Series: Kilgore Fire #1
Published by Self-Published on April 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, Jack & Coke, Vodka on the Rocks, Bad Apple, Charlie Foxtrot, Oxygen Deprived, Kill Shot, Controlled Burn, Flash Point , Coup De Grace
Also in this series: Put Out, Oxygen Deprived, Controlled Burn, Flash Point
Taima, a.k.a. Tai, is the last person people come to for help. He’s the fuck up…the bad boy…the guy that only looks out for himself.
Which couldn’t be further from the truth.
He’s fought hard to become the man he is today. He’s a hero in the public’s eye. A firefighter that the young all the way to the old turn to for help at the lowest point in their lives.
What people don’t know, though, is that he’s no hero. He’s the reason his sister is dead, and he’ll spend the rest of his life trying to right that wrong.
Then one split second decision has him coming face to face with Mia Darling. The woman changes his life, making him reevaluate everything he thought he had figured out, and showing him the tenderness he never knew he needed.
Just like always, though, his luck runs out.
When the smoke settles, Mia’s gone, and Tai realizes there’s no way he can live the rest of his life without her. He’ll show her just how hard a bad boy will fight to get his woman back, and he’s not opposed to fighting dirty.
Yes! Yes! Yes! Shock Advised by Lani Lynn Vale was everything I love about a Lani Lynn Vale story! Yes!
Starting off, and at the moment of the purchase of Shock Advised, I kept searching my mind for who Tai, the hero, was. Don’t judge me! It’s very hard, sometimes, in keeping up with the alpha males in Lani Lynn Vale’s interconnecting series. My assumption was that Tai was Jack’s (Freebird series), or Jackopa’s, brother who was introduced to us when Jack’s best friend was murdered in a house fire. In that first scene with Tai and Jack, or maybe it was between Tai and Winter, I knew I was right and you bets believe I did a victory dance!
Shock Advised was everything I’d hope it’d be. The chemistry between Tai and Mia was so real and so right that I found myself anticipating their next conversation, interaction, or conflict that they’ll have to overcome together. I can’t single out the one element that made Tai and Mia so compatible. It could be that even in their messed-upness there were no excuses made, instead they accepted the shortcomings of the other and chose to take their relationship one step at a time. Some many situations Tai and Mia found themselves in that you always wanted to read about in a romance, that you knew would bring that splash of reality to the story that could reflect real life happened in Shock Advised! Just think on it for a minute. One in particular was done in a way that I couldn’t help but laugh so freaking hard and at the same time cringe at because the situation was so awkward.
Instead of the insta-attraction or insta-love trope being used to rope the readers into the beginning of Shock Advised, Lani Lynn Vale warms our hearts with the sweet innocence of a precious baby boy who brightens the day of all those who happen upon his presence and then Lani Lynn Vale oh-so-sweetly and as gently as possible breaks our hearts. Other than Adam’s death/funeral from Jack’s book I never cried real tears in any of the series by this author, but the struggle that Mia went through for her baby boy had my face leaking something fierce. My goodness!
Shock Advised by Lani Lynn Vale was better than I expected and oh-so-entertaining. I can’t wait for Mia’s best friend’s story (I hope it’s not a love triangle since I really like her with Bowe) or even Fatbaby’s story…fingers crossed.