Thursday, April 3, 2014

Pretty Reckless by Jodi Linton: Mini-Review & Giveaway

Pretty Reckless by Jodi Linton
Publisher: Entangled Ignite
Pub Date: 3/24
Genre: Romantic Suspense

My Mini-Review:
After thinking I was getting caught up, the week hit again and I'm behind as usual.  However I am over half-way through Pretty Reckless and really enjoying it. So here is my mini-review and stay tuned for a full-review.

I found Pretty Reckless to be a slightly different take on Romantic Suspense.  First the main character Laney, really doesn't have it together.  Think a Texas-version of Stephanie Plum in a way, but not exactly.  She thinks she set on her life, but then her already shaky world is rocked with her ex-boyfriend Gunner returns to town.  I like Laney, I like that she really doesn't have it all together.  But she's trying.  I also like Gunner, he's sexy, he's to-the-point, he's fun. He doesn't pull any punches and he lets Laney know he wants her back. A few problems are there though.  One their history, two her present.  Read and see exactly what I mean, but it makes it interesting.

Next comes the suspense, which is interesting and what brings Gunner, a Texas Ranger to town.  Who is trying to move Ketamine through Pistol Rock?  I think I know, but I won't be sure until I finish.  Either way it's a fun romantic suspense and enjoyable to get to know Laney, Gunner, Nathan and some of the rather eccentric townsfolk of Pistol Rock.

I look forward to finishing this tonight and if it continues like the first half has it will be a quick finish and a great read.  Looking for a fun romantic suspense?  Pretty Reckless is definitely your book!


Welcome to Pistol Rock, Texas where secrets last about as long as the sporadic west Texas rain showers.

Laney Briggs has long been considered reckless, but she’s turned herself around—she’s respectably engaged and she’s become a Pistol Rock deputy sheriff. Everything’s fine until a dead body turns up and her ex, Texas Ranger Gunner Wilson, decides to stick his boots into the town’s first murder case.

Laney will be damned if she lets Gunner trample all over her turf and her chance at a quiet, contented life. His seemingly endless ability to undermine her resolve and her libido is only outdone by her constant urge to butt heads with him. But when the bodies start to pile up, Laney has to ask the lethal bad boy for a hand—and a truce in exchange for his help.

Having an ex-boyfriend as an ally might not be the best idea, but Laney has always been pretty reckless…

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Author Biography

Jodi Linton grew up across the street from a cow pasture, where she was more likely to be seen selling Kool-Aid in a Dixie cup at ten cents a pop, or inviting neighbors over to watch one of her plays staged on her father’s Bass boat.  

In 2001, she traded in the rednecks, cowboys, and mesquite trees of her hometown to chase destiny out west. After a few years of mucking it around with the roughnecks, dust storms, and droughts, she decided to dust off her boots and head home. With a History degree in one hand and a marriage license in the other, she followed her husband in 2006 to central Texas the heartland, fabulous Austin.

After settling into the Texas Hill Country with her husband and two kids, she joined the Austin Romance Writers of America, and signed with The Belcastro Agency.  Today she can be found cozied up to the computer escaping into a quirky world of tall tales, sexy, tight jean wearing cowboys, and a protagonist with a sharp-tongue quick enough to hang any man out to dry.

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***I received this book from Pump Up Your Book for an honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way except receiving the book for free.  ***