Ain't She a Peach, Audio Review, Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Fly Girl Review, Molly Harper, Peachy Flippin' Keen, Save a Truck Ride a Redneck, southern eclectic Series, Southern Romance, Sweet Tea and Sympathy
Peachy Flippin’ Keen is live… See the next installment of the Southern Eclectic Series. We get a peek at the blue haired coroner in this one.
A prank war erupts in Lake Sackett, Georgia and coroner Frankie McCready has to turn to the gorgeous but surly new sheriff for help in Molly Harper’s newest Southern Eclectic novella, perfect for fans of Kristan Higgins and Amy E. Reichert.
The McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop has crickets running rampant in the store and hot sauce in the Snack Shack’s ketchup bottles. But as the county coroner, Frankie has enough on her plate without worrying about the increasingly mean pranks being played at her family’s business. And the arrival of Sheriff Eric Linden, both devastatingly attractive and painfully taciturn, is enough to push her over the edge.
Linden, who didn’t seem to get the memo about men in uniform and Southern charm, is condescending and cold, revealing absolutely nothing about his past as an Atlanta police officer, while also making Frankie’s job as coroner as difficult as possible. And with the town’s Fourth of July celebration coming up, it’s essential for McCready’s to be cricket-free and in good working order. Strangling the sheriff will make her job even harder. Can Frankie hold off the threats to preserve her own sanity?
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Fly Girl’s Review:
This is a Southern Eclectic Novella. We did an audio review of Sweet Tea and Sympathy the first novel in the series. This is a novella in the same series that come as book 3. But really book 2, Save a Truck, Ride a Redneck is really a prequel to book 1. I was looking forward to Peachy Flippin’ Keen because I thought Frankie was such an interesting character in the first one.
I will say if you listened to the audio review, my two counterparts felt the first novel wasn’t that funny. I will say this one is definitely funnier. I paid attention to how much I laughed in it because I read it rather than listened to it. That makes me like to go back and re-read the funny parts just to make sure I didn’t misinterpret the writing. Either way, there were still a lot of funny parts, like the family dinner when everyone is trying not to cuss since the jar was brought from the funeral home. It was also funny to listen to her inner dialogue when describing the new Sheriff.
Molly built up the neighborhood of Lake Sackett a little more in this one so you got a feeling for more of the long-time residents and how family feuds could run through generations. She also captured the feelings of an inwardly emotional Frankie and a lack of total emotions Sheriff, who both interact with very emotional town folk and family. That is something I like about her writing; how well she can capture people’s emotions through her descriptions of their facial expressions and their inner dialogue.
Unfortunately I’m only giving this a 3 of 5 propellers because there was no resolution to the relationship between Frankie and the Sheriff. There wasn’t even any true connection between them except an alluded to one night stand (some might say a half night stand) and an extremely awkward conversation about it. You can feel the tension between them, but it was like it was only half a story. So for that reason it only gets 3 propellers. On a positive note, if you don’t read this one, I think you’ll miss out on a lot of details that will be fulfilled in book 4. At least that’s my hope. I’ve got the next one on my list too. Ain’t She a Peach releasing on June 12th this summer.
3 of 5 Propellers
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I’m Kentucky-born journalist-turned-church secretary-turned-romance novelist. (That’s the normal career progression, right?) I hold a degree in print journalism from Western Kentucky University. And I like to think as someone who regularly meets deadlines, I’m still using it in some fashion. I live in my small hometown in western Kentucky, where I live with my high school sweetheart/husband and our two children.
I’m the author of almost twenty novels and novellas through Pocket Books, most of them involving vampires and werewolves. My first book, Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, came out in 2009. My most recent title, The Single Undead Mom’s Club was released in October 2015.They are available in print, as e-books and audio books at all major book retailers.
I’m represented by Natanya Wheeler of the Nancy Yost Literary Agency. I recently announced the addition of two new titles to my popular Half-Moon Hollow series (Pocket Books) and a new contemporary romance series, currently called the SOUTHERN ECLECTIC series, also to Pocket Books. (From her official website)