Look Before You Jump

Look Before You Jump

by D. A. Bale


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When scandal comes calling and Vicki leaps into the fray, you know it's gonna be big. This here's Texas after all.

Meet Victoria Bohanan, a twenty-six year-old Dallas debutante turned bartender babe who rejected her father's saintly sinner ways and struck out on her own - well, sort of. Her mom's credit card comes to the rescue on occasion, but Vicki is still her own woman, with less than lusty - er, lofty - aspirations and a mind constantly limping from the gutter.

But Texas moms don't raise fools. Vicki will earn that twenty dollar tip by guessing the mistress' name and your favorite drink faster than you can belly up to the bar. That sharp wit has gotten her out of more than one disastrous situation - until the mouth sinks her right into another.

When an old high school flame returns to town with a pregnant wife in tow and a pastorate position lodged under his belt, life quickly becomes tangled. This time we're not talking between the sheets. Sooner than Vicki can down a shot of Jack, her former boy-toy is embroiled in scandal that threatens to implode the megachurch his parents built - and send the gossiping gaggle into a tailspin faster than a quarterback sack on Sunday.

Join the fun in book one of the Bartender Babe Chronicles. Light on mystery and long on - well, you know.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781530584482
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/29/2016
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sometimes life emulates fiction.

Life is filled with tragedy and Ms. Bale's writing reflects this reality. However, there is always a silver lining...even if one must spend their entire life searching for it.

In her previous career, Ms. Bale traveled the United States as a Government Relations Liaison, working closely with Congressional offices and various government agencies. This experience afforded her a glimpse into the sometimes "not so pretty" reality of the political sphere. Much of this reality and various locations throughout her travels make it into her writing.

She dreams of the day she can return to visit Alaska.

Visit her blog - leave a comment or send a personal message at http://dabalepublishing.blogspot.com

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wilsontheclone More than 1 year ago
Look Before You Jump is a funny, sexy mystery that will keep you smiling, gasping and turning its electronic pages. The protagonist, bartender babe Victoria Bohanan, seems to be in conflict with almost everyone and everything she comes in contact with: men, her pillar-of-the church parents, her boss and her own hormones. Oh, did I mention men? Through the haze of an early morning hangover she decides she can do without men forever. About this time Vicki discovers that Bobby, her first and only real love from her youth, has come back to town which prompts her to rescind her vow . But Bobby has become a pastor and is bringing his wife with him which sends Vicki back to swearing off and at all men. Things change when Bobby is charged with a crime Vicki knows he didn’t commit. The odds that a bartender can help clear the name of someone accused of murder are not great. However, if a certain bartender babe has a history with a certain Texas Ranger those odds might increase. And do. There were quite a few laughs, a few she-did-what (?) moments and some well thought-out investigative procedures on the way to solving the mystery. The ending of Look Before You Jump will not disappoint. Just this time, don’t look. Go ahead and jump.