Banner Spurlock knew the moment that he walked into Kilgore High School and saw Perry Street that life was about to get interesting.
Forced to move due to a problem at home, a problem in the form of his ex-best friend hating him for something that Banner’s father did, Banner doesn’t think very much could improve in his life.
He left his status as king of Benton High School behind and moved to a new school where not only would he have to try out for a new football team and prove himself, but he’d also have to find a place for himself in the hierarchy.
Only, the moment that he arrives, he knows that finding a place for himself won’t be too hard. Especially when his reputation follows him all the way to Kilgore, Texas.
Perry Street hates school. She hates her peers—most of them anyway—and she hates her classes. All she wants to do is finish her senior year, graduate, and find a place that will give her a full scholarship so that she doesn’t have to be stuck here forever.
That’s her goal, anyway.
Then she walks into first period, on her first day of her senior year, and sits down. Seconds later, he walks in and changes every single plan she’s ever made.
It isn’t long before Perry starts to fall for the bad boy who doesn’t care who he does and doesn’t impress. The boy makes her heart flutter. The boy makes her want things that she’s never wanted before. Not ever.
The boy brings trouble with him that nearly kills her.
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Review: Somethin' About That Boy
Somethin' About That Boy by Lani Lynn Vale is a standalone contemporary romance set in Lani's world of Kilgore, Texas. Banner Spurlock is the youngest son of Killian red "Trance" Spurlock and Vidalia "Viddy" Sheffield (Kevlar To My Vest) & Perry Street is the feisty, sporty love interest in this story. As with all LLV books I have read to date - the emotions and feelings are practically instant and undeniable between the main characters. We are back at Kilgore High School, the year after the shooting that took place in Ask Me If I Care and centered on students in the same grade as Slone who was a secondary character in that story.
Perry is independent, loyal and is determined to do all she can to excel in the sports she loves. When Banner moves to town there is immediate interest, even though he ends up on the football team and in the social circles of her nemesis, cheerleader Symphony, she can't hide her interest entirely. But when the reason for Banner transferring from Louisiana ends up following (stalking) him all the way to Kilgore it uts perry in his crosshairs as well.
Well-written and well-paced, another wonderful insta-love steamy tale of alpha heroes and the women that can match them step for step. Enjoy!
Wouldn’t really consider this a standalone but loved it nonetheless!
Wouldn’t really consider this a standalone but loved it nonetheless! This book involves Banner, who’s siblings and parents have had their own books within the different series this author has had. After things get really difficult for him after a situation involving his father, he decides to relocate to the town his siblings moved to and start over there. On his first day of school, he meets Perry and is instantly drawn to her. Perry’s not your typical popular athlete – she has a close friend group and is shy while not considering herself popular. But as they get to know each other, the problem that Banner ran away from shows up at his new school and his new town and uses Perry as leverage. I loved this storyline and the character progression for these two, and loved that we got to see them get their HEA years later but also see them maintain a relationship long distance. This book is technically a standalone but because we know the rest of Banner’s family, I felt like it was an extension of their family’s books and had a backstory/understanding of the characters. I always love Lani Lynn Vale’s books and this one was no exception. Can’t wait for the next book!
I voluntarily read and reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Perry and Banner
I loved the connection that Perry and Banner had, the chemistry was amazing.