Jed Had to Die



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 Janges, 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.

Praise for Jed Had to Die

"Might be one of the best things Tara has written. It was laugh out loud hilarious almost the whole way through. And when I wasn't laughing- I was aroused by the naughty sheriff. And through all the humor and ridiculous antics- the message against domestic abuse comes out strong and powerful. Women are beautiful and powerful and funny and together- they can do anything and survive anything."

All Romance Reviews

"It's Tara's best work to date - love, humor, mystery & muskrats. It has it all!"

Aleatha Romig
NYT Bestselling Author

"HILARIOUS. Tara Sivec knows funny and sexy and she executes it perfectly, but this time with a dash of mystery that kept me turning the pages to find out who really did kill Jed. Thanks to Tara, I will never be able to eat another blueberry pie. Must read for 2016."

Meghan Quinn
Author of The Virgin Romance Novelist

"With a town full of quirky characters, a swoon worthy hero, and a heroine who was positively hysterical, Jed had to Die has absolutely everything a romance/comedy reader could possibly want."

Jessica Prince
Bestselling Author

"This book was SO much fun! I laughed until I cried. Sivec just knows how to write romantic comedy like no-one's business. Add in the intriguing mystery and the wonderfully fulfilling romance between Payton and Leo and I literally found it impossible to put this book down. This is another winner from Tara Sivec and I predict it making many a favorite books of 2016 list."

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