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Peek Inside Pretty Reckless

Folks say I'm reckless. I suppose loading a Texas Ranger in the ass with buckshot in my fit of jealousy earned me more scrutiny than the preacher’s wife at a Sunday potluck.


Now I work as a deputy, and the pistol on my hip is registered. I’m finally moving past all the tongue wagging about my youthful escapades. That is until Gunner Wilson, the object of said target practice, struts his cowboy boots back into town. Now he keeps showing up everywhere with that sexy grin of his.


All I want to do is solve this latest case then kick the cocky, tattooed lawman to the curb. But Gunner has gotten under my skin. And hell, that’s a problem, because I’ve made a new life in Pistol Rock, one that doesn’t include my hotter than hell ex-boyfriend. Except now I need his help…and asking a favor from Gunner might cost me more than just a pair of panties…

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Folks say I'm reckless. I suppose loading a Texas Ranger in the ass with buckshot in my fit of jealousy earned me more scrutiny than the preacher’s wife at a Sunday potluck. 


Now I work as a deputy, and the pistol on my hip is registered. I’m finally moving past all the tongue wagging about my youthful escapades. That is until Gunner Wilson, the object of said target practice, struts his cowboy boots back into town. Now he keeps showing up everywhere with that sexy grin of his. 


All I want to do is solve this latest case then kick the cocky, tattooed lawman to the curb. But Gunner has gotten under my skin. And hell, that’s a problem, because I’ve made a new life in Pistol Rock, one that doesn’t include my hotter than hell ex-boyfriend. Except now I need his help…and asking a favor from Gunner might cost me more than just a pair of panties…

Praise

Review

"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 
 
This series is funny, sexy and suspenseful.  Laney and Gunner are fabulous together.  They have this great chemistry and sexual frustration/tension going on.  ~Book Boyfriend Hangover

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

 

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622665143
Series: Deputy Laney Briggs, Book 1
Release Date: Mar 24, 2014
Page Count: 249
Imprint: select suspense
Genre: cowboys, law enforcement/firemen, romantic suspense
Tropes: enemies to lovers, forbidden love/off limits, overcoming odds

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By Aimee March 13, 2014

So much fun! 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 re... ...more

By Vivien April 03, 2014

When bodies -- both bovine and human -- turn up on Deputy Laney Briggs's watch, the cavalry rolls in ... in the form of smooth-talkin' Wranglers-wearin' Texas Ranger Gunner Wilson, who also just happens to be Laney's ex. The one that got away. And she kind of liked it like that: with him away. Sh... ...more

By Mary March 03, 2014

Jodi Linton debuts with deputy sheriff Laney Briggs in her mystery Pretty Reckless.
In Laney, Linton has created a heroine who isn't afraid of being toughly feminine in a world of men.
You know Laney is something different when you read this description of who she is: I’d pieced my heart back toge... ...more

By Libby March 02, 2014

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... ...more

By Susannah March 05, 2014

This is an great start to what is going to be an awesome series with small town Texas Deputy, Laney Briggs, as it's star. Laney has several murders, and several hot cowboys, on her hands--including her just returned to town ex, Gunner, who broke her heart.

Gunner is seriously hot, but part of the... ...more

By Marti March 12, 2014

I had a smile on my face as wide as the Rio Grande as I read this fiery little page turner by newcomer Jodi Linton. The heroine, Laney Briggs, is my kind of country girl; she's wild yet stubborn to a fault and never too proud to get her pretty hands dirty. When her hunky cheating ex, Gunner Wilso... ...more

By Jamie July 29, 2016

After chapter one you get mystery, three cowboys and a bad ass woman and you'll be hooked! Be prepared to set aside three hours because you are going to want to read this book from start to finish! The intrigue and the characters bring you into this story! It's funny, romantic and suspenseful! Su... ...more

By Jennifer March 21, 2014

I loved this book! It was such a great read. I laughed out loud several times. To me, that is the sign of a great book. I enjoyed the chemistry between the characters. The heroine tries really hard to ignore it, but there are certain things that will not go away. I'm looking forward to more from... ...more

By Jonel June 11, 2014

This novel is well written with an easy flow. I love Linton’s voice. She writes in a fun, light style that invites you to participate in the story. There were times that I couldn’t tear myself away from this story. It was like coming up on a car crash. I knew something bad was going to happen but... ...more

By Alison March 17, 2014

What a fun book!

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,... ...more

By Shawna March 17, 2014

I was given an ARC by the author for a honest review.

How can you not love a story set in Texas with hot cowboys and a mystery thrown into the mix? If that's your favorite kind of story then you need to read this book.

