I loved this book. If you like screwball mysteries, this is the one for you. Every Chapter had me either laughing, or on the edge of my seat. I could not put it down. The characters are really fun, including Bubbles' mother, who starts a food fight at the senior center then steals the shuttle bus and ends up arrested for fleeing a store wearing a $3000 Vera Wang Wedding dress. I dont want to delve too much into the plot, but I highly recommend this book for everyone from hairdressers, to single moms, to those with rebellious teenagers (did I forget to mention the teenager who dyes her hair a different color with Kool-Aid every other day?) Even if you are a total girlie-girl or ever been accused of being a life-sized walking dumb blonde joke. Everyone should experience Bubbles Yablonsky. If you are considering this book, ORDER IT you will be happy you did. I give it 5 really BIG flashing blinking neon stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love Bubbles Yablonsky! Strohmeyer has created a character that's believable, without the pretentious attitude some of the cozy heroines have. Bubble's has wit, sex appeal, a sense of fun and more brains than she realizes. A great first in a series.
I really enjoyed this first Bubbles book. She's brash, funny, and -- when she can be bothered -- she's a lot smarter than she lets on.
I just loved this book! I so happen to live very close to where the author is writing about and it was fun reading about places that I knew. The story was a fun read also.
Meet Bubbles Yablonsky, Beautician/reporter/sleuth and blazing star of Strohmeyer's entertaining, establishment-basing debut.
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 ship girl's roots. However dangerous her new career, at least the hottest graduate of the Two Guys community college is finally busting loose-and this time she's really giving Lehigh, Pennsylvania, something to talk about.
Great Fun Read. If you are a fan of Stephanie Plum, you will love Bubbles!