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Bounty of Love

(Love #3)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  361 ratings  ·  48 reviews
The night before his wedding, Zander Walsh, his parents, and his husband-to-be are all shot when they return home and interrupt a mysterious robbery in progress. After three weeks in a coma, Zander wakes up to find out he is the only survivor, and his perfect life falls apart in an instant. Hunky FBI Agent Jake Elliot is investigating the case, and he eventually apprehends ...more
Paperback, 226 pages
Published August 22nd 2011 by Dreamspinner Press, LLC (first published August 21st 2011)
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May 27, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mm-read
For me this book sounded good in premise but lacked in execution. There were parts that were just too fantastical to be believed and more than once I found myself rolling my eyes. Not to mention if the MC's called each other baby one more time I was going to head for the diaper department. In the end all I can is what I had hoped would be a really good read was barely an ok read.
Jacq ~
Mar 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Scotty Rocks once again !
This wonderful story was about the circle of life. Scotty, shares strength and true resolution through a revolving door of love. The character's are well balanced and very lovable. I loved loved loved the angelic appearances. I totally enjoyed this read!
Oct 07, 2011 rated it liked it
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*This is book three of the Love series, and the characters of Zander and Jake are seen as secondary characters in the other two books. This book, while written afterwards is set in a time before the other two. You really do not need to read the others to read this one.

This is the third book I have read by the author, so I think I get a feel for his writing style. His focus is on fairly well adjusted and happy individuals who are very good at communicating and expressing themselves both inside th
Nov 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm a sucker for tragedy. I'm sorry. Don't let my affinity for sadness mislead you. Anytime I get a good book with a really great or emotionally charged backstory, that translates into bonus points, which, at the end of the day, translates into bonus stars. I'll be honest, this book was similar to the first book. It was "good." There was room for improvement, but I liked Zander and Jake. Even more, I liked them together. Their story was less rushed and they had some chemistry working for them.

Oct 20, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars
Gavin Stephenson-Jackman
Bounty of Love, introduces us to Alexander (Zander) Walsh whose life is torn apart as gunshots ring out through his parent’s home as they return from the rehearsal dinner for his upcoming wedding to Darren (D) Jordan.

Zander awakes from a medically induced coma only to find that he is the only survivor of the shootings leaving him understandably distraught at the prospects of continuing on without the most important person in his life, D. FBI Special Agent, Jake Eliot has been assigned to be with
Jan 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
I give this a almost 4. I really liked this book and Scotty Cade's writing while at the same time repeatedly hitting my forehead with the desk. I liked it but it gave me a headache.

First off, the beginning of the book had me in tears. Scotty Cade builds up this picture of a loving family. Zander Walsh, his parents and his groom to be are out at the rehearsal dinner before their wedding. The interaction between Zander and his folks plus a tender portrayal of Zander's relationship with his fiance
Secretly Reading
Mar 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed for The Book Vixen

In a Nutshell: This MM romantic suspense has a bit more suspense than romance but it was still enjoyable with strong leads that fully developed over time.

Why I Read this Book: Scotty Cade fan here!

What I Liked: I love that this book is told over time. Zander was deeply in love with his fiancé, Darren, so time was necessary for him to heal from Darren’s loss before he jumps into another relationship. I like the exploration of Zander’s survivor guilt and think
This book was an interesting addition to the series. The events actually take place years before the first two books in the series, providing a look at how Zander and Jake meet and eventually end up owning and running the lodge in Alaska. This is the lodge and the couple who appear in the first book of the series, Wings of Love.

