Gimme Some Sugar (Southern Eclectic #3)

GIMME SOME SUGAR                           MOLLY HARPER

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?


The third book in the series has Lucy Brewer coming home and starting a new business in town. Her husband has passed away and it seems she finds out more about his life outside of the home each day. Wayne and her also from the same town so she now has to deal with his mother who thinks her son walked on water, until you find out the real story and after you the wants Lucy to have it out with her she finally does. The one guy that always liked her was her best friend Duffy McCready. He has his own set of problems between his mother and an ex who shows up at the wrong time. When Lucy asks him for help with building shelves for her new store he takes it on with vigor and he also hopes that he can start something with Lucy especially as he knows she feels the connection as well. A funny story at times with all of the different characters from the other books. Sometimes sad, but overall a wonderful book to go along with the other books in the series. I received this book from I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at

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