Death Taxes and Silver SpursDeath, Taxes, and Silver Spurs by Diane Kelly is the 7th book in the “Tara Holloway” romantic mystery series. Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks, July 2014

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…

Meanwhile, Tara’s up to her fracking neck with another case: A natural-gas company with a money trail that is almost as suspicious as Brazos Rivers’s tax return. Which is to say, he can’t seem to cough up one. Tara figures the misdeeds of her celebrity crush must be an oversight. But will she dance to a different tune…when her tax-evading idol starts evading her, too?

This fast-paced drama kept me glued to the pages from the moment I turned the first page with the comedic escapades that makes Tara the best darn tootin’ gun-slinging IRS agent. You can’t help be amused at the hilarity that is Tara as she tackles her cases. Diane Kelly does a great job in blending humor, romance, and non-stop action that flows easily from chapter to chapter as she teases us with how the perpetrator is going to be caught and will it be easy or hard. I love this series and this book in the best one yet is this amusingly entertaining series. I can’t wait for the next one which adventures await Tara and her friends.

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