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Cop Burke Basile has nothing left to lose. Marriage and career over, he focuses on nemesis Pinkie Duvall, flamboyant lawyer who saves killers from justice. Burke kidnaps Remy, Pinkie's trophy wife. Their attraction is electric. Remy will do anything to save her innocent sister, still in her alumni convent school. On Fat Tuesday, masks are stripped away....

Title : Fat Tuesday
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ISBN : 9780446605588
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 458 Pages
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Fat Tuesday Reviews

  • ♥Sharon♥
    2019-01-04 09:56

    After a very slow start, I ended up really enjoying this one. I do have to say though, if you are already a Sandra Brown fan I'm guessing you’ll enjoy it too but if you have never read any of her books, this one might not be the best one to start with.Anywhoooo, in Fat Tuesday we meet Burke Basile and Remy Duvall. I’d be amiss if I didn’t mention the rather repulsive Pinkie Duvall and Wayne Bardo too. These two just bugged the crap out of me. There was not one thing I like about them but I am sure that was the point of their characters.The setting is New Orleans (of course with the title Fat Tuesday) and the story encompasses the beauty and excitement that surrounds the people there. There is corruption going on in the N O P D that has caused people to be on edge. Burke Basile, a narcotics officer, has suffered the loss of his partner at his own hands. The courts have returned no justice so he decides to take matters into his own hands. He separates himself from the police force and sets out on his on vendetta.Burke ~ was your typical SB bad-tempered yet sexy hero. Not much was going his way and where he had found happiness in the past was no longer there for him. When he decides to seek vengeance again Pinkie Duvall he winds up taking on a “partner” that makes him a bit edgy and ends up playing a role that he had no business doing. But it was a way to get to the one person that Pinkie controlled and worshipped. His wife Remy. Remy ~ there was a certain innocence about her. Though being married to Pinkie would lead you to think differently. They guy was ruthless but Remy had bought her freedom with him. He was her and her sister’s way out of a life that only brought her shame.As Burke’s plan for vengeance starts to unfold some things go as planned while other things do not. Keeping Remy at his fishing cabin on the edge of a Louisiana swamp gave them the leverage to lure Pinkie in but it also put him in a situation where he would be tempted. Burke lusted after Remy and didn’t want to desire her the way he did. It would be a battle he’d end up losing.In the last 20% of the book things get absolutely crazy. The suspense heightened and there a few twists and turns. Sandra Brown always has the knack for throwing in something unexpected and I love that. I also love how the side characters are constantly throughout the book and not just popping up within a few scenes. Gregory, Ruby and Dredd all added that little extra something. ❤

  • Mo
    2018-12-27 10:08

    I should do my reviews straight away. LOL, I know I liked it but not sure if it was a 4 or 5 star read. I read it over 3 weeks ago... I know, I know, my memory is dreadful. It was good though, I do remember that.Burke Basile is a cop with nothing left to lose. Haunted by his partner's death, his marriage and his career over, he focuses on his nemesis, Pinkie Duvall, a flamboyant attorney who helps killers evade justice. Burke's shocking revenge centers around kidnapping Remy, the lawyer's trophy wife. But Burke hasn't planned on the electric attraction he'll feel for this desperate woman, who rose from the slums of New Orleans to marry a man she can never love. Nor can he predict the fierce duel that will explode as the clock ticks toward midnight on Fat Tuesday, when all masks will be stripped away--and Burke must confront his own terrifying secret. With that, his lips searched blindly for hers. He kissed her hard, crushing her mouth first at one angle, then another, and yet another. He was awkward, clumsy even. But ravenous men eat gracelessly

  • Oana
    2019-01-11 17:04

    Second time reading it, and Fat Tuesday (which isn't by any means perfect) gets another star. Why? Because, IMO, Sandra Brown is the best romantic-suspense author there is. After a looot of reading in this genre - which is my favorite by far, I finally get it: Sandra Brown is the author setting the bar in the romantic-suspense genre. Even her mediocre books are way better than anything else out there. So, hail to the queen.

