ARC Review: THE HAIL YOU SAY by Lani Lynn Vale

January 10, 2018

The Hail You Say by Lani Lynn Vale
Get out!

He yelled those words at the love of his life twelve years ago, and to this day, Reed Hail regrets them. He’s always been the type of person to speak before he thinks, and apologies have never come easy.

It’s been over a decade since she was his, and he stubbornly thinks that he can keep on living without her.

He couldn’t be more wrong.

The last thing he needs is her vagina anywhere near his exam table. But nobody ever asks him what he wants.

Maybe he should’ve gone into the auto-recovery business after all.

I hate you.

Krisney Shaw would take those words back in a heartbeat if she could. In fact, she would take back everything.

Never meeting him would be the perfect place to start. The memory of Reed Hail haunts her—morning, noon, and night. Then, to add insult to injury, she has to see him being happy while she’s breaking a little more inside every single day.

Reed Hail is her worst nightmare because she’s constantly reminded of exactly what she’s missing—the other half of her soul.

Just when she thinks things can’t get worse, she sees his sexy, bearded face over the top of her paper gown, and she’s lost all over again.

Don’t ever let me go.

Both Reed and Krisney are determined to avoid each other. They do a great job of it, too…not.

One ill-timed gynecological exam changes everything. One single second in time shows Reed what he’s missing—literally and figuratively—and suddenly he’s back at square one.

The only problem with being back at square one? He won’t be able to leave her a second time.

Especially since the first time around he didn’t have a child with her to consider.

You know you want it!


My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Remember when I wrote my 5-star review for book #4 of this series, What the Hail, and stated that Lani Lynn Vale had stepped into the ranks of my one-clickers? Well, with The Hail You Say, that statement couldn’t be more true. Why? Well, the first book I read from her was hilarious as heck with a bit of drama and suspense mixed in. This one was sweetly moving, heart-wrenching, dramatic, and just as awesome! I feel like I got to see another side to this author and I’m absolutely loving it!!

Reed and Krisney met when they were young (he was 18, she was 16) and fell in love quite quickly. They were destined to be together forever. A heartbreaking tragedy tore these young lovers apart and although they still loved each other and wanted to be together, for 12 years Reed couldn’t figure out how to make it work. Kris was a constant reminder of a pain his family only wanted to forget. But his heart could never let her go. Will fate step in and make things right?

I LOVED these characters. While I enjoyed and was entertained by the plot, this story was more character-driven than anything else. At least in my opinion. Their feelings for each other were intense and their chemistry was off-the-charts hot! My heart broke for both of them and what they seemed to have suffered by being apart over the years. Their anguish virtually seeped from the pages and I was their one-woman cheering squad. The author wove a story that had some nightmarish qualities and some fanatical suspense and created something beautiful in the destruction. Reed and Krisney didn’t have an easy road. Far from it. If you’re expected something light and fluffy, you won’t find that here. There’s years of pain, distrust, miscommunication, yearning, and so much love. And I believe that every ounce of emotion was stunningly captured in the story created for these characters.

For those who need to know if there is any safety issues in this novel… NO WAY!! Honestly, I feel I have to spoil this little part because I still can’t believe it and when I read it I couldn’t stop the huge grin that took over my face but… Drumroll please… both Krisney AND Reed were pseudo-celibate for the 12 years they were apart.

Yup, it’s true. Trust me, it was a very shocking discovery. However, it made me love these characters even more. It made me believe in them and their love and their destiny even more. It made it easy for me to keep right on cheering for them from the stands. There are more than enough heartbreaking scenes to go around and I did get a sting in my eye as a tear tried to get out. Don’t worry, I sucked that puppy right back in. No crying!! However, the pain was outshined by the beauty and I think the author found a fair balance that definitely worked in this book’s favor. I could go on and on about how fantastic this story is, but I won’t keep you any longer. I think it’s beyond obvious how much I loved it. Share my happy and one-click The Hail You Say today!!

Expected Release Date: January 11, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Second Chance Romance
POV: Dual - 1st person
Heat: 4 out of 5
Series/Standalone: Standalone - Book #5 of the Hail Raisers series

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