Sep 09

Make Me by Lani Lynn Vale Review


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Royal St. James got her name when she was born. Not because her mother loved her royally, but because Royal was a giant pain in the ass. She’s spent her entire life fighting to live, and the last thing she needs is to deal with some pretty-boy police officer who wouldn’t know a hardship if it came up and bit him in the…you know.

Justice Rector wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He was raised to work hard and always fight for what he believed in. His father was a cop, and ever since he could remember, he wanted to be one, too.

It was a complete coincidence that he ends up going undercover and meeting Royal St. James. It was just one day, a single moment in time. All routine.

Just do the buy, make the bust, and get out.

But Royal St. James, aptly named, screws everything up. Royally.

All of a sudden, he has a decision to make: blow his cover and save the girl, or save himself.

Of course, he does the most stupid thing possible.

By saving the girl who most assuredly did not want to be saved.

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I am absolutely loving Lani Lynn Vale’s KPD Motorcycle Patrol series! It’s quickly rising to one of my top favorite series from her. The KPD Motorcycle Patrol series is a next generation series based upon the stories of the children of the lead couples from some of Vale’s early series, like KPD SWAT and Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC. I’m enjoying catching up with those original characters while getting to know the children from those relationships. 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.

Make Me brings us the story of Justice Rector and Royal St. James. Justice is the son of Loki and Channing from Keys To My Cuffs, the fourth book in the Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC series. Royal St. James is the estranged daughter of a judge, and she’s a pint-sized, fearless heroine, working as a welder in a shop on the wrong side of the tracks. Justice followed his father’s footsteps into law enforcement, and he was working an undercover operation when Royal, with her fiery red hair and a personality to match, captured his attention.

The natural chemistry between Justice and Royal was instantaneous, and it didn’t take long before they gave in to it. Royal has had a fairly lonely existence, and aside from her relationship with her brother and his mother, she hasn’t had a family to fall back on either. Justice, on the other hand, comes from a tight-knit, loving family, and I loved seeing them interact with each other. Royal is used to being on her own, and she’s fiercely protective of her brother, and it’s precisely that overzealous protective streak that lands her in hot water—and under Justice’s protection. Lani always includes a suspenseful element to her stories, and she didn’t spare the creativity in Make Me with an interesting storyline with some twists and turns.

A fantastic blend of the past and the future, Vale packed the heat, heart and humor into this sweet, sexy and suspenseful romance. Make Me by Lani Lynn Vale gets five smooches from me!

~ Danielle Palumbo




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