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Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Released on March 26. 2019
Skip your bail and you’ll never know what hit you when these Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters cuff you and march you to the nearest police station. I thought the premise of five bounty hunting sisters and their romances to be a great formula for a new series and I was right.
Molly Pax with her plans A through D couldn’t plan for what brought her to accepting irritating and attractive fellow bounty hunter, John Carmody, on as her partner.
Molly has grown up raising her sisters, doing her best to keep a roof over their head, food in their mouths, and safety from what their waste of good oxygen, serial marrying and divorcing, petty crook mother brings into their lives. They’ve all enabled her, but this time Jane has gone too far when she stole money, car, and a priceless necklace, put the deed for the house up for bond, and skipped out. The slimy bailbondsman with the deed insists they go after a deadly killer in exchange for him not taking the house immediately.
Molly has had an itch about John Carmody since their earliest encounters. She says its because she can’t stand him, but from his big smile and her sisters’ eye rolls apparently she’s only fooling herself.
But, her pride and her desperation to save their home and family business don’t make her stupid so Molly reluctantly takes the help that John is offering. All her life, she has only ever been able to depend on herself and her sisters, but now she sees that she might have a good thing with her knew partner in more ways than one if she can allow herself to trust.
In Her Sights has a light, quirky tone along with some good romantic suspense elements. I enjoyed the sisterly dynamics and loved to hate their mother, Jane. Molly is big sister and feels responsible for everything though she is slowly learning that the others are now adults and she needs to trust them to do their jobs and stay safe. Molly had to grow up fast and hard so it makes sense that she is somewhat hostile toward John for a while even after he proved himself. He’s totally into her and she’s the only one blind to this. Even the family dog gets it.
This is strong on the romance, but the catalyst for all that happens is the suspense element of the trouble their mom caused by the big theft and also robbing them blind before disappearing. I’m guessing the situation with Jane is going to be a series plot piece. Meanwhile, there was a secondary suspense thread of Molly and John hunting down a repeat criminal who tends to blow things and people up and Molly is blackmailed into going after him. The action sequences of the chase were good.
The intro to the sisters and the family situation have me eager to press forward to the rest of the series as each sister gets her story. I was definitely hooked by the epilogue teaser at the end of In Her Sights that gives a peek into Cara’s story with that little cliffie.
On a side note, the Turn the Tide anthology, which is free, has a prequel novella from the author that tells the story of Molly and John’s meet cute and introduces the sisters and this series. The story is briefly referenced as a quick shared memory in In Her Sights. It isn’t necessary to read it first, but it was definitely fun and not to be missed if you want more of the sisters and John.
All in all, this latest series opener and series looks to be a fun addition to the author’s repertoire and I can wholeheartedly recommend it to those who enjoy light romantic suspense.
My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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