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Debuting as a full-time reporter, Bubbles lands an interview with a woman accused of murdering a beloved high school principal. When the suspect keels over dead—in mid-revelation—Bubbles’s confidential notes become a life-threatening hot commodity among a romance-obsessed detective, a Polish Mafioso, and a foot fetishist on the lam. If that’s not enough to keep Bubbles onDebuting as a full-time reporter, Bubbles lands an interview with a woman accused of murdering a beloved high school principal. When the suspect keels over dead—in mid-revelation—Bubbles’s confidential notes become a life-threatening hot commodity among a romance-obsessed detective, a Polish Mafioso, and a foot fetishist on the lam. If that’s not enough to keep Bubbles on her toes, her ex-husband and her super-stud boyfriend Steve Stiletto are making some unexpected demands of the bleached-blonde sleuth. One comes with the promise of a dazzling Harry Winston rock. The other could be downright dangerous. Lucky for Bubbles she’s equipped—and ready—to handle both…...

Title : Bubbles Betrothed
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ISBN : 9780451412164
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 336 Pages
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Bubbles Betrothed Reviews

  • Janet Robel
    2018-09-02 12:47

    I couldn't get into the story or the characters. Guess it just wasn't for me. I was able to finish it but wouldn't read any more in this series.

  • Tiffany
    2018-08-30 15:03

    Oh I loved this storyline, it was inventive and kept you guessing. I really like the way Strohmeyer takes us along to see all the clues, the phone calls etc. I think she's doing with Janet Evanovich can do, but the stories are less linear. I love Bubbles! She is so much fun to read, and just all around cheerful.

  • Mickey Reed
    2018-08-23 15:53

    Oh Bubbles. Why do you open your big mouth?? Honestly. And a lot of this could have been avoided if they just would have went along with a real engagement. What crazy messes these people get into. And poor, poor Jane. It's so sad when the kids get involved! And DAN. I mean CHIP. What the hell is wrong with him? Goodness. I hope no Thanksgiving in my family ends up like this one, that's for sure. And go Bubbles for sticking to her guns. She is so sarcastic and funny sometimes, but she usually does the right thing. She cares so deeply about her little family. Also, I didn't really find as much foreshadowing as I have in the previous books. Either way, I have one more book in this series and I will finish it! :o)

  • Jenn
    2018-08-23 10:45

    These are satisfying mysteries. Bubbles is a bit dim, but with help from her friends and relatives, she does a fair bit of sleuthing and manages to put together things on her own. I like that about this series. A lot of the mystery series with a touch of human and an uncommon "detective" has the main character stumble upon things through no fault of their own. (I'm looking at you Aurora Teagarden.)

  • Cyndi
    2018-09-09 09:49

    This is the most exciting Bubbles book so far! Ioved it! Bubbles is my hero!

  • Lucy
    2018-08-25 13:37

    Bubbles books are always a treat....a laugh every time!

  • Sarah Sammis
    2018-09-05 08:57

    Bubbles Betrothed is the fifth of six books in the Bubbles Yablonsky series of books by Sarah Strohmeyer. The book gives the impression of starting right where the last one must have ended. I haven't actually read any of the other books in the series and having wasted my time on this one I have no desire to try any of the others.The heroine of the book is Bubbles Yablonsky, a former hair dresser turned reporter. She is trying to get the scoop on the murder trial of Jill "Crazy Popeye" Simon. There's just one problem: Popeye is dead after swearing she was innocent. That could have been the start of a decent mystery except for a completely unlikable main character and an incomprehensible plot that illogically jumps from scene to scene.Bubbles fails as a main character for me for a number of reasons but the main one is her disrespectful attitude. She acts rude and is constantly introducing characters by her own nit-picky critiques of them. Of course a rude or crude character can make an entertaining lead for the right kind of book (Tommy's Tale comes to mind).The second mark against Bubbles is the constant reminder of just how stupid she is. Characters will say things to her, simple things, and she'll have an aside about not "getting it." She'll do this two or three times a page. Each time she stops to admit her lack of basic knowledge the plot comes to a screeching halt.The entire series of books includes: 1. Bubbles Unbound (2001) 2. Bubbles In Trouble (2002) 3. Bubbles Ablaze (2003) 4. Bubbles a Broad (2004) 5. Bubbles Betrothed (2005) 6. Bubbles All The Way (2006)

