Making It Right


Some kids inherit a family business; Jo Ward inherited a badge. Once voted Most Likely to End Up in Jail, the town wild child has become sheriff—hell-bent on uncovering the truth about her father’s mysterious death. Life is quiet in rustic River Bend, but Jo longs for something beyond her small hometown and the painful memories it holds. All that keeps her sane is the support of her best friends, Melanie and Zoe.

But when Jo signs up for an expert law enforcement training seminar, she meets Gill Clausen, whose haunting eyes and dangerously sexy vibe just may challenge her single-minded focus. Commitment-phobic Jo can’t deny her attraction to the arrogant federal agent, and when odd things start happening around River Bend and danger surrounds her, she realizes she’ll need his help to discover who’s out to remove her from River Bend…permanently.

As Jo and Gill work together, it’s clear they make a great team. But can Jo loosen her grip on the past enough to let love in and reach for the future?


They were supposed to have had a one night stand.

Gill managed to put his frame behind the wheel and turn over the engine before he uttered a word. “You left without saying good-bye.”

No use pretending. “I didn’t think I’d see you again.”

He backed out of the parking spot. The training center sat on a military base of over five hundred acres. Driving to each location made more sense than walking. “Burton tells me you’re here to better your tactical skills, investigative skills…survival skills.”

Jo found her sunglasses in her backpack, felt relief when she knew Gill couldn’t see her eyes. “That’s right.”

His head turned toward her briefly. “Lesson number one. Don’t pick up strangers in bars.”

Oh, the nerve. Anger in the form of heat shot up her spine. “Like you did?”

“I’m a man.”

She couldn’t help it. Jo laughed.

“You think I’m kidding.”

“I think you’re a hypocrite.”

He made sure to look at her again, kept looking until she met his stare. “I could have snuffed you out, cut you into tiny pieces, and hidden your body in a place so remote they wouldn’t discover it until it was an anthropological find.”

“You’ve given this some thought.”

His jaw tightened, his eyes darted back to the road in front of him before he turned in the direction of what Jo assumed was the training center. “You do that often?” Something in his voice changed.

Sarcasm was needed. “Every Saturday night. Living in a small town affords me all kinds of opportunities to pick up strangers. The seedy motel is a little hard, however. Is that a government approved hotel, or just your personal choice?”

He pulled the car to an abrupt stop, threw it in park. “I know what to expect in places like that.”

“Armed criminals in the next room?”


“You left your weapon in the bathroom once we got there, didn’t you?”

Gill whipped off his sunglasses and stared. “The fact you didn’t know I was carrying one should tell you something.”

Actually, she assumed he did…but didn’t think he wanted to use it on her. He had other needs.

So did she.

“I’m not an invalid, Rocco.” His eyes narrowed with the use of the name that wasn’t his. “And I’m not an idiot. If you wanted to hurt me, I would have sensed it before we left the bar.”

“You don’t know that.”

It was her time to look over the brim of her glasses. “Did you hurt me?”

“That’s not the point.”

She pushed her glasses higher, reached for the door of the car. “Yes, it is.”

The Book

Making It Right
The Most Likely To Series, Book Three
May 2017, First Edition
eBook & Print

Ranks & Awards

#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller
Amazon Editor’s Pick: Best Romance
(November 2020)
Amazon Kindle Bestseller


“Catherine Bybee did oh-so right by her fans with this stunning
conclusion. (As always!) … Highly recommended!”

“This book packs a punch, and I can’t recommend it enough!”

“Making it Right is another stand-out novel … With heart-tugging romance, chemistry off the charts, fully fleshed characters, and a mystery filled with twists and turns that kept me guessing until the very end…”

“Making it Right is an amazing story full of secrets, twists, and turns that will have you guessing and leaving your mind blown.”

“Another brilliant novel from Catherine Bybee.”

“I’ve loved all of the books in this series. The characters are funny, loyal, sexy, smart and fun. The dynamic between Mel, Zoe and Jo is something all women strive for.“

“Making It Right has sassy characters, a mystery that’ll keep you guessing, and a romance that’ll make you swoon. I adored this book.”

“Another five star from Catherine!”

“Making It Right was the perfect combination of romance and mystery that kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time I was reading.”

“Well-written as always, Bybee brings another great series to a satisfying close.”

“If you enjoy small-town romances, and if you like stories about women’s long-lasting friendships, the entire series is a winner.”

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