Just Kidding by Lani Lynn Vale

Just Kidding by Lani Lynn Vale

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.

Just Kidding by Lani Lynn Vale
Just Kidding by Lani Lynn Vale
Series: SWAT Generation 2.0 #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense

Let’s do a calendar, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.

Well, they—I.e. Kilgore Police Department’s public relations specialists—were wrong.

Now, every time Dax Tremaine walks around a corner, the women of Kilgore, Texas can’t help calling him Mr. January.

Mr. January, can you fix my flat tire? Mr. January, can you cuff me? Mr. January, can you sign my boob?

It goes from bad to worse when even on a SWAT call, the women won’t stay away.

It was the worst time of her life. Rowen Roberts had finally admitted to herself that the man she loved would never love her back. She was just fired from her job for violating client confidentiality, and to make matters worse, she’s held up at gunpoint in a convenience store where she only wanted some ice cream to help mask the pain.

The moment the gun is pressed to her forehead, she knows she has a decision to make. Follow the rules and maybe possibly live, or go down swinging where at least she can salvage just a little bit of her dignity.

And when Mr. January himself tells her to do what the gunman says, she’s had enough. Rowen has never really been a girl that does what she’s told. Mr. January won’t have to save her. She can dang well save herself.

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Also in this series: Fries Before Guys, Maybe Swearing Will Help, Ask My if I Care, May Contain Wine, Jokes on You, Join the Club, Any Day Now, Say It Ain't So, Offically Over It


Dax and Rowen are both characters we met as children in their parent’s books. I was waiting for Rowen’s story after the tease we got in her sister’s book. She was in love with her sister’s ex which was plain for anyone to see. So I was curious as to how all of that would play out. Especially since Dax ain’t the ex.

A lot happens in the first chapter of this book that sets it all up so well. Dax is certainly the kind of guy that you want on your side. Although being Mr. January has been more than a bit rough on him. Can I also say some of those women are a bit much with their requests? While Rowen is the character that you can easily see yourself as while reading. I love that. A character is perfect in my book if I can see myself in them. Let’s face it we all want to get lost in the lives of the characters we read. Being able to do that makes the book all the more enjoyable.

Once again Lani Lynn Vale has given us characters that do just that. Allow us to lose ourselves in their drama for a while. I enjoyed every minute of the entire book. Let me say I was so surprised over who the real crazy ended up being. Although there are several it could have easily been. Also the event that leads to begin searching for a possible crazy is just WOW! That sounds like something straight out of Lifetime and made me hurt when I read that. I know y’all are all going..What happened? You will have to read it for yourself. I don’t want to spoil anything and telling you the event would do just that. It’s a bit unexpected so it made all the better.

About Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children, and lives in the Great State of Texas.

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  1. Leanne

    January 7, 2020 at 10:20 am

    This sounds really good . Full of drama . I’ll have to add it to my reading list . Thanks for the review .

  2. Jerry Lafferty

    January 7, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Sometimes Im the main character and sometimes not, but I almost always loose myself in the book as I am one with it. It s the only way to read.

  3. Cassandra D

    January 8, 2020 at 1:32 am

    Looks very interesting.

  4. rochelle haynes

    January 8, 2020 at 4:25 am

    sounding good reading to me

  5. Anthony S

    January 8, 2020 at 7:06 am

    Excellent review.

  6. Angelica

    January 8, 2020 at 12:29 pm

    Sounds like a decent story line! Looking forward to reading this and hearing all about Mr. January!

  7. Melissa Storms

    January 13, 2020 at 6:32 pm

    This sounds good. I hadn’t heard of this series before, definitely going to check it out now.

  8. Marisela Zuniga

    January 23, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    This looks like a really good book

  9. Peggy Nunn

    January 25, 2020 at 9:08 am

    I sounds like a good book to read. Thank you for the review.

  10. Ann

    February 16, 2020 at 9:03 pm

    I really enjoyed your review! …I first read the very first part of it all wrong— I thought that the main characters in this book first met as children, when they were (portrayed as) characters in their respective parents’ books. …Very, very different. 🙂

  11. Calvin

    February 26, 2020 at 11:47 am

    Fantastic and playful theme!

  12. heather

    March 3, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    This sounds like a hot book and one I could really get into readying love the cover too.

  13. Darren Scrubb

    March 7, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    A book that should be a treat to read.

  14. Sarah Hayes

    March 14, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    I’m loving Rowen and need to find out what happens next! This sounds like a great book to read.

  15. Mya Murphy

    April 21, 2020 at 2:35 am

    As usual, I absolutely loved your review.. I also love it when I get caught up in the characters and I can picture it, taste it..

  16. bn100

    June 30, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    could be interesting

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