Apr 22

Lord Have Mercy by Lani Lynn Vale Review


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Poor judgment: knowing better yet doing it anyway.

Flint Stone is a professional in every way.

He’s a police officer with the K-9 unit and works at Gun Barrel High as the school resource officer. In his spare time, he’s working his heart out to create a successful gym from the ground up.

He’s loved by every single person he ever encounters—student, faculty, and employees—Everyone but Camryn Elvis Presley.

The only thing they have in common is their mothers’ poor excuses for names.
Period. The end.

So why is it every time she crosses his path that he has the urge to mess up her perfectly curled hair? Or unbutton a few of her prim and proper buttons?

He knows he should stay away, yet like the high schoolers he’s around every day, he has no choice but to react first and think about the consequences later.

Side note—bad decisions are made, leading to lapses in judgment that threaten both of their jobs. Yet when the time comes, neither one can seem to find the wherewithal to care. Why? Because being bad feels so good.

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Lord Have Mercy is the second book in Lani Lynn Vale’s new series, The Southern Gentleman, and I am in love with this new world she’s creating and the new characters she’s introduced readers to so far. A steamy enemies-to-lovers romance, rich with Vale’s laugh-out-loud sense of humor mingles perfectly with an interesting suspenseful arc in this story.

Camryn Elvis Presley was a bit of a departure from Vale’s typical heroine, and I adored her. A high school teacher, she was strong and didn’t hesitate to go toe-to-toe with the school’s resource police officer—her grudgingly secret crush—Flint Stone. The sparks flew between Flint and Camryn whenever they were together, and it isn’t long before their back-and-forth bickering turns into flirty banter. Flint, a good guy and as alpha as they come, moves quick to claim Camryn, who is just as adamant about claiming him.

I loved Camryn and Flint’s sweet and sexy romance, the push-and-pull of the chemistry between them and the suspenseful plot arc that kept me tapping my Kindle furiously. Five smooches from me for Lord Have Mercy by Lani Lynn Vale!

~Danielle Palumbo




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