Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Release Blitz ~ #REVIEW ~ Say It Ain't So by Lani Lynn Vale

 
Say It Ain’t So
Lani Lynn Vale
Release Date: September 8, 2020


 
About the Book
He should’ve never left his house. He should’ve stayed at home. He has a legitimate excuse—he’s running a fever and he’s fairly sure he’s developing pneumonia. He should have called in sick…but he doesn’t.

He goes to work, because his team is relying on him.

First, he has to sign about eight thousand calendars—all from women who purchased said calendars to benefit the Fallen Officer fundraiser. And when he’s done with that, he has to endure a television interview along with the rest of the SWAT team seeing as they made national news with their ‘Hot SWAT’ calendar that’s sold a million copies to women all over the world.

Needless to say, when Samuel Adams walks into the pharmacy hours later, he only has one thing on his mind. Ibuprofen.
Sadly, he never gets to the Ibuprofen. Mostly because before he gets there, he finds a junkie waving a gun around threatening to kill anybody that moves.

He’s running a fever. That has to be the reason that the girl in the corner begins cursing up a storm and drawing the junkie’s attention. Has to be.

***

Stop it, stop it, stop it!

She tells herself to take a deep breath. Tells herself that she needs to calm down. Tells herself that if she doesn’t get her act under control, things are going to get ugly.

And, of course, that’s when the curse words start flying.

The more nervous she gets, the worse her Tourette’s becomes. Which is, of course, why she stands up and gives the man a perfect target.

Thank God that the coughing giant in the corner makes the same move and saves her life.

And how does she repay him? By calling him every awful word in the dictionary.

Thank you, Tourette’s.

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Review
Ah, the SWAT kids are back…

And as always, I couldn’t wait to dive in! I say that each time out, I know, I need to find new material (or at least different words), but it’s true nevertheless. And, once again, there were new twists in the character’s lives that brought a unique romantic path to new and much-loved characters…

Did I say unique? From Hastings’ introduction to Sammy, to everything that followed, I loved how a health issue was dealt with. I have no experience in this area (none at all!) so my perspective is strictly from a reader’s enjoyment of a story, but the treatment felt respectful even as it spawned much humour. Nothing was sacred or taboo, and if insta-lust happened super quickly, the love it spawned was heartfelt and natural.

Was I keen on a story trope used before by this author, used again here? Honestly, not so much, but… That didn’t mean it wasn’t a well-written read and the characters and their drama soon had me asking ‘what trope’?

There are always twists in this author’s stories. One minute I’m laughing and the next I’m reeling in shock. This one had a particularly devastating curveball I never saw coming. Be prepared for the unexpected as Sam and Hastings fought hard for their well-deserved HEA…  
-Diane

 
 
About Lani Lynn Vale
Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.





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