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Pretty Reckless (Deputy Laney Briggs series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Jodi Linton
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)

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Book Description

**This is book 1 in The Deputy Laney Briggs Series and features Laney Briggs and Gunner Wilson**
She's dead-set on giving one bullheaded cowboy the boot.
Welcome to Pistol Rock, Texas where everyone knows 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 was 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...


Editorial Reviews

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"With sassy dialogue and more twists and turns than a bucking bronc at a rodeo, Jodi Linton breathes life into her colorful cast of characters in this amazing cowboy romance."Carolyn Brown, NY Times bestselling author
 

"Filled with  humor, excitement, sexy cowboys and one kick ass, can't  stay out of trouble deputy."~ Fresh Fiction
 
"Pretty Reckless is unpredictable." ~ Top Pick, 5 star Night Owl Reviews... Melodyreads 
 

"The action is fast and the plot is both suspenseful yet fun."~Harlequin Junkie 
 
"It is full of suspense, mystery, some sad parts, and a lot of sexy cowboy!!!" ~Sassy Southern Book Blog

"Pretty Reckless is a quick read that gives a powerful punch!" ~TSRBR

I love Linton's voice. She writes in a fun, light style that invites you to participate in the story.~PureJonel

Laney is such a character within herself that you would easily find yourself reading about her without a need of a story of romance. She could be the man character in a bestselling, NY Times Chart Topping Mystery series. ~A Reader Lives A 1000 Lives

It has everything I love from craziness in a small town, sexy to suspense, even wanting to be arrested myself by the HOT Texas Ranger I was roped in from the beginning.... ~ Shey, Guilty Pleasures  

From the Author

Warning: Contains a sassy female deputy with a knack for getting knee-deep in trouble; a sexy Texas Ranger hell-bent on winning his woman's heart back; and an old love blazing a wildfire of passionate memories.
Deputy Laney Briggs Series Order:
Pretty Reckless, Book 1
Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy, Book 2
Pretty Shameless, Book 3
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Talk Dirty To Me, Cowboy (Fan Teaser)

Product Details

  • File Size: 1359 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Publisher: Entangled: Ignite (March 24, 2014)
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IQOFSCW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,013 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a fun book! March 24, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Laney Briggs find herself smack-dab in the middle of some crazy situations that are outrageous, humorous, and entertaining to the reader. She is a cute and sassy, yet tough and endearing. I also think most women will find her easy to identify with. Especially when her ex, Gunner, blows back into town, determined to win back Laney's affections. He's definitely charming and positively sexy, which kept me rooting for him to get back in her good graces.

This book had all the makings of a terrific romantic mystery: danger, humor, sexual tension...and let's not forget the other hot cowboys in the book. Jodi Linton introduced a well-rounded cast of characters that she brought to life on every page. Obviously, she comes by her humor naturally.

If you're looking for a read with delicious cowboys, fun banter, an intriguing mystery, and a generous helping of humor, then you've just found it. I enjoyed PRETTY RECKLESS thoroughly and can't wait for the next book!

*I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! March 24, 2014
By gigis
Format:Kindle Edition
Welcome to Pistol Rock, Texas where everyone knows secrets last about as long as the sporadic west Texas rain showers.

Laney Briggs has long been considered reckless by the denizens of her hometown, but she’s finally turned it all around—she’s happily engaged to the local veterinarian and she’s become a Pistol Rock deputy sheriff. Everything’s fine and dandy—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. Of course, the troublesome cowboy’s rugged good looks and T-shirt-straining muscles are already leaving Laney knee-deep in hot water, but she’ll be damned if she lets Gunner trample all over her turf. She’s decided that, instead of conflict, she wants a contented, steady life with her vet—a life in which Gunner Wilson and his seemingly endless ability to undermine her resolve and her libido plays no part. Still, it’s hard to keep her head as forbidden sparks ignite and suspicions arise between old rivals and old flames. And 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. But after uncovering the pack of lies surrounding not only her job but her heart… Having an ex-boyfriend as an ally might not be the best idea, but it’s certainly the most reckless, and Laney has always been pretty reckless…

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What a great start to a new series!

Loved feisty Laney Briggs, she is smart, fun, dedicated and has a past that is going to catch up to her in the form of her ex, Gunner Wilson.

Everything and everyone are not who they seem in the small Texas town of Pistol Rock. Things start getting strange when they find dead cows and one dead person.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Debut! March 24, 2014
By LBishop
Format:Kindle Edition
I loved this book. So much so that I finished it in a little over two hours!

