Friday, October 23, 2009

REVIEW: Bunco Babes Tell All by Maria Geraci

Meet the Bunco Babes of Whispering Bay. Every Thursday night they roll dice, drink frozen margaritas, and catch up on all the gossip in their small north Florida town. Kitty Burke is the only Bunco Babe who is still single—which is okay—but she’s thirty-five and may need to face that her image of Mr. Right is all wrong.

Take Steve. Very sexy—but on paper, with three failed marriages and a shady career, maybe not great husband material. And yes, his ring tone is “Freebird.” Certainly fellow Babes Shea Masterson and Pilar Diaz-Rothman vote thumbs down. But maybe there’s more to Steve than meets the eye? Is it time for Kitty to take a chance and hope that she can be as lucky in love as she is in Bunco?

Summary from the website of Maria Garaci

Click here to read an excerpt from the book.

My thoughts...Woot, Woot, party time!  I read a summary for the the next book,  Bunco Babes Gone Wild and thought it sounded really funny.  So I was very pleased when Maria graciously sent me a copy of the first book to review.  I really enjoyed Bunco Babes Tell All.  Let me first say, send the kiddies to their room, 'cause this book is for the grown-ups only.  There were some really steamy scenes throughout the book.  They were tasteful, but I caught myself with my mouth hanging open on numerous occasions.  Kitty is 35, childless and single, not to mention smart, beautiful and charming.  Her toilet gets clogged during her weekly Bunco game and she has to call a plumber to come (ahem) unclog her toilet.  Steve, who we discover is not really a plumber, is our very sexy, very mysterious hero.  Kitty has her work cut out for her, because Steve is like a closed book, except in bed.

Maria Garaci did a wonderful job writing a witty story about love, trust and friendship.  The Bunco babes are friends that everyone wants.  They are loyal,  fun and know how to have a good time.  Their motto is 'what happens at Bunco, stays at Bunco".  Each weekly game usually reveals some sort of drama (good or bad) as they share their signature drinks.  I am encouraged to get my girls together for a night of games and goodies.  This story reminds me how much I love and need my friends.

This is the first book outside of the paranormal genre that I have read in a while. I had a hard time putting it down.  Bunco Babes Tell All is a fun, light-hearted read and I recommend it to all mature readers.   There is even a "how-to" section in the back of the book so you can organize your own Bunco night.  The next book in the series, Bunco Babes Gone Wild is on the top of my shopping list.  I recommend you add it to yours too!  Be sure to go to Maria's website to read about some real Bunco groups, get some ideas for your own party menu and take the fun quiz to see which Bunco girl you are, I'm a Kitty. 

For more information about Maria Geraci and her books, please visit her website

If you enjoyed this book, you may also enjoy...
1. Bunco Babes Gone Wild by Maria Geraci
2. The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews
3. Can't Stand The Heat (A Recipe for Love) by Louisa Edwards

(disclosure) This book was submitted by the author for review.


Maria Geraci said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the book! Thanks for the lovely review:)

Juju at Tales of said...

Great review. I LOVE Freebird :)

gapyeargirl123 said...

Sounds like fun!

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Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

I'm getting this for my grandma for Christmas. She has played bunco for years with the same group of women. She'll love it!

elnice said...

I had never heard of Bunco before, but is sounds like fun (I like dice games). She should really enjoy reading this!

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