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New Release – Join the Club by Lani Lynn Vale

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Release Date: July 14

 


Image may contain: 1 person, beard and textThere are a few lessons one has to learn for themselves. Then there are the lessons that most people don’t have to learn because it’s just not done.
For instance, most people know instinctively that they shouldn’t crave the mother of their brother’s child.

 

Bourne Pena isn’t most men.

 

Bourne does everything he can to fight the attraction he feels for Delanie, but in the end, his refusal to go there almost ends up costing him his life.

 

***

 

Delanie Davidsdottir just wanted to forget. One night, she wanted to feel like a normal human being.

 

That one night changes her life and gives her a son that becomes her heart and soul. From that point forward, she does her level best to keep her head on straight and not make any more mistakes.

 

And falling for her child’s father’s twin brother—say that three times fast— would be a mistake. Not only is he Trouble with a capital T, he’s also a SWAT officer that puts his life on the line every single day.

 

She can’t take another loss like the one she suffered once before.

 

Then again, Delanie never encountered a man like Bourne Pena before, either.
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Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, to cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple meaning over twenty) chickens. 


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Review – Join the Club by Lani Lynn Vale

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Join the Club; SWAT Generation 2.0 #7 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Lani Lynn Vale

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I love this continuation of the Pena-Davidsdottir story. I knew several books ago when it was hinted that both brothers had a thing for the sisters and that there was a child in the mix between them that my inner drama-llama would love it and Vale did not disappoint!!

We got a glimpse of Bourne and Delanie in the last book (Joke’s On You) and because the Pena brothers and the Davidsdottir sisters are identical twins both stories do intersect at points. I would recommend reading the first book before this one, as I do feel that they blend well together more than any other book in this 2.0 generation. Yes, you could read Join the Club as a standalone, but I feel you would enjoy it more after having read Booth and Dillon’s book.

I love that both siblings have been in love with the opposite twin forever, but due to an evil, heinous mixup, that did result in a beautiful little boy, neither couple has really moved on. Bourne swears he will never encroach on Booth’s baby mama, Delanie. Even though Bourne’s been in Asa’s life since the very beginning, at his brother’s insistence, he gave up entering the military to be there for Delanie and Asa while Booth was deployed. Then Bourne gave up using his education degree when Booth returned home so they could be on the SWAT force together and certainly not last, he’s given up the one woman who makes his blood pump faster than anything, all in the name of his brother. Bourne feels like his life has been on hold forever, but he loves his family and he wouldn’t change a thing, well, maybe one thing and Delanie is the one thing he finally decides to take for himself.

Delanie has been in love with Bourne for forever. Yes, she has a baby with Booth but she was never in love with him. When Bourne finally makes a move, she is more than happy to jump on board, but eventually things get complicated and her worst fears may finally come true. She never factored in her domineering father, her growing business, and the complications of being with a brooding SWAT twin.

Will life with the Pena boys ever be easy?

Synopsis:

There are a few lessons one has to learn for themselves. Then there are the lessons that most people don’t have to learn because it’s just not done.

For instance, most people know instinctively that they shouldn’t crave the mother of their brother’s child.

Bourne Pena isn’t most men.

Bourne does everything he can to fight the attraction he feels for Delanie, but in the end, his refusal to go there almost ends up costing him his life.

***

Delanie Davidsdottir just wanted to forget. One night, she wanted to feel like a normal human being.

That one night changes her life and gives her a son that becomes her heart and soul. From that point forward, she does her level best to keep her head on straight and not make any more mistakes.

And falling for her child’s father’s twin brother—say that three times fast— would be a mistake. Not only is he Trouble with a capital T, he’s also a SWAT officer that puts his life on the line every single day.

She can’t take another loss like the one she suffered once before.

Then again, Delanie never encountered a man like Bourne Pena before, either.

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New Release – Somethin’ About That Boy by Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: June 23

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Banner Spurlock knew the moment that he walked into Kilgore High School and saw Perry Street that life was about to get interesting.

 

Forced to move due to a problem at home, a problem in the form of his ex-best friend hating him for something that Banner’s father did, Banner doesn’t think very much could improve in his life.

 

He left his status as king of Benton High School behind and moved to a new school where not only would he have to try out for a new football team and prove himself, but he’d also have to find a place for himself in the hierarchy.

 

 

Only, the moment that he arrives, he knows that finding a place for himself won’t be too hard. Especially when his reputation follows him all the way to Kilgore, Texas.

 

***

 

Perry Street hates school. She hates her peers—most of them anyway—and she hates her classes. All she wants to do is finish her senior year, graduate, and find a place that will give her a full scholarship so that she doesn’t have to be stuck here forever.

 

That’s her goal, anyway.

 

Then she walks into first period, on her first day of her senior year, and sits down. Seconds later, he walks in and changes every single plan she’s ever made.

 

It isn’t long before Perry starts to fall for the bad boy who doesn’t care who he does and doesn’t impress. The boy makes her heart flutter. The boy makes her want things that she’s never wanted before. Not ever.

 

The boy brings trouble with him that nearly kills her.

 

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Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, to cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple meaning over twenty) chickens. 


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New Release – Joke’s On You by Lani Lynn Vale

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Release Date: June 9

Booth Pena definitely didn’t make the smartest of decisions when he was a teenager.
At eighteen, he knocked a girl up and signed up for the military all in the same day—signing his life away in more ways than one. Fast forward six weeks and he’s in bootcamp learning that he’s going to be a father while also learning that not only is he going to be deployed, but it’s going to stay that way for a year.
There weren’t a lot of things that the baby’s mother and he saw eye to eye on after that. He honestly wasn’t sure why he even slept with her in the first place.
Okay, that last part is a lie. He knows exactly why he slept with her. Because the real woman he’s in love with, her twin sister, Dillan, won’t give him the time of day.
Five years later, and he still wants her.
Now he’s home for good, being the best father and police officer that he can be, and still he’s not good enough.
***
Dillan Davidsdottir hated Booth Pena. Immensely.
She hated him because he slept with her sister, then left. Granted, she knew that he hadn’t meant to leave like he did, unknowingly and unconsciously leaving his son behind, but that didn’t change the fact that he had.
Five years later, and she still dislikes him just as much now as she did when he chose the wrong sister to take to his bed.
Maybe if he’d chosen her, her heart wouldn’t be broken, and his wouldn’t be untouchable.
But when a SWAT officer sees his life flash before his eyes, and decides that enough is enough, what’s a girl to do?
Give in, that’s what.

