Charmed and Dangerous by Toni McGee Causey is the first book in the “Bobbie Faye” mystery series.  Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, June 2009

When Bobbie Faye Sumrall wakes up on the morning of the Lake Charles Contraband Days Festival, she’s looking forward to balloons, booze, and babies in pirate costumes. Instead, she discovers that her trailer’s flooded, her no-good brother’s been kidnapped, and the criminals are demanding her mom’s tiara as ransom.

Soon Bobbie Faye is committing (unintentional) bank robbery and (fully intentional) car jacking to retrieve her family heirloom. The one bright spot comes in the hard-muscled, impossibly sexy form of Trevor, the guy whose truck she just took hostage. Luckily, Bobbie Faye knows how to outsmart angry bears, drive a speedboat, and handle a gun. As for handling Trevor? No gun-shyness there. Now, if only that pesky state police detective, who also happens to be a pissed-off ex-boyfriend, would stay out of her way .

Now I know why I loved this book when it was first published in 2007.  This book is hilarious.  I love the antics of Bobby Faye and how she’ll do anything to protect her family.  What a great read.  My rating: 4.5 stars

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