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I Can't Make You Love Me, but I Can Make You Leave: A Novel (Domestic Equalizers #7)

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  337 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
“Get your biscuits in the oven and your buns in the bed, ‘cuz Dixie Cash is the best good-night reading around!”
—Nancy Martin, author of the Blackbird Sisters series

The Domestic Equalizers are back! Author Dixie Cash’s delightful small town Texas hairdressers-turned-sleuths take on a new case in I Can’t Make You Love Me, But I Can Make You Leave. A former Queen of Country
ebook, 336 pages
Published April 5th 2011 by HarperCollins e-books (first published March 17th 2011)
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Kathy Leitle
May 17, 2011 Kathy Leitle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read the books in this series just because the titles are so fun and the interaction between the two main characters, Debbie Sue and Edwina, makes me laugh. Some of the lines are laugh-out-loud funny.
Jul 29, 2013 Gladys rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick, funny summer read
I always enjoy anything from Dixie Cash. Fun reads in between something more intense. They are funny.
May 23, 2011 Sara rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Thanks but no thanks. The author tried way to hard to create quintessential small-town Texas. Nothing really happened until the last third of the book. Don't waste your time.
Great book. I really enjoyed reading once I finally had the time to sit down and read it. Good for an easy and light read.
Donna B.
Sep 01, 2013 Donna B. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have really enjoyed the series of books from Dixie Cash. I hope the sisters will continue writing!
The expressions and the characters Debbie Sue and Edwina are hilarious.
When I picked this book up I was under the mistaken impression that it was a mystery. I knew it would have comedy in, but I honestly thought it would be a funny mystery like the Stephanie Plum books. It turns out, this book is Chick-Lit. Now, if you’re a Chick-Lit lover then that’s great, but I am most definitely not. The mystery did finally crop up around page 200, but it was too late to win me over. Especially when it wasn’t even a serious mystery.

The setup for Darla and her gang was humorous,
Jun 01, 2011 Traci rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When someone makes a killing in the country music business, it's time to call in Debbie Sue and Edwina - the Domestic Equalizers - whose motto is, "don't get mad, get evidence." The career of former Queen of Country Music Darla Denman ain't what it used to be. No more big arenas - she's lucky to fill a barroom - and now she's forced to tour (by bus!) with the detestable Roxie Jo, current wife of Darla's manager/ex-husband. So when her rattletrap tour bus gives up the ghost outside tiny Salt Lick ...more
Roberta Sallee
I picked this book up at the library randomly and was surprised and pleased at how much I enjoyed it.

One question, though, to those who've read it: How did the husbands know to come and rescue the "detectives" at the funeral home? I feel like a page was missing.

I enjoyed the characters and their interactions. When they got to Nashville and I totally identified with the places and locations she included.

Aug 23, 2010 Mendy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a murder mystery where the murder doesn't even happen until the last 1/4 of the book. Most of it is just background information about how nasty the one murdered was. There is a surprising switch at the end of the book that I didn't see coming. Probably should have but that it what I love about DIxie Cash. I get wrapped up on the humor, characters, and the witty one liners I forget about the "mystery" the Domestic Equalizers are trying to solve.
Oct 18, 2010 Jessica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
I loved this book all the way through until the very end. The twist at the end was too bizarre for me to even wrap my head around and seemed totally unnecessary. I usually love the books in this series and I was patiently waiting for this one to come out and I am sad that I was disappointed at "who-dun-it". Hoping that the next book gets back on track!
Jun 19, 2011 Joelle rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a nice easy read to pass the time. Love these two women detectives running and agency and running a salon and how well they get along together. I missed the tons of laughs in this book but caught myself smiling every now and then they do some crazy things like play poker with candy bars. LOL
Apr 09, 2015 Bernie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I Can't Make You Love Me, but I Can Make You Leave review

This book is another fun filled installment in the Domestic Equalizers series written by the sister duo Dixie Cash. Very entertaining stuff.
Jul 23, 2011 Julie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I love hairdressers and I love amateur sleuths and I love Southern women, but the crime to be solved in this book didn't even occur until more than two-thirds of the way through the book. And it's not like the build up to it was gripping. Disappointing.
Rebecca Dauber
Mar 15, 2016 Rebecca Dauber rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I rarely give a book 5 stars, but I couldn't resist. This book was fresh, funny and laugh-out-loud hysterical. The mystery kept me guessing right up til the very end. Great story! I look forward to reading more books by Dixie Cash.
Jade Gotter
This book doesn't pretend to be a great piece of literature, but rather a quirky little easy-to-read book that is great as a summer beach read. It did serve its purpose, as I enjoyed it as a light-reading chic-lit, and found myself chuckling a couple of times.
Jul 22, 2012 Shannon rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was my least favorite of the Domestic Equalizer books. For the most part, in my opinion, the story dragged along for the first 3/4 of the book and then the ending was rushed and not as well written as I have come to expect from the Dixie Cash sisters.
Bonnie Lazaruk

It was okay. I don't think I will read another by this author. The titles are sure cute.
This is a good series. this book is not as fast paced as the first 3 books.
Susan O'connor
Cute but predictable
May 14, 2011 Melanie rated it liked it
I've read others by this author and enjoy them.
Sep 27, 2013 Susan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was my least favorite.
Shelly Castille
Not their best work. It was okay, but earlier books were better
LInda L
This was cute, cute, cute. Not deep, but cute. Passed a nasty Saturday with a smile.
Earlene Smith
Lightweight but fun.
Oct 08, 2012 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-new
Apr 27, 2011 Chanpreet rated it really liked it
I loved it! :)
Dec 29, 2011 Jan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
not a mystery, not a great plot, so so writing, but Debbie Sue and Edwina are fun, and the titles in this series are amusing
Feb 15, 2015 Suzanne-jeff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is a lot of story before the murder, but the ending will surprise you.
Julia Wilson
Jun 28, 2012 Julia Wilson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another good one with many twists. However, I am taking a break from her books. Think I need something different.
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Dixie Cash is Pamela Cumbie and her sister Jeffery McClanahan. They grew up in West Texas during the great oil boom, an era filled with "real-life fictional" characters who cry to be written about. Pam has always had a zany sense of humor, and Jeffery has always had a dry wit. Surrounded by cowboys and steeped in country-western music, when they can stop laughing long enough, they work together cr ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Domestic Equalizers (8 books)
  • Since You're Leaving Anyway, Take Out the Trash (Domestic Equalizers Book 1)
  • 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)
  • Our Red Hot Romance Is Leaving Me Blue (Domestic Equalizers)
  • You Can Have My Heart, but Don't Touch My Dog (The Domestic Equalizers Book 8)

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