Release Day Review: Dirty Mother (Uncertain Saints MC #5) by Lani Lynn Vale

Posted November 3, 2016 by bookstobreathe in Book Review, Giveaway, New Release / 0 Comments

Release Day Review: Dirty Mother (Uncertain Saints MC #5) by Lani Lynn ValeTitle: Dirty Mother
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Uncertain Saints MC #5
Published by Self-Published
Release Date November 3, 2016
Genres: Erotic Romance, MC Romance, Romantic Suspense
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The thing about hitting rock bottom...

Ridley doesn’t think he has anything left to lose, not after the life he’s lived. Then he meets her, Freya Capone, the nurse who saves his life when the last thing he wants is to be saved.

One look at her, and he’s transfixed.

He doesn’t know what drives him to run by her house that night. Intuition. Sixth sense. Whatever it is, his gut screams at him to go, so he goes.

And thank God he does.

There isn’t any farther you can fall...


Freya hits bottom after her brother’s death. Her rock. Her best friend. Her everything. Gone.

She always knew it was a possibility that he might get hurt while on shift, but she never entertains the thought of him dying. Not until it’s too late.

She literally has nothing else to lose. Until she meets him. Ridley Walker. A biker with The Uncertain Saints MC and a local sheriff’s deputy.

The man responsible for taking away her best friend.

But at least you have a solid foundation to build upon...

The last thing Freya wants is to fall in love with the man responsible for her brother’s death. She doesn’t want to care that he is nearly killed. She doesn’t want to have anything to do with him.

But she can’t stay away.

And neither can he.

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Title: Dirty Mother

Series: Uncertain Saints MC #5

Genre: Erotic MC Romantic Suspense

Photographer: FuriousFotog

Cover Model:  Robert Simmons

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: November 3, 2016

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Excerpt

I listened, wondering where everyone was, when I came to the final hallway that led to the gym.

I came to an abrupt halt when I saw three women crowded around a door, all of them looking in on what was going on on the other side.

“Uhhh,” I said.  “What are y’all doing?”

None of them turned, but Lenore, Griffin’s wife, waved me over.

“Come here and see,” she said, holding out her hand for me.

I came, taking her hand, and peered over her shoulder.

My mouth dropped open as I got my first good look at the men in the gym.

No, the fact that nearly all of them were shirtless wasn’t the reason for the flabbergasted look on my face.

Nor was the fact that they all had so much weight on their bars or in their hands

No, it was the fact that nearly all of them were dancing.

To Sexy Back.

Griffin squatted to the beat of the music while Mig did some sort of shimmy with his hips as he did pushups on the ground.

The only one not dancing, out of the whole bunch, was Core, who was busy taping the entire thing from the corner of the room, unbeknownst to everyone else.

Had they known, they probably would’ve been kicking his ass.

But they didn’t know.

They just continued on with what they were doing, oblivious to their audience.

Then Pony came on, and I groaned right along with the rest of the ladies.

It was like Magic Mike, but better.

Much, much better.

Ridley took center stage then, jumping up on the blocks that the men used to do vertical jumps up onto, where he then proceeded to do some raunchy move with his hips that had me all hot and bothered in a matter of seconds.

A big, bad, tattooed biker that had the power to undo me.

“Oh, boy,” Tasha said.  “Would you look at that?”

I tore my eyes away from my man to follow where she was pointing, and I started to laugh.

Casten was dipping down low, twisting and bouncing as he curled huge weights that were at least the size of half my body.

That went on like that for four long minutes, and by the time they were finished and laughing, I was fanning myself.

“I think we’re going to be a little late,” I mentioned to the ladies.  “I’m needing some…attention.”

Annie, Mig’s woman, tossed me a look over her shoulder that clearly said I wasn’t the only one.

Taking that as my cue, I pushed through the doors.

“I need some time!” I announced to the group as a whole.

All eyes turned to me, but it was my man who was still bouncing on the balls of his feet, all hot and sweaty, his hair and beard slightly damp with his sweat, that had my full attention.

