Somethin' About That Boy by Lani Lynn Vale

June 07, 2020

I wanted her to love me.
Even more, I was excited that she did.

-- Synopsis --

Somethin About That Boy by Lani Lynn Vale
Banner Spurlock knew the moment that he walked into Kilgore High School and saw Perry Street that life was about to get interesting.

Forced to move due to a problem at home, a problem in the form of his ex-best friend hating him for something that Banner’s father did, Banner doesn’t think very much could improve in his life.

He left his status as king of Benton High School behind and moved to a new school where not only would he have to try out for a new football team and prove himself, but he’d also have to find a place for himself in the hierarchy.

Only, the moment that he arrives, he knows that finding a place for himself won’t be too hard. Especially when his reputation follows him all the way to Kilgore, Texas.


Perry Street hates school. She hates her peers—most of them anyway—and she hates her classes. All she wants to do is finish her senior year, graduate, and find a place that will give her a full scholarship so that she doesn’t have to be stuck here forever.

That’s her goal, anyway.

Then she walks into first period, on her first day of her senior year, and sits down. Seconds later, he walks in and changes every single plan she’s ever made.

It isn’t long before Perry starts to fall for the bad boy who doesn’t care who he does and doesn’t impress. The boy makes her heart flutter. The boy makes her want things that she’s never wanted before. Not ever.

The boy brings trouble with him that nearly kills her.

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-- My Two Cents --

After finding out that Banner would be coming to town in Maybe Swearing Will Help (Ford & Ashe's book), I didn't even think about him getting his own story. I thought I would find out snippets and stuff through other books. Imagine my surprise and delight to find out that we get to meet Banner!

Let me tell you... it's gonna sound sooooo bad, but... Banner Spurlock was delicious! Honestly, where were all the guys like him when I was in high school? He was smart, sweet, charming, obviously gorgeous, and this book had him shaping up to be one incredible hero.

After Banner's dad (a cop) shot Vance's dad (who was holding a gun to his wife's head), Banner's one time friend had turned into his worst enemy. He made Banner's high school experience, his very life, a living hell. When it becomes clear that it will never get better, Banner's dad decides to send him off to a new school, closer to his brother, and hopefully he'll be able to be safe and happy. And happy he turned out to be because one of the first people he meets is Perry, the grouchy girl in sweats who doesn't seem to want to give him the time of day. He makes quick friends with the football team, takes over as quarterback, and finds an in with Perry. Life is good... until Vance shows up at this new school.

There was the usual angst you'd find in a high school romance, but the author created a world where the primary characters took center stage and their drama was pretty miniscule. I easily fell in love with Banner and Perry and all of the side characters. I'm crossing my fingers that they'll get their own stories because Slone needs a book! LLV nailed young love!!

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-- 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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