Release Day Review: Lord Have Mercy (The Southern Gentleman #2) by Lani Lynn Vale

Posted April 24, 2019 by bookstobreathe in Book Blitz/Promo, Book Review, New Release / 0 Comments

Release Day Review: Lord Have Mercy (The Southern Gentleman #2) by Lani Lynn ValeTitle: Lord Have Mercy
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Series: The Southern Gentleman #2
Publisher: Dixie Wardens Inc
Release Date: April 23, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Poor judgment: knowing better yet doing it anyway.

Flint Stone is a professional in every way.

He’s a police officer with the K-9 unit and works at Gun Barrel High as the school resource officer. In his spare time, he’s working his heart out to create a successful gym from the ground up.

He’s loved by every single person he ever encounters—student, faculty, and employees—Everyone but Camryn Elvis Presley.

The only thing they have in common is their mothers’ poor excuses for names.
Period. The end.

So why is it every time she crosses his path that he has the urge to mess up her perfectly curled hair? Or unbutton a few of her prim and proper buttons?

He knows he should stay away, yet like the high schoolers he’s around every day, he has no choice but to react first and think about the consequences later.

Side note—bad decisions are made, leading to lapses in judgment that threaten both of their jobs. Yet when the time comes, neither one can seem to find the wherewithal to care. Why? Because being bad feels so good.

Title: Lord Have Mercy

Series: The Southern Gentleman #2

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Photography: FuriousFotog

Cover Model: Chase Ketron

Cover Design: Cover Me Darling LLC

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: April 23, 2019

My Review

There is something about this author’s books that inherently bring a smile to my face no matter the mood I happen to be in. I flip open my Kindle to the very first page, anticipation at all all time high, and suddenly I am home. Whether it be the next book in a series I’ve already started or completely new characters, I enter each one with a sense of wonderment I don’t always find in other books.

I loved the teasing nature between Flint and Camryn and how they eased into their relationship so seamlessly. Whomever came before ceased to exist and it was just them. Through following the author on Instagram, I love how she weaves things she’s going through in her real life into her stories. I don’t know much about CrossFit except for the fact it scares the heck out of me. That only intensified reading this story, but I loved how big of a part it played between not only the main characters but all the side ones as well. At times, it was almost like the gym was the third main character in this story and surprisingly, I didn’t hate it. Not only did it allow our characters to have a common ground, it introduced us more to what I hope are the stars of the next book in this series.

My only gripe is I wish there had been more of a danger element. Don’t get me wrong, there was some, just not to the level I’ve come to enjoy in her books. Sometimes her stories are so emotional, you don’t also need the danger, but I’ll admit I missed it here. Regardless, it’s definitely a story I will come back to read again and another fantastic installment into the Southern Gentleman series. Highly recommend!

Hissy Fit

(The Southern Gentleman #1)

Amazon US | My Review

He is the one that never looks her way.

He is handsome and strong.

He is rough around the edges and mean.

He is everything she’s ever wanted.

He doesn’t even know she exists.

Her life is a joke.


She doesn’t step on cracks in the sidewalk.

She laughs at inappropriate times.

She talks when she shouldn’t.

She is clumsy and trips on air.

She is finally on his radar.

God help her now.

About Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Romantic Suspense and has a love for all things romance. Lani is married to the love of her life that she met in high school. She fell in love with him because he was wearing baseball pants. Ten years later they have three perfectly crazy children and a cat named Demon who likes to wake her up at ungodly times in the night. They live in the greatest state in the world, Texas. You can find Lani in front of her computer writing away in her fictional characters world… that is until her husband and kids demand sustenance in the form of food and drink.

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