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Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, to cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple meaning over twenty) chickens. 


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Review – Somethin’ About That Boy by Lani Lynn Vale

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Somethin’ About That Boy 
(An interconnecting standalone within a series)

by: Lani Lynn Vale

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Sigh…Sigh…Sigh…I’m in love with this high school romance. Vale’s books are always excellent and this story is no different. Somethin’ About That Boy is completely centered around high school students and interconnected within Vale’s previous series, but is a complete standalone.

Banner Spurlock is most recently related to Ford (you may remember him from Maybe Swearing Will Help), but while there are several interconnections to Vale’s past works sprinkled throughout this can be read as a complete standalone if this is your first time reading any of her books so don’t feel intimidated to jump in and enjoy.

My absolute favorite moments are when Banner and Perry are together in her room and it’s just the two of them connecting on a deeper level, falling in love…I was mush…pure mush. Both of them know deep down they have deep feelings and although it’s quick, they can’t deny how they feel. It’s sweet and I was smitten, yes, I admit I was full of smit!

Somethin’ About That Boy is the perfect blend of connecting characters of the past, especially for avid Vale readers, but for this new book, this younger world, it was also an introduction to new players and establishing a place for a new series. I’m really excited to jump into Kilgore with this new gang.

Banner is relocated to Kilgore his senior year of high school due to a bullying situation back in his hometown. On his first day of school Perry catches his eye and while she keeps her head down during the school day she lights up the volleyball court when she plays.

The only thing that could possibly mess up the connection Banner and Perry are building is when Banner’s bully follows him to Kilgore. It may involve more than just breaking their hearts, this time his bully could go too far.

Synopsis:

Banner Spurlock knew the moment that he walked into Kilgore High School and saw Perry Street that life was about to get interesting.

Forced to move due to a problem at home, a problem in the form of his ex-best friend hating him for something that Banner’s father did, Banner doesn’t think very much could improve in his life.

He left his status as king of Benton High School behind and moved to a new school where not only would he have to try out for a new football team and prove himself, but he’d also have to find a place for himself in the hierarchy.

Only, the moment that he arrives, he knows that finding a place for himself won’t be too hard. Especially when his reputation follows him all the way to Kilgore, Texas.

***

Perry Street hates school. She hates her peers—most of them anyway—and she hates her classes. All she wants to do is finish her senior year, graduate, and find a place that will give her a full scholarship so that she doesn’t have to be stuck here forever.

That’s her goal, anyway.

Then she walks into first period, on her first day of her senior year, and sits down. Seconds later, he walks in and changes every single plan she’s ever made.

It isn’t long before Perry starts to fall for the bad boy who doesn’t care who he does and doesn’t impress. The boy makes her heart flutter. The boy makes her want things that she’s never wanted before. Not ever.

The boy brings trouble with him that nearly kills her.

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Review – Joke’s On You by Lani Lynn Vale

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Joke’s On You; SWAT Generation 2.0 #6 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Lani Lynn Vale

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A return to Vale’s SWAT world with the fantastic added twist of crushes on the opposite identical twin (yes, plural because there are two sets) and the added problem of a cute five year old between the wrong couple. This is soap opera level twisted, but with Lani level storytelling, which makes it sooooooo good!

Boone Pena is the baby daddy to Dillan Davidsdottir’s sister, Delanie. Boone has had a crush on Dillan since the Davidsdottir sisters moved to town. It wasn’t intentional or even a mistake that Boone slept with Delanie (the wrong sister), you see Dillan is an identical twin and yes, he could tell which sister was which, but what happened was just a drunken mistake. However, it did give him his son and that is something that he would never take back or call a mistake, even if it did mess up his chances with Dillan.

While Delanie never harbored any feelings for Boone, Dillian certainly did. Years went by with those feelings stuffed down inside until one day they both realize that living without each other is just ridiculous. Even though their lives are complicated, she is the aunt to Boone’s son after all, it could still work if they make it work.

Joke’s On You is steamy, but certainly in the best way possible. Boone as a dad is super cute and I love having both families as twins. This overall is another wonderful addition to the SWAT series.

Synopsis:

Booth Pena definitely didn’t make the smartest of decisions when he was a teenager.

At eighteen, he knocked a girl up and signed up for the military all in the same day—signing his life away in more ways than one. Fast forward six weeks and he’s in boot camp learning that he’s going to be a father while also learning that not only is he going to be deployed, but it’s going to stay that way for a year.

There weren’t a lot of things that the baby’s mother and he saw eye to eye on after that. He honestly wasn’t sure why he even slept with her in the first place.

Okay, that last part is a lie. He knows exactly why he slept with her. Because the real woman he’s in love with, her twin sister, Dillan, won’t give him the time of day.

Five years later, and he still wants her.

Now he’s home for good, being the best father and police officer that he can be, and still he’s not good enough.

***

Dillan Davidsdottir hated Booth Pena. Immensely.

She hated him because he slept with her sister, then left. Granted, she knew that he hadn’t meant to leave like he did, unknowingly and unconsciously leaving his son behind, but that didn’t change the fact that he had.

Five years later, and she still dislikes him just as much now as she did when he chose the wrong sister to take to his bed.

Maybe if he’d chosen her, her heart wouldn’t be broken, and his wouldn’t be untouchable.

But when a SWAT officer sees his life flash before his eyes, and decides that enough is enough, what’s a girl to do?

Give in, that’s what.

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New Release – May Contain Wine by Lani Lynn Vale

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Release Date: May 12
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This is for charity. This is for fun. You are a professional. You can do it.


Those are the words that Calloway Alvarez chants to herself as she watches all the large men gather into the small room where she’ll be doing the interviews for her employer—Hero Magazine.

Honestly, she’s convinced herself that she can’t accomplish the task at hand.

That is until she hears his voice, and her head turns to see him standing there.

Louis Spurlock. Greek god. SWAT officer. Keeper of her secrets. Ultimate fantasy. Man who will break her heart.
***
Louis Spurlock has been playing nice.

He’s been biding his time, giving Calloway the space she thinks she needs.

