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Ryan Blakesly respected Katie Hamilton’s wishes when she pushed him away. She always characterized their relationship as ‘just a booty call’ and he always thought that he wasn't good enough for her anyway. His Katie deserved the best; and the best wasn't a 40-something-year-old divorced dad of teenagers. But Ryan's spent the last 9 months regretting ever walking away. WhenRyan Blakesly respected Katie Hamilton’s wishes when she pushed him away. She always characterized their relationship as ‘just a booty call’ and he always thought that he wasn't good enough for her anyway. His Katie deserved the best; and the best wasn't a 40-something-year-old divorced dad of teenagers. But Ryan's spent the last 9 months regretting ever walking away. When he learns she's engaged to marry another man, Ryan needs to make a decision: go after her and ruin his friendship with her older brother, or turn a blind eye and let her go forever.Katie is engaged to a successful surgeon, but something doesn't quite feel right. When her former booty call barrels his way back into her life, her doubts only grow stronger. When Ryan left, it was for good reason: he's eighteen years her senior and a coworker and friend of her older brother. As if that wasn't enough, Ryan never wants to marry or have children again. Katie knew if she didn’t cut him loose she’d fall in love and end up with a broken heart. But now that he’s back...Will Katie walk away from her fiancé and into Ryan’s arms? Will Ryan get over his insecurities and be the man that Katie needs? Can they compromise in spite of their age difference? When decisions must be made, will love be enough?...

Title : U-Turn
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ISBN : 36555628
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Number of Pages : 291 Pages
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U-Turn Reviews

  • Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
    2019-01-17 17:11

    U-Turn is the fourth book in Maren Lee’s Bounty County series. I didn’t realize going into this that there were previous installments, but it can be read as a standalone with no issue. This story focuses on the characters, Ryan and Katie. For months, Ryan and Katie kept their sexual relationship a secret from their families and friends until one day Katie decided to call it off. She worried that she would fall in love with Ryan if she wasn’t careful, and she knew he didn’t want to get married again or have any more children. Ryan is nearly twice her age and divorced with two teenagers. He loves Katie, but he thinks she deserves better than him. That’s why when she pushes him away, he lets her. Ryan has spent the last year mourning the loss of the woman he loves, but Katie’s moved on with her life. During their time apart, she got engaged to a doctor at the hospital where she works, but lately, she’s beginning to realize more and more that her and her new man have very little in common. When Katie gets a text from Ryan out of the blue that makes her heart hammer in her chest, she begins to wonder if she jumped into this relationship just to try to prove to herself that she was over Ryan. If that’s the case, it’s abundantly clear that she failed.Katie is going to be married soon, but her heart just isn’t in it. Instead of dreaming of her handsome fiancé, all she can think about is Ryan every second of the day. Ryan doesn’t know that though, so he’s terrified that he’s going to lose Katie forever. He’s determined to show her how much he cares for her one way or another, and one crazy night, he gets the opening he’s been waiting for.U-Turn is a sexy, second chance romance. The story is entertaining, the sex is dirty as hell, and the characters are endearing. Katie and Ryan are a fun couple to read about. They’re sexually adventurous, playful, and head over heels in love with each other.Though there was cheating involved in the story, it’s done in such a way that I had no sympathy for Katie’s fiancé whatsoever. Honestly, I can’t really see how anyone would given the circumstances. Katie and Ryan are a perfect match, and I was in their corner the entire time.There is a large cast of secondary characters involved in this story, and I can tell that if you’ve read the other books, you will enjoy catching up with them. It even made me want to read the rest of the series to find out all of their stories, especially Wesson’s. A man with tight abs, a huge cock, and an adorable personality, be still my beating heart! If you're looking for a light, steamy romance with a small town feel, I recommend this one to you!ARC generously provided for an honest review.

