Thursday 4 September 2014

Book ~ "Death, Taxes, and Silver Spurs" (2014) Diane Kelly

From Goodreads ~ He's one of America's brightest stars. 

So maybe it goes without saying that IRS Special Agent Tara Holloway is star-struck?  In "Death, Taxes, and Silver Spurs", she's head over heels … in trouble. 

Easy's getting harder every day for Tara. A tax-evading pet groomer managed to buzz off a big chunk of her hair … just in time for her date strictly - business meeting with country-music heartthrob Brazos Rivers. Of course Tara shouldn't care - she's devoted to Special Agent Nick Pratt, after all - but Rivers does know how to steal a woman's heart with a song.

Tara is an IRS Special Agent and she's working on two cases.  One is that of a young sexy country singer named Brazos Rivers who has never paid his taxes ... and they are accruing at over $2,000 a day!  Every time Tara catches up with him, he has another excuse and she keeps falling for them.  Needless to say, Nick, Tara's boyfriend, isn't too pleased with Tara's crush on Brazos. Her other case is the mysterious purchase every week in some serious cash of "drill bits" by the owner of an energy company ... an employee rats her boss out prompting Tara to investigate.

This is the seventh book in the Tara Holloway series (I've read the previous ones) and the ninth book I've read by this author.  It works as a stand alone as there was enough information from the past ones so you know what's going on.

This book is written in first person perspective from Tara's point of view.  I found the last two in the series just okay so it was good to see this one go back to being fun and sarcastic (in my opinion, the last two were missing this) ... I enjoyed it so much more. As a head's up, there is swearing and adult activity.

I liked Tara ... she was the Tara of old.  Her one year joboversary is coming and she's got to get these two cases settled before then.  And she'll do whatever it takes to do that ... even if it means hanging out with goats.  Something traumatic happens in Nick's world which makes him more human rather than just being the fun flirty boyfriend and sometimes partner to Tara.

1 comment:

Masshole Mommy said...

Sounds like a book I would love to read.