Bubbles Unbound (Bubbles Yablonsky Series #1)

Bubbles Unbound (Bubbles Yablonsky Series #1)

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by Sarah Strohmeyer
     
 

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For the first time ever, BUBBLES UNBOUND in ebook form and better than ever! This "Author's Preferred Version" has been revised with better writing (we hope!) and more fun. Find out why it won the prestigious Agatha Award's BEST FIRST NOVEL and ditto from Romantic Times.

It doesn't help that her name's Bubbles. Or that she's a gum-snapping hairdresser with

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For the first time ever, BUBBLES UNBOUND in ebook form and better than ever! This "Author's Preferred Version" has been revised with better writing (we hope!) and more fun. Find out why it won the prestigious Agatha Award's BEST FIRST NOVEL and ditto from Romantic Times.

It doesn't help that her name's Bubbles. Or that she's a gum-snapping hairdresser with Barbie-doll curves pinched into hot pants and a tube top. Or that she's saddled with a sleazy ex-hubby, a precocious daughter and a shoplifting mother. What can a beautician do to add new highlights to her image? For starters, trip over a corpse, and implicate a wealthy town socialite in the crime. Now, with a well-muscled photographer by her side, Bubbles is playing star sleuth. But as the investigation unravels, her shining moment grows as dark as a shopgirl's roots. However dangerous her new career, at least the hottest graduate of Two Guys Community College is finally busting loose--and this time she's really giving Lehigh, Pennsylvania something to talk about.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
From Publishers Weekly
Meet Bubbles Yablonsky, beautician-reporter-sleuth and blazing star of Strohmeyer's entertaining, establishment-bashing debut as a mystery writer. Like the mills that gird the book's seen-better-days steel town of Lehigh, Pa., the city is itself a seething cauldron. Battle lines are sharply drawn between the haves and have-nots. Hop in the Camaro and buckle up: Bubbles is behind the wheel, and a wild ride awaits.
Library Journal
A sexy, irrepressible heroine, riotous supporting characters, continual action, ubiquitous humor, and even a makeup tip or two make this a highly recommended series debut.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940158025297
Publisher:
Sarah Strohmeyer
Publication date:
02/14/2016
Series:
Bubbles Yablonsky Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
275
Sales rank:
79,499
File size:
517 KB

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Meet the Author

Sarah Strohmeyer is the bestselling and award-winning author of seventeen novels for adults and young adults. Her Bubbles Yablonsky mystery series won the Agatha and Romantic Times award for Best First Novel and has been translated into multiple languages including German, French, Vietnamese and Turkish. Her stand alone novel, The Cinderella Pact, became the Lifetime Movie, Lying to Be Perfect. She also writes young adult novels for Blazer + Bray, including THIS IS MY BRAIN ON BOYS to be released in hardcover on May 10, 2016. You can find her at sarahstrohmeyer.com.

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Bubbles Unbound (Bubbles Yablonsky Series #1) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I was introduced to Bubbles and her author some years ago. I loved the book so much that I drove with friends over three hours to meet Sarah. Like the Sarah, Bubbles is funny and outgoing. Trying to make a new career isn't easy, but Bubbles is determined. So now I can add the e-book to my nook, and save my signed hardcover and paperback for good.
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momoftwinsMM More than 1 year ago
From all outward appearances, the big blond hair, love of tight lycra, Bubbles is just a dim witted hairdresser from Lehigh. That might be true, until a series of circumstances drops Bubbles right into the middle of a mystery that no one wants her to unravel. The characters are stock, the story is light and slightly funny. The story was not as good as intimated but it wasn't that bad either. I will keep reading though because Strohmeyer's later novels are laugh out loud hilarious. Let's hope Bubbles in Trouble is an improvement from this first attempt!
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robinbird12 More than 1 year ago
This book was ok but not as funny as dipicted. The characters were not that great, the story line was not that great.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I was a little skeptical about this series until I actually read it. As I finished each book I had to pick up the next one. I love mysteries with comedy and Bubbles fits the bill!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. I had doubts when I read the main character was named Bubbles, but I was hooked by page 2! I couldn't put the book down once I began to read it in the departure area of the airport and had it done by the time my plane landed. The character never gets boring and her 'supporting cast' is a riot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be light and entertaining. The characters were entertaining and fun and the plot was engaging. Not what I'd call 'great literature' but certainly a fun read! Will try the next Bubbles novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought that Bubbled Unbound was a great book. It keeps you going and is very interesting. I love the feeling when Bubbles curiosity leads her more and more into the bright light. Saveing her old math teacher from jumping off the bridge and sloving a big case that was suppose to be a sercet and put away bot to be touch because it would expose the big man of the town. The sence with Steletto was hot. He always came to her rescue like her hero and bobygard.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Ten years ago in Lehigh, Pennsylvania, hair stylist Bubbles Yablonsky did the hair of cheerleader Laura Buchman on the day the police allege the latter committed suicide. Unhinged by the event, just ask her customers whose scalps turned beet red, her boss sent Bubbles home early where she saw her ¿Dan the Man¿ with another woman. Dan left Bubbles and their daughter behind to marry an heiress. Bubbles has attended almost every course offered at the community college so that Dan can pay the bill even if she flunked everything she has taken.

Now Bubbles tries journalism, a word she never heard of before, and likes the class and her on-the-job training at the News-Times. When no reporter is available to cover a story about a school teaching father apparently about to commit suicide, Bubbles gets the assignment. Working with photographer Steve Stiletto, Bubbles investigates a murder that includes much of the local elite as suspects. If she succeeds and lives, maybe she no longer will have to do blue dye jobs, but then again this is Bubbles and she better not give up her day job.

BUBBLES UNBOUND is a humorous cozy starring a plum of a character whose philosophy on life will keep readers wanting to know more about her. The story line centers on Bubbles¿ first major investigation while struggling with ways to torture Dan and dealing with her gun carrying mom¿s great escape from the senior citizen crowd. Cozy mystery fans will bubble over the lead character¿s amateur investigative skills (or lack of) along with the Kool Aid hair dye and other home remedies.

Harriet Klausner