Wednesday, April 6, 2016

5 Star Review of Shock Advised by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Shock Advised
Series: Kilgore Fire Series #1
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 6, 2016 
Taima, a.k.a. Tai, is the last person people come to for help. He’s the fuck up…the bad boy…the guy that only looks out for himself.
Which couldn’t be further from the truth.
He’s fought hard to become the man he is today. He’s a hero in the public’s eye. A firefighter that the young all the way to the old turn to for help at the lowest point in their lives.
What people don’t know, though, is that he’s no hero. He’s the reason his sister is dead, and he’ll spend the rest of his life trying to right that wrong.
Then one split second decision has him coming face to face with Mia Darling. The woman changes his life, making him reevaluate everything he thought he had figured out, and showing him the tenderness he never knew he needed.
Just like always, though, his luck runs out.
When the smoke settles, Mia’s gone, and Tai realizes there’s no way he can live the rest of his life without her. He’ll show her just how hard a bad boy will fight to get his woman back, and he’s not opposed to fighting dirty.

Shock Advised, more level like Tearjerker Advised. OMG, the feels! This has to be one of the more emotional books that Vale has written. From the beginning you are pulled in and feel the emotional pain the characters feel. I was sitting up at midnight reading the book and crying. How was I supposed to go to sleep after that tearjerker? It's not all Kleenex worthy, there are some funny parts too. It is well balanced with the emotion and humor. 

I was so happy that Tai got his own book. I remember him being mentioned in earlier books but he never got his HEA. He does now. His character has been through a lot and it great that he finally finds happiness. 
We find out a lot about Tai in this book. He has this need to help, especially if it's a female. It's not a bad thing but it can distort his perception. He may think that he's attracted to someone or in love with them but really it's his need to help that's pushing him. 
When he meets Mia, at first you that that this relationship will be based on him helping her. As the storyline progresses, you see that's not the case. Mia has been through the wringer. She's dealt another blow but luckily Tai is there to catch her. Even though her life has seen sadness, she still stands strong. I think that's what makes her perfect for Tai. He needs someone he doesn't have to feel the need to "fix" or help constantly. He is there to help, if need be though. 

Vale accepts the challenge of making each book better than the lasts and succeeds in doing that. Even though we know that we will get our HEA with each book, the storyline surpasses what we thought it would be. I love reading this author's books and I look forward to many more in the future. 

My Rating:
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.

Title: Flash Point
Series: Kilgore Fire Series #2
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 2, 2016
Masen Crisfield fell in love with Booth Jones when she was sixteen years old. Booth was the love of her life. The rock she needed to get her through the day. Then she rips his heart out while he’s deployed, leaving him wondering just what he’d done to warrant something so severe as a breakup that neither of them wanted.
Stubbornness is their middle name, and ten long years pass before either one of them try to breach the gap.
Circumstances force Booth to come home, and within an hour of him being back in his hometown, there she is. Right back in the forefront of his mind where he knows she shouldn’t be.
The day he starts his first civilian job at Kilgore Fire Department, his worst fear of seeing Masen is realized. And not only does he see her, but he sees her with another man. A fellow firefighter that he has to trust with his life.
It soon becomes apparent that they are both still just as much in love with each other now as they were the moment they met. But there’s a problem. Booth’s married, and Masen’s in a committed relationship.
They fight the pull with everything they have, but they’re both about to learn the true meaning of flash point as the two of their lives crash together. Their love consuming everything in its path.


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