DiDi’s Review – Hail No (Hail Raisers Book 1) by Lani Lynn Vale

An amazing start to an exciting romantic suspense series by Lani Lynn Vale!  I was captivated with HAIL NO from the get go and could not put it down! … Evander and Kennedy are a match made for each other and their story is a perfect mix of humor, chemistry and intrigue! ~ DiDi, Guilty Pleasures 


Evander Lennox doesn’t do anything he doesn’t want to do. At least, that is, until he’s sent to prison. The four years he’s incarcerated, he’s had no choice but to do the things that he’s asked to do, when he’s asked to do them. And now, if he doesn’t, it will mean a one-way ticket straight back to hell.


Once he’s free, it takes him twenty-four hours to get his old job back, his dog at home where he belongs, and an understanding that people aren’t as forgiving as he once thought them to be. He’s just about given up hope of ever integrating back into society when a woman slams into his heart, literally and figuratively. 

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Kennedy Swallow just wants to belong somewhere.

When she was younger, her parents divorced, and chose to separate her from her twin. Fast forward fifteen years, and she’s finally getting to meet the family she’s always wanted to be a part of. To make that happen, she uproots her life and moves to the tiny town of Hostel, Texas—giving her almost everything she’s ever wanted.

Just when she thinks she’s making progress in winning her family over, she finds out that her twin is ill, and the only reason her family tolerates her is due to the convenience of having a free caretaker whenever they might be in need of one.

After a few eye-opening experiences, she quickly realizes that she’s being used. Vowing to herself that she’ll make the best of the situation, she begins to steel her heart. What she doesn’t prepare for is a man named Evander who sees that barrier as a challenge.

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It takes Evander all of ten seconds while watching the woman on the floor, bleeding from her jaw, to realize that maybe life isn’t as bad as it could be.

This woman with her thrill for life, a crazy obsession with chickens, and a desire to be wanted, changes everything he thinks he knows.

But it doesn’t take long for him to realize that just by being around her, the people of the town have judged her guilty by association.

Her business suffers, and soon after, she realizes what it will mean to have him by her side—the loss of everything she’s worked so hard for.

Kennedy knows that Evander is worth it. Evander, however, decides that he’s not letting another person get hurt because he was stupid enough to care.


An amazing start to an exciting romantic suspense series by Lani Lynn Vale!  I was captivated with HAIL NO from the get go and could not put it down!
Evander is fresh out of spending four years in jail and trying to reestablish his life in Hostel, TX, he’s finding the town is not willing to forgive or forget, but he is not willing to leave the town he loves. Kennedy is a sweet woman who has been let down and used by her family, she’s never let it tarnish her caring nature, she is quirky and sweet but hasn’t quite fit into her new hometown.  Evander and Kennedy meet for the first time as the result of an accident caused by a kid, from the moment they meet you can tell that there is a connection neither is ready for but proves impossible to ignore.
At first look Evander is a tough-guy alpha with a hardened heart, you begin to see there is some softness to it when it comes to his dog, Gertie, but once he meets Kennedy the big old heart he has comes through!  Kennedy, oh Kennedy, such a sweet, sassy, selfless woman! Evander and Kennedy are a match made for each other and their story is a perfect mix of humor, chemistry and intrigue!
Kennedy and Evander are the type of people with good hearts who always seem to have bad luck and/or are done wrong by people.  Each of them have been through tough times and definitely deserve the love and friendship that the other can offer.  To reach that love they have to survive the pettiness of sanctimonious townsfolk, horrible family members and troublemakers. Along the way readers are introduced to some incredible secondary characters that have Evander and Kennedy’s back, and I look forward to learning more about each of them.



iScream Book Blog – “Hail No = Hell Yes!”

 

Britt Red Hatter Book Blog – “As always, Hail No is an addictive book that will instantly suck you in and leave you unable to step away for even a second.”

 

MJ’s Book Blog and Reviews – “The first book of this new series was amazing, and had me going through all the feels.”



I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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