Darby has always been ‘that’ guy.
The guy that no man, woman, or child wants around their loved one.
See, a long time ago he made some bad decisions. Those bad decisions have haunted him ever since. No matter what he does, people still see him as the town’s screw up. The boy that sold his soul to the Devil.
Years later, he’s turned himself around. Made amends and ultimately turned into a generally good guy. Only, it’s hard to act like a good guy when people still treat you like the old you, and not the new you.
Enter Waylynn Jennings.
Waylynn has watched Darby Valentine from afar for a very long time.
She’s witnessed the changes in him and knows the only reason he’s so mean is to protect the man that lies within. A battered, injured soul that deserves more than what he’s received. Even his own family takes him for granted.
She’s made it her new mission in life to prove to everyone that Darby isn’t the bad guy. That he’s a kind-hearted, sweet soul that’s just looking for a place to fit in.
Only, Darby is fairly sure that Waylynn is out to kill him, not help him. How else do you explain all the fights he’s having to break up on her behalf, or all the times he has to come to her rescue when she’s managed to put her cute little butt right in the middle of something where it shouldn’t be?
There’s obviously only one solution. He has to make her his. Then everyone will know not to mess with her. Darby Valentine protects what’s his. No matter what the cost.
My Review: 4 stars
Darby and Waylynn…I enjoyed their story.
It was a sweet enemies to lovers’ book.
Waylynn and Darby not only know each other from growing up in the rodeo together, but from college. And let’s just say, they were not friends.
Life push them together thought and at just the perfect time. Darby needed Waylynn and Waylynn needed Darby, even if they did not realize it at the moment.
But will they each be able to get past their own family issues? Can they help each other mind fences?
One thing I am loving about this series is the family aspect. How they are always there for each other not matter what. Even when they fight, they are still there for each other.
I feel that Waylynn was the extra strengthen Darby needed while he was fighting with this family. I think they complimented each other very well.
Overall it was a good read. It was sweet. The sex scenes were good. I always enjoy seeing old characters from other books.
I am going to miss the Valentine brothers.
About the Author:
Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.