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review 2018-07-09 16:41
Book Review: What The Hail (Hail Raisers #4) By Lani Lynn Vale
What The Hail - Lani Lynn Vale

 

I liked this book more than I was expecting to. Though the events of this novel seem like coincidence after miraculously dangerous events on repeat. Overall, it was a straightforward story with nods to past and future storylines in this series.

 

Baylor was protective and sweet but had a mean side when dealing with infuriating situations that required a heavier hand. Though the cover threw me off and I still haven't gotten over it. The way he's described doesn't reflect in the eyes of the cover model, in my opinion. It was one of the reasons why it took me so long to read this novel.

 

Lark's situation broke my heart. She was set up from the beginning to fail and not have a chance at an actual life without her knowledge. It hurts to know that her situation isn't uncommon around the world and that not everybody finds help in time. I liked Lark's personality. She's introverted and isn't the most easygoing person you'll meet, but she'll help friends in any way she can even though she may not be open about how she feels most of the time.

 

This was a good novel! It started off slow and built up into something worthwhile. I was expecting a different kind of conclusion (based on a few other novels I've read by this author), but I was pleasantly surprised with this ending.

 

Favorite Quotes:

 

"I learned to protect myself the only way I knew how. By walking away."


"I love sarcasm. It's like punching people in the face with your words."


"You can't blame yourself for other peoples sins [...]. I've tried. It doesn't turn out well."

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review 2018-06-16 00:00
Oh, My Dragon
Oh, My Dragon - Lani Lynn Vale Oh, My Dragon - Lani Lynn Vale


Oh, My Dragon is book 3 in the series and while it focuses on a different couple, I really think you need to read them in order. Wink, the heroine, is a cute character (despite her utterly dumb name). She mistakes Ian for a killer and begins to run from the scene when he stops her. Their initial touch starts the mating. Of course, Wink has no idea what is going on or why she has a new tattoo that she doesn't ever remember getting.

Ian is a side character in the previous 2 books and is seen as dangerous and brooding. Getting to see Ian fall in love was really enjoyable. His backstory is one to pull on your heart strings for sure, so it made it all the more sweet to see him find love with Wink. However, you get plenty of humor too. I think what I always enjoy about Vale's books is that there is lots of slapstick type comedy in them so nothing gets TOO heavy. Also, the sex between these two is probably the hottest of all 3 stories. Holy Moly!

Pharaoh becomes a key player in this book. He has always been a narcissistic pain in the ass, but his role in the plot to Oh, My Dragon brings more depth to his character.

As usually, Mason Lloyd and Kendall Taylor do a great job. I was not thrilled with the accent for Jean Luc though....I'm hoping if that character gets his own book the accent will be better.

 
  • POV: dual 1st
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: fated mates
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: series
  • Cliffhanger: no
  • HEA: yes




Alpha heroes and insta-love like the Until Series by Aurora Rose Reynolds, The Ice Planet Barbarians series by Ruby Dixon, Bewitched and Bewildered series by Alanea Alder...then you will probably like Oh, My Dragon!

 


Oh, My Dragon


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review 2018-05-31 16:41
Book Review for Maybe Don't Wanna by Lani Lynn Vale
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Title: Maybe Don't Wanna
Series: The Simple Man Series #2
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romance Suspense
Release Date: May 4, 2018
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

Peter Parker Penn.
 
Unlike the superhero his mother named him after, Parker is no good guy.
 
In fact, if there’s a picture in the dictionary under anti-hero, it’s his.
 
Parker’s spent his life trying to get back on the right side of the tracks, but each step he takes forward, he takes two more steps back.
 
To save one, he hurts others. To make this good, he turns that bad.
 
For appearances’ sake, he plays the part. He does what people expect him to do—mostly. And at the end of each day, he goes back to his lonely apartment and wishes he was a different person. One who could fix the things he’s broken.
 
Then Kayla Nash forces her way into his life, and the world as he knows it is irrevocably changed.
 
Everything he thinks he has right is wrong. And everything he thinks is wrong is oh, so right.
 
One thing leads to another, and suddenly he’s growing a conscience, and trying to prove to her that he’s as bad as everybody says he is.
 
Yet she won’t listen.
 
She’s convinced that she can save him.
 
Little does she know, Parker isn’t worth saving, and never will be.


 
Let's start off by saying that I just love this author's books as each and every-time I read something of hers she just wow's me.
 
Right from the beginning of this story Kayla and Janie had me laughing up a storm and out loud more than once and I continued just that to the very end of the story.I loved the story from the beginning to the very end and everything in between.
 
What I loved most about this story was the amazing cast of character's that it had.I also loved Kayla's and Janie's  friendship as these two together where just a hoot as they made you laugh and cry and the bond and love between them was just heart warming. Omg! and their
childhood pack that Janie and Kayla made when they were children were still to be honored between them even in adulthood so says Janie.An example of that was Kayla had two years to have a child so that their children could be best friends just like them.
 
One of the funniest moments for me in this story was when Kayla totally straight faced and serious looked to Janie and spoke "So does that mean your husband is going to be the sperm donor?"
 
(referring to their pack promises)
 
Just a priceless moment and oh so funny!
 
