Review: Girls Just Wanna Have Guns by Toni McGee Causey

Posted August 4, 2009 by Casee in Reviews | 0 Comments

Genres: Romantic Suspense

Casee‘s review of Girls Just Wanna Have Guns (Bobbie Faye Series, Book 2) by Toni McGee Causey.

Bobbie Faye Sumrall just landed in a mess of trouble. It started when she agreed to help her diva cousin, Francesca. Turns out Francesca’s mom, Marie, swiped a fortune in gems from Bobbie Faye’s uncle, who’d swiped them from someone else. Now there’s a hit out on Marie, and Bobbie Faye is racing to find her—and the jewels.

Plenty of people would shoot Bobbie Faye for a stash of diamonds. Hell, some would pay for the privilege. But now Bobbie Faye has other distractions—including Trevor, the drop-dead-sexy FBI agent who may or may not be the real deal, and Cam, her steamy (and steamed) detective ex-boyfriend who’d do anything to keep Bobbie Faye out of harm’s way… and get her back into his arms…

Charmed and Dangerous was book one of the Bobbie Faye series. I read it even though I was hesitant since it seemed there might be a love triangle. Not being a fan, I really didn’t want to invest myself in a series that had a love triangle. I emailed Toni and she put my fears to rest. While there isn’t a love triangle, Bobbie Faye isn’t torn between one man and another. She just has feelings for both men. In the second book, it’s quite clear who she will end up with. What makes it hard to read is both men are great characters.

As we learned in CaD, Bobbie Faye will do anything for her family. When her cousin, Francesca, comes to her asking for help, Bobbie Faye can’t turn her away. The whole plot is very convoluted, but somehow it all makes sense. Which sounds weird, I know. Francesca needs Bobbie Faye’s help to find diamonds that her mom stole before her mom is killed. Francesca is sure that Bobbie Faye can help her.

As soon as Bobbie Faye agrees to help, everything starts going to hell. Someone starts shooting, her crazy cousins are shooting back, and then she runs into Trevor. Right after she sees him, she’s kidnapped not once, but three times. Driven around the block, threatened, Bobbie Faye is pretty much fuming by the time she is dropped off for the last time. There are three different groups that want the diamonds. All three groups think she knows where they are. Bobbie Faye isn’t about to let her aunt die and with Trevor, starts hunting.

Cam returns to the series and is forced to confront his feelings for Bobbie Faye. Each time he thinks she’s died he feels things he shouldn’t be feeling. His feelings are so obvious to everyone but him. When he actually breaks protocol to help her, that’s when he realizes that he still loves her.

The whole suspense plot was outrageous and oh-so funny. I can’t tell you how many times I laughed throughout this book. Anything bad you can think of happening to Bobbie Faye, happens. Again, the town of Lake Charles rallies around Bobbie Faye. They will give her a hard time all they want, but they’ll never turn on the Contraband Days Queen. Then it appears that Bobbie Faye might have killed someone in cold blood. While it’s hard to believe, it’s hard to refute since it’s on video.

Toni writes great dialogue. The following scene is between Bobbie Faye’s brother and sister. Her sister is in rehab. Every day, Bobbie Faye calls and Lori Ann hangs up on her. So when Bobbie Faye doesn’t call, Lori Ann gets worried.

“Well what am I supposed to do about it?” Lori Ann knew that Roy would be about as enthusiastic about finding Bobbie Faye as a mouse would be to snuggle up to a python. “I want you to start asking around and see if she’s okay.”

“No way. I might find her. I kinda owe some people some money and I think they got it from her, and I don’t have it to pay her back, yet.”

“Roy,” Lori Ann sighed, staring at the graffiti on the wall above the pay phone, “let me put it like this: I have learned everything I know about annoying the living hell out of someone from our big sister, and I’m sober with nothing else to do but concentrate on you.”

He swore, hesitated a moment, and finally said, “I’ll look for her. But it’s your fault if she kills me.”

“I can live with that.”

The romance is definitely amped up in this book. There was a lot of sexual tension between Trevor and Bobbie Faye in book one. One thing I love about Trevor is that he doesn’t try to change who Bobbie Faye is. He accepts and loves her and wouldn’t change her for anything.

I can’t wait to read When a Man Loves a Weapon.

4.25 out of 5.

This book is available from St. Martin’s Press. You can buy it here.

Other books in the series:

Book CoverBook Cover

Tagged: , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.