  • Melanie (mells_view)
    2018-12-25 12:58

    In U-Turn we head back to Bounty County, and the surrounding areas, to follow the up and down forbidden love story of Katie and Ryan. These two start off with a bang, and a deal to keep their hook-up only relationship hush hush. When both of them start getting feelings they break it off, but things that are meant to be aren’t that easy to let go. Ryan is older, and doesn’t want more kids or another marriage. Katie is young and not quite sure yet WHAT she needs for her happily ever after. Will they figure it out together or apart? Read U-Turn and see.I really enjoyed U-Turn. I can’t lie and say that age gap is my favorite trope, but Maren Lee wrote it well and I honestly think the characters fit together well despite their age. Honestly their age doesn’t even feel like an issue, until it’s an issue. If that makes any sense. Katie and Ryan are hot and heavy, and super emotional at points. I love Katie and that she’s a strong woman with opinions. That even if things in this book get her down at times, she comes out stronger in the end. I also love that Ryan is alpha without being OVERLY so. He knows Katie is strong, and loves that about her. Sadly that is rare in fiction hero’s at times.We get visits from other Bounty County favorites, and some new-ish people as well. All in all a good read. If you like of legal age, age-gap mixed with secret romance, then I highly recommend U-Turn!

  • Love2ReadRomance
    2018-12-31 19:15

    Another GREAT read by Maren Lee!!! Wow, Uturn is hot, hot, hot! I absolutely rooted for Ryan and Katie through the whole story. Their connection is undeniably strong, and Maren Lee writes it so vividly that you can’t help but to be glued to the pages. I can’t wait to see what she writes next!

  • Steph Poe
    2019-01-07 21:18

    I loved this book!! Ryan is probably my favorite Bounty County guy. His relationship with Katie wasn't easy with their age difference. Once they realized that, who the hell cares about age because they are adults, everything moved along fine. There was plenty of sexy, kinky things in the bedroom. I'm never disappointed with the level of sexiness when I read this author's books. I highly recommend the entire series!

  • A Banks
    2019-01-10 21:23

    Love this series and this just became my new favorite! Forbidden is my favorite to read about and this book had it all so HOT but also so sweet loved Ryan and Katie’s story so happy they got their happy ending and can’t wait for smitty’s Book!

  • Katy Ames
    2018-12-28 14:04

    Ms. Lee does it again. Sweet (god, the texts that Ryan sends Katie at the beginning), with a little bit of drama, and a whole TON of steam. Like billowing clouds of it. The dynamic between these two is fun and has just enough reality thrown in that you are delighted they succeed in getting their HEA. And kudos for making the ex-wife a likable character (never a fan of the reviled OW). Definitely recommend! (Received an ARC of this book)

  • S. Cole
    2018-12-31 15:17

    Always in love with the Bounty County boys and their sassy women! Maren Lee wrote another wonderful story filled with laughs, love, and law enforcement. Great job Maren, can't wait for book 5!

  • Danielle Robbins
    2018-12-25 18:19

    Another great read in the Bounty County Series by Maren Lee! U-Turn was funny, steamy, sexy and sweet! I loved loved Ryan and Katie! They had amazing chemistry and hot hot sexy scenes! Both of them dirty and a little kinky! I loved the age difference between them! They were perfect for each other! Next to Wesson and Molly, Ryan and Katie are my favorite couple! I think this might have been the hottest of the series! Looking forward to reading Smitty's book!

  • Michelle Claypot
    2019-01-07 12:59

    I was really excited to get Ryan and Katie's story after meeting them in previous books. This story was dirty, sweet and really funny. I loved heir banter and SMS chats. Ryan has a fantastic filthy mouth and Katie is definitely a girl who knows what she wants. Great addition to the Bounty County series. I received an ARC of this book.

  • Annette Brignac
    2018-12-20 16:55

    SUCH a fun read and a fantastic continuation of The Bounty County Series! I loved Ryan & Katie's story. As with the rest of the series, Maren Lee brought the humor and had me laughing loudly! There was steam & drama as well, but there was definitely more humor. I absolutely recommend this book!

