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Get Bucked by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: The Valentine Boys #4
Darby has always been ‘that’ guy.
The guy that no man, woman, or child wants around their loved one.
See, a long time ago he made some bad decisions. Those bad decisions have haunted him ever since. No matter what he does, people still see him as the town’s screw up. The boy that sold his soul to the Devil.
Years later, he’s turned himself around. Made amends and ultimately turned into a generally good guy. Only, it’s hard to act like a good guy when people still treat you like the old you, and not the new you.
Enter Waylynn Jennings.
Waylynn has watched Darby Valentine from afar for a very long time.
She’s witnessed the changes in him and knows the only reason he’s so mean is to protect the man that lies within. A battered, injured soul that deserves more than what he’s received. Even his own family takes him for granted.
She’s made it her new mission in life to prove to everyone that Darby isn’t the bad guy. That he’s a kind-hearted, sweet soul that’s just looking for a place to fit in.
Only, Darby is fairly sure that Waylynn is out to kill him, not help him. How else do you explain all the fights he’s having to break up on her behalf, or all the times he has to come to her rescue when she’s managed to put her cute little butt right in the middle of something where it shouldn’t be?
There’s obviously only one solution. He has to make her his. Then everyone will know not to mess with her.
Darby Valentine protects what’s his.
No matter what the cost.
I have been waiting for Darby’s story and Lani Lynn Vale did not disappoint. Darby and Waylynn were perfect for one another. Darby knows that he did things in the past that has left his family disappointed in him but he isn’t that guy anymore. In fact his sister and brother in-law have both forgiven him but for some reasons his brothers still see him as that misguided youth. He’s worked hard to be the man he is.
Waylynn on the other hand seems to have it all together yet is having some trouble of her own finding her place in the world. She has a degree but doesn’t seem like she is going to get to use it. In fact, until Darby helps her she’s having trouble finding a job. She’s sees the Darby that no one else does. She knows what he hides beneath his tough exterior. She knows he just needs someone to believe in him.
Together we get an amazing couple who doesn’t have the same struggles the others did. they figure out pretty early what they want and don’t want. She stands up for him and he stands up for her. They were the perfect couple of end this series on. We get to see Darby couple full circle from the punk he was way back when Nico and Georgia got together.