Jan 11

The Hail You Say by Lani Lynn Vale Review



Get out!

He yelled those words at the love of his life twelve years ago, and to this day, Reed Hail regrets them. He’s always been the type of person to speak before he thinks, and apologies have never come easy.

It’s been over a decade since she was his, and he stubbornly thinks that he can keep on living without her.

He couldn’t be more wrong.

The last thing he needs is her vagina anywhere near his exam table. But nobody ever asks him what he wants.

Maybe he should’ve gone into the auto-recovery business after all.

I hate you.

Krisney Shaw would take those words back in a heartbeat if she could. In fact, she would take back everything.

Never meeting him would be the perfect place to start. The memory of Reed Hail haunts her—morning, noon, and night. Then, to add insult to injury, she has to see him being happy while she’s breaking a little more inside every single day.

Reed Hail is her worst nightmare because she’s constantly reminded of exactly what she’s missing—the other half of her soul.

Just when she thinks things can’t get worse, she sees his sexy, bearded face over the top of her paper gown, and she’s lost all over again.

Don’t ever let me go.

Both Reed and Krisney are determined to avoid each other. They do a great job of it, too…not.

One ill-timed gynecological exam changes everything. One single second in time shows Reed what he’s missing—literally and figuratively—and suddenly he’s back at square one.

The only problem with being back at square one? He won’t be able to leave her a second time.

Especially since the first time around he didn’t have a child with her to consider.



I absolutely love second chance romances. I love reading about couples who have a history together, and for whatever reason, they part ways only to find their way back to each other somewhere down the line. Reading about these types of relationships make my heart soar, my gut clench and hope ignite, and it’s one of my favorite kinds of stories to read. Lani Lynn Vale gave readers a doozy of a second-chance romance in The Hail You Say.

Reed and Krisney met and fell deeply in love as teens. Even at their young age, they recognized that what they shared was that rare, one-in-a-lifetime kind of love. Through no fault of their own, their young love was ripped apart. In the wake of a horribly tragic situation that rocked both of their families, Reed and Krisney were the collateral damage. Their sudden break up was devastating, even more so given the circumstances, and Vale did an amazing job conveying that the gut-wrenching, heart-breaking emotion of that time.

The relationship may have ended, but the love didn’t die. Krisney was left broken-hearted and alone after their relationship ended, and the pain of that abandonment coupled with everything else she was dealing with at the time drove her to leave it all behind by escaping into the military, something that also served to get her as far away from Reed as she could get. Nearly a decade passes before they have any real interaction, and during that unexpected meeting, it was obvious that the feelings for each other were still there and neither had moved on. But it isn’t until a few months later, when back in their home town that ramifications of that run-in come to light, and they realize that everything they wanted is within their grasp if they can set the past aside.

Another fantastic addition to what has become one of my favorite Lani Lynn Vale series, Vale delivered big time in The Hail You Say. She gave her readers a story rich with emotion, full of her quirky sense of humor and with some seriously pent up steam. But it was the exciting, creative suspenseful portion of plot that truly turned this story into something special. The Hail You Say by Lani Lynn Vale gets five smooches from me!

~ Danielle Palumbo