  • Tre Talbot
    2019-01-06 19:22

    Where do I begin? I have been hooked on Bounty County from the beginning and as we get to share in each personal story I’m falling more and more in love with each and every one of them. I didn’t think it was possible but as each book comes out I’m falling harder and deeper, I always enjoy a good second chance romance story and U-Turn did not disappoint me for a single second. Having such a large age difference in a story is not one you see that often but Katie and Ryan show you that age is just a number and nothing more. Brian seriously needs a full on ThunderCat ass kicking, I seriously loathe that man and everything he does. To feel such strong feelings towards these characters and to have them feel so real you know the author has poured their heart and soul into their work. The passion and sexual chemistry shared between Ryan and Katie is unbelievable, what I wouldn’t give to live out some of those of not all of their scenes. What makes this series even better is that the whole gang is intertwined throughout, whether through the PD or family we get to share in everyone’s lives still. I must say that Wes is still off the charts hilarious and I love how we are still hearing more Wessonisms. I can’t wait to hear Smitty’s story in the future this man is so damn sweet and I hope he finds someone that will make him happy. These are all standalone’s but I’m telling you that you need to grab this entire series you will not regret it. This is my unbiased and voluntary review.

  • Raine
    2019-01-07 17:07

    Second chance romance!!!I love second chance love stories and this one is extra special because it is about Ryan, a very sexy older divorced dad hot cop and Katie, the younger sister of a fellow police officer who happens to be a much younger sexy nurse. They've been secret friends-with-benefits friends for a while until Ryan calls it quits because he refuses to get married and have more kids. When HW finds out that Katie is engaged to someone else he realizes he loves her and wants her back. I enjoyed reading about all the previous couples and especially loved Wesson!!! I'm excited to read about Smitty and Anne. And also intrigued about this FBI guy going undercover in the Montana prison. Is that going to be a new series!?!? I can't wait!!!

  • Kate Hastings
    2018-12-23 20:18

    There is just something about knowing you’re headed back to Maren Lee’s Bounty County.Be it the sexy, alpha, uniformed men you fantasize are yours or the smart, sassy women you want to hang with; you know you’re in for a good time & your engine is revving before you’ve even flipped a page.U-Turn didn’t just rev my engine however, I’m fairly certain I blew a gasket. Like, hotter than hot, steam everywhere, blew a gasket. Although, it wasn’t just any old was the best kind of steam. It was dirty, flirty, filthy steam, packed full of connection and compatibility. And it was awesome.Now, no question that the little tease between Smitty & Anne has me casting an eye toward to horizon of book five’s appearance, but as of right this second, all my laser-focused, sharp-shooter-like skills are honed in on the arrival of (what I hope is) book six so I can devour waaaaay more of that giant, sexy MF riding in the transport vehicle near the end. I wonder if it’s too soon to stamp #PropertyOfKate on his ass...🤔😝😋🤤😏

  • Laura
    2018-12-26 20:00

    What a way to start off my reading for 2018!! Lee has hit it out of the park again, with her broke-the-mold characters, her creative storytelling, and her scintillating sexy-times. She's really pushed the boundaries with Katie and Ryan - they are smoking hot!!And now that I've had my hit of U-Turn, I'm totally fiending for Smitty's story. Gimme, gimme, gimme!!

  • Amelia Oliver
    2019-01-02 14:54

    I have been looking forward to this book since forever, and it DID NOT DISAPPOINT. The chemistry, the struggle, all real and had you right there. Oh, and the sex scenes. Hello to the sex scenes. Girl bye. This is a definite MUST READ.

  • Tarrah Anders
    2018-12-22 18:17

    I'm can't properly articulate how much I loved this book. But I have to say, hands down U-Turn is my favorite of the Bounty County series...Ryan is my own favorite sexy hero and Katie is likely my spirit animal. I love thee two together! So many!!!

  • Michelle
    2019-01-11 19:54

    This is my very first ever Maren Lee book, and now that I have read Ryan and Katie's story. I'm so interested in the other character stories as well. I just loved Ryan, I won't lie 18 years difference is a lot, but honestly I totally go by this age is really just number. I know some people will disagree and I would never approve of my daughter dating someone so much older. But you can't help who you fall in love with, you can try stop it, but heart wants what is wants. I mean isn't better to live happy and then to be miserable and fix that by just giving in to what you really want. Of and Brian was a a dunche i didn't like him in the beginning and hated him at the end. I can't wait to here all about Jake and wesson next!

