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Hot Pursuit

(Jupiter Point #5)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  223 ratings  ·  67 reviews
Deputy Will Knight and reporter Merry Warren couldn’t be more different—she’s the queen of questions, he’s the king of no comment. The inquisitive beauty drives Will crazy with her feisty attitude and sassy mouth…the one with the full lips just made for kissing. Not that he’s noticed. Much. He’s too busy working an arson case that may be tied to something bigger, helping ...more
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Published August 29th 2017
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Some predictable elements but nice chemistry between the leads. Liking the family drama stuff in the background, both the mystery surrounding Will's father's death and situation with Merry's estranged father. Interested to see how it plays out in subsequent books.
Kristina Birch
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
LOVED!!! Will and Merry have been snarking back and forth through the whole series and finally it explodes in hotness! Loved getting know more about Will and Merry and their backstories. The flirting app was a prefect plot point and really allowed us to get the snarky and quipy side of both of them. As usual, the dialogue was fast paced, the sexy time steamy, the emotions very real and uncontrived, and the dash of mystery/suspense was just right. Can't wait for those other Knight Brothers!
Wendy Keel
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG!Hot Pursuit is book 5 in the Jupiter Series from author Jennifer Bernard but it's the 1st book in the sub-series, Jupiter Point: The Knight Brothers. Fans of Jupiter Point are in for a fun, engaging, sexy read with Hot Pursuit. If you are new to the series you will NOT be lost with this story. You will want to read the Hot Shots of Jupiter Point but you won't feel as though you are missing part of the story. I loved the interactions between Will and Merry. I loved watching them acknowledge ...more
Tiffany Willams
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Maybe 'love life' wasn't the right term. It was more like-Hot Pursuit."

Oh my gee!!!

I have been waiting for Merry and Will's story since the beginning of this series!
Their love/hate relationship had me loving them from the start. You couldn't help but want them to finally just admit their feelings for each other.

But what's a good love story without some build-up? ;)

Merry is such a strong female character! She knows what she wants in life, so she goes for it. She's not afraid of anything...except
Donna Smith
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've been watching Will and Merry for a few books now and was hoping they would get their story. Sometimes support characters stay in the support roll that authors put them in. But I'm beyond thrilled that Will and Merry did not. Jennifer Bernard does a fantastic job of exploring their love hate relationship. Will is the deputy sherif and Merry is the investigative reporter. Just their job descriptions are a recipe for the hate part of the equation. And Will does everything in his power to ...more
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Merry Warren has been a favourite character of mine since she first appeared in Jupiter Point, and I had been dying for her story ever since. Is it as good as I hoped? As I expected? No, it’s ten times better!

Reporter Merry Warren and Deputy Will Knight have been at odds since their paths crossed, which is unavoidable because of their respective occupations. The attraction has always been there, but the do get on each other’s nerves: conflicting interests; she’s messy, he’s a neat-freak; he’s
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much I literally couldn't put it down! I always enjoy the actual story within the romance in Jennifer Bernard's books, but something about this one really drew me in and kept me glued to my Kindle until the end. Both of the main characters are so relatable and likable which makes the story that much better. The secondary characters are also all like that which is so great.
First of all our hero, Will Knight aka Deputy Slo-Mo, is a gorgeous, alpha, protective Deputy Sheriff.
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with Jupiter Point and all the beloved community members from the very beginning. Although Hot Pursuit is the fifth book in the series, and all the books are standalones, I encourage you to read them all. You will fall in love with each and every character Ms. Bernard brings to life.
I was excited to read Will and Merry’s story. You could feel their chemistry and the sparks they set off in their interactions in the previous books. You just knew there was more to their story than
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jennifer Bernard has followed up on her Jupiter Point Hot Shots with another group of hot, sexy alpha males, the Knights. Will Knight is left in charge as the oldest of the family after his father was murdered. His mother freaked out & took off taking Cassie, his sister, with her. This left Will to make sure eight year old Aiden went to school & survived. Will quit college, moved home, & became a deputy sheriff. He's been surviving but he didn't feel alive until Merry Warren came ...more
Between My BookEndz
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-books-read
We all could guess what would happen when the Queen of Questions meets the King of No Comment. For Merry and Will, it could only mean that the arcing electricity between them could only explode into spectacular fireworks! But for us fans of Jupiter Point, it could only mean a riveting story filled with wit, steam, mystery and fun!

