Monday, March 7, 2016

Amy's 5 star ARC Review of Whiskey Neat by Lani Lynn Vale

Griffin Storm wasn’t prone to violence, but when someone takes what Griffin holds dear, the world as he knows it is gone. 

Retaliation, revenge and rage fuels him. His MC, The Uncertain Saint’s, do their best to offer support, but Griffin is beyond redemption. He’ll do what he has to do. Kill who he has to kill. 

He doesn’t care if that means he dies. If it gets him what he wants, then it’s worth it. 

He fakes it all until the night he walks into a sex shop for batteries and lays eyes on a woman that will change his life. 

Lenore makes him think past tomorrow. Makes him want to see just what the future might bring. 

But his life’s a dangerous one built around pain and deception, and not for the faint of heart. 

He won’t give up the past, not until he’s done what he promised to do. 

And if that means she’s not there when the dust settles, he’ll risk it. 

Lenore, though, won’t give up on him. She’ll fix him, whether he wants her to or not.

Whiskey Neat
Lani Lynn Vale
5 stars

Okey Dokey – lets talk about the cover first – anyone? Thoughts? I have numerous things running through my head but Im not sure they are something that need to be put on paper. The ones that can be put on paper are the ones that you have when you turn the last page and then revisit the cover. And yes, the cover says it all …. It tells a story right there of a shattered man named Griffin Storm. 

Griffin has lost the one thing that meant the most to him. Tragedy took him into hell; into depths so deep its possible he may never find his way out – he doesn’t even want to. His brothers were trying their best to keep him straight. His ex disgusted him. Griffin would find out who took his light and he would make them pay. The brothers who stood beside him; The Uncertain Saints; they would help him. All of them had a story of grief that brought them together; Mig, Pee, Casten, Ridley and Wolf. (We meet Wolf in the KPD Swat series)Together they would help each other find some balance of peace through redemption and revenge. Being a Texas Ranger would not stop him from crossing lines to find out who was responsible for his greatest loss. 

Lenore is running about life trying to soak it all in. Running her sex shop and finding all she needed in her dog Doogan she had come out on top. Lenore had never seen such a man before – the man standing before her in her shop asking for batteries was something sent from heaven. Mysterious and exquisite in every way she wanted to know more. But the man turned and walked away … now she had run into him again, two days later, and what she saw she knew he had a story. She should be terrified … but instead she finds herself handing him her keys and allowing him to escort she and Doogan home. 

And we are off and running friends! -- This is a bruised and batter your heart story friends. I have never felt such anguish for a character. Griffin is a emotional train wreck; rightly so but the way Lani lets us into his head torments you. Griffin and Lenore have some extremely large obstacles to face and the moment you think they have made it over the bulge, the mountain crumbles once again leaving them under the rubble. Griffin claws his way through the men who are trying to bring havoc to his town and in stopping them he may just find forgiveness of himself through Lenore. 

There are numerous secondary characters that I need to know about. The introductions include Peek, the President of The Uncertain Saints; Wolf who we met in the KPD series, and Mig who is half Russian and retired from flying Migs in the Navy, Ridley who was a Sheriff’s Deputy for Harrison County (his story his going to be a gut wrencher), and Casten. I want each of their story …. I wont take no for an answer either Lani! 

Im telling you we are in for one heck of a series. The greatest thing as well is Lani still is giving us the random thoughts at the beginning of each chapter which you all know I LOVE and second we are gifted the knowledge of upcoming books. Yes … look at the next new series coming to us .. Kilgore Fire … HECK YES! BOOM! I cannot wait as at least I know in April and May my heart will be happy – nose in a book all satisfied once again by the lovely Lani Lynn. 

Thank you Lani for the ARC! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE ….. 

Review to post to Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets. 

Up next: 
Kilgore Fire -- Shock Advised (4-6-16)

Jack and Coke – (05-06-16) – The Uncertain Saints

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