Book Review: Death, Taxes and Green Tea Ice Cream (Tara Holloway #7)

Book Review

Death, Taxes and Green Tea Ice Cream

Diane Kelly

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4 Stars – I like it)

Mystery, Comedy, Romance

Tara’s back and she’s getting her ass kicked. By who? By injustice. By selfishness and greed. By the very people she’s risked her life for over the past 6 novels. The IRS.

Say what?

Back in book 6, Tara and her companions take down a low-life scum bag operating out of a strip club and barely escape with their lives. Tara made one really big mistake. She shot the bad guy. She didn’t kill him, she just shot him. Then she waited, and shot him again. And waited, and shot him again. Apparently shooting to kill is fine, and self defense is fine, but coldly torturing the bad guys by repeatedly shooting them in cold blood is a tad unethical. Right?

Now, eager to boost his political career, an opportunistic investigator puts Tara right in his crosshairs and launches an investigation that gets her booted from her job and could mean years in prison, while taking away the best job she’s ever had and all she wants to do with her life. To top it off, the criminal she shot is alive and kicking and pressing a civil suit for $10 million. Tara’s life is falling apart. She looses her job, her friends, and now risks prison and losing the man she loves too.

Good thing Tara doesn’t stay out of trouble. Like, ever. And sometimes trouble can work for her. So maybe she’ll come out ok in the end. Meanwhile, she’s obsessed with green tea ice cream and sushi. I’m a fan of both, so I’m with her there.

Death, Taxes and Green Tea Ice Cream is another typically light, fun, witty book by Diane Kelly. Tara Holloway is a girl that other girls can laregely relate to, or at least empathize with, maybe even admire. If you enjoyed the other books in the series, you’ll enjoy this one too. If you didn’t enjoy the other books in the series, why the hell are you still reading them? Weirdo.

Written by a former CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant), the book’s mysteries and villains center around issues like corruption and tax evasion and financial crimes. It’s a nice change of pace from the typical murder mysteries. Yet there’s still action. Still plenty of bullets flying about. And how often do you see someone fall into a giant vat of liquid chocolate? Pretty sure most female readers were wishing they were in Tara’s shoe’s that day, eh?

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