Review: Tabitha Sharpe’s Mobbin’ For a Bellshire Boy 3: Married to the Gang (Interview + SPOILERS)

Who:

Authoress Tabitha Sharpe

What:

Mobbin’ For a Bellshire Boy 3: Married to the Gang 

It’s here!!

 

Today is the day we have been waiting for. Tabitha Sharpe’s third installment of the Bellshire Boys
series releases today!

Tabitha gave me a preview of Mobbin’ For A Bellshire Boy: Married to The Gang 3 and I can confidently say it was worth the wait.

I read it in about 3 hours flat.

Overview

Just a glimpse

 

Bellshire 3 picks up where Bellshire 2 left off. Brazil’s “long-lost” mother shows up -unannounced and unexpected- at her Aunt Ketoya’s house -along with the man that made her run from the street life while pregnant with Brazil.

Brazil is not the only one dealing with familial shakeups. Kya’s father, Corleone dropped a bomb on Bama at his daughter’s funeral that could change everything for everyone if confirmed.

Katarra is still missing and Brooklyn is on the verge of losing it all. Beta to the rescue! But along with him, he brings questions about the family money and tensions built up over a lifetime between the Bellshire Brothers.

Beta falls under the spell of hard-working Tarra ’Lynn. Her sweet demeanor and refreshing honesty crack his shell and get his blood pumping. But Beta is holding more than a few dark secrets in his past and present from Tarra and everyone else.

Katarra’s insane ex Leo has plans for his runaway wife and will do anything and destroy anyone who gets in his way. He knows what’s best for her, and she will too, even if he has to kill her prove it.

Playing along until a chance to escape presents itself, Katarra’s only goal is to get back to Brooklyn and the life she now knows she deserves. Her love for him and her contempt for Leo is all that keeps her going. And she will be going, one way or another.

As the de facto head of her family, Brazil has to make a choice she never wanted. Her birthright refuses to be denied or escaped, however. What she decides will affect her entire family and her unborn child.

 

First Impressions

The third installment of the Bellshire series introduces the third brother Beta.  Tabitha gets a little more serious in this one, and it fits. The more you know, the more you have to know. Her artful twists and turns bring you to the edge and keep you there from page one.

Pros

The pace of Bellshire 3 is slightly slower than Bellshire 1 and 2. This works however because there is more to absorb and understand about the newly revealed family ties. It is still a quick read however, as I stated it only took me 3 hours to finish it.

At which point I nagged Tabitha about when Bellshire 4, the finale would be available. As of today, there is no release date set.

A lot of questions are answered in Bellshire 3 and justice is served to those that have it coming. Decisions are made and bridges are rebuilt. Like any skilled author, Tabitha dangles just enough loose ends to leave her readers eager for what’s next.

Revelations and glimpses into motivations both good and not so good keep this story rolling right up until the cliffhanger ending.

Tabitha bases her stories primarily in and around her hometown of Nashville, TN. This lends a flavor of familiarity and authenticity that makes you feel as though you are driving along these streets with her vivid characters as they struggle to overcome the obstacles standing in the way of peace, love, and happiness.

Cons

It’s too short!!

As quickly as Tabitha produces her work, we are still at the mercy of the publishing process. As of this writing, Bellshire 3 was not yet live, so her readers were poised to pounce when it did drop this afternoon.

Who is Tabitha Sharpe?

According to her Amazon bio:

Born in Nashville but very well-traveled, Tabitha Sharpe was raised to appreciate culture, the arts, and entertainment. When her father passed away in 1998, Tabitha took to writing as a coping mechanism where she felt instantly soothed through the pen. Growing up in the suburbs of Nashville years later, she was given many opportunities to participate in screenplays, puppet shows, and even write a few movie scripts for local artists.

