Sugar’s Twice as Sweet by Marina Adair

November 28th, 2014 Kimberly Review 36 Comments

28th Nov
Sugar’s Twice as Sweet by Marina Adair
Sugar's Twice as Sweet
by Marina Adair
Series: Sugar, Georgia #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Publisher
Purchase*: Amazon *affiliate
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

He's trouble she doesn't need . . .Thanks to a cheating fiancé, Josephina Harrington's perfect life just crashed and burned. Moving in with her overbearing parents is definitelynot an option. No, she needs to prove she can make it on her own. And she will-by turning her great-aunt's old plantation house into a destination getaway. She's just not expecting her contractor to be so hands-on-and so totally irresistible.. . . but everything she wants Bad-boy golf champion Brett McGraw figured his hometown of Sugar, Georgia was the perfect place to lay low and get his life back up to par. The leggy blonde with a pint-sized pup is the kind of sweet 'n sassy trouble he never saw coming. She doesn't know a nut from a bolt and before long, he's renovating her house . . . as she steals his heart. Can he convince Josephina that his womanizing ways are in the past and he's ready for forever?

I loved Marina Adair’s St. Helena Vineyard series and was excited to begin her Sugar, Georgia series. Sugar’s Twice as Sweet was southern charm and small-town antics at its best. I laughed, swooned and was swept up by this slow-burning romance.

Five Reasons to grab some hot cocoa and warm up with Sugar’s Twice as Sweet

  • The town of Sugar, Georgia and its crazy inhabitants will have you packing your bags to join them. Gun toting grannies, plotting PTA Mom’s and a whole lot of meddling had me laughing and eager for more.
  • Adlair is magic with characters you immediately feel connection with. Josephina Harrington believes in fairies and has this utterly charming personality. She is a free spirit with a touch of common sense. I wanted to laugh at her one moment and hug her the next. Brett McGraw at first seems to be a ladies man, but there is a lot more beneath that baseball cap and I ended up adoring him. His back-story will pull at your heartstrings and his love of family will make you melt.
  • His brother Cal and his daughter were interesting and I hope we get their story. We meet a lovely Doctor and a widowed cop whom I need to know more about. The old biddies that run the town are colorful. They may look like little old church ladies but bless their hearts they are gun toting, whiskey drinking, poker playing cake-baking souls whom you do not want to mess with. These women are a hoot.
  • A slow-burning romance with an occasional hot kiss cultivating into something more will keep you toasty. I loved the banter between Joie and Brett from the intense attraction to the teasing and working together. It was genuine, sweet and I wanted them to find their HEA. Adair allowed both characters to grow and slowly added wood to their flame.
  • Character growth, possums, conversations with dogs and a charity fund raiser added humor, a little adventure and brought Sugar, Georgia to life.
  • Adair gave us a well-paced tale weaving threads around this delightful romance. She brought Sugar to life from the homestead Joie inherited to two-stepping at the local bar. The tale wrapped up beautifully but left me longing to return to Sugar.

Fans of small-town series will adore Sugar’s Twice as Sweet.


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36 Responses to “Sugar’s Twice as Sweet by Marina Adair”

  1. Linnae

    You had me at “gun toting grannies” and the cover is great. Sugar, Georgia is an enticing name for a town, too. I’ll see how this cover fares with our contest committee.

  2. Bookworm Brandee

    I love stories set in Southern small-towns. But what really caught my attention was the conversations with dogs! *ha* This sounds like a sweet read, indeed. Thanks for a great review!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This was fun and like you I am a sucker for small-town romances

  3. Glass

    This sounds so sweet!
    I love to read romance novels like this from time to time, they melt my heart into the puddle.
    Great review and thank you for giveaway!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      puddles are good Glass. I love weaving them in between murder and mayhem 🙂

  4. Ashley

    Great review! I love small-town romances, especially those that take place in the south.

  5. Katherine

    Oh this sounds fun! I have several of her books already but for some reason have never read them. I’ll definitely have to check this one out!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      She writes great small-town romances…you are in for a treat.

  6. Debbie Haupt

    Wow Kim this sounds a little bit Stephanie Plum and a little bit Harper Valley PTA think I’ll love this. Oh my aching TBR pile 🙂

  7. Sharlene Wegner

    I am a fan of Marina’s! I am actually doing a holiday reread of Kissing Under the Mistletoe & loving it! Thanks for the review of this new book! Looking forward to this series!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You should love these, and Kissing Under the Mistletoe was a fun one 🙂

  8. Sophia Rose

    I love small town romance with all the quirky characters and this one sounds good. I haven’t read a book by the author either.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I had fun reading it Candace and look forward to going back 🙂

  9. Jess

    Lots of reasons to like this one! 🙂 Sounds perfect with some hot chocolate. Thanks for the amazing giveaway too!

  10. Nick

    This sounds too sweet, Kim. I just went ahead and added it to my tbr. I love the sound of the characters and the setting. I need something with a sweet slowburn romance. 🙂
    Lovely review!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Laurel…I think you would enjoy this in-between your mysteries and chick-lit

  11. Alreem

    hey this type of books is the one i want to read but no time at all ,, lovely review 😀

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am still working on a time-stopping or expanding device *winks*

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is cute isn’t it…I think you would enjoy this author 🙂

  12. Melliane

    It’s so great when you connect like that with the characters! I confess that now I want to discover the inhabitants lol! Great review!