The Sassy Belles

The Sassy Belles

by Beth Albright
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The Sassy Belles 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
HollyBerry44 More than 1 year ago
This book started off very weird for me to be honest, I have never heard of a book where someone thinks that they have killed someone during sex, and instead of calling an ambulance, they left the body there took off, and called their best friend who happens to be an attorney, and she happens to be married to the dead guys brother! Seems like a complicated plot right? Well, it only gets worse, however, in the best way possible!  Beth has created a story so seemingly complicated that I thought it would be hard to follow, but it is not at all, and I had a great time trying to figure it all out myself and put all the pieces together. The main character Blake is so down to earth and the struggles that she is going through I think a lot of women go through the same thing, her best friend Vivi had me laughing out loud to myself on more than one occasion in the book as she reminds me of some women in my life that I know that have the same kind of personality, and lack of filter on what should be said aloud, and what should be said to yourself in your own head. There are a few different sub-plots going on that kept me wondering, where is this part of the story going, and how can it possibly relate or tie-in with the main plot? Well, I promise you they all do! Some of them not till the last 10 or so pages in the book, but it all comes together so perfectly, that I am really left wanting more of these characters stories!  I was expecting this book to be a "chick-flick" type of story, but it turns out to be so much more than that. It is a murder/missing person investigation, a look at what it is like to live in a small town in the south, a wife's dilemma in to what is happening in her marriage, a testament to true friendship and never ending love! If you are looking for a book with a lot of sustenance to it, this one is for you, and I am hoping and begging for a sequel please, a 5/5 for me.
RaeLynn_Fry More than 1 year ago
Blake's best friend, Vivi, has been caught in the middle of a scandal. Vivi's discreet affair with Lewis, Blake's brother-in-law, is made public when he winds up dead--smack dab in the middle of one of their rendezvous. Now it's up to lawyer Blake and her lawyer husband to get Vivi out of this pickle (which no good Southern belle should ever find herself in). But with the right amount of sass, the right friends, and a strand of pearls, a true Southern belle can overcome anything; even that pesky high-school flame that happens to be the lead detective on the case. There's something special about The Sassy Belles by Beth Albright. The characters, family, and setting she creates is vivid and real, and puts you there in the story from page one. I've never been to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, but I'm sure that if I were to get off a plane there today, It'd feel like I've been there all my life. And that's exactly what Albright was striving for, I'm sure. The sense of humor that's special to the south (I had no idea pearl necklaces were for fashion AND choking) comes through loud and clear and made me laugh out loud several times. Albright takes special care with each of her characters to make sure they're independent of each other, real, and vivid. After reading her debut novel, I wanted best friends like Blake O'Hara and Vivi McFadden. And who wouldn't want a fiery grandmother like Mother? The Sassy Belles is a fun, quick, summer read filled with sass, humor, mystery, and romance. Not once was it dull or did it drag; the pace kept the book moving nicely. Albright's storytelling is strong, and her weaving of mystery and twists is masterful. There's a sense of belonging, family, and home between the covers that I can't wait to get more of in her next book, Wedding Belles.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to confess -- as a man, I was a little embarrassed reading "The Sassy Belles" on the train as a commuted to work for a week. I needed something to read and my wife had the book on the table and I grabbed it on my way out the door one day. I assumed it would be general "chick-lit" but something to pass the time. It turned out to be so much more. The characters are so richly detailed that you think you know these women (and men), the descriptions of the town make you feel that you're roaming around this Alabama college town and the storyline keeps you guessing and laughing all the way to the last page. The story revolves around the play by play announcer for the Alabama Crimson Tide football team and his sex-capade with one of the main characters. I won't go into detail, but their little romp is sounds like a GREAT time -- until he stops breathing! His "body" then disappears and a twisted hilarious tale ensures. There are several affairs along the way and a really great climactic scene that no one would see coming. As a northerner now living on the west coast the whole "southern" aspect of the book really made me want to hop a plane Dixie. If these are the folks that inhabit the land south of the Mason Dixon, I want to be a part of it. You can tell the author LOVES Tuscaloosa and creates a magical landscape for this hilarious and sexy tale to take place. So guys grab a Field and Stream and slip this book inside if your man-card is threatened, but The Sassy Belles is an awesome fun read for everyone!!
