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.
My Review: 5 Stars
This book was so much. Love. Tears. Heart. Laughs. Anguish.
I LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK!!!!!
I loved Kayla. I think she was the perfect match for Parker. She balanced Parker and made him see the person he was today, not the person he used to be.
Parker also showed Kayla that she was worth something. Kayla didn’t have the best childhood and she always felt second-best.
There were multiple times in this book that I hate Lani and once you read this book, you will understand why.
If you have read Lani’s other books, you will find a huge connection in this book and it will be a big part of the story.
I don’t know how she does it. This book touched my soul. My heart ached for the characters when they were sad. My heart was happy for them when they were happy. I think I felt every emotion possible in this book.
It is so hard to say a lot about this book without giving away huge plots but I think this may be my second favorite Lani book, after Ghost’s book.
And when you get to the end of the book, just have your tissues ready!!
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About the Author:
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.
Now who can resist that look? The book sounds great!..
OMG, when I first glanced at the cover I thought “it kinda looks like tobey mcguire” and then I read your first line: Peter Parker Penn. mind blown 😜
After reading review I’m getting curious to read the book
this genre’s not my cuppa but oh man, what could’ve happened at the end to warrant tissues??
There is a letter at the end from someone in the past
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phew, I thought one of them died😓
I wants it!
Love the cover Great review! Thanks for sharing!
Love your review. If you need tissues it’s a must read for me.
Your review makes me want to shop but I am over my book budget for this month so it will have to go on the TBR
Great review, I absolutely love books the wreck with your emotions and this book looks and sounds like a very emotional book but all so amazing as well. I heard amazing things about Lani Lynn Vale books so I am so going to add this one to my Amazon wishlist. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book on my radar.
Lovely review. I’m not sure it is a book for me though.
Tissues? Yikes, that sounds like it involves feelings. I am trying to think if that is a commitment I would like to make…