Hot Pursuit

Hot Pursuit

by Jennifer Bernard


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USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard returns to Jupiter Point, where the smokin' hot Knight brothers are taking the town by storm...

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 his brothers prepare for the opening of their new flight-seeing business, and spending what little free time he has flirting with an online mystery woman.

Merry has enough to deal with without the sexy distraction that is Deputy Knight. She's currently working undercover on what might be the most important story of her career, avoiding an unwelcome half-brother who's invaded her life in Jupiter Point, and, oh yeah-her new boss wants her to do a story on a local cold case-the unsolved murder of Will's father. A painful event he and his brothers are reluctant to relive. And then there's that online flirtation...

A bossy alpha male with a protective streak a mile wide, and a fiercely independent reporter with a talent for trouble. The sexual tension is three years in the making, and before Will knows it, he's in hot pursuit of Merry...and they're both headed straight to danger.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781945944260
Publisher: Jennifer Bernard
Publication date: 08/28/2017
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

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 for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She still hasn't adjusted to the cold, so most often she can be found cuddling with her laptop and a cup of tea.

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Hot Pursuit 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
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 recommend it.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
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 cool, calm and collected – Deputy Slo-Mo, in Merry’s words – she’s forever rushing and multitasking. They don’t hate each other, quite the contrary, they respect each other. There are quite a few cases/stories that need looking into: there’s been an arsonist on the loose for the past six months; there’s a drug investigation, which might or might not have to do with the arsons; and there’s also the cold case of the murder of Will’s father. Can Merry sit on a story and let Will do his job? This review might be a bit disjointed, but I don’t want to edit too much because I want my excitement to come through as I felt it reading HOT PURSUIT. Merry is thunder and lightning, Will is solid rock and the oak tree that doesn’t bend under the fiercest storm; Merry is a huge character, and yet Will was never thwarted by her exuberance and strong will. Right from the prologue, HOT PURSUIT is spellbinding. Jennifer Bernard is an exceptional writer, and with every book she writes, she impresses me more. The dialogues in HOT PURSUIT are spectacular: whether between the Knight brothers, the female friends, or Merry and Will; I could hear Merry talk 100 miles per hour, I could almost feel her vibrating from the energy that emanates from her. Ms. Bernard’s prose is wonderful, as usual, clean and crisp, flawless, and every little detail shines as it should. Merry and Will, unbeknownst to each other, carry on a somewhat flirtatious online friendship with anonymous chatters. We all know that the mystery man and woman are Merry and Will, but what would happen when they met? Fabulous! Not at all what I thought! The romance is simply perfect, in tune with the characters’ personalities, and the investigation part is heart-stopping. A couple of new characters were introduced; one I really liked doesn’t look like a sure thing, and I hope some sort of redemption could salvage this fun person. Another one surely is a keeper, one does not throw away such an adorable character! And no, I am not saying, but it is awesome! I was expecting something “big” from Jennifer Bernard, and HOT PURSUIT is monumental! I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Any time those words are spoken, you know a woman will need to be rescued. It's disappointing that once again, a woman with body issues, in need of anger management, has low self-esteem, and just prickly in every way is thought to be a strong woman. She had been rescued twice in prior books, and still thinks she can take care of herself. I guess four times is charmed. I also didn't like the slang, the reference to the size of her butt, comments about her hair that were supposed to represent her being bi-racial. I had hoped this would be one of the best in the series, but found that I enjoyed it least of all.
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It was funny, developed characters, and steamy romance.
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
Hot Pursuit by Jennifer Bernard is the fifth book in her Jupiter Point series. This is a standalone book with references to past incidences in the prior books. I would recommend reading the other books in the series just because they were so good as well as you’ll have a better understanding about some of the past events. Merry Warren is one of the town’s reporters. She is inquisitive and definitely gets under the skin of Deputy Will Knight. I absolutely loved seeing these characters come together. I can’t wait to see where she takes us with the remaining Knight Brothers. This book was full of suspense. I highly recommend it and anything Ms. Bernard writes.
Robyn_Nichole More than 1 year ago
