Deep Fried And Pickled By Paisley Ray

I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

Deep Fried And Pickled

Deep Fried And PickledDeep Fried And Pickled. Paisley Ray books are not your typical fiction. A young woman’s plan for an art history degree turns into an outrageous series of misadventures in this laugh-out-loud romp about a girl who enrolls in a southern college during the height of the crazy era that was the 1980’s. This collection crosses genres of chick lit, mystery, romance, humor, and action with the possibility of a corpse or two. To date there are 8 novels in this humorous romantic misadventure mystery series with book #9 due to release spring of 2016.

It’s ’86, the era of Pop Rocks, Jelly shoes, and big hair rock bands. Rachael O’Brien’s freshman plan seems simple: Attend a southern college, earn a degree, party, and meet cute guys—hopefully acing the latter two.

But being threatened by a jealous She-Devil, avoiding the advances of a thirty-something redneck, and discovering an art fraud scheme thwart her “to do” list. On top of her troubles at school, Rachael finds herself forging a new relationship with her emotionally shaken father after Mom abandons the family to pursue a psychic calling.

Bad decision-making, law-bending behavior, and surprise romances make freshman year memorable in Paisley Ray’s DEEP FRIED AND PICKLED.

“I often get asked by readers what order THE RACHAEL O’BRIEN CHRONICLES books should be read in. Each book can be read without any prior knowledge of any of the others. That said, some readers do want to follow a chronological list of events in Rachael’s southern fried, 80’s college life antics so here it is”…..

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My Thoughts On Deep Fried And Pickled:

Being a Southern gal myself, raised in the 80’s and 90’s, it was refreshing to “catch up” on some of the clothing styles, antics and lingo from then. I remember all too well the Swatch watch, tye dye shirts and jelly shoes. Man those things made your feet stink!

Deep Fried and Pickled has a really great story-line. There’s mystery, comedy, danger and even a little romance. The characters are fun, lovable (mostly) and hilarious. Although it has it’s fair share of jerks in this story. This book has a ton of comic relief. There is some language, sexual references, drugs and alcohol but it is a book 80’s college kids so…. It’s a bout a time of partying along with the learnin’. Being a southern gal who enjoys a little moonshine from time to time I especially love the part about the “Bathtub Dew”.  <—- Funny stuff right there!

Rachael sure does fall (literally) on some bad luck throughout this story. Luckily she has her friends and “frenemies” to help her out along the way.  I love that she gets “Southernized”. She fits right in! There were a few times I felt like the South was being poked fun at, but really, it went along with the story perfectly. So it was all good. The plot thickens as more “bad guys” pop into the story but it all makes sense and flows great!

The scenery and the characters are described so well that I could picture them. I had sort of a movie going through my mind as I read the book. I could see the girls getting drunk and into trouble. I could hear their voices as they talked to each other, flirted with guys and fought off the She Devil. I could almost even smell the deer steaks grilling!

Deep fried and Pickled is so funny, I couldn’t put it down. I read it in a day and can’t wait for more.

I have got to read the other books in this series!

Others thoughts:

“Being a Southern girl and child of the 80s myself, I enjoyed the characters, the setting and the period references. Good plot without being too serious or watered down.”

“This fun and quirky mystery was very nostalgic for me as I got to relive the eighties through Rachael.”

“An entertaining read. Fresh new characters and some zany plot twists kept me reading late into the night.”
Above reviews from Amazon

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About the Author

23588331263 acd5973e38 oBorn and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Paisley Ray, a steelworker’s daughter spent summer breaks with relatives on the Carolina shores. It didn’t take long for a love of southern to become rooted in her veins, and years later, yield the setting for her novels. Most days, Paisley can be found crafting the antics for the newest book in THE RACHAEL O’BRIEN CHRONICLES.

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