Date: April 20, 2021
crush, and then there are the type of feelings that Croft Cruisie evokes from a
everything that any straight woman would want: tall, handsome, charismatic,
muscular, and sweet.
Carmichael thought he was sweet, until he brings another woman to the gym she
owns with her brother, on the night that’s to be their first date, and lets her
know in a quick and painful, non-verbal way that her feelings are not
forward six months, and she’s still trying to move on from the rejection.
help that the jerk moves in next door to her, and that she has to see him
workout shirtless every single day.
How can a
woman get over a silly crush when that silly crush won’t so much as give her
room to breathe?
doesn’t know what happened.
One day he
was supposed to go on a date with the girl that wouldn’t leave his thoughts for
even a second, and the next she’s avoiding him like the plague.
how hard he tries—and admittedly, it isn’t all that hard due to the biggest
case of his career taking over his life—he can’t get her to tell him what he
did wrong. She refuses to give him a second chance.
not until he’s nearly killed in front of the courthouse, that is.
he sees his chance, he pounces. Or, more literally, he limps.
limping is what draws Carmichael in. The Southern charm that was instilled in
him since birth will be what gets her to stay.
thing about plans… they never seem to work out how you expect them to.
This is the third, and sadly, final book in The Southern gentleman series. They are stand alones, but all three are fantastic reads.
I swear, Lani's books make it so hard to find something else to read after I finish one of her books.
This is Croft and Carmichael's story.
I absolutely love their story. Croft was so dense at the beginning of the book. I don't blame Carmichael for ignoring and skipping their date. I would have done the same thing.
The "squeeze it like a watermelon until it pops" scene had me busting up laughing so hard my husband and kids looked at me like I was crazy. This scene also shows just how much of a badass Carmichael is!
This is another awesome read that I couldn't put down! I'm feeling an entire re-read of all Lani's books getting ready to start.
"The path to inner peace begins with four words: not my fuckin' problem."
"So my neighbor with big titties is outside gardening topless today. I just wish his wife would do the same thing."
THE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN SERIES
FIT: The Southern Gentleman Series, Book 1
He is the one
that never looks her way.
handsome and strong.
rough around the edges and mean.
everything she’s ever wanted.
even know she exists.
is a joke.
doesn’t step on cracks in the sidewalk.
at inappropriate times.
when she shouldn’t.
clumsy and trips on air.
finally on his radar.
HAVE MERCY: The Southern Gentleman Series, Book 2
judgment: knowing better yet doing it anyway.
Stone is a professional in every way.
police officer with the K-9 unit and works at Gun Barrel High as the school
resource officer. In his spare time, he’s working his heart out to create a
successful gym from the ground up.
by every single person he ever encounters—student, faculty, and
employees—Everyone but Camryn Elvis Presley.
thing they have in common is their mothers’ poor excuses for names.
So why is
it every time she crosses his path that he has the urge to mess up her
perfectly curled hair? Or unbutton a few of her prim and proper buttons?
he should stay away, yet like the high schoolers he’s around every day, he has
no choice but to react first and think about the consequences later.
note—bad decisions are made, leading to lapses in judgment that threaten both
of their jobs. Yet when the time comes, neither one can seem to find the
wherewithal to care. Why? Because being bad feels so good.
Lani Lynn Vale
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.
not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.