Blog Tour: Barking Up The Wrong Tree by Juliette Poe #Review

Today I have a review of Barking Up The Wrong Tree a sweet southern adult contemporary romance. I loved the second book in the series when I read it back in July, you can check out my review here and the third book didn't disappoint.


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.

Barking Up The Wrong Tree is the third book in the sex and sweet tea series by Juliette Poe. (Each book can be read as a standlone) And I am really enjoying the books in this series. They are sweet southern romances that will make you swoon and I love them. Each book is about a different Manchkis sibling and this one was all about Laken.

Laken is a vet in the town of Whynot and she is such a fun character, who doesn't have a care about casually hooking up with men. Step in Jake McDaniel and her heads in a spin.

Barking Up The Tree has little bits of everything that made up the perfect package in a story. It has funny moments, sweet moments, romantic moments, and serious moments. I really enjoyed the two characters interactions, I just think both characters are very real and that made me connect with them immediately. The series is called the sex and sweet tea series because it is that. It is sweet with just the right amount of sexy thrown in.

The story is told in a few POV's a couple from Pap Lakens pap and then Laken and Jake. But there is also a few short chapters told by Herman who is a fricking dog. It was just so cute!!! I swear the animals are cuter in this than Jake. Theres even the cutest goat around!

Overall I really like this series, it just has everything for a perfect read. I highly recommend this series giving Barking Up The Wrong Tree, 3.75 Stars

Thank you to InkSlinger PR for an e arc in exchange for an honest review.

About Juliette Poe

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.

1 comment

  1. Sounds like a pretty good read. And that cover is so eyecatching!