Series: Hail Raisers #1
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Evander Lennox doesn’t do anything he doesn’t want to do. At least, that is, until he’s sent to prison. The four years he’s incarcerated, he’s had no choice but to do the things that he’s asked to do, when he’s asked to do them. And now, if he doesn’t, it will mean a one-way ticket straight back to hell.
Once he’s free, it takes him twenty-four hours to get his old job back, his dog at home where he belongs, and an understanding that people aren’t as forgiving as he once thought them to be. He’s just about given up hope of ever integrating back into society when a woman slams into his heart, literally and figuratively.
Kennedy Swallow just wants to belong somewhere.
When she was younger, her parents divorced, and chose to separate her from her twin. Fast forward fifteen years, and she’s finally getting to meet the family she’s always wanted to be a part of. To make that happen, she uproots her life and moves to the tiny town of Hostel, Texas—giving her almost everything she’s ever wanted.
Just when she thinks she’s making progress in winning her family over, she finds out that her twin is ill, and the only reason her family tolerates her is due to the convenience of having a free caretaker whenever they might be in need of one.
After a few eye-opening experiences, she quickly realizes that she’s being used. Vowing to herself that she’ll make the best of the situation, she begins to steel her heart. What she doesn’t prepare for is a man named Evander who sees that barrier as a challenge.
It takes Evander all of ten seconds while watching the woman on the floor, bleeding from her jaw, to realize that maybe life isn’t as bad as it could be.
This woman with her thrill for life, a crazy obsession with chickens, and a desire to be wanted, changes everything he thinks he knows.
But it doesn’t take long for him to realize that just by being around her, the people of the town have judged her guilty by association.
Her business suffers, and soon after, she realizes what it will mean to have him by her side—the loss of everything she’s worked so hard for.
Kennedy knows that Evander is worth it. Evander, however, decides that he’s not letting another person get hurt because he was stupid enough to care.
iScream Book Blog - “Hail No = Hell Yes!”
Britt Red Hatter Book Blog - “As always, Hail No is an addictive book that will instantly suck you in and leave you unable to step away for even a second.”
MJ’s Book Blog and Reviews - “The first book of this new series was amazing, and had me going through all the feels.”
As her editor you probably think I am just biased and partial to LLV reads and my review shouldn't count...
Too bad. LOL! I love each of her books for its own ability to tell the perfect story- one that you would want to find yourself a part of personally. This one is no different. Evander and Kennedy's story is one that will have you turning each page faster and faster, waiting for the inevitable HEA... or not. You will have to read it to find out how their story ends but let me just say the path is not easy and the two of them fight hard to overcome the past while still trying to live in the now and plan for a future. It is a fabulous read, one I highly recommend, and as the first book in a new series, I know there are many more adventures to come and I can't wait for them all. 5 Stars- Kellie for Eye Candy Bookstore