Friday, December 19, 2014

Deputy Laney Briggs Series by Jodi Linton Book Blast

Pretty Reckless

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…

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.

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Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Lovely cover, adore those red Pretty Reckless is the first book in this series where Deputy Laney solves a case. The idea for this book was pretty interesting....Laney used to be a kindergarten teacher before she shot a load of rock salt into her cheating ex's behind. Score one for Laney. Amidst a new case, her ex comes back after she's already engaged to the town vet. Coincidence....I think not. Overall the idea was good and executed nicely. I would definitely read from this author again. I liked the underlying scandal between Laney and her ex, a bit more than the case. Overall entertainment was three stars.

Pretty Reckless has good ingredients – it is set in a small town, there is a crime to solve for our heroine Laney, it has romance and importantly, a very sexy cowboy.

This was a good, easy, page turning read. Even though crime was involved the story doesn't take itself too seriously. I did think that it was obvious from the start who was responsible for the crime and I would have preferred it to be a bit harder to figure out. I did still enjoy following Laney as she solved the case.

I feel like we are only scratching the surface with Laney and Gunner and I think there is a lot more to learn. I'm looking forward to reading Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy, which is the next instalment.

We start out with Deputy Laney Briggs from Pistol Rock, Texas where the cowboys are hotter than the Texas heat. When Laney gets the call to go to the of feuding families, a modern day Hatfields & McCoys, she gets more than an argument. She finds a dead body along with some dead cattle. She has to find out who or what did the killing. With her fiancé Nathan being the local vet and a wedding on the horizon. She doesn't need the Texas Ranger from her past. When Ranger Gunner Wilson shows up, Laney still hates him for what happened between them but her body’s reaction is what she has to control. I thought this was a great story with loads of sexy cowboys, total redneck sheriff and deputy, and a killer on the loose. Will Laney figure out who is killing people? Will she stay with Nathan or will she let Gunner back into her heart even though she can't trust him? If you are looking for a great story that will keep you guessing and laughing, then you should read this one. This is a first for me from Jodi Linton and I can't wait for more in this series.

Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy

Some cowboys are worth getting dirty for.

In her latest adventure, sassy Deputy Laney Briggs discovers the local high school football coach passed out under the stadium bleachers wearing nothing but a smile…and his wife’s lingerie.

Things really start to get wild when she runs into the smoking hot Federal Marshal, Colt Larsen, snooping around the Granger’s house. Quicker than a cold snap comes and goes in Texas, Laney finds herself up to her eyeballs in a case involving a ruthless motorcycle gang, a Mexican drug cartel, a kidnapping, and a shoot-out to rival the O.K. Corral.

In over their heads, Laney calls in the big guns—her very own Texas Ranger, Gunner Wilson, who’s ready to fulfill every last one of her desires. But as things heat up between them, the stakes get higher than ever, and Gunner’s help may not be enough for Laney to get out alive…

Warning: Contains mind- blowing sex between a dirty-talking cowboy who loves to spank and a smart-mouth cowgirl who isn’t shy when it comes to demanding what she wants.

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Book 1.5
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I enjoyed reading the second book in the Deputy Laney Briggs series. Ridiculous plot but it worked. High school gym coach found passed out drunk under the bleachers wearing women's lingerie....holy h*ll hilarious. In this part Laney and her old ex are now together and burning up the sheets. She tags up with another Texas Ranger to solve a new case. Overall entertainment here was four stars.

This story was a little surprise packet. The first book in this series, Pretty Reckless, had little in the way of descriptive sex scenes but Whatcha Gonna Do with a Cowboy contains several scorching hot sex scenes and they are excellent.

Laney has another crime to solve and we are introduced to stunning cowboy, Colt Larson. I'm really enjoying this series and seeing Laney try to make her way as a Deputy Sheriff. I do worry that ultimately this is not a job she is cut out for but only time will tell.

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.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Pretty Reckless (Deputy Laney Briggs #1) and Whatcha Gonna Do With a Cowboy (Deputy Laney Briggs #1.5) by Jodi Linton to read and review for this tour.


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