Saturday, March 1, 2014

Shame on You (Fool Me Once #1) by Tara Sivec: REVIEW & GIVEAWAY

Shame on You by Tara Sivec
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Release Date: February 25, 2014

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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.

My Review

The best parts of Tara Sivec in one big anorexic book….

I really didn't know what to expect with Shame on You. Hell, I never know what to expect; it's Tara Sivec. Her writing is so multifaceted that you never know what you're gonna get. When my book arrived in the mail, I was shocked. My book was anorexic! It was suppose to be a book, but…but....It needed to eat more words. Tara! Why didn't you feed it more words?? Is it possible that 139 pages could be enough? Is it enough? Was it enough?

Tara Sivec, you now have my permission to slap the cynical right off my face. Slap it hard!

Shame on You had all the best parts of Tara Sivec in one. It's like every single one of her writing personalities had one wild night together and produced this uniquely multidimensional novel? Novela? Mini-book? Book petit? Whatever you want to call it, it had everything-drama, suspense, sexual tension, the release of said tension, and of course humor. Grade A, Tara Sivec real hilarity. A touch of everything; combining to create a fast, entertaining, and fun experience.

I've noticed many readers are comparing this to the Stephanie Plum series. I for one, have absolutely no idea who this Stephanie Plum is. I know only what google is prepared to tell me, but it's moot. Tara Sivec's uniquitivity is her own and I can't imagine comparing it to anyone. Not even to a plum.

Tara Sivec did such a great job with this, my only complaint was that I didn't get more. The pace was almost too fast. I would have very much enjoyed this in a full length novel; selfishly wanting more time with the amazing plot and compilation of characters. I'm selfish like that. However, I will definitely be reading the next installment to the Fool Me Once series. Most definitely!


Reading Order:
1) Shame On You (KENNEDY) February 25th, 2014
2) Shame On Me  (PAGE)  May 6th, 2014
3) Shame On Him  (LORELEI)  July 1st, 2014

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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