New Release…Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Barking Up The Wrong Tree FOR WEBBlurb: Things in Whynot, NC have gone to the dogs, and that’s just the way the town’s only veterinarian, Laken Mancinkus, likes it. No matter if she’s up when the rooster crows or working until the cows come home, Laken never leaves an animal in need. So when a gorgeous Yankee comes begging for help herding some wily goats, Laken is up to the task.

Jake McDaniel is looking for a tax break, and what better way than to take up…farming? This ex-football player turned businessman turned unwitting goat farmer is up to his knees in goat drama. Runaway goats, dehydrated goats, and a baby goat that wants no one other than him, Jake needs more help than he cares to admit. Good thing the sexy veterinarian is right there to coach him on how to be a farmer. The only problem is, Laken’s not looking for anything more than a good time, while Jake is looking for his forever girl.

Will the baby goat, and Laken, be enough to get Jake to stay? Or will he take his tax break and hoof it back to Chicago? One thing is for certain…what happens on the farm doesn’t always stay on the farm.

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Review: If this book wasn’t as sweet as I like my tea. See how I did that…The Sex and Sweet Tea series! Anyway, I enjoyed this book. It wasn’t a fairly long read and I got through it easy enough. I love the Baltimore and Pittsburg references since I am a hometown girl (Baltimore not that other place). I will have to say my favorite part of the story was reading big, manly, ex-football player Jake suckered in by a baby goat. It had to be the sweetest thing ever.

Laken was an easy character to like. She’s tough and no nonsense but she’s also feminine and sweet. Now, considering I haven’t read any of the other books in the series this was fairly easy to follow. I hated trying to pronounce Laken’s last name and just let that slide and called the family the Macks. The one thing I could’ve done without is the chapters told in the dog’s, Herman, POV. I love alternating character voices but I felt like the dog’s voice was unnecessary and not needed to move the story along, in fact, it was kind of distracting.

Overall, this book is a strong 3.5 stars.

p.s. I absolutely adored this cover!

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Juliette Poe is the sweet and swoony alter ego of New York Times Best Selling author, Sawyer Bennett.

A fun-loving southern girl, Juliette knows the allure of sweet tea, small towns, and long summer nights, that some of the best dates end sitting on the front porch swing, and that family is top priority. She brings love in the south to life in her debut series, Sex & Sweet Tea.

When Juliette isn’t delivering the sweetest kind of romance, she’s teaching her southern belle daughter the fine art of fishing, the importance of wearing Chucks, and the endless possibilities of a vivid imagination.