The start of the book was very unexpected. The blurb does advise that "the night before his wedding, Zander Walsh, his parents, and his husband-to-be are all shot when th
T.A. Webb
Oct 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing
It was a pleasure to have the history of two intriguing characters from Scotty Cade's two other "Love" books ("Wings of Love" and "Treasure of Love" being the other two). When we meet Zander and Josh in "Wings..." they are inn keepers in a small Alaskan town, and are truly madly deeply in love and watch over our hero Mac (one of my favorite characters in all of his books), whom we also meet again for the first time in the pre-quel if you will, set a few years prior to the events of "wings" and " ...more
Dec 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book started with a bang...four bangs actually. On the night before his wedding, Zander, his fiance, and his parents are shot when they come home and interrupt a burglary in progress. After 3 weeks in a coma, Zander awakens to learn he is the only survivor. This is even more devastating than Brad's loss in the first book (for me as a reader), because we actually get to meet Zander's fiance and it's the night before their wedding. All very sad things.

Zander meets Jake Elliot, the lead invest
3.5 stars
The mystery behind the shooting didn't turn out to be so mysterious for me. Except for the motivations of the guilty parties. But since this is a combination of romance and crime/mystery I can live with that.
However I'm not quite sure what to think about the romance part of the book. I'll skip the maybe he should have waited longer part, because I do kinda agree with the whole love finds you and if you're lucky to get a second chance at it you don't let it slip by. But, honestly I felt
This book threw me for a loop. I wasn’t expecting to be thrown right into Zander’s joyful pre-wedding celebration, and I felt just as horrible as he did upon learning that his family and fiancé didn’t make it. Cade did a wonderful job building up that “perfect” life that he had, and then tearing it all away.

And I think that, as the reader, it had to happen that way. That we open up to something so joyous, and see Zander have to learn to stand on his own. I liked the mystery surrounding his famil
C.C. Williams
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was ok
Based upon reviews of this and other titles in the series, I was expecting more. However, one can hardly hold the reviews against the author.

Unfortunately, story-wise, I found it thin and disappointing.

The mystery element was predictable--at least for me--and that detracted since it occupied such a large portion of the story. I felt that the plot actually began in the wrong spot and would have been stronger had the opening chapter been Zander waking in the hospital.

As for the romance, I found ce
Okay!? This book was better than the second in the series but still not as good as the first one. The beginning had me in tears and and I had high hopes that this was going to be a really good book. Then I'm not sure where it started to lose it. The chemistry between Zander and Jake was good, I liked both these guys a lot but it was hard to believe someone who had the love of his life in his fiance would so quickly fall for someone else. I do believe in love at first sight (or shortly there afte ...more
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. While this was actually book three in the series, Bounty of Love is more like a prequel to the series as it explains how two characters featured in previous books met and became a couple. (I have yet to read the first two books but I'm glad I read this before them.) Zander Walsh suffers an immense loss when his fiance and both of his parents are killed in an attack that leaves him injured and in a coma. This puts him in contact with FBI agent Jake Elliot who was assig ...more
Jul 25, 2013 rated it liked it
I first met Jake and Zander in Wings of Love, book one of this series. They seemed to be fun, interesting characters, and I thought I’d give their story a try. I have to say that I my impression of the series and Cade’s writing has not changed much since book one.

This was a very average read with higher potential. I really did like the MCs, but the book didn’t quite click with me. It didn’t feel real. The bad guys, who certainly should not have been stupid, acted too incompetently. Zander got o
Jan 05, 2015 rated it liked it
This book was my least favourite of the Love series. It focusses on a couple we met in the first book, Wings of Love, Zander and Jake. Zander loses his fiancé and parents in a burglary and Jake is the FBI agent who works on the case.

I think the reason I didn’t enjoy this as much as the others in the series, is because I read a lot of police / FBI procedural fiction and the way the FBI’s procedures etc were portrayed in this book were unrealistic and just nagged at me a bit. However, the romance
Aug 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Alaskan Love is Hot !!!

What started as a festive evening ended in a bloody robbery, in which Zander Walsh's parents and husband-to-be die. He himself is on the brink of being alive. When he wakes up out of his medical induced coma, all he wants is die himself. But who is that man in the dark suit standing out between the doctors in white?

