Review: Death, Taxes, and Extra-Hold Hairspray by Diane Kelly

Posted January 8, 2017 by Annie in Reviews / 9 Comments

Review: Death, Taxes, and Extra-Hold Hairspray by Diane Kelly
Death, Taxes, and Extra-Hold Hairspray
by Diane Kelly

4.5 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: June 26 2012
Series: Tara Holloway #3
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Format: Paperback
 

Recommended Read!

“The Tara Holloway series is packed with hilarious antics and fast-paced action. If you’re looking for something that is wholly unique, Diane Kelly is your girl.”
~ Under the Covers

I have a new obsession and her name is Tara Holloway. To be honest, I’ve had these books on my bookshelf for quite a long time and I haven’t had a chance to read them until now. But since I’ve had this Cozy Mystery kick, I figured that I would read these since I already have so many of them. This is the first book that I read from the series and although it’s technically the third in the series, I had no problem jumping into the story.

Tara is an agent for the IRS and like most people I know, I associate taxes is really boring people. However, Tara is probably the most lively heroine I’ve read in a long time. Immediately I fell for her because of her snark and sense of humor. If you can’t guess by the cover of these books, they are going to be light read, but don’t think for one moment that they don’t pack a punch.

Diane Kelly does a wonderful job of exploring white collar crime. Not only if she highly detailed, but there are so many laugh out loud moments in this book, I felt like I bookmarked every single page.

In addition to the wonderful cases, there’s a touch of romance in this series as well. Although Tara is technically matched up with someone already, she has the hots for temporary partner, Nick.

Nick – Oh man, this guy is everything a woman would want in a guy. He’s a tad cocky but not over the top to where your eyes roll over in your head. It’s just enough to make you smile and I think Kelly did a great job with his character. The other secondary characters are amazing as well. In fact, I fell in love with the whole crew, which is why I’m so excited that I found this series. I have a feeling that I’m going to be glomming the rest of the series because they are so damn fun!

The Tara Holloway series is packed with hilarious antics and fast-paced action. If you’re looking for something that is wholly unique, Diane Kelly is your girl.

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About Diane Kelly

Award-winning author Diane Kelly writes romance and romantic mysteries featuring feisty heroines, quirky sidekicks, and sexy leading men, with humor that leaves readers laughing out loud.

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

When I’m not submerged in a good book, you can find me musing about makeup and planners or dreaming about Kpop boys and beaches. Until then, check out my reviews and let’s talk books!
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Ooooo this sounds like a great series! I am going to have to start this…thank you!

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I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

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The titles on this series just kill me. I’ve had my eye on it for a while. Glad to see they scored good with you.

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Same!! Oh man, I’m kind of kicking myself that I haven’t started this series sooner.

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I adore this series and Diane! Thanks for this review!

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I can’t believe it’s taken me thing long to read! Super stoked now to have a new author I love.

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Thanks for the review Annie

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Thanks for the review, I love books that make me laugh.

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I think you’ll enjoy these ones, Amy. There’s laugh out loud hilarious.