Tuesday, July 15, 2014

~Review: Pretty Reckless (Deputy Laney Briggs #1) by Jodi Linton ~

Welcome to Pistol Rock, Texas where everyone knows secrets last about as long as the sporadic west Texas rain showers.

Laney Briggs has long been considered reckless by the denizens of her hometown, but she’s finally turned it all around—she’s happily engaged to the local veterinarian and she’s become a Pistol Rock deputy sheriff. Everything’s fine and dandy—until a dead body turns up and her ex, Texas Ranger Gunner Wilson, decides to stick his boots into the town’s first murder case.   Of course, the troublesome cowboy’s rugged good looks and T-shirt-straining muscles are already leaving Laney knee-deep in hot water, but she’ll be damned if she lets Gunner trample all over her turf. She’s decided that, instead of conflict, she wants a contented, steady life with her vet—a life in which Gunner Wilson and his seemingly endless ability to undermine her resolve and her libido plays no part. Still, it’s hard to keep her head as forbidden sparks ignite and suspicions arise between old rivals and old flames. And when the bodies start to pile up, Laney has to ask the lethal bad boy for a hand—and a truce in exchange for his help. But after uncovering the pack of lies surrounding not only her job but her heart…  Having an ex-boyfriend as an ally might not be the best idea, but it’s certainly the most reckless, and Laney has always been pretty reckless…  

Overall Rating:  4 Rockin’ ★★★★

Jodi Linton’s newest book, Pretty Reckless, is a quick read that gives a powerful punch!  The amazing characters that she has created and the experiences they undergo give the whole story a true-to-life feel.  It was also totally empowering to have such a strong female character to complement the essence of the plot.

Gunner Wilson is a Texas Ranger, who has loved and lost the most wonderful thing he has ever known, Laney Briggs.  After leaving Pistol Rock five years ago to be a Texas Ranger, Gunner has come back now to reclaim the woman he left behind.

Laney Briggs is a deputy for the Pistol Rock sheriff’s department.  She has always been a spitfire and longs for the one man who broke her heart, Gunner Wilson.  After Gunner left, she thought it was over, but has fate given them another chance?  Even though Laney is now engaged to another, her heart beats for one man…Gunner.

This book was exciting, sexy and pulled at my heart.  Both Laney and Gunner’s love is one that most people dream about, but only a few actually get the chance to have.  When things went south for them years ago, neither one of them ever thought that circumstances would bring them back together.  With many obstacles in their path, will Laney and Gunner get their happily ever after?  Will Laney forgive Gunner and Gunner win back Laney’s heart?  Read this book to find out!  You won’t be disappointed!  Yippee ki-yay, Jodi!  Grēta

Hero – Gunner Wilson 4.0 stars

Heroine – Laney Briggs 4.0 stars
Steam Level: 3.5 stars 
Plot: 4.0 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes!

Would I read other books by this author: Yes!  

***Received an ARC of this book from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review***

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