Release Day Review: Oxygen Deprived (Kilgore Fire #3) by Lani Lynn Vale

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Release Day Review: Oxygen Deprived (Kilgore Fire #3) by Lani Lynn ValeTitle: Oxygen Deprived
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Kilgore Fire #3
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: August 4, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense
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No take-backs.

That was the motto that Drew lived by in all things, including his love life.
He’s a player, pure and simple.
He’s learned the hard way that women aren’t all hearts and flowers. Sometimes their sexy bodies and beautiful faces are just a pretty shield to hide the crazy, and he’s so freakin’ over crazy.
Been there, done that. He has the divorce papers to prove it.

Karma hits like a bitch.

Aspen needs a break. A long one that doesn’t include anything with a Y chromosome. Not even one as tempting as her new neighbor who just moved in across the street. Men are trouble with a capital freakin’ T, and she has the ankle monitor to prove it. The last man she gave her heart to was a police officer. A man whose life was dedicated to protection, and he was supposed to protect her heart—not break it. She decides right then and there that she’s done with being the better person.

Everything happens for a reason.

A rash decision—undoubtedly regrettable, undeniably unforgettable. In the heat of the moment, Aspen’s actions with a tire iron and her ex-boyfriend’s brand new SUV land him in the ER getting stitches and have her seeing the inside of a jail cell for the first time.

It’s just her luck that the whole town is there to witness the result of her poor decision, including her police officer brother and the neighbor that already made it more than clear she was more trouble than she was worth. House arrest never looked so good.

Hide your crazy.

Drew enjoyed the show, though. For the first time in a year, he’s thinking about his life, and how it
would be a lot more enjoyable with a woman like Aspen at his side.

Maybe crazy isn’t so bad after all.

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Title: Oxygen Deprived

Series: Kilgore Fire #3

Genre: Erotic Romantic Suspense

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Release: August 4, 2016

Cover Model: Gary Taylor 

Photographer: Furious Fotog





I slammed my fingers down on the keyboard, insanely annoyed that I now had to tell how fun the product was, despite the fact that the person I’d had the fun with was a douche bag.

A knock sounded at my door and I turned to glare at it.

“Who is it?” I yelled.

“You know damn well who it is. It’s the same person that’s been knocking at your door for the last twelve hours,” Drew growled.

I shrugged.

“Go away,” I ordered him.

I could hear him sigh through the door.

“In my eyes, the marriage Constance and I had was over,” he started.

I picked up the nearest thing to me, which happened to be a half finished water bottle, and then launched it at the door.

“Go away!”

He left, but not without one last parting comment.

“I still have a few things left in that box that I want to try on you. When you’re ready, let me know.”

I glared at the box he’d just spoken about, and went back to my review.

If you’re looking for a fun, awesome thing to do with your significant other, this is the thing for you. It offers many benefits; but most importantly, it gives you time with your significant other. And, might I add, it’s totally fucking worth it. I’ve used it three times in the last two days. It’s like he’s here.

On a side note, the vibrator is not very proficient. It offers about two hours of battery life before they need replaced.

Not that I used it for two hours or anything.

Oh, who am I kidding?

I would’ve used it longer if I hadn’t run out of batteries.


My Review

This was an odd one for me and I’m finding it hard figuring out the words to describe how I felt. There were so many things I loved about it, and they were the same things I love about EVERY LLV book. I think my biggest gripe is that I felt like the story moved way too fast. There were facets that I would have liked to see explored in more depth and others that I would have prefered to last longer. Some instances felt like there was a ton of build up and then no relief. Some things that you thought were going to be epic, but just fell flat. There was just too much rushing and it felt as if she tried to put so much in the book that there just wasn’t enough time. But at the end of the day it came down to characters that I fell in love with and a storyline I won’t soon forget. And for those reasons alone, I’ll surely revisit the book again in the future.

I was very intrigued going into this story because I knew our heroine was the sister of a former hero from another book and for the life of me I couldn’t figure out who he was. Then when I did I was kicking myself because it was so obvious. You would think me having read his book twice already I would have remembered, but this would be the reason I re-read books in series so much. No retention. That being said, I found myself, more than once, wanting to kick him in the junk throughout this story. He just kept letting her down or ignoring her altogether and that just wasn’t the man I had fallen in love with previously. I wanted to give him a good shake to open his eyes to what was right in front of him. This was the main facet of this story that I wish had been explored more. I don’t feel like it was resolved; at least not in a manner I would have expected.

But on to our couple of the hour; Drew and Aspen. I love that right from the beginning we are given a glimpse into their past that gave us such promise for their distant future. I love that they weren’t instantly thrown together; rather they had a lot of life to live before fate found them in the same place again. I loved that they started up with a flirtatious friendship and not immediately jumped into the sack. The buildup was delicious and I savored every moment of it. The many scenes with her product testing were pure comedic genius and probably some of my most favorite scenes I’ve read in all her books. They had me laughing so hard I fell off the couch a time or two. Mostly I loved how they seemed to just flawlessly fit together. It was as if everyone in their past had been just a precursor to them finding each other again. Purely life lessons on the road to forever. I loved how strong Aspen was no matter what life threw at her, or rather what she threw at life. I loved how Drew loved her. I loved how he was her rock and from the beginning had her back when not many others in her life did. He won me over quickly and they soon became one of my favorite LLV couples. I cannot wait for the next installment!




Shock Advised

(Kilgore Fire #1)

Amazon US

My Review

Shock Advised (1)

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.

Flash Point

(Kilgore Fire #2)

Amazon US

My Review

Flash Point Book cover (1)

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.

Controlled Burn

(Kilgore Fire #4)

Amazon US

Coming October 5th!


July Dupree and Dean ‘PD’ Hargrove fell head over heels in love. When PD comes home to tell July the good news about joining the SWAT team as a tactical medic, everything changes.

July can’t fathom why PD would want to be a cop in this day and age. Wasn’t it enough that he already had a dangerous job with the fire department? Now he has to add another, even more dangerous, job to the equation? With so many cruel people in the world who make a sport out of hurting cops just because of the badge they wear, she has to make him understand. But when he refuses to listen to her reasoning, she feels she has no other choice but to issue an ultimatum: her or the SWAT team.

Dean doesn’t like ultimatums. He’s furious with July for putting him in the awful position of having to choose between a dream and her.
July never believes for a second that he’d choose the SWAT team over her, but she is wrong.

A year later, they’re both still in love with each other, but neither one is willing to budge regardless of their feelings.

July’s feelings for Dean haven’t changed, in fact her love for him has only grown. But seeing him living his life seemingly unaffected by the loss of what they had breaks her heart over and over each time she sees him.

Dean has a good poker face, though. He’s just going through the motions of his life until finally, the smoldering embers of his feelings erupt into a full-on blaze of emotion, burning through everything but his love for July. When the smoke clears, Dean wants to know if they can reignite the fire of their love or is he destined to live his life in a constant state of controlled burn?

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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