  • Tessa Elaine
    2018-12-21 20:03

    from the very beginning Maren lee made me a Bounty County addict. I was so excited about Ryan and Katies story. she did not disappoint. Ryan and Katie burn hot through the whole book. This story was funny and had all my favorite characters from the previous books. This story was absolutely fantastic and I always recommend this series to everyone. she gives you everything. she makes you laugh, and love, she makes you angry at the bad guys, she make the characters and there relationships so real that from the very beginning you are sucked in. Ryan is the man! Beautiful job Maren Lee!

  • Karen Sedgman
    2018-12-28 21:09

    I have said this before but this series just gets better! This was hilarious super sexy, dirty and oh so naughty! Loved Katie & Ryan they suit each other to a T! OMG that ending was fitting! And Wesson you make me laugh! So if you haven't read this Bounty County Series your missing out, l highly recommend this! Can't wait for the next installment!

  • Katerina
    2019-01-04 13:02

    'I received an ARC'..5 Dirty Talking stars!!!!I'm so glad that my friend reccomended to read Maren books.U-Turn is one of the hotest books i've read...Ryan and his dirty mouth...I reccomend this book!!!Can't wait for the next!!!

  • Stella James
    2018-12-25 14:19

    I read this book in one sitting, I couldn’t put it down! I love this series and have been looking forward to Ryan and Katie for awhile now. I was NOT disappointed! This book is dirty. So. Dirty. But so hot. I loved the chemistry between Ryan and Katie, it was insane for lack of a better word. Having said that - the emotional connection between the two was just as potent and very well thought out. I loved Wesson in this book, he brought some light, comedic relief to various situations and it was perfection. I didn’t think anyone could replace Jake and Lane as my fave Bounty County couple - but I think it’s safe to say Ryan and Katie are now number one! Can’t wait for the next book!

  • Skylar
    2018-12-28 18:04

    WTF Maren Lee. Damn. I thought Wesson and Molly's storywas going to be the highlight of this series. I stand corrected. Just like Ryan, you keep upping your game. *lights cigarette and stirs martiniU-Turn was freaking fantastic. If you've read Gridlocked it'd be pretty hard to forget Ryan and Katie. They're back with their own HEA and let me tell you people, it was on fire. (I like my books like I like my martinis: D-I-R-T-Y. Notice the capitalization.) They had some pretty big obstacles to work out but perseverance and determination really strengthened their relationship. Lee manages to never get dark even when dealing with series subject matter. That's one of the things I like most about this series. It has its own feel too, IYKWIM. This can be read as a stand alone. If you've missed the characters from the previous books, they do make their appearances. Especially my man Wesson. I can honestly say that I'll be re-reading this along with others in the series. ( I guess all my GR friends know I'm honest. I don't do ARCs because I don't do sh*t half the time. I'm that person that's forced to used f*cked up old Cool Whip bowls when accepting leftovers bc I never bring back people's Tupperware.)I'm not trying to diss any authors. I have nothing but respect for the field, but thank f*ck Lee publishes these in order and hasn't jumped to do another series and then jumped back, ect. BTW,Smitty's book needs to be published yesterday.*possible trigger hidden (view spoiler)[ Ryan and Katie use the words "slut" and "whore" in the bedroom. It's also involved in some role-play. It's one of their things. I was happy to see it written in a manner where it was safe and consensual in a loving relationship. Lee even has another character use it in a derogatory way towards Katie and it makes the contrast really stand out. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • blog~
    2019-01-07 13:14