  • Sherri F.
    2018-08-22 08:01

    I love me some Bubbles. I like listening to the Audiobooks b/c the voice really is fitting of a Bubbles and it's a good laugh as well as mystery to solve (which I never do) while driving or doing chores around the house.Of the 6 Bubbles book, this was probably the 2nd or 3rd best, Bubbles found herself in lockup or holding with the alleged killer (Popeye) of the beloved, longtime Principal of Bubbles high school, who tried to explain that she didn't do it as she died in custody. Bubbles who was fined for not handing over her notes on the matter, went on to look into the matter, along with her daughter, Jane, getting kidnapped. Also, Bubbles and Stiletto pretend to be engaged so her doesn't have to take an assignment overseas until Jane is out of school in 6 months and all this is happening at Thanksgiving and a cast of characters that show up for that. Of course, Bubbles, with the help of her colorful cast of characters, saves the day!

  • Amanda
    2018-09-01 10:06

    I think I might have liked this book better if I had read it rather than listened to it. I found myself thinking about other things it just didn't hold my attention that great. Besides that I'm pretty sure that Bubbles gives feminism a pretty good knock back at least two decades. Her 'dumb-blond' act which is probably supposed to be funny just got on my nerves. Yes, the author did try to throw in a little "i don't need a man to be happy" at the end but it didn't help much. I've read here that this is not the best book in this series so I shouldn't have picked it to read out of all of them but I don't think I'll read anymore. I'm not that into mystery books anyway but I thought that a good, easy to follow whodunit would keep me entertained during my hour commute. I was wrong about Bubbles. I finished listening to this while baking bread and when I finally got to the end I was just relieved it was over rather than to know whodunit. The bread was more interesting:(

  • Scott
    2018-08-21 11:58

    When we first selected this as one of the books for the libraries' Just Desserts mystery discussion group to read, it was because the Bubbles series has been favorably compared to the extremely popular Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. Not having read any of the Evanovich books, I found Bubbles Betrothed to be a mild, frothy confection of a mystery. The mystery seems fairly simplistic, and is just a framework to showcase Strohmeyer's collection of wacky characters. I think I might have enjoyed meeting Bubbles earlier in the series (this is the 5th of 6 so far), when she was merely a hairstylist. Now, she's an investigative reporter. Actually, Bubbles was far less interesting than many of the supporting characters. If you're suffering from Plum withdrawal, you might enjoy Bubbles as a lightweight fill-in. Otherwise, don't expect much depth to this series. Originally reviewed for my local library's website: http://www.lincolnlibraries.org/depts...

  • Jenn
    2018-09-13 10:42

    Bubbles is in deep this time. She is asked by Stiletto to pretend to be engaged to him in order for him to keep his London job but delay it until Jane has graduated and Bubbles can go with him. Meanwhile, she is with crazy Popeye when she dies and now everyone is after her to get her notes taken during their conversation. Principal Schmidt is murdered by Popeye supposedly, but before she dies she tells Bubbles she was trying to save him and now everyone was out to get her. Enter Karol Smolak who is supposedly a criminal who is dating Dr. May whose office Schmidt was killed in. There are lots of suspects in this murder, but it hits Bubbles hard when she is threatened and then Jane is kidnapped. It is finally solved by Bubbles in the end as usual. Stiletto proposes for real, but Bubbles who has matured is making him wait for an answer.

  • Nortina
    2018-08-23 14:05

    I thought that this would have been a book that I'd love based on the description and despite the name of the main character. However I found that I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I actually misplaced this book midway through for a few weeks and wasn't bothered at all. I've now finished it (and after I read the book next in the series) and my opinion went up slightly. I started off really disliking everything and left it almost liking it. The author writes well and there seems to be no gaping plot holes or anything, but the characters themselves lack for me. I found it frustrating and annoying to be presented with overly dumb characters and nonsense hijinks.

  • Jennifer
    2018-09-13 09:01

    Bubbles lands herself in a jail cell with a murder suspect who dies mid-interview. The crazy woman was accused of killing the long time high school principal and Bubbles notes may lead to a debt of $50,000. Meanwhile, Stiletto proposes a fake engagement in order to keep a great assignment and Bubbles doesn't want to get too attached. Bubbles finds herself caught in a situation where she is wanted by a Polish mobster, Dan wants to reconcile, and her daughter Jane really wants to go to an Ivy league university. Entertaining and enjoyable as all the Bubbles books.

