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Pretty Shameless

(Deputy Laney Briggs #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  126 ratings  ·  64 reviews
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published January 12th 2015 by Entangled: Select Suspense
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Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Pretty Shameless
is the second full-length novel and fourth release in the Deputy Laney Briggs series by author Jodi Linton. The saying "You can't choose your relatives" is pretty apt when it comes to what this installment is about and its something that our favorite female deputy sheriff in red cowboy boots has come to live with seemingly all her life. Add to that a bullheaded boyfriend whose secr
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Laney and her red cowboy boots are at it again in Pretty Shameless. I got some of my best one liners from Pretty Shameless. Even had my mom laughing at them – if it’s got tires or testicles it’s going to give you trouble was one of the best ones.

Laney is chasing down her errant cousin who has skipped on bail. She keeps running into her swoon worthy cowboy. Not to mention Luke who is waiting for his chance with Laney and all of the seedy bad guys that keep Laney running around.
I kept getting fr
Tanya Brown
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 PRETTY SHAMELESS is a continuation of Deputy Laney Briggs, her hot Texas Ranger boyfriend, Gunner Wilson, her dim-wit cousin Wyatt and of course Luke Wagner, who I haven't quite figured out yet. I think Jodi wants to keep me in suspense longer about him...LOL..There's shooting, bombs, arguing and of course some really hot sex in this story. Gunner is stepping up to the plate with Laney but I think he has a way to go yet. Wyatt is in more trouble than he can handle and Luke has himself inv ...more
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Laney is one sassy & strong character with one sexy Texas Ranger she can call her own. Yet aftet finishing this book I'm not ashamed to admit i'm more than a little confused.
I won't go into detail because the ending leaves us with some major questions.
And for me the one I'm honing in on is the mystery man Laney called? What is going on with Gunner? And how long will we have to wait for
the third book in this wonderful series?
Humor, atomic chemistry and surprises galore will great you in thi
Heather andrews
Dec 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Gunner is slowly learning how to weasel his way out of the doghouse with his woman, "no," he replied, defensively. "Okay, fine. I should've called. I know that much. And let me say I'm sorry I didn't answer any of your texts." He also is all charm, "yep." His slow, lazy grin widened, sending my lady parts humming. "And maybe some hot, sweaty sex, if the night plays in your favor, cowgirl." This time around Jodi left us a little surprise at the end a cliffhanger! I wasn't pleased but I'm eagerly ...more
Veronica Forand
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Laney Briggs is the heroine I’ve been waiting for. She’s great at her job, has a hot Texas Ranger at her heels, and can throw out quick witted comebacks better than the entire cast of Saturday Night Live. She’s not whiny or snarky, just a woman on a mission. Sometimes it involves her case, and sometimes it involves a hot guy in her bed.

“You cooking dinner tonight, or am I?” His voice whistled on a curse as he shook out his leg and gained my attention once more.
I wrenched open the car door, pause
Tangled Hearts
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jodi Linton brings us the wise-cracking, sharp tongued Deputy Laney Briggs back for the latest installment of her cowboy series set in the fictional town of Pistol Rock, Texas. And boy do we get a bang!

Laney has settled into life with her Texas Ranger lover Gunner Wilson, contemplating starting a family and putting down some serious roots when a string of murders hits the area with ties to organized crime. So of course it’s Laney to the rescue with Gunner on her tail. But things are never what t
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Laney’s cousin Wyatt has disappeared while on bail, and Gunner Wilson is back in town. Laney has it really bad for her sexy Texas Ranger, even though he drives her up the wall and infringes on her territory while searching for Wyatt. Wyatt has gotten himself in serious trouble this time, and Laney’s life is in danger. PRETTY SHAMELESS is the latest in Jodi Linton’s fantastic series featuring the indomitable Deputy Laney Briggs and bad boy Gunner Wilson, and again Jodi Linton rocks it!

