What the Hail by Lani Lynn Vale
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
WHAT THE HAIL is book four in the Hail Raisers series and is a standalone. This is the first book within this series that I read (though not my first from Lani Lynn Vale!) and it does stand by itself but there’s a lot of Hail brothers so maybe I should have started with book one to keep them all straight in my head! And, yes, this story has suspenseful elements but really, I’d call it a romantic comedy because Holy Hail…I was literally laying in bed, Laughing Out Loud while reading it! Baylor is ex-military and a bit standoffish when he first meets Lark but he definitely makes up for that throughout the book with his sweet, yet possessive and warm hearted personality. Some of the things that poor Baylor has to endure had me cracking up and then cringing with sympathy! Then there was Lark, who was trying to build a new life away from her abusive ex-husband. She tried to have a good outlook on life, despite her rocky past and I loved that. Some of her banter and dialogue was just so hilarious (I can’t say enough about the humor in this book). They were a perfect, sexy compliment for each other! The plot isn’t overwhelming with a lot of drama or angst, Ms. Vale did an excellent job of injecting just enough to keep the story moving but making it clear that this is a LOVE story between Lark and Baylor. Their romance saves each of them from a lonely, isolated life. Overall, I’d rate this one 4.5 stars just because I felt there were a few “holes” in the story, a few times where I wanted more explanation. Told from dual POVs with a happy ending. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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Title: What the Hail
Series: Hail Raisers #4
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romance Suspense
Release: December 14, 2017
Model: RJ Ritchie
He’s wanted her since he repossessed her car and made her cry.
Baylor Hail knew two things. One, he hated crying females. Two, it was even worse when he was the one to make that female cry.
He never meant to do anything but his job, but when one thing leads to another, suddenly all he can think about is the broken woman whose car he towed.
She’s wanted him since he patted her back and told her it was okay to cry even though she knew he was lying.
Nothing ever goes right for Lark.
Not when she got married. Not when she tried to leave her abusive husband, and not when she arrived in a new town with a fresh, clean slate.
That clean slate came courtesy of a secret organization that specializes in helping abused women find a way out. They set her up with a whole new life. It just turns out that it happened to be right smack dab in the middle of another woman’s old one.
That woman also happens to be down on her luck, something that Lark learns the hard way when on her first day there, her car is towed by a handsome stranger.
It’s been two years since she’s felt any kind of sexual attraction toward a man, and she reacts badly. We’re talking full-on, hysterical breakdown as he loads her car onto his tow truck while looking at her like she’s lost it.
Maybe being crazy isn’t all that bad.
The next thing she knows, she’s spending time with the sexy stranger and life couldn’t be better—even though she still doesn’t have a car.
She thinks she’s in the clear, that she’s got it all figured out… well, that is until her ex-husband finds her again.
Now the ball is in her sexy stranger’s court as he decides whether or not her kind of crazy is worth getting killed over.
Turns out, for Baylor Hail, maybe it is.
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, 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.