Oct 08

Sinners are Winners by Lani Lynn Vale Review


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He saw her from across a crowded ballpark and knew she was about to change his life.

Yes, he realizes just how cliché that really is, but the moment his eyes locked on her, he knew that she was the one.

At least, the one that royally screwed him over. The one responsible for his demotion and the subsequent disciplinary action taken against him before he’d even gotten out of the probationary period with Kilgore Police Department.

It all started with a kiss.


Saylor Rae Spada tried to mind her business. She also tried to not get involved in petty disputes.

However, from the moment she saw him sitting next to her at a professional baseball game, a game she didn’t even want to be at but was dragged to by her blind date, she couldn’t look away.

Then the kiss cam came on, featuring none other than her and the handsome stranger.

Without missing a beat, he kissed her.

Then her blind date decided to pull a knife and try to stab him.

From that point forward, she’s done nothing but cause him trouble.

Trouble that he’s starting to find increasingly adorable.

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One of my favorite things to do is to sit down each month with the new Lani Lynn Vale book and catch 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 am utterly invested in them and this amazing East Texas world Vale has created. 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 earlier series, and in the case of this book, both the hero and the heroine are children of original lead couples from The Heroes of the Dixie Wardens MC and Code 11-KPD SWAT.

Saylor Spada is the daughter of Adeline and Tiago “Kettle” Spada. Originally from Benton, Louisiana, she’s relocated to the Longview/Kilgore area to get out from under her father, and his MC’s, watch and stand on her own two feet. Lachlan Downey, Junior, or Lock, is a police officer and the son of the Kilgore SWAT team negotiator, Lachlan Downy, Senior and his wife, Memphis.

Lani kicked off this romance with her take on a meet cute – complete with a kiss-cam moment and junk punch viral video. Lock and Saylor had incredible natural chemistry, and this is about as close to insta-love as Vale gets, which is probably why the couple doesn’t see each other again for six months. Unfortunately, when they do, it’s essentially on the eve of Saylor’s move back home to Benton. Lock has to pull off a miracle to keep her in Kilgore, and much to Kettle’s chagrin, he does just that. Theirs is a bit of a whirlwind romance, and they fell hard and fast for each other. They definitely had insanely hot chemistry, but on top of that, they also adored each other and were so sweet together. Lani always includes a suspenseful element to her stories, and this part of the story seemed to involve almost everyone.

Sinners are Winners is a fantastic blend of the past and the future in Vale’s world. Full of all the heat, heart and humor I crave in Vale’s writing, this was an addictively sweet, sexy and suspenseful addition to a fantastic series. Sinners are Winners by Lani Lynn Vale. gets five smooches from me!

~ Danielle Palumbo


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