Jerk It by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: Madd Crossfit #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Mavis always assumed that she would be in a hospital with the good drugs when her time came. Not in the middle of the road, with no one around but the damn town mechanic that hated her.
But there she was, having a rock star’s baby, with no one to rely on but the one that let it be known around every turn that she was a horrible person.
From the time that she met Murphy and became best friends with him at the age of eight, she knew he was destined for greatness.
But then her grandmother fired Murphy’s mom, forcing them to live on the streets, and making Murphy to realize that maybe they weren’t best friends after all.
Murphy loved Mavis.
At least, he had when he was younger, before she betrayed him.
From that moment forward, Murphy goes out of his way to stay the hell away from her, and always makes sure to never get too close. Even though everything inside of him screams to make contact.
When he moves back to town after being gone for five years, he tries his best to stay away.
But there she is at his CrossFit gym. Then having a baby on the side of the road. Oh, and breaking him a little more with each step she takes away.
Eventually, they find their way back to each other. The only problem is, by the time that Mavis makes her way back into his heart, it breaks. And not in a rhetorical way. In the ‘he only has days to live’ kind of way.
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Okay this was hit home harder than any of Lani Lynn Vale’s other books. I was just diagnosed with heart failure so I can relate to Murphy. My father died from it twenty one years ago as well so I have been through all stages of it. I cried for most of this book on my first read. Then I went back and reread just in case I missed something in my emotional breakdown.
I loved Mavis and Murphy from the first book when we met them. There was so much chemistry between them you could feel it in that one. This one is off the charts with that chemistry and love. There is so much I want to share and say about this book but I don’t want to give anything away. I will say that when Mavis really needs Murphy he is always there. I love the relationship he has with her son, Vlad, as well. That little boy bonded with him the moment he came into the world.
I thought Mavis’ grandmother had turned things around and was a bit nicer in the last book but I was wrong. She is an awful person. Also Vlad’s biological father, I wish some things would have different with him. I was hoping he was the one who…well you have to read it to understand. I had just hoped for a different outcome where he was concerned. Even though we don’t actually meet him other than through other people he is horrible as well.
We did get to meet Haggard (love the name) who will be I. The first book of the new Battle Crows MC series in 2022. I was left wondering if he was related to Bayou and Dixie.