Title: Coup De Grace
Series: Code 11 KPD SWAT #7
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 4, 2015
Michael was that guy.
The one that everyone was cautious of. Maybe it was the tattoos. Maybe it was the way he gave off a ‘don’t screw with me’ vibe. Maybe it was because he just told them to leave him the hell alone.
Regardless, people gave him his space.
He was screwed up, and everyone knew it.
He got tattoos because he liked the pain. He was standoffish. He didn’t have many friends outside of work. And the only thing he had going for him was that he was a good cop.
Everyone wondered about him, but no one asked.
The only one that didn’t treat him as if he was screwed up was Nikki Pena, a woman that he couldn’t have.
Nikki was that girl.
The one that everyone loved.
The one girl that he’d destroy if he let her have her way. What did she want?
But, he couldn’t give her him. She didn’t deserve what it would take to be with him.
So Michael would suffer in silence…or so he thought.
The woman who loved him had different ideas.
I loved this book. I think the reason I loved it so much is because the author puts mental illness in the forefront. Vale has written a main character that suffers from bipolar. The author doesn't downplay the illness, she discusses it in a a way that is pleasing and educational for the readers at the same time.
Michael is a character that has intrigued me since he came on the scene at the beginning. I think it's because he is the quiet character and his demeanor makes you want to find out more about him. Michael is complex. Not because of his bipolar but because he has scene a lot and it has defined him. He has been burned in the past, so he is skittish about jumping into anything. Michael is like a gentle giant though and I think that is a big reason as to why fans love him.
Nikki is the woman who will prove to Michael that he deserves happiness. I love her character because she is a strong female with a thick skin. She can hold her own against Michael and ignore the chatter of those around them. This is one of the things I love about Vale's books, her female characters are strong and not weak.
Vale once again has shown that she is a fantastic writer. This book is among my favorites. I look forward to more works from her in the future.
5 out of 5 Stars
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.