Great stor
Kelley Schmidt
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! This installment is action-packed with lots of mystery and suspense. Laney Briggs is awesome! Sassy, funny, strong, outspoken. Someone you would want to have as your friend. But, I get frustrated with all the crap Laney puts up with from Gunner. He is disrespectful, controlling, keeps secrets from her and lies to her. Needless to say, I am not a fan of Gunner. I wish she would stand up to him and kick him out. She deserves to be treated better and as an equal.

This book did end w
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the second full length Laney Briggs book and I loved it. It kept me guessing until the end and after. I love the story of Laney and Gunner. They have a very bumpy relationship, especially with him being a Texas Ranger and keeping things from Laney. This story has Laney looking for her not so bright cousin who jumped bail. The bail was paid by Laney's mom so she has to find him fast. Nothing is never easy for Laney though. Let the fun begin.

I definitely recommend this book to anyone who l
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another great Deputy Laney Briggs novel. The sex scenes between Laney and her boyfriend Gunner are so beyond hot. There's another mystery in Pistol Rock that Laney has to solve because it involves her no good cousin Wyatt. The story is very well written with many twists and turns. The ending left me scratching my head and anxiously awaiting the next book!
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Rosemary by: Jodi Linton
Ya'll will want to read this book. A great combo on mystery and romance. There's another mystery in Pistol Rock with twists and turns...with a surprise ending. Can't wait for the next Laney Briggs Book.

Angela Lucas
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This has been the best series EVER!!!! Absolutely in love with Laney and Gunner, don't forget Luke too!! My emotions while reading has be crazy, Laney is one of those women you just want to meet her in real life and be her sidekick! lol I am so glad I read them. Jodi Linton has outdone herself, and can't wait to read more of her books! My #1 Author by far! Thank You!!
Brittany Shivers
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Laney Briggs and her sexy red boots make for one hot read. Add irresistible Texas Ranger Gunner Wilson and the story reaches explosive levels. Trouble with her family and secrets with her man lead Laney on a wild goose chase. Gunner exasperates Laney by day and burns her up by night. This story will have you itching for the next page followed by the next story.
Jodi Linton
Sep 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Pretty Shameless Excerpt


“Come on, Gunner. You can trust me,” I purred, my voice sounding like a Hooters waitress laying the charm on thick to get a big fat tip.

I had one hand toying with the hem of his snug black T-shirt, my hips grinding into his Wranglers. The way that zipper fly was bulging against my thigh almost made me forget I was on the attack. “You can tell me. I’ve always been good at keeping secrets.”

Gunner looked pained. “Again, it’s privileged information, Laney.” He leaned
Carmen Falcone
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Laney's super unique voice is back! And so is the drama, AND her mama! Lol!!!!

This time, she's trying to get her cousin Wyatt out of prison, and ends up learning a lot of secrets about her cousin and her Texas Ranger, Gunner Wilson. This book has enough twists and turns to make you dizzy. Can I say I love the secondary characters? Wyatt was awesome comic relief! Lol! Linton excels at pulling us into these scene, and her descriptions/character's mannerisms are top notch. She nailed the small town
Charlie Torres
Dec 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Deputy Laney Briggs is one tough cookie and I absolutely love her character and her sassyness. Her boyfriend, Ranger Gunner Wilson, well he is definitely hot, but he is one cocky and arrogant a**. In this book Laney and Gunner are thrown into a situation involving her cousin Wyatt. And at every turn Gunner works to impede her progress.

