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.
“The youngest Valentine, 5 stars”
Okay, I’m going to jump way to the end and give something away. This is the last Valentine book in the series. Vale straight up says at the end she doesn’t have any intentions of coming back to them but never say never. This is my plea, to Vale to please for the love of all things cowboy come back to this family. I loved the Valentine’s and getting a flash of what their futures are…swoon.
Waylynn is only in Kilgore because she had no where else to go after graduating. Apparently her shiny degree isn’t enough or too much. So she takes up in her fathers spider infested house while trying to figure it out. She knew Darby was from there, what she didn’t expect was to start to see him differently. Is Darby worth making a move on?
Darby is the misunderstood Valentine. Yeah, he used to do some bad stuff as a kid, but its been years. Yet his brothers still treat him like that kid. When he graduates from college his brothers don’t take his news well. Leading him right to Waylynn. He’s known her for a while but he’s finally actually looking at her. Does a guy like him deserve a good woman like her? Only one way to find out.
Plot-5/5 Characters-5/5 Heat-5/5 Writing style-5/5 Overall-5/5
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Meet Lani Lynn Vale:
Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & 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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