September 15, 2017




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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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Barking up the Wrong Tree is the third book in the Sex and Sweet Tea series by the talented and funny, Juliette Poe. Girl, you had me at muscles and beard! I am loving this series and these fabulous characters. Juliette’s writing is fun, witty, sweet and sexy. This family and these characters feel like home to me and I’m not from the south :). This story might be my favorite of the series so far! I love Jake and his muscles and Laken and her sassy mouth. Laken is attracted to Jake when she first sees him, but she thinks he’s a sexist, city jerk, but she quickly learns he might be hard and manly on the outside, but he’s soft and gooey on the inside. Jake isn’t in Whynot to stay. He’s not a farmer or a country boy, but when a baby goat thinks he’s her mom, he’s sticking around town. Being with Laken isn’t a hardship either. He’s wants her in his bed and maybe in his heart. What happens when sparks fly between the sheets, but you’re from two different worlds? Will Jake and Laken compromise for love? I loved this story! It was refreshing to see the man want more and go after what he wants. Laken has her reasons for being afraid, but Jake isn’t going to let her get away. I can’t wait for more from this series!


“You are such a sweet kisser. Not like sweet as candy, but sweet as in ‘the bomb’.”


“You’ve been in my bed twice, Laken, and it was beyond fantastic for both of us. I expect you’ll be back in it tonight, and that’s not ego talking. You enjoy me as much as I enjoy you. But that doesn’t have to be all.”


“Then I will be here waiting for you because you promised me nights.”


5 out of 5 stars

Barking up the Wrong Tree is third book in the Sex and Sweet Tea series. Each book can be read as standalone but they are all connected by five siblings. The Mancinkus’. Laken is one of the twins and it’s her turn to found out what this whole love thing is all about. She wasn’t looking for it though. She didn’t even want it.
One city boy. One country girl. One heated connection. The problem? Distance. Oh. And the fact that one doesn’t want more than a casual fling. That could be a problem especially when those pesky feelings and cute furry animals get in the way.
Jake was only suppose to be here for a few days. See the farm he bought in the small town of Whynot. Meet the foreman. Stay the night and head back to Chicago. That was the plan. It wasn’t chasing after goats, repairing fences, and sleeping with the beautiful and feisty veterinarian. And it especially wasn’t the plan to come back. But, one very cute kid that wants his mommy Jake changed everything. And seeing Laken over and over again for his Farming 101 tips was not a hardship. He liked her. A lot. And not just because she could rock his world. Too bad they live in two different worlds.
I loved this couple! Jake is a big teddy bear especially with MG. He is also damn hot, funny, and makes Laken feel again. Laken is beautiful inside and out, independent, sweet, and feisty. Together they are pretty much amazingly fun and sexy. But, is it enough in combine two worlds into one?
Overall…it’s a wonderful and refreshing addition to this series! It just keeps getting and better. I can’t wait to see what Juliette has next for this family and town.
P.S. I ❤️ Herman and MG.
“You’re a big dude. Got muscles and tattoos. Granted, you drive a prissy car, but still… I didn’t take you to be so sensitive.”
“Yeah, sensitive is the last thing I am. Just not sticking my finger up a dog’s butt.”
Big burly men and little furry animals… so sexy.
“We’re not dating.”
“Of course we’re not,” he says solicitously, but his eyes are crinkled with laughter.





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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