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Shame on You: Fool Me Once, Book 1 | [Tara Sivec]

Shame on You: Fool Me Once, Book 1

After war veteran Kennedy O’Brien returned home from Afghanistan and caught her husband in bed with the nanny, she lost her faith in all things male. So she started Fool Me Once Investigations to stick it to the man — because there’s no better bounty hunter than a woman scorned. Her latest job is a wild dog-chase to slap cuffs on a bail jumper turned Chihuahua thief, but thanks to her meddling family, Kennedy will have to put up with a partner. And it’s about the last man she’d ever pick: Her cheating ex-husband’s best friend, Griffin Crawford.
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After war veteran Kennedy O’Brien returned home from Afghanistan and caught her husband in bed with the nanny, she lost her faith in all things male. So she started Fool Me Once Investigations to stick it to the man — because there’s no better bounty hunter than a woman scorned.

Her latest job is a wild dog-chase to slap cuffs on a bail jumper turned Chihuahua thief, but thanks to her meddling family, Kennedy will have to put up with a partner. And it’s about the last man she’d ever pick: Her cheating ex-husband’s best friend, Griffin Crawford. As gorgeous as he is unwelcome, Griffin is a pesky (if scorching hot) reminder that Kennedy will need help to catch her man — and to open up her heart again.

©2014 Tara Sivec (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    "This is no Stephanie Plumb!"

    If you like plenty of Raunchy sex, stupid repetitive jokes and constant bad language in normal conversation this is for you. It is NOT for me. The reader is annoying so that did not help. Skip this one. I couldn't finish it.

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    M. Bridges Nor. Cal 03-22-14
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    rick PURLEAR, NC, United States 07-26-14
    rick PURLEAR, NC, United States 07-26-14 Member Since 2011

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    This is one of the selections I acquiesced to during June's end of the month sale. I didn't expect to enjoy the listening experience; as the headline would suggest I was pleasantly surprised by this mystery/ romance. It is in fact a romance with a slightly more than casual nod to mystery.
    Kennedy O'Brien returns from Afghanistan to find her husband in bed with a woman closer to her daughter's age than her own. She starts a detective agency with her two best friends Lorelei and Paige attempting to save women from the experiences they'd had with the men in their lives. She also works occasionally as a bounty hunter going after fugitives who've skipped out on their bond provided by her father's bail bonds business. She's runs into her husband's best friend Griffin Crawford at a fugitive's front door he's just taken a job as a bounty hunter with the same company.
    Sparks fly as the attraction between them is strong as is the antipathy; because what the hell it's a romance and couples always begin that way in a romance novel. The interplay between them is sharp and humorous and the language used Kennedy and her family is highly reminiscent of an army barracks.
    While it's true that most of the book's characters have at most two dimensions this is a nice little story that I'm glad I was talked into purchasing. Warning; there will not be very many surprises in this book; it's a pretty typical romance novel, but an enjoyable one.

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    HOLY FREAKING FUNNY!!! OK, SO I PRE-ORDERED THIS AUDIOBOOK BECAUSE AFTER LISTENING TO SEDUCTIONS AN SNACKS I NEW THIS HAD TO BE JUST AS FUNNY. EXCEPT- THIS ONE WAS WAYYYYY FUNNY! AMY MCFADDEN WAS THE BEST NARRATOR FOR THIS BOOK- SHE PICKED UP EVERY SINGLE CHARACTER IN THIS BOOK- BEYOND MY EXPECTATIONS.

    KENNEDY O'BRIEN IS A EX WAR VETERAN, HER BEST FRIENDS AND HER STARTED THERE OWN COMPANY- FOOL ME ONCE INVESTIGATIONS AFTER FINDING HER "HUSBAND" MESSING AROUND ON HER - YA KNOW WITH CHLOE WITH AN E! WELL NOW WORKING WITH HER FATHER AT HIS BAIL BONDSMAN COMPANY- PART TIME SHES ASSIGNED TO A CASE - MCFADDEN- SIMPLE GUY SHE NEEDED TO BRING IN. HER DAD NEEDED SOME HELP- SO HE THOUGHT- AND THATS WHEN SHE FINDS OUT HE HIRED GD- GRIFFIN CRAWFORD- HER EX-HUSBANDS BEST FRIEND- HER EX-FRIEND..

    *WIPES SWEAT FROM BROW* GRIFFIN.. WOW I WISH THAT I COULD HAVE ONE OF THOSE IN MY LIFE!- HE'S ALL SORTS OF SEXY- AND IT ALL STARTED BY HIM PULLING UP IN ON A MOTORCYCLE. REALLY... COULDN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT.

    A BET WAS PLACED- WHO COULD GET MCFADDEN FIRST. WOULD IT BE GRIFFIN OR KENNEDY? WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU LOOSE? WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU WIN?.. MOST OF THIS STORY MADE ME OPEN MOUTH LAUGH- AND ESPECIALLY WITH A NARRATOR LIKE AMY MCFADDEN- MADE THIS AUDIOBOOK 10x MORE FUNNIER!

    SO BASICALLY TO SUM UP THIS SUPER FUNNY BOOK- DID I ENJOY IT? YES- BY FAR ONE MY FAVS ON AUDIOBOOK,-WAS THIS AUDIO LONG? NOPE ONLY LITTLE OVER 3 HOURS- WAS THERE A PLOT? YES- FROM START TO FINISH WITH A KISS ASS DOG INVOLVED- EVEN A HUNGRY FATHER THAT ENJOYED BEING A SILVER FOX- GOTTA LISTEN!!!...

    THE COMEDY WASN'T FORCED- IT CAME WITH THE BOOK- IT WASN'T OVERLY DONE- IT WAS DONE PERFECT- A PERFECT AFTERNOON LISTEN OR WHILE YOUR WORKING -BUT BE CAREFUL- PUT SOME HEAD PHONES ON- THE SWEARING IS UNLIMITED- BUT DAMN IT WAS FUNNY!!

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