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Bobbie Faye's (kinda, sorta, not exactly) Family Jewels (Bobbie Faye #2)

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Praise for Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day

“Causey doesn't miss a beat in this wonderful, wacky celebration of Southern eccentricity.”--Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

“It's about time women had an Amazon to look up to… Bobbie Faye is a hurricane-force heroine who makes this novel the perfect adventure yarn.”-- The Tampa Tribune

“If you like Janet Evanovich
Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published (first published 2008)
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4.5 stars-
It all started with a bank robbery, a dead jeweler, and a sniper. Sounds like a lot right ? No, not for Bobbie Faye that is a slow morning, easy breezy. I enjoy the heck out of her. This girl is like two tornados dancing during a hurricane. She get's shot at, hit, kidnapped *a lot*, accused of crimes, turned blue and she still get's up and kicks the butt that needs it. Can she handle weapons, heck yeah, she can throw a knife and shoot better then most. She has skills, stands by her fam
May 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This books was simultaneously hilarious and thrilling. You can't predict what Bobbie Faye is going to get up to next, and I genuinely didn't figure out (and perhaps didn't care so much) about whodunit until the denouement. I was much more interested in what BF was going to do or say next. Having two hunky specimens of manhood doesn't hurt the plot either.

While most of the plot was too insane to be believable, it was still very enjoyable. Best of all were those little bits of humor thrown in that
Feb 02, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-library
Loved the title with the parenthesis and the crawfish thingie on it, I don't know why they felt the need to change them later on. This one had me laughing out loud within the first 40 some pages. Some of the exploits were so ridiculous, but hilarious nonetheless. It kind of got a bit complicated at the end, lots of different players running around, but still enjoyable. Though I did like the first book the best out of the three.
Wanderer ♔ Wanderlust ♔
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Patti Kerr
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book and all the characters in it. I have to admit I do think Bobby Faye, the main character, is a bit over the top but, maybe that is just what the author intended. It is a fun read - lots of people who keep popping out of the woodwork - and very good humor.
Jan 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Praise for Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day

“Causey doesn't miss a beat in this wonderful, wacky celebration of Southern eccentricity.”--Publisher’s Weekly, starred review

“It's about time women had an Amazon to look up to… Bobbie Faye is a hurricane-force heroine who makes this novel the perfect adventure yarn.”-- The Tampa Tribune

“If you like Janet Evanovich, if you're looking for a lot of unlikely a
Gird your loins, find a comfy chair and grab your favorite drink before you begin because this book will suck you in like a tornado once it gets going. Some fans of the first Bobby Faye adventure bemoaned the time Causey took to fill in the romantic back story on the Cam-BF storyline while others knocked the slightly slower pace created by fleshing out the competing characters working against the tour de force heroine, I felt like it was mostly time well spent giving me a breather between bouts ...more
Mar 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bobbie Faye Sumrall really does have the worst luck. Too bad for her, lots of fun for us the reader. After the bad day she had in the first book, you'd really wonder what else could happen. But as we come to learn, bad days, which generally include gunfire, car chases, explosions and other mayhem, are a common occurrence for Bobbie Faye, and this book is no exception.

This time, Bobbie Faye's bad day starts with a bad dream. Then, while at work, her cousin arrives to ask her help only to have a
I have to admit, I didn't really like the first book that much. It had so many things going on that I had to put it down every 20 mins or so to catch my breath and think about what just happened. I also dislike books with multiple POVs, so that was a bummer. Another thing I can't stand was calling her Bobbie Faye. You'd think that the people around her would shorten it SOMEHOW (points to Nina for calling her "B"), but nooooooo. It's Bobbie Faye this, Bobbie Faye that and her name alone added 10% ...more
Jul 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
J'ai adoré ce second tome, tout comme le premier d'ailleurs. C'est impressionnant de voir comment Bobbie Faye attire la poisse, quand on croit que c'est fini ça devient de pire en pire (et ça se déroule comme ça tout le long du livre). Heureusement qu'elle a toujours des gens qui peuvent l'épauler et l'aider.
Faut dire que finalement dés qu'il s'agit de famille (même si ce n'est pas de la famille très proche) elle saute dedans sans même réfléchir à ce qu'elle fait et suit sans même se poser de q
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really loved that Bobbie Faye Sumrall's second big adventure illustrated the differences in Creole and Cajun cultures. Her cousin Francesca's parents are one of each, almost like a mobbed up Montague & party girl Capulet turned diamond thief. Add in the twins & CeCe's voodoo gone awry, a couple of warring factions with kidnapping plans, several government law divisions determined to find the diamonds & save the day. What's that total? Bobbie Faye on a mission to save her family whi ...more
May 29, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having a bad day? You think things are really going wrong for you. Then you need to read about Bobbie Faye. Everybody’s days are good days compared to Bobbie Faye’s.

