Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Kilgore Fire #1
Release Date: April 6, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense
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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.
Title: Shock Advised
Series: Kilgore Fire #1
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Erotic Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 6, 2016
I’d made it out the door, and nearly to the ambulance entrance when the man that was supposed to pick me up three hours ago, came through the door looking ragged.
I stopped and moved to the side, allowing him to come through with his patient.
He was at a near run and didn’t stop to say hi as he ran for the side entrance into the ER.
Not that I expected him to.
I walked out the door and stopped at the sidewalk, waiting for the shuttle to take me to the parking lot where I’d left my car before work.
The hospital was expanding, meaning that there was tons of equipment and supplies in the parking lot where all the employees used to park.
Now the employees had to park a nearly five-minute shuttle ride away, which meant I had a bit of wait, giving Tai enough time to come back outside to his rig and see me.
“Hey!” He called.
I turned and looked at him.
“Yeah?” I asked.
“Get in,” he said.
I blinked, looking over at the ambulance, then back at him.
He sighed and started toward me.
I waved at PD, who had a small smile on his face.
He waved back and got into the front of the ambulance.
“It wasn’t a question. It was a demand. Let’s go,” he said once he reached me.
I laughed at him.
“You’re not my daddy, Tai,” I said to him.
“Let’s fuckin’ hope not. Now let’s go.”
This time he took my arm, and I had to stand up since his grip was relentless.
He wasn’t hurting me, but he had enough power in his grip to do so if he really wanted to.
I dragged my feet as he pulled me in the direction of the ambulance.
“I’ve never been in an ambulance before,” I admitted, looking at the huge boxy vehicle warily.
“Cool. I’ll make sure your first time’s good for you,” he teased.
I swallowed my tongue.
He laughed at my expression and opened the passenger side door.
“Get in the middle,” he ordered.
“There’s not a seat in the middle,” I said dumbly.
“There isn’t. But you can sit directly behind my seat in the back,” he said, pointing to the opening to the back.
I did as I was told, patting PD on the shoulder as I passed.
“Nice ass,” he said.
I glared at him once I took my seat.
“A gentleman wouldn’t look at a woman when she was in that position,” I admonished him.
He laughed like I told him a really good joke.
Tai took his seat and buckled up.
I did the same and looked around the area.
I wasn’t lying when I said I’d never been in an ambulance before.
The back rocked when PD turned out of the hospital parking lot, and my stomach rolled.
By the time we’d made it to the intersection that turned onto Main Street, I was ready to puke.
“Tai?” I asked, placing my hand over my mouth.
“Yeah?” He called from the front seat.
The radio squawked, drowning out my reply.
I looked around for anything I could use to throw up in, because it was only moments away, and found a barf bag…or at least what I thought to be a barf bag.
Needless to say, that was what it was used for as I heaved up my dinner and lunch, and probably even last week’s lunch.
Tai poked his concerned gaze around the partition, looked at me, and cursed.
I continued to puke.
Who knew that the back of an ambulance would make my car sickness days return with a vengeance?
Tai wormed his way through the opening, and if I were feeling better, I would’ve laughed at the way he’d had to squeeze his shoulders through.
“Go upfront,” he ordered.
I ignored him in favor of puking again.
So even though I’d seen her name and books around, I’d yet to pick up one until about two weeks ago. Well, I picked up one book and went on a binge that lasted a week and a half and when all was said and done, I’d read all 22 books she’s released and was suffering from one heck of a book hangover! I was so invested in these character’s lives that I almost wanted to start reading them all over again. That doesn’t happen very often for me, and I’m already counting down the days until I can revisit them. Since meeting Tai in Jack’s book, Last Day of My Life, I’ve been eagerly awaiting his story and let me tell you; he was well worth the wait!
More so that any of her other books, this one physically hurt me to read. I can’t really even touch on the issue without giving anything away, but you’ve been warned; have tissues handy. Just know that each time Mia cried, each time she screamed, each time she broke down, I was right there with her. A few chapters in and I could barely breathe. But even though it was painful, it was oh so delicious and worth it in the end. I loved how Tai was there for her every step of the way, even when he barely knew her. There was this connection they shared that just couldn’t be explained, yet couldn’t be denied either. It was raw, true, and utterly beautiful. My only qualm about the story is that even though there was so many mentions in his and Jack’s book about their deceased sister Catori, it was never really explained a whole lot. And since it was told that Tai blamed himself for her death, I would have expected more of a backstory for her. Other than that though, this book was complete perfection. We were given a small insight to the next couple in the series and I cannot wait to dive into that story when it comes out in a couple of months! I just can’t get enough of this author!
Coming June 2nd!
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 home town, 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 their lives crash together. Their love consuming everything in it’s path.