This album was less successful than usual for Reba - it only yielded one top ten hit in the country charts - but I always loved it and still do. It is a classic slice of eighties country, not as traditional as the albums that followed it, but more solidly country than most of Reba's nineties albums.
The title track was the big hit from the album and follows a classic country theme of a couple determined to stick together despite adversity. Poison sugar is a warning to other women about a man who can't be trusted. I'm getting over you sounds like it should be a feisty song, except that the woman is failing utterly to get over her former partner. However, she does get over him in He broke your memory last night. Broken relationships are further explored in Every second someone breaks a heart, Tell me what's so good about goodbye and If only. As a contrast, there is You are always there for me, about a relationship that is strong. Congratulations is an excellent original song, not to be confused with any other song of the title. The album closes with Silver eagle, a rousing, up-tempo song about life on the road.
Reba has recorded many fine albums but this is one of my favorites among them.