So when I think about this book I want to go skipping around town going Will and Merry sitting in a tree... K I S S I N G ! Two enemies coming together to make some hot headlines!! I have noticed the tension between these two since the beginning of the Jupiter Point series and I'm glad they finally have a chance to work out their differences. Which aren't as many as they think ;) flirt ;) . I loved the meeting at the Observatory and also the beach vacation scene. Humor and romance all in one. Great Job Ms Bernard!
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
Don't Miss This One!! 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. With all that is going on, it's a good thing there isn't time for more than an online flirtation with the perfect guy/girl... Both these characters have baggage in their past, but have put the past behind them to be strong and successful people. I love how they danced around each other, denying what is basically obvious to everyone else. Toss in a bunch of good friends, Will's brothers, an unexpected family member, and a case full of danger that the two are determined to crack, they have their hands full. Jennifer Bernard writes such fun stories with well-developed and strong characters. Don't miss this one! It's part of a series, but can easily stand alone. Visit Jupiter Point once, and you will never want to leave! **I received an advanced copy that I voluntarily read and reviewed.
TerriK6 More than 1 year ago
Another awesome read from Jennifer Bernard’s Jupiter Point series. Up to this point in the series, the focus has been on the Hot Shots that live and work in Jupiter Point (great reads). This book focuses on Will, a deputy sheriff, and Merry, a reporter, who we have met before in previous book and have a very fiery relationship. If you haven’t read the other books, you won’t be lost. You can pick up this book and read as a stand-along. However, I highly recommend all of the books in this series. This book also introduces us to the rest of the Knight Brothers who we will see more of in futures books. Can’t wait! Mrs. Bernard just cannot write fast enough! Love her books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. You feel the characters connection from the first page. They were brought to life beautifully. Funny, romantic, charming, and just wonderful.
Blsfan68 More than 1 year ago
This is another great addition to Ms. Bernard's Jupiter Point series. I loved the banter between Will and Merry. And, I also liked the appearance of characters from the previous books. However, I got tired of Merry bringing up the black/white issue. Since Merry's mother is Brazillian, I wouldn't consider Merry to be black. Overall, this is an enjoyable, quick read that will leave you wanting to know more about this quaint town. I can't wait to learn more about the rest of Knight brothers. ARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review. Opinions expressed here are my own.
BetweenMyBookendz More than 1 year ago
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 dog with a favorite bone. Meanwhile, Deputy “Slo-Mo” would remain his stoic, somber self, deflecting Merry’s stings effortlessly. But you just knew these two were getting under each other’s skin and into each other’s hearts; the previous four books only served as foreplay to the epic event of Merry’s and Will’s inevitable union! But it wasn’t all witty one-liners and hot scenes in this story. Ms. Bernard added in some very interesting plot twists and turns as well. An arson investigation that became a drug investigation also caught Reporter Warren’s and Deputy Knight’s attention. And family figured big in the book as well - we finally get a glimpse of Merry’s background with the appearance of her half-brother. Chase is a clumsy, endearing, and to Merry, an entitled white kid who is now invading her world, where he is not welcome. Unlike Merry, Will is thrilled that his two brothers are home from the military and settling back in Jupiter Point. Along with his college-bound brother, we learn enough about the Knight brothers backstory to whet our appetites for more, not to mention more of the very handsome and hunky Tobias and Ben and “little” brother Aiden. This author has stated that the Knights will have their own four book spin-off series - hmmmmm, who will be that fourth Knight? Once again, Ms. Bernard has crafted a perfect book, filled with the exactly-correct amounts of romance, suspense and humor. Every book released by this author is a favorite, but “Hot Pursuit” is truly a standout thanks to Merry and Will, who are complex characters yet in the end are very simply in love with one another. It was another amazing visit to Jupiter Point!
westgirlds More than 1 year ago
Jennifer Bernard has hit another home run with her 5th Jupiter Point book "Hot Pursuit" I fell in love with Will Knight in a previous book. Something quite sexy about Deputy Slow-mo!!!! So thorough and diligent. Add in Merry and you have a great summer read! I always enjoy Jennifer's books, but have to say I loved this book! Every spare minute I had I was reading! You can't go wrong with this book. Oh and add in some more sexy Knight brothers and know there are going to be future books that I can't wait to read!
Grandma_Tami More than 1 year ago
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 are talking to each other . They really like each other when they don't know one is the other , They have sparks in real life that are out of this world . Once they realize that they like each other in both worlds they decide to see where thing go .....Come along for this action packed romance packed ride you will be glad you did ! I love how the story has references to the other couples/friends in each book .