  • -y.a
    2019-01-19 12:13

    The villain was a completely deranged psycho.The heroine was boring.The hero was unstable.I had a hard time believing the roles of these three characters in book. Also, there wasn't any strong connection between H/h. No chemistry whatsoever. The mystery did help move story forward, but everything else seemed flat. This book was not a good read for me.

  • Amy Metz
    2019-01-17 12:52

    Ridiculous is the word that comes to my mind for this book. I like Sandra Brown, I really do. I've read a lot of her books and have loved them. Which is why I chose this one--because of her name and my past experience with her books. But I wasted my money. She insulted my intelligence with this book, and I'm not that intelligent. It angers me that a bestselling author can put out stuff like this. And I will be wary of future books by her, which is a shame. The male mc is a mean, cantankerous, unlovable vigilante. Why would we like him? I didn't. Why would we root for him? I didn't. The female mc is a little sympathetic, but doesn't seem real. The villain was a true bad guy, but he was so bad, I got tired of him fast. There was no mystery (except who was the mole in the police department--which turned out to be ridiculous). There was no thriller. None. There was no romance--until 3/4 of the way in (SPOILER) when the two main characters--who up until then hated each other--suddenly did a 180 and fell madly in love. Ridiculous. I'm not even sure you could call it a romance. The first time he saw her he thought she looked like a hooker; he repeatedly called her a whore to her face. He kidnapped her and held her hostage in a swamp. But suddenly, they're passionately in love? Really? But she's married, he says. No, not really, she says. She wasn't married in the church, so in her mind she's not really married and adultery is okay. Really? Seriously? Ridiculous. Contrived, unreal, unlikable, and ridiculous. You've ruined my impression of you, Sandra. I don't know if I'll take a chance on you again. This one was THAT bad.

  • Cristina
    2019-01-19 10:20

    3,5 stars

  • Cheri
    2019-01-01 16:03

    A bit slow at the beginning but worth sticking with. A good crime drama set in New Orleans and the bayou swamp.

  • Jennifer
    2018-12-21 11:19

    I won this book from Goodreads First Reads last month. Once I had a day or two to read, I finished this book in one sitting. The characters are interesting yet imperfect which makes the story that much more interesting. I found this to be a page turner with a unique premise. Burke Basile, a New Orleans Detective, leaves the police department in the aftermath of a drug bust gone bad in which he accidentally kills his best friend and partner. In order to get revenge against the criminal attorney he is convinced is at the helm of the drug ring, Basile decides to kidnap the attorney’s trophy wife. Twists and turns follow and ultimately what seems like an impossible situation to overcome ends happily.

  • Judy Churchill
    2019-01-05 13:08

    Even though I had some difficulty getting into this book it got very exciting about a third of the way in. New Orleans, which never fails to enchant, was the setting for a classic dirty cop story. Action and many colorful characters made this a superb read.

  • Alissa
    2018-12-23 10:54

    I have to agree with another reviewer's comment about this book: "After a very slow start, I ended up really enjoying this one. I do have to say though, if you are already a Sandra Brown fan I'm guessing you’ll enjoy it too but if you have never read any of her books, this one might not be the best one to start with."

  • Tracy Smyth
    2019-01-10 09:55

    I really enjoyed this book. It started out fast paced but then it got bogged down a bit in the middle but then the action picked up again.

  • Kristeen Hughes
    2018-12-27 15:59

    round up to 4.5 stars.

