Saturday, September 16, 2017

Review Tour for BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE by Juliette Poe


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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Kim's 4 Star Review

As the series began we meet the Mancinkus sibling.  With each book in the series we get to know the Mancinkus family better.  This book we get to know Laken and what makes her different from the rest. Laken is a vet who loves the small town life and keeps her relationships causal that was until Jake McDaniel burst into Chesty’s one day looking for the local vet.

Laken is known amongst her siblings as strong willed and stubborn.  It set her apart from her identical twin, Larkin but she’s the one person Laken does confides in. It was only fitting that the one man who could rock Laken’s world would meet her with her sister sitting right beside her.  The sisters may look the same but they are anything but.  Laken givens in and helps the new owner get his goats back to their pen where they belong.

Jake McDaniel may have bought the farm for a tax break but what he got was a whole lot more.  Jake knows what he wants and Laken Mancinkus is the one woman that has him thinking about how often he can visit the small town. What he didn’t plan on was the baby goat becoming attached to him so much that he has to stay in Whynot for an indefinite amount of time.

The love/hate relationship that Laken has with Jake quickly turns to so much more.  As Jake gets to know Laken as she helps him with the baby goat the connection grows between but knowing that Jake will be gone soon hangs over Laken’s head. Laken tried hard not to let Jake in but he finds a way in without her knowing.  Knowing that distance can make a heart grow fonder it can also bring out fears and insecurity Laken has. Laken make want to deny it but the connection they have is so strong that even though she doubts they can make it work, she can’t seem to forget the one man who rocked her world.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review and Juliette Poe didn’t disappoint.  Once I heard that Sawyer Bennett had a new pen and writing contemporary romance novels.  I starting reading with series with the opener Ain’t He Precious and I quickly became fascinated by the Mancinkus siblings.  They are all very unique and each one has a story of their own. Added in Pap and Herman’s point of views and this is one book and series you don’t want to miss.

About the Author

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.

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