“Summary: Sugar Beth Carey has come back to Parrish, Mississippi, her hometown for one reason, and one reason only. She’s on a mission to find a painting owned by her aunt who always boasted about it when she was alive, but never showed anyone. Sugar Beth needs some fast cash, and this seems to be the last resort.
Fifteen years earlier, Sugar Beth was the queen of Parrish. Her parents were rich and they lived in the grandest house. Sugar Beth was the most popular girl in the school, dated the cutest boy and dictated the rules for the popular kids at high school.
But those days are long behind her now. Sugar Beth is thirty and the grand lifestyle she used to live have long gone. She’s broke and has had three husbands. When she returns to find the house she grew up in now occupied by Colin Byrne—her English teacher at school whose life she ruined, she is more than a little shocked, just like Parrish’s residents are shocked to see her. Sugar Beth isn’t well liked for what she did all those years ago, and people are intent on seeing her pay—especially Colin.
Summary: I love Sugar Beth’s blunt character. She plunges into everything headfirst and says what she thinks. There’s some great dialogue and this book just shows how to hold your head up high, even when everyone else around you is against you. Sugar Beth accepts everyone’s dislike of her and even gets out of her way to make them hate her more. The sexual tension between her and Colin is almost tangible and this makes a hilarious read
Alexandra wrote this review Sunday, June 27, 2010.