Bubbles Unbound (Bubbles Yablonsky Series #1)

Bubbles Unbound (Bubbles Yablonsky Series #1)

by Sarah Strohmeyer

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Bubbles Unbound (Bubbles Yablonsky Series #1) by Sarah Strohmeyer

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.

Product Details

BN ID: 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: 190,609
File size: 517 KB

About 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. 18 reviews.
DreamingInFiction on LibraryThing 4 days ago
I really enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more from the series. This was a mix of Chick Lit and Cozy Mystery and full of fun. The characters are all so loveable you could hardly put the book down for long!!
la_librarian on LibraryThing 4 days ago
Bubbles Unbound is likeable but has many faults. The name of the main gal Bubbles Yablonsky for starters. Stupid name and it's supposed to be her real name. Secondly, she's a little too dumb for me. She could be a hairdresser, love makeup, and have more of a brain. She seems a little too stupid for someone who figures all this stuff out. Very pathetic in some ways. HOWEVER..still a cute story. Evanovich fans will enjoy the quirky aspects of the book including Bubbles's mother and her mother's friend. They are very much like grandma Mazer. The male characters aren't quite likable as of yet, one is nice and ugly and one is hot and a little too stuck on himself. The wacky antics of Bubbles and her family is enough to make me read the second in the series: Bubbles in Trouble but I'm hoping for some changes Strohmeyers future attempts.
bookbutterfly on LibraryThing 4 days ago
I put off reading this for years. For some reason Bubbles reminds me of Fran Drescher as "The Nanny". Not good for 341 pages of reading. The Bubbles series appears to be mystery in the chick lit fashion. While I'm not impressed with my first impression of Bubbles, I'd still be willing to read another in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book bc while it's a cozy mystery that's simplifying it's totality. It's a novel masquerading as a simple cozy mystery. It was a sublime story. Well written and engaged me in a way that I hadn't experienced in a while. I positively loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year 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