Friday, October 27, 2017

ARC : Go to Hail (Hail Raisers #2) by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Go To Hail
Series: Hail Raisers #2
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release: October 27, 2017
Everybody has problems. But Travis? Yeah, he has so many problems that he finds it hard to breathe sometimes.

He spends five years catering to his ex-wife’s every want and need—all to make it possible to continue to see his child.
He isn’t supposed to fall in love with a woman, but he does.
He isn’t supposed to find someone that is willing to put up with his ex-wife’s crazy antics, but he has.
He isn’t supposed to be happy, but he is.
And all it takes is his ex-wife finding out about his new-found peace for things to change.

***

Hannah saw him and knew he was the one.

All it took was one look into that haunted man’s eyes, and she was lost, never to be found again.
She thinks she has it all. His love, a new baby made with that love, and a house to raise their blended family.
She’s wrong, and Travis’ ex-wife is out to prove it.
***
Travis doesn’t deserve Hannah. All he’s done is hurt her.
She’s done everything in her power to keep everyone happy, but the more she tries, the harder his ex-wife pushes. Until one day, there’s nothing left to push.
Hannah leaves, and Allegra wins.
But Travis isn’t willing to let her have her way any longer.
He fights back, and only gets a bullet to the chest to show for it.

Thanks for the warning because this release took everything out of me. LLV went no holds barred and threw everything and the kitchen sink at me.

 
Literally, I needed a breather between events but she wasn't having none of that.

The book moves back and forth between explaining Travis and Hannah's past (initial hook up and past run ins with Allegra) and focusing on their current situation. They are living together as literal roommates, but they are in love and actually had a little boy together.

 
LOL You heard me!
This book didn't go how I expected at all. Travis and Hannah have so much standing in their way of having a satisfying relationship much less a fulfilling life. Note: Travis is trying to hold the tow business together while his brother is off grieving for his deceased family.  

And we still haven't talked about Travis's ex wife Allegra and his daughter Alex. :Sighs: Where to start? Allegra is an unhinged, jealous sack chaser who split from Travis when she couldn't get money from him and instead of moving on and living her life she has made it her mission to make sure Travis can never move on. And to put the icing on the cake she's turned his daughter Alex into a prepubescent a$$hole. (She actually tells him she hates him numerous times smh) 

I cannot tell you how many times I wanted to throw my kindle on the ground and stop reading this book, but I couldn't. It is so good! No matter how many times Travis and Hannah get hit with crap the more I root for them to succeed. And when Travis makes the decision to go public with he and Hannah - I'm cheering him on. Now there are events that occur based on this decision and it is absolutely hard to read in some parts. I wasn't sure if certain characters were going to make it to the epilogue. And speaking of said epilogue OMG what this couple [family] had to endure in order to get their HEA. smh Well written and definitely worth adding to your collection.




 

iScream Book Blog - “It's so damn #HOT you'll enjoy every page and come back for more.”

Britt Red Hatter Book Blog - “I don't think there are enough words in the English language to express how insanely incredible Go To Hail is.”

Smashly Bookalicious Reviewing Chicks - “For all those girls who have dealt with a crazy ex and their antics, this book is for you.”

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.






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Thursday, September 28, 2017

ARC : Hail No (Hail Raisers #1 ) by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Hail No
Series: Hail Raisers #1
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release: September 27, 2017

Evander Lennox doesn’t do anything he doesn’t want to do. At least, that is, until he’s sent to prison. The four years he’s incarcerated, he’s had no choice but to do the things that he’s asked to do, when he’s asked to do them. And now, if he doesn’t, it will mean a one-way ticket straight back to hell.
Once he’s free, it takes him twenty-four hours to get his old job back, his dog at home where he belongs, and an understanding that people aren’t as forgiving as he once thought them to be. He’s just about given up hope of ever integrating back into society when a woman slams into his heart, literally and figuratively.  *** Kennedy Swallow just wants to belong somewhere. When she was younger, her parents divorced, and chose to separate her from her twin. Fast forward fifteen years, and she’s finally getting to meet the family she’s always wanted to be a part of. To make that happen, she uproots her life and moves to the tiny town of Hostel, Texas—giving her almost everything she’s ever wanted. Just when she thinks she’s making progress in winning her family over, she finds out that her twin is ill, and the only reason her family tolerates her is due to the convenience of having a free caretaker whenever they might be in need of one. After a few eye-opening experiences, she quickly realizes that she’s being used. Vowing to herself that she’ll make the best of the situation, she begins to steel her heart. What she doesn’t prepare for is a man named Evander who sees that barrier as a challenge. *** It takes Evander all of ten seconds while watching the woman on the floor, bleeding from her jaw, to realize that maybe life isn’t as bad as it could be. This woman with her thrill for life, a crazy obsession with chickens, and a desire to be wanted, changes everything he thinks he knows. But it doesn’t take long for him to realize that just by being around her, the people of the town have judged her guilty by association. Her business suffers, and soon after, she realizes what it will mean to have him by her side—the loss of everything she’s worked so hard for. Kennedy knows that Evander is worth it. Evander, however, decides that he’s not letting another person get hurt because he was stupid enough to care.




The first thing I want to say about this book is my trigger was so flipped numerous times. I have never hated someone's family more than I despised Evander's AND Kennedy's. Yes! Both of them had the shittiest set of siblings. Literally, none of them had ANY redeeming qualities.

 I loved it at the same time that I hated it. Though, I did appreciate how it brought them together and offered them a sort of camaraderie. Honestly, I felt as if the first quarter of the book their lives seemed to be in a race to prove how messed up it could be.  Crappy parole officers, unreasonable veterinarians, disrespectful town members, and of course the POS siblings. The one thing that Evander can rely on is his Hail family. They were there for him when he went away and they are there for him when he was released. Kennedy is drawn to Evander and its kismet how they come together. She doesn't let anything that people say about Evander, nor Evander himself, stop her from pursuing a relationship with him. 

I can honestly say that the relationship between Kennedy and her sister's family confused me. I didn't understand why her sister and her family were so standoffish (besides the kids) with her. However, the relationship between Evander and his family needed no explanations. They were all creeps and he was better for not associating with them. I know what I did want - I wanted justice for Evander and I wanted genuine happiness and acceptance for Kennedy. And this being a true LLV book - I got it. I got it wrapped in humor, action and some hot sex.

If you can stand reading about sucky siblings you're in for a treat with this book. I definitely recommend it. 







 

iScream Book Blog - “Hail No = Hell Yes!”

Britt Red Hatter Book Blog - “As always, Hail No is an addictive book that will instantly suck you in and leave you unable to step away for even a second.”

MJ’s Book Blog and Reviews - “The first book of this new series was amazing, and had me going through all the feels.”
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.
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