I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
If You Say So by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: KPD Motorcycle Patrol #6
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III and Francesca Leandra Solomon were meant to be. They were so in love that everybody prayed for what they had.
Everything was glorious. They would get married, have children and live a perfect life. She would be a doctor in the emergency room once she finished her doctorate, and he would be a badass Navy SEAL and save people for a living.
But then Luca is deployed across the world, and per military regulations, Frankie isn’t allowed to follow.
They’ve overcome a lot in their short relationship, and they can overcome this, too. Two years was a piece of cake. She’d finish her schooling and wait for him. And when he finally returned home, they would marry.
But two months into Luca’s deployment, the unthinkable happens, and Frankie is left alone and heartbroken, knowing that she’ll have to face the rest of life without Luca at her side.
Fast forward two years, and Frankie is exactly where her fiancé’s father left her, in a pit of despair that she has no hope of ever finding her way out of.
She lives life one second at a time, depressed and alone, hoping tomorrow won’t hurt like today.
She finds a job, moves, and hopes that the nightmares won’t swallow her whole.
But just as she thinks that she’s getting better, one of her nightmares walks through the doors of her ER, and that nightmare has a name.
Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III. In the flesh.
Also healthy and whole, and definitely no longer missing.
Sadly, it only takes her a half a second to realize that the man that left her isn’t the same man that returned.
The old one wanted her. The new one? Well, he’s definitely not interested anymore.
I knew this book was going to get to me. I mean just rad that blurb and you will know that this book is going to be filled with emotion. I loved Frankie when we first met her back in Cora and Coke’s book. She was just a girl that captures you heart. Then add in that she was with Luca, who is Cora’s brother as well as Gabe and Ember’s son (two of my favorites) and you have the perfect union. One where poor Luca is missing for two years.
If you read Sinners are Winners, the previous book in this series, then you got a little peek at what may have happened to Luca. While I don’t want to spoil any of that I have to say that these two go through something that changes them on almost every level. It is so hard to say all the things I want to say about these two without giving anything away. I have to say that is when you know a book is good. From page one to the final page I was captivated. I laughed, cried, and was so happy for this couple.
My heart went out to Luca and his fellow Navy SEALS for the things they went through. His friend Malachai was interesting and the woman who thought he was super hot at the end will hopefully be a new story somewhere in the future. I want to know more about all of them. There was not a single moment in this book that was not great. This is one of Lani Lynn Vale’s books that will just reach into your chest and grab your heart.