  • Jay
    2018-12-22 14:12

    DNF at page 50 or 13%I'm having rotten luck with books this week - I've marked at least 4 as DNF and the ones I DID finish were lukewarm at best. I thought a Sandra Brown would help me get out of this reading slump. I was wrong :(The only thing I liked about the main characters were their names: Basile (hero) and Remy (heroine).Cool names for everyone.Except for Pinkie. I mean, he was supposed to be an evil hot guy (practically bursting with charisma) but I kept picturing him as Danny Devito. Cool names aside, Basile was a certified asshole and not in the "I can't wait for him to show his soft side and be redeemed" way. He needed to be removed from general population. Remy was one of the most "passive" heroines I've ever met. A coma patient would seem livelier and I thought she seemed kind of dense.Anyway, we know that some books don't age well and this was one of them. I think Sandra Brown's newer books are amazing but her "oldies" are horrible - they're full of racism, sexism and homophobia. I just can't swallow stuff like this:#1 (Context: Basile thinks Remy is a whore purely because she's wearing a sexy dress. Then he sees her talking to a guy who was arrested at 16 for strangling a prostitute)If that's the kind of creep this high-ticket whore pandered to, she deserved no better than she got.The hero thinks a prostitute who sleeps with a murderer (even though she's probably unaware of that) DESERVES to be murdered. Because she asked for it.#1.5 Again with the "whores". This was just another book where women who accepted money from men for sex were the lowest of the low with no self-respect (they even deserved to be murdered) but men who PAID them for sex were painted as gods walking among us mere mortals. This didn't just happen once or twice, Sandra Brown's problem with prostitutes was practically the main plot.#2 (Context: Basile's wife won't have sex with him)Her rejection had pissed him off, but he wasn't as pissed off as he had a right to be, and that in itself bothered him.#3 Their other cell mate was a transvestite who cowered in the corner and wept in fear of the abusive rednecks. He'd cried so hard over their insults that his fake eyelashes had come unglued, and that had brought on another crying jag.These are just the "highlights" of all the bullshit that goes on in the first 50 pages of Fat Tuesday. I'm not going to continue with a book where I constantly have to brace myself for whatever horrible and outdated stereotype is going to punch me in the face next.