    5 Stars to U-Turn by author Maren Lee.Oh. My. God! This book was so hot, so sexy, so dirty. Damn was I laughing too! Maren girl... out. of. the. park!Holy Cow! Ok, so that was not what I was really thinking of saying but since I need to keep my reviews PG rated........This Book! Oh wow! First let me say I am not at all surprised at how much I loved this book. U-Turn is book four in Maren Lee's Bounty County series. Hot cops people! I fall more and more in love with this series after each book. Maren is a very talented author when it comes to storytelling. She weaves a complex story with complex characters. We have romance, suspense, angst, heartache, some violence and so much humor. One minute I'm anxious and in the next, I'm laughing. All in all a very well written, well balance novel. U-Turn has it all.Ryan and Katie.......Ryan was introduced to us in the early books of the series. As well as a sexy cop, Ryan is a divorcee, a father of two teenagers and he is 42 years old. Mature and very experienced, ;) Oh, let me not forget to mention how incredibly hot he is. One look at him in the buff and you will be squeezing your thighs! This Book was hot and erotic. A blush worthy read!Katie, who we also met briefly, earlier in the series is Jake's much younger sister. However, Katie is very mature for her 24 years when you compare her to Ryan's 42. She is also independent, loyal, personable and not afraid to be herself with Ryan. She has no hang-ups about their age difference. If you read book three, Gridlocked which is Wesson and Molly's story, than you know that Ryan and Katie have already "met." Ok, so maybe they did a bit more than just meet. Regardless, they are not together when U-Turn begins months after the last book left of. In fact, Ryan will soon realize, if he wants his HEA, he'll have to step up his game. Ryan's devotion and persistence in getting Katie back was intense and best of all, believable. I won't give you details because this book is basically the slow build of their new relationship.Ryan and Katie have great chemistry. You can feel the tension crackle in the air every time they're together. Every. Time! Maren Lee did such an amazing job with this second chance story. And those steamy scenes? Oh my!As I mentioned earlier there is some suspense that continues with the Bounty County series and this adds even more depth to the story. From page one I was completely engaged. In addition to loving Ryan and Katie's story, I absolutely loved that I got to visit with my favorite characters from previous books in the series. I do admit that while Ryan is one heck of a sexy beast, Wesson will always have a big chunk of my heart. There is no hero like him. At least I have never read a hero that comes even close to Wesson. His personality is just as unique as he is swoon-worthy.All the books in the Bounty County series can be read as standalones. However I do recommend you read them all in order. I promise you won't be disappointed. Add Bounty County by Maren Lee to your TBRs. In order: Ride Along (Justin and Chloe)Changing Lanes (Jake and Lane)Gridlocked (Wesson and Molly)U-Turn (Ryan and Katie) *Coming Soon!Untitled, next in series will be Smitty and Anne's story.This is my honest and unbiased review. Thank you for taking the time to read it. :)

  • Astronimamkm Mary
    2019-01-08 13:22

    U-turn of loveTime to turn back and make a u-turn to get this book. Bounty County boys are BACK! They are running code and making busts. Maren is an author I found last year and have fallen in love with her stories. Hubby has even enjoyed her tales of police adventures.I was excited about Katie and Ryan's story. I will admit it was different from the others. There is a lot of steamy moments in this story. If you thought the section in book 1 was intense, it's got nothing on Ryan and Katie's romance.For me this felt like a go between in the series. I'm not saying it was bad, but it was predominantly steamy scenes, and there were others in this series, for me, I enjoyed a lot more. I do think the title was perfect for the story. Ryan had to make a U-turn in life to bring Katie along for the ride.Ryan has messed up a lot in life. Divorced, with kids, he doesn't think he wants a happily ever after or relationship again. Katie changes all of that. Overall Ryan was a good character. His personality fit for his age, and Maren portrayed the older man very well. He wasn't my favorite Bounty County boy though (team Wesson). I'm not sure what it was, but maybe some of his responses left me wanting to flip him off. Or beat him with a frying pan. One thing I did enjoy was how his relationship with his ex-wife and kids was captured. It felt very realistic and you could understand the journey he went through, mistakes he made, and growth as a person.Katie was a fun-loving girl to read about. She definitely knew what she wanted sexually. I loved how passionate she was about her life goals too. I did think her younger age showed in her relationship logic. When she finally got her head on straight about her and Ryan, it was fantastic. The way she defended it with a ferocity like no other, and also how she developed her role with Ryan's kids warmed my heart.There was one person in this story, that I really didn't like. If you read it, you'll know who it is right away. Doctor Dickrot could have rotted in a cell or dirt and I probably wouldn't feel remorse. I did LOVE how Ryan was there the moment Katie needed him to be with this situation. It was support like no other, and you would want your life partner to be that way with you.The ending didn't surprise me and it is kind of why I feel this is a go between book. To me, it was a close the loop for two characters that we love, who wandered into this series. Overall this story was enjoyable and I'm interested in what will happen next. Our faves were back to only add to the comic relief. Love me some Wesson.

