Book Reviews

REVIEW: Gimme Some Sugar by Juliette Poe

Larkin Mancinkus prides herself on making the town of Whynot, North Carolina just a little sweeter. As owner of Sweet Cakes Bakery, Larkin gets all the town gossip – the sugar, the spice, and the everything not so nice. So when she finds herself on the tip of everyone’s tongue thanks to an encounter with a mysterious and handsome stranger, she learns the true meaning of ‘if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.’ 

Deacon Locke has spent his life traveling the world with no particular destination in mind. But when he rolls into Whynot on his Harley, he just knows there is something different about this town. What he doesn’t know is that out of all the places he’s traveled and all the people he’s met, the gorgeous bakery owner might just entice him to put down some solid roots.

Come on down to see what’s cookin’ between Larkin and Deacon!

She’s so far to the left or right of my normal that it’s not even funny to think about.


This story was super adorable and sweet! I loved every single moment of it.

Deacon is a hot, bad boy biker (though he is really super sweet) and Larkin is the small town girl, she owns her own bakery. He is constantly moving around, taking jobs here and there and Larkin is the girl that has no plans to ever leave her small town. Complete opposites of one another.

I loved the chemistry between Deacon and Larkin was on point. They are not only perfect for each other, but I love how easily he bonded with her entire family. The small town vibe throughout the story was absolutely hilarious, everyone seemed to know what happened between them within seconds! It was especially funny when it came to the handcuffs. I was dying of laughter when it came to that scene.

This story was sweet, had the romance, also had a few sad moments when it came to Deacon. This is the last book in a series, but the first one that I have read. The story can be read as a standalone, but I am definitely going to go back and read the rest of the siblings books to learn more about their stories.

Sit down, grab your sweet tea or lemonade and visit the town of Whynot, NC with the super adorable romance!