Hard to Fight (Alpha's Heart #1)
by Bella Jewel
ARC, Kindle Edition, 247 pages
Published August 11th 2015 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Grace is a bounty hunter who wants to be taken seriously, but her boss refuses to believe that a woman can bring down a dangerous criminal. She finally gets a chance to prove herself when she's given the case of a lifetime: capture Raide Knox and bring him to justice.
Raide is a dangerous fugitive on the run...and the sexiest man Grace has ever met. Catching Raide won't be easy. He's not the kind of man to go down without a fight. Raide is more intense and frustrating than any man she's ever had to deal with, and the instantaneous attraction that sparks between them is undeniable. One thing is for sure...it's going to be a case they will never forget.
~* MY REVIEW *~
The main theme is about a female bounty hunter who fall in love with who she supposed to take in. It's very hard to say if the story is not sexist, while the heroine just doing what's everyone assuming including herself that she's using her sexuality to lure her target.
Gracie Lou has a dream to become a great bounty hunter, just like her father. (Maybe) unfortunately for her, because of her looks (as one of characteristics of being a female), it's very hard for her to convince her boss and colleagues that she can do her job as good as the others.
Her choice of career also has challenged from her mother and sisters, who are beauty queens and only care about the looks.
Until the opportunity came along, her boss offered her a really big case, to bring in a guy who skipped bail, he's standing trail for assault with a deadly weapon and he's also the main suspect for murder. And the guy she should bring in is none the other than the guy she's met the other night, Raide Knox.
And since Raide Knox is a big guy, Kady, Grace's best friend, suggested that she should try to seduce him instead of the ordinary way. Then she started to stalking him... err I mean following him around.
After a while, she's getting to know him better and understand what situation he's in. She's really is playing with fire, even more when she's getting closer to him and involve in a relationship with him.
Well, in the end, everything is solved nicely.
I like the story... though I don't really have the connection with Raide... I guess he's really a troubled man.
And for Grace, I think... yeah... although I also believe that everyone has the right to do anything and should not be discriminated against anything either, especially by gender, but for me... to be a bounty hunter still is a dangerous job for a woman to do.
With her skill and knowledge, I guess there are others job that she can do better and safer.
Anyway, I love tough women... and in the end women always to be tougher beyond physical.
I gave the story 3 out of 5 stars.