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Gimme Some Sugar

Narrated by: Amanda Ronconi
Series: Southern Eclectic, Book 6
Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (43 ratings)

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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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Brilliant!!

I really enjoyed this book! It was great to see Duffy get a HEA or at least the promise of one with Lucy. I adored Lucy and thought she and Duffy were perfect for each other, I adored Lucy's son Sam too. The three of them really seem like they'll make a great family unit some day! I really hope we get more with the McCready's soon!

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Another good book!

Molly Harper is just great!
I never want her books to end.
Always a good read, from start to finish.

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Same as book 1,2,3,4

So repetitive. She keeps mentioning same boring details in very damn book. Not worth it

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These don't last long enough

I am loving this series, I've listened to them all back to back just in time for this one. And now it's over. Molly I need you to do more, I want lo learn what happens next in this saga, Its delightful! Please get on with the writing and Amanda, please be ready to read to me, I love your voices.

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  • Lagavulin
  • 29-04-19

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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  • E. Sander
  • 28-07-19

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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  • Heather
  • 09-04-19

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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  • G. Gustin
  • 04-05-19

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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  • Kelly M
  • 20-05-19

Duffy's story!!!

NUMBER OF HEARTS: 5
Lucy has moves to her hometown to grieve the lost of her husband and to raise her son in a familiar place and to pursue her dream of opening a bakery. But like any good small town Lucy will have to learn to deal with the gossip and a nosey and bossy mother in law.
Duffy McCready has always loved Lucy. She was his best friend growing up. But time, distance and both of them marrying the wrong people put a kink in their friendship. But now that Lucy is back Duffy will not let anyone or anything wreck their friendship again. Well except maybe himself.

As always I had the talented Amanda Ronconi read this story to me. I truly love having Amanda narrator Molly’s books. She is able to bring these characters to life for me. So much so that when I read any of Molly’s books I can hear Amanda’s voices in my head. I

YAY!!!! Duffy McCready finally got his own book!! I am so glad that Duffy finally got his book. I adore his lady love, Lucy! Lucy is a spit fire that give Duffy a run for his money.
I really enjoyed this last book of the Southern Eclectic series. It has been a fun ride learning about the McCready family. I can’t wait for the next book written by Molly and narrated by Amanda.

Disclaimer:
I purchased this audio book and this review is my own opinion and not a paid review.

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  • Matt Bourdo
  • 05-04-19

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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  • Margaret
  • 12-05-19

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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  • Linda
  • 27-04-19

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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  • Mrs. Peggy Stansbury
  • 12-02-20

not my fav

I love the narrator ...I listened to it because it was one of the books in the series. story line was too typical for me...no twist or turns

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  • Tammie
  • 30-01-20

Really fun read

Makes you chuckle, makes you say "ahhh", makes you say "WTF are you thinking" and just keeps you entertained.

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