Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters series
by Katie Ruggle
Five bounty-hunting sisters
Deep in the heart of the Rockies
Fighting to save each other
…and the men who steal their hearts
Bounty hunter Molly Pax fought hard for everything she has, turning the bail recovery business she shares with her sisters into an unqualified success. So when their sticky-fingered mother jumps bail and puts the childhood home up as collateral, Molly’s horrified. To make matters worse, every two-bit criminal in the Rockies now sees her family’s misfortune as their next big break.
She needs help, stat.
Enter rival bounty hunter John Carmondy: six feet of pure trouble, with a cocky grin to match. John’s the most cheerfully, annoyingly gorgeous frenemy Molly’s ever had the pleasure of defeating…and he may be her only hope of making it out of this mess alive.
While Ruggle’s latest is more suspense than romance, I had fun reading it. There’s a lot going on for Molly – the sister, their mother, trying to catch the next jump, and keeping one step ahead of John.
I’m not 100% sure why she struggles so much with letting John close, but it does lead to some fun moments … and a few head-shaking ones full of snark on Molly’s side. Honestly, if I was John I’d probably have walked away a long time ago but the man has grit, heart, and dedication (all good attributes for a hero). Her resistance does throw a bit of a damper on their relationship so if you were hoping for more of a love story it takes a bit to get there.
There’s a ton of action, danger, and suspense to keep you busy while you wait, though. Half the siblings are busy trying to track down their mom and figure out what’s going on with her. The rest are trying to catch a pretty dangerous character in order to keep their house out of the hands of a sleazy bail bondsman.
Ruggle has always had a way at delivering extremely satisfying suspense elements and she proves herself again here. I can see why some may have been disappointed at the lack of romance (and Molly pushing John away again and again) but I found it fun enough that it didn’t matter so much to me 🙂
(Start of a series with a cliffhanger of an ending, so be warned!)