Friday, July 20, 2018

ARC: Quit Your Pitchin' by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Quit Your Pitchin'
Series: There's No Crying in Baseball
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: July 20, 2018  
Cover Model: Chase Ketron  
Photographer: FuriousFotog
What’s wrong with my butt?
She means those words to be directed toward the woman beside her, not him. But he can’t stop himself
from answering. Not when her ass is the most magnificent thing he’s seen in his life.
Apparently, answering her with ‘not a damn thing’ wasn’t what she was expecting.
She likely wasn’t expecting the baseball she took to the face at his next at bat, either.
All it takes is one ill-fated foul ball, and George Hoffman, Lumberjacks center fielder, falls head over
heels in love with Wrigley Field—and yes, that is her real name.
From that point forward, George and Wrigley fall into a fast whirlwind love that ends with them eloping
to Vegas. And he has his potty mouth, titty bar owning, pain in the ass grandmother to thank for it.
Not that he’s complaining or anything.
Who wouldn’t want to be married to a woman that made his heart race like he was in the final game of
the World Series?
The only problem is trying to convince her of that.
I didn't know what to expect when I started this book, but I do know that by the end of the first page I knew I was going to finish it that same day. But before I start on my opinion on this book can we just stop and appreciate the name of the book. I mean, seriously, what better title could there be.

So the book starts off at a major league baseball game that Wrigley and her sister Diamond are attending wherein which we are introduced to George. The two meet when he literally lays her out with a flyball. 

After this run in how could they not get together and fall in love. And they did. These two went from 0 to 100 - real quick. It was so cute how they started dating ->got married _>got pregnant. Your head will literally spin.

However, I knew that this love cloud they were on would not last long. I just didn't know how. Well, Wrigley has two siblings and one is a POS and one is pretty cook. Unfortunately, one of them flips out and Wrigley takes their side instead of George's. Suddenly, the two are no longer together and the word divorce is the result. Another literal head spin. 

It was so sad to see how much this couple still loved each other, but because of a misguided sense of family loyalty and a lack of communication they split up. At this point, I was over Wrigley and her issues and was heartbroken for George. He wanted so bad to just love Wrigley and be with his son 24/7, but here comes Wrigley's family and more misunderstandings getting in their way. It was great to see them finally overcome their obstacles and talk out their problems, but in my opinion we all know whose fault it was (80% for sure). 

I'm looking at you Wrigley

 I would definitely recommend it. You're gonna laugh, groan,wince, smack your teeth, smile - you'll do it all. 

I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 8, 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.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

ARC: Get You Some (Simple Man Series) by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Get You Some
Series: The Simple Man Series
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romance Suspense
Release Date: June 7, 2018 Photographer: FuriousFotog Cover Model: Chase Ketron Cover Design: Cover Me Darling
You want some?
She snarls those words at him with barely concealed hostility the moment he arrives at her window to ask for her license and registration.
After a few choice words, he lets her go with not one ticket, but three.
Next time she should check the attitude at the door and realize that he’s a cop, and just doing his job.
Come get some.
Fast forward a week, and he’s still unable to think about anything else but her and her bad attitude—oh, and those sexy lips, angry eyes, and her promise to make his life hell.
Knowing he should stay away, he takes a step back and tries not to think about anything that has to do with those long legs, and that mouth that could be used for much better things than spewing venom.
Then she makes a mistake.
At an interview, she rattles off a random number to use as a reference for a job that she desperately needs, and that number just happens to be Johnny’s. 
She’ll regret being so rude, and one day she’ll think twice when she decides to throw attitude toward a man like him.
Vowing to make her life hell, he decides to have a little fun.
Never get enough.
What he doesn’t expect is to fall for her.
The more Johnny learns about June, the deeper he digs his hole. Soon, he doesn’t know which way is up, and he’s just fine with that.
Over time, he learns that not everyone bothers to dig past her prickly demeanor and get to the woman that lives deeper.
When one too many citizens of Hostel, Texas tries to back her against the wall, he’s had enough.
After all, you don’t mess with what’s his.

I fell instantly in love with these two as soon as their characters met.
 There is such sadness in June's past and current life. The way the townspeople treat June makes me want to crack some skulls, but her response to a lot of their crap is priceless. I love that all of LLV's characters have some type of sense of humor. Ugly people and horrible things may be happening in their lives but they manage to find something to laugh about. Case in point, her best friend Amanda's habit of licking bananas while she eats it. Things like that make me love this author. Who does such a thing?!
If you're familiar with her previous books you will recognize Johnny's parents and grandfather. There are quite a few little offshoots of the main story. Amanda and Isaac. Janie and Johnny's friend Raegan. Johnny's Army buddies, especially Roland. So many possibilities for future books. The major thing I appreciated with this book is that it wasn't just about a crazy ex this was about PTSD, childhood trauma...and a crazy ex. :)
Definitely worth the read.

 Note: ARC provided for honest review


I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, 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.