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.
So excited to see where this new series leads!
So excited to see where this new series leads! Taos previously worked as a cop and after a brutal case he mostly retired and moonlights as an author now while also being a silent partner at his friend’s gym. When he must fill in and teach a class, he has no idea how much it will change his life. Fran experienced major trauma when she was brutally attacked and taking this class with her sister is a step into assimilating back into the real world. While both of them find each other familiar, they don’t realize who they are to each other until later on in the book, but they have attraction towards each other they can’t explain. As they get to know each other, unexplained murders start happening in town and Taos is brought in to help find out who the killer is, and it gets personal when he realizes the victims look a lot like Fran. This book had me guessing until the end and I couldn’t get enough! I was on the edge of my seat trying to find out who was behind the murders while also rooting for Fran and Taos and their relationship. I can’t wait to see where LLV takes this series!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
No Rep -another hit for Mrs. Vale
I was skeptical about a book centered around an exercise theme. I really thought this would be one series I could not get into . I am happy to say I was wrong! Lani has written an exciting story for Taos and Fran that includes history from other series. I was happy to see characters I knew from other books. Once again I was reminded why I pre order all of Mrs. Vale’s books. She doesn’t disappoint!
Lani Enjoyed Writing This Story!
And I enjoyed reading and getting to know Fran and Taos. What a super fun couple. Cross Fit might be .. Might be my new favorite series outside the Free Series. Can’t wait to explore that train of thought. Thanks Lani for sharing your worlds with us.