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS The Sassy Belles does remind me a little about soap operas. They are strong women characters who all have good points and bad faults. Some characters grow up and some grow up too much. In some ways I figured out where the book was going to go but I had to keep reading to find out how it was going to go. Some scenes just make me smile just by picturing it in my mind humming It's raining men. Other scenes I wanted to shout don't do that. Some scenes were perfect reminders of different southern ladies. I really like the friendship between Vivi and Blake. They are strong friends because they see each others faults and still like each other and are their for each other. Also forgive each other. Their are a few love scenes and way to much knowledge of one scene for the cops. Vivi calls Blake and since she is not answering the phone tries Blake's husband Harry. She is upset and tells him she thinks she has killed Lewis during sex. So instead of calling 911 they both want to talk to Blake. By the time the police get to the motel their is no body just a sex toy that they left in the room. It keeps you wanting to read and find out what is going to happen next. I will read the next book in the series and see how the characters are holding up with all the new changes. I was given this ebook to read and asked in return to give honest review of it by Netgalley. 05/28/2013 PUB Harlequin Mira ISBN: 9780778315285
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MisfitGeek More than 1 year ago
This was such a fun book to read.  There is really nothing quite as charming as Southern fiction when it is done well.  The cozy mystery aspect kept me engaged all the way through.  It was easy to read and thoroughly enjoyable all the way through. The author did a fabulous job of creating entertaining and quirky characters.  She also did a great job of showcasing the unique culture that exists in southern communities.  I really enjoyed the special best friends bond between Blake and Vivi.  They made me smile and even laugh out loud a few times. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone looking for a light, fun read.  This was a wonderful debut.  It is obvious that Beth Albright is full of talent and is an author to watch.  This book is the first in a trilogy featuring the Sassy Belles.  I will be reading the other two for sure.
RomanticReadsandSuch More than 1 year ago
The Sassy Belles is perfect as an introduction to Albright’s world of saucy Southern women – it practically drips in magnolia blossoms and mint juleps and has a perfect rich Deep South setting. Make sure you have the time to devote to more books, because while The Sassy Belles is fantastically fun, it really needs to be viewed as the start of many … the characters are addictive enough though that you’ll be looking forward to what comes next. - Full review available at RomanticReadsandSuch on wordpress or BookTrib's website.
MysteryReaderER More than 1 year ago
This book was a new author for  me, but I enjoyed it very much.  I enjoyed the location and having friends from that area I understood the support of a town and its team!  I liked the way the author kept you in suspense about some of the characters and added new ones to keep you guessing as to 'who dun it'!!!  I am a fan of cozy mysteries and thought this one was very good.  The characters seemed true to life and how she showed their differences, yet their friendships and having the older person as the "go-to" person when troubles entered their lives.  I remember having that home when I was growing up.  Anyone who likes a little mystery, a little romance and a little levity should read this book and I'm sure when I read her next book I will feel the same way.    Enjoyed this book!
bamadebee More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading the book, I caught myself reminiscing about Tuscaloosa things and places that are mentioned in the book. Being a Tuscaloosa native, those things pulled me right in! As I read and got more into the characters and the story, I couldn't put the book down and had finished it, cover to cover, in just 2 days! There's a lot going on so you have to keep several people straight at the same time, but it is a great read with some wonderful southern people, places and things thrown in. We love our football and traditions, and you will not regret picking this one up to read! Enjoy!
MBJ31 More than 1 year ago
This was a fun read which my BFF recommended to me. Couldn't put it down and can't wait for the next one. Great summertime read!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Chains Sassy to a wall. He slams into her, her bo.obs flying around. He stopped to rub her cl.it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She grabs his head and makes him stop so she can kiss him. Then she makes out with him.
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