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Summary

Larkin Mancinkus prides herself on making the town of Whynot, North Carolina just a little sweeter. As owner of Sweet Cakes Bakery, Larkin gets all the town gossip - the sugar, the spice, and the everything not so nice. So when she finds herself on the tip of everyone’s tongue thanks to an encounter with a mysterious and handsome stranger, she learns the true meaning of "if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." 

Deacon Locke has spent his life traveling the world with no particular destination in mind. But when he rolls into Whynot on his Harley, he just knows there is something different about this town. What he doesn’t know is that out of all the places he’s traveled and all the people he’s met, the gorgeous bakery owner might just entice him to put down some solid roots. 

Come on down to see what’s cookin’ between Larkin and Deacon!

©2019 Juliette Poe (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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This story is part of a series . Final story in the series but it can be listened as a stand alone . I haven’t listened to the others in the series but once I saw who the narrators were I had to get it and listen to it . The story line is interesting.

Heroine is is Larken. Hero is Deacon . Deacon is a line biker a former service man that doesn’t grasp the idea of staying in one place . Larken has a life and family in Whynot North Carolina. She has a bakery helps her brother out at the bed and breakfast. She can’t imag life away from the town .
Both Deacon and Larken at the beginning seem that they won’t fit together but as the story continues you see that they are perfect for each other . They keep each other entertained and keep each other on their toes . There is one incident in the story that Larken goes and snooping in Deacon duffel bag , what happens there will have you howling with laughter. Meghan performance in that incident was unbelievable.
Deacons receives bad news about his had and he has to travel back home he does something that not only shocks himself but Larken ,,,,, Deacon invites Larken to go with him . Grab the story and see how Deacon family reacts to seeing Larken .

Really enjoyed the performances of both Narrators . Their storytelling was fantastic beyond 5 stars . Can’t say enough of Meghan performance, both Narrators have a strong , smooth and clear voice . The way both Narrators did the characters were spot on

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  • Virginia
  • 01-08-19

Fun Love Story!

Larkin was the owner of the bakery and helping out at the bed and breakfast. Deacon rode into town on his motorcycle and took a room at the inn. Everyone in town knew everyone's business. I had to laugh-out-loud at the time she went into his room to clean and found a pair of handcuffs. She wanted to see how they felt and cuffed herself to his bed. She accidentally knocked the key off of the table and couldn't get herself out of them. Well, all he** broke loose with the gossip in that little NC town.
Meghan Kelly and Oliver Clarke did a fantastic job with narrating it. They drew me right into the characters. Both did a super job with both male and female voices.

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  • Shadowplay
  • 31-07-19

Fun and Captivating

I enjoyed every second of this genuinely sweet and heart wrenching story. It is filled with tons of heart and overflowing with more family and friend interventions then you can shake a stick at. What a beautiful and quirky town that gives us wonderfully captivating and deeply touching journeys of the heart and soul. This was such a breath of fresh air that I sighed a few times while listening to it. :) Refreshing, moving, and honest are just a few words I would use to describe what an intoxicating story this truly is!!

Meghan Kelly and Oliver Clarke did a fantastic job bringing this story to life! They made me feel so much for each of these amazing characters, and I never wanted it to end. The only better thing would have been these two authors narrating the story in duet mode. That would have been pure magic!!!! I would love to listen to these two again.

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  • Zena
  • 29-07-19

Sugar and Spice!

I loved the softness of Larkin's character and the holding back that Deacon practiced in the beginning of their relationship. These are well suited and easy to enjoy characters.
The story was interesting and listening to how the two main characters fell for each other and their realization that they had in fact fallen in love was wonderful.
I also loved the dual partnership of the two narrators, Meghan Kelly and Oliver Clarke - both have lovely voices which are easy on the ear and they made this story come to life beautifully. In fact, this is one of the better voice partnerships that I have listened to.
I requested and listened to the audiobook version and my review is voluntary and unbiased.

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  • A.Fernandez
  • 05-09-19

Sweet

I have adored every book in this series. Gimme Some Sugar is just as sweet as its title. It’s entertaining, endearing, and heartfelt. Loved it!

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  • P1965
  • 03-09-20

another insecure heroine

I was thirty mins in and the heroine already annoyed me. For someone who worked hard and owned a business, she sounded dumb. The hero lured her into having a date and she went for it! What a dumb girl! Right or wrong, she should at least made him work for it. Instead she went to that "date" where she was supposed to apologize? like i said, i couldn't continued after this scene. The four stars was for the male performance. The female's voice sounded raspy, thus, annoying which made her character worst.

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  • NightRunner
  • 26-01-20

Best of the series for me

An OK read - at times the contrived drama is a bit over the top. Worth reading if you like Sawyer Bennett books that are sweet and not very sensual.

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  • Desiree Lee
  • 12-11-19

Meh

Deacon Locke was almost perfect. His nomad lifestyle made since given his upbringing. He was honest, patient and understanding.
Larkin confused me. I don’t understand how she could be a confident business women and still be extremely insecure. Deacon owned/rode a bike but he wasn’t a “biker” so the references to that lifestyle were irritating. She didn’t seem so insecure (when it came to men) in the other books. The previous books mentioned that she was only about 10 lbs heavier than her twin so I don’t get the “body image” issues...especially when you’re not physically doing anything to change that image. I get that it’s a small town but these people are just nosey as hell and overly involved in each other’s lives. I’ve lived in a small town before, these folks are a bit intrusive.

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  • L. Ruble
  • 11-08-19

Cute

The female narrator was awful the guy was GREAT and if it wasn’t for him I would returned it.

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  • Re B.
  • 25-07-19

Last installment - poor performance

I was fully invested in the Mancinkus family saga. Good thing the storyline of Larkin and Deacon kept my attention because the female narrator was whiny and irritating.

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  • Lisa
  • 12-08-19

Disappointed

I enjoyed the four books previous to this one. I read the other reviews so didn't expect too much BUT as it's the last in the series, I figured I should finish. How disappointing! First, female narrator doesn't match the male's. Second, Larkin is written as a meek, shy and weak character. Low self esteem, criticizing herself constantly and not exactly written as a bright person. This is a supposed 30 yr old woman who can't seem to figure out how to talk, dress confidently or think for herself about anything. Utterly ridiculous. She owns her own business for gosh sakes ,and she can't even figure out for herself whether or not she wants to sleep with him. She calls her sister for answers! Maybe the author meant for some of Larkin's behaviors to be quirky and funny, but she failed. Not funny or quirky. I can't stand it when writers cast female characters as submissive, passive and full of self doubt. I really wish the last book in the series had a stronger finish. So you should finish only for the sake of it being the last not for the great story.

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