Image of Sugar (A Sugar and Spice Novel)


Image of Sugar (A Sugar and Spice Novel)

Glass’ second Sugar and Spice novel balances addressing the challenges of drug addiction and recovery honestly with the fun and excitement of dating someone new. The couple’s joy of discovery and connection is contrasted by the tentativeness and hesitation they feel about the relationship. The seesaw between playful erotic encounters and sharp, difficult conversations keeps the reader as unbalanced as the protagonists, ready to be rocked by the next surprise complication.

Dating is not a priority in Charlie O’Halloran’s life, since growing his business and looking after his family has been his focus for the last eight years. But Charlie is determined to convince Siobhan “Sugar” Malloy to take a chance on him. Too bad Sugar doesn’t take chances anymore, especially on smooth-talking younger men. Although she has rebuilt her life, filling it with work, friends and dancing, Sugar has never forgotten the pain she caused her family through her addiction, and she’s terrified of wrecking another family like she did her own. Now she must choose whether to move on with Charlie or hold onto her troubled past. (BERKLEY, Nov., 352 pp., $16.00)
Reviewed by: 
Ana Coqui