Take Me Deeper (Texas Bounty #1)

Author: Jackie Ashenden

Publisher: Loveswept

Rating: 3.5

Buy Links: Amazon 

Type: Novel in Series 

Received from Publisher


Blurb:  Jackie Ashenden’s tantalizing series introduces the men of Lone Star Bounty: three badass bounty-hunter brothers who will have readers begging to be caught.

Even as a Green Beret, Zane Redmond hasn’t faced a tougher mission than going home again. Loyalty to his brothers is the only reason he’s back in Texas, not that he intends to stay for long. Zane sure as hell isn’t going into the family business. One last bounty and he’s done—or so he thinks. Nobody warned him that his fugitive happens to be a red-hot brunette with a smart mouth, a body made for sin, and a brutal cartel on her trail. 

Bad circumstances and worse choices have left Iris Callahan in a desperate situation. After getting arrested for a drug drop gone wrong, she skipped bail and hit the road to avoid testifying. Now the cartel wants Iris silenced forever, and she’s just lucky that Zane catches her before they do. Handcuffed to a bed, she surrenders to the cool-as-ice bounty hunter in order to survive. But as the chase heats up, Zane sneaks past her emotional defenses—and Iris is in too deep to let him go.


Review:  Sometimes when we’re feeling desperate, we make really bad choices that come with severe consequences. Iris Callahan made a giant, doozy of a mistake that put not only her life in jeopardy–it turned her 11-year-old sister into a moving target. What in the world was she going to do now to fix it?


Delivering packages for her boyfriend Dylan had turned out to be a huge mistake. Even though she’d suspected that the packages contained drugs, she was devastated when cops showed up at one of her stops, searched the package, and arrested her. Not only did she lose her freedom, she lost custody of her baby sister Jamie. Determined to get her sister back and avoid getting killed by the cartel in jail, she’s on the run from both the cops and the drug dealers.

Zane Redmond returned home too late for his father’s funeral but just in time to face his brothers’ wrath. He had no intention of staying there or of becoming a bounty hunter. Just a visit–and then he fully intended to sign on for another military tour. But his brothers had something else in mind for him–pick up one skip and then he was done. Somehow, though, that one skip turned into a tantalizing puzzle that he needed to solve for himself.

When the crap hits the fan and Iris’s location is revealed to the cartel, it’s go time. Can Zane keep her safe from the cartel? Can he keep himself from falling in love with her?

Or will they reveal their feelings only to lose each other in the end?


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