Author: Tara Sivec
Series: Fool Me Once (Book 1)
Publication: Montlake Romance (February 25, 2014)
Description: 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 Thoughts: SHAME ON YOU was a fun romance that reminded me a bit of the Stephanie Plum mysteries by Janet Evanovich. Kennedy O'Brien is former Army and newly divorced. She found her now ex-husband getting it on with the nanny. She and a couple of girlfriends have formed a detective agency whose goal is to stick it to men who take advantage of women. However, to make ends meet and help out her father, she does some bail bond work.
Her current case for her father has her tracking down a man who has kidnapped a chihuahua. It should be an easy case but thing after thing goes wrong. To add insult to injury, her father saddles her with a partner. Griffin Crawford was her ex-husband's best friend. They have all known each other since they were teenagers. Kennedy thought Griffin was her friend too until she heard him telling her ex to lie to her.
She and Griffin make a bet to see who can track down the dognapper first. If she loses, she has to go on a date with him. Little does she know that Griffin has been in love with her since they were teens.
The story was filled with absurd situations and lots of humor. Fans of humorous romances will enjoy this one.
My dad has many skills. But his best one is his guilt trips. He is as healthy as a horse and the most stubborn human being on the face of the earth. He isn't going to die anytime soon. He'll outlive cockroaches and Twinkies.I got this eARC from review from Montlake Romance. You can buy your copy here.