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Sugar is the perfect romance for those of us who just want the STORY. If you're here for a missive on man's struggle against geopolitics, or an account of one woman's tale of smashing the patriarchy, or 50 shades of anything - keep going. This ain't that book. This is a beautiful story about PEOPLE. REAL PEOPLE and their struggles in the world. Their struggles in work, in life, and of course in love. I found myself getting into my car each morning for my hour commute waiting to find out what my "friends" were up to. It honestly felt like I was connecting with people I knew and cared about. It did not feel like I was peeping in on characters in a movie the way it can with other audiobooks I've read. I truly felt like I knew these people and that I was simply catching up on their lives. Don't get me wrong - there were plenty of times I sat in my car, in the parking lot at work, ready to yell at someone (usually one character in particular) - this will definitely draw you in!
Kimberly Stuart clearly has a gift of storytelling. True storytelling - the kind that draws you in and makes you feel at home. Makes you feel like you're welcome in her world that has been created - not like you're spying on it. And that is a gift. You'll run the gamut of emotions that any good romance puts you through - but that's just what we want, and expect. That's why we're here.
The actor voicing the characters did an amazing job. All the voices were distinct without being overbearing. The words were well acted without seeming "put on". I will say that a few times Kai's voice was so low and soft that I couldn't hear what was said - I had to rewind and crank my volume a bit. But that's a nitpick. And if you're listening in headphones and not on the interstate it won't be an issue.