Monday 31 October 2016

✪ Jed Had To Die ✪ Tara Sivec ✪ Blog Tour ✪

The happiest day of Payton Lambert's life was the day she graduated high school and watched Bald Knob, Kentucky get smaller and smaller in her rearview mirror. She wanted more for her life than a tiny town where everyone knows your business and you can’t find a decent cup of coffee for at least forty miles. Twelve years later, an unexpected phone call in the middle of the night has her packing up her life in Chicago and racing back home to the one person she ever regretted leaving behind.

Wait, one person?? Make that two. When the hell did Leo Hudson become sheriff of Bald Knob and get so hot? The scrawny Future Farmer of America who followed Payton around like a puppy and could recite cow insemination facts in his sleep is long gone. Leo is still hot on her heels, but now he's wearing a badge and dead set on solving a murder that may or may not involve Payton...along with half the town.

You steal a few wine coolers in high school and make one little comment about cutting off a man's balls when you come home, and suddenly, you're suspected of killing him.

In a town where the biggest crime happened the day Jethro Snell kicked a few of his cows (an honest mistake when you've had a few jars of homemade moonshine), people are pointing fingers, rumors are spreading like wildfire, and Payton swears she's only making out with the sweet-talking, studly sheriff to distract him from the secrets she's keeping.

When you've been tased, peed on by a yippy dog named Bo Jangles, and can't stop picturing what Sheriff Hudson looks like naked, it will be a tough job making everyone agree that...Jed had to die.

ARC received for an honest review

I wasn't sure what to expect when I picked up Jed Had To Die.  I have loved what I have read of Ms Sivec's work previously, but reading the synopsis, this one had a different feel.

This story had the perfect amount of laughter, wit, snark, sadness, mystery and intrigue.  A whodunnit who had the reader wondering right to the end.

And then there is the nerd-turned-hot-cop Leo Hudson.  Humina humina.

I love that he has grown from the nerdy guy to "Hot Guy" but isn't all over alpha-y with it.  He is still the same guy - in a buffed up body.

I adore Payton.  I felt for her with the way people in Bald Knob (snicker - I am a 12 year old boy at heart) treated her on her return.  Unless you have lived in a small town, you have noooo idea what it is really like, and I live in a small town!  I adored how she stood up for her friends, didn't worry about making enemies to protect those she loved.  But also wanted to be liked at the same time.

The story flowed seamlessly, I never knew from one minute to the next which direction Ms Sivec was going to take us. #PIE

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. Her novel Seduction and Snacks won first place in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 for Best Indie First Book and she was voted as Best Author in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards for 2014.

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 loves tackling new genres so there’s something for everyone! Currently, she has books in the following categories:

Romantic Comedy
Romantic Suspense
Erotic Romantic Suspense
Romantic Mystery/Comedy
Contemporary Romance
Psychological Thriller