MY HEART MAY BE BROKEN, BUT MY HAIR STILL LOOKS GREAT by Dixie Cash

MY HEART MAY BE BROKEN, BUT MY HAIR STILL LOOKS GREAT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The good ol' girls from Saltlick, Texas, get involved in more hair-curling adventures.

Debbie Sue and Edwina, the hairdressers who solved a murder mystery in Since You're Leaving Anyway, Take Out the Trash (2004), have started a detective agency: the Domestic Equalizers. They may not have any official background, but they do have a nose for trouble, especially of the lying-and-cheating sort. They are also matchmakers extraordinaire, but when rich daddy's girl Paige McBride and handsome ex-football star Dr. Spur Atwater move to town, the ladies have their work cut out for them. Seems that Paige, who has been cut off from her daddy's funds and has found employment at a local ranch, and Spur, who has worked his fingers to the bone for every penny he’s earned, bumped into each other several times on the path to Saltlick, and each encounter has resulted in curses. Debbie Sue and Edwina must resort to extreme measures to get the romance flowing. Bring on the margaritas! They soon institute a weekly girls' night where they spill secrets (as well as drinks) and plot with the Barbie look-alike on how to score a date with Mr. Six-Pack Abs. While the ladies liquor up their new girlfriend and spy on sexy Spur, something nefarious begins creeping into Saltlick: Older horses have been disappearing, and people are starting to beg the women to investigate. Despite their initial resistance—after all, they chase down humans, not animals—when Debbie Sue's beloved horse becomes a target, the detective agency is open for business. They just need a pretty young thing who is familiar with horses to use as a lure . . .

Droll romantic comedy with a splash of mystery and lots of Texan sass.

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-06-082618-5
Page count: 320pp
Publisher: Morrow/HarperCollins
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2005