I started to fan myself almost reflexively, and he read me and my needs almost immediately.

He hopped down, walking towards me with a purposeful spring in his step.

He didn’t even bother to speak to me, only bent down slightly once he’d reached me, captured me just under the ass, and carried me out of the room.

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My Review

Brought together in the most unconventional of ways, I loved that these two fell in love whilst dealing/healing through a common grief. I love that kismet played a hand in their relationship getting off the ground and gaining the traction that it did when it easily could have fallen flat right out of the gate. They proved that if  you want something bad enough, neither time, space, nor location can dampen the visceral need to go after who you desire. They solidified that even in the darkest of times there is always someone out there who cares and quite possibly might be watching over you. My love for these two characters was instant and it didn’t dampen one bit as more and more pages were turned.

Freya was a new to us character, but Ridley was very prominent in his sister and Core’s book, Bad Apple. Hopefully you are reading this series in order, but if not, I highly recommend in the least to go back and read that book first because it provides a lot of background info that is thoroughly mentioned in this story. You won’t be lost if you don’t, but I’m a stickler for that kind of stuff. Stuck in a demoralizing job, struggling and failing to deal with the loss of her best friend/brother, and dealing with the constant harassment of an ornery neighbor, Freya was emotionally at the end of her straw. Each time we ventured into her thoughts, my heart broke a little more. If ever someone needed a hug, it was her. But even throughout all of this, she showed such moral strength. And by the time the story came to a close, I was in awe of her character. in her ability to love with such conviction and to fight for those she cared for with all her might. She won me over and I won’t soon forget her.

I loved that Ridley was just alpha enough without being overbearing. There was never a time in this story that I got annoyed with him for being bossy, impatient, and hard headed. I fell in love with his loyalty and strength of conviction to his family, be it his sister or his club. Truly he could do no wrong in my book. What really pushed me over the edge though was how honest he was with Freya. Where in many other books I’ve read in the past the character would have lied or skated the truth in quite a few situations that arose here, he was always up front with her and I really appreciated the truthfulness. Not only that, but the fact that he had such faith in Freya that she would be able to handle anything he threw at her, no matter how dire the situation appeared to be. There was just an instant likability about these two that I couldn’t get enough of.

Up next is probably one of my most anticipated LLV books; Wolf! I’ve been dying to know his full story ever since he was introduced in a past series so many books ago. Come on December!

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Whiskey Neat

(Uncertain Saints MC #1)

Amazon US

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Griffin Storm wasn’t prone to violence, but when someone takes what Griffin holds dear, the world as he knows it is gone.

Retaliation, revenge and rage fuels him. His MC, The Uncertain Saint’s, do their best to offer support, but Griffin is beyond redemption. He’ll do what he has to do. Kill who he has to kill.

He doesn’t care if that means he dies. If it gets him what he wants, then it’s worth it.

He fakes it all until the night he walks into a sex shop for batteries and lays eyes on a woman that will change his life.

Lenore makes him think past tomorrow. Makes him want to see just what the future might bring.

But his life’s a dangerous one built around pain and deception, and not for the faint of heart.

He won’t give up the past, not until he’s done what he promised to do.

And if that means she’s not there when the dust settles, he’ll risk it.

Lenore, though, won’t give up on him. She’ll fix him, whether he wants her to or not.


Jack & Coke

(Uncertain Saints MC #2)

Amazon US | My Review

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Lies

Mig’s wife is a bitch.

How else do you describe a woman that lies, cheats and steals to get what she wants?

That’s exactly what happens when she traps him into a marriage he wants nothing to do with, saddling him with a kid that he knows doesn’t deserve to be in a world like his.

He’s doing a pretty bang-up job at ignoring everything but his responsibilities as a DEA officer and a member of The Uncertain Saints MC.

Then his neighbor knocks on his door, and everything he thought he knew is blown out the window.

Deceit

Annie teaches Mig that not every woman is out to get him.

Her love for Mig stretches past what’s appropriate for two friends, and Annie soon straddles that invisible boundary between appropriate and inappropriate.