But then he sees her taking photos of his friends in all states of undress, talking to them all as if they’re best friends, and that little thread of control he’d been managing to hold onto unravels.

Let’s change it up, she says. And the moment the words are out of her mouth, he’s stripping to his skivvies, and throwing out a challenge while he’s at it.

Calloway won’t know what hit her when he’s through playing.



But he does know one thing for sure. When it ends, she’ll be his.
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Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, to cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple meaning over twenty) chickens. 


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Review – May Contain Wine by Lani Lynn Vale

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May Contain Wine; SWAT Generation 2.0 #5 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Lani Lynn Vale

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I am such a sucker for second chance romances and Louis and Calloway were true perfection!

May Contain Wine is a second chance romance and part of the SWAT world. Louis and Calloway dated in high school, but Louis breaks up with Calloway before he deploys for the military. His only excuse being their distance and she still has a year left in school. It isn’t long after he dumps her that he regrets it, but Calloway doesn’t look back and doesn’t give him a second chance for years and years.

It is only through a happenstance that Louis is able to jump on the chance when Calloway opens the door that he is able to plow back into her life. One that he’s been waiting for since he made that mistake of letting her go years before.

May Contain Wine contains lots of moments with the SWAT members outside of work, so you really get to know the gang and whom they belong to or may have crushes on or pretend they don’t have crushes on. It’s a good book to read if you wanted to jump into the series and haven’t read any before and wanted to get to know the characters.

Louis and Calloway are completely adorable. He is a total sofie where she’s concerned and I loved that he was all in all the time knowing he’s  been waiting in the wings and frankly now he’s so done waiting. I really love everything about this story.

Synopsis:

This is for charity. This is for fun. You are a professional. You can do it.

Those are the words that Calloway Alvarez chants to herself as she watches all the large men gather into the small room where she’ll be doing the interviews for her employer—Hero Magazine.

Honestly, she’s convinced herself that she can’t accomplish the task at hand.

That is until she hears his voice, and her head turns to see him standing there.

Louis Spurlock. Greek god. SWAT officer. Keeper of her secrets. Ultimate fantasy. Man who will break her heart.
***
Louis Spurlock has been playing nice.

He’s been biding his time, giving Calloway the space she thinks she needs.

But then he sees her taking photos of his friends in all states of undress, talking to them all as if they’re best friends, and that little thread of control he’d been managing to hold onto unravels.

Let’s change it up, she says. And the moment the words are out of her mouth, he’s stripping to his skivvies, and throwing out a challenge while he’s at it.

Calloway won’t know what hit her when he’s through playing.

But he does know one thing for sure. When it ends, she’ll be his.

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New Release – Get Bucked by Lani Lynn Vale

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Release Date: April 21


Image may contain: one or more people, text and closeupDarby has always been ‘that’ guy.
The guy that no man, woman, or child wants around their loved one.
See, a long time ago he made some bad decisions. Those bad decisions have haunted him ever since. No matter what he does, people still see him as the town’s screw up. The boy that sold his soul to the Devil.
Years later, he’s turned himself around. Made amends and ultimately turned into a generally good guy. Only, it’s hard to act like a good guy when people still treat you like the old you, and not the new you.
Enter Waylynn Jennings.
Waylynn has watched Darby Valentine from afar for a very long time.
She’s witnessed the changes in him and knows the only reason he’s so mean is to protect the man that lies within. A battered, injured soul that deserves more than what he’s received. Even his own family takes him for granted.
She’s made it her new mission in life to prove to everyone that Darby isn’t the bad guy. That he’s a kind-hearted, sweet soul that’s just looking for a place to fit in.
Only, Darby is fairly sure that Waylynn is out to kill him, not help him. How else do you explain all the fights he’s having to break up on her behalf, or all the times he has to come to her rescue when she’s managed to put her cute little butt right in the middle of something where it shouldn’t be?

 

There’s obviously only one solution. He has to make her his. Then everyone will know not to mess with her. 
 
Darby Valentine protects what’s his. 

 

No matter what the cost.
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New Release – Ask Me If I Care by Lani Lynn Vale

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Release Date: April 14

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Ares saw him for the first time at a Kilgore Police Department benefit dinner. She’d gone with her dad as his plus one. Hayes Greer had gone by himself and brooded silently across the same table as her, drinking whiskey and not saying a word.
 
It only took that one time for her to become interested.
 
The next time she saw him, he was doing another benefit—but this one requiring a whole lot fewer clothes. And that was when she knew. She wanted him. Badly. But the morose Hayes was too busy thinking about his sins to see what was right in front of his face—Ares.
***
Hayes Greer knew the moment that he saw the feisty Ares Downy again that he should’ve stayed away. Maybe if he hadn’t done the stupid calendar, he wouldn’t be questioning every single woman’s intentions.
 
Maybe if he’d listened to that niggling feeling telling him to stay away, he would’ve been able to do his job a little better. But seeing her with a knife to her throat, in the middle of a building set to blow, made his usually well-wired brain start to malfunction.
 
Because nobody was allowed to touch her like that—only him. Nobody was allowed to scare her, either. Not and live to tell the tale.
 
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When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.
 
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Review – Get Bucked by Lani Lynn Vale

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Get Bucked; The Valentine Boys #4 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Lani Lynn Vale

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Get Bucked is a totally fun book to read. I dare you not to fall in love with Darby Valentine by the end of book, it is nearly impossible!!

Darby may have been troubled in his youth, honestly with happened to his family it is easy to understand, but the young man he has turned into is very easy to like. Graduating college, securing his own jobs, still working for his brothers, and helping out around town whenever he is asked. Darby has become a responsible adult and yet his family has a hard time letting go of the troubled kid he used to be. Even when Darby is hurting and angry he still won’t let those he loves down. He is seriously loyal which makes him impossible not to love.

Waylynn does not come from a large family and her upbringing, on the road with her father, wasn’t exactly stable, but like Darby, she too is fiercely loyal and has sass for days. The two of them are evenly matched which is initially why they butt heads and stay away from one another, but eventually their attraction becomes too much and their chemistry explodes. Waylynn is there for Darby when his family isn’t and she is the only one who seems to be in his corner letting him know how amazing he really is and when Waylynn eventually needs someone in her corner he is right there too.

