Making It Right, A Most Likely To Novel, Book 3 by Catherine Bybee
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?
ARC Review, first installment I’ve read in this trilogy. Classic wild child turned good girl, with a twist. Romance, mystery, suspense, murder, attempted murder, thriller… Bybee has it all packed into this book. This book held my attention once I read through the initial chapters of high school age protagonists. Jo takes a week off to get some extra training through the FBI, to sharpen her skills and maybe help her find out who killed her father. Her father’s murder hangs on her mind, it was ruled a suicide but she just doesn’t believe it. When she is put in the hospital because of an “accident”, she knows she needs help to figure this out before someone takes her out as well. Ultimately the culprit was not who I expected it to be, Bybee did a great job with this one. Easy to read, not overly suspenseful but just enough, and romance thrown in. I haven’t read a thriller/suspense romance in a while and I plan to go read the others at the next opportunity.