Full of humor and danger, romance and intrigue, Risk it All is for fans of:
• Romantic suspense with a quirky small town feel
• Mountain men wrapped in flannel
• A slow burn that steadily turns up the heat
• And complete opposites forced to rely on each other as they trek through the Rockies
Cara Pax never wanted to be a bounty hunter. She's happy to leave chasing criminals and tackling skips to her sisters. But if she wants her dreams of escaping the family business and becoming a kindergarten teacher to come true, she's got one last job to finish… Only problem is, she doesn't think her bounty is guilty.
Henry Kavenski is a man with innocence to prove. When he realizes that Cara believes him, he'll do anything to keep her out of harm's way. Escaping criminals and dodging cops might not be the best time to fall in love, but Henry and Cara won't give up, not when there's a chance at a new life ahead—if they can survive the fall.
What Your Favorites Are Saying:"I love Ruggle's characters. They're sharply drawn, and vividly alive. I'm happy when they find each other. These are wonderful escapist books."—CHARLAINE HARRIS, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of the Sookie Stackhouse series
"Sexy and suspenseful, I couldn't turn the pages fast enough."—JULIE ANN WALKER, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, for Hold Your Breath
"Chills and thrills and a sexy slow-burning romance from a terrific new voice."—D.D. AYRES, author of the K-9 Rescue series, for Hold Your Breath
Plenty of adventure can't make up for the underdeveloped hero and bland heroine of the second romantic suspense novel in Ruggle's Rocky Mountain Bounty Hunters series (after In Her Sights). Cara Pax dreams of leaving behind her family's bounty hunting business to become a kindergarten teacher, but when Pax Bail Recovery hits a financial rough patch, she's determined to help. Despite her lack of experience in the field, Cara attempts to pick up a high value bounty on accused murderer Henry Kavenski, but he catches her tailing him almost immediately, confronts her, and scares her off. Cara tries to play it safe by leaving Kavenski to her more experienced sisters and instead pursuing Geoffrey Abbott, a white-collar criminal wanted for tax evasion, only to discover that Abbott is far more dangerous than he seems. When the two cases violently collide, Henry saves Cara's life, and she goes on the run with the handsome, shockingly caring, likely innocent Henry. Predictable situations give rise to a few fun action sequences, but the lackluster love story slows the pace. Ruggle's fans will be disappointed.
I had such fun with this book and Cara is going on my favorite heroine's list. She was sweet, adorable, and little bit of quirky. She also had a great attitude no matter what situation she was in. I'm usually all about the heroes but she was just as good as he was in this.
Henry is the strong, silent type. He only showed hints of a smile when Cara would be cute with him. He seemed to get attached to her quickly and was very protective of her. I really adored these two. There is nothing better than finding a book where I loved both main characters.
Despite how drawn these two were together, this is a very slow burn. Mainly because there was a lot of action in this storyline. Cara seemed to get into trouble pretty quickly and often, and Henry spent a lot of his time protecting her.
I have not read the first book, which I am definitely going back and do, but I'm wondering if there is more information on the mom's situation in book one. There is enough mentioned in this one to not leave you lost though.