Series: Sugar, Georgia #1
Author: Marina Adair
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 384
Published: Forever, November 25, 2014
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 definitely not 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 don’t know what it is about small towns that charm me so. Maybe it’s the fact that all the sexy men and I-wish-she-were-my-best-friend women are all packed in one place where you can meet one at a single turn of your head. Whatever the magic is, I just hope these authors never stop writing them. Here’s to another small town series to anxiously await, and to make room for in my to read pile. Cheers!
After she experiences a disaster in a humiliating way, Josephina moves back to her childhood home, a boarding house her grandmother used to own and later left to her after her death. Being a workaholic and having lived her life according to her cheating boyfriend, she decides to find her magic and stop being this person that she became over the years. Needless to say, her journey was a bumpy one.
She had to bring an almost dying house back to life, try to dodge an old lady gang and their efforts of driving her away from town, guard her heart from a bad boy golfer, and find herself at the same time. Tough job. But Josephina was a fighter through and through. Despite being a woman whose life revolved around her boyfriend and her work, she had a lot of fire in her which I liked. We can all screw things up and want to start over sometimes. Reading Josephina gain back control of her life and her courage was both emotional and fun. She started out as a somewhat city snob-which was totally misinterpreted by the town locals by the way- but proved she can get down and dirty. Her determination was one of the many attributes I liked about her.
Brett McGraw, meanwhile, was one of those bad boys whose bad side you never really got a chance to see. He had that southern charm to a t, was a total ladies man and, apart from one online video scandal, was not the bad bad boy I expected him to be. Must be the charm. No matter how hard he got-and no, that’s not what I’m talking about, get your heads out of the gutter!- I kept imagining that sexy accent and bam! He went back to being the charmer. And I liked it.
Though a few of the locals were infuriating, and I would’ve loved to read a few more details concerning Josephina’s grandmother and the house, I very much enjoyed this story. I think Josephina and Brett made a good couple, their quirky characters complementing each other. No doubt I’d love to be back in Sugar again.
I’m adding four spoonfuls of this story into my hodgepodge, and since Sugar’s twice as sweet, that doubles the amount of flavor this book adds, eh?
Sugar, Georgia series by Marina Adair:
- Sugar’s Twice As Sweet
- Sugar On Top
- A Taste Of Sugar