The pace really picked up in the second chapter and did not stop until the end. Deputy Laney Briggs is a spitfire who has a knack for getting herself into trouble--at work and with the men in her life. Jodi Linton does a great job with making Laney jump off the page and draw you vividly into her world. I found myself laughing, shaking my head, even saying "Laney, OMG!" out loud a few times.

Even though the story is told from Laney's POV, the love interests and secondary characters are well written and I could see them in my mind as if I were watching a movie instead of reading a book. I did have a good idea of who was involved with the crime at hand about halfway through the book but the full scope of things played out well and kept me on the edge of my seat as it played out.

I'd recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery, hot cowboys (VERY HOT Texas Ranger--yum!), and witty, tough, reckless, and badass female leads. I can't wait to read the next Laney Briggs story!

*received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A woman with a gun who's not afraid to use it! March 24, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Sass and fire wearing sexy cowboy boots, that's what debut author Jodi Linton delivers in this great new series set in Pistol Rock, TX. Laney Briggs knows how to handle a gun and solve crime, but handling the men in town can be challenging, especially when her ex is back and stirring up trouble.
I love the way Linton brings the feel of small town life in Texas to life. Down to earth with troubles any woman would love to have (did I mention three very hot sexy men?) Laney Briggs is leading the pack of strong female role models in women's fiction. Absolutely loved this book and can't wait to read more Laney Briggs novels!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So much fun! March 24, 2014
By A.W.
Format:Kindle Edition
This book is packed with mystery, suspense, intrigue, hot cowboys, and a feisty heroine who happens to be a deputy . . . did I mention it's really funny too? What's not to love about that? I seriously enjoyed this book and I couldn't put it down until I finished it. I'd definitely recommend it.

The occupants of Pistol Rock sure do have secrets! The colorful residents of this town really make the place come alive. And, seeing it through the eyes of Laney and her sharp-wit, was hilarious. I can't tell you how many times I was said, "oh my goodness," and had to laugh out loud. Aside form the strong-willed and funny heroine, the storyline pulled me in and took me for a wild ride. There were some dark twists and turns I definitely hadn't expected which kept me on the edge of my chair.

As for the bad boy Texas Ranger - swoon. I'm pretty sure I fell in love with Gunner. :)
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An Exciting Read!
This was a thrilling story! Deputy Sheriff Laney Briggs and Texas Ranger Gunner Wilson broke up five years ago, going their separate ways. Read more
Published 10 days ago by sandybar57@msn.con
1.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't get very far. Just seemed like the same old romance novel.
Ho Hum
Published 10 days ago by mimi
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome read!! Can't wait for more of Laney and Gunner!
Published 1 month ago by Angela Marie Lucas
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put this book down.
Loved the story,love way she tells the story makes you feel like yours in the story.it's so funny one minute and the next its like you can't wait to see what Laney and Gunner... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Lisa .
5.0 out of 5 stars Laney and her cowboys!
I've probably said this before but cowboys are my guilty reading pleasure. I'm thrilled that the author gives the heroine of this series, Deputy Laney Briggs some hot guys to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ellesea
2.0 out of 5 stars Only okay
Sorry to be the naysayer here, especially since I've already purchased books 2 and 3 based on all the glowing reviews and lack of low rated ones. Read more
Published 1 month ago by mageemi
4.0 out of 5 stars Southern Charm with some mystery!!!
This book reminds me so much of the small town I was raised in. Down home, everyone knows your business and looks out for each other. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amy Crull
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This book was totally awesome. The female lead, Laney, is a no holds barred, sassy, strong-willed woman and I loved her. Read more
Published 1 month ago by edfan89
4.0 out of 5 stars Fresh & Different
This is an enjoyable story with many surprises, mysteries and lots of suspense. It was nice to see a strong, fearless and sassy heroine in Laney. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kelley Schmidt
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story
I loved this story and am looking forward to see what happens next in this series. Laney is a strong Southern girl who isn't afraid to get her hands dirty and knows how to use a... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Gerianne Slavinsky
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More About the Author

Growing up in a small Texas town didn't have many perks, but it allowed for some colorful writing material. After settling down with her family in central Texas, Jodi found her passion: writing kick-ass, southern contemporary romance stories. 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.

My characters swear, have lots of dirty sex, and live it up...there's no mint juleps in my stories.

Deputy Laney Briggs Series Order:
Pretty Reckless, Book 1
Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy, Book 2
Pretty Shameless, Book 3
*******************
Talk Dirty To Me, Cowboy (Fan Teaser)


To learn more about author Jodi Linton visit her website at www.jodilinton.com

And then stop on by her Facebook and Pinterest for some cowboy times. https://www.facebook.com/JodiLintonAuthor
www.pinterest.com/jlinton0944/



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