I also have to say that the bewilderment on Rafe face when said question was asked is priceless as well not really realizing all that was going on around him and his shocked expressions followed by giggles.You have to know Jake's character beforehand to realized just hope priceless this moment really was.
 
(lol and grins)
 
I always pick a favorite character and mine this time around is going to be Kayla Omg! Kayla's character made me laugh the entire story and I just loved her from the onset of the story.I found her to be funny,witty and had a sense of humor,love-able and she also had and an amazing personality and highly protective of those she loved.
 
I loved the story itself and although it made me laugh quite a bit the story itself was filled with tons of heart wrenching moments.Both character's Kayla and Parker lost almost all their loved ones and dealing with their losses took a toll on both of these characters.Parker's heartache was more pronounced as his choices in life lead to him being parted from some of those family members.I loved that Parker changed his life for the better and made a difference the best way he could.I loved how he was with Kayla as it was the first time in a really long time did he started to feel again and opened up to one he learned to trust to speak about his regrets and past.Loved that he felt happiness not darkness.I loved how he opened up to Kayla and showed her just who he believed himself to be the good and the bad.
 
I loved how the romance developed between Kayla and Parker and how a beautiful friendship between them turned into so much more.Kayla and Parker were perfect for one another and just what the other needed age difference be damned.
 
The bottom-line is "I loved the super sweet love story and how the author created the perfect ending to a amazing story that had me bawling my eyes out."
 
I love when you can connect with the characters you read about and I did just that as I loved Kayla and Parker right from the onset of the story.Overall the whole book had a cast of amazing characters that made us laugh and well as cry creating the perfect mix.
 
A recommend read to all!
 
5 stars from us
 
 
 
 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 9, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 




 
 
 
 
 
 
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review 2018-04-23 14:28
Book Review: Hail No (Hail Raisers #1) By Lani Lynn Vale
Hail No (Hail Raisers Book 1) - Lani Lynn Vale

 

I've read a few other books by this author and I like her writing style. However, when the subject is this book all I can say is that it didn't do it for me. I had too many problems with who the characters were as a whole (personality wise) that made me despise so much of story.

 

Kennedy was a pushover and I learned to hate her halfway through the book. I don't understand why she would bend over backwards to help people that were obviously using her for their benefit only. By the end, she seemed to have learned her lesson and developed a backbone, but that was too late for me.

 

Evander started out being a misunderstood guy that the whole town seemed to love to hate. He's been to prison for a crime he didn't commit and at first, I thought he was very well adjusted with it all. Around the last ten chapters of the novel, he did a 180 on his mood and how he treated Kennedy. He became overbearing and domineering. I also don't understand how "I want babies with you" is the ultimate declaration of love according to the heroine.

 

The romance started off as a slow burn, which was what kept me interested in the story. Halfway through the book, the relationship was established and then it felt like the author started scrambling for another plotline. The vengeance storyline was resolved way too easily and had no suspense considering these are standalone novels and the book was almost ending.

 

My Favorite Quotes:

 

 

"My level of sarcasm has gotten to the point where even I don't know whether I'm kidding or not."

 

"Don't break anybody's heart. They only have one. Break bones instead. They have two hundred and six."

 

"Second best was what I always seemed to be, yet never wanted to experience."

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review 2018-03-31 00:00
Dragons Need Love, Too
Dragons Need Love, Too - Lani Lynn Vale Dragons Need Love, Too - Lani Lynn Vale


Dragons Need Love Too is a continuation of the I like big dragons series that I gobbled up! This book focuses on dragon rider Nikolai and his newly found mate, Brooklyn. At the end of book 1, we discovered that Brooklyn was being held hostage and tortured by her uncle and his batshit crazy followers. The dragon riders save her, but she is in BAD shape. However, Nikolai knows right away that Brooklyn is his mate. These two have a bit of a tough road ahead. Her uncle's followers and still out there and they want to kill the dragons. There is no shortage of danger in this book for sure. Also, cute baby dragons!!!! Gah! The adorableness!

The cast of characters is interesting and helps keep the reader engaged for sure. Nikolai's older brother and his mate (from book 1) still play a large part, plus there are the other dragon riders that are beginning to have a larger role in the story. And lets not forget, the dragons! Since the dragons communicate with their rider, you actually get to hear the dragons commentary and they are each unique and fun.

Overall, Dragons need love too is another delightful addition to this series that has just completely won me over! If you like paranormal, supernatural, family sagas you will enjoy the story of the Vassago brothers and their quest to protect the dragons.

As always, Mason Lloyd and Kendall Taylor are wonderful narrators! These two have done every LLV book I have listened to and its always wonderful! I know when I pick up one of their narrations, I will be able to enjoy the book with them enhancing the story and not detracting from it.

 
  • POV: dual 1st
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: fated mates, dragons
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: series
  • Cliffhanger: not for Nikolai and Brooklyn but the larger arc is still a bit open ended
  • HEA: yes




Eight Simple Rules for Dating a Dragon by Kerrelyn Sparks, Drakon's Promise by NJ Walters, Baby I'm Howling for You by Christine Warren...then you will probably like Dragons Need Love Too!

 


Dragons Need Love Too


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