Make It Hurt
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.
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
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!
Nora Sutcliffe may not be every man's dream woman, but in Ashenden's powerful contemporary romance she is biker Smith's ideal. Eight years ago she was a demure Houston debutante who flirted with danger when she enticed Smith, a "trailer-park-trash" laborer, to come down off his ladder and get to know her better. A lot has changed since their brief summer romance. Now Nora's a professional fugitive-recovery agent who turns Smith on because there's nothing he likes better than "a chick with a gun." She's popped back into his life determined to take at least one prisoner Smith's bail bond skipping right-hand man and deliver him to justice. Smith refuses to turn him over, and Nora chooses principle and righteousness, even if it means giving up on romance with Smith. The second-tier characters lack dimension, but the plot moves along apace, and the mutual attraction between Smith and Nora is convincingly fiery.
An excellent read!! A second chance story with a twist that can only be done by Jackie Ashenden. Bounty hunter, Nora Sutcliffe, finally found her man. Finding him in a sleazy biker bar isn't unexpected. What shocks her is coming face to face with Smith. Her young love and the man she should have stood behind and didn't. Eight years later he's bigger, tougher, and the president of the MC that her skip belongs to. Things just got real complicated! Smith knows he can never give up one of his brothers but getting a little revenge isn't something he can resist. He never understood why Nora left him hanging the way she did and he plans on finding out now.
These two are sizzling hot and it's interesting to see how their lives have changed. I definitely recommend this one.
Smith completely made this book for me. It was a very short read and a second chance story mainly about Nora and Smith resolving what happened to them when she was 18 and he was early 20's. They got a bad deal because of Nora's controlling father when they were younger. There are a lot of hard feelings on Smith's side that's completely justifiable. Nora, has a lot of making up to do but she is stubborn and hiding from her feelings. Despite all that, Smith was clearly still hung up on Nora and he came at her hard, breaking her down a piece at a time. I enjoyed every bit of how he broke her down. He's the bad boy with morals that doesn't take no for answer. Very HOT! ARC provided by NetGalley.