ARC Review: KINDA DON'T CARE by Lani Lynn Vale

April 03, 2018

Kinda Don't Care by Lani Lynn Vale
She’s in a white dress that dances around her ankles, and her hair tumbles in a long sheet of curls down her back. A veil covers her beautiful eyes, and she smiles directly at him. Janie is everything Rafe’s ever imagined she would be on her wedding day.

Breathtaking. Gorgeous. Perfect.

The moment he sees her walking down the aisle towards him, he knows that she’s the one.

Then she passes him, making her way to the man she’s to marry.

A man that wasn’t him.

A man that he knows with one hundred percent certainty isn’t good enough for her.

It seems that her father isn’t the only one who’s having a hard time giving her away. Rafe only wishes he knew why.

Everything about Janie sparks protective instincts he doesn’t feel for anyone, not even his own fiancé.

What he feels for the bride, however, isn’t merely a simple attraction. He knows that something is there just beneath the surface…if only he could reach it.

It has to be something huge, too, otherwise he wouldn’t be drinking whiskey straight from the flask in a church pew and wondering how many years he would do in prison if he shot the groom in front of about a hundred witnesses—half of those being cops.

He was good…but not that good.

A near-death experience cost Rafe almost six months of his memory, but right now he can’t help but feel like a huge mistake is being made on both of their parts. One that’s going to cost him everything.

Then she says I do.

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Fuzzin Hell! Lani Lynn Vale does it to me every time! She wooed me, tugged my heart right out of my chest, kissed it better, and then put me back together with one of the sweetest happy endings.

Rafe has intrigued the heck out of me ever since I started meeting the characters this author has created. He’s always there, mostly in the background, orchestrating lives and manipulating situations. I wanted to know where he came from, what he did, and what made him the man he was. I was beyond eager to read his story and it was so much better than I anticipated.

Rafe was mysterious, courageous, honorable, adventurous, kind hearted, and so freaking sexy. The love and affection he’s held in his heart for Janie made my heart swoon. Their story began with a girlish crush for the dark and deadly shadow that passed intermittently through her life. It grew into mutual fondness, attraction, and then love once she reached an appropriate age. They were so incredibly sweet together. However, Rafe was looking for justice and after something goes wrong on his mission, he gets injured and not only does he forget the last six months of his life, he forgets Janie too.

This story was full of heart and had my emotions running the gamut from sorrow to glee. While it was full of angst, this story had me laughing too. And the chemistry between the characters? Let’s just say that Rafe would melt the panties off of women, young and old. Muy caliente!

Rafe’s amnesia gave these lovers a second chance at love and to get it right. Kinda Don’t Care is a story but an extremely strong yet vulnerable man who more than meets his match. It’s a story that touched me in more ways than one and allowed me to feel like I was experiencing it more than just reading it. Then again, the same can be said for any story I’ve read by this author. These characters owned me from beginning to end and I fully expect to see them again.

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review*

Release: 04.05.2018 | Contemporary Romance w/ suspense elements | Dual POV - 1st person | Heat: 4 | Standalone - Simple Man Series #1

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