A young FBI agent is set on this special high profile case. Was it really a robbery gone wrong or is it something totally different? Many questions but not man
Sep 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Erotica, m/m, romannce,
This was my first book by Mr. Cade and I was not disappointed. The tragic way the book started was almost enough to make me cry. The emotional journey that Zander must go on to deal with the deaths of his parents and partner is a story unto its self, but add in trying to get answers in their murders from unwilling people and finding new love was well worth the pain he endured. I don't feel as if I missed anything in reading this book first, it only makes me want to read the first two books of th ...more
Feb 22, 2013 rated it liked it
Sad, beautiful with a happy ending. My only complaint is that the author didn't do proper research. I know, I know, being nitpicky is not attractive, but my OCD won't let me look past this. 1) The iPhone only went into development in 2004. The author mentions the MC using his iPhone continuously. Annoyed me to no end. 2)The author refers to the MC listening to Satellite Radio in his Range Rover, when "At Last" played. The first broadcast on satellite radio was 5 January 2001. On Darren's grave h ...more
Apr 30, 2012 rated it it was ok

I suppose this could be an entertaining read if you don't have issues with following points: the mystery is not so mysterious; the romance is too romantic (view spoiler); too much sobbing around; Zander behaves like the spoiled brat he is, ordering people around because he comes from a powerful and wealthy family; not to mention the supernatural bit, w
Sep 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
An amazing well written tale of recovery and finding that even though the future you had planned is gone, that doesn't mean a new future can't develop. Zander's world is completely ripped out from under him on the eve of it really just beginning. In his quest to find out what really happened the night his life changed, will he discover a new love as well as the truth? Well developed characters, an interesting mystery, and a love that fate brings together makes this a very entertaining and emotio ...more
Faye K
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m
Scotty Cade is fast becoming a favorite author.. I loved reading this story of Alexander, (but friends call him Zander).
When he's looking forward to the happiest day of his life getting married, its suddenly taken away from him. In the horror of the aftermath of being in a coma Zander wakes to be told his beloved and both his parents where killed.
The FBI appointed Agent Jake Elliott to find out what happened on the night.
This is a fantastic book which kept me reading. I had no idea that the endi
Dec 13, 2011 rated it liked it
I really, really wanted to love this book... but I didn't. It was just okay. I mean, it had everything I like in a book: romance, long-term monogamous love, plot, cops, HEA... but it just didn't work for me. I think I went into it expecting a thriller/mystery-like story, but didn't ever reach that standard. Though, I'll probably read the other books in the series... but please, no more 'Daddy' because not only did it make me squirm uncomfortably, it also made me laugh.
May 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Oh My God, what a great book! I cried and cried along with Zander... What an AWFUL thing to happen. Mr. Cade wrote these emotions perfectly!

The plot in this book was really good, and while the suspense was just a little predictable at times, the emotions that are written into this book are out of this world!

I can't get enough of this series!
Jan 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance
Wow Zander lost so much all at once and still managed to move on with his life, I'm not sure if I would have had the courage to do that myself. I'm so glad that Jake came along and was there for him. I loved that they overcame so much to be together and they were wonderful together. I do wish I had read this book first in the series though.
Mar 17, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
1 1/2 The half star is for the idea behind the plot. This could have been a great book but it was so poorly executed that it became unredeemable. Amateurish would be a generous description the writing. Utterly unbelievable it parts. Again this might have worked if it had just been written better. For an author of multiple books I had much much higher expectations. I won't be reading another.
Judy Catalano
Aug 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Scotty Cade has done it again - I could not put the book down. He captivates the reader from the first page all the way through the end of the book. Zander and Jake are fabulous characters and I loved the love story. I hope he continues his writing career.
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Scotty Cade left Corporate America and twenty-five years of Marketing and Public Relations behind to buy an Inn & Restaurant on the island of Martha’s Vineyard with his partner of over twenty years. He started writing stories as soon as he could read, but just five years ago for publication. When not at the Inn, you can find him on the bow of his boat writing gay romance novels with his Shetland s ...more

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