Ace has left the tiny Mississippi town of Bugtussle for the palm fronds and mojitos of Pelican Cove, Florida. She's finally opening her long-dreamed-of art gallery, is kick-starting a life with her fiancé, Mason, and has vowed to leave her straight-talking, sassy ways behind her. From now on, she's going to be as sweet as sugar. Unfortunately, something comes along to sour her plans.
That something is Mrs. Lenore Kennashaw and her coterie of crones. They're a bunch of snippy, snarky, and just plain mean ol' ladies who aren't quite as smart or rich as they'd like to think they are. But that doesn't stop them from treating everyone else like second-class citizens. And when Ace inadvertently takes some of the steam from Mrs. Kennashaw's stride, she becomes their number-one enemy. But with the support of a new group of fabulous friends, as well as her friends from Bugtussle - and her always-faithful chiweenie, Buster Loo - Ace will find a way to make it, even if she has to throw some weight around....
©2012 Stephanie McAfee (P)2012 Tantor
I was embarrassed for Ace (the main character) for a good part of the book and by the end just plain disappointed. There were some entertaining parts but it all just leads to a bad ending. :(
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