-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.
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.
Then 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.
My Review: 4 Stars
Johnny and June….with these two names, you know the story is going to be good.
This was such a sweet story.
Johnny is struggling and trying to get back into everyday life after the war. He decided to move away from his overbearing parents and into Hostel to become a police officer. (if you have read Lani’s others books, this town will be familiar to you).
Then you have June. Poor June. She has a bad reputation because of her family. She is judged off things her parents did. I hate when people label other people based off their family. We don’t get to pick our family most of the time.
“That girl? She’s good as gold. She’s loyal. She’s beautiful. Smart and funny. But it’s hard for men to break in there with her. She’s been burned by every single man she’s met in her life but two—me and her pops, Tennessee. Trust me when I say, don’t go there unless you’re ready to stay there.”
Johnny and June don’t meet under the best circumstances and their second meeting isn’t any better. But for some reason Johnny automatically wants to protect June. He has this drawl to her.
“Mr. Good Intentions was gone. In his place was Mr. Get You Some.”
Neither one is ready for a relationship. Neither one wants a relationship. But sometimes you don’t get to choose what the heart wants.
Johnny stole my heart from the beginning and June broke my heart. They were two broken souls that needed each other.
“Like a goddamn breath of fresh air during a sandstorm in the middle of the Afghani desert.”
Of course in good Lani fashion, she had to throw something things in there to make your heart pound, but that’s what she does. She gets you invested into the story, scares you, makes you want to cry, and then smooths everything out…most of the time.
She know how to keep me on my toes.
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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.
She is new to me, thanx for shining the light on her!
This sounds like the best book. I think I’ll love Lani’s books.
Not heard of the book before. It looks interesting. Great review.