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Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria (Tara Holloway #4)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 29th 2013 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
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BJ Rose
May 11, 2014 BJ Rose rated it it was ok
I've been having fun with Tara Holloway and her friends and co-workers. So why only 2* for this one? (view spoiler)
Ladyacct
Jan 30, 2013 Ladyacct rated it it was ok
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❂ Jennifer
Mar 01, 2013 ❂ Jennifer rated it really liked it
This series is just so much fun. While Peach Sangria is a mystery, it's not your typical murder mystery. Tara is after terrorists by going after their source of money. It's a slow story to develop and there's a lot more character development going on, bulking up the book. But I like the character development so I don't mind at all that the "plot" isn't front and center and taking up Tara's every move.

In the land of character development, Ms. Kelly gave us a love triangle a few books ago, and it'
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Sandra
Sep 08, 2013 Sandra rated it it was ok
While I was glad to see Tara and Nick finally take a step forward I had very little sympathy or even liking for Tara in this book. I was already low on sympathy due to the her crazy decision to stick with Brett over Nick (from the previous book). Then her behaviour in this one was pretty awful - she decided she wants Nick- but only after he starts dating other people (as he should after she turned him down. He has waited for her long enough). Then even though she decided she wants Nick she still ...more
Teena in Toronto
Jul 16, 2014 Teena in Toronto rated it really liked it
Tara and her partner, Eddie, are IRS agents. They have a stack of cases of wacky people to catch who are tax frauds. In addition, they are helping the CIA try to catch terrorists who are sending money home to fund their murderous activities (I found this a bit heavy).

There is lots happening on the love front. Tara is torn between staying with Brett, her nice boyfriend of a couple months, or pursuing something with her co-worker, Nick, who she can be herself with. Her friend, Alicia, feels that s
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Jencey/
May 13, 2014 Jencey/ rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
So if you know Stephanie Plum from many of Janet Evanovich’s novels then you might want to get to know Tara Holloway. The Death, Taxes, and series is penned by author Diane Kelly. The latest in the series will be coming out this month. I am sharing Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria. Are you ready for an adventure?
Synopsis:
Tara and her partner Eddie have been assigned some cases by Lu their boss. They have to go around and check out businesses to make sure that they handling the money correctly. Th
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Chelsey
Feb 19, 2013 Chelsey rated it it was amazing
Tara Holloway is a riot and can rival Stephanie Plum any day. In fact, I think they would probably be best friends were they ever to meet. Once again, Diane Kelly takes us deep into the world of IRS Tax Fraud and we follow Tara, along with her partner, Eddie on a wild goose chase for some tax cheating hussy! This book starts with a recipe for Peach Sangria and only gets better from there. I just have to say that I love the covers of these books and I think they get better each time. I am forever ...more
Kathy Altman
Mar 20, 2013 Kathy Altman rated it really liked it
Who knew that working for the IRS could be laugh-out-loud funny, hazardous to a heroine's health and seriously sexy, all at the same time? In the skillful hands of award-winning author Diane Kelly, the IRS is all that and more. Death, Taxes, and Peach Sangria is the fourth installment in Kelly's Tara Holloway series, and I guarantee this book will give you the giggles faster than any fruit-flavored wine ever could.

My head throbbed as I followed Eddie down the hall to the elevators. In retrospec
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Lisa
Nov 23, 2014 Lisa rated it liked it
As usual, I'm reading a series out of order. I didn't feel that I was missing anything jumping in here, though. Tara Holloway is an IRS Agent in the criminal investigation division...essentially an "accountant with a gun" field agent. I enjoyed this book because there's the mystery going on but also a background story as well. I'd pick up another in the series and give it a try. There were times the book read as though it was written by a male author; that's not detracting, but I noticed.
Mary Gramlich
Mar 06, 2013 Mary Gramlich rated it really liked it
No one ever likes to lose in the game of love

Tara Holloway is used to the criminals she chases down as an IRS Special Agent on a daily basis. Right now that appears to be less complicated compared to her personal life, which is one hot mess.

Tara has to decide between two men with one a perfect fit compatibility wise, and another with the ability to knock her socks off. Both men wait patiently for her to decide while she thinks about playing it safe or moving outside her comfort zone. She is als
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Linda Rawlins
Dec 26, 2013 Linda Rawlins rated it liked it
Although Death, Taxes and Peach Sangria is the fourth Tara Holloway novel, it is the first for me. Tara and her peers at Criminal Investigations track down and attempt to arrest tax evaders, IRS criminals. Similar to Stephanie Plum, Tara supposedly works while we read about everyone in her office enrolling in a dating service, her girlfriends romantic trials, her dirty laundry, her lack of domestic talent and her own questionable relationships. There are attempts at car explosions, gun battle, a ...more
Veronica
Another good addition to the series. Tara is on the case to find the money trail for terrorists in her own unique style, which usually involves the discharge of her firearm. While ferreting out tax fraud may not be the most exciting thing, things never seem to work out as easily as Tara would hope. The resulting mayhem is what gives this series its charm and humor, along with the wacky people she meets along the way. And that always makes for a fun read.

