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2019 Goals – Monthly Author Feature – Lani Lynn Vale

2019 Goals. Happy September!! Fall and everything pumpkin flavored is fast upon us. I hope you have been enjoying summer because it is coming to a close for 2019. As much as I love pumpkins and pumpkin flavored things, I’m not exactly a fan of the cooler temperatures that I know are right around the corner.

This will mean an end to long summer nights basking in the warm summer sun while squeezing in my reading until the sunlight fades. Soon all my reading will take place inside most likely under a warm blanket. Sigh…

There were a lot of new summer releases in 2019. So many in fact I wasn’t able to squeeze them all in and basically why I’m so late with posting last months goal. I have so many books currently sitting on my TBR pile, since finding and reading new authors means I have to buy their past books. I just need more hours in the day so I can tackle that pile.

As always, if you’ve missed the past few months, where I not only launched into my journey of 2019 goals, but also highlighted other amazing authors, please check them out by clicking on the links below.

2019 Goals – Monthly Author Feature – L.J. Shen

2019 Goals – Monthly Author Feature – Kandi Steiner

2019 Goals – Monthly Author Feature – Charity Ferrell

2019 Goals – Monthly Author Feature – Amy Andrews

2019 Goals – Monthly Author Feature – Miranda Elaine

2019 Goals – Monthly Author Feature – Kristin Harte

2019 Goals – Monthly Author Feature – Lila Monroe

Now—Welcome to August!!

Lani Lynn Vale was another author, like many of the others listed above, that checked off numerous boxes on what I love when reading; suspense, wittiness, great chemistry, emotional empathy, basically the gamet of feels when I’m reading a story. I want to be immersed and along for the ride.  In I’d Rather Not, we meet a dying woman who needs an organ transplant and a soldier who has been given a second chance at life willing to give up his kidney to save her. This story had it all and touched me on every level.

Lani Lynn Vale – and I’d Rather Not

I'd Rather Not (KPD Motorcycle Patrol Book 3) by [Vale, Lani Lynn]

I’d Rather Not blew all my expectations away!! It contained all the feels. It went from emotional to funny to steamy hot to suspenseful. I’d Rather Not has everything plus so much heart, it’s a fantastic read!” ~Read the rest of Kay’s Review: I’d Rather Not

Oakley Spurlock is dying.
She only has weeks to live thanks to a freak infection that totally and completely destroyed her kidneys.
Despite her family’s desperation, not a single one of them is a match.
In a last-ditch attempt, Oakley’s father takes to social media to beg for help to save his daughter’s life.
Pace Vineyard is lost. So lost, in fact, that he’s not sure he wants to be found.
But then a beautiful woman’s face is splashed across social media, and Pace finds a spark in his soul for the first time since a bomb went off beside him.
He’s already missing two legs. What’s one more kidney?
At least, that’s what he tells himself.
What he doesn’t expect is to give his heart to the woman, too. Or for the woman to run away with it and force him to follow.

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About Lani Lynn Vale

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Lani Lynn Vale is married to the love of her life that she met in high school. She fell in love with him because he was wearing baseball pants. Ten years later they have three perfectly crazy children and a cat named Demon who likes to wake her up at ungodly times in the night. They live in the greatest state in the world, Texas. She writes contemporary and romantic suspense, and has a love for all things romance. You can find Lani in front of her computer writing away in her fictional characters world…that is until her husband and kids demand sustenance in the form of food and drink.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance

Review – Crazy Rich Cajuns by Erin Nicholas

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Crazy Rich Cajuns; Boys of the Bayou #4 (Series)
by Erin Nicholas (Author)

This review is from: September 21, 2019 By Kay Daniels
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Kennedy and Bennett had fantastic chemistry that burned right off the pages. I thoroughly enjoyed watching them go head to head in this enemies to lovers romance.

Bennett Baxter is in love with everything Bayou. That includes the swampy water, the alligators, the sticky hot weather, and especially Kennedy Landry. From the moment he laid eyes on the sassy, dressed all in black, says exactly what’s on her mind woman, he is hooked. He is so sure she is the one for him, even though most of their conversations are over the phone and mostly antagonistic in nature, something in his gut says she is “the one”. He invites, or more like insists, she comes along for a weekend at his parents home in Savannah, GA so #1; they could meet her, and #2; so he could get some one on one time with her, and #3; so his parents could see that his time spent in Louisiana isn’t just play time, he means business. What he doesn’t account for is for his sassy, brazen woman to stir up feelings he wasn’t prepared to feel.

Kennedy Landry is a self assured, confident, sassy woman surrounded by more manly men than she can shake a stick at. She has always assumed her preference in male companionship is a man who could change a tire, fix an engine, and still come home to please her at night. But the moment Bennett Baxter walked into her life he threw those expectations right out the window and her life into a tailspin. She now doesn’t know left from right and she isn’t entirely sure how to feel about it. With Bennett’s shiny shoes, nerdy glasses, and power ties she can’t help her attraction to the man who also gets her back hairs up. She shouldn’t want to like him as much as she does, so she decides to go with him to Georgia to finally get the man out of her system. A weekend away in his world should do the trick, she just didn’t account for enjoying it as much as she does.

Bennett and Kennedy seem like polar opposites, but they are also very similar. It isn’t until they are tucked away in another state away from the hustle and familiar that they really find each other and learn how they fit together.

Crazy Rich Cajuns is a warm, enlightening, and full of heat addition to the Boys of Bayou series. I love the close family and togetherness that these stories bring, along with having a passion for what you believe in. It really shines through in this book and Kennedy is the perfect person to bring that passion for the bayou spirit forth.

If you haven’t started the series yet what are you waiting for, you will love them all!!

★·.·´¯`·.·★ Crazy Rich Cajuns is coming September 30th! ★·.·´¯`·.·★

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