Reviewed by Tori
Favorite Quote: There was a reason Frankie didn’t work with living people.
Peachy Flippin Keen’ welcomes readers back to Lake Sackett, GA with a very short and funny novella that preps readers for the second novel in Molly Harper’s hilarious Southern Eclectic series-Ain’t She a Peach-which is Frankie McCready’s story. Frankie is the county coroner and undertaker for the family business-the McCready Family Funeral Home and Bait Shop. Already on edge due to a series of pranks bedeviling her family’s various businesses, a one night stand turns into a “whoops” moment when the man Frankie hit it and quit it with ends up the new town sheriff-Eric Lindon. And unlike everyone else in town, he doesn’t find her a ‘livin’ delight.’
“No, I will not pray for chiggers to gnaw on a man’s junk until it falls off. That is beneath my dignity as a lady. Also, I’m pretty sure that’s how you end up in the special ‘ironic punishment’ section of hell.”
Small town comedy romances are the best and Harper is one of it’s reigning queens. I loved meeting all the McCreadys in Sweet Tea and Sympathy but Frankie is one of my favorites. A bit of a rebel with her colorful hair and flamboyant nature, this southern rock chick tries to balance between two worlds and is put out when they finally collide. A product of extremely overprotective parents, Frankie’s bid for true independence will prove to be an interesting one. With plenty of entertaining narrative from the other McCreadys and various town residents, Harper not only clues us into the main plot line but also but also sets the stage for the VERY antagonistic romance.
“You’re going to lecture me how to treat people? The Great Uber Escape Artist?
My only issue is it was super short and really isn’t anything more than an introduction to what’s to come. Honestly, I’m not even convinced this novella was necessary. I will have to see after I read book two.