Tabitha Sharpe grew up too fast, getting into trouble, always feeling as if she had something to prove to others, and even herself, landing her in jails all over Tennessee, and in trouble more times than she cares to admit. After being incarcerated for a year in 2014, she emerged from the trenches with a dream and a goal, to not only do better, but be better, and in doing so, she decided to fulfill the long-time dream she’d always had for herself of becoming a professional writer.

Tabitha Sharpe is not only a reformed criminal, but she is a vivacious, young author on the rise in her rebooted life.

In 2015, Tabitha released her first full-length novel, Behind Our Husbands’ Lies.

Paperback only. Currently out of stock

To date, Tabitha has published over thirty books that can all be found on Kindle Unlimited on Amazon

To me, Tabitha exemplifies the ideal indie author. She has produced an impressive body of work in just 4 short years. Aside from that, she offers her services to other writers, as well as mentoring.

I can personally testify that her mentorship works wonders. I look forward to growing as an author under her tutelage. She works for herself, much as I look forward to doing at Wealthy Affiliate, but she also works for her future, her readers, and their future.

Many of Tabitha’s loyal following are aspiring or fledgling authors like myself. She does not stand above us. She is down in the trenches, giving her time and experience to assist and encourage those of us who are hoping to join her as published authors.

Value

You can snag Bellshire 3 for $7.99 on Amazon Kindle, Bellshire 2 is currently at $2.99, and Bellshire 1 is only $.99. If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read it for free before you buy, but why wait? We know it’s as good as yours.

Take it or Leave it

Take it! Even if you haven’t read a word of Tabitha’s Bellshire series, you will be hooked as soon as you do. I never read urban fiction before, and I am steadily collecting her work and enjoying each one as much as the last. Although this series and many others are urban fiction, she does have quite a few books that step outside of this genre.

The Interview!!

I know you have been waiting to hear from the lady herself. Thank you for stopping by and if you have any questions or comments, feel free to drop me a message down below. Enjoy!

 

Why are you still here? Go get Bellshire 3 and tell me what you think of it!

 

27 thoughts on “Review: Tabitha Sharpe’s Mobbin’ For a Bellshire Boy 3: Married to the Gang (Interview + SPOILERS)

  1. Hi Gwendolyn,

    Loved your review of Tabitha Sharpe’s Mobbin’ For a Bellshire Boy 3: Married to the Gang (Interview + SPOILERS) wow she really is a very interesting person. From being in jail to becoming an established author, that takes some courage and determination. The story about the long lost mother will resonate with some people, family tensions between the bellshire brothers, I’ll bet that sounds familiar to some families! The story is based around Nashville, the country music epicentre of the world! Great spot we were there for the 4th of July celebrations Shania Twaine sang it was fab, have you been?

    This book sounds like a very good read, thanks for sharing.Fintan

    1. Fintan,

      Thank you and you are welcome. 

      Unfortunately, I have never been to Nashville, but I hope to be able to travel as I wish soon. 

      Tabitha is one of the most grounded people I have ever met and conversations with her are just pure pleasure. 

      Don’t be too starry-eyed over Brazil’s mother, by the way. She may not be what she seems, and she may be quite a bit more. 

      The tension between the brothers is one of my favorite things about Bellshire 3. We really didn’t see that between Bama and Brooklyn, but it is loud and clear when Beta joins them. 

      They seem to work things out, however, and in Bellshire 4 we will finally get to meet Brick, whos “has no chill” LOL.

      Thanks for stopping by & let me know what you think if you get a chance to catch up. The finale is coming soon!

      Gwendolyn J

  2. Another great review of the Bellshire Series and this latest installment, Bellshire 3, seems like it is headed to success as the other books in the series have. Based on your 3-hour marathon of reading it through, it is safe to say it too is a page-turner. The slower pace of the plot for this one that you mention is not a bad thing, as it gives the author the space to develop the characters a bit and of course, add new ones as well.

    Tabitha Sharpe has a bright future in the publishing world it is evident, and the experiences of her past/youth provide rich grounds for the creation of more such epics as the Bellshire Series I have no doubt. I always admire people that can capture the essence of that around them and make us see things we would miss as they are telling their story.

