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 40 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.
Upon her return she sees that Leo Hudson, the scrawny boy who had 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 sheriff badge and dead set on solving a murder that may or may not involve Payton, along with half the town. In a town where the biggest crime happened the day someone kicked a few of his cows, 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.
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"HILARIOUS COFFEE ADVENTURES!!!!!"
i am sure it is, but I only listened!
That it was funny....snarky characters and small town shenanigans!!!!!
When the whole town confesses!!!! LOL
I laughed a lot...no tears!!!
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
THIS WAS A HILARIOUS GOOD TIME!!!! Peyton is a budding entrepreneur...running a small coffee shop called Liquid Crack...which sounds like an awesome coffee shop and we need them for realz asap!!!! She gets a call informing her, her best friend Emma Jo was beaten badly...so she rushes home...a mystery ensues...there is a hottie Sheriff... and a Lot of Wine....true friendship prevails in this hilarious little story and it all works out in the end...Sometimes it is worth it to go home again!!!
LOVED IT AND NEED MORE ASAP....WHY HAVE I NOT READ TARA SIVEC? I RECOMMEND AND AM BUYING ALL HER BOOKS ASAP!!!
OH AND JED REALLY DID HAVE TO DIE!! LOL
OH AND NARRATION WAS SUPER GREAT!!!!
"What a happy surprise!"
When I give a 5 star review it's because the book is a classic and I'd recommend it to anyone or it surprised the crap out of me and earned the stars in its genre. This book is the latter. I often enjoy the cozy mysteries between reading more hard core thrillers. There are a lot of good, fun cozies out there, but they do become formulaic and predictable. Jed Had to Die broke the pattern. It's hilarious. The way the story develops between the main actors and the townspeople was a brilliant way to tell the tale. It's also got smexy scenes, downright very cozy. So, if you like coffee, enjoy sarcastic humor, and throw in a little mystery, quirky characters and a hottie this is a good book for you.
"!!! LIQUID CRACK !!!"
Coffee Mug: A good friend knows how you take your coffee...A great friend adds booze!
The publisher's summary is spot on with plenty of detail which drew me to this book and reviews telling how hilarious it is.
If you haven't experienced small town living think of something like 'The Andy Griffith Show...Mayberry RFD.' Everyone knows everyone and they're all over each others business. This is why Payton left Bald Knob, Kentucky and moved to Chicago where she opens a coffee shop named Liquid Crack.
Payton receives an emergency phone call and returns to Bald Knob to help a friend. A few days later her friends husband 'Jed' is found dead. The hilarious investigation and antics of Payton and girl friends begin....
As I said this book is hilarious, there's also a hot sexy relationship with the sheriff (all I'm saying about that, you have to listen :), fun, mystery and girlfriends bonding and supporting each other.
Tara Sivec has a great sense of humor, fun, and laughter in her writing.
Amy McFadden gives a very funny, comical, hilarious performance.
Worth a credit/$$ Absolutely. I'll listen to this book over and over.
"5 Jed had to Die Stars"
Tara Sivec books are a no brainer seriously you know when you pick on up your going to fall in love and laugh your booty off.
Jed had to Die is totally funny with serious content. We have a mystery, a love story, a friendship, humor and COFFEE!!!
Can I have a cup of Payton’s coffee please!!! Whatever she does to one I need one!
Payton is from a small town but choose to spread her wings in Chicago, where she opens up a coffee shop call Liquid Crack.. (BEST Shop Name EVER)
She gets a call that an old friend is in the hospital, she wastes no time getting back to her hometown to take care of her.
The Sheriff of her home town is a hottie mick-toddy. And this does not go a miss with Payton. Only she doesn't realize she knows say Sheriff.
Leo or the Sheriff was the nerd who was a few years older than Payton and used to be her tutor. He is so swoon worthy and fun. His smirk.. I swear!!
He was so taken with Payton then and now it’s adorable and sexy and sooo freaking HOT. Who doesn't like a man in uniform who is a secret nerd?
This whole book I was laughing or smiling or giggling like a school girl, the town and its people. Payton and her antics, her friends then and now. It’s fanfreakintastic this book really got me out of a book funk.
The narration….OH MY GOD….FABULOUS!
I loved it Amy McFadden does such a good job, I am a huge fan! I can’t even tell you how much I love her work.
*This Audiobook was given for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom.*
*You don't have to like my review but its 100% my opinion, and I am allowed to have it.*
"Small town filled with mystery & boisterous comedy"
I had no expectations going into this book, but after finishing it, I am thoroughly fulfilled. It was hilarious through and through. I really enjoyed the first person point of view and the extra little police interviews that never failed to give me hardy belly laughs. I was surprsied with how well the elements of humor, romance, mystery, and sexiness were balanced throughout the entire novel.
Big fan of the narrator! I'll admit I hit replay every time she said "muskrats!"
"Light sweet and funny"
The story was cute as all heck, the characters hilarious and funny. Leo like the icing on top, sweet, smooth and mouthwatering.
I really enjoyed this book. Tara always delivers with a hilarious novel. Amy McFadden totally rocked it with the audiobook!
*This audiobook was given by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook.
"Drinking games, hot guy, dead husband"
This story was so much fun to listen to. The narration was fantastic! Had to laugh out loud at all of the drinking game words. Throw in one hot geeky guy turned stud muffin and it bacame a match made I heaven. I loved the ending. Everything was rounded out really well.
Tara Sivec is probably my favorite author right now. She roped me in a couple years ago with Chocolate Lovers series. Since then, I never hesitate to pick up any new release.
I love this story! I laughed so hard! I want to live in Bald Knob and drink Liquid Crack and eat sweet corn and blueberry pie! The narrator was PERFECT for this lighthearted story and she really brought Payton, Emma Joe and Betty to life. If you have a sense of humor (like, even a little bitty one) you need to read this now...seriously, now.
"Loads of fun!"
This book was just like hanging with my family and friends with a murder thrown in.
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