Series: Uncertain Saints MC #2
Published by Self-Published on May 6, 2016
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, Bang Switch, Vodka on the Rocks, Bad Apple, Shock Advised, Charlie Foxtrot, Oxygen Deprived, Kill Shot, Controlled Burn, Flash Point , Coup De Grace, Rusty Nail, Execution Style, Counter to My Intelligence
Also in this series: Whiskey Neat, Vodka on the Rocks, Bad Apple, Rusty Nail
Mig’s wife is a bitch.
How else do you describe a woman that lies, cheats and steals to get what she wants?
That’s exactly what happens when she traps him into a marriage he wants nothing to do with, saddling him with a kid that he knows doesn’t deserve to be in a world like his.
He’s doing a pretty bang-up job at ignoring everything but his responsibilities as a DEA officer and a member of The Uncertain Saints MC.
Then his neighbor knocks on his door, and everything he thought he knew is blown out the window.
Annie teaches Mig that not every woman is out to get him.
Her love for Mig stretches past what’s appropriate for two friends, and Annie soon straddles that invisible boundary between appropriate and inappropriate.
Annie’s not a cheater, though.
When she tries to say goodbye, Mig won’t let her leave, and soon the tiny town of Uncertain blows up with the news of Annie and Mig’s innocent friendship.
Matters of the heart are foreign to Mig, and it takes Annie being gutted for him to see the wrong he’s done.
He waits too long, though, and Annie’s heart is broken.
She wants it all, or she wants nothing. She can’t take anymore half-hearted attempts at being just friends.
The heart wants what it wants, and it doesn’t take long for Mig to realize that.
But just when Mig finally has it all in the palm of his hand, his life is ripped to shreds by a new player in the game, and it takes all of Annie’s love and devotion, as well as help from the men of The Uncertain Saint’s MC, to put Mig back together again.
Everything about Jack & Coke by Lani Lynn Vale kept yelling at me, “You shouldn’t like this!” From the borderline affair chomping at the bit to take place between Annie and Mig, to the irritating noble and responsible man Mig had to be towards a woman that trapped him into marriage, to the secrets kept throughout Jack & Coke‘s pages I shouldn’t have liked this book, but I couldn’t put it down. Dish water became cold, sleep became nonexistent, and getting out of my pajamas wasn’t even a thought in my mind, I was captivated.
The borderline affair between Mig – who was married – and Annie – Mig’s next door neighbor, and Mig’s irritating sense of nobility in staying married to his *%$#@ of a wife should’ve all been reasons why Jack & Cole shouldn’t be a much loved story, but slip right in there it did.
While Mig’s character was pleasant and entertaining enough I think it was Annie’s character that stole the show and had me anxious to keep turning the page to see what would happen next, or what crazy thing she would say or do next. Her off the wall humor and devotion to Mig, even when it wasn’t guaranteed she’d ever get him in the end, had me glued to Jack & Coke‘s pages until the book ended and I wanted to cry a little.
There’s no cheating, not even a kiss between Annie and Mig until he’s officially free – in a sense – from Jennifer (the ex-wife), but with Jennifer being pregnant (wait until you hear how she became pregnant) things are still an uphill battle for Mig and Annie to have their happy ever after.
On top of Jennifer being the whinny, clingy, and narcissist ex-wife and incubator, Mig and Annie are battling drug dealers, clingy ex-husbands, and Mig’s rocky and unconventional past with his Russian billionaire father.
Jack & Coke by Lani Lynn Vale is a must read for fans of romantic suspense with a whole lot of competent humor mixed in, and a romance that’s so real and raw that you can’t help but relate to the characters and their struggles. Highly entertaining.