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Thirty-seven-year-old Sugar Wallace used her bitter divorce as a sweet inspiration to pursue her lifelong dream of opening a trendy dessert and wine restaurant called Sugar Mama. Her friends and family want her to dive back into the dating game, but Sugar refuses to open her heart to another. Not when the man she gave her heart to for eighteen years of marriage crushed it after cheating on her with a young Instagram model. She's perfectly content with a busy life of running a successful business. Then one night, she witnesses a forty-six-year-old beaten man get pushed from a car and everything changes.

Rated: Mature Content
Categories: Original Fiction
Characters: None
Classification: None
Genre: Drama, Erotica, Romance
Story Status: Active
Pairings: None
Warnings: None
Series: None
Chapters: 27 Completed: No Word count: 108988 Read: 107611
Published: July 18 2017 Updated: December 08 2018
Story Notes:

Normally, I write main characters that are in their twenties and early thirties. I've never written main characters in their late-thirties and forties. I've always wanted to write a story with Sanaa Lathan, but I needed a good leading man then I came across a fine specimen on Pinterest and I was absolutely awestruck. He was my leading man! He was my Miles Thibodeau. 

Here is my pinterest board for this story. It contains all the characters' pictures and inspirations for different settings in the story as I write them. 

I think I might publish this story in the near future, but I would love public opinion and honest feedback. 

1. Bittersweet by Missus James [Reviews - 84] starstarstarstarstar (3012 words)

May 16, 2016

A bitter end brings a sweet beginning. 

Music Mood: F*ck It All by Elle Varner

2. Unsweet Beginnings by Missus James [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (3202 words)

Night of April 18, 2017

Eleven months later...

Music Mood: Needed Me by Rihanna

3. Bitter Treasure by Missus James [Reviews - 17] starstarstarstarstar (3232 words)

Early morning of April 19, 2017

Sugar witnesses something that will change her life forever.

Music Mood: Lacrimosa by Mozart

4. Sour Sisters by Missus James [Reviews - 14] starstarstarstarhalf-star (3747 words)

April 25, 2017

Sugar sends some sweet quality time with her sisters, but it turns sour.

Music Mood: Hard Time by Seinabo Sey

5. Salty Reunion by Missus James [Reviews - 21] starstarstarstarstar (4260 words)

May 26, 2017

Sugar crosses paths with the last person she wants to cross paths with.

Music Mood: Do I Wanna Know? by Arctic Monkeys

6. Sweet Jasmine by Missus James [Reviews - 26] starstarstarstarstar (3763 words)

May 26, 2017

Sugar lets her curiosity get the best of her. 

Mood Music: Say Yes by Floetry

7. Hot Soup by Missus James [Reviews - 26] starstarstarstarstar (4423 words)

May 31, 2017

It's Sugar's birthday and she's sick. Someone has to take care of her whether she likes it or not. 

Music Mood: Come Through and Chill 

8. Yummy Cake by Missus James [Reviews - 19] starstarstarstarstar (4405 words)

May 31, 2017

Sugar's birthday gets more eventful.

Music Mood: Drown In It by Syd

9. Sweet Talk by Missus James [Reviews - 32] starstarstarstarstar (3940 words)

June 3, 2017

After her first day back at work, Sugar gets the night off early and gets a little sweet talking from Chef. 

Mood Music: You're Makin' Me High by Toni Braxton

10. Hot Affair by Missus James [Reviews - 31] starstarstarstarstar (8815 words)

June 9, 2017

Sugar goes on her date with Chef.

Mood Music: Special Affair by The Internet

11. Sugary Sweet by Missus James [Reviews - 22] starstarstarstarstar (4268 words)

Sugar and Chef tumble in the sheets. 

Mood Music: Starstruck by Santigold & Change (In the House of Flies) by Deftones

12. Sour & Selfish by Missus James [Reviews - 19] starstarstarstarstar (3244 words)

It's the morning after and Chef and Sugar show off their self sides before everything turns sour.