  • Toni Wulfekuhl
    2018-08-24 11:36

    Bubbles lands herself in a jail cell with a murder suspect who dies mid-interview. The crazy woman was accused of killing the long time high school principal and Bubbles notes may lead to a debt of $50,000. Meanwhile, Stiletto proposes a fake engagement in order to keep a great assignment and Bubbles doesn't want to get too attached. Bubbles finds herself caught in a situation where she is wanted by a Polish mobster.Favorite Line .. Polish Mafia .. They make you an offer you can't understand."Light, easy listening, entertaining.

  • Rachel
    2018-08-23 12:02

    Very tense mystery! I admire how Strohmeyer can give us a completely twisted mystery and unravel it completely and logically. I can sometimes guess at the perp but can never fully see the whole picture like Bubbles does, but not for a lack of clue-hinting. Strohmeyer aptly leads us along with scattered breadcrumbs, and yet I can never fully put the picture (loaf?) together until it clicks for Bubbles. Well done!I do, however, miss the 'recipes' scattered throughout the book rather than just tacked onto the end as they do in the audio version.

  • Mary Newcomb
    2018-09-11 11:01

    Bubbles is now a professional reporter. In this book, she manages to get put into a holding tank with an accused murderer (who dies during their interview),then she hears that boyfriend Steve Stiletto is engaged, then things get interesting. I'm sure I'll take the part about college entrance process much better when I don't have an applicant living at my place...

  • Elle
    2018-09-06 10:55

    This was a pretty quick read for me. The murderer wasn't someone I would've guessed. I wasn't thrilled with the engagement storyline....Bubbles deserves better than that. Not sure where the next installment of this series will take Bubbles, but I will read it. I am from the Lehigh Valley and enjoy reading about places that she includes in her stories. Very funny.

  • Stephanie
    2018-09-19 09:47

    Don't be fooled by the title!! The grass is always greener on the other side, or else - maybe it's just sometimes other people know something you don't. Leopards don't change their spots, so if someone who is a 'gold digger' suddenly decides they want the poor girl (again), something is up!! What it is - you will not find out until the next book in the series, Bubbles All the Way!

  • Robin
    2018-09-13 14:36

    On her first assignment as a full-time reporter, Bubbles gets an interview with the woman accused of murdering the local high school principal. But when the suspect dies in the middle of the interview, Bubbles finds herself in the middle of another mystery.This series has great action and humor. I highly recommend. My rating: 4.5 Stars.

  • Michele
    2018-08-23 08:44

    somehow, Sarah Strohmeyer manages to portray a total bimbo as likeable...you can't help but cheer for her. She is not the most intellectual person on the planet, she is still stuck in 1987, but you can't help but love her.

  • Nori
    2018-09-11 10:45

    I just finished the first five books about Bubbles, a funny hairstylist/reporter and although there is a sixth one, which is supposedly last one in the series - my library does not have it so I will have to find it another way. Anyway, it was light and funny in a "legally blond" way.

  • Allison
    2018-09-05 15:38

    LOVED the Bubbles series by Sarah Strohmeyer!! Funny, engaging and so well written, with enough anticipation and surprise to keep the pages turning... the characters drew me in and kept me there. As I finished each book, I couldn't wait to open the next one in the series.

  • Pat
    2018-09-11 14:41

    Nothing could have been more fun to listen to than the Bubbles story I read,with an audio CD. I have been sewing all day and listened to this. It was a happy sewing day and Bubbles is always good for a chuckle!

  • Aimee
    2018-09-17 09:01

    This one pissed me off. Dan/Chip needs to befall an unfortunate accident. Stiletto needs to get this chick to have some damn sense and although I have the last one to hear, I'm not ready to finish up the series.

  • Babs
    2018-09-12 11:05

    This could be Bubbles big break through in the news business. This was another great book in the series and I am looking forward to the last one to see how it all turns out. Will she go through with her Boyfriends proposal?

  • Colette
    2018-09-11 07:39

    just light silly easy reading fun!!

  • Tina Viglucci
    2018-09-02 12:00

    All fun! In audiobook.

  • Kim
    2018-08-22 11:05

    As always, a cozy mystery with familiar characters, humor, romance, and mystery.

  • Susan
    2018-09-02 13:36

    I really liked the first two books of this series, but the character quirks get tiresome by the fifth. Bubbles is a hairdresser and a fairly 'dumb' character. Truthfully, I've had my fill of her.

  • Linda
    2018-09-18 10:02

    Loved everyone of the Bubbles books.