    Over time, I could see this Bellshire Boys series being ripe for the creation of a television show, as either a one-time movie, a short series or more. The interview that you recorded was also quite revealing and useful to understand the genius behind the words/books/series.

    Nothing but the best do I wish for you, Tabitha, her Bellshire Boys series. Loved the review and I will be looking at the new release as well. One question: Who does the design work for the covers? They all look really fantastic!   

    1. Dave,

      It appears that Bellshire 4 may be released sometime later this month. Tabitha will let me know the date when she has it.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the review and the interview. We had a blast and even talked for another 2 or 3 hours after we ended it. 

      I could see Bellshire as a movie or a mini-series as well. Wait until I tell her, she will be all squeals!

      I have invited her to guest blog here, so we should be seeing more of her soon. 

      FYI, she even jumped in to respond to comments!

      I’ll ask her about the covers. It slipped my mind during the interview. The paranormal confession got me off track.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Gwendolyn J

  3. I hate it when the series keeps you hanging, for another long wait lol,

    I’m looking forward to it’s arrival. Married To The Gang is such a great title huh. I hope this makes it to a box a box office and I was in production. Tabitha writing is so relative…

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Rob

    1. Rob,

      I know right? And Tabitha is very good at the cliffhangers. You love to hate it LOL.

      Hopefully, the wait won’t be too long. Tabitha told me Bellshire 4 is complete and in editing as of the interview. We should have a solid release date soon.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Gwendolyn J

  4. Hi,

    I have always learned something new with every post you make. Waooo incredible facts about “Review Tabitha Sharpe’s Mobbin” Interesting information. I’m always on the lookout for an interesting catching story and this Tabitha Sharpe’s Mobbin for a Bellshire Boy seems to be one of those. It’s always so insightful to hear an author’s take on their own work and learning a bit about Tabitha’s background seems to give a rich context to this series. Urban fiction is a genre that I have yet to delve too deeply into but I could see this series as an Excellent start to summer beach reading.

    Your post has come to me at a very good time! Thank you very much!

    1. Nasrin,

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the review! 

      As far as summer reading, I would suggest picking up a few more titles in Tabitha’s catalog, I get so caught p in her writing that I can’t beleive it when I hit the last page. 

      Like, I stare at it waiting for more pages to magically appear. LOL

      But 4 is coming soon and maybe those invisible pages will actually show up this time 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gwendolyn J

  5. I had never heard of the author Tabitha Shape. Her novels, in particularly the Belshire Boy trilogy sounded very interesting. There appears to be quite a cast of engaging characters that would make the series good reading. 

    There is one major problem I have. I am such a slow reader and tend to forget what I read the further I go into a novel. It looks that the Belshire Boy series would be captivating enough to keep me engaged to read the novels in short order. Thanks for giving us more information on the author and introducing me to her body of work.

    1. Edwin,

      So far, the series runs about between 150-170 pages each. Definitely a quick read and absolutely engaging from page one. I love the pace of the stories but I am always so sad when I finish them!

      Part 4 is coming soon, though. In the meantime, I’ve started reading another series, All I Need is Loyalty.

      So Bellshire is actually a 4-part, but Loyalty is only 3Her longest series so far is Cocaine & Lexy at 6 books, but I have not read those yet. 

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Gwendolyn J

    2. Hi, Edwin!

      I’m hoping to get my books on audio soon so that my readers can listen to the books instead of reading them to add convenience and hopefully add an element of memory since it’ll be another voice you’re listening to instead of your own to stand out in your own mind.

  6. The series and author are not known to me, however I found the review to be really good, engaging and full of the thought behind the plot.  If this book was my kind of read it would in my kindle, nevertheless for those who like this type of fiction think that it would be an excellent read.

    The only disappointment was that whilst there was music, there was no voice sound on the video.