  • Shirlene
    2018-12-31 12:53

    Captain Douglas Patout was commander of Narcotics and Vice of the New Orleans Police dept. Burke Bastile's partner, Detective Sergeant Kevin Stuart, had been shot in the line of duty by Burke Basile when Patrick (Pinkie) Duval used him as a human shield. Nanci was his wife. Burke's wife was Barbara.Pinkie Duvall was the prosecuting attorney for Wayne Bardo who was found innocent of his death. The verdict was read on Feb. 5th. He technically hadn't been the shooter. Kevin's death was the result of someone tipping off the bad guys that the cops were on their way. In this case it was Bastile who had done it and he felt extremely guilty. He had done this because someone had been blowing all their busts from the inside. The department was told that there would be an investigation if it happened again and Bastile wanted to make sure that it did so that an investigation would be launched. Pinkie was known for his outrageous parties after he won a trial and today was no different. His wife was getting ready when he removed all her clothes and had sex with her. He gave her a gift of expensive jewelry and she had to start dressing all over again. He went downstairs to the party and she cried. She had been tired lately and entered the party late. Comments were made about the trial and her comments were disregarded once again. Pinkie told the guests that she wasn't there for reasons other than intelligence. She was laughed at and went outside to get some air. Bardo followed her and made some pretty crude comments. Remy hated him and told him to get lost. He was rubbing against her and Bastile was watching. He didn't hear what they were saying so he assumed that she was a whore. He didn't realize that Bardo was telling her to be nice to him or he would tell Pinkie that she was coming onto him. He told Remy that she was the one who wouldn't be believed. She was worried that he might be right and she had seen what had happened to the people who got on the wrong side of Pinkie. Remy had been taken in by Pinkie when she was younger. She was put in a private Catholic school until she was old enough for Pinkie to claim as his wife. She was put there to remain pure for him. Remy had tried once to get away and Pinkie threatened to harm her sister. He sister was now in the school that Remy went to. She had a year left of high school. Remy was treated as an object of Pinkie's possession rather than a person. She tried to get a job once and the place burned to the ground. Burke didn't know who the mole was and he swore revenge for the Kevin's death. He had gone weekly to check on Kevin's wife, Nanci and she asked him to stop coming by. She didn't want to keep him around to remind her of what happened to Kevin. Burke was discouraged with the NOPD, New Orleans Police Dept. because of their repeated failures to catch the drug dealers. He felt like killing himself but came up with a different approach instead. He went to visit a friend of his who was a madam. She hated Burke and wanted to get him back, dead, for cutting up one of her girls. She told him that the way to get Pinkie was through his wife. Burke then went home to find his wife in the shower having sex with a coach at the school she worked at. They were soon divorced. Burke and a gay guy pretended to be priests and solicited Remy for donations. She wanted to see the place that she was donating to and they took her to see it. They arrived at at biker bar and the priest was identified as being gay and began to get beat on. They left Remy's bodyguard knocked out and took off. They got away but Remy got buckshot in her back. Burke took her to an ex-cop friend who owned a bait shop. Dredd took the shots out of Remy's back and Burke took her into the swamp. Burke continued to treat Remy's wounds but she was scared. She hit him over the head once and took off in the boat. Burke shot holes in the boat and she fell in the water. She couldn't swim and he had to dive in and get her. He had to then recover the boat. He had set his mind regarding her and found out her background and changed his mind. He was so attracted to her that it was difficult for him not to rape her but he told her that the wouldn't and he didn't. Pinkie had sent others to try and find them. He went to one of the cops who was badly in debt due to gambling and tried to get him to find Burke. MacQuen found Burke but told him what Pinkie was trying to do. He also went to the Doug and asked him for help. Doug ended up killing Mac when he was with Burke after he had pulled out gun. He told Burke that he had been the mole. Doug told him that the calls telling of the busts were traced back to Mac, all of them. Burke knew that was a lie because Burke had made the last call for the bust that got Kevin killed. George had run off with one of Dredd's boats and snuck back home where Pinkie's guys were waiting. George was sent back to ask about Burke's whereabouts and told Dredd that two guys were giving him 10 minutes before they were coming after him. Dredd gave George another boat and sent him away. He ended up feeding the two guys to the alligators. Pinkie was getting very frustrated at not finding Burke and Remy. He had decided that Remy was now used goods and she would have to be disposed of when she came back. Bardo had beaten up another woman and this one would survive without too much damage. Burke sent her to the madam that she knew and she went to work for her after needing a couple of weeks to heal. Burke decided to push things along so he returned Remy. Pinkie was furious so he locked Remy in her room. Burke promised to save Remy's sister so she was the first one rescued. He found out Pinkie had given Remy's sister to Wayne Bardo to do with as he pleased and he was known for cutting people up. Burke had one of the madam's women dress up as Remy's sister and he ended up rescuing her and shooting Bardo in the head. The police had been called so they were there to witness the shooting as a good one because of Bardo attempting to rape the woman. The madam was happy that Bardo was dead. He was trying to get a warrant for the arrest of Pinkie Duval from the DA but decided that he couldn't wait. He went to the Mardi Gras party that Pinkie was given to see if he could find Remy. She had pick pocketed a key to the room she was locked in and was trying to get to a phone to call Burke. She went to the greenhouse on their property and Pinkie was there. He had a safe in the greenhouse with all his records. He was trying to get things out when Remy showed up. He had a knife to her throat when Burke found them. He ended up shooting Pinkie in the head, twice. He got the revenge he had promised to his partner. He knew that he was going to kill the two of them because he didn't want to take any chances that they would get out. Pinkie had killed Doug when Doug showed up at the Mardi Gras party to kill Pinkie. Pinkie was wearing a bullet proof vest. This happened before he went to collect his records. Burke and Remy were soon married. Remy's sister was allowed to leave her Catholic school and attend the co-ed public school. Nanci was dating a business man. Remy had been anxious to work with the fake charity introduced by Burke and Gregory because she'd had a miscarriage. She and Burke were planning on trying to have children. Remy was allowed to work at an art gallery and liked in very much. She was good at her job.

  • Lucimar
    2018-12-19 09:14

    Remy era casada com um dos mais importante advogado de New Orleans, Pinkie Duvall - um advogado de porta de cadeia, que só tinha como clientes pessoas de má índole; na verdade ela era propriedade dele, filha de uma prostituta, ele se apaixonou, ou melhor,ficou obcecado por ela quando esta era adolescente, e ajudou-a mandando para um colégio de freiras, para ter certeza que ela não seria maculado e então, quando ela estava pronta, ele a trouxe com ele.Burke Basile, era o melhor policial de sua divisão e extremamente honesto que de repente perdeu tudo, a esposa e se afastou do trabalho ao perder seu parceiro de trabalho, numa noite obscura, na qual o capanga de Duvall, Bardo, armou e ele terminou matando o companheiro sem intenção . A partir deste dia ele jura se vingar de Pinkie. E então, numa ato suicida ele a rapta Remy e numa convivência cheia de perigos e mortes, eles tem a chance de se conhecerem melhor e dar asas a paixão que cresce entre eles no período de confinamento.

