• Suck It Up, Buttercup

  • A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel (First Fangs Club, Book 2)
  • By: Kristen Painter
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (1,213 ratings)

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Suck It Up, Buttercup

By: Kristen Painter
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
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At 49, Belladonna Barrone’s life has taken some interesting turns. She unwittingly married into the mob but managed to get free when her husband died in a car accident. Most recently she was attacked and turned into a vampire, something else she never intended. As with everything, she’s made the best of her situation. 

She just didn’t know this newest situation would also result in her becoming the vampire governor of New Jersey. It’s cool, though. The perks are great, the penthouse is spectacular, and the salary couldn’t have come at a better time. Vampire politics, on the other hand, might be more complicated than she anticipated. 

She’s handling it all pretty well, including dealing with another governor who thinks she ought to do his bidding and telling her kids that she’s now one of the immortal, when a new wrinkle from her old life complicates things in ways she would rather ignore. But Belladonna isn’t the kind of woman who runs from her problems.

Instead, she makes a plan and attacks. With her friends at her side, everything goes off without a hitch. Or at least she thinks so until a note shows up telling her the one person who’s been instrumental in making sure her past life stays in the past is in serious dangerous. Belladonna suddenly fears she’s bitten off more than she can chew. 

But she’s not about to sacrifice a single one of her friends, so there’s nothing left to do but suck it up, buttercup. 

©2020 Kristen Painter (P)2020 Kristen Painter

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love

I love Kristen Painter books. I like this series because Belladonna is in her 40's and has already had a complicated life. Then it gets more complicated, but still light hearted. However I hate cliff hangers! need the next book!!!

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Fun listen

Good second book in The First Fangs Club. Great listen. Lots of supernatural, and mean/nasty characters that are delightfully dealt with. Blows off some stress!

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Love, love, love it!

This is why I love Kristen Painter.... her books never disappoint! I loved the first book in this series, and I think I enjoyed book 2 even more. Belladonna's story picks up right where it left off in Sucks To Be me, so we don't miss a moment of the action. Believe me, there's plenty of action! Seriously though, how long until book 3?

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Great storyline

I love this new series. I cannot wait for the next installment. B. J. Harris is the best narrator and Kristen Painter has a way of keeping you captivated with great stories full of amazing characters and humor.

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Tedious

The story is good, but it gets bogged down in unnecessary details. It seems like she tells the reader every single step of every interaction. It gets incredibly tedious to listen to, which is a shame because I would have liked to know what happened in the story. Also, I don't need to know every character's outfit every single day. I returned it.

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EXCELLENT

She did it again. Love this series. I enjoyed both. The female characters are always strong or have a strong presence. Can't wait for the next one.

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Donna Still Unlikable

I'm not going to stop listening because I enjoy the story, kind of...at least until another Nocturne Falls book is available. I also love both Kristen Painter and BJ Harrison. But I'm struggling to find a character I love or even care about. Donna is the most unlikable character I've run across in ages. She's got no humility and oh my goodness the hypocrisy! She's all about "taking down the mob" and its bosses.... Yet CLEARLY conducts herself as one and enjoys it. Also, can we PLEASE stop having her think that talking down to people makes her "tough"? AND... THEY ALL KOWTOW TO HER! I'm willing to bet that even the queen will back down WHEN (not if because it's GOING to happen) she puts on her "don't mess with me, I'm the boss" act. Everybody she meets fawns over her as if she hadn't literally been turned yesterday. Sigh...

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Mature Heroine!

Love these First Fangs Club books and ALL of Kristen Painter’s books. If you’re looking for an older heroine who knows who she is, this series is for you.

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Nothing really happens

A lot of shopping talk, girly talk, and other talk but not much substance. First book of Kristen Painter that I didn’t like. I kept waiting for something to happen but nothing much did.

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DNF

I wanted to like this series, but it's just too dull at times...where are the stakes??

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