When Bobbie Faye’s cousin Francesca appears at Bobbie Faye’s place of employment demanding her help in finding diamonds Francesca’s mom had swiped from Francesca’s dad all hell breaks loose. Soon everybody is shooting at Bobbie Faye and her boss CeCe is busy casting spells to save Bobbie Faye.

Bobbie’s FBI boy friend is back on the sc
Apr 27, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2008, may
Bobbie Faye is back and it's new day. Unfortunately this day doesn't show any signs of being any less dangerous than the very, very, very, very bad day she just had. This time Bobbie needs to find her Aunt Marie's missing diamonds which are worth millions - each. And the catch is that there are at least three separate groups looking to get their hands on the diamonds, all willing to hurt members of Bobbie Faye's family if she doesn't deliver the diamonds directly to them. All the old cast member ...more
Mar 29, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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While I gave the last book 4 stars, this time it's 3. Why? For starters, the case was just ... A little too far-fetched for my taste. And while it still had its funny moments, it just wasn't as hilarious as the last one.
Then - waaaay too many POV overall and coming way too quick.
And last - well, this time we did get also a POV from Trevor. But not that many scenes - and, like I mentioned in my review of the first book, there we didn't have one. And here too it were by far not enough to sway me
I read this series in 2009. Re-read it again in 2014 - found the books and bought them in 2014, because the series was such a great one to read in 2009.

It keeps you on the edge of your seat through each book. Suspense, action packed, some romance, investigative, Bobbie Faye in danger all the time and who will some the crime or puzzle . . . read the books and find out. I laugh almost through the whole book, just funny how the author writes the characters.

Update 6-3-2016: If you are looki
Silver James
Aug 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Girls Just Wanna Have Gunsis like a "chicken soup" read for me--as is CHARMED AND DANGEROUS, the first book in this trilogy. When I need a good laugh and the chance to commiserate with someone who is having a day worse than mine, Bobbie Faye is my go-to character and Toni McGee Causey is my go-to writer. Between Trevor and Cam and their love for the hot mess that is Bobbie Faye (not to mention all that testosterone rivalry) and the predicaments in which Bobbie finds herself, these books are sati ...more
Oct 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You know when you're reading a book and you come across a really great line, it either speaks to you or is hilarious or whatever, and you want to share it with someone? So you post it on here, or on facebook, read it aloud to whoever is sitting next to you? With a Bobby Faye book? Pretty much every line is like that. Or at least, every second line. These books are just so much fun to read! The perfect escapist novel.

Having a shitty day? This is sure to make you laugh. I'm sure the people around
Julie Johnson
This was a book I stumbled across at the library and, to be honest, I chose it because of the title. What an eye catching title!

