Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Review: Sleigh Belles by Beth Albright

Title: Sleigh Belles 
Author: Beth Albright 
Series: Sassy Belles, #3  
Published: September 2013 Harlequin MIRA 
Format: ARC, e-copy, 336 pages 
Source: Netgalley

Join the Sassy Belles this holiday season—it's Christmas, Southern-style!

With her hair perfectly coiffed, nails freshly manicured and a heavy trail of perfume wafting behind her, local news reporter Dallas Dubois is sure she's about to kick her career—and maybe her love life—into high gear. The director of the Tuscaloosa children's Christmas play has fallen ill, and Dallas is ordered by her station manager to take the reins. Everyone is shocked—especially Cal Hollingsworth, who still remembers her as the Ice Queen from high school.

If nothing else, Dallas has never met a challenge that a little lip gloss and a Chanel knockoff couldn't fix. But she has no idea how to relate to these kids, and their brutal honesty is giving her pause. Things are made even more complicated by the butterflies she gets whenever Cal is near….

But when long-lost family members reenter her life, Dallas's icy veneer begins to melt. And with Cal by her side, she soon realizes that it's what's under all the hair spray that counts.

My thoughts: This is the third book in Beth Albright's Sassy Belles series and it's such a fun series. As much as I have loved all three books, I have to say I think this one is my favorite.

In Sleigh Belles, we finally get Dallas's story. Dallas has been part of this series since book one, although she hasn't always been portrayed in the nicest of lights. I knew there had to be more to her than that tough, mean-gal personna she showed us and sure enough I was right. 

Dallas has not had the easiest of lives and has put up walls around her to protect her already fragile heart. It's not until she's shown the real meaning of love and family that those walls start coming down and watching that happen actually brought tears to my eyes at times. I loved seeing the vulnerable side of Dallas and we get to see that quite a few times throughout the book. Not only does she repair some mended bridges with her family, but some of her friendships she thought were long lost are back and stronger than ever.

I have loved reading this series and getting to know these fun, charming Sassy Belles - Blake, Vivi and Dallas, along with their significant others and the rest of the Tuscalossa towns folk. With each book, I felt the southern charm just oozing off the pages and it made me want to go visit. I know that Beth Albright is busy working on her next set of books and I can't wait to get my hands on those!!! 

If you've read any of these books, which Sassy Belle is your favorite?

Books in this series:
  1. The Sassy Belles
  2. Wedding Belles
  3. Sleigh Belles


  1. I loved The Sassy Belles. I actually laughed out loud so many times reading that book. I am smiling right now as I type just thinking about it. Wedding Belles was very good too. Since you say that Sleigh Belles was your favorite, I am really looking forward to reading it. Thank you!

    1. Yes, this series was great and there are plenty of laugh-out-loud scenarios.


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