From the first book in the series, reporter Merry Warren and Deputy Will Knight seemed to be always at odds. The buzzing-like-a-bee Merry would hook onto a story like a
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it

It is appropriate that I got to read the latest Jupiter Point novel, Hot Pursuit, by Jennifer Bernard this week. While everyone was gazing towards the sky for the eclipse, I was visiting my favorite stargazing destination. Deputy Will Knight and reporter Merry Warren have been sparing since the start of the series. Though their jobs made them logical adversaries, in reality they were trying to hide their attraction to each other. A case of mistaken identity and anonymous flirting allows them to
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!! I was so excited to have Will and Merry's story. Will Knight is the town deputy of Jupiter Point and Merry is a reporter of the local newspaper. They are pure opposites, but they can't deny the chemistry between them. It took three years to finally respond to their chemistry but it was well worth the wait. Will has been busy raising his younger brothers after his father was murdered and his om left town and has only had casual relationships. Merry is always the inquisitive ...more
Bette Hansen
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, loved!! Will and Merry simply made me happy. They are fantastic characters and I loved seeing them together. He's the stoic and serious type which works well for his job as a deputy. She's inquisitive to the point of nosy which also works well for her job as a reporter. They shouldn't work together but they definitely do. Their story is fun, sexy, and just about perfect. I sure hope we get stories for the rest of the Knight brothers!

Put this one on the must read list. I highly
Megan Jacob
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved being back in Jupiter point, it was refreshing to see the cast of characters keep growing and not just be the hot shots. I loved reading the bickering between will and merry in the previous stories. I was so excited when they got their own story. the dynamic of these two was spot on. will and merry will keep on your toes in quick wits and grounded in love. I loved learning what made these two tick. I preordered this book, but I also volunteered to give my honest review for a book I ...more
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this new Jupiter Point book. Jennifer Bernard writes charming characters that I want as my friends and a town where I wish I'd grown up.
Cops and reporters may seem like natural born rivals, but two people can overcome anything when real feelings get involved. The tension between Merry and Will has been building over several books and now they're finally getting a chance to figure out where the uncertainty can lead them.
I received an arc of this book in exchange for an honest review
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hot Knights!
I want my own Will! He is one hot Knight. He and Merry play so well together. Their story was so much better than I anticipated. It actually gave me wonderful little shivers. The introduction to his brothers was marvelous. They each sound so different and interesting. Can't wait for each of their stories.
Thanks Jenny for anther winner. Keep 'em coming!
Rosie J.
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All Romance Lovers
Hilarious ... review to follow ... soon. ...more
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
HOT PURSUIT Takes Chances When Irritation Turns to Love

When I read one of Jennifer’s books I take notes on her smart themes and writing. So, I actually take notes – otherwise I just get carried away reading of the story. The first thing I noted was her use of current social issues as a backdrop for the story. Here she uses opioid addiction.

