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Since You're Leaving Anyway, Take Out the Trash (Domestic Equalizers #1)

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  1,160 ratings  ·  123 reviews

The strongest, sexiest, and sassiest debut contemporary romance we've seen since Rachel Gibson! The quality of Dixie's writing combined with the pure romance of the story guarantees that Avon Romance has just acquired a new star.

Debbie Sue Overstreet is still the best-looking gal in Saltlick, TX-and her ex-husband Buddy is still the best-looking sheriff. Thanks to a thrivi

Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published March 17th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published January 1st 2004)
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Debbie Sue and Edwina are two best friend that run a beauty shop out in Saltlick, Texas. Sheriff Buddy Overstreet is Debbie Sue's ex-husband whom she's still very much in love with. So when Debbie Sue's best customer, or should I say richest, is found murdered, she and Edwina set out to find the culprit. This putting Buddy right back in the middle of her life.

I really truly enjoyed all of the characters in this book. Every one of them seemed to have their own unique personalities that made it se
Debbie Sue and her ex-husband Buddy, the town's sheriff, still love each other, even 3 years after the divorce. When one of the local bigwigs is found murdered, Debbie Sue decides to investigate for herself so she can claim the reward money and get herself out of debt... and snag Buddy back along the way.

This is my first book by Ms Cash, and to be honest, I don't know if I'd go back for more.
At first I thought it was because, due to a hectic week, I could only pick up the book in small doses...
It's not very often that I abandon a book I've started reading, but this one falls into that category. I expected this to be full of humorous quips typical of Texas accents and lifestyles, but other than the title and maybe one or two other little things, I found it was not to be. Yes, there is a murder in the town which appears at first to be a suicide, but in the first 45 minutes or so that I listened to out of the 10+ hours of narration, the action and thoughts of the characters center around ...more
This has got to have one of the best titles in fiction history, but it is not really related to the story, unless the murder victim in this romance/mystery is the trash, but I don't think the authors are that clever.

This is the story of Debbie Sue, a hairstylist in Salt Lick, Texas (great town name!) whose life has taken a turn for the worst. Her marriage has failed, she in debt upto her eyeballs and her best customer has turned up dead as a result of an apparent suicide.

Debbie Sue knows that g
This book is sweet and an honest love story about a couple who get it wrong then get it right. Plus it's quite funny. The friendship between the heroine and her best friend is a hoot.
Petula Darling
Cons: dropped plot lines, offensive portrayal of homosexuals, the mystery itself

Pros: the title
Kathleen Hagen
Since You’re Leaving Anyway, Take out the Trash, by Dixie Cash, b, narrated by Peggity Price, produced by Lone Star Books, a division of Recorded Books, and downloaded from

This is the debut book in the series, and where we first meet Debbie Sue and Edwina, beauty shop owners, and operators of the Domestic Equalizers private eye business. Edwina Perkins and Debbie Sue Overstreet have opened a beauty shop together but they’re barely making enough to pay the bills. Buddy and Debbie Sue
This was a surprisingly good read. I've read something else by Dixie Cash, but remember not caring for it very much. Once I really started reading this I really got into it and couldn't stop. I enjoyed all of the country aspects, all the country music references. It reminds me of all the books I wished I could have written. Yes it got a little ridiculous at times, but what the hey. It was a nice light read.
The book starts off with the murder of the wealthiest woman in town, Pearl Ann. Debbie Su
Mar 20, 2008 MJ rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to MJ by: ultimate reading guide
Debbie Sue Overstreet has problems. Her truck payment is late, her ex-husband Bubby, who she still loves, is the local sheriff and one of her best clients at the beauty salon was just murdered. But when the victims husband puts up a $50,000 reward for finding the killer Debbie Sue decided she is going to find the killer and collect the reward. Along with her friend Edwina (Ed) she starts snooping. She recorded all the crime shows that week and decideds how hard can it be. But Buddy keeps showing ...more
Sha'ron Hayes
The Characterization of the characters in the story "Since you're leaving anyway, Take out the Trash" , Debbie Sue waas considered a Failure. "She was twenty-eight years old and had been a failure at everything she tried. Marrying, Mothering, Rodeoing, and now, Beauty shopping."
James Russell is Beautiful. "James Russell Overstreet, Jr., the most beautiful man in Texas."
C.J. is always late. " Did y'all here, did y'all hear? We're ahead of you C.J. We already know about Pearl Ann."
Pearl Ann is ob
I just finished this book and boy was it good. It encompassed everything that I look for in a book. It had mystery, romance, humor, and drama.

Debbie Sue Overstreet is the stereotypical west Texas girl, born and raised in a small town called Salt Lick. She once was married to what she still finds the sexiest man in texas, and happens to be the Sherriff of this small town. Debbie Sue owns a small hair salon and therefore is the center of the gossip line there.

When a muder happens to someone they
I book marked this one based on a friend's booklist - who would'nt want to read a book with a title like that? That being said, be warned that the title has nothing to do with the story. This is also supposed to be a book in the 'domestic equalizers' series - not quite sure what that means.