  • Kristen
    2018-12-26 16:18

    In Sandra Brown's Fat Tuesday, she wrote a steamy hot and suspenseful romantic suspense novel set in New Orleans. For cop Burke Basile, he had nothing to lose and focused on Pinkie Duvall, a lawyer who saved killers from justice. When Burke kidnapped Remi, Pinkie's wife, they had an electric connection, when she would do anything to save her sister, who was stashed away in a convent. During Mardi Gras, the masks were stripped away and secrets would be revealed to others.

  • Pat aka Tygyr
    2018-12-19 16:56

    New Orleans is a character in this book. All of the characters in this novel are flawed to some extent. Many by their association with the city and its darker sides. All of the action leads up to the unmasking and learning who are the bad guys and the good guys on Fat Tuesday. I always enjoy Sandra Brown and I will definitely keep this one and reread it some day.

  • Susan (the other Susan)
    2019-01-03 12:18

    I'd love to see the audiobook updated with Brown's latest narrator. The one I heard did no justice whatsoever to the New Orleans accent that can be so sexy when performed well; in fact, his attempts at regional accents were so off, it was a distraction. Read this one on paper or Kindle until there's a new version on audio, and you'll find a sexy, solidly written novel of suspense.

  • Dana
    2018-12-30 14:54

    I was thoroughly entertained by this book. The characters are colorful and delightful. I loved the mystery, and I thought the portrayal of southern hospitality as fickle and snobbish was funny (but also kinda true). As a southerner, I enjoyed the feel of the novel. I also like the good ol' boys feel and the camraderie in the bayou. This was a great read for me by the pool and at the beach.

    2019-01-11 10:56

    A guilt ridden New Orleans detective, Burke Basile takes his revenge against his nemesis, Pinkie Duvall, by kidnapping his trophy wife, Remy. And then the fireworks start!. Good read.

  • Gisela
    2019-01-13 09:01

    Re-read, so long ago that I have forgotten the details. Another excellent book by Sandra Brown. 4.5 stars.

  • Lesley
    2018-12-24 11:06

    The book that came bundled with my Goodreads Giveaways "French Silk".Very glad I won the book(s) as I'd never read Sandra Brown and I have really enjoyed both these books.

  • Кристина
    2019-01-01 10:09

    I love Sandra Brown's books.Absolutelly!

  • Filipa
    2019-01-15 17:05

    After page 100 I couldn't put down the book! Amazing ending, didn't expect it!

  • Kem
    2019-01-01 14:20

    I listened to this book on CD. I don't know if that made a difference in my rating. Normally I like Sandra Brown books, but this one not so much. I could tell who the bad guys are, but the good guys came off bad too. For a long time I didn't know what was going on. The ending was OK, but not terrific.

  • Megan
    2019-01-15 09:20

    This was a really good book actually. I honestly didn't go into it with high expectations simply because of the title but I was mostly pleasantly surprised. The main character Burke, is slightly droll, I would have liked the story better from Remy's POV I think. Also the ending was VERY rushed and abrupt though the Epilogue rounded it out nicely in the end I suppose.

  • Heather Jasinski
    2019-01-14 11:18

    3 stars. This is not the typical book I normally read. It has suspense, murder and romance in it. Some parts were a little confusing to me . I had to take a break from reading this-almost didn't finish it but kept reading .

  • Robin Atkins
    2018-12-19 11:03

    I liked this book being as dates as it is. However books stand the test of time.Burke Basile is in trouble and he goes looking for more. He had loved and lost it to find it with an unlikely lady.This is the first book I have read by Sandra Brown and won't be the last.

  • Verena Ruiz
    2019-01-08 10:16

    This is the second book I've read to date written by Sandra Brown and I have to say I have added her to the list of favorites. I've read Exclusive and really enjoyed that one. But this was even better. Didn't want to put it down. Lots of twists and turns.

  • Emma
    2019-01-04 13:04

    This book started extremely slowly and I found it hard to get into. Once the pace picked up I quite enjoyed it. 3.5 stars