Miserable and depressed after yet another failed relationship, Dixie has been roped into playing chauffeur on her grandmother and great aunt's annual pilgrimage to Graceland. The only thing worse than being depressed and alone with a pint of ice cream is being depressed and accompanied by a couple of batty septuagenarians with Elvis obsessions.
It's all well and good until the ancient Cadillac breaks down in the middle of nowhere. The only shelter available is at the decrepit, mafia-run Viva Tupelo Hotel and Casino. As they are checking in to the hotel that has seen far better days, Dixie sees the last person she expects: her ex. The man who dumped her without a backward glance.
Nick never wanted to be an undercover agent. He was pretty happy with his IT position in a local field office and the curvy brunette who made his head spin. But by virtue of having the right look and the ability to sing, he was suddenly an Elvis impersonator spying on a mob boss. And the curvy brunette who made his head spin just walked into the middle of his first and only sting operation. He's not sure who's going to kill him first - the mob boss he's burning or the woman who could blow his cover!
©2014 Seraphina Donavan (P)2016 Seraphina Donavan
Writer, reader, now an avid listener, why hadn't I discovered this before!
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This was a very funny story, great to listen to, makes you laugh, think and wish your family was like it. I think the narrator did a great job here, Dixie was a great character, and the narrator's male characters were also really well done. Much easier to listen distinguish each one.
I'd recommend this for anyone who wants a short break from the world. It will leave you satisfied and happy with both the writer and narrator, this was a good choice. And of the two I listened to more recently I thoroughly enjoyed this one. Thank you for letting me into this world for a brief moment.
I will look for more from both these two.
Get your funny on with this little gem!
If you like funny modern romances with quirky characters and absurd situations, this is the book for you. This story, despite being short, has a touch of everything - a little za-za-zing, a little suspense, a few mad-as-hatter characters and lots of laughs. The narration was a perfect match for the story and characters.
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"Short but Sweet Funny and Enjoyable"
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The story begins with Dixie driving her grandma and aunt to Graceland when the car dies.
Dixie is heartbroken having her boyfriend leave without a word 2 weeks earlier. She sees him dressed like Elvis at a hotel...undercover as an FBI agent.
A crazy like a fox aunt, Nick ( boyfriend) sweet and sexy man, and Mafia make a quick and fun filled romp...with a little heat added.
The narrator and perfect Southern accents, on point male voices and fantastic emotion in her voice!
Short but such a fun ride!!!
This story was sweet and funny. I enjoyed listening and will listen to more by this author.
"Laugh Out Loud Fun!"
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This book had me giggling from beginning to end. Dixie is chaperoning her grandmother, Irma, and her great-aunt, Frances (Frankie), on their annual trip to pay homage to ‘The King’ at Graceland. Dixie has just recently been dumped by Nick and would much rather be home drowning her sorrows in ice cream but, since neither of the lovely little old ladies are up to driving, Dixie agrees to drive them in her grandmother’s vintage Cadillac. Out in the middle of nowhere, the car breaks down and the three women are driven to a broken down hotel/casino by the tow truck driver, while the Cadillac is being fixed.
Entering the lobby Dixie comes face-to-face with good ol’ Nick, in full Elvis regalia, and the story takes off on a hilarious journey into Mafioso territory never before seen or experienced by anyone, ever. I don’t want to spoil any of the story so, all I will say is things are not at all what they seem.
These characters will grab hold of your heart and make you want to call them your friends and family. The banter between them is priceless and will keep you laughing long after you’ve finished the book. Narrator, Suzanne Barbetta, does an absolutely incredible job of bringing all of the characters to life, each with their own unique characteristics masterfully portrayed by Barbetta.
This is a short read, but so much fun I will be listening to it again and again, and I will definitely be searching out more works by Seraphina Donavan.
"I really enjoyed this book"
Funny, Hot and Crazy
Frankie. She was in essence a side character but she brought a lot to the story. I would love a book just about her.
I really liked how she gave each character their own voice. Even though it was a short read I really was engaged in the story from her narration.
I really liked this book. It was short but still very good and very funny. I liked all the characters especially Frankie. She needs her own book. I liked the romance between Dixie and Nick or Elvis and Cilla. I could see this being a movie.I really enjoyed the narration. I have never listened to a book by Suzanne Barbetta but she did a really good job with all the characters and I loved the southern accents.
"Sweet Dixie & Elvis"
Most definitely short easy to listen and funny, who wouldn't like a break in their day with a good audiobook. Unlike most short stories this ended in a way that felt complete, don`t get me wrong I would love a full length novel with these characters.
Well as an Elvis fan that was my #1 but Frankie was unforgettable, she had me in fits of laughter.
Seriously all of them, she had me from the first chapter. Her Dixie was fantastic, Frankie brilliant but she was wonderful with all the male characters. I think she has another stalker to deal with, sorry Suzanne.
My only extreme reaction was laughing a little to loud while doing my grocery shopping and everyone stopped to look at me.
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"Good Luch Charm"
Overall yes, it was a nice audiobook to pass the time with.
More character development.
Because this is a short read, it didn't have enough depth that would have made me more invested in the story.
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"This book will make you smile!"
This is a short, fun read. I am an huge Elvis fan, so was taken immediately with the premise of Dixie going to Graceland with her Grandmother and great aunt. There she ran into her boyfriend, Nick...or is it her boyfriend? He disappeared not calling her for two weeks and Dixie was hurt and angry! Little did she know the adventure these two old women and Nick would be taking her on. You will laugh out loud at the antics of these industrious, inventive women and see them save the day for Nick! I loved Frankie and Grandma, the way they interact and just work the mob men into putty.
I definitely recommend this, you will be smiling all the way through(and it's not just the humor...some of the scenes are hot!)
Suzanne Barbetta has the perfect voice for this. A little twang for Dixie and the women...a great mob/goon voice for the bad guys. She will keep you listening!
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