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Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day (Bobbie Faye #1)

3.87  ·  Rating Details ·  2,095 Ratings  ·  293 Reviews
When Bobbie Faye 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 (ful
Paperback, 328 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published April 14th 2007)
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Feb 02, 2012 Marla rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-library
This book series really reminded me of the Stephanie Plum books and I'd recommend it to fans of that series, especially those of the Team Ranger persuasion. =) It was actually funnier than the Stephanie Plum books. It started out quick and just kept barreling along. Plus it took place in Louisiana, which I'm a fan of.

Apparently at some point, around when book three came out I guess, someone decided to change the titles of the first two books and I don't know why. The titles of the first two are
Oct 10, 2009 J rated it it was ok

My first Bobbie Faye book was "Girls Just Wanna Have Guns," which I liked a lot.

I expected I'd like this -- the kickoff to the series -- just as well. I didn't.

The pace here was too frenetic.

Bobbie Faye's personality and humor are just as vivid and distinctive, but I just didn't care all that much.

And the Trevor-v.-Bobbie-Faye love buzz was much more sexy in the "Girls Just Wanna."

I found myself skimming, just following the plot, due to an excess of dangers and near mis
Feb 07, 2011 Laura rated it it was amazing
First: This book was rereleased as "Charmed and Dangerous," with a few editing changes and a new cover. No, Amazon nor the publisher specify this anywhere.

This book is a tour de force that will keep you up long past your bedtime! Causey writes that a reader once told her she read the book while in the shower because she couldn't put it down, and I believe it! This book is the perfect mix of humor, adrenaline, and a little romance. I laughed so hard I cried!

Causey's writing style is wonderfully
Yeehaw ! What a ride this book was. This girl Bobbie Faye, has the worst and the best kind of luck all thrown into a hurricane and then flung at her. She is southern fried, hot headed, stubborn and smart and willing to face whatever she has too full on. Her love life is a mess, her home life is a mess, now her whole life is a mess. it all began with a water leak, a rotten brother and a tiara. There are Cops, FBI, Gunrunners, Voodo-ists, bank robbers and a couple sexy men to liven things up a bit ...more
Wanderer ♔ Wanderlust ♔
Started this book last year but didn't get past the first few pages. Picked it up again as a sort of palate cleanser from reading another genre and read all three books in the series in a little over a week.

I'm not going to lie, there is so much over-the-top-ness in the book I really am surprised I enjoyed it so much. But I think that is the key - this was pure entertainment and that is exactly what I needed in my life right now.

I definitely think fans of Stephanie Plum will enjoy the humorous t
Aug 31, 2010 Myhotstylist rated it it was amazing
This has to be the funniest book I have ever laid my hands on! I laughed till I cried for well over 30 minutes as I raced through the pages of the first 5 chapters. Bobbie Faye wakes up at 4am to a flooded out trailer, She finds out her brother is kidnapped and held for ransom over a worthless tiarra. The only shirt she can find to put on is a SHUCK ME, SUCK ME, EAT ME RAW babydoll tee. An electritian shows up to cut off her electrity, all while her trailer begins to collapse. Off to the bank sh ...more
Oct 01, 2016 Jen rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Lord. ! .

If you love Jennifer Crusie's Agnes and the Hitman, are you ever going to love Bobbie Fay! Bobbie Fay is like Agnes... on steroids! What an insane, hysterical, laugh till you cry (or die laughing!) riot of disasters! Heck, this series blows even Stephanie Plum right out of the water! I don't know how this author does it, but she. is. a. genius! The hits just keep coming, one right after the next, past, present and future, leaving the reader just as mind-boggled as the character
Pat Hurckes
Jan 30, 2009 Pat Hurckes rated it it was amazing
I don't think I've had this much fun reading a book since Stephanie Plum first arrived on the scene. The story of Bobbie Faye Sumrall, Contraband Festival Queen and walking natural disaster moves at the speed of light. Bobbie Faye is infamous throughout the state of Louisiana for being at the center of so many calamities that insurance companies publish maps identifying various locations where she has struck. (The map at the beginning of the book is for the 'south western region' and includes tr ...more
Jan 12, 2009 Mendy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2007
Oh boy, I want to meet Bobbie Faye. She is a fire cracker! I'm so glad for public libraries as I probably never would have found and read this book if it weren't for my library's New Release shelf. I would say that this is a comedic chick lit mystery... yep, I know, the lines are blurring more and more every day. :O)

Bobbie Faye wakes up one morning thinking that she will have the day to prepare for her home visit regarding her niece. Considering her explosive past (yes literally!), Bobbie should
Booker Hookers
2.5 Booker Hooker Stars

We were a bit divided on our thoughts on Charmed and Dangerous, but there were a few points that most of us agreed on.