Mood Music: Say It Again by H.E.R.

13. Tasty Offering by Missus James [Reviews - 15] starstarstarstarstar (3030 words)

June 10, 2017

Sugar has to confront her twin brother with the truth and a peace offering. 

Mood Music: Secrets by OneRepublic

14. Sweet Satisfaction by Missus James [Reviews - 28] starstarstarstarstar (5768 words)

June 12, 2017

Sugar gets a visit from two men in her life: one from her past and one from her present. 

Mood Music: Without Me by Fantasia, Kelly Rowland, and Missy Elliott & Libertango (Improvished Piano Duet)

15. Salty Scars by Missus James [Reviews - 15] starstarstarstarstar (3844 words)

June 13, 2017

Sugar shares her scars with Chef. 

Mood Music (one for Chef and one for Sugar): It Will Come Back by Hozier & Let It Burn by Jazmine Sullivan


16. Juicy Sausage by Missus James [Reviews - 13] starstarstarstarstar (4132 words)

June 13, 2017

Sugar slowly learns to embrace her flaws with Chef before she has a very interesting breakfast with the females of her family. 

Mood Music: Blind Man by Xaviar Omar and Masterpiece by Jazmine Sullivan

17. Sweet Welcome by Missus James [Reviews - 14] starstarstarstarstar (4015 words)

June 30, 2017

Sugar and Chef arrive at the beach house to begin an interesting four-day weekend. 

Music Mood: The Motive by SPZKRT & Sango 

18. Bitter Pretending by Missus James [Reviews - 18] starstarstarstarstar (5803 words)

July 1, 2017

During the second night of their vacation, Sugar and Chef play with the boundaries of pretending. 

Music Mood: Brave by Jhene Aiko

19. Sour Surprises by Missus James [Reviews - 14] starstarstarstarstar (4369 words)

July 2, 2017

Sugar isn't one for surprises, but little does she know she's got a few in store for her. 

Mood Music: Blue Dream by Jhene Aiko & Runnin' by Naughty Boy

20. Sweet Compromise by Missus James [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (1615 words)

July 2, 2017

Sugar and Miles lay down some ground rules and compromises, but are divided on one issue. 

Music Mood: Un-Thinkable (I'm Ready) by Alicia Keys

21. Bold Limits by Missus James [Reviews - 15] starstarstarstarstar (3768 words)

July 2, 2017

After a trying day, Sugar's limits are tested in more ways than one.

Mood Music: Afraid by Xavier Omar & Bad Dream/No Looking Back by Syd 

22. Bittersweet Past by Missus James [Reviews - 16] starstarstarstarstar (3968 words)

July 4, 2017

Sugar invites Miles to a July 4th family BBQ as her man.

Mood Music: Family Reunion by Jill Scott

23. Warm Gratitude by Missus James [Reviews - 10] starstarstarstarstar (3918 words)

August 15, 2017 - 2AM

Sugar is eight weeks pregnant and she has a surprise for an overworked Miles, but the night takes an unexpected turn. 

Mood Music: F' It Up by Tank (There are two ways you can f*ck something up.)


24. Rotten Intentions by Missus James [Reviews - 12] starstarstarstarstar (4171 words)

August 16-17, 2017

After making up, it's time to meet Miles' parents.

Mood Music: Not Discuss It by St. Beauty 

25. Bitter Pill by Missus James [Reviews - 15] starstarstarstarstar (4518 words)

August 18, 2017

Sometimes, the truth is a bitter pill to swallow. 

Mood Music: After the Storm by Kali Uchis 

26. Salty Tears by Missus James [Reviews - 13] starstarstarstarstar (1890 words)

August 19, 2017

Tears are shed and truth is spilled.

Mood Music: Let It Be (Across the Universe cover)

27. Bland Departure by Missus James [Reviews - 11] starstarstarstarstar (3868 words)

September 14, 2017

Sugar goes to a funeral, faces old skeletons, and digs herself a new grave. 

Mood Music: Speculate by Xavier Omar 

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