Review: A Taste of Sugar by Marina Adair

Posted August 13, 2015 by Lillian in Reviews / 2 Comments

I received this book via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: A Taste of Sugar by Marina AdairA Taste of Sugar by Marina Adair
Series: Sugar Georgia,
Published by Forever on 2015-08-25
Length: 400 pages
Reviewing eARC from Netgalley

A blast from her past...

Charlotte Holden, Sugar's favorite pediatrician, knows better than anyone that love only leads to heartbreak. Instead, she's focused on creating the Grow Clinic, an outpatient center for children. All she has to do now is to host the best Founder's Day Parade in the history of Sugar, Georgia, to win over a big-city donor. Easy as peach pie. Then sexy Jace McGraw blows back into town and utters those three words every woman dreads: we're still married.

...leads to tantalizing trouble

Jace McGraw was making an offer on his dream business in Atlanta when he was told that his wife had some credit issues. Wait, his wife? The annulment went through years ago—or so he thought. He'd walked away only to keep his troublemaker reputation from ruining her dreams. But now that they have a second chance, Jace offers Charlotte a deal: he'll grant a discreet divorce in exchange for 30 days and nights of marriage. Because this time he isn't going to let her go without a fight.

Such a sweet read! A Taste of Sugar by Marina Adair is book three of Sugar Georgia and this time we get the story of youngest brother Jace McGraw and the town’s doctor Charlotte Holden. Charlotte knows she’s missing something, that something being a man, but she’s resigned herself to the fact that fate doesn’t have anyone for her. Then Jace comes back with the news that their secret marriage was never annulled blowing all of Charlotte’s well laid plans out of the water. Jace wants a second chance, one that seems to be heaven sent, but Charlotte’s hesitant. Can he convince her that they are meant to be?

I’m in love with this series! Each book so far has been a standalone, featuring the McGraw brothers and their love interest. You do NOT have to read the books in order to enjoy them. The characters are in the other books but minimally and do not affect the story in this one.

I really like Charlotte, but at the same time I think I yelled at her through a majority of the book to grow a backbone. When it comes to her professional life as a pediatrician, she works her butt off. She’s focused, knows exactly what she wants and how to get it done. BUT in her personal life she’s meek, does what mom and dad tell her too, and while on the outside it looks like she has it put together on the inside she’s a mess!

Jace is a heartbreaker! He’s the youngest McGraw brother (and if you’ve read the series to date) and the run away. He doesn’t come home often, feeling responsible for his parents’ tragic death. On the outside he puts on the persona of cool but that’s far from the case. EVERYTHING he does, he does for the good of his family. He doesn’t think before he acts and takes on all the blame himself.

The story focuses on the relationship between Jace and Charlotte, the one they left behind and the one Jace wants again. But in true Sugar fashion, you can’t have a book with the Peaches! Charlotte’s dream of opening a clinic for youth is about to come a reality if she can secure the funding and she will have to pull out all the stops to do so….that includes using her ties to the Peaches.

Overall the book is a fun, lighthearted read. It can easily be read sitting on the beach in one afternoon or curled up on the couch at night as I did. I love the bits of Southern tradition that is thrown in and of course I love Charlotte and Jace! I think of the series so far this is my favorite. I hope (and pray) that even though the author’s run out of McGraw brothers there will be more from this little town. If you enjoy New Adult, women’s contemporary and a little romance, I highly recommend you check it out!

Final Conclusion:


This book fulfills #20 on the COYER Summer Scavenger Hunt.

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