Darby has to be my favorite Valentine and I’m really glad he is the final one to round out this series. You’ll love all the updates Lani has included if you’re a fan or if this is your first rodeo, you’ll have no trouble jumping in and enjoying the Valentine family.

Synopsis:

Darby has always been ‘that’ guy.
The guy that no man, woman, or child wants around their loved one.
See, a long time ago he made some bad decisions. Those bad decisions have haunted him ever since. No matter what he does, people still see him as the town’s screw up. The boy that sold his soul to the Devil.
Years later, he’s turned himself around. Made amends and ultimately turned into a generally good guy. Only, it’s hard to act like a good guy when people still treat you like the old you, and not the new you.
Enter Waylynn Jennings.
Waylynn has watched Darby Valentine from afar for a very long time.
She’s witnessed the changes in him and knows the only reason he’s so mean is to protect the man that lies within. A battered, injured soul that deserves more than what he’s received. Even his own family takes him for granted.
She’s made it her new mission in life to prove to everyone that Darby isn’t the bad guy. That he’s a kind-hearted, sweet soul that’s just looking for a place to fit in.
Only, Darby is fairly sure that Waylynn is out to kill him, not help him. How else do you explain all the fights he’s having to break up on her behalf, or all the times he has to come to her rescue when she’s managed to put her cute little butt right in the middle of something where it shouldn’t be?
There’s obviously only one solution. He has to make her his. Then everyone will know not to mess with her. Darby Valentine protects what’s his. No matter what the cost.

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Review – Ask Me If I Care by Lani Lynn Vale

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Ask Me If I Care; SWAT Generation 2.0 #4 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Lani Lynn Vale

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Review:

A slow burn romance that revolves around some very current, sensitive topics. Lani does a wonderful job of writing not just about the wounded military, but how to go about the healing process. There is an inner strength that glows from within her characters and that really shines through her writing.

Hayes Greer is a current member of SWAT dealing with his own PTSD. He believes he is too messed up to ever have a real relationship, but something about Ares Downey continues to pull him back to her. It becomes harder to keep the beautiful guidance counselor away especially when she looks behind his issues to the man underneath.

Ares is smitten, yes that seems delicate for the strong, brooding man, but she is surely taken with the quiet man from the moment she meets him. Her fascination thankfully isn’t one sided since she can’t stop thinking about him. When the case Hayes has been working on lands on her doorstep she is even more grateful that he pursued her for lots of reasons.

Ask Me If I Care is a perfect combination of catching up with SWAT characters, suspense, smexy times, and everything that makes reading Vale’s books fun.

Synopsis:

Ares saw him for the first time at a Kilgore Police Department benefit dinner. She’d gone with her dad as his plus one. Hayes Greer had gone by himself and brooded silently across the same table as her, drinking whiskey and not saying a word.

It only took that one time for her to become interested.

The next time she saw him, he was doing another benefit—but this one requiring a whole lot fewer clothes. And that was when she knew. She wanted him. Badly. But the morose Hayes was too busy thinking about his sins to see what was right in front of his face—Ares.

***

Hayes Greer knew the moment that he saw the feisty Ares Downy again that he should’ve stayed away. Maybe if he hadn’t done the stupid calendar, he wouldn’t be questioning every single woman’s intentions.

Maybe if he’d listened to that niggling feeling telling him to stay away, he would’ve been able to do his job a little better. But seeing her with a knife to her throat, in the middle of a building set to blow, made his usually well-wired brain start to malfunction.

Because nobody was allowed to touch her like that—only him. Nobody was allowed to scare her, either. Not and live to tell the tale.

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New Release – CHUTE YEAH by Lani Lynn Vale

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Image may contain: one or more people, people standing, hat and textCandy Ray Sunshine—Yes, that is my real name, thank you very much, Mom and Dad—knew two things.
 
One, she was going to work her butt off and open her very own coffee shop, even if she had to die doing it.
 
Two, Banks Valentine was the world’s worst ex-boyfriend in the history of ex-boyfriends. Even if they were only boyfriend and girlfriend for one evening. She wouldn’t sneeze on him even if he was on fire.
***
Banks Valentine also knew two things.
One, he was an immature jerk when he was in high school, and Candy Ray Sunshine probably could open a coffee shop if she put her mind to it. But he still thinks that she should shoot a little higher, anything that gets her the heck out of Kilgore, Texas.
Two, he likes riding bulls. It’s a dangerous job, and when he gets on the back of one of those thousand-pound death machines, he can finally feel his head clear enough that he can think.
***
Candy and Banks would never get along. Not after what he said, and definitely not after what she did.
 
Then again, neither one of them expected that night to end the way it did, either—the night that both of them refused to talk about the next morning.

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New Release – Maybe Swearing Will Help by Lani Lynn Vale

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Release Date: March 10 

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Ford Spurlock has known Ashe Trammel since they were babies.
 
He’s also done his level best to stay away from her because every time he gets to within five feet of her, they’re fighting like cats and dogs.
 
Ashe is the apple of her father’s eye. The motorcycle club princess that was never to be harmed in any way—or touched for that matter. And he’s always resented the fact that she could get away with things that he couldn’t. Things that she then blames on him and he always gets punished for.
 
Fast forward to adulthood, and Ashe is still off limits. Still driving him insane. Still…beautiful.
 
She never misses an opportunity to give him hell, either.
 
That has to be why he agrees to do a photoshoot for KPD SWAT that’ll benefit her charity even when he’d rather shoot himself in the foot with his duty weapon.
***
Ashe never thought he’d agree.
 
Honestly, she thought she’d ask him, he’d say no, and that’d be the end of it.
 
She never realized that she’d leave his photo up in her cubicle, and it’d be the last thing that she saw every night as she locked her office door.
 
When they were kids, Ford used to be that boy that threw dirt at her and pulled her hair.
 
Now, he’s the same Ford Spurlock, only a whole lot sexier. And a lot harder to say no to.
 
When he challenges her to one date, she has no other recourse but to agree.
 