    1. Stuart,

      Sorry about the video. It’s actually over an hour long. The music is covering up some idle chatter we had going on while we were waiting for viewers to join, as we were live streaming.

      We get started with the interview around 4:10. 

      I get what you’re saying about not caring for the genre, and generally speaking neither do I. In fact, Tabitha is not a huge fan of urban fiction either. 

      Which is probably why her work stands head and shoulders above other authors in the genre that I have tried. 

      Her early work was not urban fiction. I particularly enjoy Bound by Eden, which is more paranormal/fantasy.

      She writes urban fiction, but it is not all she writes. 

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Gwendolyn J

    2. Hi, Stuart!

      Thank you so much for reading the review. It is still so shocking to me how well it read; it made me want to go read my own book. If you’re in the market for fantasy or even mystery, let me know. I’d love to still get you on board, as I can see myself being a regular on Gwen’s blog site 🙂

  7. Thanks for the interesting review.

    I’m always on the lookout for an interesting catching story and this Tabitha Sharpe’s Mobbin for a Bellshire Boy seems to be one of those.

    I’ll check out the older publications first due to not having heard of the series before. Is there an audio version available? I do prefer listening to my books in the evening 🙂

    1. Stefan,

      Tabitha has mentioned converting some of her books into audio, but I have not heard anything more than that. 

      She does have a lot of projects up in the air, but she is always open to new ventures. 

      If you want to grab the first two books in the Bellshire series, I reviewed them here

      Hope you get caught up because the finale is coming soon!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Gwendolyn J

    2. Hi, Stefan

      Thanks for taking a chance on reading one of my newest releases. I do plan to eventually transfer a lot of my books to audible by the end of the year, and by then, hopefully you love them so much, you’ll come back and listen on audible.

      Thanks for the comment!

  8. This series sounds excellent for a nice reading binge! It’s always so insightful to hear an author’s take on their own work and learning a bit about Tabitha’s background seems to give a rich context to this series. Who doesn’t love a good quick page turner! Urban fiction is a genre that I have yet to delve too deeply into but I could see this series as an AWESOME start to summer beach reading. Thanks for the review and interview share, looking forward to checking this series out! Have you found any other author’s worth looking into for quick reads like this? 

    1. Connor,

      Tabitha’s Bellshire series is the first urban fiction I have actually read and enjoyed. Before this, I never could get into the genre. 

      It was too stereotypical for me. Tabitha changes things up and her storytelling style is so engrossing. Even though my mind was set against urban fiction, she turned me into a fan!

      I have to say, some of the other writers in I sampled in the genre did not deliver nearly as good as Tabitha. It may be that I am spoiled by her. I encourage you to look into other writers because, as she said, they are mostly indie authors.

      Glad you enjoyed the review, and get caught up! The finale is coming soon!

      Gwendolyn J

  9. So glad I came across your review. I have not started this series yet, but I am looking forward to it now. I have not been able to find a real page-turner in quite some time and this looks like just the book! A reformed criminal myself, I can not wait to read content from an author I can relate to. The story seems right up my alley too. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Ashley,

      Tabitha makes no secret of her past. She wanted to show others that no matter what you’ve done, you can and will do better if you apply yourself and stay focused.

      You will not be disappointed in Tabitha’s work, but make sure you get caught up on Bellshire because the finale is coming soon!

      We get sneak peeks in her Facebook reading group, so check into that too.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Gwendolyn J

  10. Now that is what I call fast reading 3 hours!. Being short…in anticipation do think there will be a fourth edition to the series?.

    1. Derek,
      Bellshire 4 is tentatively slated to release this month (June), BEleive me, all of her readers are ready for it.
      I will be doing a review of that one, and Tabitha is open to another video interview as well. We will try to keep this one shorter but she is such a pleasure to talk to!
      If you’re interested in reading the series, feel free to check them out on Amazon Kindle, along with Tabitha’s other works.

      Thanks for stopping by!
      Gwendolyn J

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