Taos was tired.
Tired of everything that came with living. Not to the point where he was suicidal or anything, but tired enough that he just didn’t give a crap anymore.
He’d seen all the ugliness this world had to offer due to his job as a police officer for way too many damn years of his less than stellar life. After finding a way to sustain his spending habits that didn’t include having criminals point guns at his face, he quits without a backward glance.
Only, he just can’t step away from old habits.
Old habits that have to do with a beautiful young woman that makes his heart feel like it isn’t nearly as broken as it is.
Fran has experienced more than her fair share of crap. After an attack that nearly took her life, she stays hidden in her house, fearful that stepping out of her comfort zone will be the final nail in her coffin.
Then her sister forces her to face her fears, and she joins Madd CrossFit.
There, she meets the man that saved her life a year ago, and realizes rather quickly that he doesn’t even realize who he is to her.
He’s everything she ever thought a man should be and wants nothing to do with her.
Maybe she’ll have to give him a reason to look her way.
And damned if she doesn’t find a way to do it.
She didn’t plan on nearly getting killed for that to happen, though.
A refreshingly great read. Just what I needed and this author does not disappoint. The characters are fantastic and the story unfolds with great pace and sexy hot bits for extra heat. There were so many great parts its hard to choose… Taos is a busy boy! Ex-cop, Ex serial killer hunter, silent gym partner turned book author. Meets a firecracker in Fran. Honestly their story is so entertaining~ there is a serial killer on the loose and past hurdles for both. But Grandma Pope well she had me laughing out loud! It is definitely a book to take on vacation! Preordered the next and cannot wait for Murphy and Mavis!
Fantastic start to a new series
No Rep is book #1 in Lani Lynn Vale’s new Madd CrossFit Series. The book features Taos Brady and Fran Pope. Taos is a CrossFit gym owner, mystery author and ex-cop. Fran is a tough, resilient, strong quirky woman recovering from a horrific attack. Fran has become a bit of a recluse since her attack, preferring the safety of her home to going out in the world. Her sister trying to help her regain her life convinces her to get out and try a CrossFit class. What she doesn’t expect to find is this intense attraction to the instructor, Taos Brady who is also the man that saved her from her attack. Their attraction and chemistry burned off the pages, and although a bit of a slow burn all the build up and mystery surrounding them made this story impossible to put down from beginning to end. I love the dynamics of these characters and the development of their relationship/romance. Taos built Fran up in his love and protectiveness and Fran was the woman he never knew he needed in his life. This was a fantastic start to the series! I love how LLV laid the ground work for the next two books in the series and cannot wait to read them next.