Annie’s not a cheater, though.

When she tries to say goodbye, Mig won’t let her leave, and soon the tiny town of Uncertain blows up with the news of Annie and Mig’s innocent friendship.

Betrayal

Matters of the heart are foreign to Mig, and it takes Annie being gutted for him to see the wrong he’s done.

He waits too long, though, and Annie’s heart is broken.

She wants it all, or she wants nothing. She can’t take anymore half-hearted attempts at being just friends.

The heart wants what it wants, and it doesn’t take long for Mig to realize that.

But just when Mig finally has it all in the palm of his hand, his life is ripped to shreds by a new player in the game, and it takes all of Annie’s love and devotion, as well as help from the men of The Uncertain Saint’s MC, to put Mig back together again.


Vodka On The Rocks

(Uncertain Saints MC #3)

Amazon US | My Review

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There are rules to life that one just obeys in order in her attempt stay on the right path. For example:

1. You don’t wear dirty panties out of the house. You just never know who’s going to see them.
2. A lady must always have chocolate at the ready—just in case the world as she knows it comes to an end.
3. You don’t egg on a drunk woman who’s pissed off at life.

Why, you ask? Because they start bar fights, that’s why.

Casten Red, the unofficial enforcer of The Uncertain Saints MC, wasn’t necessarily trying to urge her into doing anything illegal, and he definitely wasn’t trying to get her into a fight with a group of men who were all twice her size.

No, he only intended to give her the confidence to stand up for herself, just a little nudge in the right direction. How the hell was he supposed to know she’d go all Chuck Norris on them and put three of them in the hospital with concussions?

He should’ve followed his gut instinct and turned around that first moment he saw her in the bar, but Casten has never liked following the rules. Why the hell would he start now?


Bad Apple

(Uncertain Saints MC #4)

Amazon US | My Review

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The road to hell is paved with good intentions…

Apple “Core” Drew needs The Uncertain Saints MC like he needs air. He is barely making it through the day, and each one that goes by takes him closer and closer to hell. Literally, not figuratively.

He’s a half breath away from stepping over that line that separates right from wrong, and he could care less who knows it.

But then he meets an angel, the sister of a club member, and his whole outlook on life changes.

Just not for the better.

As surely as he’s ruined his life, he’ll ruin her life, too. One lapse in judgement on his part, and his one night of happiness turns into the worst nine months of his life.

Which he would’ve thought was damn near impossible with the things he’s done and seen.

But is the road to heaven paved with good actions?

It was the beard. The beard made her do it.

That’ll be her excuse for having sex with a man she just met, and she’s sticking to it.

Yeah, who was she kidding? It wasn’t the beard. It was the solemn and dejected way he looked at her. The almost desperate sadness she sees in his eyes calls out to her. The way his rough hands move over he skin has her longing for more.

She was sure she’d give anything to take that look out of his eyes, but she never anticipated that in doing do, things would go from bad to worse.

She wants more, but one day is all he’ll give her.

Until she dies, that is. Then it’s too late.


Rusty Nail

(Uncertain Saints MC #6)

Amazon US

Coming December 1st!

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He knows that pain makes you stronger…

Wolf isn’t always a good person, and he doesn’t hesitate to say what’s on his mind.
He is who he is, and he doesn’t offer apologies.
He isn’t out to impress anyone, and he doesn’t make excuses for his actions.

She knows that fear makes you braver…

Raven has made some bad decisions, and she’d give anything to go back in time and choose a different path.
The reality is that she can’t go back, and the day Wolf walks into her life, she finally realizes that maybe she doesn’t want to.
Wolf is everything she’s ever wanted, and the exact opposite of what she needs.

They both know heartbreak makes you wiser…

Wolf knows that this is not a good idea. There are a million reasons—all of them bad—telling him exactly why he should stay away.
But when Raven’s nightmares burst out of her dreams and into her reality, he doesn’t have a choice anymore.
He has to protect her, while somehow protecting his battered heart.

About Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a 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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