Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Making it Right by Catherine Bybee

Publisher & Release: Montlake Romance, May 9, 2017

Time and setting:  Present Day, Northwest Pacific

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length: 350 pages

Heat Level: 1.5 Flame

Rating: 4 Gold Crowns

Book Description: 

In the final book in bestselling author Catherine Bybee’s Most Likely To trilogy, River Bend’s rebel follows in her father’s footsteps to become sheriff. But it might be time to forge her own path…
Some kids inherit a family business; Jo Ward inherited a badge. Once voted Most Likely to End Up in Jail, the town wild child has become sheriff—hell-bent on uncovering the truth about her father’s mysterious death. Life is quiet in rustic River Bend, but Jo longs for something beyond her small hometown and the painful memories it holds. All that keeps her sane is the support of her best friends, Melanie and Zoe.
But when Jo signs up for an expert law enforcement training seminar, she meets Gill Clausen, whose haunting eyes and dangerously sexy vibe just may challenge her single-minded focus. Commitment-phobic Jo can’t deny her attraction to the arrogant federal agent, and when odd things start happening around River Bend and danger surrounds her, she realizes she’ll need his help to discover who’s out to remove her from River Bend…permanently.
As Jo and Gill work together, it’s clear they make a great team. But can Jo loosen her grip on the past enough to let love in and reach for the future?

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Vikki’s Musings

Catherine Bybee is fast becoming one of my auto-buy authors. This is the third book in the Most Likely to series and completes the stories of three best friends. When I received an invitation from the publisher, via Net-Galley, to read and review, I immediately accepted.

Jo Ward is sheriff of River Bend. Her father was sheriff before his untimely death, and Jo believes his death was no accident. Although many years have passed, she is not willing to let it go.

While attending a law enforcement seminar to gain additional tools in her investigation, she meets Gill Clausen. The attraction between them is too strong to deny, and she believes she is involved in a fling that will end when the seminar does. Imagine her surprise when Gill shows up in River Bend determined to turn their brief affair into something more permanent.

Will Gill convince Jo he is worth giving up her commitment phobia, or will Jo keep her heart locked up?

Making it Right is a nice finish to this excellent series. This romance has a fantastic hero and a snarky heroine, great pacing, and an intriguing plot. While this one is not my favorite of the three books, I did enjoy it and was glad to see Jo get her happy ending.

Jo is a kick-some-butt kind of heroine, yet is still able to show her vulnerable side. I ended up liking her more than I expected since that is not my favorite character arch. What I liked most about her character was her desire to help teens. Her heart was in the right place.

Gill is yummy as the hero. He has all the ingredients I love in the male lead. He’s honorable, loyal and caring. He truly wants to earn Jo’s trust and her love and is willing to hang in there when she tries to push him away.

If you enjoy a romance with a great set of characters, and one with plenty of action mixed in, then you will love Making it Right. While it is not necessary to read the books in this series, I do recommend reading the other two books as well. Happy reading!