Dec 04

My Bad by Lani Lynn Vale Review



Hoax knows two things very well.

One, he’s not relationship material. Two, the nurse that treats him for erectile dysfunction is the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen, and practically has ‘the marrying type’ stamped on her forehead.

Does that stop him from wanting her? No.

Unfortunately, he learned a long time ago that Army Delta Force and long-lasting relationships don’t go hand in hand.
But beautiful hazel eyes, curly blonde hair, and the prettiest lips he’s ever seen play havoc with his resolve, making him forget his earlier convictions.

All it takes is one teeny, tiny kiss for every shred of control he has to disappear, along with the problem in his pants.
Soon he finds himself doing things that he knows that he shouldn’t. He doesn’t know that he’s found the woman that’s meant to be his. Nor does he realize that her father is the man he’s idolized from the moment he joined the army at the age of eighteen. Because, maybe if he had, he would’ve tried a little harder to ignore the pull he felt between them instead of making her his the night before he deployed for six months.

He also might’ve tried a little harder not to knock her up.


I am a huge fan of Lani Lynn Vale’s, and a large reason for that is because of this amazing fictional world she has built for her readers in Texas through many interconnecting stories and series and characters. With each new book she releases, Vale builds upon that community, and it’s resulted in an unparalleled reading experience, one unique to Lani. But what’s truly remarkable is how she’s written these stories in such a way that a new reader doesn’t have to go all the way back to the beginning – a daunting task for any reader when faced with a back catalog this large – and can jump in anywhere. Vale’s work is like a long-running soap opera, with a couple of spin-off shows, but in book form. As a reader who’s been reading her books since the very first one was released, I can unequivocally say that I’m hooked, and I cannot get enough of these characters, these places and their stories.

Something else Vale does well is the way she writes about regular guys and everyday heroes. Firemen, police officers, paramedics and military men, Vale takes all of these complicated alpha types and pairs them with a perfect match. Her heroines are just as feisty and fierce as her men are alpha and possessive. My Bad brings together Pru, a nurse, with Hoax, a biker in the Bear Bottom Guardians and a man in the Army. These two had that instant crackle of attention that makes you sit up and take notice. Pru may have fought it a little at first, but Hoax didn’t have to work too hard to coax her out with him. They were so sweet, and from the minute they met, there wasn’t anyone else for either of them. There was a sweet feel to their romance, but that didn’t dampen the heat between them. There’s always a suspenseful edge to Vale’s stories, and she didn’t disappoint here giving her readers a creepy plot arc amongst a sweet and sexy romance.

It wouldn’t be a story by Lani Lynn Vale without her fantastic sense of humor, and it peppers the pages throughout this book in new and thoroughly enjoyable ways. As the daughter of one of Lani’s founding couples, there was plenty of screen time with fan favorites Sam and Cheyenne, Pru’s parents, making this yet another winner in a series full of them. Five smooches from me for My Bad by Lani Lynn Vale!

~Danielle Palumbo