Sucks to Be Me

First Fangs Club
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
Series: First Fangs Club, Book 1
Length: 10 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Romance, Paranormal
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When 49-year-old Belladonna Barrone’s mobbed-up husband does her the favor of dying in a car accident, she thinks she’s finally free of the crime family she unwittingly married into. Then the boss tells her that she has to complete her husband’s last job before that freedom is truly hers. 

No big deal, she figures. Until things go south in ways she never imagined. Suddenly she’s thrust into a whole new world that makes the mob look like kindergarten. Vampires and werewolves are real? How is that freaking possible? 

Her dreams of a new life disappear faster than wine at book club as more problems arise from her husband’s dark dealings and the unbelievable complications caused by her supernatural entanglements. Only her strength and determination (and some wild new friends) will see her through this next chapter, but the odds are against her. 

How much more can her life suck? She’s about to find out....

©2020 Kristen Painter (P)2020 Kristen Painter

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Fun, funny and relatable new heroine!!

I just finished listening to Sucks To Be Me and I really enjoyed it. B.J. Harrison does a great job narrating the story. This book is very “clean” on the content for those who appreciate that sort of thing (no lurid sex scenes or cursing etc). I usually go for a little more spice in my reading preferences, but Kristen Painter creates lively characters and fun plot kept me more than entertained!

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Awesome new series!

I love this first book in a new series by Kristen Painter. It’s wonderful to have older heroines that I can relate to. This story of a mafia wife’s struggle to get free complicated by her accidental conversion into a vampire is by turns scary and hilarious. Add in a potential love triangle and I can’t wait for book two.

BJ Harrison does an amazing job narrating and adds even more layers to the characters.

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Just plain F-U-N!

For Belladonna, being a mob wife was not what she wanted but it was so easy compared to being a vampire, another life she fell unwillingly into! What she does have though is experience and a whole lot of just go with it! Her two worlds have collided and turns out even her sister knows more about it than her. Let midlife begin.

A great cast of characters, lots of twists and turns, full of laughs and just plain F-U-N.

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Too matter of fact

This isn’t necessarily a bad book. I really enjoyed the idea of an older woman entering a new stage of her life. It was refreshing the main character wasn’t an idiot or overly capable but wrought with out of place incompetencies. However, there simply wasn’t any real conflict, everything just kind of worked out so rather than a story it’s more of a transcript of this character. I feel I would have really enjoyed this if there were some more speed bumps to overcome or if some things didn’t work out so easily.

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Slow start but worth it

I love the characters. Great storyline. Beginning is slow but builds. Can't wait to read the next book. And I love, love, LOVE the narrator!

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Excellent, fun story

It begins with sadness, coping with a death, so I wasn't sure I would be able to get into this book, so soon after I lost my father. Fortunately, I was wrong. It turns around perfectly.

There's a little sexual tension developing, and quite a few awesome characters that I look forward to spending a lot more time with. The ending was great too!

The narration was excellent, clear and easy to understand, even in a loud environment.

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Please tell me there's going to be more than one .

No spoilers here! But I really need to know how Donna's going to do in her future !

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Entertaining

It was light and entertaining. Exactly what I needed to listen to and looking forward to the next book.

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Almost ...

Story was interesting enough and kept my interest. But a bit dry, needs more humor. The narrator was good, but should have been read by a female, lost something with his voice.

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Terrific!

It took me a couple of chapters to get into this book, and I am on edge waiting for the next one now! First of all, BJ Harrison is one of my favorite narrators, so that was a selling point for this book. Next, I love Kristen Painter’s Nocturne Falls, Jayne Frost, and Shadowvale series. So... I figured I didn’t have much to lose. I wasn’t let down in the least bit! I do not want to be one that spoils it for others in a review, so that’s all I will say other than one last thing. I was reluctant because I’m not into mafia/mob books. The author did a fabulous job in every way and made it very interesting!

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  • Miss belle
  • 03-23-20

Loved this story.

Loved this book. Great story, fun characters and just the right amount of back story. I’m looking forward to the next instalment. This new genre is so enjoyable.

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  • S. Lacey
  • 03-15-20

Brilliant!!!

I loved this book! It was funny and I loved the collection of characters!! I can't wait for more in this series!!

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  • Dawn
  • 02-19-20

Sucks to be Me

Really enjoyed this and am looking forward, eagerly, to the next in the series. BJ Harrison was as good as he always is.

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  • sammie
  • 02-18-20

loved it!!...❤

although this is very different to the Nocturne Falls series it was brilliant the characters in this book are interesting and the story kept me listening from the beginning to the end without hardly having a break .... I am looking forward to the next one in this series ..xx

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  • Daria Donnelly
  • 03-02-20

Sucks to Be Me

I really enjoyed this book it was serious ( in some places ), funny in others with some romantic undertones. A great read