Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sugar on Top by Marina Adair


She's sassy and sweet

The last thing Glory Mann wants is to become chairman of the Miss Peach Pageant in Sugar, Georgia. Spending months hearing nothing but the clinking of pearls and judgment? No thank you! But when Glory is forced to take the rap for a scandal she didn't commit, the judge sentences her to head the committee. Even worse, her co-chairman is rugged, ripped . . . and barely knows she's alive. 

He's ready and willing

Single dad Cal McGraw can't take any more drama in his life. After a difficult divorce, his little girl became a boy-crazy teenager and his hands are full. The last thing he needs is to spend his down time with the town bad girl. Glory is pure trouble-tempting and tantalizing trouble. But he can't deny the strong chemistry between them-or how her touch turns him inside out. Now as squabbles threaten to blow up the contest and the town of Sugar itself, Cal must risk everything on the sexy wild card to get a second chance at love . . .

Sugar on Top is a sweet, sexy romance.  There's a little Pride and Prejudice going on in this book.  Glory has a lot of pride and she fields more than her fair share of prejudice in her small hometown.  You make one little mistake of making out with a teacher/football coach in high school and you are branded for life.  Of course, the football coach that took advantage of the lonely and lost high schooler is deemed the wronged party, and while he flees town, Glory takes the blame.  

Sorry, I have a huge problem with the teacher/student theme.  Especially when the student (most often a female) is blamed and painted as a whore.  One of the things I liked about Sugar on Top was that while the small minded people of Sugar, Georgia blamed Glory, she was strong and wise enough to realize that she had gotten the short end of that stick and that the football coach was the sleeze-ball that should have been blamed.

Another thing I liked about Sugar on Top was the relationship between Cal and his daughter and how Cal dealt with the trials and tribulations of raising a teenage girl on your own (especially hilarious is the hair emergency)!  I also enjoyed the relationship between Cal and his brother, Brett.  I haven't read Sugar's Twice as Sweet, but it's definitely on my list now.  

Cal and Glory together are funny.  And watching the two fall in love, and fight it with all they have, is entertaining.  If you are looking for a good, light-hearted romance, check out Sugar on Top.

Next up is A Taste of Sugar in August, so keep a look-out for it!  

~ Shel

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