Publication Date: March 26th 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: ARC Provided by publisher
About the book:
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.
Molly is the oldest and has been like a mother to her sisters, since their own mother, Jane, is a very selfish, flighty woman. Jane is something else and she causes a lot of trouble, she ticked me right off! Jane puts the family home up as collateral when she needs to make bail, the home that Molly and her sisters paid off after Jane just about drained it dry with a reverse mortgage. So, yeah, she’s a real winner of a mom.
Now Molly is saddled with locating her mom, and at the mercy of a shady bail bondsman force to catch a dangerous bail skipper or have him start legal proceedings to take their home.
Fortunately, Molly has John Carmondy, a fellow bounty hunter at her back.
This was fun start to Katie Ruggle’s new series about bounty hunter sisters! Molly and John were delightful together! At the beginning Molly views John as a rival bounty hunter, but it’s clear John is very much at her side from the beginning. Molly’s not sure why he’s stuck to her like glue and she’s at first distrustful and a bit snarky to him, but John has so much fun with her snips and snipes. He’s all easy going with playful, flirtatious grins, letting whatever barbs Molly sends flying amuse and encourage his pursuit.
The fun is interspersed with tension, action and danger, as Molly and John pursue their skip, a dangerous criminal fond of explosives. I appreciated that Molly always had a plan and didn’t have any TSTL moments. John and Molly made an excellent team, always backing each other up, but Molly’s sisters are a force to be reckoned with, too. I expect each additional book to feature a different sister.
Molly and John’s romance wrapped up sweetly, but the problems caused by the mom’s criminal activities were not. I think Cara’s story is up next as the efforts to disentangle themselves from Jane continue.