When her mother's obsession with a married man turns deadly, young Roberta is left in the care of a midwife. Coming of age under the tutelage of a bitter caregiver, she yearns for love that she's never experienced before. And when the young beauty meets Charles, the town's womanizer, she'll stop at nothing to make sure that she's the only woman in Charles' life. In danger of following in her mother's footsteps, Roberta's obsession culminates in one life-changing night.

Don't Want No Sugar is a tale of passion, lust, betrayal and intrigue. Mason's style is not only distinctive and unique, it will leave readers so enthralled they'll have trouble putting the book down. Taking place over several decades, this book has a new revelation at every turn and is pure pleasure to read. (Oct., 320 pp, $24.95)

Reviewed by: 
T.L. Burton