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Book CoverTabs’ review of Bail Out (Brotherhood Bonds, Book 1) by Jade Chandler
Romantic Suspense published by Carina Press 14 Aug 17

This spin-off to Chandler’s Jericho Brotherhood series brings the fun in a major way by pairing two ass-kicking bounty hunters and watching the sparks fly. Elle Jackson may not be the son her father always wished for, but she’s spent her whole life learning from him and preparing to take over the bail bonds business that’s been in their family for generations. When a health scare changes her father’s priorities, he unilaterally decides that Elle’s should change too. An insane (and deeply sexist) ultimatum and a flare of temper results in Elle having one month to come up with either $500K in cash or a husband if she wants to keep the business she loves.

Rebel, a biker with his own bail bonds company, doesn’t like to lose. When he crosses paths with Elle and she nabs the skip he’s after, she ends up on his radar. When they cross paths again, he is determined to come out on top this time, but her predicament touches a soft spot and he finds himself agreeing to help her instead. Mutual attraction leads to their professional arrangement turning personal pretty damn quick. Elle and Rebel are a great sexy pair. Sometimes opposites attract but not in this case. In this case, they’re really two sides of the same coin.

Elle, being super competent at her job, really makes this book for me. There are lots of good parts, but watching Elle actually kicking butt and making solid business decisions and leading her men is really great. I also love that Elle and Rebel are in the same business but they have different strengths and weaknesses. Elle has a ton more experience and is much better at managing people than Rebel. This being celebrated and appreciated is two thumbs up for me.

The Jericho Brotherhood series is honestly the only motorcycle club romance series in ages that I have consistently enjoyed. I think a big factor in that is how varied the heroines are. We’ve had a nurturer, a comittment-reluctant business woman, a mean-as-a-snake dominatrix, and now a kick-ass bounty hunter. They’re all great in their own way and I love each and every one.

This book is just plain FUN. There’s action, hot sex, the fighting of patriarchy, and genuine romance. I have enjoyed all of Chandler’s previous books, but I thoroughly loved this one. I would like more, please!

Grade: A-


These bonds don’t break


Bounty hunting is in my blood. For generations there’s been a Jackson running Jackson Bail Bonds and that tradition won’t end on my watch. But my father would much rather see a ring on my finger than a pair of cuffs in my hands, and now I have thirty days to either tie the knot or come up with five hundred grand.

Daddy doesn’t know best. Nothing’s going to stand in the way of claiming what’s mine—not even a sexy bounty-hunting biker.


Bonds are my business. I live for the hunt, and if it makes a hefty chunk of change, all the better. The Jericho Brotherhood is the only commitment I intend to make in this life and I swore there’d never be a woman on the back of my bike…until I watched Elle Jackson take down a thug with a smile and a Taser.

When a woman like that asks for your help, you f*ing deliver.

Make sure a knockout, kick-ass woman gets her due? Sign me up. No one is ever going to mistake me for one of the good guys, but for this job, I’m just the man Elle needs.

Read an excerpt.