Title: Hail Mary
Series: Hail Raisers #6
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romance Suspense
Release Date: February 9, 2018
Mary Persephone Hail Mary—well-wished-for child. Persephone—destruction. Hail—well that speaks for itself. Her name is painful to think about. Mary, his newfound daughter, isn’t a wished-for child. Persephone, though? Yeah, destruction is a fitting description. And Hail? Yeah, that’s just the final f-you. The moment that her mother drops her off on his doorstep, Dante’s hell becomes complete. Or so he thinks. What can make life worse after losing one’s wife and kids, you ask? Here’s what: being given a baby that depends on him for her survival. Finding out that the baby’s mother is dying of brain cancer, and has a husband that he never knew about. A husband that Dante knows in the marrow of his bones is trying to kill her just as surely as the cancer eating her brain. Dante’s a bad person. He’s done some not so nice things, and now he’s being punished for his misdeeds. Karma is finally catching up to him. This child that he’s been stuck with is of his flesh and bone. This child is his salvation. This child is the final nail in the coffin of his wife and daughters’ too short lives. He doesn’t want this child. But this child will save him whether he wants her to or not. With the help of a friend—yes, a woman friend—Dante finds his way back to life. But what he finds when he gets back isn’t the same life that he left behind. Turns out, he has to start living a new one. One where he's suddenly having feelings for a friend that helped him get through some tough times, and loving a daughter that won’t let him quit.
Finally! Finally, we get Dante’s story!
Make sure that you have some tissues. You WILL need them. I did.
Even though this is a standalone, this is book number six in the series. I do suggest you read the other books. You’ll get the build up for this book and you’ll see just how far Dante fell because of the loss of his wife, Lily, and his two little girls.
If it wasn’t for Mary, Dante wouldn’t be back. Who would have thought that this beautiful, special little girl could, and would, save him.
My heart has been broken for Dante since I learned what happened to his family in one of the previous series.
Marianne was brave. She was free because of Free. But she went back to try to get justice for her angel boy. She wasn’t going to be around long. She gave her daughter to Dante to keep her safe. Dante is her dad. A one night stand, filled with regret. But ended up saving him.
Cobie was Marianne’s best friend. Dante promised ot look after her. She has her own struggles and life changing decisions. She helped pull Dante back.
Drake is a giant douche nozzle. When he bragged about all he has done, I wanted to kill him myself! I would have strangled him!
This is a fantastic read! But there’s never any doubt when I get a new Lani book. I know I’ll love it, they just pull you right in and don’t let you out.
A must read!
“Stupid people are like glow sticks, I want to bend them in half until they break, and then shake the shit out of them until their light turns on.” -Dante’s secret thoughts
Rafe’s book is set up perfectly and now I’m anxious to get my greedy little hands on it! Not sure I can wait until next month for it!!
“How do I articulate how amazing this story is?” - Cali Gals
“Thanks Lani for a couple so beautifully broken that it makes me want to wrapped them up and never let go.” - One Last Page Book Blog
“Another amazing read from Lani Lynn Vale. Again.” - Books After Fifty…
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 8, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.