Now I will say I felt like Gunner actually was overly manipulative and mean to Laney in a professional capacity. While yes their past is quite messy, the situation
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Deputy Sheriff Laney Briggs is quite a pistol! Feisty, foul mouthed and good at her job. Her one weakness? Texas Ranger Gunner Wilson the love of her life. But keeping secrets is not good for relationships!
Full review to follow.
Marie Andersson
Dec 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
HOT,HOT,HOT!:)Gunner is yummy!Can I have him?;)
Mary Mooney
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here it is. Deputy Laney Briggs is at it again. Along with her sexy cowboy boyfriend Texas Ranger Gunner Wilson. They are after her cousin Wyatt, who stole guns from Willie, the local bad guy. Each has their own secrets that they are keeping from each other and this will make trusting each other harder. When Gunner sends Laney on a wild goose chase, it only serves to make her angry. With Luke still hanging around, can Laney k ...more
Oct 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
I’ll admit to not being a big Gunnar fan. I think he treats Laney poorly. He knows she is hooked on him and uses that for their mutual sexual gratification but outside the sexual arena he treats her like she doesn’t have a brain. As for Laney it is true that pickings of decent single men in her age range are slim to nonexistent in Pistol Rock but she shouldn’t settle no matter how hot the sex is. If this book was only about Laney’s men problems I would have rated this much more poorly but there ...more
Nicole Smith
Oct 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another adventure for Laney courtesy of her crazy cousin Laney needs to locate her cousin and Gunner knows more about that then he's letting on. You have powerful off the charts chemistry between Laney and Gunner. When Gunner makes it look like he is in the doghouse he does something that just melts your heart. Poor Laney has more unexpected things happen to make he question some people. Can't wait to see what's in store Laney next.
Denise Van plew
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
It is always enjoyable to return to one of your favorite characters when the next novel comes out in the series. Laney is a character that is not easily forgotten with alot of spitfire to her nature. In a place where males think they rule she does have her work cut out for her. This time her family seems to be her main headache with one in big trouble and her mother demanding she get that cousin of hers before it is too late. In this one her boyfriend is on the same case which makes for some int ...more
Jan 08, 2015 rated it liked it
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Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Awesome Series!
Pretty Shameless is part of the Deputy Laney Briggs Series, and these books keep getting better and better. They can be read as a standalone, but I encourage you to read them all, they are worth reading. Deputy Laney Briggs is a sass talking country girl and trouble seems to follow her around. She is on the hunt for her dumb ass cousin who has disappeared after her mom bailed him out of jail. He is wanted for gun smuggling and whatever else he has managed to get himself into. Whil
Michelle (Adventure in Bookland)
I had a little trouble getting through this book. I am not sure if it was the fact that I never read any of the other books I this series or that it was not what I expected it to be. I love mystery and suspenseful book, but I felt there wasn’t that much if it in this book. I felt as though the elements of this were over shadowed by all the characters lust for one another. Not to mention I wasn’t too sure was going on with Laney's cousin, nothing was really explained. All I knew was he was in a l ...more
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I reviewed my personal copy of this book for Wicked Reads.

This series gets better with each book/novella and Pretty Shameless is the best by far. Laney has to deal with her cousin getting in trouble with the law, solve a murder and deal with her every confusing relationship with her hot boyfriend Gunner.

I really enjoy the way Ms Linton writes and the words and phrases she uses. The story is so entertaining and the romance is completely free of mush. The story builds to a fantastic climax and un
Ruthie Taylor
Mar 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
"I received this book for free to read and review for Wicked Reads"

I really enjoyed this story, which followed on from the previous books in the series. The heart strings which tie the leads together are as strong as bungee jump cords, but certainly get stretched to the limits here. But that they do rebound is infinitely entertaining. The plot lines were good, and the regular mentions of her red boots were amusing. The chemistry is hot, the suspense is impressive - so what are you waiting for, g
Delene Yochum
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a 3.5 star book for me. I love the Deputy Laney Briggs Series. In Pretty Reckless I really felt the connection between Laney and Gunner. In this book you know Laney and Gunner have this relationship, she cares, they have great sex! But I felt that there was trouble brewing in Pistol Rock with these two. I needed more suspense and less off the wall Laney comments. A good read, you'll love Laney and Gunner. Read the book as a stand alone but definitely go back and read the other books in ...more
Welcome back to Pistol Rock, Texas where the people are more colorful than the scenery and where sassy-mouthed Deputy Laney Briggs has found herself smack dab in the middle of trouble…again! One would think a town of only 200 would make for a relatively quiet oasis, but Pistol Rock continues to spout forth a well of depravity surrounded by a landscape ripe with the likes of organized crime, drug rings, and sordid other criminal activity. If you are looking for baseball, Mom, and apple pie, you h ...more
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