Sometimes people come into a person’s life and make their heart skip a beat.
Those people are called cops.
Well, one cop in particular.
A SWAT officer for the Kilgore Police Department, to be specific.
The first time Avery Flynn saw Derek Roberts, she was photographing him for the first annual Kilgore Police Department SWAT calendar. He was leaned back in his squad car, shirtless, and giving her a smile that was completely between them. A smile that hinted at what he wanted to do to her later.
When she scrounges up the courage to ask him out after the photoshoot, he laughs in her face.
Well, screw you, too, Mr. February.
Derek Roberts never really paid attention to the photographer.
She was a mousy girl who dressed like a twelve-year-old girl. Her tight leggings, extra baggy Star Trek t-shirt denoting her a Klingon captain, and her surprisingly clean Chucks didn’t leave much of an impression.
Now, the outfit that she was in weeks after he rebuffed her? Yeah, now that caught his attention.
Too bad that happens when he’s trying to save her from what’s sure to be death thanks to an unhinged native Texan who’s convinced she was the reason he lost his last chance at a million dollars.
When he tries to save her, she tells him she’d rather take a cattle prod to the forehead than go anywhere with him.
So excited to finally get Avery’s story!
So excited to finally get Avery’s story! My heart continued to break for Avery as the storyline went on and I couldn’t help but be on her side. After losing both of her parents and trying to finish school all while dealing with bullying and keeping her life afloat, rejection from her crush Derek is the cherry on top. As things continue to spiral for her, Derek starts to look at her more as a woman rather than a kid, even though she’s still in high school after taking time off after the death of one of her parents. Throwing in some crazy family secrets that I personally wish there was a little more information on, this book was overall a wild ride and I’m so happy these two ended up together and Avery got some happiness after all the struggles she experienced. Overall I am loving this new sub-series and seeing all the previous characters children pair up whether with another character’s kid or someone unrelated to the books. Can’t get enough of Lani Lynn Vale and I doubt that will ever change! Can’t wait for the next installment!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
It’s a good book.
Love Avery & Derek
OMG! I love this book! My heart broke for Avery and all she had to go thru; and Derek is awesome, just like his dad. I can’t believe all she had to endure, yet she stood up to it all. I love the family dynamics, both blood family and law enforcement family. Lani Lynn Vale has an amazing talent to tell a story that pulls you in, where you start the book, are completely engrossed and suddenly it over.