Tara Sivec never disappoints me. As a writer, she has the perfect comedic timing with her characters that leaves me rolling with laughter by the time I finish one of her books. SHAME ON ME is no different.
Book #2 in the Fool Me Once series focuses on Paige, ex-model and now office girl at Fool Me Once Investigations. Paige struggles with finding out who she is after leaving her modeling career. She's tired of everyone seeing her as just a pretty face. Matt Russo, our hero, sees beyond Paige's exterior beauty to the woman she is underneath, despite the fact that she's investigating him as a cheater.
The cast of secondary characters in this book are to die for. They provide some of the best comedic hijinks in this book (c'mon, little old ladies thwarting bad guys with big guns they have no business carrying....very, very funny). Paige's mother and Matt's father will leave you in stitches with their narrow-mindedness and make you wonder why the two of them didn't get introduced earlier in the book.
This series is an absolute pleasure to read and I look forward to Lorelei's story.
Ex-model Paige McCarty is fed up with being just a pretty face. After her ex-husband’s gambling problem left her royally screwed and tragically shoeless, she started Fool Me Once Investigations with her best friends, Lorlei and Kennedy, to prevent other women from being similarly played and dismayed.
The job: act as bait for a cheating husband. The target: Matt Russo. The case should be as easy as getting a man’s attention—and Paige has never had trouble with that. The problem is Matt—in all his nerdy-hot glory—turns out to be not such a scumbag after all.
And when the case hits closer to home than Paige could ever have imagined—landing her in a face-off with the mob—she wonders if taking the job just to prove that she has a brain maybe wasn’t her best idea.
This second outing for the Fool Me Once team follows in the same fun, feisty footsteps as bestselling author Tara Sivec’s Shame on You.