Get Bucked by Lani Lynn Vale

April 17, 2020

Get Bucked by Lani Lynn Vale


-- About the Book --
Darby has always been ‘that’ guy.
The guy that no man, woman, or child wants around their loved one.
See, a long time ago he made some bad decisions. Those bad decisions have haunted him ever since. No matter what he does, people still see him as the town’s screw up. The boy that sold his soul to the Devil.
Years later, he’s turned himself around. Made amends and ultimately turned into a generally good guy. Only, it’s hard to act like a good guy when people still treat you like the old you, and not the new you.
Enter Waylynn Jennings.
Waylynn has watched Darby Valentine from afar for a very long time.
She’s witnessed the changes in him and knows the only reason he’s so mean is to protect the man that lies within. A battered, injured soul that deserves more than what he’s received. Even his own family takes him for granted.
She’s made it her new mission in life to prove to everyone that Darby isn’t the bad guy. That he’s a kind-hearted, sweet soul that’s just looking for a place to fit in.
Only, Darby is fairly sure that Waylynn is out to kill him, not help him. How else do you explain all the fights he’s having to break up on her behalf, or all the times he has to come to her rescue when she’s managed to put her cute little butt right in the middle of something where it shouldn’t be?
There’s obviously only one solution. He has to make her his. Then everyone will know not to mess with her. Darby Valentine protects what’s his. No matter what the cost.

-- My Ramblings --
I think Darby Valentine is one of my favorite cowboys ever! He used to be proverbial bad boy of Kilgore... and when I say bad, I mean baaaaaad! He was so bad that his brothers, the men who loved him most, didn't expect him to be any better. Even when he had obviously changed, settling into being a man and leaving the bad behavior and actions behind, they were still waiting for the other shoe to drop. At first, their skepticism was something Darby could understand. He was that bad. However, when he went to school and graduated at the top of his class, proving he was much more than he was, he expected something to change. Maybe to receive the respect he never earned before? When he feels shortchanged because he wants more out of his life, he realizes that he needs to leave the family homestead.

I remembered Waylynn from a previous book in the series and I honestly thought, from my first impression of her, that this would be an enemies-to-lovers romance. But aside from a brief, slightly hostile beginning, she and Darby meshed like peanut butter and jelly. Their relationship was just so effortless. She came from an unorthodox upbringing and her father really deserved a box to his ears, but Way grew up to be brilliantly beautiful. I loved how sweet these two were together and their seamless chemistry easily made this a story to fall in love with. I keep saying... LLV stories are always winners!

-- About Lani Lynn Vale --
Lani Lynn Vale 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. She writes contemporary and romantic suspense, and has a love for all things romance. 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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