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Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria

Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria

A Tara Holloway Novel (Volume 4)

Diane Kelly

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Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria from A Tara Holloway Novel series

Diane Kelly

When it comes to exposing tax fraud, Tara and her partner Eddie are really cleaning up. From their brilliant takedown of the disappearing "Tax Wizard" to their perfectly planned downfall of the "Deduction Diva," they've earned the respect of their peers at Criminal Investigations. Now Tara's ready to celebrate with an ice-cold pitcher of peach sangria—even if her next case is totally the pits…

Tara's looking forward to a challenge but, back at the office, everyone's looking for love. Her boss Lu "The Lobo" Lobozinski and office virgin Josh Schmidt are signing up for an online dating service, and—to Tara's dismay—so is her crush, Special Agent Nick Pratt. Tara's trying to act chill. But when she learns that her next case involves cash-funneling to terrorists, it's not just her love life that's on the rocks. It's her life, period.


chapter one

Deductive Reasoning

On a Monday morning in late September, Eddie Bardin and I donned our ballistic vests, slid our Glocks into our ankle holsters, and headed out of downtown Dallas in a plain white government-issue...


Praise for Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria

“Readers will find Kelly's protagonist a kindred spirit to Stephanie Plum: feisty and tenacious, with a self-deprecating sense of humor. Tara is flung into some unnerving situations, including encounters with hired thugs, would-be muggers, and head lice. The laughs lighten up the scary bits, and the nonstop action and snappy dialogue keep the standard plot moving along at a good pace.” —RT Book Reviews on DEATH, TAXES, AND A SKINNY NO-WHIP LATTE

“Readers should be prepared for a laugh fest. The writer is first class and there is a lot of humor contained in this series. It is a definite keeper.” —Night Owl Romance on DEATH, TAXES, AND A SKINNY NO-WHIP LATTE

“A quirky, fun tale that pulls you in with its witty heroine and outlandish situations… You'll laugh at Tara's predicaments, and cheer her on as she nearly single-handedly tackles the case.” —Romance Reviews Today on DEATH, TAXES, AND A SKINNY NO-WHIP LATTE

“It is hard not to notice a sexy CPA with a proclivity for weapons. Kelly's sophomore series title…has huge romance crossover appeal.” —Library Journal on DEATH, TAXES, AND A SKINNY NO-WHIP LATTE

“Keep your eye on Diane Kelly--her writing is tight, smart and laugh-out-loud funny.” —Kristan Higgins, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author on DEATH, TAXES, AND A FRENCH MANICURE

“A hilarious, sexy, heart-pounding ride, that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Tara Holloway is the IRS's answer to Stephanie Plum--smart, sassy, and so much fun. Kelly's debut has definitely earned her a spot on my keeper shelf!” —New York Times bestselling author Gemma Halliday on DEATH, TAXES, AND A FRENCH MANICURE

“The subject of taxation usually makes people cry, but prepare to laugh your assets off with Diane Kelly's hilarious debut.” —Jana DeLeon, author of the Ghost-in-Law series on DEATH, TAXES, AND A FRENCH MANICURE

“Quirky, sexy, and downright fabulous. Zany characters you can't help but love, and a plot that will knock your socks off. This is the most fun I've had reading in forever!” —New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig on DEATH, TAXES, AND A FRENCH MANICURE

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About the author

Diane Kelly

Diane Kelly is a tax attorney by day, writer by night. A recipient of the 2009 Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements, she has received more than two dozen RWA chapter awards. Diane's fiction, tax and humor pieces have appeared in True Love Magazine, Writer's Digest Yearbook, Romance Writers Report, Byline Magazine, and other publications.

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