What she didn’t agree to was falling in love with Mr. March. Or wanting to give him everything she had to give.
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New Release – Crazy Heifer by Lani Lynn Vale

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The Valentine Boys #2
Release Date: February 25
 
I fell in love with his rope skills. I stayed because somehow he took hold of my heart and made it his.
Callum Valentine didn’t mean to eavesdrop. Then again? When a man is calling a woman fat right in front of your table, it’s kind of hard not to intervene. Especially when the town’s most beautiful creature ever is the one being called fat.
Desi just wants to be left alone. After an ugly divorce, she thinks she’s in the clear. Then her ex takes it upon himself to continue to make her life miserable, giving Desi no choice but to take it or leave.
In fact, her bags were nearly all the way packed when Callum poked his nose into the most embarrassing spectacle the town of Kilgore has ever witnessed. The moment he declares her his and off limits, everything changes—and definitely not for the better.
As if things couldn’t get worse than being called a pitiful, fat heifer in front of the hottest man she’s ever seen, Callum has to go and say that she’s his, and they have to play a game that she’s not quite sure she wants to be playing.
But before her eyes, things change. And suddenly the rules of the game aren’t clear. And they’re crossing boundaries neither one of them see coming.

 

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Review – Maybe Swearing Will Help by Lani Lynn Vale

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Maybe Swearing Will Help; KPD Swat Generation 2.0 #3 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Lani Lynn Vale

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Review:

Maybe Swearing Will Help is smexy, funny, and sweetly emotional (seriously I cannot stop thinking about the two of them).

I fell in love with Ford and Ashe. The constant frenemy push and pull that they’ve had their entire lives is intoxicating to read and I couldn’t put it down. I had to know what trouble they got into in their youth and then see what steamy emotions they were going to incite in each other as adults. It was all so, so good.

Luckily we didn’t have to wait long to get to the smexy times with these two because whew!!! Ford and Ashe deliver passionate hate-love sex and then we get a delicious story where they both have to come to grips with their frenemy status. This is my favorite SWAT 2.0 story yet.

Hints of what is coming next along with past characters popping in always makes Lani’s stories feel like coming home.

Synopsis:

Ford Spurlock has known Ashe Trammel since they were babies.

He’s also done his level best to stay away from her because every time he gets to within five feet of her, they’re fighting like cats and dogs.

Ashe is the apple of her father’s eye. The motorcycle club princess that was never to be harmed in any way—or touched for that matter. And he’s always resented the fact that she could get away with things that he couldn’t. Things that she then blames on him and he always gets punished for.

Fast forward to adulthood, and Ashe is still off limits. Still driving him insane. Still…beautiful.

She never misses an opportunity to give him hell, either.

That has to be why he agrees to do a photoshoot for KPD SWAT that’ll benefit her charity even when he’d rather shoot himself in the foot with his duty weapon.

***

Ashe never thought he’d agree.

Honestly, she thought she’d ask him, he’d say no, and that’d be the end of it.

She never realized that she’d leave his photo up in her cubicle, and it’d be the last thing that she saw every night as she locked her office door.

When they were kids, Ford used to be that boy that threw dirt at her and pulled her hair.

Now, he’s the same Ford Spurlock, only a whole lot sexier. And a lot harder to say no to.

When he challenges her to one date, she has no other recourse but to agree.

What she didn’t agree to was falling in love with Mr. March. Or wanting to give him everything she had to give.

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New Release – FRIES BEFORE GUYS by Lani Lynn Vale

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Sometimes people come into a person’s life and make their heart skip a beat.
 Those people are called cops.
Well, one cop in particular.
A SWAT officer for the Kilgore Police Department, to be specific.
The first time Avery Flynn saw Derek Roberts, she was photographing him for the first annual Kilgore Police Department SWAT calendar. He was leaned back in his squad car, shirtless, and giving her a smile that was completely between them. A smile that hinted at what he wanted to do to her later.
When she scrounges up the courage to ask him out after the photoshoot, he laughs in her face.
Well, screw you, too, Mr. February.

 

***

 

Derek Roberts never really paid attention to the photographer.
She was a mousy girl who dressed like a twelve-year-old girl. Her tight leggings, extra baggy Star Trek t-shirt denoting her a Klingon captain, and her surprisingly clean Chucks didn’t leave much of an impression.
Now, the outfit that she was in weeks after he rebuffed her? Yeah, now that caught his attention.
Too bad that happens when he’s trying to save her from what’s sure to be death thanks to an unhinged native Texan who’s convinced she was the reason he lost his last chance at a million dollars.
When he tries to save her, she tells him she’d rather take a cattle prod to the forehead than go anywhere with him.
Challenge. Accepted
 
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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. 
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Review – Crazy Heifer by Lani Lynn Vale

Crazy Heifer (The Valentine Boys Book 2) by [Vale, Lani Lynn]

Crazy Heifer; The Valentine Boys #2 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Lani Lynn Vale

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Review:

This was my first chance to meet the Valentine family as I’m still catching up with all of Lani’s books, but I was delighted to meet them in Crazy Heifer and look forward to reading more about the rest of the family in future books.

I had no trouble jumping right into the big family and whether you’ve read about them before or are joining them now, you will discover they have quite a background, but their family history does not checker their future. The Valentines are a solid family and fun to read. I really adored getting to know this big family and the new additions to the Kilgore world.

Callum and Desi may not have grown up together, but when Callum Valentine sets his sights on Desi he quickly knows what he wants and becomes addicted to her. She is exactly his type of woman, a curvy redhead. When he spots her sitting alone in a restaurant he notices her getting harrased. He doesn’t hesitate to come to her rescue and the rest, as they say, is history.

Desi hasn’t been free from her ex for long, but he doesn’t seem to want to leave her alone. Turning up over and over he likes to harass her, but when the sexy Callum Valentine helps her out she finds it hard to say no. Especially when he continues to show up to help her out over and over. Is this fate stepping in and should she listen?

I love that Callum respects Desi enough to never put her down when she still wants to workout and eat healthy things, but he also lets his own opinions be known that he loves a full figured woman, but will appreciate her at any size. He never disrespects her and really appreciates her own need to tone up and want to be healthy to feel better about herself. Together they communicate which is the heart of any relationship. Their relationship grows from some of these seemingly basic things, but I love it.

There is a lot of Valentine family, which is my first interaction with them, along with sprinklings of other characters that have or will come along in other books.

Synopsis:

I fell in love with his rope skills. I stayed because somehow he took hold of my heart and made it his.