What we liked: Most of us enjoyed the cute humor and some laugh-out-loud moments. It was especially easy to relate to for those us who are from small towns. While there was some disagreement on the characters, some liking Bobbie Faye, everyone liked both male leads.

What we didn't like so much: Charmed and Dangerous was WAY OVER-THE-TOP. Did you catch the al
Diane ~Firefly~
Sep 10, 2010 Diane ~Firefly~ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Janet Evanovich's Plum series
Shelves: mystery, humor, kids
I'd say this was about a 3 1/2 stars. There are a lot of good things about this book, but a couple that bugged me as well. Man, if you though Stephanie Plum was a disaster in the making, then you never met Bobbie Faye. I think her destruction total for this one book equaled about the first 5 books for Stephanie.

What I enjoyed:
* The quotes at the beginning of the chapters about Bobbie Faye.
* Bobbie Faye's willingness to do anything to save her family.
* Nice, fast pace of the book after the first
Aug 30, 2016 Ines rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: laughs, chick-lit
Bobbie Faye's brother has a habit of getting himself into bad-women situations, but it is particularly bad when he is kidnapped by a gangster. Bobbie Faye that is currently taking care of her niece has to save him, while running from the cops, the FBI, ex-boyfriends, news reporters and a social services' assistant.

This book was suggested by Goodreads' algorithm since I like Evanovich's Stephanie Plum. I was utterly surprised to find this over the top in comparison, I never thought of Plum books
Jul 09, 2012 Kristen rated it liked it
Shelves: serial-mystery, 2012
This is a great read, if you need some laughs. The main character, Bobbie Faye Sumrall, is a caring person who defends her family and protects her niece and helps her brother, when he's in trouble. Known as the Contraband Days Queen, this mystery takes you all over the place in New Orleans. We understand why this bad day has gotten worse by the minute. And with every twist and turn, we're in for a surprise at the end. Every dog has its day, but for Bobbie Fays, she ends up with tons of rotten lu ...more
Sep 08, 2015 Wendy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day

I give this book three and a half stars. This is another book that I wouldn't have read if it wasn't for my book club. It was cute and funny but a bit predictable. It sort of reminds me of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series but not as funny.
Oct 12, 2011 Candace rated it it was amazing
Oh LORD, this was funny! A tears-running-down-your-face funny. And what a fabulous character, that Bobbie Faye. We're quite fortunate that she's fictional. Because otherwise, well, most of us here in eastern Texas would just have to move to the other side of the state, away from Louisiana! That way, we could still enjoy reading about her without becoming innocent bystanders.
Nov 20, 2008 D.G. rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book soo much! It was fast paced, funny, with a very interesting and distinctive heroine and a thorougly adventourous plot. I loved that when Bobbie Faye said she could do something, she really could (sometimes better than everybody) but at the same time she wasn't stupid - crazy, yes but she knew what she could handle and what she couldn't and she's always thinking with her head.
Jul 13, 2010 Jen rated it liked it
I was pleasantly surprised to discover this was not a romance, since it seemed to be billed as one. I would class this as a combination of mystery and "chick lit", since it was much more focused on the humor and adventure. A fun, easy read, very humorous and engaging.
Oct 03, 2008 Anne rated it it was amazing
Absolutely hilarious chick-lit. The right mix of humor, mystery, adventure, and a splash of romance. Bobbie Faye is a one woman army, and everything she touches becomes a potential WMD.
May 18, 2017 Kelly rated it really liked it
I think I would give this a 4.5! Very entertaining. I love the characters, and the story was over-the-top in the best sort of way. I like the original name of the book, too. Not sure why it was renamed later.
Mar 12, 2017 Sue rated it it was amazing
Woo wee! What a ride! A breathless day with Bobbie Faye. Very fun.
Elise Traversa
Fun, easy read. Nothing to write home about.
Bethany Crawley
Aug 31, 2007 Bethany Crawley rated it it was amazing

That's the best word to sum up this book...I laughed through 90% of it. Bobbie Faye is a riot, and if it weren't for bad, no scratch that, horrible, luck, she'd have absolutely no luck at all.

