Vodka on the Rocks by Lani Lynn Vale

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Posted July 9, 2019 by Leona Woolfolk in Book Reviews, Books / 0 Comments

Vodka on the Rocks by Lani Lynn ValeVodka on the Rocks by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Uncertain Saints MC #3
Published by Self-Published on July 6, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 298
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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, 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, Jack & Coke, Bad Apple, Rusty Nail

There are rules to life that one just obeys in order in her attempt stay on the right path. For example:
1.You don’t wear dirty panties out of the house. You just never know who’s going to see them.
2. A lady must always have chocolate at the ready—just in case the world as she knows it comes to an end.
3. You don’t egg on a drunk woman who’s pissed off at life.

Why, you ask? Because they start bar fights, that’s why.
Casten Red, the unofficial enforcer of The Uncertain Saints MC, wasn’t necessarily trying to urge her into doing anything illegal, and he definitely wasn’t trying to get her into a fight with a group of men who were all twice her size.
No, he only intended to give her the confidence to stand up for herself, just a little nudge in the right direction. How the hell was he supposed to know she’d go all Chuck Norris on them and put three of them in the hospital with concussions?
He should’ve followed his gut instinct and turned around that first moment he saw her in the bar, but Casten has never liked following the rules. Why the hell would he start now?

With each Lani Lynn Vale story, other than the almost always guaranteed off the wall humor, I don’t know what to expect. Luckily, Vodka on the Rocks by Lani Lynn Vale was no different.

For some reason I want to say that Vodka on the Rocks was a friends to lovers story, but as I think about it, Casten and Tasha had a healthy dislike for one another (which was a smoke screen for their growing attraction). But, again as I am thinking about this, I think it was because Tasha didn’t put up with Casten’s grumpiness, and he didn’t care about her crazy antics or sayings that they eventually became friends and then lovers, hence the friends to lovers trope feeling. I feel that was because of their crazy everything that these two worked so well for me as a couple compared to the couples that have come before them in this series and from other works by Lani Lynn Vale.

Usually a story with characters who have heart wrenching backgrounds rarely impacts; it’s not because I’m heartless I just think it’s because the background and present story doesn’t mesh well, the execution isn’t done to my satisfaction. Shockingly enough (shocking because the one issue that has been reoccurring in a few Lani Lynn Vale stories that I’ve read, circled around my believability of the struggles her characters faced), the background of Tasha and Casten broke my heart and had tears welling in my eyes. In Vodka on the Rocks there was never a time when I didn’t believe and feel everything Casten and Tasha was feeling or had went through, I believed their story 100%.

I wanted to rate Vodka on the Rocks higher than I did, but I just couldn’t get over the resolution portion of the story, it was so predictable. Just when I was getting used to Casten and Tasha being unique and not conforming the tired, old tactics couples in the past have used, they go and be predictable and take a page out of “what should a couple do when there’s a threat’ handbook. This for sure was a let down, but thank goodness it didn’t overshadow my overall opinion of Vodka on the Rocks

Other than the resolution of their main conflict, I’m telling y’all Vodka on the Rocks by Lani Lynn Vale is a definite winner.

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About Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today bestselling author of Contemporary and Romantic Suspense and has a love for all things romance. Lani 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. 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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