ARC Review + Tour: Shame on You by Tara Sivec

Posted March 6, 2014 by Suzanne in Reviews / 3 Comments

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ARC Review + Tour: Shame on You by Tara Sivec
Shame on You
by Tara Sivec

3.5 Stars


Released: 25 February 2014
Series: Fool Me Once #1
Published by Montlake Romance
Pages: 127
Format: ARC


There are a few things I can always rely on with a Tara Sivec book, lots of laughter, lots of sarcasm and a book that keeps me turning the pages ~ Under the Covers

Kennedy O’Brien started Fool Me Once Investigations after coming home from Afghanistan to find her husband balls deep in another woman. Now Kennedy along with her two best friends take down any man thrown their way. Only Kennedy seems to be having trouble with her current dog napping bail jumper, who keeps slipping from her grasp. However, the last thing she needs is Griffin Crawford”s help, but her former deliciously sexy best friend, fellow war veteran and lying rat bastard seems to determined to stay on her tail and earn her trust back.

There are a few things I can always rely on with a Tara Sivec book, lots of laughter, lots of sarcasm and a book that keeps me turning the pages, Shame on You was no different and I powered through this fairly short book in no time.

I really liked Kennedy and enjoyed reading this book from her point of view, her thoughts were hilarious, and the banter between her and her best friends and her family were fantastic, keeping a massive grin on my face throughout the book. Tara Sivec excels at writing funny and snarky female leads, so although she may have seemed really similar to other characters I have read by her that didn’t stop me from enjoying this book.

The romance itself was kind of sweet, kind of sexy with a friends to lovers vibe going on. Griffin was nice and had some mad bedroom skills, but he didn’t stand out for me as much in this book as Kennedy did, so if you are looking for a book with a swoonworthy and unforgettable hero this probably isn’t for you.

A really enjoyable and quick read guaranteed to put a smile on your face, I can’t wait to read the next book in this series!

* ARC provided by author

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Shame on You

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.


About Tara Sivec

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.




Three Grand Prize Winners!!

The Grand Prize includes:

Audio CDs of Shame on You

Autographed handcuffs


a 30 minute group Skype chat with Tara Sivec!

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Thanks for the review and hosting the giveaway. I’ve only read Tara’s Chocolate Lovers series which I really enjoyed.


Thanks for the review Suzanne.


Love her humor!….thx suzanne