Release Date: 7 February 2017
An ex-con with a bad-boy reputation falls for his childhood sweetheart—a good-girl cop chasing a ruthless killer—as the Texas Bounty series gets steamier than the Lone Star State.
Rush Redmond never expected freedom to taste so bittersweet. He spent eight years in jail doing someone else’s time, and for what? As an ex-con, Rush can’t work as a bounty hunter like his brothers—not in Texas. Better to drown his sorrows with a stiff drink and soft curves. Too bad the temptation he craves is a redhead with a badge: Ava St. George. Once upon a time, Rush would’ve done anything for the sheriff’s innocent daughter. Now he’s fighting the urge to let her sweet-talk him into some trouble he can’t afford.
Even though she’s a cop, Ava knows that sometimes justice means pushing the boundaries of the law. To track down her mother’s killer, she turns to the man with the county’s criminal underworld in his little black book. The boy she knew is still drop-dead gorgeous, with panty-dropping charm as smooth as his smile. But his sculpted arms and the menacing gleam in his eyes scream “Don’t mess with me.” Yet Ava needs Rush more than ever—in more ways than one.
Don’t miss any of Jackie Ashenden’s seductive Texas Bounty novels:
TAKE ME DEEPER | MAKE IT HURT | TAKE ME HARDER
My Opinion 5 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley and Random House, for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**
This is the third book in the series, but could be read as a stand alone if desired.
This books focuses on Redmond brother Rush and cop Ava, both of whom we have seen in previous books.
I kinda had to feel sorry for Rush, sent to prison for a crime he did not commit, a father that seemed to hate him and to top it all his mothers death bed confession. Its no wonder that he uses his sarcastic humour and distances those that he calls family.
Ava is a good girl, however she see's a deeper side of Rush that no one else seems to be seeing. She can put side comments that she knows are only to help Rush cope and helps him like no one else has bother to so far.
She helps him out from the dark with her light persona, her strength and determination.
Its a friends to lovers book, with an eight year gap in-between and the same goal in mind.