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Most Likely To Series, Book Three
by Catherine Bybee
Montlake Romance, Contemporary
May 09, 2017, First Edition
Paperback & Kindle
In the final book in bestselling author Catherine Bybee’s Most Likely To trilogy, River Bend’s rebel follows in her father’s footsteps to become sheriff. But it might be time to forge her own path…
Some kids inherit a family business; Jo Ward inherited a badge. Once voted Most Likely to End Up in Jail, the town wild child has become sheriff—hell-bent on uncovering the truth about her father’s mysterious death. Life is quiet in rustic River Bend, but Jo longs for something beyond her small hometown and the painful memories it holds. All that keeps her sane is the support of her best friends, Melanie and Zoe.
But when Jo signs up for an expert law enforcement training seminar, she meets Gill Clausen, whose haunting eyes and dangerously sexy vibe just may challenge her single-minded focus. Commitment-phobic Jo can’t deny her attraction to the arrogant federal agent, and when odd things start happening around River Bend and danger surrounds her, she realizes she’ll need his help to discover who’s out to remove her from River Bend…permanently.
As Jo and Gill work together, it’s clear they make a great team. But can Jo loosen her grip on the past enough to let love in and reach for the future?
My favorite part about this story is how Bybee took what would seem like it should be a big suspense story and made it all about the characters. While we do get the resolution to Jo’s dad’s death, Making It Right gives us a better insight into what makes Jo tick outside of that. And seeing her fall in love with a really awesome guy!
Jo’s made a good life for herself, even if it isn’t the one she planned. She’s a good sherriff and good for the people of her town – firm but with a good heart. And it is about time that she found someone who will really appreciate it.
I think Gill is just fabulous for her. He lets Jo be her, but he supports her and pushes her when she needs it. He’s strong and sure of himself after years as a marine and an agent but he’s not overbearing. He’s funny and kind and smart. Exactly what tough but sensitive Jo needs.
The whodunit may be a quieter portion of the book than I expected but it isn’t overlooked. Bybee does a great job of weaving it into the romance in a way that doesn’t short-change either one. And as we find out the why and the who I really enjoyed how it helped to make Jo’s dad into a real human, instead of a virtuous ghost whose shadow Jo had been living under for so long. The truth reveals itself slowly through the later part of the book, helping us and her find out what really happened.
After years of worring over her dad’s death, and dealing with some guilt as well, having the answers she needs helps Jo not only deal with her past but be able to mover forward into a new future. Maybe one with a big, sexy, tattooed agent in it 🙂
Well-written as always, Bybee brings another great series to a satisfying close. With characters who easily suck you in and a story-line that keeps you glued to the pages, Making It Right is another must-read.
(While you’ll miss out a little about how Jo got involved with the FBI by starting here, plus some of the background between the girls, this really can easily stand on its own.)
New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating high school, she moved to Southern California in hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Weekday Brides Series and the Not Quite Series. Bybee lives with her two teenage sons in Southern California.
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