Thursday, September 3, 2015

Release Blitz and Review- Charlie Foxtrot by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Charlie Foxtrot
Series: Code 11 KPD SWAT #5)
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 3, 2015

Foster made a promise in his hospital bed when his leg was taken from him that hed get back to one hundred percent. Leg or no leg, hed get back on the SWAT team if it killed him.
And he does get back. But he has a problem.
He cant let go of the past.
The anger burns deep, making his emotions volatile at the best of times.
Then he meets Blake with her haughty attitude and inability to distinguish the difference between a pocket knife and a sword.
Little by little, she makes him whole again, one bad joke at a time.
She doesnt see the revenge in his eyes, though. Doesnt see the rage burning deep.
Rage so pure and all encompassing, that he knows itll explode.
Its just a matter of time.
What Foster doesnt realize, though, is that the love that Blake has for him is enough to fight his demons, one kiss at a time.
Foster never stood a chance.

Charlie Foxtrot is Foster and Blake's book. I have to say I found this to be the more entertaining book of the series. I love it when an author's sense of humor translates to their books. I haven't laughed so hard in a while. The book wasn't all fun and games though. There were lots of serious moments and even a few points that will have you crying. 

Foster is the last single Spurlock. He's had a hard year. He lost his leg trying to save his brother's wife. He doesn't regret saving her, he just hates the way he's treated now. We all know men hate to be emasculated and that's how Foster feels. He knows that he is the same man but people look at him differently now. He's become a moody, sullen version of himself. He begins to change and starts to show some of his old self when he meets Blake. Blake is hysterical. She's a breath of fresh air to Foster's dark world. She comes off as a fragile woman but she's actually tough as nails. 

I think my favorite character of the book isn't a person but actually Blake's bird Boris. He tends to repeat everything, even what he hears when Blake and Foster have sex. It hilarious reading that he says "Boom goes the dynamite" when Foster climaxes. I dare you not to laugh. I also loved Blake's grandpa. For a eighty nine year old, he is pretty tough. He's pretty cool for an old guy. 

I think one of the most annoying characters had to be David. He is such a jerk. I was waiting for Foster to beat him up but he never did. He was always stalking around Blake even though he had someone else. As much as I disliked the guy, I felt bad for him towards the end. Blake's mother is the other annoying character. She was a total bitch. She treats Blake like carp and tries to guilt her into getting back with David. 

Vale proves with each book that she is an excellent writer. I enjoy reading her books and I can't wait for more from this series. I highly recommend that you read this series and the others by this author. It will be definitely worth it. 

My Rating

5 out of 5 Stars

I cannot believe youre making me do this, Uncle Darren. This is Missys job. Seriously, Im going to give every single one of your SWAT team food poisoning, and then where would you be? that voice said.

The voice that gave me an instant hard on.

The voice thatd been teasing me for weeks over the airwaves.

The voice that I wanted screaming my name with me pounding her to oblivion.

Missy gave you very detailed instructions. All you have to do is right here, Chief Rhodes said to Blake.

Im glad that I never did anything with heror to her, that wouldve brought his wrath down on my back.

It was a good thing to know. Considering itd been in all my intentions to seduce herand possibly keep her.

Alright, Ive got the biggest pot I could find, boiling with water. Now what? she asked, running her finger over a piece of paper at her side.

I glanced at Chief Rhodes and nearly laughed when I saw him flipping through what looked like a Guns & Ammo Magazine.

He wasnt even paying the least bit of attention to her.

Leaning against the door jam, I continued to watch as she brought out a large paper bag that had Fishermans Cove on the side.

Peeking into the bag, she squeaked and stepped back, letting the bag drop to the floor.

Oh, my God! Theyre all over the floor, Uncle Darren! Blake squealed.

The Chief didnt even look up from his magazine.

Pick them up, he said distractedly.

The lobsters, all fifteen of them, started crawling around the kitchen floor.

Uncle Darren, you big bastard, Blake hissed.

The Chief smiled. Did you read this article yet?

Which one? The one on the fifty caliber AR-15? Blake gasped, stepping to the side of a crawling crustacean.

That one. Do you see how far the shot knocks him back? the Chief laughed.

About as far as Im going to knock you if you dont fucking help me, she growled, dancing on the tips of her toes and shaking her head.

I scanned her body, taking in everything in a glance.

Her hair was up in messy bun on top of her head, stray hairs falling out every which way.

She was wearing blue jean shorts that just barely covered her ass, and a white tank top that said, I make dirt look sexy.

Her legs were long and toned.

They were deeply tanned, but you could tell that they were tan from being outside, and not a tanning bed.

She had a suntan line at her ankles from what looked like socks and shoes.

Her toes were painted a lime green, and she was wearing a pinky toe ring.

The whole outfit was outrageous, but it fit Blakes personality perfectly.

Need help? I rumbled from the doorway.

The Chief didnt look up, but Blake did.

And she looked stunned.

What are you doing here so early? Dinners not ready yet, she snapped.

I held my hands up.

Im here because Im supposed to drop these off, I said, waving a stack of folders in her direction.

My eyes roamed the front of her, zeroing in on the way her pink and white bra straps showed from under her tank.

She narrowed her eyes, and effectively dismissed me by turning her back on me.

I guessed, though, that it was because she was hiding the way her nipples pebbled in reaction to my gaze.

Well, Ill take that as she was happy to see me.

The Chief finally stood and walked over to me, stepping over a lobster as he went. You have one escaping into the kitchen, he said on his way out.

I followed him, smiling at the curse she tossed at his back.

Youre mean, I laughed.

The Chief looked over at me and winked. She needs to be challenged sometimes. And shes stubborn as hell. If I hadnt given her something to do, shed just be worrying.
Im a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. Ive been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and weve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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