Callum Valentine didn’t mean to eavesdrop. Then again? When a man is calling a woman fat right in front of your table, it’s kind of hard not to intervene. Especially when the town’s most beautiful creature ever is the one being called fat.

Desi just wants to be left alone. After an ugly divorce, she thinks she’s in the clear. Then her ex takes it upon himself to continue to make her life miserable, giving Desi no choice but to take it or leave.

In fact, her bags were nearly all the way packed when Callum poked his nose into the most embarrassing spectacle the town of Kilgore has ever witnessed. The moment he declares her his and off limits, everything changes—and definitely not for the better.

As if things couldn’t get worse than being called a pitiful, fat heifer in front of the hottest man she’s ever seen, Callum has to go and say that she’s his, and they have to play a game that she’s not quite sure she wants to be playing.

But before her eyes, things change. And suddenly the rules of the game aren’t clear. And they’re crossing boundaries neither one of them see coming.

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Review – Fries Before Guys by Lani Lynn Vale

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Fries Before Guys; KPD Swat Generation 2.0 #2 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Lani Lynn Vale

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Review:

The most emotional SWAT book to date. I shed so many tears throughout this entire slow burn, age-gap romance.

Avery seriously cannot catch a break. We find that she has lost both of her parents, she’s bullied at school, she’s about to lose her home, and her car is on its last leg. That is just to name a few of things that are going wrong in her life. One of the few things that bring her joy is her photography and the one man she enjoyed taking pictures of, Derek Roberts. It’s too bad he constantly reminds her that he’s too old for her. She will just have to daydream about him, sort of like the rest of her horrible life being different than it really is.

Once Derek meets Avery he can’t seem to stay away from her. The world seems to keep putting her right into his path. He knows he shouldn’t desire someone so young, but he can’t seem to help himself. When he finds out that she’s being abused at school, she’s about to lose her home, and basically that her life is just horrible, Derek seems to find himself by her side even more. She becomes his obsession. One he wants to make a fixture in his life.

Avery’s story will break your heart, it certainly broke mine. For a girl so young to experience so much loss and yet she keeps getting right back up and fighting is extraordinary to read. Derek is the perfect man to be by her side through the hard hitting days, but also the woman he needs to settle his soul.

Synopsis:

Sometimes people come into a person’s life and make their heart skip a beat.

Those people are called cops.

Well, one cop in particular.

A SWAT officer for the Kilgore Police Department, to be specific.

The first time Avery Flynn saw Derek Roberts, she was photographing him for the first annual Kilgore Police Department SWAT calendar. He was leaned back in his squad car, shirtless, and giving her a smile that was completely between them. A smile that hinted at what he wanted to do to her later.

When she scrounges up the courage to ask him out after the photoshoot, he laughs in her face.

Well, screw you, too, Mr. February.

***

Derek Roberts never really paid attention to the photographer.

She was a mousy girl who dressed like a twelve-year-old girl. Her tight leggings, extra baggy Star Trek t-shirt denoting her a Klingon captain, and her surprisingly clean Chucks didn’t leave much of an impression.

Now, the outfit that she was in weeks after he rebuffed her? Yeah, now that caught his attention.

Too bad that happens when he’s trying to save her from what’s sure to be death thanks to an unhinged native Texan who’s convinced she was the reason he lost his last chance at a million dollars.

When he tries to save her, she tells him she’d rather take a cattle prod to the forehead than go anywhere with him.

Challenge. Accepted.

 

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New Release – Just Kidding by Lani Lynn Vale

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Let’s do a calendar, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.
Well, they—i.e. Kilgore Police Department’s public relations specialists—were wrong.
Now, every time Dax Tremaine walks around a corner, the women of Kilgore, Texas can’t help calling him Mr. January.
Mr. January, can you fix my flat tire? Mr. January, can you cuff me? Mr. January, can you sign my boob?
It goes from bad to worse when even on a SWAT call, the women won’t stay away.
***
It was the worst time of her life. Rowen Roberts had finally admitted to herself that the man she loved would never love her back. She was just fired from her job for violating client confidentiality, and to make matters worse, she’s held up at gunpoint in a convenience store where she only wanted some ice cream to help mask the pain.
The moment the gun is pressed to her forehead, she knows she has a decision to make. Follow the rules and maybe possibly live, or go down swinging where at least she can salvage just a little bit of her dignity.
And when Mr. January himself tells her to do what the gunman says, she’s had enough. Rowen has never really been a girl that does what she’s told. Mr. January won’t have to save her. She can dang well save herself.
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Review – Just Kidding by Lani Lynn Vale

Just Kidding; SWAT Generation 2.0 #1 (Series)
by Lani Lynn Vale (Author)

This review is from: December 27, 2019 By Kay Daniels
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥

A new generation of SWAT is here! Just Kidding is a slow burn romance, filled with lots of supportive characters, and a story with twists and turns.

Rowan Roberts is the daughter to the SWAT chief and sister to a SWAT team member as well, so she is no stranger to this world. When she moves back to Kilgore after being bullied by an ex-coworker her life changes for the better when she runs into Dax Tremaine, a member of SWAT, who not only gives her a reference for a job, but also becomes her new neighbor. Her life is definitely looking up, that is until the bully who ruined her life shows back up.

Dax was burned by an ex-girlfriend a long time ago so he doesn’t trust very easily, but something about Rowan speaks to him. Even though she’s the little sister of his teammate and probably even more so that she’s the daughter of his boss he should probably stay away, but he just can’t. Their easy friendship blossoms into something more and he’s not about to stop the freefall from happening.

Dax and Rowan’s chemistry builds and builds until it finally sizzles and they can’t stay away from each other. Even as they come upon obstacles they stick together and overcome them as a team. I also love that they don’t let others come between them and that their family, whether by blood or team members, are always at the forefront.

