomed to be just friends?

    is sweet but sassy, just like Lucy, and I love that! I adore Lucy and her young son Sam as the newest characters in the series! They are just such a sweet, wonderful mother and son duo. I love how protective Lucy is of her little boy and you can tell he means everything to her.  Duffy has always been a favorite character of mine, and I love how you see him grow and develop as a character in this book.

    There are so many wonderful dynamics in this book, this entire series actually, with characters that are wacky but realistic, the plot threads are amazing, and the writing is on-point, so I love picking up one of these books a little more every time. A major plus is that Harper makes me laugh every time I read one of her books because her brand of humor is just outrageously witty and funny...and want some kind of yummy fried food or in this case, red velvet cake, which happens to be my favorite! I recommend this book highly and hope to visit the cast of characters from Lake Sackett again in the future.

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

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    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,

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    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, without Wayne around, but her family and friends insist she needs to grieve longer. No one really knew the inner workings of Lucy and Wayne’s marriage, but Duffy senses something is up with Lucy.

    Lucy decides to open a bakery with Duffy’s help and as they work together, a spark between them is kindled.

    Oh my, I love Lucy and Duffy and this story! Duffy was due for an offshoot story in this series. He’s a good guy with a big heart. Part of the fun with Southern Eclectic is the quirkiness of the characters. I mean where else can you find Duffy, who owns a bait shop doubling as a funeral parlor? And somehow, the way it’s executed feels so realistic, you don’t even question that zany detail; you just smile.

    The humor here also warms my heart. Molly Harper is hilariously clever and funny, and the food! I can never forget the yummy food showcased by the author.

    Overall, Gimme Some Sugar and the entire series are books you can fall into, knowing you will reliably receive an engaging and fun story with plenty of laughs and characters you will adore, all in a charming southern setting. I hope we get another installment or three, please, Molly Harper?!

    I received a complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.

    My reviews can also be found on my blog:

  • Dorine

    GIMME SOME SUGAR by Molly Harper is an entertaining addition to her SOUTHERN ECLECTIC series. Although I thought the first two books were more laugh-out-loud funny than this one, it’s still a great story with a sweet conclusion that I enjoyed very much.

    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

    GIMME SOME SUGAR by Molly Harper is an entertaining addition to her SOUTHERN ECLECTIC series. Although I thought the first two books were more laugh-out-loud funny than this one, it’s still a great story with a sweet conclusion that I enjoyed very much.

    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 imagine, baking for a bachelorette party can be a naughty business.

    Lucy Brewer moves back to her hometown to start over and raise her young son after her husband’s death. She hopes her meddling mother-in-law will behave herself, but that’s wishful thinking as the woman finds all kinds of ways to test Lucy’s good nature.

    The best part about moving back is her former best friend, Duffy McCready. Can they renew their friendship without letting their attraction to one another take over?

    This friends-to-lovers trope doesn’t contain a complicated plot to move the story forward, just a lot of fun getting to know our main characters and their past relationships, as well as how they’ll each fall in love again. Lucy married her childhood sweetheart who ended up cheating on her consistently. Duffy married and divorced during that time, but his ex seems to think she can come back into his life anytime she pleases.

    The cousins we’ve come to love in the first two books take an active role in this novel. It’s fun to reunite with them, so I highly suggest you read the first two books to get the gist of this one. This isn’t the novel to start if you haven’t read the other two in this series. It’s good. It’s funny. But it’s not the overwhelming awesomeness of the first two. For fans of the series, it’s a great book, but I’d hate to see a new reader be confused without becoming addicted to this series.

    The only inconsistency I found was Lucy’s son, Sam, who seemed to speak like an older child. He’s four or five, about to enter kindergarten, and he just seemed more mature in his interactions with others. Not that this is impossible, but it threw me off and I kept thinking of him as an eight-year-old. He’s still a cute kid and adds entertainment to the story.

    My favorite parts were the updates on Margot and Kyle. Margot is especially highlighted in this book, so I enjoyed her character development. I would have enjoyed a bit more about Frankie because so far, she’s my favorite character. She’s here as a cameo, but I’m greedy for more on her.

    Author Molly Harper is especially good at snark and accentuating backwoods oddities in this loving family. Think of those well-loved TV series like the Beverly Hillbillies, Mayberry RFD, or Sanford and Son. Those classic funny small towns where anything can happen. That’s the kind of fun that you’ll find in these books. In this series, we have a funeral home and bait shop combination owned by this peculiar family, which is funny enough, but even crazier is how normal it seems.

    Then there is an aunt who rescues dogs and finds a way to home them with anyone she encounters, even if they never wanted a dog before. Her over-protectiveness for her critters is precious, and witnessing the dogs finding their forever homes is heartwarming.

    I’ve enjoyed the SOUTHERN ECLECTIC series so much that I recently downloaded all the novellas that go with the main books: SAVE A TRUCK, RIDE A REDNECK (Book 0.05), PEACHY FLIPPIN’ KEEN (Book 1.5), and A FEW PECANS SHORT OF A PIE (Book 2.5). The main books of the series are highly recommended to be read in order:

    (Book 1),

    (Book 2), and GIMME SOME SUGAR (Book 3).

    For fans – GIMME SOME SUGAR is a super easy book to gobble up quickly. I wasn’t bored, smiled a lot, and was enamored by all the McCready clan changes coming up. It makes me anxious to find out where this series will go next. The changes shocked some of the characters, so I’m thinking their adjustments will add hilarity to their future. If you love romantic comedy and down-home characters who are easy to love, then I highly recommend you load up your digital reader today with the SOUTHERN ECLECTIC series, so you can race through these books you’ll crave.

  • Ian

    After being widowed Lucy returns to Lake Sackett, GA to raise her young child. All she wants is to open her bakery and make enough money to provide for her family. Unfortunately her departed husband's family have their own ideas about what makes a good mother.

    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

    After being widowed Lucy returns to Lake Sackett, GA to raise her young child. All she wants is to open her bakery and make enough money to provide for her family. Unfortunately her departed husband's family have their own ideas about what makes a good mother.

    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 the effort.

    is everything you expect from Molly Harper. Oddball characters in a quirky world who manage to make you laugh.

  • Jilly

    A cute little romance set in the South. I like the Southernness of it all, like the little sayings:

    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

    A cute little romance set in the South. I like the Southernness of it all, like the little sayings:

    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 there was a cute kid. But, for my taste, it was a little too much sugar. Although, what did I expect from the title? It delivered as promised.

  • Stacee

    3.5 stars

    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

    3.5 stars

    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 repetitive at parts, but I was so invested in these characters, I didn’t care. I would have liked to see more of Lucy and Duffy spending time together. At times it seemed like I was being told they had chemistry and feelings.

    Overall, it was a cute and mostly fluffy story. I’ll definitely keep reading this series.

    **Huge thanks to Gallery Books for providing the arc free of charge**

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