Series: Code 11-KPD SWAT #1
Published by Self-Published on May 1, 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
Also in this series: Double Tap
Luke Roberts came to the small lazy town of Kilgore, Texas with one thing on his mind: Forgetting. He wanted to forget why he left. Forget those emerald green eyes that haunted his dreams. And forget how it felt to have his heart ripped out of his chest by a woman who didn’t like the fact that he had a child. It was something he’d been doing a damn fine job of doing, too. Until Reese smashed through every one of his defenses, and made him feel again.
Reese Doherty was just trying to do the best for her little girl. So she moved to the little boomtown nearly an hour from where she grew up to be the school nurse for Kilgore’s littlest people. That’s where she met him. The SWAT officer and the man that would change her life forever. The sexy man who liked to drive fast, and live life like it should be lived. He drove her crazy, and became something she could barely live without.
But Luke was a hero. A man used to risking his life to make the world a safer place. Something Reese had to decide whether she could handle or not. Preferably before her and her daughter became too attached.
Just when she’s ready to give him her whole heart, her world takes a huge hit, and everything she thought she knew wasn’t as it seemed.
Luke wasn’t a quitter, though. Damn far from it, and he’d prove to her that he’d be there when the dust settled. Whether she wanted him to be or not.
Even though Center Mass by Lani Lynn Vale is the beginning of a new series, there are still glimpses of the characters from her previous series (Freebird, and The Heroes of Dixie Wardens MC). Matter of fact Luke from Center Mass, is the brother to Baylee who we learned about in Lights to My Sirens. I love how all the stories are interconnected.
Ohh-wee!! Where to start with explaining all that I loved about this book?!
Have I mentioned how much I love Lani Lynn Vale’s stories?? No, well I do. I’ve only read four to date (not including this one) and I have loved every last one of them.
Sometimes you run into a series where the books are mostly replicas of book one that you completely become turned off by them and any other books that that author produces, but with Lani Lynn Vale’s stories you receive a clean slate each and every time you open the pages to her stories. Every. Single. Time. That is such a rare and beautiful thing.
Center Mass by Lani Lynn Vale was AMAZING!! The romance was on point, the drama was tasteful and didn’t take away from the major components of the story, and the comedy did not overshadow anything (it magnified it).
There has yet to be a story involving these alpha males that appreciates a strong, independent woman that I haven’t liked or loved. Luke and the men just like him are one of a kind and Oh-So-Yummy!!!