Apr 21

Get Bucked by Lani Lynn Vale Review



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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.

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I waited a long time for Lani Lynn Vale to release the Valentine series, and it was worth the wait. I’ve enjoyed this entire series, and these cowboys will always have a special place in my heart when it comes to Vale’s fictional East Texas world. Long time readers know the tragic history of the Valentine family, and Lani let that history fade to the background in this series, giving her readers the opportunity to see them heal and moving onto to their happily ever afters.

The final book in the series, Get Bucked is Darby Valentine’s story. A notorious bad-boy in his younger years, Darby has since turned it around. He’s gotten an education, he carries his weight at the family’s ranch, and he works alongside his brother, Banks, on the rodeo circuit. Waylynn Jennings is the daughter of a bull rider and although she and Darby weren’t exactly friends, she’s been watching Darby for years as he grew from the rebellious teenager he once was into the responsible man he’s since become. She’s sees him so clearly, and she can’t understand why no one else can, so when Darby needs a place to land, she’s the one who offers it to him. I loved everything about this couple and their sweet, tender frenemies-to-lovers relationship. These two were absolutely perfect for each other, and I was rooting for them the whole way.

Get Bucked was an emotionally charged, sweet and sexy finale to what was arguably Vale’s most highly anticipated series. I loved everything about Darby and Waylynn. They were absolutely perfect for each other, and their sweet and sexy frenemies-to-lovers relationship kept me rooting for them the whole way. Five smooches from me for Get Bucked by Lani Lynn Vale!

~Danielle Palumbo





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