Like anyone Justice has problems with her family or certain family members I should say. She’s in a world of hurt because her dad died and her brother is being a dick for lack of a better term. When Jussy distances herself from him and the boys’ mother things get real. Justice is a great character with an amazing soul and running into Deke again through threw her for a loop. She gets rightfully hurt when he doesn't recognize her because he changed her life in more ways than one. As their relationship developed from him finishing her house to a more serious note, you see how they both change and get stronger.
Kristen Ashley has always known how to tell a story and leaves me feeling connected to each character. I feel like I’ve suffered along with them in their tragedies and rejoice with them in their accomplishments. Bounty was a great addition to the Colorado Mountain Series and I loved the mix of old and new characters. Justice and Deke have been through some stuff but they also had the courage to take that chance and hope something good comes out of it. This is a book I highly recommend.
Justice Lonesome has enjoyed a life of bounty.
Even so, she’s inherited the curse of the Lonesome. A poet’s soul. Which means she’s still searching for something. Searching for peace. Searching for the less…that’s more.
And when the foundation of her life is pulled out from under her, grieving, she goes to the mountains to find her oasis. She hits Carnal, Colorado and decides to stay.
Deke Hightower lost everything at the age of two. He lost it again at fifteen. His life has not been about bounty. It’s been about learning to live with less, because there’s no way to get more.
Deke’s also watched all his friends go down to the women who gave them what they needed. He wants that for himself. But he knows that search isn’t going to be easy because he’s a rider. His home is the road. That’s the only place he can breathe. And the woman who takes her place at his side has to do it sitting on the back of his bike.
When Deke meets Justice, he knows she’s not that woman. She’s cute. She’s sweet. And she’s into him, but she’s got it all and Deke knows he won’t fit into that. So he holds her at arm’s length. Establishes boundaries. And Justice will take it because she wants Deke any way he’ll let her have him.
But when Justice finds herself a pawn in a dangerous game, Deke makes a decision.
When he does, he has no idea he’s just opened himself up to bounty.