Series: Code 11-KPD SWAT #3
Published by Self-Published on July 2, 2015
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Also by this author: Put Out, Beard Mode, I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie, Fear the Beard, Son of a Beard, I'm Only Here For the Beard, Double Tap, Center Mass, Lights To My Siren, Halligan To My Axe, Whiskey Neat, Jack & Coke, Vodka on the Rocks, Bad Apple, Shock Advised, Charlie Foxtrot, Oxygen Deprived, Kill Shot, Controlled Burn, Flash Point , Coup De Grace
Also in this series: Double Tap, Center Mass, Charlie Foxtrot, Kill Shot, Coup De Grace
Lachlan Downy was a lover, not a fighter.
Okay, he wouldn't lie, he was a fighter, too. But nobody had to know that. Especially not Memphis Tennessee Conner and her stuffy attitude when it came to cops and ‘men like him.’
Memphis knew cops. Her daddy was a cop. He was also the president of a motorcycle club. Needless to say, he’s about as alpha as they come, and she’s tired of overbearing men who think they know how to run her life better than she does.
So when Downy comes into her life running his smooth talking mouth, she realizes that she’ll have to stand strong against his pretty words and promises to give her what she needs.
Downy is determined, though.
He’s the hostage negotiator for KPD SWAT, and he’s never met a person, man or woman, he couldn't talk around into his way of thinking.
Although, Memphis is about to show him just how much he miscalculated.
Seems Downy may not be as smooth as he thought, and Memphis is just the girl to show him the error of his ways.
With all the ups and downs, flips and dips that I experienced while reading Bang Switch by Lani Lynn Vale, the smile on my face never slipped (I just rhymed lol). Oddly, in moments where Memphis, Stone, or Downy would do something that would normally irritate me just expressed to me how important their communication to each other was (this won’t make sense to you until you read this story). Or, now that I think about it, their actions didn’t irritate me, or really faze me because the story was so much bigger than their sometimes silly actions.
Downy, my love, where have you been all my literary life?! You’re like a modern day Jamie Fraser on steroids!
I have patiently been waiting for Downy’s story since he was introduced in the Freebird series way back when. He was swoon-worthy as soon as he was described as a ginger headed Highlander look alike hence the Jamie Fraser comparison. It doesn’t hurt that he has a beard and tats…extra swoon!!
Memphis’ character completely surprised me. She was unlike any other female character I’ve read by Lani Lynn Vale to date. Memphis knew when to be ballsy, tolerant, and vulnerable in moments that were completely genuine, especially for someone so young. All these qualities gave her the needed points when it came to dealing with Downy since he was older than her. Memphis’ age reveal shocked Downy as well, he seriously felt like he was robbing the cradle (that scene was funny).
Downy and Memphis’ relationship was so unique that if Luke’s, and sometimes Nico’s, name hadn’t been mentioned I would’ve found it hard to even bridge the connection between them and the previous books in this series. Some might see this as a bad thing, maybe seeing this as saying there’s a disconnect with the other characters, but that’s not what I’m saying. Each book in this series, and others by Lani Lynn Vale, can each stand on its own feet without needing the crutch of other books to shoulder it, plus the uniqueness of Bang Switch, endeared me more to the story. Both Downy and Memphis are very independent so while sometimes they were a part of a group they still seemed like they were in their own little world. This could also be attributed to the skills of the author making each characters’ thoughts so transparent and unique that it was so easy to be completely focused on them and the story that you didn’t really pay attention to the other characters.
While I enjoyed the other books in the series, Bang Switch by Lani Lynn Vale, has become my favorite out of this series. I was so drawn to this story and the characters that I felt sort of fiendish for it when I would wake up after having no choice but to put it down when my eyes wouldn’t stay open the night before.
Mystery, suspense, comedy, extremely hot sexy times, and likable characters…what more could you ask for?