Jun 11

Hide Your Crazy by Lani Lynn Vale Review



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I’m kind of a lady, but definitely more of a weirdo.

Hearing the woman at the table behind him say that to her friend should’ve turned Logan Gibbs off.

It doesn’t. In all honesty, it only makes him listen harder.

He’s had enough weird in his life to last a lifetime. The last thing his complicated life needs is a woman in it who has no clue what color you get when you mix yellow and blue together.

Yet, her obvious blonde moments aren’t enough to deter him. Nor is her lack of finger-painting skills.

I’m a cop, not a miracle worker.

Hearing the man in the group behind her say that should’ve had Katy Roberts running away as fast as her feet would carry her. Katy’s father’s a cop, and it’s hard enough to live her life with Daddy trying to dictate her every move. She needs another cop in her life like she needs yet another thing to go wrong.

To add onto that, she can’t find a job, has no love life to speak of, and has to be the oldest known virgin in Kilgore, Texas.

Yet, when she sees his painting—a painting that resembles a piece of the male anatomy more than the lighthouse they were supposed to be painting—she knows that she has to give him a chance.

The very last thing the two of them expect is for her father and his boss to force them to marry after an eensy-weensy accident. An accident that, surprisingly, both of them want.

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For me, sitting down each month with a Lani Lynn Vale book is like catching up with a group of old friends. I’ve been reading her books and these characters’ stories on a monthly basis for so many years now that I’m totally and completely invested in them and this world. The KPD Motorcycle Patrol series is a next generation series based upon the stories of the children of the lead couples from one of Vale’s early series, KPD SWAT.

Vale gave her own spin to the hero with a reputation trope by giving her readers a really good—but gravely misunderstood—guy. Logan was a good man in a bad situation, and my heart went out to him because of it. Katy Roberts, the daughter of Luke Roberts, Logan’s boss, saw past all of that. She had her own past marring her present, though, and the two of them were kindred spirits of sorts.

Lani kicked off this romance with an unconventional first meeting – I’m specifically not calling it a meet-cute because it totally wasn’t. What did shine through, though, was the natural chemistry between Logan and Katy, and once they got past that first meeting, their attraction was clear in the way that they were both drawn to each other. There were a lot of similarities in their lives, although the circumstances were different, and this was a perfectly matched couple that I was rooting for from the start. Lani always includes a suspenseful element to her stories, and while I completely enjoyed this aspect of the story, for me, the romance between Katy and Logan was the star of the show.

A wonderful blend of the past and the future, Vale layered heat, heart and humor into this sweet, sexy and suspenseful romance. Hide Your Crazy is a winner in a promising new series from Lani Lynn Vale. Five smooches from me!

~ Danielle Palumbo



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