I realized once reading it that it was second in a series. I usually like reading a series at the first book, so perhaps that is why I felt a little distant when reading this. I couldn't fully connect with the characters. It was an enjoyable read, I especially loved the plot and how it kept kicking up a notch, but it wasn't one of those must-reads for me where I was esp
Aug 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When the story line is a good one, you find yourself devouring the book which will lead you to a suspenseful conclusion...usually. Imagine reading a book whose suspenseful beginning just continues throughout the book! Before the first chapter, Bobbie Faye's been kidnapped three times (by different kidnappers) and driven around the block (same block) as they issue their ultimatums (different requests). A card carrying charter member of the AA Club (Abs Annonymous), Bobbie is again protected by he ...more
Apr 23, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Causey's second attempt with Bobbie Faye does not disappoint. However, I don't think it quite lives up to the first one. A little less time is spent on the action and running around (just a little, there's still a lot of action) and more time is spent developing the relationship she has with Trevor and Cam. There are also a ton of characters in this book, sometimes a little difficult to keep track of. And I didn't laugh out loud quite as much as the first one. With all that being said, I was sti ...more
I like the Bobbie Faye series, even though it's got some drawbacks. I think Contraband Queen bit is a little overplayed, and the friend with the magic shop's storyline is usually something I skim over, but for the most part, these books are great. They're funny; they've got competing drool-worthy guys & wacky best friends with access to whips; and Bobbie Faye herself who can't seem to catch a break and wades into bad luck like it's the local swimming hole. Her adventures are fast paced and e ...more
Sep 04, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was so excited to receive this as an early reviewer on Library Thing! I ran out and bought the 1st in the sequel, Bobbie Faye's Very (very, very, very) Bad Day: A Novel, only because I like to read books in sequence. I almost wished I hadn't in this case. The 1st book was so much fun, similar to the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich. Bobbie Faye as a character is funny, smart, witty, love her. The second book was really hard to get into though. I think there were too many characters, it ...more
Jun 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm a big fan of the Bobby Faye books I've read. This is my second.

Her adventures are gripping from the first sentence, and these books contain LOTS of laugh-out-loud moments.

The characters are all delightful and unusual, colorful and engaging. Some of them are incredibly sexy, some of them are eye-rollingly annoying and some of them are endearingly stupid.

I kind of didn't care about the plot, too much. I did want to see how it turned out, and I wasn't surprised at all about who the culprit was,
Bet Lantaff
Jul 23, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-book
4.5 stars

I really liked this book. There was a lot of action and the 'snarkiness' was high. The second in the Bobbie Faye series doesn't let up from the first book. Bobie Faye, Trevor, Cam, CeCe, and the rest of the gang are on a search for blood diamonds worth billions. Crude notes from the thief suggests to everyone that Bobbie Faye knows where the loot is hidden. This makes for a helluva ride for our heroine, starting with *SPOILER ALERT* three -- count 'em three -- kidnappings in one morning
Ah ha! I finally read some adult fiction! Although I enjoyed this book, the language was pretty bad and that bothered me. I was also REALLY lost because apparently this is a sequel and I never read the first one...that's what happens when I go and pick out the brightest book covers under "New Fiction." However, I enjoyed the relationships between the main characters and if this author writes another one, I'll probably read that too...but I'm not going to bother reading the first book because I d ...more
May 08, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I borrowed the Large Print version of this book from the library and finally got a chance to read it while out at a friend's camp for the long weekend.

Some of the formatting of the book drove me insane. For example: ... running away from the house, frantic. the guards shoved... on most pages periods were placed in where a comma should be with the following new 'sentence' starting with a lowercase. This happens on almost every page of the book.

Loved the storyline though and I'll definitely read m
Lissy Peace
This book and this series are fantastic. I can not put them down. I blew through this book in a few days. It is so much fun. I like to read to take my mind off worries and work and slow down. This story was faced paced and entertaining which made me stay focused on what was going on in the book. The characters are great. I love Bobbie Faye and Trevor. Great duo. Former love interest Cam, sorry fella you blew it.

Great book, in a different sort of romantic comedy sort of way. I'm starting on the
Nov 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Fantastic, laugh out loud book. I love the Stephanie Plum books, but Bobby Faye gets into even more trouble. The difference is that Stephanie usually causes the trouble to begin with, with Bobby it just happens around her--catching her up in the tsunami of bad happenings. That doesn't mean that she doesn't go along with it, just that she didn't start it--but be sured she will end it. I'm definitely reading the other books in the series. One note though, for some odd reason each of the books has ...more
Diane ~Firefly~
There are a lot of similarities between Bobbie Faye and Stephanie Plum. Disaster seems to follow both of them around and they both seem to catch the interest of a couple of hot alpha males. I think these books are a bit more action-packed ride more fun as Bobbie Faye's family just keeps getting more interesting the more we meet of them. I also like how the whole town is in her corner.

This one has Bobbie Faye helping her cousin with a diamond and parental issue. Trevor is back and Cam isn't goin
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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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