Wednesday, April 2, 2014

REVIEW & SPOTLIGHT: "Shame on You" by Tara Sivec

Title: Shame on You
Series: Fool Me Once #1
Author: Tara Sivec
Release: April 25, 2014 by Montlake Romance


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.


Rating: 4 Stars ****

Okay so this is like my 7th or 8th Tara Sivec read and it did not disappoint! I so badly want to be one of the chicks in her books; they’re always sexy, hot, funny, and have a “this is me, like it or not” attitude.  Is that asking too much? I think not.  Anyways, I digress.  Tara has such great writing capabilities – I’ve never read one of hers I didn’t get swept away by.

In Shame on You we meet Kennedy (her family has some of the greatest names ever). She’s the kick ass take names later bad ass who actually fought in the front lines in Afghanistan, who came home, married a douche, divorced said douche and opened up a PI firm called Fool Me Once with her two best friends  who also married douches, hence the name Fool Me Once.  LOVE IT!

Kennedy takes the case of a bail jumper/dog-napper that needs to be found ASAP seeing as her dad was the bail bondsman but her daddy has other plans for the arrest.  Much to her chagrin he’s hired her former (male) best friend, Griffin,  who is sexy as sin and fought on the front lines with her in Afghanistan; the same best friend who she thinks helped hide her douche’s indiscretions, to assist her on capturing the fugitive. 
First off, Tinkerdoodle – the dognapped little ankle biter almost steals the show – he needs his own book, Tara!  Secondly – When Kennedy and Griffin are together it sizzles.  Everything is electric.  They each try to sabotage the others search efforts, they place bets on who will find the fugitive first, they love Notre Dame football and driving each other freaking nuts – it’s great!

This is an awesome quick, sexy, and funny read.  My only problem with this book – I NEEDED MORE! I wanted a full 300 pages of this explosive and sexy chemistry!   It was that great guys and gals!! That great! Read it for yourselves to find out all the shenanigans they pull and to see all the sexiness that Tara Sivec always delivers.

~ Shannon D.

Favorite Quotes:

"I hope his penis falls off. I hope it rots and falls off inside of Miss Teen USA, therefore causing her perfect, twenty-two-year-old vagina to rot and fall out of her thong when she sneezes.
How did Lorelei not know that Doug likes to play slap and tickle with balls instead of boobs? Because men are rat bastards, that’s how,…….."

"My grandfather, my Uncle Wally, my two cousins Beaver and Ward (my Aunt Janet loved the TV show Leave It to Beaver—don’t ask), and both of my older brothers , Bobby and Ted. (Bobby, Ted, Kennedy. Go ahead and get it out of your system now. My Irish-American mother always wanted to be Jackie O, sue me.)"

He was supposed to pick them up for dinner tonight and cancelled at the last minute. I’m sure Chloe with an e had episodes of Sesame Street she needed to watch or something

 “She needs to be waterboarded with pasta and potatoes”  - Paige talking about Chloe with an e and how skinny she is – HAHAHAHAHA

"Griffin isn’t good looking. Griffin is hot as balls"

“Are you referring to the ass you were staring at when I pulled up?  I just want to make sure I’m understanding you correctly. “

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, the Chocolate Lovers series, the Chocoholics series, the Fool Me Once series and Watch Over Me. 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.
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