Review: Shame on You (Fool Me Once #1) by Tara Sivec

Posted March 10, 2014 by bookstobreathe in Book Review / 0 Comments

Review: Shame on You (Fool Me Once #1) by Tara SivecTitle: Shame on You
Author: Tara Sivec
Series: Fool Me Once #1
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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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:

I don’t want to date him. I don’t want to fall in love with him, and I don’t want him professing his stupid crush. I don’t need this complication in my life. Thank you for the wonderful orgasm, but I’m done. Seacrest, out!

I am probably one of the very few oddballs that haven’t had the pleasure of ready Sivec’s Chocolate Lover’s series. While I have devoured her Playing with Fire series, I had yet to experience her sexual humor that everyone raves about. I jumped head first into this book expecting a large dose of it, and boy, was I ever rewarded! This is the first book in a LONG time that literally had me laughing out loud and reading excerpts to my husband. Sivec is one quirky chick and I LOVE it!

Shame on You is the first in a new series that will follow three independent and strong willed women through the trials and tribulations of starting over in their thirties. Besides the fact that it was a Sivec book, that alone cemented that I would be reading them. She just writes with this humor that, while over the top, is still completely believable. You cannot help but be drawn into the story and the character’s lives. For those few hours it takes to read, you live and breathe them. The first book is the story of Kennedy and Griffin and they light the damn pages up! I’m talking sexual tension so thick you just know that when they inevitably give in there will be an explosion of epic proportions!

Beyond the humor and hot hanky panky, there was heart, which is what truly makes Sivec’s books so special. Without them even saying so, I could feel how hurt they’d both been. I could feel his depth of devotion and (seemingly) unrequited love for Kennedy. Griffin had heart and soul and I loved learning what made the man tick. I loved the strong no-nonsense friendship that the ladies had with each other; not taking any crap from one another and always pushing each other to do things that deep down they couldn’t or wouldn’t admit they wanted. This was a solid five star book for me and I eagerly await the next installment!


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 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 writes in a wide range of genres including Romantic Comedy, Romantic Comedy/Mystery, Romantic Suspense, New Adult Drama, Contemporary Romance and Psychological Thriller. 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 Best Indie Author in the Indie Romance Convention Reader’s Choice Awards 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.

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