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
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 a wonderful story, drawing me in and not letting go until I turned the last page. I highly recommend this book to other readers and can’t wait to read her next book. This is not only the fifth book in the Jupiter Point series but also the start of her Knight Brothers series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
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 see each other’s hidden depths, which changes their relationship for the better. We also get to learn much more about Will’s family as his brothers come home to reopen the old airstrip. I always love it best when the characters have to work together to solve a problem. This book has that in spades. Will and Merry make a good team in all aspects of their lives. There are also new questions that I hope will be answered as the next books move forward. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
Jennann3 More than 1 year ago
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 forces to start a site seeing, flight service. Since Will is the Deputy Sheriff of Jupiter Point, he is mostly a silent partner in the business. Merry Warren was always encouraged to be a strong, independent, and hard working woman. Merry is a sassy reporter who seems to get herself into trouble while investigating stories for the newspaper. She also butts heads with Will, crawling under his skin. But irritation soon turns into attraction. Under pressure from her new boss to print "big" stories, Merry is taken off her current story to write an article on the only cold case in Jupiter Point's history--the Knight murder. Merry is torn as she wants to keep her job and make her boss happy, but she doesn't want to hurt Will. I loved this novel!!! The real life issues of interracial romance, online dating, drugs, murder, half-siblings, etc were very relatable. I enjoyed the witty banter between Will and Merry, while tearing up over the Knight brother's loss. A truly enjoyable story. I can't wait to read about the other Knight brothers. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
wantabeefcake More than 1 year ago
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 for some hot stories for them soon--and maybe one for Chase too??). Lots of romance and some adrenaline pumping drama added in for some spice...and this is a perfect 10!!! Each book in the series has gotten better and better as they go along. I'm hoping with the next book (see, I'm assuming there WILL BE a next book) that we get some closure on the Cindy/Buckaroo storyline. Will they find them and bring them in? All in all, this was a fantastic book. Glad to see my other favorite Jupiter Point residents involved in the storyline.
D-does-reviews More than 1 year ago
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 were lighthearted and comical moments too but they enhanced the story without detracting from the seriousness of the subject matter. This book has a very dramatic storyline as well but the ridiculously juvenile conversations between Merry and Will really turned me off. In past books both characters were highly successful and very well spoken but in this book I thought they were really annoying. I found myself rolling my eyes a lot and that really ruined the story for me. I'm sure this is a matter of personal taste because I really enjoy this author's writing but for me the way these characters were portrayed was a real disappointment. I read a complimentary copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
heavenlycirce More than 1 year ago
"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 going on in the case Will was still investigating as well as him wanting Merry to look up a cold case that dealt with Will's father's murder. One of my favorite scenes was when Will and Merry discovered that they were each other's online dates. Who knew all that bantering could lead to compatibility! "Hot Pursuit" was such a fun book! Will and Merry always bantered with each other, but you just knew they were going to hit it off. They had that much chemistry! Jennifer Bernard wrote another winner!
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
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 type, always asking questions. With the romance, suspense of drug trafficking and the mystery of Will's dad's death makes for the perfect read. It was great to see previous characters of Jupiter Point. I can't wait to read more of the Knight brothers!! So now I have book hangover, could not put it down. This is part of a series but can be read as a stand alone.
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
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. Between the two of them, they have crazy backstories and both struggle coming to terms with making their present count. Although they have known one another for over three years, their story really starts with a ‘meet-cute’ of sorts that will make you laugh. I adore Will’s character and how he has done so much for his family. And watching him transfer some of that love to Merry? I didn’t want to put the story down, once I had started it. Love Will. Did I mention that? And Merry struggles with coming to terms with her own past and family. No details as you need to read it for yourself. Really looking forward to more Knight Brother stories as they, too, seem like characters. Will’s and Merry’s families really do come across as important characters in Hot Pursuit and that was special to me. Can’t wait to read more about the Knight Brothers and visit with some of the folks from Jupiter Point once again.