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Jun 07

Get You Some by Lani Lynn Vale Review

5 SMOOCHES!

   

SYNOPSIS:

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.
Then she makes a mistake.

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.

Over time, 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.

 

REVIEW:

For me, sitting down each month with one of Lani Lynn Vale’s books is like hanging out with a group of old friends. Thanks to the way she has created this intertwining, criss-crossing fictional world, I never know who is going to make a surprise appearance. The Simple Man Series is a next generation series based upon the stories of the children of the lead couples from Vale’s first series, Freebirds, or the Free Kids as she and her readers often refer to these characters.

“Mr. Good Intentions was gone. In his place was Mr. Get You Some.”

Vale turned the hero with a reputation trope on its head here by giving her readers a heroine with one instead. The sins of her parents cast a shadow over June her entire life. Regardless of whether it was deserved or not, to the townspeople of Hostel, June was trash simply because of who her parents were. Johnny, however, didn’t see any of that, and that is what immediately sets him apart from everyone else. A veteran who was medically discharged, Johnny has recently relocated to Hostel not only to pursue a career as a police officer, but also to break free of his own parents’ shadow on his life.

Lani kicked off this romance with a fun albeit unconventional meet-cute totally gone awry that basically sets the tone for Johnny and June’s entire relationship. She wove an interesting suspense plot into this story that had me furiously tapping my Kindle for more just as much as Johnny and June’s love story did. I really loved the Johnny Cash and June Common references, similarities and parallels throughout this story—they brought a fun vibe to the story.

Blending the past and the future in this sweet, sexy romance, Vale also layered in excitement, suspense and hefty doses of her amusing brand of humor. It all came together into another winner in a series that’s full of them. Five smooches from me for Get You Some by Lani Lynn Vale!

~ Danielle Palumbo

 

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