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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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Good ending for next

I enjoyed this book … at about 40% and forward. The first part of the book was a bit of a slog in the set up. It did pick up the pace and now, having finished, I want to pick up the next book ASAP.

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New Twist on the Vampire 🧛‍♀️ Genre

What a refreshing look at this aspect of the genre! Unexpected twists an turns! I can't help wondering if it will all fall apart in the next book! Onwards!

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  • 2020-05-14

Meh

While many people found this book a fun read, I find the main character entitled and childish. Every problem she comes across just requires her to give a stern talking to someone to solve (or magically erased). She's basically a "Karen."

She whines about having a mob husband who drapes her in riches and then conveniently dies. She whines about being at a normal weight and having to diet (and now is magically skinny on top of being gorgeous). She whines about being magically gifted and being immediately adored by powerful and handsome men who she can't bang because it would be wrong.

The system always works for the main character. Everyone who meets her admires her and wants to be her friend. The friends she makes solve all her actual problems and there is a man who wants nothing but to serve her and bask in her glory.

I can't say I identify with her. I actually want someone to punch her in the nose. I held out to the end of the book to see if it became more interesting or complex... but sadly no.

There are elements in the book that are promising and posed a different way may be a good premise for a fluffy fun novel... but that would be an entirely different book.

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  • Candydiva04
  • 2020-03-13

male narrator?!?!

I dont understand why a man is narrating this book when the main character is a woman.

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  • Mathew
  • 2020-04-23

Boring

I know the title says boring but that's giving this book too much credit. Calling it boring would mean that I invest some time into Cari g about the story.

The main character spends so much time thinking about stuff that I don't care about. I do t care that you need to work and look good for your mobster husband, I don't care about the make overs or nail salons. I don't care that you can move because your kids are gone. (That's something she mentions at least five times a chapter). Most of all I don't care if you eat the cheesecake.

I came here because of the paranormal angle and for far I'm on chapter 7 and I haven't found it.

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  • reallyjenreally
  • 2020-02-20

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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  • Trudy
  • 2020-02-24

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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  • Keith Kroslow
  • 2020-05-27

Main character is so UNLIKEABLE

Spoiler alert! I love Kristen Painter, I love B. J, Harrison - Will I stop listening to this series? ABSOLUTELY NOT!
BUT... The main character is so entitled, so annoying, as I listen to the book - I actually root against her! The way she became the GOVERNOR was absolute BS - she blamed her sire for mistakes SHE MADE - she is all mighty and high about being so good and what not, but pulls this stunt, take responsibility for your actions, Everyone she meets puts her on a pedestal - OH HOW ANNOYING THAT IS!!!!!!!! And the characters that do not like her are evil ... CAN YOU SEE ME ROLLING MY EYES? PPPSSHHH

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  • Sandy M
  • 2020-04-29

Different take on over 40 books

I really like B. J. Harrison, and have listened to many books by this author.

This book was just okay for me. I was excited to have a female of a mid-age, and some of this was funny, but the constant reminder of her age, and the "perfect body" now that she is a vamp totally negates the "it's okay to be 40".

But, on the other had, it was great that Bella was totally fixated on sex, All the time. I liked the first fang club, and the friends. Bella’s sister is great also.

** just re-listened to this book and liked it much better the second time. 😊

Kristen Painter does a perfect romance novel for my liking. Romance, but not graphic sex porn. I have many of her books.

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  • Lisa Guertin
  • 2020-02-27

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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  • MichaelS
  • 2020-05-16

Protagonist is a complete tool.

The majority of the book seems to be poorly thought out middle-class haughtiness the woman directs toward her husband and others near her. Some illusory stature in society as a "good" person would seem justify any betrayal. The protagonist is a combination of self indulgent and virtue signaling that I found myself despising almost immediately.

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  • Lyndenia
  • 2020-04-17

wow, great first book

It starts a little slow, but when it gets rolling, boy does it go. If a fun and sexy romp. Worth the credit.

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