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Jed Had To Die by Tara Sivec
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 forty 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.
Wait, one person?? Make that two. When the hell did Leo Hudson become sheriff of Bald Knob and get so hot? The scrawny Future Farmer of America who 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 badge and dead set on solving a murder that may or may not involve Payton…along with half the town.
You steal a few wine coolers in high school and make one little comment about cutting off a man’s balls when you come home, and suddenly, you’re suspected of killing him.
In a town where the biggest crime happened the day Jethro Snell kicked a few of his cows (an honest mistake when you’ve had a few jars of homemade moonshine), 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.
Are you in the mood for a good laugh? Then look no further. Tara Sivec has done it again, and delivered a laugh out loud, hot and light read with Jed Had to Die. This book will have anyone that’s reading it howling with laughter from the get go.
Payton has left home right after high school graduation and hasn’t returned for 12 years. She comes home to take care of her best friend Emma Jo, when she receives a phone call saying she’s in the hospital. While waiting in the hospital room for Emma Jo to wake up, in walks our hot, muscly hero, Sheriff Leo Hudson, who happened to be the biggest nerd in high school.
The sparks fly throughout the book between Payton and Leo, specially when she realizes who he is. In high school Leo had a crush on the pretty girl and she didn’t realize him, now the tables are turned and Payton is instantly crushing on the town’s hot sheriff.
While this book is a fun romance book, there is also a very good mystery to it. During all the crushing and sparks between Payton and Leo, town’s major Jed is murdered and everybody is a suspect. Our heroine Payton has a bad history in town and is known for creating trouble and mischief. Bald Knob being a small town, everybody is talking, and pointing fingers. What is going to happen now? Who killed Jed and why? The entire town is talking… And, the fun begins…
Would I recommend this book? Absolutely. This was a 5 Laugh Out Loud stars for me. I hope y’all will enjoy it as much as I did.