An ex-con with a bad-boy reputation falls for his childhood sweetheart—a good-girl cop chasing a ruthless killer—as the Texas Bounty series gets steamier than the Lone Star State.
Rush Redmond never expected freedom to taste so bittersweet. He spent eight years in jail doing someone else’s time, and for what? As an ex-con, Rush can’t work as a bounty hunter like his brothers—not in Texas. Better to drown his sorrows with a stiff drink and soft curves. Too bad the temptation he craves is a redhead with a badge: Ava St. George. Once upon a time, Rush would’ve done anything for the sheriff’s innocent daughter. Now he’s fighting the urge to let her sweet-talk him into some trouble he can’t afford.
Even though she’s a cop, Ava knows that sometimes justice means pushing the boundaries of the law. To track down her mother’s killer, she turns to the man with the county’s criminal underworld in his little black book. The boy she knew is still drop-dead gorgeous, with panty-dropping charm as smooth as his smile. But his sculpted arms and the menacing gleam in his eyes scream “Don’t mess with me.” Yet Ava needs Rush more than ever—in more ways than one.
Don’t miss any of Jackie Ashenden’s seductive Texas Bounty novels:
TAKE ME DEEPER | MAKE IT HURT | TAKE ME HARDER
Praise for Take Me Harder
“Sparks fly between Ava and Rush and their chemistry will light the pages on fire. Highly recommended to those who enjoy their characters with attitude!”—Harlequin Junkie
“Intensely suspenseful [and] wholly entertaining . . . If you like gritty, sexy stories, you need to put Jackie Ashenden on your to-read list.”—Straight Shootin’ Book Reviews
“Rush and Ava create a lot of steamy chemistry, funny moments and awkward situations that keep the story interesting and entertaining!”—Kelly’s Book Blog