I Liked It!
Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper isn’t necessarily a normal read for me, but it was one that I’m glad I read.
This isn’t necessarily a romance, but a journey of self discovery, forgiveness, and maybe just a bit romance. When everything blows up in Margot’s world in Chicago, which is quite hilarious as a reader to read, her long lost family reaches out to her with a job offer she can’t refuse, because it’s the only job offer she has. When she shows up in Lake Sackett, Georgia she stands out something fierce and definitely doesn’t fit in, but her crazy family doesn’t let her push them away like she wants too.
I loved the crazy McCready family and how they embraced Margot with everything they had and how they loved her unconditionally and gave her everything they could. They taught her the ways of Southern life and gave her everything they could to make her feel comfortable, even if she swore up and down she was only going to be in Lake Sackett until she could find another job. Margot for the longest time wouldn’t bond with anyone besides her cousins Frankie and Marianne. These two drag her out and make her have fun even though she doesn’t want too. Thanks to them she gets to have a few minutes of fun with the grumpy “lumberjack” and then runs away.
When she runs into the lumberjack again when she has to babysit Frankie at the school sparks fire, but things have a weird way of playing out between Kyle and Margot, and that’s perfectly fine. The banter between these two is refreshing and fun, and they both have a lot to work on themselves between anything can truly happen, but watching their friendship grow throughout this book into something more is wonderful. When Kyle needs help with the Founders Day Festival he calls on Margot for help, and finally Margot can put her skills to work and she has a drive like no other to help Kyle and the town be successful again. I loved watching Margot take charge and stand up for herself when helping out with the festival, and also with finding her footing in the family business. I just wish she would have found it sooner with her father Stan. That was a difficult part of this book, but how things played out with these two was actually perfect.
Margot grew a lot in this book from the woman we met in the beginning to the one who we ended this book with. I wasn’t a fan of Margot when we first met her, but the Margot we left with was amazing. If I’m going to be honest, I kind of hated Margot, and grew to love her. The way she finally embraced who she was and let her guard down was beautiful and she truly grew into herself in this book. If you’re looking for a book about finding yourself, finding love, and embracing who you truly are and accepting change, I highly suggest picking up Sweet Tea and Sympathy by Molly Harper today. This was a unique and beautiful book, and I truly loved the McCready family!
I have received this book as a member of the XOXperts, XOXO After Dark’s official street team, in exchange for an honest review.