Bounty and Bait
By Tiffany Allee
After seeing her dangerous boyfriend murder a man, Sophia Scott flees the city. But even in a town full of farmers and boasting only a single stoplight, she can’t help but constantly look over her shoulder. Just when she’s starting to build a new life, a bounty hunter comes to the small town where she’s been hiding and tells her she’s in danger, and that if she wants to stay safe, she has to come with him.
When he runs into repeated dead-ends trying to track down a local criminal who skipped bail on a murder charge, detective-turned-bounty-hunter Nick Ward lies to his mark’s ex-girlfriend so she will come back to be his bait. Figuring she’s at best nothing but fluff to not know what her ex was up to, or at worst complicit or even an accomplice, he feels justified in his lie. And Nick believes that her ex will come—because Nick is certain that Sophia is a witness to murder, even if she won’t admit it.
But sparks fly as Nick and Sophia work together to lure her ex out—and they soon find themselves as wrapped up in each other as they are in the case. Nick realizes that he might have been wrong about Sophia, and Sophia starts to think that maybe all men aren’t bad. But with lies between them and her dangerous ex on the prowl, Sophia and Nick will have to learn to trust each other to take down their target—and to have a chance at love.