on November 1, 2016
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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.
Upon her return, she sees that Leo Hudson, the scrawny boy 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 sheriff badge and dead set on solving a murder that may or may not involve Payton...along with half the town. In a place 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.
I love Tara Sivec’s humor! Jed Had to Die had humor, heat, and characters that truly made me smile.
I love a good suspense and something that keeps you thinking and on the edge of your seat and Jed Had to Die did just that. Whenever I am looking for something different and out of the box, I know that Tara will give it to me.
Payton is back home to take care of her best friend Emma Jo who was in the hospital. When Emma’s husband Jed mysteriously dies, the girls are freaking out wondering who did it. Payton hasn’t been back to her hometown in a while so when she runs into hot sheriff Leo Hudson, she doesn’t recognize him as the school nerd who was in her class growing up. And boy do sparks fly!!!
I completely loved these characters including the secondary characters who cracked me up throughout the book in their interviews. This book is funny and entertaining and for a while there, I was trying to solve the mystery and for me, EVERYONE was a suspect. I felt like everyone was guilty and I love second guessing myself in a book!
Tara Sivec has the ability to surprise me with each book she releases and the suspense combined with the humor and romance in this book makes Jed Had to Die another must read by an author who is on my always read list!