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Charmed and Dangerous (Bobbie Faye #1)

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  1,701 ratings  ·  262 reviews

Meet Bobbie Faye Sumrall. This “titanium magnolia ( from Louisiana won’t take sass from no one! And she is determined to have herself a good day—even if she has to kill someone to get it…

“Bobbie Faye is a hurricane-force heroine who makes this novel the perfect adventure yarn.”—The Tampa Tribune

When Bobbie Faye wakes up on the morning of the Lake Charle

Paperback, 352 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published April 14th 2007)
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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
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

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
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
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
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
Pat Hurckes
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
Diane ~Firefly~
Mar 14, 2011 Diane ~Firefly~ rated it 3 of 5 stars
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.

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 (fully intentional) car jacking to retrieve her fam
I was one of those curious romps that makes you glad to be a spectator in the book, rather than envious of the person IN it. During the entire book all I could picture was this young woman bouncing around with her ample bosom in something she'd wear in a wet t-shirt contest - because she kept talking about it. The boys she broke up with all still adore her, the ones who just meet her adore her, while at the same time keep pointing out what a disaster she is. I found it just a bit too contradicto ...more
This is a great choice for fans of the Stephanie Plum, Janet Evanovich numbers series.The storyline offers a similar style of absurd situations surrounding an endearing heroine. Causey definitely had me laughing out loud at moments and defines her main cast with classic Southern personality stereotypes who create wonderful moments of dialogue and conflict. The second and third books in the series are even better. These are great summer reading choices and would even be an option for older teen f ...more
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.
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
I'm not sure how much I liked this book, it was certainly entertaining. Bobbie Faye reminded me a lot of Stephanie Plum - only double. No one could have this much happen to them in one made me feel a little frenzied. It will be a while before I read the second in this series.

From the backcover:
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 thin
First: This is the same book as "Bobbie Faye's Very (Very Very Very) Bad Day," 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 s
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
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
This book made me laugh and laugh and laugh. It has some similarities to my my favorite book of all time, Agnes and the Hitman by Jennifer Crusie. There's a fiesty main character who has the worst luck ever, there's the strong silent man by her side, and unimaginably funny things keep happening to them. As you can imagine, her Bad Day is just that, and Causey makes this day keep getting worse. The main difference between this book and Crusie's, however, which kept it from being a 5 star, is that ...more
Kate George
Take Cover World, Here Comes Bobbie Faye!

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
Aug 11, 2008 Aymee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
Bethany Andrews

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
This book sat on my to-read list for so long that it actually changed names! This used to be called Bobbie Faye’s Very (very, very, very) Bad Day. I have no idea why the books in this series changed titles… It’s very (very, very, very) confusing.

Regardless of the title, this was a story I enjoyed. It’s non-stop action from the first page to the last, with a whole lot of humor and a touch of heart. Bobbie Faye reminds me a little of Stephanie Plum, only more of a disaster. The “testimonials” at t
The cover said that fans of Stephanie Plum would like this book ("be thrilled") actually. I did enjoy it, although it felt a bit rushed. It seemed like the action was too fast, too whacky to really get a feel for the characters, but it hooked me enough so that I went ahead an bought the other two in the series. I enjoyed those more.

In all three books, I did enjoy the "quotes" from fictitious people about the main character, Bobbie Faye, and what a disaster she is, at the beginning of each chapte
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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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“Let me guess: you were one of those kids who had a chair dedicated to you in detention in school."

"Was not. They retired my chair after it sort of accidentally caught on fire. There's a plaque there now.”
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