Tuesday, August 19, 2014

TEXAS TORNADO by Lani Lynn Vale!!!!!!

Texas Tornado
Freebirds #5
by Lani Lynn Vale
Expected publication: August 1st 2014
Genre: Contemporary MC Romance

James had plans for his life. Then they were derailed by the surprise arrival of his daughter. His life revolved around her. Then she arrived with her beautiful brown hair that was made to wrap around his wrist, a butt that was to die for in a tight pair of jeans. Nevertheless, he didn’t need any more drama in his life. His ex-girlfriend was stirring enough of that up for ten women. Yet, there was something about her that soothed the soul.

Shiloh’s made it her life’s mission to protect the innocent children she can from the big, bad, scary things that lurk in the darkness. She has an inane curiosity for life and craves knowledge. Which is why when she starts poking around in her father’s business, she inadvertently starts something in to motion that threatens her very existence. Her father, the one man that was always supposed to be there for her, drops her off with a brother she never knew she had and leaves. Making her question the father she obviously never really knew at all. Then she meets him, and she doesn’t think her life’s so bad after all. The sexy biker turned SWAT officer sets her nerve cells to igniting, and she relishes in every single second of it.

He knew life could change in an instant. One soul crushing instant.When he’s presented with the aspect of losing Shiloh before he’s ever even had her, he decides it’s time to grip life by the handlebars and ride it like he stole it. Then that threat not only touches his woman, but his daughter. And there’s no power on God’s green earth that can protect them from a father’s wrath.

Wow. I think I'm speechless. 

I've never read a Lani Lynn Vale book before. And shame on me for that! I fully intended to start with book 1 and work my way up to this one....but, I didn't. And I regret that. Not because I felt lost or like this wasn't a standalone, because it was fine reading this on it's own, but I regret not starting at the beginning because of how much I enjoyed this. 

I really wasn't sure what to expect. A friend recommended this to me and aside from her saying the book was great and the word bikers being in there somewhere, I had no expectations. I was nervous when I started this because I've read some pretty bad biker books. So when I start a new to me author of a biker book I'm always biting my nails. 

But I was hooked from page one. I found the characters to be engaging and funny and just downright entertaining! 

This book was drama filled and action packed from page one. There was never a dull moment! And the author did a great job of tying up all the threads that were woven throughout this story. There were many times that I wondered how everything was connected and everything was wrapped up. 

As I've been working on this review, I've been sitting here trying to figure out how to talk about the characters and story but...I can't. If I did, I'd be giving things away and honestly, it doesn't need to be spoiled. I will say that I loved James. He was alpha and everything you'd love in a biker but above all that, he wanted Shiloh and was only into Shiloh. There was never a time when he cheated or even thought of it. He was committed to her. He was also a great guy. He was tough when he needed to be (which was pretty much always) and did what needed to be done. But he was also a guy that would go out of his way for someone in need. And I really liked Shiloh. She was strong and protective of her loved ones and she knew how to take care of her self. 

I would definitely say that Lani Lynn Vale is a must read author and I can't wait to go back and read the rest of the series as well as future books from the author!

Freebirds Series:

Lani Lynn Vale is a married mother of three living in the greatest state in the world, Texas. She is currently a student pursuing her bachelor’s degree in nursing. When she’s not cooking, cleaning, wiping dirty faces free of permanent marker stains, going to school, or running errands, you can find her at her computer lost in her fictional character’s world.

Tour-Wide Giveaway Information:

  • (2) Winners will receive a signed copy of the fourth book in the Freebirds series, LAST DAY OF MY LIFE – US Only please.
  • (4) Winners will receive an eBook of the fifth book in the Freebirds series, TEXAS TORNADO – Open INTL