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"In her hilarious debut novel, McAfee has skillfully fashioned Ace as the Southern ironed-fisted maiden, minus the velvet glove, and swathed her story with humor, romance, and intrigue." ---Library Journal Starred Review --This text refers to the MP3 CD edition.

About the Author

Stephanie McAfee was born in Mississippi and now lives in Florida with her husband, young son, and chiweenie dog.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: NAL (February 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451236491
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451236494
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (322 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #143,874 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stephanie McAfee is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Mad Fat Girl series. A Mississippi native, she now lives in Colorado.

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164 of 180 people found the following review helpful By Melinda W Melvin on February 22, 2011
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If you like to laugh, read this book.
If you like to save money and laugh, read this book.
If you like sassiness and silliness, read this book.
If you are from the South and you understand that "because they needed it" should be grounds for a trial acquittal, read this book.
If you read books for accuracy and proper grammatical usage, you might wanna just walk on by.
If you think that no one should gain satisfaction from another person's unfortunate consequences, you won't like this book.
If you don't understand the healing quality of frozen peas, well, just stick with books written by scholars.
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73 of 82 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on January 31, 2011
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This wasn't really a romance as much as a "girlfriends" tale. The story is about Graciela (Ace), Lilly, & Chloe and is told from Ace's POV.

POTENTIAL SPOILERS:

All work at the local school of a small town, & the book starts off with a bang when Lilly is accused of having an affair with an 18yo student. Chloe is married to a cheating, abusive, upstanding member of the community (Richard). And Ace is a size 16, cynical, & missing the man (Mason) she left 3 years ago. The story revolves mostly around Ace & Lilly as they stalk Chloe's husband in an effort to prove he's cheating, hopefully providing Chloe with enough motivation to divorce him. Unexpected assistance comes in the form of an elderly, wealthy woman, Mrs. Gloria Peacock.

Between pulling guns on abusive, cheating husbands, dressing like drag queens to infiltrate titty bars, being arrested a couple times, & obtaining photo evidence of her evil boss' "extra-curricular" activities, Ace is in for a pretty raucous good time. This books is fun & fast-paced. Definitely worth reading!

I opted to rate this only 4 stars mainly because of how the relationship between Ace & her man is left. They never actually resolve the issues surrounding their initial break-up of three years prior, yet they're all happy & peachy-keen by the end. Even though the story doesn't revolve around the romance, it still left a bad taste in my mouth, especially since the book ended on a romantic note. Mason should've answered Ace's concerns, & Ace shouldn't have been so easily placated. Simple enough.

All-in-all, this book is great & totally worth 99 cents. Enjoy!
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176 of 220 people found the following review helpful By S. Vogt on February 12, 2011
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I have to wonder what those who gave this book 5 stars were thinking. It was a marginal effort at best. I downloaded it because it was 99 cents and the reviews promised that it was a well written and witty book. While the part about it being 99 cents held true, it certainly wasn't well written or witty. The domestic violence (and subsequent revenge violence) plot line was anything but funny. It also wasn't a dramatic tale that had me begging for more. The book as a whole was just...there. Meh. The constant use of profanities certainly didn't make me want to keep reading, nor did the poorly developed characters and the barely there plot. Not worth the few hours it took to read, even if it was 99 cents.

And please, for the love of grammar, someone teach this author the difference between "your" and "you're!"
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Annie B VINE VOICE on March 9, 2011
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While admittedly this is an obvious first novel attempt and could have used a good editor to clean up some of the problems and, yes, the language, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Many times I found myself laughing and that is always a good thing for me.

What makes this a 4-star book to me rather than a 3-star one is that I did enjoy the fast-paced story and feel it is worth overlooking some problems. I really liked the main character's voice, and, again, the book did make me laugh.

If you're in the mood for something quick, light, amusing with a happy ending, you could do a lot worse than this book. I hope to see more from this author and her work as it matures.

Overall, a good first effort.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bookworm on March 25, 2011
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The book truly is laugh out loud funny. Too bad it's poorly written with a threadbare plot. Like another reviewer stated, the constant use of metaphors was as overdone as a burnt hot dog on the grill (I couldn't resist - now imagine having those throughout the entire book). If she could tap into her humor more, find a decent storyline and lay off the metaphors, she could be a truly fun author.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Crystal in Miami on May 29, 2011
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I bought this book because of another review that commented on the witty dialog and the humor. However, there wasn't much to like about this book. The protagonist isn't likable, she's mean and petty. Her friends are shallow and annoying and the author never turns this around or redeems them, though I believe it's intended. Throw in some ridiculous, unbelievable stuff like a pseudo-fairy godmother and convenient cameras strategically placed around town to catch just what's needed, and the combination reads like something an 8th grader would throw together, detangling conflict as fast as possible with no real effort on the behalf of the main characters. Finally, the author spins some mysteries about things that happen peripherally and then leaves them there. It was just disappointing all around. I wouldn't give it away if I could.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By SW TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 25, 2012
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This Southern-fried take on chick lit is set in Bugtussle, Mississippi (no, really) around a group of five 30-something, life-long friends and their various dramas. While this wasn't a bad read, I would have enjoyed it more if the folksy touches had been taken down a notch or three (or ten). And if the characters and situations were even slightly believable.

The heroine is size 16 "Ace" (the "mad fat girl" of the title) whose biggest "problem" seems to be her childhood boyfriend, now a successful lawyer/Adonis, who is begging her to marry him. (We should all have these sorts of issues.) Ace and her besties, meek but stunning Chloe and former lingerie model Lilly, teach at the local high school and get into various scrapes and situations so fast your head will spin. The story moves at a breakneck pace with yesterday's urgent life-changing event forgotten at day break in favor of flirting, BBQs and beer.

As a reader, I thought Ace's real issue was, perhaps, bipolar disorder with a side of anger issues, so often does her character shift from violent to shy and from low self-esteem to utter arrogance. The author seems to have no idea if her character is tough or tender, proudly defiant or crippled by insecurity. She changes personalities so frequently a reader could get whiplash.

Though serious problems are definitely discussed--infidelity, domestic violence, job loss, bigotry, small town politics--the main characters never seem to be in any kind of jeopardy, either physical or financial, even when frequently encountering law enforcement or after indulging in, and/or being subjected to, physical violence.
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