by Maren Lee
Series: Bounty County #3
Published by the Author (Self-Published) on August 29, 2017
Sub-Genre/Theme: Contemporary, Cops, Erotic
Format: ARC, Ebook
Source: The Author
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I received an advance copy of this book from The Author.
Wesson Campbell always says the wrong thing at the wrong time when under pressure. Because of that, he has a reputation for being a bit of a dumb meathead. He's a good cop, a master marksman, and spends his free time taking care of his mother, but his social skills and English language proficiency (for a third generation American raised in Montana) are somewhat lacking. Because of this, he doesn't think he has any chance with the smart, beautiful Dr. Molly Mooney.
Molly Mooney is usually the smartest person in the room. After years of school and residency, Molly made the decision to open her own psychiatry practice in her hometown of Imminence. With contracts with the Montana Department of Corrections and the Bounty County Jail, Molly's career has become much more interesting and much more lucrative. But a secret she's kept for years keeps her from really opening up to her new group of friends. She decides, during one drunken night, that Wesson is the one to help her.
When Wesson's father is released from prison unexpectedly, a series of events puts Molly's job (and liberty) in jeopardy. Will Wesson be able to get Molly out of a sticky situation? Will Molly's secret be too much for him to handle? Will the two of them find love where they least expect it?
Gridlocked by Maren Lee is book #3 in her Bounty County series, which follows the small-town cops of the sheriff’s department in Imminence, Montana. I’ve read and enjoyed the previous books in the series and Gridlocked is my favorite so far.
Psychiatrist Molly Mooney has returned to her hometown of Imminence, where she now runs her own practice. She works with the local department of corrections, where many of her patients come from. As competent as she is with others, she’s got her own issues and secrets from the past that she’s never shared with anyone before. But she’d like to open up to someone finally…someone like Wesson Campbell.
Wesson made me smile so many times throughout this book. He’s an excellent cop, but he has a unique way with words that results in “Wessonisms”–i.e., totally flubbing most figures of speech that he tries to use. It’s endearing and funny at the same time.
But beyond the lovable goof is a real stand-up guy. Wesson’s family history is complicated: his dad is in jail for assaulting Wesson’s mom, who was left permanently disabled as a result. When Wesson learns that his dad is being paroled, he’ll stop at nothing to make sure his mom stays safe.
Meanwhile, Molly and Wesson explore a newfound romance that ranges from sweet as candy to hot as hell. Seriously, Wesson is my favorite hero from this series, hands down. He’s a sweet talker and a dirty talker, all rolled up into one. And beyond his moments of comic relief, he shows fierce loyalty to those he cares about–especially his mom and now, Molly.
After Wesson’s dad is released from prison, things take a bad turn and Wesson must keep not only his mom safe, but the woman he’s quickly falling for more and more each day.
It’s always fun to revisit the characters of Bounty County. I am also super excited for the next book in the series. I enjoyed Gridlocked and recommend it.
Rating: 4 stars