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Publisher's Summary

Graciela "Ace" Jones is mad-mad at her best friend Lilly who cancels their annual trip to Panama City for mysterious reasons; at her boss Catherine for "riding her ass like a fat lady on a Rascal scooter;" at her friend Chloe's abusive husband; and especially at Mason McKenzie, the love of her life, who has shown up with a marriage proposal three years too late. Ace is never mad, though, at her near-constant companion, an adorable chiweenie dog named Buster Loo. Ace's anger begins to dissipate as she takes matters into her own hands to take down Chloe's philandering husband - and to get to the bottom of a multitude of other scandals plaguing Bugtussle, Mississippi. Then, she starts to realize that maybe Mason deserves a second chance after all.

With a sharp and distinctive voice, Stephanie McAfee delivers a hilarious and fast-paced tale about Ace Jones and her two best friends-thick as thieves and tough as nails-navigating Southern small-town politics and prejudices, finding love, and standing up for each other all the way.

©2012 Stephanie McAfee (P)2012 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"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)

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What a fun read.

This was just a fun story and it was well performed. I cannot tell you how many times I just burst out loud laughing. You will love the characters and the shenanigans they get into.

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Cute

Some of the dialogue is really corny. Wish it were a little bit more realistic.

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  • 04-30-12

Sorry I wasted a credit

This was like listening to the conversations of two teen girls, but they were actually 30. I could not even bring myself to finish it.

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