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New Release – If You Say So by Lani Lynn Vale

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Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III and Francesca Leandra Solomon were meant to be. They were so in love that everybody prayed for what they had.
Everything was glorious. They would get married, have children and live a perfect life. She would be a doctor in the emergency room once she finished her doctorate, and he would be a badass Navy SEAL and save people for a living. 
But then Luca is deployed across the world, and per military regulations, Frankie isn’t allowed to follow.
They’ve overcome a lot in their short relationship, and they can overcome this, too. Two years was a piece of cake. She’d finish her schooling and wait for him. And when he finally returned home, they would marry.
But two months into Luca’s deployment, the unthinkable happens, and Frankie is left alone and heartbroken, knowing that she’ll have to face the rest of life without Luca at her side.
***
Fast forward two years, and Frankie is exactly where her fiancé’s father left her, in a pit of despair that she has no hope of ever finding her way out of.
She lives life one second at a time, depressed and alone, hoping tomorrow won’t hurt like today.
She finds a job, moves, and hopes that the nightmares won’t swallow her whole.
But just as she thinks that she’s getting better, one of her nightmares walks through the doors of her ER, and that nightmare has a name.
Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III. In the flesh.
Also healthy and whole, and definitely no longer missing.
Sadly, it only takes her a half a second to realize that the man that left her isn’t the same man that returned.
The old one wanted her. The new one? Well, he’s definitely not interested anymore.


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Review – If You Say So by Lani Lynn Vale

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If You Say So; KPD Motorcycle Patrol #6 (Series)
by Lani Lynn Vale (Author)

This review is from: October 21, 2019 By Kay Daniels
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

Lani Lynn Vale has done it again!! If You Say So wasn’t anything I expected, it was so much more!

Luca Maldonado left behind his new engaged fiancé, Francesca “Frankie” Solomon to head overseas with his best friend Malaki for a Navy SEALs mission. Two years would go in a blink, but two years actually became a nightmare.

Two long years passed. Two years in which the the men disappeared. Two years in which Frankie never gave up hope. Two years where Frankie prayed for Luca to return home, but instead of Luca a different man returned.

The man who returned had no memory of his previous life. The man who returned didn’t feel comfortable with his own name, in his own clothes, living what was supposed to be his previous life. Perhaps he’s not the man he’s supposed to be, but who does that make him? He has no clue, that is until he sees Frankie Solomon that he actually feels something, but the problem is, should he actually want her? His new name says no, his heart says yes.

If You Say So is touching and emotional. I love how Lani writes military vets with deep emotional depth. Her books hit me in the solar plexus every single time.

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We have the next 3 covers in the SWAT Generation 2.0 series by USA Today bestseller Lani Lynn Vale for you today and they are AMAZING! Ask Me If I Care, May Contain Wine and Jokes On You will all be out Spring of 2020
 
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ASK ME IF I CARE
SWAT Generation 2.0 Book 4
Release Day – April 14th,
2020
Ares saw him for the first time at a Kilgore Police Department benefit dinner. She’d gone with her dad as his plus one. Hayes Greer had gone by himself and brooded silently across the same table as her, drinking whiskey and not saying a word.
It only took that one time for her to become interested.
The next time she saw him, he was doing another benefit—but
this one requiring a whole lot fewer clothes. And that was when she knew. She wanted him. Badly. But the morose Hayes was too busy thinking about his sins to see what was right in front of his face—Ares.
***
Hayes Greer knew the moment that he saw the feisty Ares
Downy again that he should’ve stayed away. Maybe if he hadn’t done the stupid calendar, he wouldn’t be questioning every single woman’s intentions.
Maybe if he’d listened to that niggling feeling telling him
to stay away, he would’ve been able to do his job a little better. But seeing her with a knife to her throat, in the middle of a building set to blow, made his usually well-wired brain start to malfunction.
Because nobody was allowed to touch her like that—only him.
Nobody was allowed to scare her, either. Not and live to tell the tale.
 
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MAY CONTAIN WINE
SWAT Generation 2.0 Book 5
Release Day – May 12, 2020
This is for charity. This is for fun. You are a professional. You can do it.
Those are the words that Calloway Alvarez chants to herself as she watches all the large men gather into the small room where she’ll be doing the interviews for her employer—Hero Magazine.
Honestly, she’s convinced herself that she can’t accomplish the task at hand.
That is until she hears his voice, and her head turns to see him standing there.
Louis Spurlock. Greek god. SWAT officer. Keeper of her secrets. Ultimate fantasy. Man who will break her heart.
***
Louis Spurlock has been playing nice.
He’s been biding his time, giving Calloway the space she thinks she needs.
But then he sees her taking photos of his friends in all states of dress, talking to them all as if they’re best friends, and that little thread of control he’d been managing to hold onto unravels.
Let’s change it up, she says. And the moment the words are out of her mouth, he’s stripping to his skivvies, and throwing out a challenge while he’s at it.
Calloway won’t know what hit her when he’s through playing.
But he does know one thing for sure. When it ends, she’ll be his.
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JOKES ON YOU
SWAT Generation 2.0 Book 5
Release Day – June 09, 2020
Booth Pena definitely didn’t make the smartest of decisions when he was a teenager.
At eighteen, he knocked a girl up and signed up for the military all in the same day—signing his life away in more ways than one. Fast forward six weeks and he’s in bootcamp learning that he’s going to be a father
while also learning that not only is he going to be deployed, but it’s going to stay that way for a year.
There weren’t a lot of things that the baby’s mother and he
saw eye to eye on after that. He honestly wasn’t sure why he even slept with her in the first place.
Okay, that last part is a lie. He knows exactly why he slept
with her. Because the real woman he’s in love with, her twin sister, Dillan, won’t give him the time of day.
Five years later, and he still wants her.
Now he’s home for good, being the best father and police
officer that he can be, and still he’s not good enough.
***
Dillan Davidsdottir hated Booth Pena. Immensely.
She hated him because he slept with her sister, then left.
Granted, she knew that he hadn’t meant to leave like he did, unknowingly and unconsciously leaving his daughter behind, but that didn’t change the fact that he had.
Five years later, and she still dislikes him just as much
now as she did when he chose the wrong sister to take to his bed.
Maybe if he’d chosen her, her heart wouldn’t be broken, and
his wouldn’t be untouchable.
But when a SWAT officer sees his life flash before his eyes,
and decides that enough is enough, what’s a girl to do?

Give in, that’s what.

 
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ABOUT
THE AUTHOR
Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.
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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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➜ GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/Lani_Lynn_Vale

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New Release – Make Me by Lani Lynn Vale

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Royal St. James got her name when she was born. Not because her mother loved her royally, but because Royal was a giant pain in the ass.
She’s spent her entire life fighting to live, and the last thing she needs is to deal with some pretty-boy police officer who wouldn’t know a hardship if it
came up and bit him in the…you know.
 
