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In Her Sights by Katie Ruggle
Narrator: Callie Beaulieu
Series: Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters #1
Published by Tantor Audio on March 26, 2019
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Length: 9 hours, 50 minutes
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Bounty hunter Molly Pax fought hard for everything she has, turning the bail recovery business she shares with her sisters into an unqualified success. So when their sticky-fingered mother jumps bail and puts the childhood home up as collateral, Molly's horrified. To make matters worse, every two-bit criminal in the Rockies now sees her family's misfortune as their next big break.
She needs help, stat.
Enter rival bounty hunter John Carmondy: six feet of pure trouble, with a cocky grin to match. John's the most cheerfully, annoyingly gorgeous frenemy Molly's ever had the pleasure of defeating...and he may be her only hope of making it out of this mess alive.
I enjoy everything I’ve read by Katie Ruggle, which is mostly romantic suspense. In Her Sights starts off a new series, Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters. There is a free anthology, Turn the Tide, which includes an introduction to the series, Any Necessary Force, which I really wish I had read first. *OK I read it last night and it doesn’t help with the issue I had.*
I felt a little lost initially dropped into this world and the prequel could have helped. The romance here is the part which troubled me as it seemed to happen too quickly. In Her Sights makes it seem like they have been acquaintances for awhile. The prequel makes it clear they have just barely met. Possibly, I was just more absorbed in the action and mystery.
Quickly, it becomes clear Molly keeps a tight rein on herself, as she has been hurt too many times. She doesn’t have any time for herself as she has to keep the business running and support her family. So possibly she was just too busy with her family and business to realize who John was and how he felt about her.
We don’t get to see much of John’s inner thought process so he seems a little too good to be true so it’s not surprising Molly can’t believe he likes her. On the other hand, her mother is a little too bad to be true. So some of the characters are not quite believable. As we get to know the main ones though, they become more authentic.
While it seems there will be a new couple in each book, but some of the overall story arc of the business and cases will carry through the series. I’ll be looking forward to more in this action-packed series in a gorgeous Rocky Mountain setting.
I listened at my usual 1.5x speed but it took me awhile to settle into this narration. I have listened to her before and it was on other books by Katie Ruggle. Somehow, the voice for Molly sounded too old? It’s one of my things sometimes but by the end I was comfortable. The narration of both male and female voices was well performed, with some variation for each person. The performance did add to the emotional feelings and increased my enjoyment.
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