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Suck It Up, Buttercup

A Paranormal Women's Fiction Novel (First Fangs Club, Book 2)
Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
Series: First Fangs Club, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
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At 49, Belladonna Barrone’s life has taken some interesting turns. She unwittingly married into the mob but managed to get free when her husband died in a car accident. Most recently she was attacked and turned into a vampire, something else she never intended. As with everything, she’s made the best of her situation. 

She just didn’t know this newest situation would also result in her becoming the vampire governor of New Jersey. It’s cool, though. The perks are great, the penthouse is spectacular, and the salary couldn’t have come at a better time. Vampire politics, on the other hand, might be more complicated than she anticipated. 

She’s handling it all pretty well, including dealing with another governor who thinks she ought to do his bidding and telling her kids that she’s now one of the immortal, when a new wrinkle from her old life complicates things in ways she would rather ignore. But Belladonna isn’t the kind of woman who runs from her problems.

Instead, she makes a plan and attacks. With her friends at her side, everything goes off without a hitch. Or at least she thinks so until a note shows up telling her the one person who’s been instrumental in making sure her past life stays in the past is in serious dangerous. Belladonna suddenly fears she’s bitten off more than she can chew. 

But she’s not about to sacrifice a single one of her friends, so there’s nothing left to do but suck it up, buttercup. 

©2020 Kristen Painter (P)2020 Kristen Painter

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  • Karen Willmeno
  • 30-04-2020

love

I love Kristen Painter books. I like this series because Belladonna is in her 40's and has already had a complicated life. Then it gets more complicated, but still light hearted. However I hate cliff hangers! need the next book!!!

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  • neichan
  • 29-04-2020

Fun listen

Good second book in The First Fangs Club. Great listen. Lots of supernatural, and mean/nasty characters that are delightfully dealt with. Blows off some stress!

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  • BookNerd
  • 28-04-2020

Love, love, love it!

This is why I love Kristen Painter.... her books never disappoint! I loved the first book in this series, and I think I enjoyed book 2 even more. Belladonna's story picks up right where it left off in Sucks To Be me, so we don't miss a moment of the action. Believe me, there's plenty of action! Seriously though, how long until book 3?

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  • Kathleen Barker
  • 29-04-2020

Great storyline

I love this new series. I cannot wait for the next installment. B. J. Harris is the best narrator and Kristen Painter has a way of keeping you captivated with great stories full of amazing characters and humor.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 29-04-2020

EXCELLENT

She did it again. Love this series. I enjoyed both. The female characters are always strong or have a strong presence. Can't wait for the next one.

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  • Madison W Fairbanks
  • 28-04-2020

Suck it Up, Buttercup by Kristen Painter

Suck It Up Buttercup by Kristen Painter

2nd book in the First Fangs Club series. Paranormal women’s fiction. Best read in series order for background world building and character histories that are influenced in the novel.
Cliffhanger.
Entertaining and charming.

Donna was turned into a vampire in the previous book and then subsequently made Governor of New Jersey. In this story her life situation expands to include her new living arrangements, new assistants, new friends and enemies both old and new. As a former mob boss wife she handles problems with ease and confidence.

It’s Donna’s confidence that impressed me the most. She is new to the paranormal world, but by applying life lessons she’s learned, Donna is able to be stand tall and be gracious. Her children’s acceptance is a bit surprising.

A tiny bit of humor. A bit more of mob and FBI interactions. Plus a lot of powerful women living and managing their surroundings.

I alternated between an ecopy and audio version. The audiobook was narrated by B. J. Harrison who has also done this author’s Shadowvale and Nocturne Falls series. He does a good job in voice differentiations and keeps an even tone throughout.

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  • jjthor
  • 28-04-2020

wonderful series!

Loved it! This is the second one in this new series poor belladonna can’t catch a break! Loved all the twists and surprises wonder who she will end up with as the story goes on. Great storytelling now to wait for the next one to see what happens!
B.J Harrison did a wonderful job with the narration makes the listening so much fun so happy that this series is available on audio enjoy listening to it as I do my chores around the house.


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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-08-2020

Enjoying the suspence ...

Argh! finishes on a cliff hanger, so now I'm really looking forward to the next one. Well done. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  • Barbara Jaccoma
  • 30-07-2020

Well imagined, engaging and fun

These books are great. KP takes the reader from the life of a woman who lives in a world we recognize and oddly moves her believably into a world we don't recognize. I found my self caring about what happened and almost believing it could. Ms. Painter is a good writer with heart and great imagination. Can't wait for the sequels.

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  • Scott Kelley
  • 30-07-2020

Great

Great book the only problem is I found this series kinda early and now I have to wait an undetermined amount of time for the next book. Please don't be like some other authors that only put part of a series to audio format.

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  • Jay_Bee
  • 20-06-2020

A fun listen

A decent sequel to Sucks to be Me. I find that the trust that Donna puts in others so blindly is reckless and a little unbelievable, she’s known these people two weeks and she’s trusting them with her deepest secrets. Also the pace is a little slow, I feel like the entire book was a set up for the next book rather than a complete story in its own right. Still worth a listen and I look forward to the next one.

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  • S. Lacey
  • 16-05-2020

Brilliant

I love Belladonna's new staff! I'm really enjoying this new series and can't wait for the next book, especially as this one ended with a cliffhanger.

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  • Gillian
  • 15-05-2020

Another Brilliant Listen in This Series

Total fan of everything I’ve ever listened to of Kristen Painters. She brings every character to life. I hope the next in the series is available on Audible soon. Cant wait to read/listen to it.

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  • Lucie K
  • 07-05-2020

Just superb

I would say her best book yet!

Not a boring minute in the whole book. LOVE IT!