Release Week Review: Flash Point (Kilgore Fire #2) by Lani Lynn Vale

Posted June 6, 2016 by bookstobreathe in Book Review, New Release / 0 Comments

Release Week Review: Flash Point (Kilgore Fire #2) by Lani Lynn ValeTitle: Flash Point
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Kilgore Fire #2
Publisher: Self-Published
Release Date: June 2, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Romantic Suspense
More Info: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon US
Purchase: Barnes & Noble
Purchase: Amazon UK
Purchase: iTunes
Purchase: Kobo
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.

Flash Point Banner

Title: Flash Point

Series: Kilgore Fire #2

Author: Lani Lynn Vale

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: June 2, 2016

Cover Model: Quinn Biddle

Photographer: FuriousFotog

Flash Point Book cover




My Review

It should come to no surprise to anyone that knows me well just how much I adore second chance romances. There’s something so magical and heartbreaking about a couple that was together years ago, and for whatever reason, they aren’t anymore. There’s something so raw about the way they fight against each other and eventually fight their way back TO each other. It’s in the way they do these things that you truly understand their character. It’s in the way they bare their souls to each other, the way they conquer their fears, and the way they work against outside sources. Because it’s through these trials and tribulations that you fully come to appreciate how fantastic they are together. Flash Point had all those qualities and more and it’s for exactly those reasons that I couldn’t tear myself away from reading it. So much so that it immediately prompted me to go back and read three of her other series that I had just read a few months prior. My addiction to her books is second only to one other author and I foresee myself reading them multiple times over the coming years.

I love how angst filled the first few chapters were; how my heart felt as if it were breaking into a million pieces. How Booth lashed out and tried in vain to hide how he was really feeling, when all he wanted to do was wrap his arms around her and never let go. I loved that no matter how hard Masen tried, she could never truly hide her feelings for him. He was the accelerant and she was the flame and when they came together, it was beautifully combustible. This was a couple that fit together so flawlessly that it was hard to believe they ever separated in the first place. But that’s the thing with life; there’s no hitting the pause button. Even if you stop or end something, time keeps passing. The only thing you can hope for is that you come to your realizations before it’s too late.

As I’ve come to expect from her books, I was anticipating the intermingling of the side characters, both new and old, as well as the bit of suspense. There wasn’t as much as they has been in her other books, but for this couple, there was just the right amount. Because for this couple, none of that outside noise was really needed. To stay true to them, it was mostly all about them, and it couldn’t have been more perfect. I felt like some of the synopsis was overstated/misleading, and for that I was a tad disappointed. But I got over it really quickly the more I fell in love with them. I just felt like it added unnecessary drama. But it was all in the road towards them finding their way back to each other, so all’s well that ends well.

I’m  looking forward to seeing where this series goes next. I know the heroine is related to someone in one of her other series, but we don’t know as of yet who that is. I’m eager to find out!

Flash Point 6X9


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.

Oxygen Deprived

(Kilgore Fire #3)

Amazon US

Coming August 4th!


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; 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.

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.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.