The most fun thing about the book, well the second most fun thing, is the banter between the reluctant couple is smart
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Will Knight, aka Deputy Slo-Mo, is the oldest of the four Knight brothers. Having to drop out of law school, Will comes home to raise his younger brother when their father was murdered. Their mother can't handle the stress of the murder, so she takes their sister and leaves the boys alone to fend for themselves. Will encouraged his brothers to pursue their dreams while he stayed home with Aiden. Fast forward several years, Aiden now attends college and the other Knight brothers have joined ...more
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In the latest installment of the Jupiter Point series we follow the story of Merry and Will. If you are thinking you don't remember a hot shot named Will no worries. Will is Jupiter Points most eligible deputy. And who can forget about Merry....the talented writer for the Mercury Gazette? There is nothing wrong with this crossover into the other community service sector of Jupiter point. Especially when it involves sexy and fit Will. From the moment you turn the first page you won't want to put ...more
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I will get this out there right up front: I loved this book! Hot Pursuit means another trip to Jupiter Point. This time, however, it is not about the Hotshots – Jennifer Bernard has new stories about the Knight Brothers! This first story is about Will Knight and Merry Warren. Will is a deputy sheriff in Jupiter Point and Merry is a reporter. These two crack me up. I love the slyly snarky sense of humor that Will has and Merry is so vulnerable, under that porcupine sweater she sometimes wears. ...more
Kerry Croucier
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What do you get when you put a strong, smart, beautiful journalist together with a smart, dedicated, handsome sheriff's deputy? Sparks, of course! Will Knight and Merry Warren butt heads, more often than not. Each has felt the attraction, but they definitely don't feel the other is their type. Will is knee-deep in an investigation and asks Merry to hold off on pursuing it, but to her, that doesn't mean she isn't going to investigate, which means that Will has to keep a closer eye on Merry.
Aug 25, 2017 rated it liked it
I have very mixed feelings about this book that have left me really puzzled and confused. It is certainly entertaining and I liked the inclusion of previous characters from other books and the introduction of the family members of Jupiter Point deputy Will Knight. I loved the first four books in the series because they were dramatic stories featuring hot shot firefighters who risked injury and/or death every time they were required to battle a wildfire that burned out of control. Of course there ...more
Tracy Flick
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-2017
Will and Merry have been dancing around each other since the beginning of the Jupiter Point series. I was so excited when I found out that Hot Pursuit was finally their book and believe me when I say I was not disappointed. Will is the town's deputy, slow and serious. Merry is the town's sassy reporter and loves to drive Will crazy. When they figure out Jupiter Point's arson problem leads to something bigger, they find themselves working together. Will is such an alpha male, strong and fierce ...more
Aug 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
**Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**

"Hot Pursuit" is written by Jennifer Bernard, and it is the 5th book in her Jupiter Point series. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It features Will Knight and Merry Warren.

With Will being the deputy in town and Merry being a journalist, there was a lot of things that could have potentially gone against them being together. For example, Merry going undercover as a waitress for a lead in a story, her boss' insistence in finding out what's
Tami Schafer
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Will Knight is left in charge as the oldest of the family after his father was murdered.Merry Warren has always felt she didn't belong.Her father's family paid her mother to go away because she was Black and they where a rich white family and felt that she was not of their high wealth and position. Will is from Jupiter Point and is a Deputy Sheriff Merry is a journalist natural enemies ( they think but don't really think ) . They both have joined a sight called flirt and do not know that they ...more
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved Hot Sparks by Jennifer Bernard, the fifth book in her Jupiter Point series. Finally, we get Will Knight and Merry Warren’s story. These two have driven each other, and us, the reader, crazy with their antics and sarcastic comments to one another. Having the flirt anonymously through an app was genius. Having love sneak up on these two was also amazing, especially in the manner Ms. Bernard handled it.

I really loved reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. Ms. Bernard wove
Cindy Reifel
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sheriff's Deputy Will Knight and Reporter Merry Warren have known and harassed each other for 3 years. They constantly clash whenever they meet. Will is very slow and deliberate and has no sense of humor where Merry is concerned as she is always harassing him about ANY news of investigations he's involved in. The problem is that Merry decides to do a little investigating of her own involving a drug case that is becoming bigger and more dangerous by the day and Will, caretaker that he has always ...more
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've enjoyed every Jupiter Point book so far. I've also enjoyed watching the sparks fly between Deputy Will Knight and reporter Merry Warren. He's Deputy Slo Mo, always taking the conservative route and always looking before he leaps. She's the nosy reporter who's like a dog with a bone every time she's following a lead for a story. They've butted heads so many times over the years. Now certain circumstances are throwing them together repeatedly. They realize maybe all of their verbal sparring ...more
Rebecca Kroft
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!!! Will and Merry are my number one favorite Jupiter Point couple now. Will is so sweet and oh so romantic. Merry is the perfect opposite for him. She is to the point. He is take your time. And they have been fighting their attraction for a long time. A chance meeting (via Flirt) and some shared champagne...and they come to terms with how they really feel. I couldn't help but smile all the way through the book. And I loved the addition of the rest of the Knight boys (praying ...more
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Jennifer Bernard is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. Her books have been called “an irresistible reading experience” full of “quick wit and sizzling love scenes.” A graduate of Harvard and former news promo producer, she left big city life in Los Angeles for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She still hasn’t adjusted to the cold, so ...more

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