Justice Rector wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
He was raised to work hard and always fight for what he believed in. His father was a cop, and ever since he could remember, he wanted to be one, too.
 
It was a complete coincidence that he ends up going undercover and meeting Royal St. James. It was just one day, a single moment in time. All routine.
 
Just do the buy, make the bust, and get out. But Royal St. James, aptly named, screws everything up. Royally.

All of a sudden, he has a decision to make: blow his cover and save the girl, or save himself.

Of course, he does the most stupid thing possible.

By saving the girl who most assuredly did not want to be saved.

 
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Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.
 
 
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Review – Make Me by Lani Lynn Vale

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Make Me; KPD Motorcycle Patrol #4 (Series)
by Lani Lynn Vale (Author)

This review is from: September 5, 2019 By Kay Daniels
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥

Make Me can be read as a standalone within the KPD series. This is the second book I’ve read by Lani Lynn Vale and both times I’ve enjoyed the ride she took me on. She knows how to combine suspense, emotions, and sultry-steamy bedroom times all into one very good book.

Justice Rector is working undercover for the police department. His objective is to bring down the corruption on Eleventh Street, which all comes down to one man, Marcus Gomez. His operation was going fine until one feisty redhead gets involved, royally screwing up his plans.

Royal St. James works in a shop down on Eleventh Street and she doesn’t like the corruption anymore than the next person, but when her brother gets beaten to within an inch of his life she gets angry and goes looking for answers. This leads her to Justice which also leads her to trouble.

Soon Royal and Justice have to work together to get Marcus’ trail off of her, what it also does is push them both together and ignite a chemistry that is explosive.

Is it possible to clean up Eleventh Street and fall in love at the same time? Anything’s possible under the watch of the KPD.

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Cover Reveal – SWAT Generation 2.0 – Lani Lynn Vale

Just Kidding, Book 1, SWAT Generation 2.0 Series    Release Day – Jan 7, 2020

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Let’s do a calendar, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.
Well, they—i.e. Kilgore Police Department’s public relations specialists—were wrong.
Now, every time Dax Tremaine walks around a corner, the women of Kilgore, Texas can’t help calling him Mr. January.
Mr. January, can you fix my flat tire? Mr. January, can you cuff me? Mr. January, can you sign my boob?
It goes from bad to worse when even on a SWAT call, the women won’t stay away.
***
It was the worst time of her life. Rowen Roberts had finally admitted to herself that the man she loved would never love her back. She was just fired from her job for violating client confidentiality, and to make matters worse, she’s held up at gunpoint in a convenience store where she only wanted some ice cream to help mask the pain.
The moment the gun is pressed to her forehead, she knows she has a decision to make. Follow the rules and maybe possibly live, or go down swinging where at least she can salvage just a little bit of her dignity.
And when Mr. January himself tells her to do what the gunman says, she’s had enough. Rowen has never really been a girl that does what she’s told. Mr. January won’t have to save her. She can dang well save herself.


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Fries Before Guys, Book 2, SWAT Generation 2.0 Series     Release Day – February 11, 2020

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Sometimes people come into a person’s life and make their heart skip a beat. Those people are called cops. Well, one cop in particular. A SWAT officer for the Kilgore Police Department calendar. He was leaned back in his squad car, shirtless, and giving her a smile that was completely between them. A smile that hinted at what he wanted to do to her late. When she scrounges up the courage to ask him out after the photoshoot, he laughs in her face. Well, screw you, too, Mr. February.

***
Derek Roberts never really paid attention to the photographer. She was a mousy girl who dressed like a twelve-year-old girl. Her tight leggings, extra baggy Star Trek t-shirt denoting her a Klingon captain, and her surprisingly clean chucks didn’t leave much of an impression. Now, the outfit that she was in weeks after he rebuffed her. Yeah, now that caught his attention. Too bad that happens when he’s trying to save her from what’s sure to be death thanks to an unhinged native Texan who’s convinced she was the reason he lost his last chance at a million dollars. When he tries to save her, she tells him she’d rather take a cattle prod to the forehead than go anywhere with him. 
Challenge. Accepted. 
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Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, to cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple meaning over twenty) chickens. She hails from the Great State of Texas. When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
 
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New Release – I’d Rather Not by Lani Lynn Vale

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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 bed 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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Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple meaning over twenty) chickens. She hails from the Great State of Texas.
 
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading. 
 

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Review – I’d Rather Not by Lani Lynn Vale

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I’d Rather Not; KPD Motorcycle Patrol #3 (Series)
by Lani Lynn Vale (Author)

This review is from: July 26, 2019 By Kay Daniels
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

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!

Each chapter began with a quirky quote or funny text. I adored them to the point that I was sending them to my daughter so we could chuckle over them together. Even at the roughest moments or steamiest times, those quotes made me laugh and most of them I had to take a moment to share before I continued reading. This is the first book I’ve read by Lani and I enjoyed it so much, I know it won’t be my last.

I’d Rather Not is a heartwarming story about a soldier and his best friends sister falling in love under the most unique of circumstances. I enjoyed everything about this book and I hope you do too.

Oakley Spurlock was in desperate need of a kidney. Her family wasn’t a match and she was on limited time. Her family, in a desperate attempt to save her life, put word out online seeking a willing donor to donate one of their kidneys and that was how Pace ended up seeing a familiar face.

Pace Vineyard is a soldier who has already fought back from severe injuries when an explosion took both of his legs, but he was a fighter and the loss of his lower limbs didn’t keep a man like him down.  He’d been deployed with Oakley’s brother, Ford when the accident happened. He knew of her, but had never met her in person. In his heart he knew the right thing to do, he just hoped he was a match.

“I knew from the moment that I met you that I was put on this Earth to change your life.”

When the doctors informed Oakley that someone had stepped up, that a match donor had been found, she was thrilled and thankful. The Spurlocks soon considered Pace one of the family and the instant connection that Oakley and Pace felt upon meeting was mutual. They shared a connection that only grew with time and a passion that boiled as they grew to know one another.

“I stared at the man that was quickly beginning to steal every single piece of my heart. One slow second at a time.”

If you believe in fate, this story will move you and make you fall in love with the power of these two people who overcame all obstacles. Oakley and Pace along with their entire family are so endearing you will love reading this book.

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