book reviews

Book Review: Southern Belle Insults Series

Book Details:

  • Published Date: November 9, 2021
  • Author: Keke Palmer & Jasmine Guillory
  • Genre: Fiction, Humor, Short Stories
  • Format: Kindle
  • Length: Each book is no longer than 30 pages


My Dear Friend Janet (#1)

Poor Janet and her fifty shades of beige. At least her inner voice, the sensational Lady Miss Jacqueline, is coming out in an outrageously funny short story about magic, courage, and—oh honey—the wigs!

Janet Williams is practically invisible. If only she had the pluck to speak up at work, flirt with the handsome barista she sees every day, and realize how special she is. When a magical wig offers Janet a chance to shake things up, will she dare to try a bold new style? The voice in her head—flashy and fierce, with an unbridled southern drawl—tells her to go for it. And once she does, there’s no turning back.

From the Desk of Lady Miss (#2)

Hopelessly sad and lightly drab Janet takes a spin with Lady Miss Jacqueline in this hysterically funny short story of a magical wig that turns a wallflower into the flashiest bulb in the room. Does Lady Miss go too far? Always!

Lady Miss Jacqueline swears that hair makes a difference. And it does! Now Janet is taking charge on the job and making moves on a local barista she’s always shied away from. But when her brash new Lady Miss drawl gets all the wrong attention, Janet realizes that she needs to change her style—and her wig. It’s all a matter of finding the perfect fit.

Chelsea’s Work Week (#3)

According to Lady Miss Jacqueline, her dear friend Janet is killing it. But appearances deceive in this sharply funny short story about best-laid plans, dirty blondes, and living life in all caps.

After slipping on Chelsea—a magical wig that comes with a gregarious personality—Janet is making strides at work and has a new friend and a confident strut. Life is fab. Isn’t it? Honestly, there’s something missing. Where’s the adventure? The purpose? What she needs is to tap into her inner daredevil. But her mystical wigmaker has a word of caution: should Janet lose control, it might not be so easy to get it back.

Keri on the Loose (#4)

There’s a bold new Janet in town. Let Lady Miss Jacqueline spell it out for you: F-I-E-R-C-E. But there’s a lesson to be learned in this fabulously off-the-wall short story about life on the edge.

After her latest life-altering wig switch, Janet slips into leather leggings, quits her job, goes full advance on her barista crush, and makes a career commitment to her bestie, Candace. The follow-through? Not pretty. With guilt and betrayal hanging over her head (not to mention that dangerous, if fetching, wig), Janet must comb out the mess she’s made. And there’s only one way to do it.

Sophie Dreams Big (#5)

Starry-eyed Janet is enchanted by her new wig, but Lady Miss knows her dear friend will soon be caught in a tangle of doubts in this whimsical short story about courage, self-worth, and confidence.

For former pushover Janet, her Sophie curls appear to be a balanced and beautiful new addition to her magical, life-changing wig collection. She’s positively beaming, has smoothed out the wrinkles in her personal life, and is embarking on a philanthropic new business venture. Everything is ideal until the unthinkable happens and she has to stand on her own—with a final push from Lady Miss Jacqueline, of course!

I thought this was a cute, fun series. Very short and a quick read. Janet is basically invisible. She doesn’t speak up for herself and is very quiet. One day she walks into a wig shop and decides to buy a wig, she leaves as an entirely different person and these books take you on that journey with her.

Every book gave me “new wig, who dis?” vibes lol. Since the audio is free for audible, I suggest listening to the audio. It’s narrated by Keke Palmer and it was pretty entertaining listening to it.

My Overall Rating of all three books:

3.5. rounded up

4 star

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