The story starts out in Bobbie Faye's trailer, the very modest place she calls home. She wakes up surrounded in water and realizes that her trailer is flooding. Shortly thereafter, the power company shuts her power off for non payment, and things don't get much better from there. Actually, these
Jun 29, 2014 Lokki rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
According to most of the state of Louisana, Bobbie Faye Sumerall is a walking talking natural disaster. But really, Bobbie Faye just has the worst luck, I mean like really, really bad luck. She's basically the reason Murphy's Law was invented....whatever can go wrong will. So, when she wakes up one morning to find her trailer under water and she can't shut off the valve and her electricity gets cut off because she bounced a cheque, she isn't particularly surprised. She is surprised however to di ...more
Kate George
Jul 15, 2013 Kate George rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
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Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day - A Review

If you like Stephanie Plum or Bree MacGowan you're going to love Toni McGee Causey's Bobbie Faye! I was a bit worried for the first couple of pages because I had no idea what was coming. But about the time we're introduced to Roy, Bobbie Faye's brother, the action kicks in and it's non-stop action with plenty of F-bombs and snark to keep you smiling.

I don't review books often, or especially well, but
Jul 04, 2014 Ginger rated it really liked it
Shelves: adult-fiction
In the first few pages of this book I almost gave up and set it down for good. With such a stellar rating from me, what was the initial problem? Language. Being a mother of impressionable youth, I don't swear. Alright, let's be honest, sometimes you just have to and in those cases I have come up with my own versions such as, Sugar Shack! and Fridge Monkey Magnets! So here is Bobby Faye and her five-year-old niece living with her and Bobby is cussing in front of her. Luckily the niece goes off to ...more
Aug 11, 2014 Mooncat rated it really liked it
Honestly, I'm still not so sure what to think of Bobbie Faye's first adventure. But I was thoroughly enjoyed so I guess it was pretty damn good. The fact that several times I laughed out loud finally earned it four opposite three stars. It's extremely funny and well written. Why I had my doubts? Well, to my liking there are too many POV-switches and too fast coming, especially in the beginning. The fact that it's action pretty much from first to last page makes it hard to get to know the charact ...more
Aug 04, 2008 Aymee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves to laugh
Bobbie Faye Sumrall knows a day without disaster is a day in someone else's life. Criminals have kidnapped her good-for-nothing brother and are demanding her Contraband Queen tiara—the only thing of her mama's she inherited—as ransom.

So Bobbie Faye has to outwit the police, organized crime, former boyfriends, and a hostage she never intended to take (but who turns out to be damn sexy!), in order to rescue her brother, keep custody of her niece, and get back in time to take her place as queen in
Oct 06, 2009 Liz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Note: This was apparently originally published as Bobbie Faye's (Very, Very, Very) Bad Day.

I really did enjoy reading the adventures of Bobbie Faye. The book is amusing, action-pack, and just plain fun. It is however, almost exhausting to read. I should have finished this in a few days and yet after spurts of reading a few chapters, I'd put it down and not pick it up for weeks. I won't eagerly go out and buy the next novel in the series.

Bobbie Faye is known throughout Louisiana for the devastat
Oct 25, 2012 Larena rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Contemporary Lake Charles, Louisiana

Bobbie Faye was looking forward to the Lake Charles Contraband Days Festival not waking up to a flooded trailer, a kidnapped brother or criminals after her mother tiara. Now she is going to commit a bank robbery and a carjacking just to retrieve her family heirloom. The bank robbery might have been unintentional but the carjacking was definitely intentional.

Now Bobbie Faye has a hard body extremely sexy Trevor on her hands when she took his truck hostage. At
Could this day get any worse? If you are Bobbie Faye Sumrall, the answer is yes. Bobbie Faye's day is outrageously bad. From page 1, she is dealing with one disaster after another. Her trailer falls apart (literally), her brother get kidnapped, she's somehow involved in bank robbery...and that is all before 9:30am!

This is a quick-witted, fast-paced read. Lots going on here...Bobbie Faye has to figure out along the way why the kidnappers are interested in her scrap metal tiara. She's also trying
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Toni McGee Causey is the author of the critically acclaimed and nationally bestselling “Bobbie Faye” novels—an action/caper series set in south Louisiana; the series was released in back-to-back publications, beginning with CHARMED AND DANGEROUS, GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE GUNS, and WHEN A MAN LOVES A WEAPON. She is also a contributor to the USA Today Bestselling anthology LOVE IS MURDER, as well as th ...more
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