An ex-con with a bad-boy reputation falls for his childhood sweetheart—a good-girl cop chasing a ruthless killer—as the Texas Bounty series gets steamier than the Lone Star State.
Rush Redmond never expected freedom to taste so bittersweet. He spent eight years in jail doing someone else’s time, and for what? As an ex-con, Rush can’t work as a bounty hunter like his brothers—not in Texas. Better to drown his sorrows with a stiff drink and soft curves. Too bad the temptation he craves is a redhead with a badge: Ava St. George. Once upon a time, Rush would’ve done anything for the sheriff’s innocent daughter. Now he’s fighting the urge to let her sweet-talk him into some trouble he can’t afford.
Even though she’s a cop, Ava knows that sometimes justice means pushing the boundaries of the law. To track down her mother’s killer, she turns to the man with the county’s criminal underworld in his little black book. The boy she knew is still drop-dead gorgeous, with panty-dropping charm as smooth as his smile. But his sculpted arms and the menacing gleam in his eyes scream “Don’t mess with me.” Yet Ava needs Rush more than ever—in more ways than one.
Don’t miss any of Jackie Ashenden’s seductive Texas Bounty novels: TAKE ME DEEPER | MAKE IT HURT | TAKE ME HARDER
Praise for Take Me Harder
“Sparks fly between Ava and Rush and their chemistry will light the pages on fire. Highly recommended to those who enjoy their characters with attitude!”—Harlequin Junkie
“Intensely suspenseful [and] wholly entertaining . . . If you like gritty, sexy stories, you need to put Jackie Ashenden on your to-read list.”—Straight Shootin’ Book Reviews
“Rush and Ava create a lot of steamy chemistry, funny moments and awkward situations that keep the story interesting and entertaining!”—Kelly’s Book Blog
The Texas Bounty series heats up as a female bounty hunter goes toe-to-toe with the tantalizing biker who never stopped loving her.
Nora Sutcliffe enjoys having tough guys at her mercy—preferably in handcuffs. The best fugitive recovery agent in the business, Nora always gets her man. But when her latest pursuit leads her to a notorious biker hangout, she’s reunited with “Smith”: the one man who was too hot for Nora to handle. Once upon a time, she was a rich girl and he was a bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Now she needs his help, and she’ll do whatever it takes to get it.
Eight years ago, Smith let a pretty little Texas debutante break his heart. He picked up the pieces, went to hell and back with the army, then rode out of the darkness with a gang of outlaws at his back. The last thing he needs is a blast from the past like Nora, who has reinvented herself as a gun-toting badass with the stones to challenge him in front of the whole club. But if she thinks Smith will give up one of his brothers for a single night of pleasure, she’s in for a rude awakening.
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Praise for Make It Hurt
“Sexy, emotional, and completely addicting.”—Harlequin Junkie
“The romance is great, the sexy times are sizzling, and the story is well written. . . . Who doesn’t love a hot bad boy and the woman who brings out the best and the worst in him?”—Always YA at Heart
“Nora Sutcliffe may not be every man’s dream woman, but in [Jackie] Ashenden’s powerful contemporary romance she is biker Smith’s ideal. . . . The mutual attraction . . . is convincingly fiery.”—Publishers Weekly
“Captivating and intriguing.”—Kelly’s Book Blog
“It has grit, sex, love and humour along with enough plot to keep you turning page after page.”—Mrs. B’s Books
“Smith and Nora are electric. . . . Make It Hurt is a thoroughly enjoyable second-chance romance.”—Janet Reads!