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Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Released on December 31, 2019
I had a good time with the first book introducing five bounty hunter sisters trying to make a living and deal with their low life mom’s antics. Cara the college student with plans to be a kindergarten teacher and does the firm’s research decides she needs to get into the active end of bringing down some big money bounties to help out her sisters pull the heavier load when mayhem ensues.
Risk It All is book two in the Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters series. The first book set the premise for the series and this carries over so that this is best read in order. Though, it does start a new case so in a pinch could be read out of order.
Cara sees the tiredness and stress in Molly as she handles all the load of bringing in bounties to keep the family heads above water while two of their sisters are out hunting down their conniving mom who skipped town and left them with so much trouble. The stolen necklace their mom hid has brought every low life to their home attempting break ins to find it even while another sort of low life now holds the deed on their home and insists they take the really nasty bounties or he’ll foreclose.
This leads Cara to leave behind her academics and research to hit the street tailing a murderer. She’s so bad at it that he’s onto her and does the craziest thing in letting her go. She suspects Henry isn’t guilty though she has no proof and only has an inconvenient attraction for him. The spark for Henry is the least of her troubles when her next assignment gets her into worse danger and her life is on the line. Good thing Henry knows a thing or two about keeping them alive.
I enjoyed getting to know all the sisters and their situation in book one, but moving forward into Risk It All was even better. Cara is fumbling and bumbling her way along, but I had a good time as she wasn’t stupid just in experienced. She wants to be an early childhood teacher and she knows she’s not cut out to be an action heroine like three of her sisters, but she has a strong sense of loyalty and love that won’t allow her to stay safely behind her lap top screen, either. She’s not utterly helpless and absorbed more of Felicity’s self-defense and endurance training than she realized. I thought it was great when she started crushing on Henry her first attempt at active bounty-hunting and he ends up being there for her through some harrowing scenes. Where she was hopelessly out of her depths, he was grimly capable.
Oh yes, this one was exciting and had a fab chase scene and then survival situation. Cara and Henry were busy trying to stay alive through it all and the attraction buzzed, but so did something more as their time together taught them more about each other than a string of dates might have. The twists at the end didn’t surprise me though I have to admit that I didn’t anticipate them, either. Can’t say there was much movement toward solving the situation with their mom, but I didn’t even care because this book was so intense and engaging.
I’m going to keep it vague because I don’t want to give away the good stuff. If I had a niggle, it’s related to some of the things I must be vague about like Henry. I do wish that there had been more at the end that got into his background, but there was enough so he wasn’t an entire blank slate and I do get why all that couldn’t have come out earlier.
All in all, I loved this one better than book one and am now jazzed for Norah’s story in book three. Those who enjoy caper and humor, action and slightly spicy romance for a lady bounty hunter crew should give this book/series a go.
My thanks to Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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