Title: Making It Right
Author: Catherine Bybee
Series: Most Likely To #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Available: 9th May
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?
Source: ARC from Montlake Romance via NetGalley
This often emotional, always enjoyable series about three best friends finally finding their happily ever afters comes to an end with a tale of a decade old murder, modern day danger and love from an unexpected place. I’ve been waiting for Jo’s tale since I first started this series and this book does not disappoint as the former bad-girl not only finds a guy who can match her, but one who can also help her solve the biggest mystery of her life – who killed her father.
I like Jo a lot. I’ve liked her all series. Her life might not have turned out anything like she planned, but she’s good at her job and she cares enough about River Bend to protect it and the people who live there. I loved seeing her expand her horizons at training and liked that she was given a hint of just how good she could be. But I also love her loyalty to her town and friends and the way she cared for everyone, including the teens who were just like she used to be.
Gill is perfect for her. Mostly because he’s too stubborn to let her walk all over him. I loved that there’s no hesitation for him. He knows they’re good together, he wants more, so he makes it happen. He never belittles Jo’s dedication to her job, even though many would see her as just a small-town cop of nowhere important. She matters, her job matters, and he lets her know that. I loved him. He’s also sexy and a little bit bad and easily matches the wildness Jo’s been hiding for so long.
The mystery is cleverly teased out throughout the book, seeming obvious at times, perhaps too obvious, or is it? There are enough clues to make you think you know, but enough doubts to leave you wondering almost all the way to the end. Combined with the romance, it all comes together to provide a thoroughly satisfying end to a really good series.
Whether this is your first taste of the series or your third, if you like your romances with a bit of mystery and a really well matched couple, plenty of small town antics, some enjoyable friendships and excellent characters, then you should definitely give this a try. I look forward to seeing where Catherine Bybee turns her attention next.
Making It Right is out May 9th.
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