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Pretty Reckless: A Deputy Laney Briggs Novel [Kindle Edition]

Jodi Linton
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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...


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
 
"Pretty Reckless is unpredictable. This book has excitement and action at every page. If you love action, mystery and romance then this is your type of book. I promise you won't regret reading this. You will love Gunner and Laney. They make a wonderful team." ~ Top Pick, 5 star Night Owl Reviews... Melodyreads

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  
 
One of my favorite parts of this book though was Jodi's ability to write a small town that I truly felt a part of. ~ Jillian Read-Love-Blog


In Pretty Reckless, the action is fast and the plot is both suspenseful yet fun. I'd recommend Pretty Reckless to any romance reader looking for just that. ~Harlequin Junkie 

Wow, what a great book. This story is so different from any I have read so far. It is full of suspense, mystery, some sad parts, and a lot of sexy cowboy!!! ~Sassy Southern Book Blog

Jodi Linton's newest book, 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


 

From the Author

Pretty Reckless is the first book in The Deputy Laney Briggs Series. It will be followed by Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy on August 18, 2014. 


From the start writing Deputy Laney Briggs was a blast. She's a spitfire who knows how to handle a few troublesome cowboys.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1322 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1622666011
  • 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: #117,613 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 18 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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16 of 16 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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16 of 16 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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15 of 15 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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14 of 14 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 If you want a funny, fast paced book with hot sexy cowboys and ...
If you want a funny, fast paced book with hot sexy cowboys and a red boot wearing sassy Deputy Laney; you will want to read this book. I read it and when done, I craved for more. Read more
Published 14 hours ago by Debra K Sisler
5.0 out of 5 stars You will Love Laney
I loved this book very much, Laney is both tough and caring at the same time. She wants to get her life back on track and just get married and start over, but Gunner comes back... Read more
Published 14 hours ago by therese lopez
5.0 out of 5 stars Sassy Southern Book Blog Review
Wow, what a great book. This story is so different from any I have read so far. It is full of suspense, mystery, some sad parts, and a lot of sexy cowboy!!! Read more
Published 12 days ago by Sassy Southern Book Blog
3.0 out of 5 stars Great as a suspense but...
The very small town of Pistol Rock, Texas certainly has its secrets. Between murders and a suspected hot bed for the drug Special K there is plenty of twist and turns in finding... Read more
Published 12 days ago by Cindy O
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun!
Jodi Linton is a newcomer to the romance world and Pretty Reckless is a standout. Told in first person from Laney Briggs’ point of view, the book contains all the elements... Read more
Published 13 days ago by Heather Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, lite read
What do you get when you take a hard-headed Texas female Deputy and a hot Texas Ranger? Sparks!! And boy do they fly in this funny, suspenseful, action packed read. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Alwaysscrappin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
I loved this book! It was a fun and suspenseful read. Parts had me on the edge of my seat. I really loved Laney and Gunner. Read more
Published 16 days ago by C. N.
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm moving to Pistol Rock!
I absolutely love this book! The wit and humor and okay the Snarky way Laney and Gunner communicate made me fall love with this series! Read more
Published 16 days ago by Sara Miller
4.0 out of 5 stars Feisty and Fun Western Mystery
This book was different than I expected it to be, but not in a bad way. I found it to be more of a combination of women's fiction and western mystery than a contemporary romance. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Maria Rose
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun small town romance and mystery.
Small town romance. Every small town has its characters and in Pistol Rock, Texas (pop. 200) Deputy Laney Briggs is one of them. Read more
Published 1 month ago by D. Antonio
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More About the Author

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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