Anyway, the book by Dixie Cash (actually an author duo) is filled with more than its fair share of red blooded Texan women who know their minds and are not afraid to speak it. While I don't really know what I
I've had this book on the TBR pile for over 3 years and just got to reading it and now I know why - it's funny yet its story line reminded me of the Stephanie Plum(by Janet Evanovich) series which I liked far better. Admittedly after having read "Heaven, Texas" by Susan E. Phillips, I was more prepared for the Texan environment, I just didn't get into the story and even when there were clearly hilarious one-liners - I just wanted to skip ahead and finish the book (could have been the 3 years pla ...more
Another humorous mystery where the heroine does things that are so dumb, you have to shake your head. Who goes into a veterinarian's office and opens a closed exam room door. They mystery is secondary to the silly relationships.
This story was certainly entertaining. It was definitely more romantic comedy than murder mystery. I got a bit annoyed with the two romantic leads' failure to communicate. Also things get a bit raunchy at times.
Dyah Subagyo
I skimmed it. And skipped like a schoolgirl with a skipping rope. I am not proud of myself. But the book is heavier on the romance and only lightly touching the crime. I like the Southern atmosphere and all the romances, though. 2.5 stars.
This was the first time I have read anything by Dixie Cash - recommended by a friend - and let me just say .... I can't wait to read more!!! This book was so fun to read & I absolutely LOVED the main characters. The secondary characters only made the story better :) I bought the second book for my kindle before I even finished the first!! I can't wait to see what happens next - with this group of folks I'm guessing it could be anything!! haha! I would recommend this book (this series) to any ...more
I found this new book by Dixie Cash humorous. The main character, Debbie Sue was quirky as were her friends. Each had their own story and drama. I did laugh more than once and appreciated the interesting messes Debbie Sue managed to get herself. While she is not Stephanie Plum, they must be related in some way!! I actually laughed out loud at the difficulties with dating Debbie Sue. She is more dangerous on a date that Stephanie Plum is with cars - and that is saying a lot. Do not read this book ...more
Anne Hawn Smith
This was the first book by this author I have listened to. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I love the Deep South novels because they remind me of Mississippi, so I am more attuned to the characters a
than the plot, but this one was pretty good. Usually books in which you know the perp early on aren't very good, but this one was entertaining. The two detectives from a small town in Texas also are beauticians. They get involved in tracking down the murderer because Debbie Sue is up to her eyebrows in debt
I have read this book many times and love it each time. And laugh my butt off. This, and all Dixie Cash books, are hilarious.
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
I don't know what it is about Texas. I just don't generally like books set in Texas. Maybe I don't get the mentality. And therein lies my problem with this book. Debbie Sue Overstreet owns a beauty salon in a one horse town in West Texas. Her ex-husband Buddy is the town sheriff. Life has been limping along just fine until the richest (and loosest married) woman in town turns up murdered. The rest of the book is filled with the couple and their new love interests trying to find out where they fi ...more
Shelba Pittman
These books are VERY funny!! Read them all, you will fall out of your chair laughing.
Angie Cooper
a great read for stressful days--the characters get into situations that made me laugh
A cute and quirky romance featuring Debbie Sue Overstreet a former rodeo queen turned beauty shop owner in the tiny town of Salt Lick, somewhere in West Texas.

Debbie Sue is trying to earn the $50,000 reward offered for finding the murderer of one of the nastiest women in town. This leads her to working closely with her ex-husband (and still love of her life) sheriff Buddy Overstreet.

There's not really much more to say about the plot, as this book is brain candy, not very deep or thought provoki
Kathy Moore
I didn't finish this one. It was just a bit too cheesy for me.
Cute, funny romance/mystery set in small town Texas
Cut cozy mystery. Took a little while to get into it.
Utterly ridiculous...and not in the fun way. Awful.
A fun story. I will give her other books a read too!
I really wanted this to be funnier. Witty titles should have follow through in the text, and - while this book had some cute moments - it just wasn't laugh out loud funny. Disappointing, but only because I was looking for hysterical and didn't find it. Texans with attitudes, strong female characters & relationships, murder and misunderstandings, and one guy who was TSTL that hung around a little bit too long in my opinion. Not horrible, but not compelling enough to make me track down the res ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Domestic Equalizers (7 books)
  • My Heart May Be Broken, but My Hair Still Looks Great (Domestic Equalizers Book 2)
  • I Gave You My Heart, but You Sold It Online (Domestic Equalizers Book 3)
  • Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes (Domestic Equalizers Book 4)
  • Curing the Blues with a New Pair of Shoes (Domestic Equalizers Book 5)
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My Heart May Be Broken, but My Hair Still Looks Great (Domestic Equalizers Book 2) Don't Make Me Choose Between You and My Shoes (Domestic Equalizers Book 4) I Gave You My Heart, but You Sold It Online (Domestic Equalizers Book 3) Curing the Blues with a New Pair of Shoes (Domestic Equalizers Book 5) Our Red Hot Romance Is Leaving Me Blue (Domestic Equalizers)

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