  • Tess
    2018-12-21 13:03

    I have loved the previous installments to the Bounty County series and U-Turn did not disappoint. This book follows Katie and Ryan as they struggle with their breakup, moving on, Katie's engagement to Dr Brian, and everything that follows. The age gap between the two is definitely an interesting component to their relationship and while it's not for me, I can totally see how Katie could fall for a man like Ryan. I mean damn. The whole cast is back for U-Turn and we catch glimpses of the previous couples and their budding families. That being said you could totally read this as a standalone if you don't mind being a little confused by the brief mentions of previous books happenings. Maren Lee does an excellent job of including enough detail to keep the story moving while making you want to read the previous books to find out more. I don't want to give too much away because so much happens that's triggered by other events and mentioning them would totally spoil it for y'all. All in all I really enjoyed this book. There was sufficient kink (if that's something you enjoy), action/adventure, heartwarming moments, and definite romance. I can not wait for the next book!!!Seriously. I need more Bounty County boys ASAP!I received an ARC of this book in return for an honest review 🖤

  • Jodi
    2018-12-23 13:10

    I definitely have no problems with an older man and a younger woman, especially when it involves some of THE hottest sex scenes I've read! 42 year old cop Ryan Blakesly and 24 year old Katie Hamilton hooked up in secret for quite some time before breaking it off. The age gap, the distance, the fact that he worked with her brother, her desire for marriage and kids, and several other obstacles got in the way. At the time they seemed insurmountable and so each went their own way. Katie even went as far as getting engaged. But when love is true, no obstacles can truly prevent it from coming to fruition. Sure, there may be overbearing older brothers to deal with. And ex-wives. And teenage kids. And ex-fiances. But when you're burning it up in the bedroom and out of it, you deal with it all as it comes. A STEAMY, smoking hot read from another one of Bounty County's finest...

  • Tamara Harrington
    2019-01-01 18:21

    WOW! Just WOW!! Maren has done an absolutely freaking amazing job of this book. I am not even sure where to start other than to say that I could not put this book down and it was possible her best work to date!Ryan is the sexy older man that we absolutely love. He has his priorities and just wants to be happy with his kids and then Katie comes along. Katie is a loud mouthed, sassy woman who knows what she wants but things happen and don't always go according to plan! why should you read this book? Because it will have you laughing, crying and seriously turned on because these two are kinky as all get out! Maren has captured all the feels and makes you feel them all while shredding your heart and then putting it back together again. I could not have been happier with this book if I tried. Congrats Maren on a job well done!This is my honest and unbiased review.

  • Arivanh
    2019-01-13 16:10

    A humorous, sexy as hell and fun read! My first read of the new year and what a fantastic book to start with. Although my heart belongs to Wesson (Gridlocked) I might just be teetering on a tryst with Ryan *fans self* whew that man is something else. This series keeps better and better and the men keep getting hotter and hotter.

  • Angel
    2018-12-29 20:01

    Book 4 was just as good a the other three books. This time it is Katie and Ryan trying to find their way to happily ever after in spite of his ex- wife, their age and her family. Throw in the the antics of the police department and their friends and you will find a great story .

  • Shannon Stuckey
    2018-12-23 18:18

    Absolutely a MUST read 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥Maren Lee is quickly becoming an automatic one-click author for me and U-Turn is an excellent example why. I loved the banter between all characters and caught myself laughing out loud several times. The chemistry between Ryan and Katie was sizzling and it had enough action to keep me turning the page. I was hooked from page one and could not put it down!