Laney is a deputy in a small town and things get crazy when a dead body shows... ...more

By Carmen March 19, 2014

Pretty Reckless is pretty amazing!

From page one, I was sucked into Laney’s world. And, folks, what a surprising world it is! Suspense, intrigue, romance… it all starts with cows turning up dead, but then, wait, there is a human body! This is only the first twist on a set of twists and turns that... ...more

By Barb April 16, 2014

Pretty Reckless by Jodi Linton is the first book in her new Deputy Laney Briggs series. We meet our heroine, Deputy Sheriff Laney Briggs immediately, as her boss Sherriff Dobbs sends her to a ranch to settle a dispute. Laney is tired of always being the one to get in the middle of ranchers consta... ...more

By Maureen April 12, 2014

Right from the start I really loved this book. ‘Pretty Reckless’ is a really exciting, funny, romantic, mysterious and sexy as hell. Since I love stories filled with romance, crime and mystery this book was exactly my kind of thing.
In ‘Pretty Reckless’ we follow Laney Briggs, a twenty six year o... ...more

By Julie April 23, 2014


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When I was asked to review this novel I just couldn't wait to dive in. The whole cowboy or western thing isn't usually my cup of tea but I decided to go outside of my reading comfort zone this time. And for good reason! Did you read that summary?... ...more

By GypsyBelle April 10, 2014

It isn't often that I read a " who done it" and not know who did it with in the first chapter. The rest of the book is just seeing how it was done. But with Jodi's book I didn't know squat till the last two chapter and even then she still surprised me . What a great , wonderful , sexy, funny, rom... ...more

By Gigi March 24, 2014

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 be... ...more

By Denise March 22, 2014

This book was a rip roaring good read I read in lickty split time. This is a great beginning of a series that after reading this one looks to be a very promising series. I so enjoy when the female lead is in law enforcement because they do make for tenacious in their investigations which holds an... ...more

By Jillian April 03, 2014

Pretty Reckless is the first in author Jodi Linton’s Deputy Laney Briggs Series and really sets us up for what I think will be a great collection!

Sherriff’s Deputy Laney Briggs is used to the slow and somewhat boring country life in a small southern town. She’s been able to get past a pretty hurt... ...more

By Heather March 09, 2014

Oh Gunner I was gunning for ya all the way in this book, "Gunner snorted. "Hell, Laney, you shot me in the a**." He scowled at Nathan. "I bet you're even sleeping in my old bed." I mean Laney and Gunner haven't seen each other in years and I find it funny how Laney is still attracted to the man,... ...more

By Margaret July 12, 2014

Who says small towns don’t have their share of big personalities? The little town of Pistol Rock is chock full of larger than life personalities, but none is bigger than Deputy Laney Briggs. With her smart mouth, sassy wit, and the ability to reduce any situation down to an outrageous idiom, meta... ...more

By Nana August 05, 2016

I’ve been reading romances for a long time and I can honestly say I have not come across one like Pretty Reckless before. I say this in a good way. The story line was fascinating and had me flipping my Kindle pages at top speed.

Deputy Laney is one funny, tough woman who guards her heart after hav... ...more

By Linda April 01, 2014

Cute, quirky read with a kick-ass, feisty heroine, sexy cowboys and a wild west setting.

I thought this was a good start to a new series which I understand will follow Laney Briggs, our heroine. Pretty Reckless takes places in Pistol Rock, Texas - LOL! Doesn't that name just scream wild west to y... ...more

By Irene March 23, 2014

In Pistol Rock, the cowboys are not only sizzling hot, they’re all packin’ attitude and hiding secrets to boot. Fortunately, Pistol Rock has Deputy Laney Briggs to take them down a peg or two.

Of course the cowboy with the hottest bod and baddest attitude is Laney’s ex, Texas Ranger Gunner Wilson.... ...more

By Joe April 02, 2014

Can't wait for the next in the series! A wonderful blend of mystery, suspense and romance. Laney is quite a sassy cowgirl. She's dealing with her engagement and upcoming wedding, her day to day job and an old flame who decided to flare back up in her life at exactly the right time. She has to sol... ...more

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Jodi Linton

About the author

Jodi Linton

Jodi Linton is the author of the Deputy Laney Briggs Series and the upcoming The Original Sinners Motorcycle Club with Entangled Publishing. She lives in Texas with her husband and two kids. When she is not writing about sassy females and dirty talking heroes, she enjoys long walks and family time down at the river. Join the Pink Pistol Readers! Jodi Linton's official Street Team for insider scoops on all her upcoming books.

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