Thursday, February 27, 2014
Shame On You by Tara Sivec ~ Review
War veteran Kennedy O’Brien is in the business of sticking it to the man—or at least any man who tries to cross a woman. After she returned home from Afghanistan and caught her husband in bed with the nanny, Kennedy lost her faith in men and started Fool Me Once Investigations with her two best friends. After all, there’s no better bounty hunter than a woman scorned.
When Kennedy takes a case to slap cuffs on a bail jumper turned dog-napper, she figures it’ll be an easy paycheck. But trouble has a way of finding Kennedy. Enter the last man on the planet she’d willingly choose as a partner: her cheating ex-husband’s best friend, Griffin Crawford.
As gorgeous as he is unwelcome, Griffin has always had a thing for Kennedy, and after keeping quiet about her ex’s cheating, he’ll do anything to earn back her trust. Whether or not she wants to admit it, Kennedy will need help as the case of the Chihuahua thief spirals out of control. Griffin may be just her man—in more ways than one.
This was a really quick, light, fun read!
I whipped right through Shame On You in one sitting, within a couple of hours actually. I'm sure your wondering why the 3 star rating......first remember 3 stars is good. Here's the thing....I liked this book but I didn't love it. What held back my rating was I just didn't really connect to it. The thing Sivec always manages to bring to the plate is her signature funny....and she did bring that in Shame On You....Kennedy's Dad and Uncle made the book, they were hilarious...and Griffin...smoking HOT! I have to mention my favorite thing about the book....the "GD" taglines at the end of each chapter...now they were a hoot!
The story....Kennedy comes home from the military and learns of her husband's indiscretions and a betrayal by a close friend. She chooses to help with the family business, Bail Bonds. Her father and Uncle Wallie have a job for her, find a jumper, oh and they also spring on her that she is getting a new partner. Kennedy wants NO part of this, she likes to work alone, especially when she finds out that partner is Griffin Crawford, her cheating ex-husband’s best friend and the friend that Kennedy also believed betrayed her. It's not long before sparks fly between Kennedy and Griffin. Can Kennedy forgive Griffin and work with him to catch the bad guy? Or will she let her feelings get in the way?
Shame On You is a fast pace read with quite a few twists and turns you won't see coming. If your looking for a quick, silly, funny read then snatch this one up!
*Reviewed by Brandi
About the Author
Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when they all three of them become adults and move out.
After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of boredom. She is the author of the Playing with Fire series and the Chocolate Lovers series. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book.
In her spare time, Tara loves to dream about all of the baking she’ll do and naps she’ll take when she ever gets spare time.
Tara also writes under the pen name T.E. Sivec
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