Don’t ever, ever, ever go near that boy. Not unless you want to be a single mother at seventeen. That boy is Bad with a capital B.
The words that my father spoke to me when it came to Trouper Aoki didn’t scare me like they probably should.
In fact, they only made me intrigued all the more.
When it came to Troup, there was just no resisting fate when it came to the two of us.
Even at eighteen, when we went our separate ways with the promise to come back to each other once we were done pursuing our careers, I knew he would always be it for me.
And color me surprised when eight years after making that pact with Trouper, we were once again reunited. Only this time in an undercover FBI investigation—me, the FBI officer, and Troup call sign ‘State’ as a military liaison.
Trouble always finds him. You’d do better to run far, far away.
Truer words had never been spoken.
From the time Troup was a young boy, he’d been in some kind of trouble.
So it only goes to show when he winds up in the FBI investigation with none other than Beckham Spurlock, his high school sweetheart, things are bound to go wrong.
Only, he has no idea how wrong until things go bad. Really, really bad.
All it takes is saving her by hurting another for him to see the wrong side of a jail cell.
To make matters worse, he has to live the next fifteen years in prison knowing that his son will grow up without him. And the woman he loves will likely move on to a man that isn’t so much trouble.
Best book so far
I’ve read all her books and this is my favorite. Loved the characters and could have easily read another 300+ pages of them
Happy endings are the best!
I’m obsessed with this author!!! Her characters, the integrity, and how they all connect are beautiful! Plus she writes about real issues that are rising and are soo relevant today. This love story did not disappoint. It saddened me that the choices that were made destroyed people, desperation makes some do the unthinkable, but those choices are when the real heroes stand out!!!
Beckham and Trouper are soo beautiful and I love the commitment and loyalty they have for one another. Their love held through time and hardships. Where most would have found comfort in others, these two protected their love.
OMG THIS BOOK!
OMG THIS BOOK! This storyline might be one of my favorites from Lani Lynn Vale, and I would know because I’ve read them all! Beckham and Trouper meet in high school where he’s the new guy moving in for his senior year and ends up befriending her, much to her father’s dismay. Determined to keep them apart, Beckham’s father does everything he can to do so, but Beckham’s smart and continues her friendship with Trouper in secret anyways. After graduation, they continue to keep in touch and grow their feelings towards each other, but never have time to see each other, until they end up working a case together almost a decade later. Sadly, this case is the one that breaks them apart when the unbelievable happens to Beckham and when they find out who’s behind it, Trouper goes crazy. Once everything goes down and Trouper is in prison, Beckham continues to keep him secret but does everything she can for him, including manipulating the warden, until Trouper is randomly moved – but it changes their lives forever. Working with the “fake” MC and pardoned for his crime, Beckham and Trouper both go into business with Lynn and they also get to solve Beckham’s original case that broke them in the first place. What a crazy, wild ride for this couple but also the suspense of that original case! Things were definitely not what the originally seemed and I was thrown with the knowledge of that. I cannot wait for the next installment in this series to get to know the guys that Lynn pardoned and why.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.