Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Review: Risk It All by Katie Ruggle

Publication Date: December 31st 2019 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 352
Source: 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

Cara Pax never wanted to be a bounty hunter. She's happy to leave chasing criminals and tackling skips to her sisters. But if she wants her dreams of escaping the family business to come true, she's got one last job to finish... Only problem is, she doesn't think her bounty is guilty.

Henry Kavenski is a man with innocence to prove. When he realizes that Cara believes him, he'll do anything to keep her out of harm's way. Escaping criminals and dodging cops might not be the best time to fall in love, but Henry and Cara won't give up, not when there's a chance at a new life ahead--if they can survive the fall.

My Thoughts:
You might think this series is about male bounty hunters, but the Pax sisters are the ones doing the hunting, and I love that! Cara has been more on the research side, looking into “skips” as they call them, and digging up as much info to aid in their capture.  But since their flaky, self-centered mother put them in a bind financially by putting the family home (which the sisters paid for!) up as collateral for bail and then skipped, Cara wants to help as much as she can with the business.

Cara decides to bring in a few high dollar skips and this is where she crosses paths with Henry Kavenski. He’s wanted for murder, but his actions are more that of a protector than “murderer”, so Cara knows there’s more to the story. Add her ever growing crush on the handsome, broody big man, and her efforts to bring in a skip aren’t going too well.

Henry’s role as protector really come into play when Cara shifts her focus onto another skip, who on paper seems like a pretty harmless catch, but turn into a nightmare of danger for Cara.  The story really takes off and becomes an action-packed ride with Cara and Henry fighting for survival at every turn.

I love Katie Ruggle’s brand of romantic suspense/action thrillers, because while there’s lots of danger and thrills the romances are charming and, in this case, delightfully awkward at times. Cara is sweet and a little shy, and Henry isn’t really talkative, but his actions speak volumes. I breezed right through Risk It All in one day, and I can’t wait for the next installment!

As a side note, Risk It All can be read as a standalone, but Molly and John’s story (In Her Sights) was a lot of fun too, so why would you want to?

4 Suns


  1. Female bounty hunters? I love it! I have not read anything by Ruggle, but her books seem really popular. I have to pick one up one of these days. I feel like I say this a lot.

    1. Lol, me too, Sam! Too many books and too little time. :)

  2. Fun twist with the women being the bounty hunters. Nice! Sounds like there's a lot more to Henry than meets the eye. Glad you enjoyed this one!

  3. I loved In Her Sights...and I just ordered Risk It All from Amazon. Now I'm anxiously waiting for it to arrive. Ruggle's books are the best, aren't they? :)

    1. Oh Lark, I hope you love it as much as I did. Lots of action in this one! Can't wait to hear your reactions. :)

  4. Yes!!! I adored this book, too. Cara's awkward-sweet, but smart personality and Henry's taciturn capability were a great pairing. Can't wait for Norah's story next.

  5. I am a it annoyed at the cover. It is not your book man! ;)