Tara has also made a decision about her lo
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Rachel
Apr 05, 2013 Rachel rated it really liked it
I figured this book would be a fun read when I opened it up to a Peach Sangria recipe on the first page. From there it was a silly little "adventure" with a variety of characters in some hilarious situations. It made the IRS seem cool and fun and a bit kick a** which is not something I would have said before reading this book. I did wish that the book had come with some of the Peach Sangria as it is mentioned quite a bit. Worth a read, especially since (at least in this book) the author did not ...more
Vivian
Mar 18, 2015 Vivian rated it really liked it
Who knew that being an IRS special agent could be so entertaining? I love this series - so many wacky (and dangerous) adventures that Tara has! Interesting handling of the love triangle by the author. Highly recommend for some reading escapism from the daily grind!
Elaine
Jan 29, 2013 Elaine rated it it was amazing
I loved it. But I got upset at a few "interruption", but it worked out. I did have a great laugh about Josh in the coffee shop and his whimper. I could see that so clear. But the TSA was really a great part even if not for Tara, but I could not believe she had NOT cleaned it out. But she did not deserve what she got either. The Halloween party was great and I am so happy for Alicia, poor girl. Good grief, I don't think she could handle another day with Tara's laundry. So I read the book in one d ...more
Cheryl Harper
I wanted to love this. It's part of a series and I want a great series. The humor, the quirk...should have been my perfect match. And I read the other reviews comparing this one to earlier entries in series which make me think I should try another. But I had trouble with the main character. Is she just very young? And the whole love triangle thing is never my favorite, but the fact that she'd string along her good-guy boyfriend until she could snag her badder boy coworker...didn't love it. The p ...more
Michelle
Jul 21, 2015 Michelle rated it liked it
This was my first read from Diane Kelly, first read in the Tara Holloway series. Because I had missed books 1-3 I was a little lost on the history of our heroine, Tara. I didn't feel like I was rooting for her as much as I could have if I had read the previous books. I did love the interactions between her and her partner, Eddie. Their tax antics were hilarious. I loved what they did to catch their tax perpetrators. I was not as invested in the perils of Tara's love life but that comes from not ...more
Angela
Mar 25, 2015 Angela rated it really liked it
A good fun read, shame that Tara couldn't tell Brett the news about their relationship herself though.
Jean
Jul 11, 2014 Jean added it
Enjoyable read--great writing and funny. Will enjoy the next one.
Shirl
Mar 13, 2015 Shirl rated it really liked it
Kelly's books move right along. There's humor and exciting.
Karen Leonard
Entertaining and easy read. Love Tara Holloway series and looking forward to continuing the series.
Melodie
Mar 22, 2013 Melodie rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2013
I REALLY enjoy this series. I'd definitely classify it as much more "chick lit" than cozy mystery, since there is a fair amount of cursing and definitely lots of sex talk, if not that much real sex. Tara is a great character, as are her friends, family & co-workers. This one was a bit different as it dealt with running down people who were funneling money out of the country into Syria for terrorists. Lots of character development in this one and a treat to read! RECOMMEND!
Jennifer Cunningham
Jan 23, 2014 Jennifer Cunningham rated it really liked it
Another great Tara Holloway novel. I am addicted and can't wait to get the next one from my library:)
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
Aug 18, 2013 Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cozies, 2013
another hilarious installment in the Tara Holloway series! I laughed out loud a LOT. This is just a great series.

only 1 small complaint about this book....a "bad" guy has a flight on Southwest Airlines and they go to DFW airport? Southwest Airlines does not fly out of DFW but Love Field. True the TSA adventure would probably be more interesting at DFW airport, but that was a significant editing error.
Celia
Mar 24, 2013 Celia rated it it was amazing
I love this series so much that I want to go all creepy stalker on the author and make off with everything as yet unpublished. there are comparisons made between the main character and Stephanie Plum, and they are definitely valid. They both have the same luck with the public overall, though she's much better with a gun than Stephanie ever has been.
Amanda Wisdom
Feb 09, 2013 Amanda Wisdom rated it it was amazing
I downloaded this book because it was on the free books listed on iBooks! Although the book was a fun read, I was disappointed it was book #4 in the series!

My OCD kicks in and now I will have to read the first 3 to get caught up!

All that aside-it was an interesting story that I couldn't put down! So many mysteries but a great ending! :)
Nancy H
Mar 26, 2013 Nancy H rated it really liked it
I love this series, and this book maintains the high standards. At the beginning, however, I was just starting to think that there was a little too much of the main character's romantic interests and not enough mystery, but that soon changed and then it became a page-turner! I can't wait to see what happens to Tara in the next one!
Rachel
Aug 02, 2014 Rachel rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-l-o-v-e
I was so happy with this book! I loved everything that happened and the story flowed really well. As a bonus surprise, my grandma was mentioned in this book! Probably not really my grandma, but it was her name and that made me happy. Can't wait for the next installment. I love the way this story is going!
Heidi (Yup. Still here.)
3.5 stars - I am not sure why but I had a hard time following the actual mystery in this book. I couldn't remember who was who. All in all I did really enjoy it though and love Tara. I already picked up book 5 the other day to start :)
Tina Axell
Aug 07, 2013 Tina Axell rated it it was amazing
I don't know what else I can say about this series I haven't already said about the previous three installments. Tara Holloway feels like my BFF, or alter-ego, I love her to death! Perfect blend of action, mystery, romance, humor.
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